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Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, i can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, i can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

Annoying!: Ptyalism or excess saliva is common during pregnancy. Try eating dry plain crackers, chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sunflower seeds or sugar free mints . Stay well hydrated. This too shall pass! ...Read more

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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any sleep aid you can recommend during the first trimester of pregnancy for severe insomnia that doesn't respond to good sleep hygiene?

Is there any sleep aid you can recommend during the first trimester of pregnancy for severe insomnia that doesn't respond to good sleep hygiene?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Please check with your OB physician, but Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is generally considered safe. It appears you may already be taking this. Your doctor may want to check further into the possible causes of your "severe insomnia" also. Consultation with a psychiatrist or sleep medicine physician could be in order. ...Read more

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Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.

Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.

Anxiety...: I am not an MD, but have had hundreds of patients with similar questions. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not typically good for anxiety incidently. Anyway, Sertraline (Zoloft) is considered relatively safe for pregnant women and has been used where they know the mother to be prone to depression/anxiety. Ask your MD. All the best in your search for answers and good health for you and your child! ...Read more

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Can one do exercise i.e go for long walk during pregnancy at 2nd trimester???

Can one do exercise i.e go for long walk during pregnancy at 2nd trimester???

PG exercise benefits: Moderate exercise during pregnancy has multiple health benefits for the mother and baby. It can also shorten labor when a pregnant patient is physically fit. Check with your OB MD to be certain that there are no contraindications to your exercise program. ...Read more

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Is insomnia a normal part of pregnancy?

Is insomnia a normal part of pregnancy?

Lets say: Its not unusual but can be problematic. I would ask if you have ever had a major issue with anxiety(stress ANS worry), panic attacks, mood dysfunction ( excessive sadness or guilt for prolonged times) or any psychiatric treatment. It may be transient, it might be anxiety posing as nightime hyperarousal. Clinching teeth? Headaches?; if big problem may put u at risk pp depression. Treat if nec. ...Read more

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Is insomnia a common symptom of early pregnancy? (5-6 weeks)

Is insomnia a common symptom of early pregnancy? (5-6 weeks)

Relatively common.: Hello and thanks for being on Health Tap. Insomnia is a relatively common problem during first trimester of pregnancy, especially for women who have never been pregnant. This is a complex problem related to Progresterone levels changes, discomfort with body changes, nausea and urinary frequency. Greetings. ...Read more

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What to do during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

What to do during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Nutrition: during the second trimester the baby is developing it take your vitamins see your doctor regularly and nutrition is the most important thing ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more