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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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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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Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

Is black loose stools during pregnancy first trimester normal?

If on IRON: The iron in the prenatal vitamin, or if you are even on a supplemental Iron pill can cause the stool to be black. Call your GYN to assure you are on an iron supplement. If so, most likely fine, but at next visit, you could always have your stool checked for heme to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in left rib cage during first trimester of pregnancy.

I have severe pain in left rib cage during first trimester of pregnancy.

Possibly serious.: Pulmonary embolism, pleurisy, pneumonia, rib fracture, herpes zoster and intercostal nerve/muscle injury can cause your symptoms, as can psychosomatic causes. Talk to your obstetrician asap about this, as some of these causes can be very serious for your health/life! ...Read more

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Can you workout during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Can you workout during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Always ask OB expert: Many women with low-risk pregnancies successfully work out during pregnancy. But all should discuss this with their OB doctors at the first visit. Conditions change throughout pregnancy. Therefore, women should ask the OB at visits what is ok. Women with risk of pregnancy complications, history of preterm birth, etc. Should consult with OB and maternal-fetal medicine about what activity is safe. ...Read more

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Is traveling overseas safe during the first trimester if pregnancy?

Is traveling overseas safe during the first trimester if pregnancy?

Yes: It is safe as long as you watch what you eat and take your vitamins like at home. The only concern is that most miscarriages occur in the first trimester whether you are at home or overseas and it can be more traumatic if you are away from home but the travel doesn't increase the risk. ...Read more

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Is sex safe during first trimester of pregnancy?

Usually yes!: In early pregnancy there should be no problem having sex. Later on, there are certain medical conditions later in pregnancy that may cause your doctor to recommend you avoid intercourse (placenta previa, preterm labor, etc) but for most pregnancies it is safe to have sex for all 9 months. ...Read more

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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing , cramping, aching, ...Read more


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