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What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

Math: There is a margin of error in everything is life. In sonography the margin exists because of the mathematics involved in measuring a fetus and then applying those measurement to standardized algorithms that establish the gestational age. The further along the wider the margin or error as one fetus begins to individualize. ...Read more

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Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Not usually: Generally, the best ultrasound for dating is an early first trimester ultrasound. It is unlikely to be off by that much from where the actual pregnancy dates are, but it might be off from your menstrually calculated due date due to issues with when your last period was. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to walk as exercise my first month . I also love crawfish is it safe to eat in your first trimester ?been worried about miscarriag

Is it safe for me to walk as exercise my first month . I also love crawfish is it safe to eat in your first  trimester ?been worried  about miscarriag

Yes and no: Walking is fine. Would avoid raw fish definitely. Shell fish should be cooked, but are fine to eat. Miscarriages can be lowered in chance by avoiding heavy lifting, physical trauma, any recreational drugs, or certain medications that can be harmful to the fetus. Can find info at womenobgyn.com ...Read more

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Need details on first trimester of pregnancy week by week?

Need details on first trimester of pregnancy week by week?

What to expect...: Its not possible to tell you everything about the first trimester of pregnancy in such a short space. I would recommend a book for you called "What to expect when you are expecting." http://www.amazon.com/What-Expect-Youre-Expecting-Edition/dp/0761148574 You will find all the information you need. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What kind of exercises should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy?

What kind of exercises should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Not many: I tell my patients that as long as they are not bleeding they can continue all exercises they were doing prior to pregnancy. It's important to stay hydrated throughout the workout. You obviously wouldn't want to be involved in any exercises that can cause trauma to your abdomen. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more