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What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

What are the recommended fertility test for women and first things for women to do?

Sperm count: Keep a good menstrual chart for your doctor to review. Just to make sure you ovulate regularly. Semenalysis should be the first test because it is cheaper than any tests you are going to have. ...Read more

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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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What sort of foods should i avoid during pregnancy?? Which one are most healthy for me?

What sort of foods should i avoid during pregnancy?? Which one are most healthy for me?

Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and unpasteurized fruit/vegetable juices. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. Other than that anything goes - eat a well balanced meal. ...Read more

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What are the best diet preparations to start a family, for the woman (mid 30's) and the man (late 30's) to produce a healthy baby?

What are the best diet preparations to start a family, for the woman (mid 30's) and the man (late 30's) to produce a healthy baby?

Avoid toxins: Eat a balanced diet rich in vegetables. A good prenatal vitamin containing Folic Acid is a good idea even prior to becoming pregnant. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Avoid toxins, there are some who believe that excess fish consumption can be a problem due to possible mercury contamination. Exercise and have a positive attitude. ...Read more

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9 weeks pregnant, what are the protein drinks recommended for pregnant women?

9 weeks pregnant, what are the protein drinks recommended for pregnant women?

Eat healthier...: A healthy, well blanced diet of cooked meat/fish, leafy veggies, daries, carbs, and prenatal vitamins are better than any supplement during pregnancy. None of the protein drinks are "recommended"--they can be used if needed. Remember, these are processed foods and contain preservatives. So keep active, eat well, see you OB regularly. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck to you. ...Read more

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What fruits are best for a pregnant woman?

What fruits are best for a pregnant woman?

Fresh!: All fresh fruits are good during pregnancy, unless you have allergies that limit your choices. Make sure they are washed well if you are eating their skins - or remove the skin to be sure (and still wash them with plenty of fresh, running water). ...Read more

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What are the best drugs for asthma in a pregnant woman?

What are the best drugs for asthma in a pregnant woman?

All are best: Pulmicort and Atrovent (ipratropium) HFA are class b drugs. All others are class c. If Pulmicort and atrovent (ipratropium) fail to control your asthma do not hesitate to take any class c asthma drug recommended by your physician. The best drug for your fetus is oxygen. Uncontrolled asthma deprives the uterus of oxygen. ...Read more

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What are the best foods for 7 months pregnant?

What are the best foods for 7 months pregnant?

Prenat. Vit.: Make sure that you are taking prenatal vitamins. Otherwise consume a healthy, well rounded diet. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant. What are some foods/snacks that are good to eat for me and the baby?

I'm pregnant. What are some foods/snacks that are good to eat for me and the baby?

Healthy snacks!: Nuts, veggies, some fruits (preferably berries). Good quality proteins, dairy products like cheeses ; milk. Eggs are terrific. Some whole grains, but in general it's best to avoid too many refined carbohydrates and processed foods. ...Read more

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What are the best foods for someone pregnant with pku?

What are the best foods for someone pregnant with pku?

PKU diet!!!: It is of paramount importance to stick to the pku diet to avoid damaging the brain of the developing fetus. Consult your doctor immediately for advice. ...Read more

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What kind of food that good for pregnancy women?

What kind of food that good for pregnancy women?

Stock up on fresh!: This is a time to have fun with food. A balanced diet is key. A nutritionist or information provided by OB can lay out the number and type of calories. Beyond that it is up to expectant couple to buy (or grow) the foods that meet the dietary requirements. Farmers markets, friends, family can all provide nourishing basics and foods that are tasty (like produce, tofu, beans, dairy, lean meats etc). ...Read more

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What are safety tips for pregnancy of women?

What are safety tips for pregnancy of women?

There are many: I have attached a good link that lists 10 tips for a health and Safe pregnancy. http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-body/nutrition/healthy-pregnancy-tips/ ...Read more

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What is a recommended diet including supplements for managing scoliosis, and the pain? Would love a list of foods to eat to help in grocery shopping

What is a recommended diet including supplements for managing scoliosis, and the  pain? Would love a list of foods to eat to help in grocery shopping

Multivitamins : While there is no specific diet for scoliosis, a multivitamin would provide the appropriate supplement to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables & calcium sources.Your doctor should check that calcium,manganese,vitamin D and vitamin C and E levels are normal. Hence a multivitamin recommendation.Next weight bearing exercise such as walking up to 10000 steps, light jogging, aerobic ex or a class are wise ...Read more

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What are the best daily vitamins for women?

What are the best daily vitamins for women?

None: If you get at least 15 minutes of sun a day and eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, whole grains, and wild fish you probably don't need any. Some people still need vitamin d and vegans need B12 but only a blood test can say for sure. Don't take pills unless you are sure you need them and you know exactly what they do. ...Read more

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What are the best over-the-counter fertility drugs for females?

What are the best over-the-counter fertility drugs for females?

Sorry: While there are many otc 'remedies' available, not one has been shown to be effective. These medicines are sold largely by word of mouth, and there's a reason they are sold otc - (politely) none of them work. ...Read more

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What kind of fruit that good for pregnancy women?

What kind of fruit that good for pregnancy women?

All fresh fruit!: Pregnant women can safely consume all fresh (preferably organic) fruits and vegetables provided they wash them well with clean uncontaminated water and are not allergic to them. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus talk to nutritionist about the amount and type of fruits to consume. Don't overdo it with carrots/tomatoes because they can cause hypervitaminosis a - a potential teratogen. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins for a women to take for hair nails skin overall women's health and weight?

What are the best vitamins for a women to take for hair nails skin overall women's health and weight?

Hair and Nails: Try supplements containing sea buck thorn. Give it two weeks, then write back with your results. ...Read more

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Is there a comprehensive app of all foods that are safe to eat when pregnant, and those that arent?

Is there a comprehensive app of all foods that are safe to eat when pregnant, and those that arent?

Many apps: Try "pregnancy companion" - it's put out by a couple of board certified ob/gyns & my patients like it. I give my patients the book "what to expect when expecting" & they tell me that it's also pretty good. Acog also has a website that makes "info" sheets available & as always, i'm sure you're OB provider is an excellent resource for any questions you may have. Good luck. ...Read more

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What reasons would a woman take prenatal other than conception and pregnancy? Would a Dr prescribe PNVs for other than the aforementioned reasons?

What reasons would a woman take prenatal other than conception and pregnancy? Would a Dr prescribe PNVs for other than the aforementioned reasons?

Yes: Prenatal vitamins have some additional amounts of items that a non pregnant person may need. For example, prenatal vitamins have additional iron. If you tend towards iron deficiency and anemia, your Dr. might recommend prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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