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What are some of the health problems associated with under-nutrition during pregnancy?

What are some of the health problems associated with under-nutrition during pregnancy?

"Under-nutrition": In pregnancy it's very important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Otherwise your baby may not develop normally. Also your own health could suffer because the baby will pull nutrients s/he needs from your body. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Stitches problem in during pregnancy?

Stitches problem in during pregnancy?

Not a problem: If you are pregnant and require stitches for a cut or other procedure, they should not have any adverse effect on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is masturbating a problem during pregnancy?

Is masturbating a problem during pregnancy?

No: However, avoid inserting any objects into the vagina that could traumatized the area. ...Read more

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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

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What sorts of problems can thalassemia cause during pregnancy?

What sorts of problems can thalassemia cause during pregnancy?

Anemia in pregnancy: Major problems are anemia during pregnancy which needs to be corrected . You should be under the care of a Hematologist who consults with a hematologist Mothers can also become Folic acid deficient and should get supplementary Folic acid it also prevents neural tube defects consider having your child in the hospital where you can be treated if you need a transfusion or if you need a CS ...Read more

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Does taking levocetrizine cause any problems during pregnancy?

Does taking levocetrizine cause any problems during pregnancy?

Class B: Animal studies showed no risk, but controlled 1st trimester human studies are not available. There is no evidence of 2nd or 3rd trimester risk and fetal harm is possible but unlikely. ...Read more

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Can being cold during pregnancy mean you have a thyroid problem?

Can being cold during pregnancy mean you have a thyroid problem?

Not necessarily: It doesn't necessarily mean that you have a thyroid problem, but being cold is frequently a symptom of hypothyroidism during pregnancy. Estimates are that 2.5% of all women have some form of hypothyroidism. This can affect mother and baby, and is not something to be ignored or minimized. I always counsel a complete thyroid panel - with tsh, free t4, free t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and rev t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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What can I do for nail problems during pregnancy?

Moisterize: No gelatin or vitamin will make any difference. Never push or cut your cuticles. Rub in a cream frequently, especially after in water. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders cause problems during pregnancy?

Can thyroid disorders cause problems during pregnancy?

Yes: Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) can have serious consequences for your pregnancy and your baby. Talk to your doctor and make sure you are being treated appropriately. ...Read more

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