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Safe Move Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
I have no choice but to move to a new condo at 34w pregnant. I have to pack and unpack all my own boxes. What is a safe lifting weight not to exceed?
20-25 pounds: This has actually been studied and the range at that point in pregnancy is about 25 pounds. This will vary based on your history and complications that might develop during the pregnancy between now at 22 weeks and by 34 weeks. If at all possible, get some help or consider hiring some cheap movers, like two-men-and-a-truck, for example. ...Read more
I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant and am supposed to fly for our move shortly and i'll be about 36 weeks. Is that safe or should I change plans?
Hello I'm 32 weeks pregnant and my baby is still in a breach position , Is there any safe way to move her head down ?
May change: The position , may change prior to delivery with no external efforts, or the OB may set up to try a "version" maneuver around the due date to convert baby to head down. They usually are set up to go ahead & do a c-section if it does not change babies position or the process triggers signs of distress in baby. Mom isn't going to change things by herself. ...Read more
Depends: If you have plenty of extra help and it is not discomforting for you to do so, then - yes. If in doubt, not feeling well or don't want to worry about possible consequences, then have some one else do it for you. ...Read more
Sort of: Medications are given a 'pregnancy category' based on whether: they've actually been tested on pregnant women & found to be safe (a), no anecdotal or animal evidence of harm (b), possible animal study evidence so use only if benefit outweighs risk (c), probable evidence of harm (d), definite harm (x). Most meds used would be b or c. I don't know of any that are category a. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Toxoplasma!: Disease that can transmitted from cat-human rec: avoid changing cat litter if possible. If no one else can perform the task, wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and warm water afterwards. Ensure that the cat litter box is changed daily. The toxoplasma parasite does not become infectious until 1 to 5 days after it is shed in a cat's feces. ...Read more
Yes, however...: Yes, that is very safe. However, i would not just take it for 3 days. If your vit d level has been low i advise you take 5-8000 iu of d3 every day and have your levels monitored; optimal levels are 50-80 ng/ml. D deficiency can create problems during pregnancy- see http://www.Medpagetoday.Com/obgyn/pregnancy/38113 ; http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv. ...Read more
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