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Should I avoid lifting and carrying my toddlers while I am pregnant?

Should I avoid lifting and carrying my toddlers while I am pregnant?

No: Lifting toddlers can be tricky during pregnancy, but it should not be too much of a problem. Remember to lift correctly with the legs not the back, and be careful to maintain good balance and posture. ...Read more

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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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How can I avoid making my toddler feel bad while I am breastfeeding my newborn?

How can I avoid making my toddler feel bad while I am breastfeeding my newborn?

Make him take part: By including your toddler during breastfeeding, he/she can become part of the team. Your toddler can hold your baby's hand, hand you the burp towel and even help pat your little one during the burping process. Praise and positive words will bring a smile as well. ...Read more

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Why am i not getting much bigger even though I am lifting weights and hav been for a while?

Why am i not getting much bigger even though I am lifting weights and hav been for a while?

See below: This is a really complicated question. The reason for this can be multifactorial. Your failure to gain muscle mass may be due to poor diet, ineffective weight training, underlying genetic predisposition for a leaner build or hormonal imbalance such as low testosterone. Of course this list of potential reasons is abbreviated and maybe more and encompassing. ...Read more

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I am in my 17weeks 5days pregnant and I am weighing 73kg. I want to know if I am healthy and if my baby who is 17cm is also growing well.

I am in my 17weeks 5days pregnant and I am weighing 73kg. I want to know if I am healthy and if my baby who is 17cm is also growing well.

You need to ask your: Ob to explain the percentiles along which you fetus' weight, length, & head circumference are growing, as the range of normal is 10th-90th%ile. As with growth charts in infants & chidren, what's important is the velocity of growth. 3 points make a line, so 3 fus's are commonly done. See http://baby2see.Com/development/week17.Html. Same with your weight gain re: your pre-pregnancy weight. ...Read more

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What exercises should I avoid while pregnant?

What exercises should I avoid while pregnant?

Heavy weightlifting: In general, exercise in pregnancy is not only safe, but offers health benefits. We suggest avoiding oxygen-depriving exercises like heavy weightlifting or marathon running. Two great rules of thumb while working out: keep your pulse rate under 140 or maintain the ability to converse with your exercise partner! ...Read more

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Should I just lie in bed and avoid exercise if I am having extra back pain?

Should I just lie in bed and avoid exercise if I am having extra back pain?

No: Lying in bed can worsen back pain because muscles will atrophy (weaken) if not used. Strong back muscles (through a regular strengthening program) is one of the keys to alleviating back pain. ...Read more

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I found out a couple months ago that I am anemic. My periods are to heavy and my cramps feel like I am in labor. I am not pregnant. What should I do.

I found out a couple months ago that I am anemic. My periods are to heavy and my cramps feel like I am in labor. I am not pregnant. What should I do.

Further work-up: Anemia is common in woman with heavy periods and is due to iron deficiency. Bleeding leads to loss of iron which has to be replaced with pills or as an infusion. A gynecologist should be seen to see if there is medication to reduce the intensity of the menses and your primary care should do a work-up for iron deficiency and treat or refer you to a hematologist as needed. ...Read more

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Am 10wks pregnant with twins but I find it hard to eat and am losing weight. Am worried for my babies.

Am 10wks pregnant with twins but I find it hard to eat and am losing weight. Am worried for my babies.

Your best efforts...: will be good enough. Please keep your perinatologist, and OB informed. Babies are the ultimate parasite. They will stay healthy longer than the host. Try to eat many small meals a day.High calorie foods, High in Protein. Two babies will put pressure on your stomach so you will have a smaller stomach to work with.Listen to your cravings as well they are trying to tell you something. ...Read more

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I am a vegetarian and just became pregnant. How do I get my protein in? Are proteins shakes safe? I am 35. I have also stopped drinking coffee today.

I am a vegetarian and just became pregnant. How do I get my protein in? Are proteins shakes safe? I am 35. I have also stopped drinking coffee today.

Nutritionist: For something this important - I would encourage you to work with a nutritionist who is experienced with vegetarian diets. If you have a high caffeine intake - tapering off may be more comfortable. Congratulations. ...Read more

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I have been eating 2 bags of hammons black walnuts and i m 8 weeks pregnant should I be concerned it will affect my baby?

I have been eating 2 bags of hammons black walnuts and i m 8 weeks pregnant should I be concerned it will affect my baby?

Babies likely fine: I wouldn't worry about baby for your snack choice. However your might want to moderate your consumption of nut products. The habit can lead to kidney stone formation & that might complicate your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 32/f. I am very obese i weight 225 5"3. When i exercise my knees hurt &i can hear my knees making noise. Should i stop exercising for a while?

I am 32/f. I am very obese i weight 225 5"3. When i exercise my knees hurt &i can hear my knees making noise. Should i stop exercising for a while?

Change: Possibly related to early osteoarthritis. Weight loss will slow progression of oa of knees and help with pain. Would recommend switching to exercises that spare the knee such as bicycling, swimming etc till knee symptoms improve. ...Read more

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I went bike riding 2day and I halvent in a while. My legs kill and feel like Im having growing pains when im probably not. Did I strain myself?

I went bike riding 2day and I halvent in a while. My legs kill and feel like Im having growing pains when im probably not. Did I strain myself?

Yes: The soreness you are feeling is likely some muscular strain. You used muscles that haven't been used that way in a while. While a bit painful now, continued activity despite this will tone them back up. In the interim, ice after exercise, massage and stretching. If really uncomfortable, NSAID's such as Ibuprofen or naproxyn over-the-counter will be helpful. ...Read more

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I recently began working out and lifting light weights i also just found out I am pregnant can I continue with my exercise routine?

I recently began working out and lifting light weights i also just found out I am pregnant can I continue with my exercise routine?

Unclear: You report being pregnant, but your "patient information" shows that you are not. Many forms of low-impact aerobic activities, weight training, cycling, spinning and swimming may be fine during healthy pregnancies. Prior problems, miscarriages and certain medical conditions suggest caution and limited activity in order not to increase abdominal or pelvic pressure. Be sure to speak with your own ob. ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant and every time I drink I have diarrhea and am worried about becoming dehydrated anything I can or should do?

I am 24 weeks pregnant and every time I drink I have diarrhea and am worried about becoming dehydrated anything I can or should do?

Good Hydration: It is very important to stay hydrated when you are pregnant. Dehydration can lead to uterine irritability and cramping. Always keep a drink with you. Try to eat some bananas and rice to help combat the diarrhea. ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks pregnant and continue to get dizzy spells. I almost fainted while driving on the interstate should I still try to go to gym for exercise?

I am 24 weeks pregnant and continue to get dizzy spells. I almost fainted while driving on the interstate should I still try to go to gym for exercise?

Get checked: Our standard answer to pregnant women is always get checked. Pregnant women regularly see BP drops especially at your stage of pregnancy. Push the water to stay well hydrated. As far as going to the gym. I dont like treadmills for preg women. Also keep your pulse less than 140. If you have any more spells i would not work out until examined. ...Read more

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