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Is It True That Pregnant Women Are Not Allowed To Be Blood Donors
Yes: We do not consider it safe for a pregnant woman to donate blood. Blood volume increases dramatically over the course of pregnancy in order to support proper fetal circulation. The loss of blood from the system would likely be tolerated, but the system is not designed for that. Given the potential risks and the lack of anything to be gained, blood donation is not allowed during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
No: You should not donate blood while you are pregnant because your body is already working at capacity to make enough blood for you and baby. If you lose blood you can become severely anemic, which can be harmful to the baby and you at delivery. While breastfeeding, i still wouldn't recommend it...You are already donating so many nutrients to a baby. Your anemia can still make baby anemic as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
i am not sure if I have miscarried or not. I have had mild dark blood off and on for 2 weeks. Dr. Said everything looked ok. I am 7 weeks pregnant by donor egg ivf. Tuesday this week i had ultrasound with confirmed heart beat. All looked good. This
Hi : Hi cheryl. I am sorry that you are going through this. The most common symptom for a miscarriage at this stage in pregnancy is bleeding. At about 7 weeks a miscarriage could cause cramping that is severe or the cramping might be mild. The bleeding could vary from hemmorhaging to light. It is hard to know if the material you passed is a product of conception. It is usually recommended that you see you doctor soon thereafter if you have light bleeding. For heavy bleeding, a trip to the er might be required due to hemorrhage. Ways that your doctor can tell if you have miscarried include a drop in your HCG level or an ultrasound. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Ok if I take a pregnancy test while being on the Depo-Provera shot will it still show on a home test? I've heard the hormones don't allow it to show up without a blood test
Not True!: If the otc test is negative you can get a blood test but the depo will not cause the otc test to be false negative or positive. ...Read more
They say pregnant woman are not suppose to lay or sleep on there back is this true ? It slows blood flow to the fetus ?
I vote "It's a myth": Normal pregnant women, or any woman, may sleep in whichever position she finds comfortable. Getting a good night's sleep is important, regardless of whether one is pregnant or not. All over the internet, people post "advice" (but without "proof") about pregnancy sleep positions, but one can read about some actual research results at: http://www.jogc.com/abstracts/full/200710_Commentary_1.pdf ...Read more
Low blood what?: Low blood pressure? Low blood sugar? Low blood meaning anemia? I am sorry, not sure to which you are referring. If it is low blood pressure, this a normal phenomenon during pregnancy, due to hormonal changes, and dilation of blood vessels. No, treatment is needed other than a healthy diet and plenty of fluids. It should stabilize and is not a dangerous condition. ...Read more
Do some women bleed for two days if its possible they can be pregnant, bit the blood is pink then turn brown?
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