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Is It Ok To Go In A Hot Tub In The 2nd Trimester
Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?
Yes: Some women find that a hot tub will help them get through the discomforts of the 3rd trimester. Be sure to drink lots of cool water and not to stay in for more than 10 minutes at a time. Water temperature below 104 will decrease risk of low blood pressure causing a woman to feel faint or pass out. ...Read more
I am in my 2nd trimester and I am bleeding.... Heavy spotting what is going on ? Why is this happening ?
Please ask your OB : You should be asking any preg related ?S to your ob, you should not be having any uterus pains, or bleeding or abnormal discharge, you should have already had a least 1 ultrasound and possibly 2 and u should be getting another one around 19-20 weeks to check the baby- fetal anantomy scan and the cx to make sure it is the pr0per length, if u are worried about something specific then call your ob. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a good idea: Nyquil contains several different medications, including a decongestant. Decongestants should be avoided during pregnancy due to the tendency to increase blood pressure. Nyquil also contains alcohol, which should be strictly avoided during pregnancy. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is one of the ingredients of Nyquil. Tyenol is considered safe throughout pregnancy. For more guidance, talk with your OB. ...Read more
Morning sickness: Some patient experience morning sickness througt out the entire pregnancy although this is not the norm. Most of the time morning sickness decreases after 14 weeks of gestation. There is the possibility of other pathologies causing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy like liver disease, gallbladder disease, UTI etc. Check with yout doctor before thinking is only morning sickness. ...Read more
Uterine evacuation.: Surgical or medical/mechanical methods can be used to empty the gravid uterus in the second trimester. The earlier one decides to terminate a pregnancy the safer, less costly, less traumatizing and faster it is. Consult with your gynecologist for additional details. ...Read more
No: Women's symptoms vary. It might not be abnormal for some, but it is not typical for most women to have morning sickness beyond 13-16 weeks. So women having persistent or severe nausea or vomiting should inform their OB providers. A blood test for electrolytes (eg, sodium, potassium) and other studies might be ordered, referral to a nutritionist might be advised and treatments might be suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you get good grades in the 1st trimester and in the 2nd trimester you get bad grades what do you do to prepare for exams?
Taking into consideration an us is -/+ 2 weeks in 2nd trimester, what is the cause of this? Does it mean the fetus is growing at a faster rate?
Margin of error: Any technology has a mathematical margin of error. A sonogram is not different. As the pregnancy progresses you also have to account for individual fetal growth variations. The fetal measurements are used to calculate the approximate gestational age. The earlier the more accurate. ...Read more
FDA class C drugs, : amphetamines (AMPH's) have known fetal risks in animal studies. It's best for a woman of child-bearing age on AMPH to discuss her individual benefits vs.risks with her OB/GYN's & psychiatrists before conception. AMPH's constrict blood vessels; reduced blood flow across the placenta can affect fetal growth, mostly weight gain at therapeutic doses, & ^ risk of prematurity. Discuss with your OB. ...Read more
Yes: I hate to call pain "normal" but it is very common. If the pain is accompanied by vaginal bleeding, you should contact your doctor right away. Some causes of pelvic pain are treatable: such as bladder infections, low back pain, etc. Some seem to be related to pelvic pressure due to vascular congestion or stretching of scar tissue (adhesions) from previous surgeries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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