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I need to know some things about pregnancy?

I need to know some things about pregnancy?

Lots of Resources: Most OB offices provide free initial consults & can address many concerns. Speak to other women who've had babies, or there's even an app for iphones (pregnancy companion) which offers practical & useful advice. This forum can answer simple questions & i see many experts for almost any possible questions you might have. Take care & i hope you find what you're looking for. ...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 are the things to avoid during pregnancy besides sex?

What are the things to avoid during pregnancy besides sex?

Alcohol, tobacco, &: Fish with high mercury levels such as swordfish, tuna, tilefish, mackerel, bluefish, shark, grouper in fact those highup on food chain who have eaten other fish and retained their mercury.( shrimp, scallops, clams + salmon are safe) xs liver consuption may be bad from vitamin a toxicity as well as xs tofu (fine in moderate amounts) may have a slight feminizing effect on baby boys' genitalia. ...Read more

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Hi I have questions about pregnancy and things that goes on.

Hi I have questions about pregnancy and things that goes on.

In right place: HEALTHTAP is the place to get your questions answered. Simply ask your question and then review the similar answers that will appear based on your question. If you do not find what you were looking for then you can submit that question to us for an answer. ...Read more

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What are the things to do when couple are expecting pregnancy?

What are the things to do when couple are expecting pregnancy?

Preparation: Here is a useful link for both parents-to-be http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/your-pre-pregnancy-to-do-list ...Read more

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What are some things that I should avoid during during pregnancy?

What are some things that I should avoid during during pregnancy?

Top two: The top two things to avoid during pregnancy are radiation and toxic chemicals. Of course there are several others too numerous to name in this format. ...Read more

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How can I make sure I am eating the right things during pregnancy?

How can I make sure I am eating the right things during pregnancy?

A diet guide: There are a number of excellent books on pregnancy and nutrition. If you have food allergies a nutritionist may help. A good balanced diet, plenty of protein, lots of vegetables, plenty of color variety. Avoid fried foods, too much red meat and limit fish, especially large filets. Sugar and sweets should be avoided or limited. A pregnant metabolism is a slow metabolism. ...Read more

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What's the best exercises/things to eat to lose pregnancy weight asap?

What's the best exercises/things to eat to lose pregnancy weight asap?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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At what week during pregnancy is it unsafe to reach for things and lift heavy items?

At what week during pregnancy is it unsafe to reach for things and lift heavy items?

Myth: Problems from reaching during pregnancy are a myth--- no problems. Lifting should be limited to 15-30 lbs according to the method of lifting and weeks of pregnancy, ...Read more

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What other things can cause morning sickness besides pregnancy?

What other things can cause morning sickness besides pregnancy?

Causes for nausea: There are many possible reasons for nausea. Please see this extensive list of possible causes of nausea by mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/nausea/my00572/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What things other than pregnancy can cause pregnancy like symptoms?

What things other than pregnancy can cause pregnancy like symptoms?

Great many, look up: pseudocyesis, pseudopregnancy, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_pregnancy, http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/false-pregnancy-pseudocyesis, http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/pseudopregnancy, http://www.womens-health.co.uk/false_pregnancy.html,

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What are the best things I can do to get back into pre-pregnancy shape?

What are the best things I can do to get back into pre-pregnancy shape?

Breast-feeding: Breast-feeding burns about 600-800 calories per day. This combined with light exercise and a balanced diet should help with post-pregnancy weight loss. ...Read more

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There any other things besides highrisk pregnancy I should be worried about as 50 year old firsttime dad?

There any other things besides highrisk pregnancy I should be worried about as 50 year old firsttime dad?

NO: This is a broad question and I am not sure what your underlying concerns are. In general i suggest not worrying about things that have not happened or could happen. Get facts. Is mom healthy? Is pregnancy going well? Not all high risk pregnancies have problems.You will be a wonderful dad because you care and are asking questions. ...Read more

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Now I am 5 months pregnant time of pregnancy i can use wifi modem (means wifi things mobile ) please advise me?

Now I am 5 months pregnant  time of pregnancy i can use wifi modem (means wifi things mobile ) please advise me?

Yes, but...: It has not yet shown that the electromagnetic radiation from wifi devices is harmful to people or fetuses, when the devices are used in a normal manner. However, to be safe, one can put the devices on a table, for example, instead of resting a laptop computer directly on a pregnant belly. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy? I've heard conflicting things from different people and now I'm really confused

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?  I've heard conflicting things from different people and now I'm really confused

Pregnancy nutrition: Shark, swordfish, King Mackerel, tilefish, more than 200 mg caffeine per day, unwashed fruit, unwashed vegetables, unpasteurized dairy, and undercooked meats. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy..? What are the things that i have to avoid during pregnancy

Iam 2 month pregnant...mobile using is harmful during pregnancy..? What are the things that i have to avoid during pregnancy

Mobile ok...: Mobile use ok. Avoid all medications first three months of pregnancy, alcohol, street drugs. Always check with your doctor before taking any med. Best luck. ...Read more

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My wife is hgb sc while mine is hgb aa; what are the things i need to know about my wife and do before pregnancy and when pregnant?

My wife is hgb sc while mine is hgb aa; what are the things i need to know about my wife and do before pregnancy and when pregnant?

Hemoglobinopathy: The possibility your kids could have are hemoglobin as and hemoglobin ac. Hemoglobinas kid usually don't have any trouble( sickle cell trait). Hemoglobin ac kid can have mild anemia. Chances for each are 50% at each pregnancy. For better information i recommend genetic counseling. ...Read more

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Took one pregnancy test last week. Positive 1-2 weeks. Took another one this morning, positive 2-3 weeks. Does this mean things are progressing ok?

Took one pregnancy test last week. Positive 1-2 weeks. Took another one this morning, positive 2-3 weeks. Does this mean things are progressing ok?

Yes: Urine test does not measure the quantity of HCG in blood and is not useful to monitor the progress of pregnancy. If you are feeling okay and there is no abnormal bleeding, it is okay. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. ...Read more