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Leaking Urine During Pregnancy First Trimester
Vitamins: Occasionally there is a slight darkening of urine from the prenatal vitamins that are taken during pregnancy. Otherwise, there should not be significant color change. If tea colored, bloody red, or even appears very concentrated consult OB doc to check for infection or to see if dehydrated and need to increase fluid intake. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Is it normal to have lots of gas and back and fourth urine during the first trimester of pregnancy?
If on IRON: The iron in the prenatal vitamin, or if you are even on a supplemental Iron pill can cause the stool to be black. Call your GYN to assure you are on an iron supplement. If so, most likely fine, but at next visit, you could always have your stool checked for heme to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: It's fine to eat as long as it hasn't gone bad ...Read more
CALL YOUR OB DOC: If u are worried that is your OB doc's job, he or she can examine you do blood work and an ultrasound to make sure everything is ok , u can often have spotting and everything turns out fine but your doc will need to detrmine that. ...Read more
It's good for you!: Not only safe - it's recommended. It helps w/ morning sickness prevention, eases heartburn, relieves leg cramps, etc., etc. What a joy! Here's a link: http://www.fitpregnancy.com/nutrition/prenatal-nutrition/watermelon-wonders Let's hope the other aspects of your pregnancy are as nice a surprise too! Best wishes. BTW, Don't over do it - you can still get a tummy ache. ...Read more
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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