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Doctor insights on: Lifting Objects While Pregnant

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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 lift heavy objects while pregnant?

Is it safe to lift heavy objects while pregnant?

No: You are not going to hurt the baby but may hurt your back. My limit is about 30 pounds because that is roughly the size of a toddler and many women are pregnant with their second child and lifting their toddler. ...Read more

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Is it safe to move heavy objects while I am pregnant?

Best to avoid: Although it may not be unsafe depending on the object and your age of pregnancy, but the safest thing is to avoid moving heavy objects so that you avoid any possible injury to yourself or the growing baby. ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks pregnant, I'm moving in a week should I avoid carrying heavy objects?

I'm 3 weeks pregnant, I'm moving in a week should I avoid carrying heavy objects?

No difference: Women who are 3 weeks pregnant can live their lives the same way as if they were not pregnant. Most women actually do that, because they don't even know they are becoming pregnant (they are implanting around that time). ...Read more

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If Accidentally swallowed an object like piercing while pregnant does it cross the placenta and harm the baby? What can and can't cross the placenta?

If Accidentally swallowed an object like piercing while pregnant does it cross the placenta and harm the baby? What can and can't cross the placenta?

No it does not: Cross the placenta. Only things in the blood stream can cross the placenta. And then not even blood cells cross it. So microscopic nutrients, minerals, some medications that are taken pass along with some other things too complicated for this discussion. So a piercing you swallowed does not leave your intestines, does not get in your blood stream and has no chance of passing to your baby, ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I don't have sex and I don't engage in sexual activities but were to touch fresh semen (like in toilet or another object)?

Can I get pregnant if I don't have sex and I don't engage in sexual activities but were to touch fresh semen (like in toilet or another object)?

Pregnancy by touch: If you were to touch semen with your fingers and then stick your fingers into your vagina, it would be possible to get pregnant if this coincided with the time for ovulation. If you get semen on any part of your body and do not stick it directly into your vagina, there is no possibility of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a girl get pregnant from touching an object that has or had sperm on it? And later masturbates minutes to an hour later after touchin the object

Can a girl get pregnant from touching an object that has or had sperm on it? And later masturbates minutes to an hour later after touchin the object

Unlikely to happen: It does only take one to do the job. However, to do that job the sperm needs to be in a location that preserves their ability to function. That includes remaining moist and having access to the internal genitalia. The girl must have an egg in the proper position to be fertilized. All those requirements make it quite unlikely. But take more care in the future. ...Read more

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Touching and object (phone, handle)with sperm on it and then touching vagina pregnancy possibility?

Touching and object (phone, handle)with sperm on it and then touching vagina pregnancy possibility?

Unlikely: Sperm do not live very long outside the body. As soon as the semen is dried the sperm die. Theoretically if there was fresh semen on an object and you got it on your hand and then put it into your vagina it might be possible but it is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it possible at 5weeks pregnant to feel a ball-like object in your tummy when lying down on your stomach?

Is it possible at 5weeks pregnant to feel a ball-like object in your tummy when lying down on your stomach?

Not the uterus: At 5 weeks, the uterus is only slightly enlarged & you should not be able to feel the top edge until 12 weeks. Unless you have uterine masses (fibroids), multiples, or some other growth; your pregnancy should not be the reason. See your OB & have them check what you're feeling, it could be a small hernia, bowel distension, or a lipoma. Take care. ...Read more

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Can lifting moderate weight objects cause miscarriage? I'm petite, what's the max I can safely lift? Am just 4 weeks pregnant today.

Can lifting moderate weight objects cause miscarriage? I'm petite, what's the max I can safely lift? Am just 4 weeks pregnant today.

P.G. "Weightlifting": Pregnancy is not the time to compete for the "clean and snatch" weightlifting competition at gold's gym. The pregnancy is subject to any increases in intra-abdominal pressure even though it is generally well protected. If you have to hold your breath to push, pull, or lift something, then it is probably too heavy in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I do fingring with objects such as a thick eyeliner or a blush brush 3 times a day will that cause infertility or cause any problem in my pregnancy?

I do fingring with objects such as a thick eyeliner or a blush brush 3 times a day will that cause infertility or cause any problem in my pregnancy?

Eyeliner, etc.: At age 18 I assume you are an attractive young woman.
Do you really need that eyeliner etc. If you are not going out for something special?

Save your money and your looks!


No, there is no effect on periods, etc. ...Read more

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Can a girl get pregnant from touching an object that has or had sperm on it? I haven't touched anything in weeks with my bare hands I wear gloves all

Can a girl get pregnant from touching an object that has or had sperm on it? I haven't touched anything in weeks with my bare hands I wear gloves all

Sperm and pregnancy: Not likely as you would need to transfer viable sperm into the vaginal area. If you do transfer viable sperm into vagina then your could get pregnant if everything else is ready to receive sperm to an ovulated egg. ...Read more

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Should I worry about carrying heavy objects in second trimester pregnancy? I just felt some back pain that disappeared quickly but no other symptoms

Should I worry about carrying heavy objects in second trimester pregnancy? I just felt some back pain that disappeared quickly but no other symptoms

No heavy objects: There are a lot of physiologic changes of pregnancy which influence your daily activities. Due to the weight of the baby and related posture changes the forse determining pressure on your intervertebral disks changes. In turn it can lead to disk herniations, strain or arthritis. Your diaphragm is moved up which influences your breathing, which makes your activities more tiering. ...Read more

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Cant get rid of the fear of pregnancy. Virgin&avoid sex but scared that objects I touch may have sperm&i may transfer to my vagina. Cant even shower?

Cant get rid of the fear of pregnancy. Virgin&avoid sex but scared that objects I touch may have sperm&i may transfer to my vagina. Cant even shower?

Fears like this: Should be addressed with a therapist. Realistically, you can't get pregnant not even a sexually transmitted disease in the ways you're worrying about. I can't talk you out of this on the web and I'm sure others have offered all kinds of rational (to them)explanations which haven't helped. This is probably a symptom of a more serious psychiatric condition. See a therapist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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If I can not see or feel sperm on my hand or an object is there a chance girl can get pregnant if she touched my hand or object then masturbated later?

If I can not see or feel sperm on my hand or an object is there a chance girl can get pregnant if she touched my hand or object then masturbated later?

Not visible: I assume you mean semen rather than sperm since sperm are not visible to naked eye. Yes, she can get pregnant. It only takes one sperm cell for impregnation and you may not see the tiny of amount of semen in which the sperm cell is contained. ...Read more

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How long does it take before I find out if I'm pregnant r nt?

How long does it take before I find out if I'm pregnant r nt?

It depends: It depends based on the test you use. Most OTC urine pregnancy test manufacturer will note on the box or insert how many days after sex you can expect the test to be accurate. Different tests are different. On average, it can be detected 10 days after a missed menstrual period.

If concern, consider taking a blood/serum HCG test which is more reliable from your doctor's office/lab. ...Read more

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If I have a fiancée that drinks n smokes a lot, can affect me in anyway NT to get pregnant?

Yes: Second hand smoke can affect you and your baby. Not as much as you doing the smoking, but it can cause problems for you and your baby. Do him a favor and help him stop smoking. ...Read more

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At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

It is up to her.: I personally don't like some types of movies - so whether pregnant or not, I avoid watching things that are unduly upsetting. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

Get it checked.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more