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Is it safe to give myself insulin shots in the belly during pregnancy?

Is it safe to give myself insulin shots in the belly during pregnancy?

Yes: Insulin injections are subcutaneous, meaning the medicine is deposited in the skin. Just because you give yourself the injection over the baby does not mean the medication is going directly to the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 safe to bleach my belly hair during pregnancy?

Is it safe to bleach my belly hair during pregnancy?

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

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Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help.also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help.also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

See a Provider: You need to find out if you have an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy(a pregnancy outside the uterus). See aProvider soon. A healthy pregnancy needs good nutrition, rest, and a lack of harmful drugs including tobacco. Make sure you take your prenatal vitamins as the Folic acid is important in preventing miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use pure cocoa and shea butters on belly during pregnancy?not a cream,the pure butter itself,to prevent stretch marks

Is it safe to use pure cocoa and shea butters on belly during pregnancy?not a cream,the pure butter itself,to prevent stretch marks

Safe, BUT: Do not expect any wonderful result. Stretch marks are determined by factors other than dry skin. Mostly by how much the skin is stretched. Any lubricating agent will do the same. ...Read more

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Is severe sharp pains in my upper abdomen normal during pregnancy? I have gallbladder colic. It shot pains through my lower back near my kidneys.

Is severe sharp pains in my upper abdomen normal during pregnancy? I have gallbladder colic. It shot pains through my lower back near my kidneys.

Maybe: But i don't consider any horrible pain as normal...Pregnant or not. It may t be serious. I would asl my OB about it and I am a fan of chinese medicine and acupuncture as it is safe and may easily resolve your gallbladder colic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to bleach my body hair during pregnancy, including stomach hair?

Is it safe to bleach my body hair during pregnancy, including stomach hair?

Bleach: it is safe to bleach your hair but many times your skin can be much more sensitive and prone to rashes. Also, make sure there is adequate ventilation. ...Read more

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My wife gets lot of stomach pain during menstrual periods. How to reduce this pain wthout tablets? Is meftal spas safe during pregnancy planning

My wife gets lot of stomach pain during menstrual periods. How to reduce this pain wthout tablets? Is meftal spas safe during pregnancy planning

Meftal Spas: Meftal Spas is a combination of Dicycloverine (antispasmotic), Mefenamic Acid (anti-inflammatory) & Simeticone (anti-flatulent) sold only in India. Mefenamic Acid is an NSAID that is considered Pregnancy Category C while Simeticone is available OTC. Check out http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy-categories.html. ...Read more

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When does your belly get hard during pregnancy?

When does your belly get hard during pregnancy?

Yes: Later in pregnancy when you can feel the uterus, it is not uncommon for you to feel occasional tightening of the uterus. If you are concerned about regular contractions, then you should contact your doctor. Next time, indicate how far along you are in your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly drops during pregnancy?

What does it mean when your belly drops during pregnancy?

Lightening: At about 30 to 34 weeks the uterus and baby are large enough and heavy enough that gravity causes the uterus to descend into the pelvis giving the impression that the abdomen is dropping. That is normal. ...Read more

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How can I lose excess belly fat during pregnancy?

How can I lose excess belly fat during pregnancy?

Maintain 25 lbs limt: It is expected to gain upto 25 pounds during pregnancy so - check and make sure you do not exceed this limit and do not worry about weight gain excessively the tough part is postpartum to switch gears to bring down your hunger and diet habits if you switch back your eating pattern between 15 days - 21 days post pregnancy you will do fine. ...Read more

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Is small belly during pregnancy means small baby wight?

Not necessarily: Some women just carry small. It depends on the size of your torso and pelvis. ...Read more

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After delivery I gained weight from 50 to 68...my belly looks same as during my pregnancy...help me dr....

After delivery I gained weight from 50 to 68...my belly looks same as during my pregnancy...help me dr....

Various causes: Need some more details. Were you nauseated and losing weight during the early part of pregnancy and now making up for it? Are you breastfeeding? Are you making up for the fatigue of being a new mom by extra food intake? Many variables here. Try enlisting the aid of an experienced dietician to help you plan healthy eating whether or not you are nursing. Your OB can refer you. Good luck. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, when is it a must to avoid laying on the right side? And can propping belly on a pillow be ok to lay on right side?

During pregnancy, when is it a must to avoid laying on the right side? And can propping belly on a pillow be ok to lay on right side?

Mainly during labor: Avoiding the right side is mainly used during labor when there are fetal heart rate abnormalities as a tool to increase blood flow to the placenta. This labor maneuver has now been adopted as a recommendation throughout pregnancy without much scientific evidence to support it. You may adjust with pillows in whatever way is comfortable for you ...Read more

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My belly button has popped out during my pregnancy. Now it's four months after i delivered but why still my belly button didn't go inside.?

My belly button has popped out during my pregnancy. Now it's four months after i delivered  but why still my belly button didn't  go inside.?

Longer leash: Before your pregnancy, your belly button was tacked down on the inside to a ligament (which used to be the umbilical artery and vein) from your umbilical cord when you were born. The degenerated artery and vein- now ligament- delivered blood to your liver. During your pregnancy that ligament stretched and probably tore so that the internal pucker is no more. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort ?

Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort ?

Yes: Until it has been established that your pregnancy is located inside your uterus, you may need to worry about an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy. At 6 weeks after the first day of your last period, an ultrasound should be able to establish whether the pregnancy is in the correct place or not ...Read more

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What to do if I have a scar on my belly, will it stretch during pregnancy?

What to do if I have a scar on my belly, will it stretch during pregnancy?

Nothing to do: Scars on the belly can stretch a little. But they don't cause any major problems and no intervention is usually necessary. ...Read more

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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more