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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy Heated Mattress Pads

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is it safe to move a king size standard mattress at 21 weeks of pregnancy?

Is it safe to move a king size standard mattress at 21 weeks of pregnancy?

Depends: If you have plenty of extra help and it is not discomforting for you to do so, then - yes. If in doubt, not feeling well or don't want to worry about possible consequences, then have some one else do it for you. ...Read more

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3-day bleeding enough to reach a pad. Is it still within the normal range of bleeding if you are a month pregnant? Is this common in pregnancy?

3-day bleeding enough to reach a pad. Is it still within the normal range of bleeding if you are a month pregnant? Is this common in pregnancy?

Not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have a small period at one month of pregnancy; bleeding beyond that would be unusual and certainly this would require a visit to the ob-gyn physician. ...Read more

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I had light pink and brown spotting (not enough fr pad) on jan. 4th-6th, took a pregnancy test on the 7th and 12th, both neg. could I still be pregnan?

I had light pink and brown spotting (not enough fr pad) on jan. 4th-6th, took a pregnancy test on the 7th and 12th, both neg. could I still be pregnan?

Unlikely: If you took the test within 3-7 days after the approximate date of your missed period and the test is negative then it is unlikely that you are pregnant. If still concerned, get a more reliable lab test or see your obstetrician ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a heating pad on lower back, during any part of pregnancy? Txs!

Is it safe to use a heating pad on lower back, during any part of pregnancy? Txs!

Yes!: A heating pad to your back is unlikely to raise your internal temperature enough to cause a problem (the way a hot tub or sauna can). Many patients will use a heating pad or hot pack for back pain in the second or third trimester. ...Read more

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Stressful pregnancy scare, then period came 2 days early, enough to fill several pads for 3-4 days, Neg pregnant test when it finished, am I def not preg?

Stressful pregnancy scare, then period came 2 days early, enough to fill several pads for 3-4 days, Neg pregnant test when it finished, am I def not preg?

Yes: But if you have unprotected sex this month, that can happen again. It sounds like you were surprised by the scare. Let it guide you for future carefulness. Glad you're safe now. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will pregnancy bleeding have clots and be enough to fill up pads? If your period is shorter than normal (2 instead of 7-8 days), are you pregnant?

Will pregnancy bleeding have clots and be enough to fill up pads? If your period is shorter than normal (2 instead of 7-8 days), are you pregnant?

Implantation bleedin: Is usually around the time of the missed period and is usually light bleeding or spotting. If it is heavier and has clots it is more likely to be a period. If the period is shorter than usual it is possibly early pregnancy with implantation bleeding or it is an unusual period. Check a pregnancy test to tell. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy through fingering i got what seemed to be my period two weeks later and went through several pads. Is this possible?

Need more info.: Pregnancy is only possible if sperm get to an egg. If fingering involved transmission of ejaculate into the vagina pregnancy is of course possible. If there is concern check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more