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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Is it normal to have your hands be shakey during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have your hands be shakey during pregnancy?

Very uncommon: It is not common for your hands to be "shaky" during pregnancy. If you are having tremors see your ob-gyn for further work up. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have swelling in left hand during pregnancy?

No: Usually in pregnancy both hands swell and not just one side. Talk to your OB MD about this problem, and he/she may search for a cause. ...Read more

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Is severely itchy skin, especially hands and feet during the night with no rash a normal sign in late pregnancy?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell why I have a recurring rash on the top of my hands during pregnancy?

How to tell why I have a recurring rash on the top of my hands during pregnancy?

Recurring Rash: If your rash is recurrent or chronic it's time to visit a dermatologist. Only a careful medical history and an in-person examination with appropriate follow-up is likely to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a "pins and needles" feeling in my hands during pregnancy?

Should I be concerned about a "pins and needles" feeling in my hands during pregnancy?

No: Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common due to the swelling of the hands during pregnancy. The nerve compression is what gives you that feeling. It's annoying but will resolve sometime after the baby is born. Severe numbness or loss of function may indicate that the nerves are suffering damage and may require "release" which is a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

Water, exercise: Swelling in pregnancy is pretty hard to avoid. The increased blood volume and lower blood pressure dilate the distal vessels and they become "leaky". Keeping your blood moving via exercise, drinking lots of water and periodically elevating your hands and feet will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more