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Any women get their flu shot in 1st trimester and had a healthy pregnancy?

Any women get their flu shot in 1st trimester and had a healthy pregnancy?

Yes: Past experience with the killed (regular injected) flu vaccine has been good. No specific pattern of problems influencing the fetus is known. Although considered safe during any stage of pregnancy, most recommend waiting until >14wks when he period of organ formation is completed out of caution. Influenza is a devastating illness to some in pregnancy, we lost 2 moms here 2 years ago (babies ok). ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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Can a women have 2 periods and still be pregnant? Do some women bleed every month during pregnancy?

Can a women have 2 periods and still be pregnant? Do some women bleed every month during pregnancy?

Asked And Answered: Your question has been repeatedly and accurately answered here. It is extremely rude to keep demanding free advice from the professionals who have already provided you such gracious service. ...Read more

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30% of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester. how many of those women who bleed will have healthy pregnancy?

30% of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester. how many of those women who bleed will have healthy pregnancy?

Myths: I don't know where you got that statistic, but it is not true or correct or there is a different definition of what the word 'bleeding' means. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Any bleeding in pregnancy should be considered abnormal. And a reason to be in good contact with your OB. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women have spotting more than once in her early weeks of pregnancy?

Can a pregnant women have spotting more than once in her early weeks of pregnancy?

Get tested: Please. This nonstop worrying and looking for signs before missing a period is not going to help. Nature does not change just because you are nervous. The missed period is often the first symptom of early pregnancy. If you have missed a period go get a test. If you have not arrived at your expected period then you have to wait like all other humans. ...Read more

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Are pregnant women more susceptible to morning sickness?

Are pregnant women more susceptible to morning sickness?

Yes: Morning sickness is the lay term for the nausea of pregnancy. Hyperemesis is the medical term if this is significant. Basically only pregnanct women get "morning sickness". ...Read more

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Can women have their period while pregnant?

Can women have their period while pregnant?

Although a : Woman who is pregnant might experience bleeding it would not be her period. A woman's period stops when she is pregnant. Take care. ...Read more

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How many women have periods and negative beta and are still pregnant?

How many women have periods and negative beta and are still pregnant?

None: If you had your period then you are not pregnant from sexual activity that occurred prior to that period. ...Read more

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Does women have to ovulate to become pregnant? Can women become pregnant on their period?

Does women have to ovulate to become pregnant? Can women become pregnant on their period?

Ovulation: Yes, a woman needs to ovulate in order to become pregnant. Becoming pregnant on your period is unlikely, but can still be remotely possible. Unless you want to become pregnant, it's wise to use birth control for every sexual act. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman get meningococcal vaccine?

No and Yes: Menactra (one brand) is a pregnancy catagory c, which means risk to fetus cannot be ruled out. Menveo is category b, which means there is no evidence of risk to fetus in humans. Therefore Menveo can be given to a pregnant mother, if/when the benefits outweigh the risks. However, neither is specifically indicated or thoroughly studied in pregnant women. Discuss you risks and benefits with doc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex during your third trimester of pregnancy? Im 35 weeks and 3 days pregnant

Is it safe to have sex during your third trimester of pregnancy? Im 35 weeks and 3 days pregnant

See below: As long as pregnancy has been going well and there have been no complications like placenta previa or bleeding it is safe to continue intercourse into the third trimester. If you suspect your membranes are ruptured don't. ...Read more

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Pregnant women and smoking weed?

Pregnant women and smoking weed?

No.: Please, no, no, no. There are not enough medical studies to know for sure what happens to the fetus with smoking pot. Please value your baby's health and avoid pot while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Yes: The pneumoccal vaccines (more than one) are composed of non living material and pose no risk to the developing fetus.They can be given as indicated at any point in pregnancy. Some practitioners avoid use in the first trimester out of a sense of caution, but there are no documented problems when it has been given during that period. ...Read more

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Why are women considered 2weeks pregnant at conception?

Why are women considered 2weeks pregnant at conception?

How calculated : Sonograms were not around for most of human history. The only reliable metric that could be used was the last menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Do all men get pregnancy symptoms while their partners are pregnant?

Do all men get pregnancy symptoms while their partners are pregnant?

Couvade syndrome: Also called sympathetic pregnancy. Any macho - expectant fathers can have pregnancy symptoms too. Although men may not talk about it much, these symptoms are not uncommon. However, most of men are usually somewhat peripheral during pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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How many kilos should a pregnant women gain during pregnancy?

Weight gain: The amount of kilos depends on starting weight in relation to height or the bmi. For instance normal weight gain is 10-14 kg. If you are overweight, the recommendation would be less and if you are underweight the recommendation would be more. ...Read more

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Should pregnant women get a flu shot?

Should pregnant women get a flu shot?

Definitely yes: Every pregnant woman should be offered the influenza vaccination during pregnancy because of the increased morbidity of pregnant women who are infected with the influenza virus. The vaccine is only a single injection. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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How many women get pregnant the month of february?

How many women get pregnant the month of february?

Impossible: How many women in china? New york? Florida? That questions can never be answered. Couples have an 18-20% chance per cycle when all conditions are ideal - ovulation, egg quality, sperm quality, good timing around ovulation. The specific month has nothing to do with it. ...Read more