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Should I expect my feet to grow during pregnancy?

Should I expect my feet to grow during pregnancy?

Yes: Many women notice a change in shoe size during pregnancy from swelling and after pregnancy due to actual changes in foot size and/or shape. Word to the wise: save your money and don't buy new shoes while trying to conceive (ttc). ...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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When can I expect my baby to have a growth spurt?

When can I expect my baby to have a growth spurt?

Sporadically: Typically babies will experience approximately 5 growth spurts throughout the first year of life. These most commonly occur from 1-3 weeks old; 6-8 weeks old; and then at 3, 6, and 9 months of age. The end result is a tripling of birth weight by age one for most babies. Common signs of growth spurts include increased appetite, waking up hungry, and slightly more fussiness. ...Read more

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Hi just want to know how long should I wait for my periods and pregnancy to occur when coming off the depo injection?

Hi just want to know how long should I wait for my periods and pregnancy to occur when coming off the depo injection?

It varies : Some women will start ovulating and having periods again as soon as the month after their shot was due but it can take up to a year and there is no way to know what will the case for any given woman. Conception should occur within a year with ovulation and regular unprotected intercourse. After that, if you haven't conceived, it is time for an infertility work up. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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At 9weeks pregnant do my baby suppose to be 12cm and be able to move his or her arms?? I believe my doctors mistaken my dates do to my late period.

At 9weeks pregnant do my baby suppose to be 12cm and be able to move his or her arms?? I believe my doctors mistaken my dates do to my late period.

Something's wrong: At 9 weeks the hight of a baby (fetus) is referred to as crown-rump length and is about 20 millimeters. There are no movements of the limbs, yet, at that gestational age. 12 cm is closer to 16 weeks, and yes, at that gestational age you may see the baby move arms and legs on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Tommorow will be 40 days since i had my baby. When can I expect my menstrual cycle to begin again?

Tommorow will be 40 days since i had my baby. When can I expect my menstrual cycle to begin again?

Menstrual cycles: It varies. If you are breastfeeding, it will take a longer time but it may take several months for your cycle to return even if you aren't most women will start within the 2-3 months after the delivery. ...Read more

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When can I expect my periods after delivery. When should I see gynecologist ?

When can I expect my periods after delivery.  When should I see gynecologist ?

Depends : Most will have a first period 4-6 weeks after delivery. If you are breastfeeding it may be longer than that. Usually doctors schedule 6 week post partum visit. You will need to check with your doctor as to his or her usual preferences. ...Read more

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How can I expect my breasts to change in pregnancy?

How can I expect my breasts to change in pregnancy?

Prep for lactation: In the first weeks of pregnancy there is breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola (the area around the nipple), darkening of the areola. Later in pregnancy the breasts enlarge. All of these occur in preparation for feeding the newborn. Every pregnant woman should consider these as welcome changes and an opportunity to provide her baby nourishment. ...Read more

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I am 8 days late for my periods. What do I do to get them ASAP as I am shifting to Hyderabad after 10 days. What can be the problem ?

I am 8 days late for my periods. What do I do to get them ASAP as I am shifting to Hyderabad after 10 days. What can be the problem ?

Delayed periods: I will provide a bunch of issues, which can help you. Each one can be looked at in the Internet. Nothing strikes fear into the heart of any woman like a missed period, unless she is trying to get pregnant. Could I be pregnant? Pregnancy is the first thing that we think of when our period is delayed. But is pregnancy the only reason for people to have a late period? Here are the 10 most common reasons that you missed your period: 1. Stress Stress can affect many things in our lives, including our periods. Sometimes we're so stressed out that our body decreases the amount of a hormone (GnRH), which causes us to not ovulate or menstruate. Working with your doctor or midwife can help you figure out what you need to do to relax and get back on schedule. This can sometimes take a few months or more to work itself out. 2. Illness A sudden, short illness or even a longer illness can cause your periods to be delayed. This is usually temporary. If you think this is the reason that your period is late, talk to your practitioner about when they expect your period to return. 3. Change in Schedules Changing schedules can really throw off your body clock. This is particularly true if you go from days to nights at work or vice versa. If you frequently change shifts and notice a problems with regular cycles, then see if it is possible to be put on a more permanent shift or at least a shift that only varies after a lengthier time period. 4. Change in Medications Perhaps you're trying a new medication and a delayed or absent period is the cause. Be sure to talk to your doctor or midwife about this side effect. It is very common with some methods of birth control. If you change medications, be sure to ask what effects this may have on your period. This is true, even if you don't think that there will be a big change. 5. Being Overweight Carrying around too much weight can hormonally shift your cycles and even stop them. Most women will see a return to normal cycles and fertility with the loss of some weight, even if they are still considered overweight. 6. Being Underweight If you do not have enough body fat you will not have regular periods, sometimes you can eve cause your periods to stop all together. This is called amenorrhea. Typically a weight gain will help you have your periods return. This is a frequent cause of a missed period in women who work out to an extreme or are professional athletes. Women who suffer from anorexia may also have erratic periods. 7. Miscalculation The menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman. While we say that the average menstrual cycle is 28 days long, that is not true for everyone. Sometimes our period is believed to be late when in all actuality we have simply miscalculated. If you have irregular menstrual cycles, but know when you ovulate, look for your period about two weeks after you ovulate. That may help you keep an easier track of your periods. 8. Peri-Menopause Peri-menopause is the period of time where you are transitioning from reproductive age to a non- reproductive age. Your periods may be lighter, heavier, more frequent or less frequent - but mostly just not normal. If you do not wish to get pregnant, be sure to continue to use birth control because you are likely to still be fertile at least some of the time. 9. Menopause Menopause is when you have reached the point in your life where you will no longer ovulate or menstruate. Menopause can be a natural life event or may happen surgically through öophrectomy or through chemical such as various forms of chemotherapy. 10. Pregnancy Finally! Yes, your missed period might be because you're pregnant! A simple pregnancy test can usually help you determine if you have missed your period because you are pregnant. The urine pregnancy tests and blood pregnancy tests look for the hormone hCG. ...Read more

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I am 40weeks pregnant and my baby is not here.. How long do I have to wait before they even think to induce labor?

