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Is It Normal To Be Wet While Pregnant
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
Yes: Feeling fatigued during pregnancy is common, especially in the 1st and 3rd trimesters. Although many women have more energy mid-pregnancy that is not always the case. Before accepting constant fatigue as normal, you should discuss with your caregiver and make sure medical conditions such as anemia, thyroid disease, and diabetes have been ruled out and that you are eating and sleeping optimally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Yes, urinating more frequently during pregnancy is normal. Increased cardiac output, circulating blood volume, and glomerular filtration rate affect the amount of urine produced. As your baby grows, pressure on your bladder may promote the sensation to urinate when your bladder is not completely full because of the mass effect from your uterus. If any other sx's occur, get checked for a uti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Fatigue can be one of the early signs of pregnancy. However, persistent or profound "tiredness" or drowsiness can suggest other conditions like anemia, sleep deprivation, etc. Women with constant fatigue should keep a sleep and wake diary, noting their activity, quality of sleep, what they ate, etc. And show it to OB providers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast leaking milk during pregnancy. When is it considered normal for this to happen and when is it something to worry about? Should i squeeze it out
Lactogenesis: Milk production occurs during two stages during pregnancy. Stage I happens during the second haft of pregnancy and produce small amount of milk. Stage II happens after delivery marked by onset of copious milk production. Some women may have milk secretion during stage I. No need to squeeze it out. Hope it will help. Thanks and take care. ...Read more
Not normally: If you are in a completely uncomplicated pregnancy and have been used to that level of activity prior to pregnancy, it should not cause any problems with the pregnancy. Later in the pregnancy, this can lead to increased leg and back pain with increased weight and increased lumbar lordosis, but should still be safe in an uncomplicated pregnancy. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is safe to have sex throughout pregnancy unless you have been diagnosed with certain complications of pregnancy. Placenta previa or preterm labor would be examples where your doctor would tell you to avoid intercourse. This question has been asked many times here so you can read the other answers for more information also. ...Read more
Is it true that women may be more fertile after a d&c due to miscarriage? If so, why is that and when is it safe to try to conceive again?
No; wait 3months min: There is no reason for increased fertility after a d&c. Fertility is related to ovulation and hormonal milieu, not the procedure. There is no scientific data on when one can get pregnant but we usually recommend waiting at least 3-6 months for 3 reasons: 1. To allow for normal menstruation 2. To allow for mental readiness of the mother after a loss 3. Physical readiness (anemia correction). ...Read more
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