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I was sleeping and experienced chills for about 15 mins but no fever. I'm in my second trimester and felt no pain, cramps or spotting. Help.

I was sleeping and experienced chills for about 15 mins but no fever. I'm in my second trimester and felt no pain, cramps or spotting. Help.

Tell your OB MD: call your treating OB MD and tell him/her of your question for the most accurate advice as they have examined you and are aware of your total history. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Is it common to get orgasms during sleep in 2nd trimester? they wake me up and belly feels very tight and hard. thus far it happened twice this week

Is it common to get orgasms during sleep in 2nd trimester? they wake me up and belly feels very tight and hard. thus far it happened twice this week

Contractions: I think it is important to make sure you are not having contractions. If your belly is getting tight and it is enough to wake you from sleep then you should be evaluated for preterm labor risk. ...Read more

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When do I get to second trimester so I can go back on my drugs?

When do I get to second trimester so I can go back on my drugs?

After 13 weeks: It is important to discuss all drugs used during pregnancy with your obstetrician. It is important to try to stay away from many drugs during the time of morphogenesis, or the time that most of the organs of the baby are forming, between 8 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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In the Second trimester lost mucus plug, how often does it regenerate/grow back does it take 24-72 hrs or is it a long process nearing 3 weeks?

In the Second trimester lost mucus plug, how often does it regenerate/grow back does it take 24-72 hrs or is it a long process nearing 3 weeks?

Plug loss needs exam: Losing mucus plug in the second trimester requires assessment by the doctor. It may represent painless cervical dilatation with risk of preterm labor or even delivery. Very often a "perceived loss of mucus plug" is increased volume of normal vaginal discharge which is very common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can sleeping on ur back in pregnancy hurt the baby? What's the big deal about sleeping on my back ? Can sleeping on back cause the baby heart to stop?

Can sleeping on ur back in pregnancy hurt the baby? What's the big deal about sleeping on my back ? Can sleeping on back cause the baby heart to stop?

I vote "It's a myth": Normal pregnant women, or any woman, may sleep in whichever position she finds comfortable. Getting a good night's sleep is important, regardless of whether one is pregnant or not. All over the internet, people post "advice" (but without "proof") about pregnancy sleep positions, but one can read about some actual research results at: http://www.jogc.com/abstracts/full/200710_Commentary_1.pdf ...Read more

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I sleep on my back all the time.Any other pose makes me uncomfortable. Is it good or bad sleeping on back?Which sleeping pose you advice?

I sleep on my back all the time.Any other pose makes me uncomfortable. Is it good or bad sleeping on back?Which sleeping pose you advice?

Most comfortable: There is no "best" position for sleeping. But if you have snoring or sleep apnea, it will probably be worse when you are sleeping on your back. People with neck pain may have trouble when they sleep on their stomachs. The best position for people with lower back pain is to sleep on their backs with a pilliw under their knees. ...Read more

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Is sleeping on back better for people with gerd?

Is sleeping on back better for people with gerd?

No.: When you sleep flat on your back, you are more likely to passively regurgitate and have gerds. Your best position is sleeping sitting up at 90 mdegree angle. Gravity will keep acidic gastric juice causing gerd in your stomach or distal esophagus. Not your mouth or lungs. ...Read more

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Other than a pacifier, sleeping on back, a fan, and not over clothing, what can I do to prevent sids? I constantly worry.

Other than a pacifier, sleeping on back, a fan, and not over clothing, what can I do to prevent sids? I constantly worry.

Dont worry: Easy to say...Difficult to do. If you are following the recommendations of "back to sleep" and the other measures you mention, all is well. Worrying just makes you a wreck. If there is no family history of sids and you don't smoke, odds are very very small sids will occur. I would have a discussion with you in the office over why you worry so we can help ally your anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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