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Doctor insights on: Itchy Feet In Late Pregnancy

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Is severely itchy skin, especially hands and feet during the night with no rash a normal sign in late pregnancy?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Itchy breast period one day late. Pregnancy test was negative I am very stressed, could I be pregnant?

Itchy breast period one day late. Pregnancy test was negative I am very stressed, could I be pregnant?

Repeat the test: You may get a blood test for HCG which would be positive now if you are pregnant. Alternatively you could repeat the home test in a week, if you do not get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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Can itchy feet be a sign of pregnancy?

Can itchy feet be a sign of pregnancy?

Not likely: In general, anytime you have a question about your pregnancy status, It is better to take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnancy and I'm experiencing extreme itchiness over my arms, hands, feet and stomach. What can be the cause for this?

I am 34 weeks pregnancy and I'm experiencing extreme itchiness over my arms, hands, feet and stomach.  What can be the cause for this?

PUPPPS: Could also be Puritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, also known as PUPPPS. It is a condition of the skin that can happen during pregnancy causing itching and skin rash. As the other doctor suggested gallbladder issues (common in pregnancy) can also cause skin itching. Best to see and discuss with your OB. Hope this helps. Best of luck and congratulations on the pregnancy. Dr R ...Read more

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Is it ok to sleep on my back in late pregnancy?

Is it ok to sleep on my back in late pregnancy?

No: It is best not to sleep on your back. Tilted to one side or the other is best, usually propped with a pillow or beach towel folded lengthwise a couple times. The "lazy-boy" position is also ok when it is hard to get comfortable in bed. These positions help with better blood flow to the uterus and also with swelling. ...Read more

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Is constipation in late pregnancy bad?

Is constipation in late pregnancy bad?

Not for baby: Constipation in pregnancy isn't bad for baby, though sometimes it can be a sign of dehydration or not drinking enough water. Increased risk of hemorroids is not fun. Drink as much as you can and if still constipated, consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent as very safe in pregnancy and super effective. ...Read more

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Is it alright to swim in the lake in late pregnancy? I'm 35 weeks

Is it alright to swim in the lake in late pregnancy?  I'm 35 weeks

Yes: Swimming is a fine exercise and your body will be gently supported by the water. The vaginal canal is well isolated from the outside so lake water should pose no problem. I am assuming the lake is not otherwise contaminated and polluted. ...Read more

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Is sex/semen safe for the baby during early pregnancy? How about mid and late pregnancy?

Is sex/semen safe for the baby during early pregnancy?  How about mid and late pregnancy?

Yes: There's no medical evidence to suggest that sex during pregnancy does any harm to the baby. Your baby is well cushioned by a sac of fluid well beyond the neck of the womb (cervix). A loving physical relationship is important for your wellbeing, and your partner's as well, during pregnancy. ...Read more