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I drink a lot of fruit & vegetable smoothies - 1 daily- during pregnant for added nutrients. Do I risk possibility of gest diabetes? Should I worry?

I drink a lot of fruit & vegetable smoothies - 1 daily- during pregnant for added nutrients. Do I risk possibility of gest diabetes? Should I worry?

Maybe?: Gestational diabetes has many factors, including genetics, your weight before pregnancy, your diet, etc. Smoothies can contain a lot of carbs which will raise your blood sugar temporarily, and in pregnancy, that may cause elevated Insulin levels and possibly excess fetal growth. In general, it's better to eat your food then to drink it, and consume protein with your carbs to control blood sugar. ...Read more

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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 am having dark red spotting. Today is first day of my expected period. Am I pregnant? Also to add I slipped and fell yesterday

I am having dark red spotting. Today is first day of my expected period. Am I pregnant? Also to add I slipped and fell yesterday

Not necessarily: The color of menstrual blood is not clinically significant. However, if you only have spotting and are not convinced that this is a period - would go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have rough sex while your pregnant? Please help and add details. Thanks!

Is it safe to have rough sex while your pregnant? Please help and add details. Thanks!

Not good idea: Save rough sex for when UR are, 't pregnant. Note you already have a child at age 17-yrs. Would advise that you insist partner uses a condom. ...Read more

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Pregnant hCG 116 6/22 u/s shown nothing except cyst which was there since 6/3 LMP 5/02 is this normal and when did I get pregnant it isn't adding up?

Pregnant hCG 116 6/22 u/s shown nothing except cyst which was there since 6/3 LMP 5/02 is this normal and when did I get pregnant it isn't adding up?

Not Viable: I am not sure why you turned to us. Your OB or Family Physician should be communicating with you and explaining. It is difficult for a stranger on line to give you bad news. This surely does not sound like it is a viable pregnancy. ...Read more

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What's the vitamin (s) requirement for pregnant gastric bypass patients? Adding a pre-natal on top of the vitamins I already take seems too much. Surgery was over five years ago. All blood work ok.

What's the vitamin (s) requirement for pregnant gastric bypass patients? Adding a pre-natal on top of the vitamins I already take seems too much. Surgery was over five years ago. All blood work ok.

Go back: To your bariatric surgeon to discuss and get a dietician and your OB physician talking. We don't have good data on this yet and it takes a team effort. Malnutrition is our main concern. ...Read more

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A friend's wife is seven months pregnant, but she has not added any weight. Is there any problem? She is very worried and the doctor is concerned too.

A friend's wife is seven months pregnant, but she has not added any weight. Is there any problem? She is very worried and the doctor is concerned too.

PREGNANCY WT GAIN: The Institute of Medicine Guidelines for Maternal Wt Gain in Pregnancy ranges from 0.2kg (0.5 pounds) to 0.6kg (1.3 pounds) per week depending on the mother's weight before getting pregnant. The doctor should be monitoring both mom's weight and baby's growth (by ultrasound) very closely. ...Read more

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I took add medicine and I think I am pregnant could that effect the baby?

I took add medicine and I think I am pregnant could that effect the baby?

Not necessarily but: Speak with your obstetrician and whoever is prescribing add meds and be sure they are collaborating. ...Read more

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What may be the safest procedure for desolving an 11th week pregnancy with the added symptoms and conditions?

What may be the safest procedure for desolving an 11th week pregnancy with the added symptoms and conditions?

See an OBGYN doctor: If you wish to terminate a pregnancy at 11th week, you must see a doctor and have a d&c. But the doctor will do an ultrasound first and counsel you regarding your options. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 9months pregnant and at 35weeks I was told my daughters head was a week off my question is, is that a bad thing? Please help and add details.

Hi I'm 9months pregnant and at 35weeks I was told my daughters head was a week off my question is, is that a bad thing? Please help and add details.

