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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Whens the earliest you can tell if you are pregnant? and what are the options to not carry on with the pregnancy e.g abortion

Whens the earliest you can tell if you are pregnant? and what are the options to not carry on with the pregnancy e.g abortion

2 weeks, 2 options: A home pregnancy test will reliably turn positive about 2 weeks after conception, around the same time you'll be missing your period. There can still be false negatives at this time though, so a repeat 2 weeks later can be helpful. A pregnancy can be aborted medically (using the mifepristone + misoprostol pill) or later on can be aborted with a surgical procedure through the vagina/cervix. ...Read more

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How many extra pints of blood do you carry while pregnant?

How many extra pints of blood do you carry while pregnant?

Volume increases: During pregnancy, the plasma volume (the fluid component of your blood) increases by 50% and the red blood cell volume increases only by 20-30%. So it is hard to say exactly how many "pints" it increases. It easier to describe as an increase in volume faster than the expansion in red blood cell volume. So measures of blood counts will show you to be anemic during pregnancy. This is normal. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to hire a surrogate to carry a pregnancy?

How much does it cost to hire a surrogate to carry a pregnancy?

Surrogate pregnancy: A surrogate mother may be paid $20, 000 or more for her services. Other costs will be involved, such as medical fees, medications, psychological evaluations, attorneys fees, etc. That may run $15, 000 or more. ...Read more

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I feel like am pregnant but I can't carry the baby what the safest abortion pills?

I feel  like am pregnant but I can't carry the baby what the safest abortion pills?

Can do preg. test: First, a woman who feels like she is newly pregnant should do a home pregnancy test, about 3 weeks after sex, if her normal regular period does not come. If she has a positive pregnancy test, then she and her husband can decide what to do with the baby inside. If an abortion is desired, they can ask the Ob-Gyn doctor about the different types of abortions. ...Read more

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How can I share joy about my pregnancy with my partner who decided to not carry a baby?

How can I share joy about my pregnancy with my partner who decided to not carry a baby?

?????: Do not know exactly what you mean, but if she is your partner , she should be happy for you and i assume she will be participating in the entire process. ...Read more

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If iam trying to get pregnant and I do some exercisers could some of the exercises make me miss carry?

If iam trying to get pregnant and I do some exercisers could some of the exercises make me miss carry?

Unlikely: There are a few exercises and sports that you should avoid during pregnancy. It is best to avoid high impact sports such as tackle football and skydiving. Scuba diving is a no-no due to pressure changes. Sports that involve breath holding (such as power lifting) should be avoided. Care needs to be taken to protect the joints during pregnancy to avoid injury as well. ...Read more

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Can a comatose pregnant patient carry a baby to term?

Can a comatose pregnant patient carry a baby to term?

Yes: This would be a very challenging and complex problem to manage, but it is possible for a comatose patient who is otherwise stable to continue a pregnancy to term. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to carry around my toddler when i'm pregnant?

Is it dangerous for me to carry around my toddler when i'm pregnant?

Pregnant: It can be dangerous especially as your pregnancy progresses. You may become unstable in your gait leading to a fall which could all types of trauma including miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can you have an abnormal intrauterine pregnancy and still carry the baby to term?

Can you have an abnormal intrauterine pregnancy and still carry the baby to term?

Yes some: Many abnormal pregnancies cannot go to term and end in miscarriages, many 'abnormal' pregnancies can go to term: these are what we call congenital abnormalities or 'birth defects.'. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis and am 2 months pregnant.Is it likely to carry to term with no complications?

I have cirrhosis and am 2 months pregnant.Is it likely to carry to term with no complications?

Cirrhosis: This certainly puts you in the high risk pregnancy category and you should me monitored closely. That being said, it is possible to carry to term if your cirrhosis is well compensated. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with my third child and my other two were premature. Is it possible to carry full term?

I'm pregnant with my third child and my other two were premature. Is it possible to carry full term?

Yes: It happens.I have an OB friend whose first two were premi and the 3rd made it to 37+ wks. She was befuddled by having a normal newborn to take home on time as it was such a different experience. ...Read more

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Hello can I carryin hold with my daughter during im pregnant at 4 weeks.shes only 1 year old. Thanks!

Hello can I carryin hold with my daughter during im pregnant at 4 weeks.shes only 1 year old. Thanks!

Hug and Love her: Your daughter needs your love and attention. She feels the change in your body with pregnancy and the change in the time you can give her. She naturally wants to be held and hugged. Please do it as much as possible. If your pregnancy is normal, you can pick her up being careful while you do it. Check with your OB too, to make sure you are okay. ...Read more

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Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

50/50: All of theses myths are right half if the time. :) if you want to know gender accurately ask the ultrasound technician. ...Read more

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Can a person with discopathy carry normal pregnancy?

Can a person with discopathy carry normal pregnancy?

Uncomfortable: Getting pregnant with a herniated disc is very likely to make being pregnant very uncomfortable and unpleasant but does not affect ones ability to be pregnant. ...Read more

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I have COPD and i'm pregnant is it safe to carry this baby foul term?

I have COPD and i'm pregnant is it safe to carry this baby foul term?

Emphysema and Baby: I think the only one's that can answer that question are those providing care for you; those who know your pulmonary function results and how much lung capacity you have. All of us here would wish you the very best but none would inject speculation into your situation. ...Read more

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