Doctor insights on:
Pregnant True Dianne
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
Just one plus...:
The recommended weight gain for pregnancy is 25-30 lbs. During first trimester, some women may gain some 2-4 lbs, others none, still others may actualy lose some due to v/n etc. As pregnancy progresses, mom's caloric intake increases, maybe 400-500 cal extra daily at end of pregnancy...But not for 2.
F/u with doc regular and follow the OB advice for proper diet/wt gain.
Good luck. ...Read more
In a way, yes: Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter your blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby. It is well documented that the nicotine effects the small blood vessels of the placenta, narrowing their size. Smokers have babies a half pound lighter than non smokers. Other studies show the kids more likely to be smokers later in life. ...Read more
How can I get pregnant having p.c.o.s been trying for a very long time I heard there is a pill is it true?
My best friend & I are trying to get pregnant together, what could we do to make this come true? Pleasr help!
Wanting pregnancy: The most important thing a committed couple can do to increase their change of conceiving a baby is the measure basal body temperature (you need a special higher calibrated thermometer and a chart for recording) to insure that the woman is ovulating (abrupt 1/2-1 degree increase in morning temperature) and that you have sex 2-3 times within 72 hours of ovulation. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 22weeks pregnant and I heard ur not suppost to go to pools, how true is that? And what is ur opinion on it
I'm 40w and 4days pregnant and I'm scared of being induced because people say its twice as bad is this true? :/
Not really: The process is more prolonged and you will be in the hospital and more restricted than you would be at home. Whether the contractions are more intense is arguable but that is balanced by an epidural being more readily available. None of that makes it a worse experience, just different. ...Read more
Is it true that you have to wait at least a week before you can find out if your pregnant or not? Can I test then? Help please
Myths: Yes. More than a week. Don't you remember that it takes one to five days for pregnancy after sex and then the fetus is not connected to the mother's body for fourteen days after conception. So, pregnancy testing is to be done the morning after the first day of a missed period. Not sooner. No matter what you read or hear from your friends. ...Read more
I like watching horror movies, my friends they say it' s not good to watch movies like this when you are pregnant. Is that true?
It is fine: If you enjoy horror films I can't imagine why you should avoid them when pregnant, as long as you avoid physical contact with zombies. ...Read more
I'm freaking out. I'm pregnant and bought mushrooms from the store and ate them raw. I read online raw mushrooms are not safe. Is this true?
No: No this is not true. A lot depends on the type of mushroom. Make sure you wish them thoroughly and know what you are buying ...Read more
Hiiii....I am thinking to get pregnant n I heared that marrying in family with cousin might get any risk or disorders in children is that true?
I had an us 7/23 and it said I was 6wks1dy. I had another us8/13 and it stated I was 9wks1d the us tech said I GT pregnant around the 17 is this true?
Conception date: The two ultrasounds match up beautifully. Your due date is 3/17/14 with conception occurring 6/24. ...Read more
NO: Bathing is fine while pregnant. You may however want to avoid public baths and jacuzzi/hottubs, etc. ...Read more
Stamina!: Depending on the weight gain and general health of the mother, this can be the case for many certain women. However, there's little debate that maternity can toughen you up in skills acquired during the pregnancy, delivery and raising of your kids! Your grandma is a wise woman. ...Read more
Ovulation prediction: I assume you're referring to ovulation prediction kit (opk). If that's the case, a positive test confirms you've ovulated but says nothing about pregnancy. To determine if you're pregnant, you need to take a pregnancy test (not ovulation prediction test). Of course you need to take test as directed, in other words, at least 4 wks after last menstrual period, not just any random day less than 4wk. ...Read more
Deli meats: Avoid deli meats, pate, unpasteurized milk & imported soft cheeses (listeria) ** things made with raw eggs (salmonella)**. Avoid alcohol (fetal alcohol syndrome) ** avoid high caffeine in beverages (^ miscarriage rate in some studies)**raw meat (coliform bacteria, toxoplasmosis, & salmonella)** & fish high in mercury. ...Read more