Head off: If you are talking about large size head, the size of the enlargement can help to determine if this is variation of normal or the baby need to be checked for structural abnormilty of the brain, like hydrocephalus or cyst or so forth. So more details are needed ...Read more

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I found out I was pregnant nov15, 2012 my last cycle was oct 12, 2012 how am I jus seven weeks today? Is somethng wrg the time not adding up and im scared!

I found out I was pregnant nov15, 2012 my last cycle was oct 12, 2012 how am I jus seven weeks today? Is somethng wrg the time not adding up and im scared!

No worry yet: Pregnancy dating is strange. People talk about months - doctors talk about weeks. Period start is day #1. Ovulation is day #14. Implantation day is #28. Pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. Don't freak out about the talk and the dates -- just make sure that you are reaching landmarks for what is expected at a certain week number. With your dates, you have a 7w baby, but a 9w pregnancy. Yes, confusing. ...Read more

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If my first ultrasound sait I was 6 weeks and 5 day does that really mean I got pregnant 4 weeks and 5 days ago. Do they add two weeks to u/s?

If my first ultrasound sait I was 6 weeks and 5 day does that really mean I got pregnant 4 weeks and 5 days ago. Do they add two weeks to u/s?

Yes: The gestational age from an ultrasound is meant to coincide with the first day of your last menstrual period. And yes, it is assumed the actual fertilization happened 2 weeks after the lmp. ...Read more

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So by my daughters head being small (in size) is there any possibility that it will grow at normal size later on in my pregnancy? Help and add details

So by my daughters head being small (in size) is there any possibility that it will grow at normal size later on in my pregnancy? Help and add details

Hard to say: There are normal infants that have small head size & this usually matches small body size. That kid would be expected to retain a small but normal head size at birth. Normal head growth reflects the need to accommodate the growing tissues inside. If something like the Zika virus injures the tissue, the head becomes abnormally small while the body remains normal. ...Read more

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I am 13wks pregnant&i'm using my prenatal vit w/ only 150mg of calcium&400iu of vit d.Would it be safe if I will add on calcium 600mg with 400iu vitd?

I am 13wks pregnant&i'm using my prenatal vit w/ only 150mg of calcium&400iu of vit d.Would it be safe if I will add on calcium 600mg with 400iu vitd?

Check w/your: Ob, but there should be no problem. If your dietary calcium intake is already high, you may not need the extra calcium, but the vitamin d is excellent up to about 2000 units of d3/ay. ...Read more

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Besides pre natal what are some, other great supplements during pregnancy or something I should add?

Besides pre natal what are some, other great supplements during pregnancy or something I should add?

None: During pregnancy (and I see you must be asking for someone else, as you're male) it is absolutely essential that one discuss any medication one might take with their OB, and defer taking any medication or supplement until clearance has been given by one's doc. PNV are all the pregnant mother should be taking, unless the doctor clearly prescribes otherwise. Add no supplements please :) ...Read more

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There any safe alternatives for straterra during pregnancy, or are all the add meds about the same in pregnancy?

There any safe alternatives for straterra during pregnancy, or are all the add meds about the same in pregnancy?

Possibly: Straterra is a class c drug which means it has shown to be a risk in animal studies (or no animal studies have been completed) but not enough information exists regarding human studies.

It is best to not take certain medications during the 1st trimester. All medications should be reviewed with your OB physician - preferably before you are actually pregnant.

Many other add meds are also class c. ...Read more

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My blood pressure has been trending around 140/105 and that's on lebetalol 400mg 3x a day. I'm pregnant which medication would be safe to add?

My blood pressure has been trending around 140/105 and that's on lebetalol 400mg 3x a day. I'm pregnant which medication would be safe to add?

Talk to your PCP: High BP in pregnancy can be very dangerous and should be monitored closely. There are additional options for BP control, but your OB or midwife should definitely be aware and involved in the management. Please discuss it with your pcp. ...Read more

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