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Just start: Any amount of exercise is good. Start small and slow. This is less intimidating and poses less of an injury risk. Build in volume and intensity in small chunks. Try lots of different exercises and keep it fun. ...Read more
It depends: If the house has mold in it -- or is off-gassing toxic materials -- absolutely yes it can make you sick. Need to check for other gas leaks and such also. Take good care of yourself and your family! ...Read more
20 weeks: Most women can feel the baby move by about 20 weeks. There is some variation. The biggest cause is probably placental location. If it is front, you will not feel the baby as early. ...Read more
Depends: Mothers with prior experience often report detecting fetal movement as early as 16 wks. For first time mom's the feeling is often delayed until week 20 or so. ...Read more
Vitreous floaters?: I suspect you are describing vitreous floaters - small bits of debris in the gel that fills the back of the eye. These are common, and are often described as looking like a gnat or hair that moves when your eye moves; more prominent looking at a blank background like the sky. New floaters, esp if ass'd w/ decreased vision and/or light flashes should prompt evaluation for a retina tear. ...Read more
PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: And do what your OB says to do, I tell my pts to drink something sweet and the movements should increase in response to a glucose load, if u do not notice more movement after that then I would make u go to my officeor the labor room for a nst and a ultrasound and bpp. ...Read more
Vertigo: Vertigo is a feeling that you or your surroundings are moving when there is no actual movement. You may feel as though you are spinning, whirling, falling, or tilting. When you have severe vertigo, you may feel very nauseated or vomit. You may have trouble walking or standing, and you may lose your balance and fall. Causes include inner ear pathology, viral infection and drug side effects. ...Read more
Call OB doc ASAP:
As pregnancy progresses and nearing the end of pregnancy, there is less room for a baby to move, but if the decrease in activities is sudden, this is concerning. So, I would call your OB doc asap for instruction or go to er if you cannot get in touch with the doc...
Best of luck. ...Read more
Retina: Please see an ophthalmologist soon for a fundus examination to rule out a retinal tear. Good luck. ...Read more
Be positive: I have seen this question a few days ago. Let me try if this help. Be thankful that you have a wonderful chilhhood in this house. Look forward that you will have a bright future and a lot of other opportunities at other houses. You will also meet a lot of good friends in your life. Good luck. ...Read more
Back pain: Back pain can be a result of problems in the muscles, the spine or the spinal roots. If it is worse with certain movements, suggests a mechanical issue. Important to know if the pain radiates, or if there is any numbness or tingling in the legs that occur along with the pain. First, sounds like it needs evaluation, and then if it is more muscular in nature, physical therapy would probably help. ...Read more
3 months: You are almost 3 months. Make sure you do all of your prenatal care and visit your OB/GYN for all of your checkups. Do not smoke drink or use any drugs. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain prescriptions.: You need to obtain all of your medical records, including office notes, pharmacy records and relevant testing you've had, from your current pain management doctor. Then, you need to find another one and present him/her with all of your records. This will show the next doctor that you are credible. It would really help if the two doctors can converse. ...Read more
Weak or none: If it is, the effect is weak. The only good recent review (the book is anecdote, militant activism and sub-science) is in j laryngol march '13; these folks simply concluded we cannot rule out an effect on the ear even though it's not been demonstrated to take place. Science is cutthroat and if there were a major real effect, one of the nih research piranhas would have demonstrated it by now. ...Read more
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Only you really know: Moving can be very stressful, even when the move is a desired one. Your response depends on many things. How much do you want to move? Will you have friends or family in the new place? How is your mental health now, before you move? Do you have solid employment in the new place? Is it a climate you prefer? Is there access to the activities you like? Good luck to you, in your new community. ...Read more
Out of the bedroom: Don't let the pet go into the bedroom, get a hepa air purifier for that bedroom also, load up on oral antihistamines and get your friend to see an allergist if this is a long term living arrangement, things will only get worse with time. ...Read more
That depends: The problem can be external with skin sensitivity, internal with a problem in your sensory nerves or being superaware of the slightest body movements in your environemtn. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on where you live. Contact your local health department for details. ...Read more
My husband is seeing green blobs / or lines that seem to be moving and getting larger then smaller?
If new, it's time...: If one is having new, significant, continuing visual changes (meaning this is a new situation for him), then it is time for an emergency examination by an eye doctor. His own ophthalmologist can do this, if that doctor is available now. Otherwise, he can go to the Emergency Room. These situations are emergencies because certain disorders need rapid treatment, to try to prevent losing one's vision. ...Read more
What factors do you need to consider when moving and positioning individuals after they've fainted?
Lying down: Since a true syncopal or fainting spell results in a drop in blood pressure, it is best to have patient supine until things stabilize. But the bigger question in my mind, is the causation issue. Repetitive fainting could be secondary to medication or cardiac issues and should be addressed. ...Read more
I'm worried. I first felt the baby moving a lot but now the last two days I have not felt him move at all ?
Must get it checked: If you haven't felt your baby move in the last 2 days, you must call your OB provider to get it checked. He may decide on what test to do to find out what the problem is non stress test or biophysical profile depending on your term and the presence of other symptoms. ...Read more