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Dr. Sangeeta Dave
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Preconception Care (Overview)

Preconception care refers to health practices suggested for women who are considering getting pregnant, in order to maximize their health and that of their future baby. An example includes taking folate supplements before becoming pregnant in order to lower the risk of spinal cord problems.


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Im pregnant, doctor gives me preconceive folic acid, is it ok for me to take it even if i got cysts in my breast ?

Im pregnant, doctor gives me preconceive folic acid, is it ok for me to take it even if i got cysts in my breast ?

It is safe to take: Folic acid is a safe vitamin to take for everyone. Breast cysts will not be affected by folic acid...It might even help the cysts to regress! ...Read more

Dr. Sangeeta Dave
27 doctors shared insights

Preconception Care (Overview)

Preconception care refers to health practices suggested for women who are considering getting pregnant, in order to maximize their health and that of their future baby. An example includes taking folate supplements before becoming pregnant in order to lower the risk of spinal cord problems.


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Do ultrasounds add two preconception weeks when measuring baby? If baby measures 12 w is this supposed to date to LMP or conception?

Do ultrasounds add two preconception weeks when measuring baby? If baby measures 12 w is this supposed to date to LMP or conception?

Yes. LMP.: The gestational age (number of weeks pregnant) stated in the result of the ultrasound already added the 2 preconception weeks. If the ultrasound dating says 12 weeks gestation, that means 12 weeks since the estimated start of the last menstrual period (lmp). ...Read more

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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
once
Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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Will doctors see you for a preconception check up if we haven't gotten pregnant after 4 months of trying. ?

Will doctors see you for a preconception check up if we haven't gotten pregnant after 4 months of trying. ?

Not Likely: At your age, if your are healthy and your periods are regular, it is reasonable to wait a year of trying to conceive before seeing a doctor. To increase your chances, get an ovulator predictor kit to pinpoint your fertile days. ...Read more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimiming or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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Where can I find a doctor to do preconception gender selection?

Where can I find a doctor to do preconception gender selection?

Gender Selection: I have been offering patients pre conception gender selection for over 20 yrs. There a two procedures and the success rate varies between 70 to 99% depending upon the method chosen. Check out www.Genderselection.Com. ...Read more

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Can you take black mores preconception tablets if you have an under active thyroid . Trying to improve my chances of conceiving?

Can you take black mores preconception tablets if you have an under active thyroid . Trying to improve my chances of conceiving?

Ineffective: That product, like any other false promise for improved fertility, will not improve your chances at making a baby. Best to do is to have sex on the days before ovulation with a male who has effective sperm. ...Read more

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I'm on 100mgs of thyroxine for hypothyroidism. I'm trying for a baby can I take a preconception vitamin with iodine in it 150mg. Will it interact. ?

I'm on 100mgs of thyroxine for hypothyroidism. I'm trying for a baby can I take a preconception vitamin with iodine in it 150mg. Will it interact. ?

That's fine: Hi. It's fine to take that prenatal vitamin with that iodine; it won't interact with your l-thyroxine. And just to clarify, you're taking 100 micrograms (mcg), not 100 milligrams (mg). 100 mcg is the same as 0.1 mg, so if you want to use milligrams, it's 0.1 mg. Often your l-thyroxine dose will need to be increased early in your pregnancy. I'm sure your OB is on top of that. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a preconception visit necessary if I am healthy, up to date of doctor visits and vaccines, eating healthy, and am taking prenatal vitamins?

Is a preconception visit necessary if I am healthy, up to date of doctor visits and vaccines, eating healthy, and am taking prenatal vitamins?

Maybe: It depends on your doctor and insurance. There maybe some others concerns that your provider would want to go over with you. Maybe you forgot something. Maybe they would just like to get to know you. Maybe they need labs. Maybe insurance mandates it. Patient care revolves around you and who you choose to be on your healthcare team. ...Read more

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During my preconception visit my dr. was really pushing genetic screening for before we start conceiving. We have no family history of genetic disorders and she said nothing stands out (other than cystic fibrosis since we are both Caucasian). ?

During my preconception visit my dr. was really pushing genetic screening for before we start conceiving.  We  have no family history of genetic disorders and she said nothing stands out (other than cystic fibrosis since we are both Caucasian). ?

See below: In addition to screening for cystic fibrosis, Indications for screening include,AMONG OTHERS, any one of the following:**A known or suspected hereditary disease in the patient or a family member; **Presence of birth defects, chromosomal abnormality, intellectual disability, developmental delay in a parent, a child, or the child of a family member**Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity ...Read more

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I'm looking for details on who in socal provides preconceptional counseling for high risk pregnancy?

I'm looking for details on who in socal provides preconceptional counseling for high risk pregnancy?

Info: One good source would be on the smfm website. It lists mfm's in your new area. That will help you choose hospitals with adequate resources for your care. The site is smfm.Org. ...Read more

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On n off (when on alinia or flagyl) bloody diarrhea for 3 mons. Started when I was taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for tooth infection. Tested for c.diff and other things. All negative. What next? Lost 20 pou.Scared

On n off (when on alinia or flagyl) bloody diarrhea for 3 mons. Started when I was taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for tooth infection. Tested for c.diff and other things. All negative. What next? Lost 20 pou.Scared

See: See Dentist to assure Dental infection completely cured. Antibiotic will only temporarily prevent spread of infection. Infected tooth material has to be removed. See Internist/gastroenterologist for GI problems. Please call for appointments now. ...Read more

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Is drugs bad?

Is drugs bad?

Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read more

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Is same safe?

Is same safe?

Generally, Yes: Same is used in many european countries to treat depression as well as other diseases. That said, before taking any supplement, discuss it with your doctor especially if you are taking any other medications since many otherwise safe medications can become unsafe when combined with each other or with medications. ...Read more

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How to do sex?

How to do sex?

??: Need to be more specific however with the right person nature will take over and remember to protect yourself from stds. ...Read more

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Can i smoke ??

Can i smoke ??

No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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Is lead safe ?

Is lead safe ?

Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more