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Pregnancy Body Aches First Trimester
Hi. M 8wk preg. Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe in 1st trimester for body ache. Wat else can be done for back and limb ache?
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
Yes.: Round ligament pain is a normal pregnancy symptom/discomfort that should gradually improve and generally respond to tylenol (acetaminophen) and rest/avoidance of prolonged standing. If the pain is severe or persistent despite rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) see your obstetrician for advice. Take Folic Acid and good luck! ...Read more
See below: Mainly due to muscle stretch/strain. Also changes in the way you walk due to changes in your body and your center of gravity. ...Read more
Help! My breasts ache and I am still in my first trimester. Will this continue until my baby is born or get better?
While you are pregnat is it easier for you to have more sore throat more frequently i'am in my first trimester and I have been having a lot of sore throats n hoarseness in my voice for weeks now is this something serious
Infections: Infections of this type are not more common in pregnancy. It may be that you had been exposed to someone with an infection recently. Check with your OB if you do not improve over the next week or two. Sometimes it takes a while (several weeks) for hoarseness to improve after a viral infection. I hope you don't smoke since that can slow healing and be bad for the baby. ...Read more
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
Is pressure in the first trimester common. I have a dull ache in my lower left pelvic area. Probably like a 4 out of 10?
Good to check: If you are having pain that you feel is not normal it is best to see your Obgyn for an evaluation. In the first trimester they ned to make sure there is a baby located inside of the uterus and not an ectopic pregnancy. They can also evaluate the ovaries for a corpus luteum cyst and others. Left lower abdominal pain sometimes is constipation ...Read more
Ok: There is no evidence demonstrating harm to a developing fetus. Discuss with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Drinking mineral water during first trimester of pregnacy. To releive vomiting. Is good or badfor baby. My gyn appointment is in a couple of days.
Mineral water: Mineral water should not affect the baby in any way, but as long as it contros your vomiting it is beneficial. ...Read more
My Dr office is closed on Saturday so, here's my question. In my 1st trimester and have a cold. What can I do for my stuffy nose and sore throat?
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
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
First trimester of pregnancy and my joints especially my elbows are very achey and hurt if bent to long is this normal?
Probably: There are so many changes that occur during pregnancy. The hormone Progesterone will cause some relaxation of your ligaments. There are fluid shifts that occur and you may notice some joint fluid that causes some pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help. If it worsens, check with your ob. ...Read more
First trimester pregnancy & haven't slept in 5 days - panic at night and adrenaline surges through body. Terrified this will affect/lose baby. HELP! ?
First trimester, sometimes my belly and hands are hot. Body temperature is 98F. Is it normal? Can it be harmful to the baby?
A sensation of warmth without a fever is not indicative of any risk to a pregnancy or developing baby.
The body does go through many expected changes in pregnancy including hormone levels and changes in the circulatory system that can cause hot flashes, flushing or excess sweating that can seem to come in waves. Most women experience these symptoms to varying degrees. ...Read more
If first trimester abdominal ultrasound was not accurate why would doctors do them? Does it depend on your body type? Just curious.
Ultrasound dating: First trimester ultrasound is accurate within 5-7 days. There is no test that can date conception more accurately than a 1 week window. While ultrasounds can be limited in obese people, as long as they can visualize fetus, measurements will be accurate. Transvaginal ultrasounds can be more accurate but more invasive. Getting a more accurate date is unnecessary; babies rarely respect due date! ...Read more
Is there fact to too much rubbing belly in first trimester cause increased body temperature that may provoke miscarriage or preterm labor? Doc said so
No: Rubbing the belly surface won't increase one's body temperature inside. The skin may get a little warmer where one rubs. Nothing unusual happens to the baby, because the baby is inside, at a stable temperature. So, if any baby problems arise, they are not due to rubbing the belly surface. ...Read more
Would there be a considerable difference in a first trimester u/s of a 12 week baby and a 10 week baby? Wondering if my pregnancy was dated wrong.
Maybe: A first trimester ultrasound is accurate within a few days to a week. A 2 week discrepancy may indicate incorrect dating. Speak with your doctor for clarification. ...Read more
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
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
Several resources: Congratulations on your pregnancy. There are many resources online that describe pregnancy by trimester and by the week. Here's one: http://kidshealth. Org/parent/pregnancy_calendar/pregnancy_calendar_intro. Html and here's another: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pregnancy-week-by-week/my00331/tab=indepth. ...Read more
Book: An ideal book for this purpose is "what to expect when you are expecting." it is full of important information and will help prepare you for each stage of pregancy. ...Read more
Be healthy; get care: Plan the pregnanacy and be as healthy as possible. Get prenatal care and avoid any substance or avtivity that can harm the baby. Try to avoid become infected while pregnant. ...Read more
Symptoms vary: Each week your baby is growing rapidly. Starting with one cell to a completely formed fetus by 12 weeks with fingers, toes etc. Each week you may feel the same with mild symptoms or you may have severe symptoms with vomiting and weight loss. Each baby is different and each pregnancy is different. Many women feel really good during the first trimester. Breasts might feel tender and enlarged. ...Read more
Several Issues: With even healthy pregnancy, the very vascular uterine lining continues to grow, facilitating capillary flow to support growing baby, the zygote erodes into the uterine lining needing blood supply/nutrition+waste removal, rapid placental development not perfect, much of the rapidly forming fine vascular network is fragile & stressed by motion, BP elevations, etc. ...Read more