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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. Olav Jaren
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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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