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What causes breathing problem during pregnancy?

What causes breathing problem 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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Is it common to have breathing difficulty during your pregnancy?

Is it common to have breathing difficulty during your pregnancy?

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

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Anything i can do to prevent acne during pregnancy? My chin keeps breaking out i don't usually have a problem with acne.

Anything i can do to prevent acne during pregnancy? My chin keeps breaking out i don't usually have a problem with acne.

Normal: It is normal during pregnancy to have acne because of the hormones in your body. Ask your gynecologist if you can use topical Erythromycin or Azelaic Acid to help control your acne until it results later on in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does breathing difficulties during pregnancy while eating,walking and drinking harm the fetus?

Does breathing difficulties during pregnancy while eating,walking and drinking harm the fetus?

No: generally mild breathing issues are very common in pregnancy and provide no risk to the fetus. Only in severe cases (asthma) is there a potential problem ...Read more

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Can old TB scar cause any problems during pregnancy? Breathing problems? After TB treatment when to conceive?

Can old TB scar  cause any problems during pregnancy? Breathing problems? After TB treatment when to conceive?

OK: Tb (even if active) tends to improve during pregnancy. A scar would not be a problem if you're otherwise healthy. In the modern drug era, it would be prudent to wait until you've finished your medications before conceiving. ...Read more

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What to do during early pregnancy to prevent stillbirth?

What to do during early pregnancy to prevent stillbirth?

Ultrasound, Testing: Testing and ultrasound are needed to evaluate you for risk factors. Also cvs or amniocentesis (testing the fluid around the fetus) may be needed as well. Your OB doctor will give you a good diet and vitamins to further reduce your risk. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to use to prevent stretch marks during your pregnancy?

What's the best thing to use to prevent stretch marks during your pregnancy?

Cocao Butter: Utilize cocoa butter to avoid stretch marks. Applying cocoa butter will let the stretch marks become paler if already there ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done to prevent mental retardation in a child during pregnancy?

Is there anything that can be done to prevent mental retardation in a child during pregnancy?

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 more

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Is there anyway to prevent putting weight on during pregnancy?

Is there anyway to prevent putting weight on during pregnancy?

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 more

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How to prevent skin darkening during pregnancy?

How to prevent skin darkening during pregnancy?

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 more

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How can you prevent hypertension during pregnancy?

How can you prevent hypertension during pregnancy?

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 more

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What are the best ways to truly prevent UTI during pregnancy? Thanks.

What are the best ways to truly prevent UTI during pregnancy? Thanks.

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

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more