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Doctor insights on: Major Changes That Happen During First Month Of Pregnancy

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Does the vaginal discharge change or is it the same as in your mestrual cicle during the first and second month of pregnancy?

Does the vaginal discharge change or is it the same as in your mestrual cicle during the first and second month of pregnancy?

It can change: The vaginal discharge during pregnancy can change its' composition due to hormonal influences. If the discharge has an odor or itches, then an infection may be present and a MD visit is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 normal to have major sex drive during the first 6weeks of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have major sex drive during the first 6weeks of pregnancy?

Sure!: Many women have increased sex drive during their first and second trimesters especially. Positive feelings, hormones, and increased blood flow contribute. Take advantage of it before baby comes! ...Read more

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Bledding during first month of pregnancy?

Bledding during first month of pregnancy?

Very common: While some women with bleeding in early pregnancy miscarry, many other healthy pregnancies have spotting or bleeding early on. Call your doctor if you have bad pain with your bleeding, or if you soak more than a pad an hour. ...Read more

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Should prenatals be taken during the first month of pregnancy?

Should prenatals be taken during the first month of pregnancy?

Yes and before: It is common to start using prenatal vitamins before, during, and even after pregnancy. Most OB doctors recommend use of prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. One great benefit is getting the required amounts of Folic Acid which help prevent neural tube defects. ...Read more

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What exactly does bleeding during the first month of pregnancy mean?

What exactly does bleeding during the first month of pregnancy mean?

Possibl implantation: Many causes for bleeding during pregnancy, but all are abnormal, and require investigation. One not too worrisome cause of light bleeding in early pregnancy is termed "implantation bleeding"--a small amount of bleeding that occurs when the embryo implants in the uterus that occurs around the time of an expected period. Bleeding can also herald a miscarriage. See your doctor. ...Read more

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During the first month of pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness --- are they usually this bad?

During the first month of pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness --- are they usually this bad?

Sometimes : Can be very bad some people, call your OB dco u will need some type of meds , sometimes u need IV fluids or a zofran or Reglan (metoclopramide) sub-q pump if bad enouigh that is monitored by home jealth. ...Read more

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If i get anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy. Could the baby be harmed?

If i get anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy. Could the baby be harmed?

Yes: Only emergency surgeries should be perform during first trimester of pregnancy. Increase risk of mother going in premature labor and possibly baby malformations. Consult your OB and obstetric anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

Can general anesthesia during the first month of pregnancy hurt the baby?

Depends: Anesthesia is avoided in pregnancy. Especially first three months of pregnancy, all elective procedures are avoided, and if needed for life threatening emergencies to save the life of mother is given by highly trained anesthesiologists, who had special knowledge which medication to avoid. ...Read more

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What are the chances of abortion if a pregnant woman gets toxoplasmosis during the very first month of pregnancy?

What are the chances of abortion if a pregnant woman gets toxoplasmosis during the very first month of pregnancy?

Varies: The risk is about 15% that the fetus will be infected if exposed in the first trimester. The earlier that the fetus is exposed, the more severe the results can be. The physician would be the best guide as to testing and treatment for an exposure. ...Read more

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Do i need to take folic acid during the first month of pregnancy?

Do i need to take folic acid during the first month of pregnancy?

Very important: This is very important. Your needs will usually be met by taking a prenatal vitamin. It is best if you can start taking folate (folic acid) before you even become pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman take desloratidine tablets as antihistamine medication during the first month of pregnancy or is it a contraindication?

Can a pregnant woman take desloratidine tablets as antihistamine medication during the first month of pregnancy or is it a contraindication?

Probably not: This drug is classified as category c in pregnancy and thus you should consider taking those with category b classification with pregnancy. In fairness, I have not seen much data linking fetal anomalies to any of the approved antihistamines. However it is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Does retina a 0.025% cream affect the fetus if a pregnant female has used that during her first month of pregnancy? Does tab minolox 50mg affect the

Does retina a 0.025% cream affect the fetus if a pregnant female has used that during her first month of pregnancy?

Does tab minolox 50mg affect the

Hard to Say: Topical retinoids (like tretinoin) and antibiotics (like Minocycline and doxycycline) should not be used during pregnancy. If you are on these medications and become pregnant, you should stop them immediately. The likelihood of tretinoin 0.025% affecting a fetus in the first trimester is very low. Oral Minocycline can affect the development of the teeth. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i test my pregnancy during my first month?

Clarify : If you mean can you do a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant then yes. If you mean can you see a doctor to make sure the pregnancy is proceeding normally then yes. If you are asking something different then please reword your question and ask again. ...Read more

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Can I run during the pregnancy? Especially in first 3 months?

Can I run during the pregnancy? Especially in first  3 months?

Yes: Exercise is great for pregnancy. Lowers your blood pressure, lowers your risk for diabetes, decreases pain and length of delivery. The most important aspect of exercise in pregnancy is staying well hydrated. It used to be thought that you shouldn't have your heart rate too high, but that has found to not be true. Most important is not getting too hot and keeping well hydrated. Happy running! ...Read more

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What happened if I have low estrogen during pregnancy since i've been taking progesterone from the first month of my pregnancy?

What happened if I have low estrogen during pregnancy since i've been taking progesterone from the first month of my pregnancy?

Not an issue: We don't measure a woman's Progesterone in pregnancy and i've never heard of it being a concern for a pregnancy. Your body will be making estrogen during your pregnancy, but there is no such thing as 'low' estrogen in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Generally no problem: Sex is safe if done with one's monogamous spouse and if there are no sexually transmitted diseases nor any pregnancy complications (such as premature labor). As long as it is comfortable enough for both people, one can have sex throughout her pregnancy. Having intercourse and orgasms is fine as long as the pregnancy is going well. It is also important psychologically for both people. ...Read more

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Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Pregnancy Norms: Yes. Of course. I often answer these questions with the advice i give to all pregnant patients I have or am caring for. Many obs also recommend that the pregnant patient get a pregnancy guide or prenatal book. Most of the variety of questions and situations that occur during pregnancy are covered. Having this kind of book is empowering. It saves a lot of worrying. ...Read more

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Does drinking during the first month of a pregnancy greatly affect the baby?

Does drinking during the first month of a pregnancy greatly affect the baby?

No clear answer: The original fetal alcohol syndrome cases were found in alcoholic women, many of whom died within a year of giving birth to alcohol related issues.We know alcohol breaks down to formaldehyde & that interferes with fetal development. Affects seem to be dose & time sensitive. As long as you've stopped exposing baby you've done what you can. The effect if any is likely to be minimal. ...Read more