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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, I can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, I can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

Annoying!: Ptyalism or excess saliva is common during pregnancy. Try eating dry plain crackers, chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sunflower seeds or sugar free mints. Stay well hydrated. This too shall pass! ...Read more

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Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is tylenol3 with codeine safe during second trimester pregnancy if taken as prescribed?

Is tylenol3 with codeine safe during second trimester pregnancy if taken as prescribed?

Yes if: If this medication was given to you by a doctor with approval of your obgyn in order to treat a specific problem related to pain then it is ok for use. ...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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Is it safe to have anal sex during second trimester pregnancy?

Is it safe to have anal sex during second trimester pregnancy?

Not during prenancy: Aside from bacteria from the anus contaminating the perineum and invading the vagina which puts the fetus at risk. There is also the risk of physical injury to the anal sphincter and fetus. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, I hav fibroids.

What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, I hav fibroids.

Look up: Incompotent cervix, an issue where a weakended or shortended cerivx causes painless cerival dilation and second tirmester losses due to early delivery. The other may be a cord accident or autoimmune (but it is late for that problem). It can be difficult to say, sometimes there is an autopsy. ...Read more

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When do I get to second trimester so I can go back on my drugs?

When do I get to second trimester so I can go back on my drugs?

After 13 weeks: It is important to discuss all drugs used during pregnancy with your obstetrician. It is important to try to stay away from many drugs during the time of morphogenesis, or the time that most of the organs of the baby are forming, between 8 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can one do exercise i.e go for long walk during pregnancy at 2nd trimester???

Can one do exercise i.e go for long walk during pregnancy at 2nd trimester???

PG exercise benefits: Moderate exercise during pregnancy has multiple health benefits for the mother and baby. It can also shorten labor when a pregnant patient is physically fit. Check with your OB MD to be certain that there are no contraindications to your exercise program. ...Read more

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What causes anemia in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

What causes anemia in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Dilution: The increase in blood vessel fluid leads to a decreased concentration of blood cells. Also, iron deficiency is common and iron is the main component of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood cells. Be certain to have your iron levels checked. ...Read more

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What to do during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

What to do during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Nutrition: During the second trimester the baby is developing it take your vitamins see your doctor regularly and nutrition is the most important thing ...Read more

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Anyone close to 2nd trimester notice pregnancy symptoms lessen?

Anyone close to 2nd trimester notice pregnancy symptoms lessen?

Yes: The nausea of pregnancy improves for most people in the second trimester. Most women enjoy the second trimester of pregnancy the most. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin ok during 2nd trimester pregnancy?

Is amoxicillin ok during 2nd trimester pregnancy?

OK throughout!: Unless you are allergic to penicillins, Amoxicillin is safe throughout pregnancy. No fetal effects anticipated. ...Read more

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Can I use vic's vapor rub during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Can I use vic's vapor rub during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Consider not: Camphor and menthol, which are ingredients in vicks, is considered pregnancy class c. This means that risk to your baby cannot be ruled out. Speak with your obstetrician to make the best choice for you. ...Read more

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Do you know if orgasms are safe during 2nd trimester of pregnancy and onwards?

Do you know if orgasms are safe during 2nd trimester of pregnancy and onwards?

Safe in pregnancy: Sexual intercourse and orgasms are generally safe in all three trimesters of pregnancy. There are a few exceptions to this such as ruptured membranes or a bleeding placenta previa. But these situations are not common. If everything is going well, it is a good time to be intimate. There will be a lot less time after the baby is born! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take oregano-8 capsules during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? - in moderation.

Dubious benefit: There is little scientific evidence on the true benefit of oregano 8 or whether it is safe during pregnancy. It is always best to avoid taking anything unless it is essential during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Second Trimester Pregnancy (Definition)

Months 3-6 of pregnancy bring many changes - morning sickness usually subsides, but you might notice a little more dizziness, stretch marks, and leg cramps. This plus side is that you'll start to feel your ...Read more