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Prevent Breathing Difficulties During Pregnancy
Hormones and size: The hormones of pregnancy as well as the growing uterus can make you feel short of breath. The breaths you take are more shallow and more frequent so it feels like you are short of breath. In fact, you are getting enough air. Even a very fit woman will feel short of breath after climbing up stairs. If you really are breathing fast and not getting enough air while resting, that is not normal. ...Read more
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
Depends: Many women will have a gradual elevation of the diaphragm due to the enlarging baby during the late 2nd and 3rd trimester. They may need more effort to take a deep breathe. Some may need to sleep with more pillows.If one has sudden shortness of breathe they should consult their md asap. ...Read more
Anything i can do to prevent acne during pregnancy? My chin keeps breaking out i don't usually have a problem with acne.
I am in the first trimester of my 2nd pregnancy and I am having difficulty breathing at times. Is this normal? (i am not overweight)
Don't think so: I would advise you to have your doctor assess your symptoms. ...Read more
Can breathing in mold during pregnancy cause any harm to the baby or just me? Possible spots of mold in my car.
What can happen to my baby by my breathing natural gas in the air everyday during early pregnancy? I live near the leaking SoCal gas facility...
Environment: Check with your local city to make sure that the air quality meets safety guidelines. If it does then there is not likely a concern. ...Read more
Dr. Spiers i'm a shallow breather with minor dysarthria due to sids after birth . Will breathing be harder for me during pregnancy as baby gets bigger
After getting cured frm PTB should I conceive? I hv fibrotic element on my upper lung.During pregnancy will breathing problems start?
Breathing: Depends on patient's overall condition - discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Can old TB scar cause any problems during pregnancy? Breathing problems? After TB treatment when to conceive?
Stay healthy+ PNC: The baseline mental capacitity of a newborn starts with the genetic contribution of both parents.Maternal eggs are effected by her health & exposures from her birth until delivery.Dads contribution less so, (poor swimmers don't fertalize as often).Then it depends on factors you may not control.The best you can do is stay fit, avoid toxic exposures & follow a good prenatal monitoring program. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gaining a good thing: If you don't gain some weight during your pregnancy, your baby has a much higher chance of having significant problems. Talk with your doctor about how much weight gain would be right for you. But please, for your baby's sake, be willing to gain an appropriate amount of weight! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay out of the sun: During pregnancy your body excretes something called melanocyte stimulating hormone (among many other hormones) which causes darkening of the skin. There is nothing you can do to prevent this, but you can minimize is effect by staying out of the sun, or applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion (spf ~50) every day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy HTN : There is no one way to prevent hypertension during pregnancy, but do your best to eat healthy, limit salt intake and exercise regularly throughout your pregnancy. Doing this will keep you healthy and lessen weight gain during the pregnancy and this will help to prevent hypertension. Also take prenatal vitamins! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydrate, Probiotics: Staying well hydrated is a simple way to decrease the frequency of urinary infections. A probiotic supplement, supplying "healthy" bacteria, may help restore balance to the bacterial population in the intestine, and has the added benefit of reducing yeast infections. Yogurt is a good example of a probiotic, also supplying a calcium source. Cranberry tablets have protective benefits, too. ...Read more
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