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Doctor insights on: Pregnant Third Trimester

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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My dentist gave me papain for tooth pain. I am currently pregnant at third trimester . Is it safe to take that medicine?

My dentist gave me papain for tooth pain. I am currently pregnant at third trimester . Is it safe to take that medicine?

Not sure: Personally, i never heard of it. This is what was posted on webmd:special precautions & warnings: pregnancy and breast-feeding: taking papain by mouth during pregnancy is possibly unsafe. There is a concern that it might cause birth defects or miscarriage. Not enough is known about the safety of using papain during breast-feeding. Don’t use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. ...Read more

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Hi im pregnant im on my third trimester bp 120/90 ..is it ok?

Hi im pregnant im on my third trimester bp 120/90 ..is it ok?

A little high: The bottom number is a bit high. Please call your obstetrician and let them know. They will want you to come in and be checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can I use face paint on my pregnant belly in my third trimester?

Can I use face paint on my pregnant belly in my third trimester?

Water based: children's paint will do no harm on the outside of your belly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Slight tilt better: There's a large vein (vena cava) that returns blood to your heart that runs up on the right side near your spine. It's possible to compress this with your uterus & that's why you may feel light-headed, dizzy, or with palpitations when you lay on your back. Simply a slight tilt towards your left can avoid vena-caval compression & you'll feel better. If no symptoms, i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

Multiple: Placental abruption, placenta previa , local lesions and unidentified cause, are the commonest reason behind bleeding in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Yes: Absolutely! some poses may be difficult, but do what you can. Yoga is great for maintaining strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

Fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen): Fluids, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen). But, you should check with your doctor to make sure you don't need antibiotics. ...Read more

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