I am 40weeks pregnant and my baby is not here.. How long do I have to wait before they even think to induce labor?

Please ask your OB: If you were my pt you would have been delivered today at the latest recent large study show the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, baby has the least chance going to the nicu. Your doc should have discussed a plan with you long before now, please call your doc tom. I do not let my any of my pts go past their due date, too many bad things can happen, it is easy and safe and effective to induce. ...Read more

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What can I do for my nipples to remain erect all the time? Im a dancer.

What can I do for my nipples to remain erect all the time? Im a dancer.

Tape or surgery: Simple solution is to conceal such as hollywood fashion tape no shows, disposable self-adhesive nipple concealers. A surgical solution is to visit a plastic surgeon to assist with nipple surgery procedures. They can correct many problems from inverted, enlarged, and others. ...Read more

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Im 32weeks pregnant and im dilated 1cm how many CM do I have to dilate to get kept in the hospital? This is my first pregnancy

Im 32weeks pregnant and im dilated 1cm how many CM do I have to dilate to get kept in the hospital?  This is my first pregnancy

See below...: Labor is defined as regular contractions that are changing your cervix. At 32 weeks, it is not necessarily normal to be dilated, and hopefully your doctor has addressed any concerns about preterm delivery. If you are not clear on when to call them, then call them now and get this clarified. ...Read more

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Im 21 weeks pregnant and want to do squats like i did before my pregnancy to keep my butt ....Lol what careful procedures should I take for exercises?

Im 21 weeks pregnant and want to do squats like i did before my pregnancy to keep my butt ....Lol what careful procedures should I take for exercises?

Squating is ok but: Squating is not only ok but it is considered safe for women at any stage of pregnancy but as you may know every pregnancy carries certain risks, so check with your obstetrician before doing these exercises if these are right for you. ...Read more

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What should I expect during week 25 of my pregnancy?

What should I expect during week 25 of my pregnancy?

Rapid growth: Wk 25 is near the end of the 2nd trimester, and usually it becomes obvious that your pregnant. Other people, including strangers begin to make comments which are sometimes fun and freq annoying. If you did not get your 1 hr glucose test last week (24 wks), it's due this week. You drink a sugar drink and a hr later get a blood test to rule out diabetes in preg. ...Read more

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What should I expect during week 23 of my pregnancy?

What should I expect during week 23 of my pregnancy?

Feeling good: Normally by week 23, a woman can feel her baby move daily. Early pregnancy symptoms are resolved and she doesn't feel big enough to really limit her activity. This is typically some of the most pleasant time of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should I expect my feet to grow during pregnancy?

Yes: Many women notice a change in shoe size during pregnancy from swelling and after pregnancy due to actual changes in foot size and/or shape. Word to the wise: save your money and don't buy new shoes while trying to conceive (ttc). ...Read more

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Is it possible for your feet to grow during pregnancy?

Is it possible for your feet to grow during pregnancy?

Foot size: Can change. The foot can widen., and the person may require a larger size shoe. (i never really thought about what occurs until you asked, i don't actually think the bones grow... - I am sure someone else can chime in with the answer to that....But shoe size does change. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the feet during pregnancy?

Among the answers: Is the fact that the presence of the baby puts some pressure on the veins as they exit the leg into the abdomen, resulting in a back pressure that results in water retention. ...Read more

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What is associated with swelling in the feet during pregnancy?

What is associated with swelling in the feet during pregnancy?

Swelling: Pressure on the inguinal veins from the growing fetus puts pressure on the veins and makes a backlog into the lower extremities and feet. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy ?

Is it okay to do spa massage and foot massage during pregnancy ?

Generally yes: If they know you're pregnant. Check w/your OB before deciding. Early in pregnancy is safer than later. ...Read more

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Can I use compeed patches for my feet while pregnant? I used one today and i just read its not safe during pregnancy!

See your physician: You should see your OB doctor. They will know you the best and be able to advise you on how to take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Why there is swelling over foot during pregnancy?

Why there is swelling over foot during pregnancy?

Swelling: Swelling in the feet is a common problem of pregnancy. Physicians used to associate it with pre-eclampsia, but it occurs in too many women who don't have pre-eclampsia to be a sign of pre-eclampsia. It's probably caused by the increased blood volume and changes in the blood biochemistry that occur during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

Water, exercise: Swelling in pregnancy is pretty hard to avoid. The increased blood volume and lower blood pressure dilate the distal vessels and they become "leaky". Keeping your blood moving via exercise, drinking lots of water and periodically elevating your hands and feet will help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tingles in vaginal area during early pregnancy? Kind of feels like when ur foot is asleep

Is it normal to have tingles in vaginal area during early pregnancy? Kind of feels like when ur foot is asleep

Yes: The sensations a woman feels during early pregnancy range from a subtle tingling in the genital and lower abdominal areas to light cramping. This can also happen in your breasts. These are normal. If they are painful or interfering with your everyday routine, then you should see a health care provider. ...Read more

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During 22 week pregnancy,whole body swelling,especially feet and hands,what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?

During 22 week pregnancy,whole body swelling,especially feet and hands,what to do? And is there any safe diuretics during preg?

See your OB: Swelling of feet and hands can be normal or a sign of preeclampsia or eclampsia, please see your OB to check your urine for the presence of protein and to check and monitor your blood pressure. ...Read more