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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok To Do Pushups While Pregnant

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Are gooseberries ok while pregnant?

Are gooseberries ok while pregnant?

Yes: They're neither a superfood (there's no such thing) or a danger to your unborn child. Chances are they're a lot better for you, especially right now, than the greasy, salty alternative snacks. ...Read more

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Orajel ok to use while pregnant?

Orajel ok to use while pregnant?

Sure.: Benzocaine is the main ingredient of orajel; when used within reason (not excessive amounts, nor for too long) it is expected to be safe for use during pregnancy and lactation. Pregnancy category c, no human or animal studies available. ...Read more

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Being around gasoline pregnant ok?

Inhaling gasoline : Fumes is unhealthy. It's ok to pump gas in your car, but avoid gasoline when possible. ...Read more

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Is eating vinegar ok when pregnant?

Is eating vinegar ok when pregnant?

Vinegar : Vinegar is safe to consume during pregnanacy. Speak to your OB about foods that are not. ...Read more

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Is emerg-c ok to take in pregnancy?

Is emerg-c ok to take in pregnancy?

No need: There is no real need to be taking 10 x the amount of Vitamin C at any time and certainly not during pregnancy. The benefits of massive doses of Vitamin C have been disproven. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear heels while pregnant?

Is it ok to wear heels while pregnant?

Bare-foot N pregnant: As your belly enlarges and center of gravity changes, wearing high heels may predispose you to falling. Also, likely you will get some swelling of feet toward the end, wearing heel may not be comfortable. Early in pregnancy should not be a problem and most working mothers do so as career people often wear high-heels for work. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is spicry food ok to eat in pregnancy?

Is spicry food ok to eat in pregnancy?

Yes: Spicy food during pregnancy can aggravate heartburn, particularly as the pregnancy progresses. Heartburn can be a problem in pregnancy and certain foods can make that worse. Spicy foods will not harm the baby. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a perm while pregnant?

Is it ok to get a perm while pregnant?

OK?: There aren't any studies showing harm but i personally wouldn't risk absorbing even small amounts of chemicals that i can barely pronounce through my scalp while pregnant: http://www.Otispregnancy.Org/files/hairtreatments.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can taking melatonin be ok if pregnant?

Can taking melatonin be ok if pregnant?

Not recommended: Melatonin is not categorized by the fda and so currently has no such listing, but studies have shown that high level of melatonin during pregnancy may increase of developmental disorders. As a result, it is not advisable to take during pregnancy. If you have much problems with insomnia, please consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok for my pregnant wife to paint?

Is it ok for my pregnant wife to paint?

Probably not: Even though the lead content of paint has been regulated since 1977, painting as a hobby is a still a source of lead exposure. In pregnant women, slight elevations of blood lead levels are concerning, due to the potential for adverse effects on the developing fetus. Some doctors may tell you that the risk is negligible. However, if it were my wife and unborn child, i would not take a chance. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do yoga whila I am pregnant?

Is it ok to do yoga whila I am pregnant?

Yes: Yes, in fact there are programs for yoga specifically for pregnant women to help with core strengthening and flexibility. ...Read more

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Is buttermilk pancakes ok when pregnant?

Ayurveda recommends: Against buttermilk ('takra') in pregnancy. However, i suspect tht it would be just fine if pasteurized milk is used. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use preseed to get pregnant?

Won't help: This is a lubricant that claims not to damage sperm but i understand that the company does not claim it makes conception more likely. I hope you and your partner get the outcome you want. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant. Is it ok to smell plaster?

I'm pregnant. Is it ok to smell plaster?

I did a little : Reading to try to answer this question. Newer plasters reportedly don't contain asbestos or toxic chemicals. When plaster is sanded it become fine particles which may be breathed in ; irritate the airways. I am not an expert on this - but as a general policy i would try to avoid unnecessary chemical contacts when pregnant. ...Read more

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Is dark.Black spotting ok while pregnant?

Is dark.Black spotting ok while pregnant?

Please call your OB: It depends how far along you are, if it is at the beginning sometimes u can have some spotting but your OB needs to examine u and do follow the b-hcg test or do an ultrasound if u are far enough- should be able to see a fetus with htbeat at 6 1/2 weeks, if u are at the end u can have some spotting as your cervix thins out- but your OB still should check u, at any other time- u should not have any. ...Read more

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Ok to use heated seat in early pregnancy?

Ok to use heated seat in early pregnancy?

PG "hot" seat: If the heated seat is in a cold automobile with your clothes on, no problem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a piercing while pregnant?

Is it ok to get a piercing while pregnant?

Yes but: It is ok to get a piecing during pregnancy as long as good sterile technique is used. Be prepared to have to remove them during labor as most hospitals require all metal be removed. Also belly buttons expand as the belly grows during pregnancy. Belly but ring sites can scar poorly due to the stretching. ...Read more

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