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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pregnancy (Overview)

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 as a "post-term pregnancy."


Dr. Chad Levitt
4 doctors shared insights

Pregnancy (Overview)

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 as a "post-term pregnancy."


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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
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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What are early pregnancy symptoms?

Nausea, breasts sore: Many women have nausea or sore breasts when they get pregnant. Some women don't feel different at all. Missing a period or having a really light period that is weird for you can also be a sign. ...Read more

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Best prenatal vitamins to take?

Best prenatal vitamins to take?

Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-mthf, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like prenatal nutrients (pure encapsulations) , basic prenatal (thorne) or prenatal pro (designs for health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural e, not synthetic. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
once
Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
once
Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
once
Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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What are the best exercises during pregnancy?

What are the best exercises during pregnancy?

Aerobic exercise: Any aerobic exercise, such as walking or running, are good exercises in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are some ways to promote a healthy pregnancy?

What are some ways to promote a healthy pregnancy?

Prenatal care : You need plenty of sleep, eat right so that you gain 20 pounds max, exercise some and start seeing your health care practitioner as soon as you are pregnant. Taking vitamins with folate (folic acid) before and during pregnancy is important. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
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Why would I have pregnancy symptoms with three negative h.P.T results?

Why would I have pregnancy symptoms with three negative h.P.T results?

Like what?: Are you referring to nausea, cravings, fatigue, euphoria? Several other conditions could mimic pregnancy (viral syndromes, psychological strain). See your gynecologist for a more personalized advice. ...Read more