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Is it bad to shave the hairs off your belly if you are pregnant?

Is it bad to shave the hairs off your belly if you are pregnant?

Ok to do: Cutting or shaving hairs anywhere on the body is ok (as along as one does not create a skin infection by shaving too closely or getting too many ingrown hairs). Since the portion of the hair that is outside of the hair follicle is not alive, one's body does not know the hair has been cut (so cutting hair does not affect the pregnancy or anything else inside the body). ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant, my belly tightens up and my baby is head down already. I've been having bad back pains?

I'm 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant, my belly tightens up and my baby is head down already. I've been having bad back pains?

Uterus practice runs: And your question is? Your uterus is simply having some preliminary practice runs getting ready for the big day which could happen any time after the next 2-3 weeks. Baby's head down is good at this point.

"Good luck. We're all counting on you"--- do you remember whose quote that was and from what comedy movie of 1980? ...Read more

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Is it safe to bleach my belly hair during pregnancy?

Is it safe to bleach my belly hair during pregnancy?

Sure: It is generally thought that using topical agents on the skin is safer than using medications by mouth. I would say that avoidance of ALL non-necessary treatments in the first trimester is a great idea. After that, then skin beautification would be ok. Just remember, the skin has pores and those things that you put on the skin can be absorbed in small amounts into the blood stream. ...Read more

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Had an ingrown hair perhaps on my pregnant belly + scratched my belly gently. Worried I could hurt baby with the pressure of scratching? I was gentle.

Had an ingrown hair perhaps on my pregnant belly + scratched my belly gently. Worried I could hurt baby with the pressure of scratching? I was gentle.

No worry: Scratching your pregnant belly definitely won't hurt your baby. The baby is nicely insulated in the uterus and you would have to hit it pretty hard to hurt it. Your concern tells me what a good mom you are going to be. This is a lucky child. ...Read more

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12wks pregnant. I was bending over to wash my hair and developed a lump in my right upper abdomen by the rib. I stood up straight it went away.

12wks pregnant. I was bending over to wash my hair and developed a lump in my right upper abdomen by the rib. I stood up straight it went away.

Weak muscle: It is possible that the tone of your abdominal muscles is low and leaning over there was protrusion of the abdominal contents that caused the lump which disappeared when you stood up. Get 8 hours of sleep, eat 6 healthy meals a day to keep blood sugar stable, breathe and relax and visualize positive experiences vividly, and move through the day like pretend skipping rope to improve tone. ...Read more

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Long thick pieces of hair growth from rough patch on chin/edge of belly button. 24yo female. Not pregnant/sexually active. Areas itch, but are cleaned?

Long thick pieces of hair growth from rough patch on chin/edge of belly button. 24yo female. Not pregnant/sexually active. Areas itch, but are cleaned?

Excess hair growth: The normal amount of body hair for women varies. Most of the time, a woman only has fine hair, or peach fuzz, above the lips and on the chin, chest, abdomen, or back. If you have coarse, dark hairs in these areas, the condition is called hirsutism. See your doctor, excess hair growth on chin, belly could be altered hormones. And condition like Polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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I used a cream hair removal, Nair, on my belly. I'm 34 weeks pregnant. Is my baby ok?

I used a cream hair removal, Nair, on my belly. I'm 34 weeks pregnant. Is my baby ok?

Yes: This will not penetrate the skin layers and none will get to your developing baby. Hopefully you are getting the effect you desire with the hair removal. ...Read more

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I'm 22 weeks pregnant and I have pain in the lower part of my belly button by the pubic hair my bone feels swore is this normal?

I'm 22 weeks pregnant and I have pain in the lower part of my belly button by the pubic hair my bone feels swore is this normal?

Symphysis parting: The point in your pelvis where the pubic bones come together in front called the symphysis has a small cartilage between the two bones that separates slightly late in pregnancy to allow the fetus to descend. It sometimes causes soreness when the head of the baby lies one it. Check with your OB md to be certain. ...Read more

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If your pregnant will a piece of your babys hair stick out on top of your stomach?

If your pregnant will a piece of your babys hair stick out on top of your stomach?

No,: The baby is inside the gestational sac inside the uterus inside your pelvic cavity. The first time you see your baby's hair will be at birth. ...Read more

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Am 30weeks pregnant today & I feel like my baby belly has drop & my OB told me baby is head down. How do you know if your belly has drop? Did it?

You would know!: You are the owner of that "baby belly" and look at it everyday. If it seems to have dropped in your estimation the your OB MD can confirm or not by exam. ...Read more

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Safe hair removal for stomach while pregnant?

Safe hair removal for stomach while pregnant?

Hair removal: Shaving is the safest. It is best to avoid laser hair removal and chemical hair removal during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will applying ice to the top of a pregnant belly harm the baby's head if they're breech?

Will applying ice to the top of a pregnant belly harm the baby's head if they're breech?

No: You have multiple skin layers and a layer of fluid that insulate the baby. Their body temperature is maintained at your core temperature 24/7 by the placental blood flow and insulation, no matter what you put on your belly. ...Read more

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I am 18 days to my pregnancy do date can I use castrol oil to induce my labor at this stage? The baby is head down n in my abdomen n im efaced at 40%

I am 18 days to my pregnancy do date can I use castrol oil to induce my labor at this stage? The baby is head down n in my abdomen n im efaced at 40%

When you are ready: Castor oil does not induce labor. It causes a rapid release of stool in your GI tract. If your body is not ready to go in to labor this rapid release of stool will in no way stimulate you to start labor. ...Read more

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