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Second Trimester Pregnancy Drugs
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
I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, I can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more
Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes if: If this medication was given to you by a doctor with approval of your obgyn in order to treat a specific problem related to pain then it is ok for use. ...Read more
Should I worry about carrying heavy objects in second trimester pregnancy? I just felt some back pain that disappeared quickly but no other symptoms
No heavy objects: There are a lot of physiologic changes of pregnancy which influence your daily activities. Due to the weight of the baby and related posture changes the forse determining pressure on your intervertebral disks changes. In turn it can lead to disk herniations, strain or arthritis. Your diaphragm is moved up which influences your breathing, which makes your activities more tiering. ...Read more
What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, I hav fibroids.
Look up: Incompotent cervix, an issue where a weakended or shortended cerivx causes painless cerival dilation and second tirmester losses due to early delivery. The other may be a cord accident or autoimmune (but it is late for that problem). It can be difficult to say, sometimes there is an autopsy. ...Read more
Dilution: The increase in blood vessel fluid leads to a decreased concentration of blood cells. Also, iron deficiency is common and iron is the main component of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood cells. Be certain to have your iron levels checked. ...Read more
Nausea.: Nausea is the most common symptom.Get a more detailed answer ›
Safe in pregnancy: Sexual intercourse and orgasms are generally safe in all three trimesters of pregnancy. There are a few exceptions to this such as ruptured membranes or a bleeding placenta previa. But these situations are not common. If everything is going well, it is a good time to be intimate. There will be a lot less time after the baby is born! Best wishes. ...Read more
I was tested for malaria and prescribed coartem. Can I take coartem in pregnancy (2nd trimester)? Thank you.
If a female tennis athlete just learn she is pregnant. When does she has to stop training druing pregnancy? Is it during the 2nd trimester?
Around 20 weeks: There is no one right answer to this question. A general approach for an athlete who has been training vigorously (including high-intensity workouts) is to continue training as able through the first half of pregnancy, and during the second half of pregnancy to scale things back to a "maintenance" mode. All of this depends also on the individual mother, number of fetuses, and pregnancy course. ...Read more
That's something: That you definitely should do under the care of a live physician who knows your case. ...Read more
Is terconazole safe to use during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? It's labeled in category c, which scares me.
Probably: I'm sorry I can't be more definite, but the second trimester is a relatively safe time to take any medication and there a no known issue with this class of medication. Category C simply means there is very little information available, either good or bad. If you have a proven yeast infection and symptoms are severe, it is a reasonable medication. ...Read more
Good afternoon doctors. Pregnant in my 2nd trimester. Pls can I take b complex so I can eat. Is it safe to take in pregnancy? Thank u doctors.
For the 33yo female in second trimester with what sounds like nausea and emesis of pregnancy. B complex is save in pregnancy however, vitamin B6 is best used to manage nausea in pregnancy.
Therefore, take antenatal and vitamin B6 daily for the rest of your pregnancy.
Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Bleaching or dyeing your hair is completely safe., but because of hormonal changes, your hair may not take coloring the way it would if not pregnant. So, bleach those ends, but don't neglect those roots as well! ...Read more
Hello I'm in third trimester of pregnancy but I feel real less movement of my baby but in 2nd trimester I felt a lot movement?
Fetal movement: At 28 weeks your baby is a nice sized fish in a nice sized pond. At 35 weeks your baby is a big fish in a small pond. The number of movements and activity of the baby does not really change. It is the perception by you causing the changes. Rather than all the punches and kicks you now feel more rolling type activity due to the baby's size in the confines of your uterus. ...Read more
My hair fell a lot during the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy. Now im in my third trimester and have cut it off. Will it grow back?
Is it safe to have an appendectomy in 2nd trimester of pregnancy? What is the success rate? Do they calm the fetus down prior to the procedure.
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