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Should I Avoid Lifting And Carrying My Toddlers While I Am 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
Am 16 weeks pregnant, how much weight am allow to carry?I carried the grocery stuff today, it was about 15 pounds.Is that dangerous for the baby?
Weight to carry: That amount of weight at 16 weeks in an otherwise low risk pregnancy is not dangerous. As your pregnancy progresses the amount of weight that is recommended decreases. Some of that is dependent on your body and pregnancy. You should discuss physical limitations with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that a thin woman who is pregnant with #1 will carry high b/c w/1st pregnancy ab muscles are still strong + cause a ''basketball belly?''
Reasonable theory: I'm not aware of any evidence to support this, but generally, the thinner a woman is, the more round her belly looks. This is not related to "carrying high" or "low." ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnant again after having a csection 3 months ago. What's the smartest option? Carry on or think about terminating?
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
I have had 7 back surgeries, I am fused from t–10 to s–1, i just found out i'm pregnant. Is it possible to carry the baby to term?
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