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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Am 19 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use hair removal cream to remove the hair around my belly button. Kindly advice. Thanks!
Thyroid peroxades 600, normal TSH and T4 free for over a year same resuls following pregnancy, severe upper right abdomen pain hair falling out?
Hi I'm 19th week pregnant. Today I notice some hairs in my belly button. I take out few but im worried that if I pulled out all the baby is hurt.
No: Don't worry about your baby. There is no communication between your belly button and the uterus where the fetus resides. ...Read more
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
I'm 39.5 weeks pregnant and baby is measuring 39w for belly but only 36w for head. Should I be concerned?
No: This is not a large discrepancy and well within error limits for these measurements. ...Read more
Many things: You can shave or wax or even do laser hair removal. ...Read more
Not if it is: Not infected.Get a more detailed answer ›
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%
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