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Is It Safe To Home Birth When Overweight
Yes: We generally encourage patients, with no contraindications, to exercise five days per week, 20-30 minutes a day. We usually avoid high impact-type of exercise. Walking, swimming, low-impact aerobics, exercise bike are all good types of exercise. Remember, calories in. And calories out (exercise), will help with proper weight gain in pregnancy. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: All women should try to be active during pregnancy. If not previously active, then moderate activity such as walking or swimming 30 minutes a day is recommended. If a pregnant woman is already active, then she should maintain that level of activity during pregnancy. There is no heart rate limit for these women, but if they make any changes they should do so slowly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What?: There is no such thing as a drink which will provide "glucose control". Are you looking at the tv ads for nutritional supplements that say they're for control of diabetes? Those are tube feeding supplement companies attempting to sell more product by convincing people to drink their supplement rather than eating properly. Eating properly is much, much better. Consult your dietitian. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yup: You must work diligently to control your diabetes! Out of control diabetes causes the baby's body to create too much insulin, which also acts as a growth hormone. The baby can grow too large in the womb. This causes many potential complications with birth. Then after the baby's birth, low blood sugar becomes a problem, due to the baby secreting too much insulin. Do your best for your baby! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but . . . : You could stop them anytime, but is best to stop pills at the end of a cycle. In other words, finish whatever pack you are on and just don't start a new pack. Usually you'll have some sort of a period start within a few days of stopping. Stopping at the end of a pack will avoid any change in your menstrual cycle. ...Read more
What are some exercises a woman can do while she is pregnant so she doesn't gain so much weight?Is it safe to exercise while pregnant
Good day! is it true that when a woman is hepa positive, she can't take contraceptive/birth control pills?
Not necessarily: Hepatitis a, also called infectious hepatitis, is an acute inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis a virus. In the vast majority of cases a person will recover from this with no significant long term liver damage. One would absolutely not take ocp's during the acute infection, but once recovered it is acceptable to resume taking them with close monitoring of liver function. ...Read more
Toxoplasma!: Disease that can transmitted from cat-human rec: avoid changing cat litter if possible. If no one else can perform the task, wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and warm water afterwards. Ensure that the cat litter box is changed daily. The toxoplasma parasite does not become infectious until 1 to 5 days after it is shed in a cat's feces. ...Read more
Generally safe: There is nothing inherently wrong with not having a monthly period due to certain forms of birth control. If you feel reassured by your menses and would like to continue menstruating each month, be sure to discuss this with your doctor so they can prescribe a type of birth control that will not stop your periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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