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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Missonary position during sex, while pregnant. Is this position safe for all stages of pregnancy?

Missonary position during sex, while pregnant. Is this position safe for all stages of pregnancy?

Yes: Sex during pregnancy is safe. This position is also safe, though lying on your back might lead to light-headedness and dizziness. Consider this factor and you lead the way as far as what is comfortable and tolerable. ...Read more

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In which position do we sleep during8 week pregnancy?

In which position do we sleep during8 week pregnancy?

Any: At 8 weeks you can sleep in any position that is comfortable. Later in pregnancy it may make you feel nauseated and light headed to sleep on your back. This position can also increase blood pressure which is not good if you already have high blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Which position to sleep when pregnant to not harm baby?

Which position to sleep when pregnant to not harm baby?

On your side.: As the pregnancy progresses, the shear size of the womb and fetus will dictate the most comfortable sleep position for you: on your side with some pillow support between your knees. You cannot sleep on your stomach (even if you tried) and should not sleep flat on your back in the third trimester to avoid blocking the venous return to your heart from your lower body. ...Read more

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How can I sleep comfortably during pregnancy?

How can I sleep comfortably during pregnancy?

Pillows galore!: This is one of those conditions that make it very difficult to sleep with a rapidly growing abdomen, As OB MD's we also ask you not to sleep on your back as it may compromise the fetal blood supply from your placenta. Grab as many pillows as you can comfortably "stuff" in and around your abdomen and back for comfort, and avoid computers and TV watching one hour before sleeping. ...Read more

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What are good, safe positions to sleep in while pregnant?

What are good, safe positions to sleep in while pregnant?

Back and side: Back and side are the preferred positions. On side, place pillow between knees to reduce tension on them. On back, might need 2 pillows to prop up head/upper back, but be careful not to put more stress on abdomen and get uncomfortable. Some will place pillow under feet while on back. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats the good position to have sex during pregnancy?

Whats the good position to have sex during pregnancy?

Comfort: Any position you find comfortable is fine; they are all safe. ...Read more

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Which sex positions are safe during pregnancy?

Sideways from rear: Is safest. Male lying under partner with female on top either facing each other or female's back toward partner are both also safe positions. Male sitting underneath on a chair with female either facing him, or both facing forward works for some couples. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe to take during pregnancy?

Is melatonin safe to take during pregnancy?

No!: Melatonin supplementation should be avoided in women who are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant, based on possible hormonal effects. ...Read more

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What is advisable safe distance between handphone and baby during sleep at night?

What is advisable safe distance between handphone and baby during sleep at night?

No good data: But for now i would avoid cell phones near kids brains. Advise using speaker phone when they are using cell phones especially if they do it often. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do sit-ups during pregnancy?

Is it safe to do sit-ups during pregnancy?

Yes: From 16 weeks of pregnancy onward, it is best not to do any exercise that requires you to be flat on your back. ...Read more

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Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are dips safe to eat during pregnancy?

Dips?: If you mean cheese dip, salsa, etc...Yes, they are safe. What have you heard about these that made you ask the question? ...Read more

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Is it safe to use motilium during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to use motilium during pregnancy ?

Domperidone or: Motilium is not commercially available in the usa. Animal studies did not produce birth defects but human tests are lacking. It does pass into breast milk but it's unknown whether it causes adverse effects to the newborn. Consult with your OB to weigh the benefits against possible risks. ...Read more

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Whats the good postion to have sex during pregnancy?

Whats the good postion to have sex during pregnancy?

No such list: There is no such 'rule'. Sex during pregnancy is just like sex when not pregnant. Most couples enjoy their sexual life during pregnancy in every possible way. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga during pregnancy with regular instructor?

Is it safe to do yoga during pregnancy with regular instructor?

Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

Can affect baby: Stress can potentially cause the baby to be smaller than if mom is not stressed. Lots of stress in pregnancy increases the possibility that the baby will be colicky ( that has been my experience). Babies feel the emotional response of the mother. Hopefully a pregnant mom will find tools to help manage the stress (breathing is #1 and available anytime anywhere). Talk to the OB doc as well. ...Read more

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How to control body heat while sleeping during pregnancy?

How to control body heat while sleeping during pregnancy?

Options: I would avoid medications... But would suggest fewer blankets or cool down the room.. Congratulations! ( I am assuming you are too hot). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Sleep Position (Definition)

Sleep position = placement of head, neck & remainder ...Read more