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Should I Avoid Lifting And Carrying My Toddlers While I Am Pregnant
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
Is it okay to eat pickled hot sausages during pregnancy? Do they possibly carry listeria? Should I cook them or trying avoid them all together?
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
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
?????: 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
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
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: depends why the d&c was done usually waiting 2 months to conceive is a good idea ...Read more
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