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Should I worry if I get pregnant when I have not been taking prenatal vitamins?

Should I worry if I get pregnant when I have not been taking prenatal vitamins?

Never too late: It is ideal to be on prenatal vitamins(pnv) when you conceive, but it's never too late to begin! be sure your pnv contains at least 1000 mcg of Folic Acid or folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Is it okay if I take prenatal vitamins if I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding anymore? I stopped breastfeeding recently but still have vitamins left.

Is it okay if I take prenatal vitamins if I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding anymore? I stopped breastfeeding recently but still have vitamins left.

Prenatal vitamins: It's good to continue with prenatal vitamins after the delivery and completion of breast feeding to make up for the loss of these elements during the pregnancy and breast feeding. In spite of the name prenatal vitamins they can be used after the pregnancy and breast feelings are over as they are excellent source for Iron and vitamins . ...Read more

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I had sex yesterday and I am doubtful if i could get pregnant anyway...But I am not sure of pregnancy so can I take i pill to be sure?

I had sex yesterday and I am doubtful if i could get pregnant anyway...But I am not sure of pregnancy so can I take i pill to be sure?

Yes. EC: To be very safe take emergency contraception (ec) as soon as possible. No prescription needed if 17 or older. Works best 0-72 hrs after sex but may work up to 120 hrs (5days). Ec encourages ovulation (release of an egg) not abortion and does not harm pregnancies. Check the website eclocator.Not-2-late.Com for info and location of nearby pharmacies. ...Read more

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What should I know if I get sick while I am pregnant?

What should I know if I get sick while I am pregnant?

Call your Dr: If you get sick when pregnant, be sure to call your dr. To assure your sickness does not worsen and in any way affect the growing baby inside you. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed that I have pcos n stop taking pills bcoz i want to get pregnant. What should I do? Do i still have the possibility to have a child?

I was diagnosed that I have pcos n stop taking pills bcoz i want to get pregnant.  What should I do? Do i still have the possibility to have a child?

Metformin: The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Metformin lowers Insulin resistance which is the basic metabolic abnormality in pcos. Losing weight through diet and exercise will also help. ...Read more

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What should I do if my husband does not want to have sex while I am pregnant?

What should I do if my husband does not want to have sex while I am pregnant?

Several things: Be open and honest and discuss this with him. Find out his reasons for lack of desire. See if he is willing to discuss this with your obstetrician. Encourage him, but don't turn him off by nagging, demanding or embarrassing him. He may have valid reasons and they may be difficult to undersand. ...Read more

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Does ascorbic acid in vitamin C really help terminate a pregnancy? The reason i ask, i think I am pregnant since I have not had my period and I am supposed to have it right about today or tomorrow. If I am I have decided to have an abortion but I am not

Does ascorbic acid in vitamin C really help terminate a pregnancy? The reason i ask, i think I am pregnant since I have not had my period and I am supposed to have it right about today or tomorrow.  If I am I have decided to have an abortion but I am not

You : You are considering an abortion using mega-dose vitamin c . Is it safe? No. What kind of health problems can it cause for you? Diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, gastritis or stomach ulcerations, anemia, constipation, increased flatus, hot flashes, joint pain and loss of body stores of copper. When combined with Aspirin or anticoagulants there can be adverse interactions. There are a variety of conditions that prevent adequate metabolism of vitamin c, so you would not urinate out the excess. The proposed mechanism of action is that vitamin c interferes with the production of progesterone. Herbal abortions work by poisoning you. The theory is that it your toxin levels will be so high, that the it will kill the embryo. Because, this is a very dangerous business, it can also kill you or make you very ill. The success rate with killing the embryo is actually rather low. I recommend that if you are going to be sexually active that you use some form of birth control responsibly. ...Read more

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"hi I am now 6 weeks pregnant and haven't had any check up yet can I also take flintstones as prenatal vitamins as I have not taken any?

"hi I am now 6 weeks pregnant and haven't had any check up yet can I also take flintstones as prenatal vitamins as I have not taken any?

Yes and yes: 6 weeks is around when women start scheduling their first prenatal visit. You aren't late at all! the reason, pregnancies before 6 weeks are difficult to visualize on ultrasound. Ideally, your doctor can see you in a week or 2-3. Also, it's okay to take flinstones. Sometimes vitamins make women nauseous. Most important is to eat a balanced healthy diet and get at least 800mcg Folic Acid a day. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do any exercise I have been doing when I get pregnant?

Is it ok to do any exercise I have been doing when I get pregnant?

Exercise: There is a recent study that seems to support your question. It is just one study in an area not well studied. Hope this helps. Btw, this studies assumes you have no complications of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why do I have breast milk if I am not pregnant?

Why do I have breast milk if I am not pregnant?

Galactorrhea: Having milky secretions in your breast outside of pregnancy could be due to hormonal disease. Most common causes of this are abnormal thyroid levels or abnormal prolactin levels. Please seee your obgyn to unmasked possible medical conditions. ...Read more

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I have taken a Depo-Provera shot 3 months back and still not having peroids and i m not pregnant what should I do to have periods?

Wait and see: The depo can cause prolonged suppression of menstruation, ovulation. So it may be taking longer then 3 months to 'wear off'. If you don't want to become pregnant - then i would suggest using another form of contraception, just to be safe. You can have thyroid testing and hormone testing to see if anything else may be causing. Irregular periods can be common in 46 year old women. ...Read more

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I really want to get pregnant but it's hard u take prenatal pills and have sex everyday what should I do next?

I really want to get pregnant but it's hard u take prenatal pills and have sex everyday what should I do next?

Is it the best time?: First of all, you don't have to have sex every single day to get pregnant. The prenatal vitamins are important. I am wondering if this is a good time for you to have a baby. Babies are a ton of work - and they are expensive! are you where you want to be with your career and education - and are you where you want to be with your relationship? If not, it would be ok to wait til it feels easier. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a seizure when im pregnant?

What should I do if I have a seizure when im pregnant?

See your neurologist: If you have a seizure disorder, pregnancy could alter your medication levels and allow a seizure to occur. If you have had a seizure but do not have a diagnosis of seizure disorder, then you need to discuss this with your OB NOW. A seizure is more likely to injure you than your baby, but it you are hurt or injured, it could affect your baby adversely. Act now to protect you both. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant. Should I be concerned that I do not have morning sickness?

I am 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant. Should I be concerned that I do not have morning sickness?

No: many women experience morning sickness over the first 12 weeks some later and some have no morning sickness so there is no need to be concerned over that alone. ...Read more

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What should I do if I get pre-term contractions while pregnant?

What should I do if I get pre-term contractions while pregnant?

To Labor &Delivery: Most of the time preterm contractions go away, but we also want to be safe and stop preterm labor early. Sometimes contractions will go away with rest and good hydration. If not, then head on up to your hospital to be evaluated. Sometimes contractions are just annoying and sometimes they cause cervical change. The only way to know the difference for sure is to be evaluated at your labor & delivery. ...Read more

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