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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Multiple Pregnancy (Definition)

Multiple gestation is a condition where more than one fetus is carried in a single pregnancy.

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How can I treat multiple pregnancy?

How can I treat multiple pregnancy?

Prenatal care: If you know you have a multiple pregnancy, you will have already had an ultrasound exam. Follow-up with your obstetrician as directed. ...Read more

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Are there harmful symptoms associated with multiple pregnancy?

Are there harmful symptoms associated with multiple pregnancy?

Risks with multiples: Twin, triplet, and higher-order pregnancies are higher risk for both mom and babies. Risks include preterm labor/delivery, pre-eclampsia, uneven distribution of bloodflow & nutrients to babies, diabetes and other health problems for mom, and identicals or babies who share a sac can even get tangled up. Multiple pregnancies should be closely monitored by a high-risk OB specialist. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy (Tip)

High risk pregnancy

Strict blood sugar control for those with gestational diabetes. ...See more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Lower abdominal pain lower back pain multiple pregnancy symptoms multiple negative urine test no blood tests milky discharge all STDs cleared a help!

Lower abdominal pain lower back pain multiple pregnancy symptoms multiple negative urine test no blood tests milky discharge all STDs cleared a help!

See a family doctor: These symptoms are too vague to even prompt a guess, and you definitely need to be examined. Remember, answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy (Tip)

High risk pregnancy

Gestational diabetes? Daily physical activity is essential for health. Take a walk. Try yoga. Dance. ...See more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
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Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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Haven't had a period since may (2011) and I have taken multiple pregnancy tests and all were negative. What could be the issue? I had my son in january (2011) and it took us 3 years to conceive him. I was diagnosed with pcos and endometriosis prior to. I

Haven't had a period since may (2011) and I have taken multiple pregnancy tests and all were negative. What could be the issue? I had my son in january (2011) and it took us 3 years to conceive him. I was diagnosed with pcos and endometriosis prior to. I

The history of PCOS: Raises a red flag? Did you need to use fertility medications to conceive (eg Clomiphene or injectables, letrozole)? You should see a reprooductive endocrinologist about this becuase its been >6mos. Also having gone this long without a period would warrant investigation of your uterine lining and the use of Progesterone for a withdrawal bleed. Also curious if you were on birth control aftr delivey. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more

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