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Sore Throat During Pregnancy Third Trimester
While you are pregnat is it easier for you to have more sore throat more frequently i'am in my first trimester and I have been having a lot of sore throats n hoarseness in my voice for weeks now is this something serious
Infections: Infections of this type are not more common in pregnancy. It may be that you had been exposed to someone with an infection recently. Check with your OB if you do not improve over the next week or two. Sometimes it takes a while (several weeks) for hoarseness to improve after a viral infection. I hope you don't smoke since that can slow healing and be bad for the baby. ...Read more
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
My Dr office is closed on Saturday so, here's my question. In my 1st trimester and have a cold. What can I do for my stuffy nose and sore throat?
Not usually: It is far more likely to be a symptom of either allergies, or a viral or bacterial throat infection. Try an over the counter antihistamine, and if you develop high fever or inability to swallow, call your doctor. If you have missed a period and believe you could be pregnant, take a pregnancy test. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes: It will help replete your iron stores in your body. ...Read more
Right side: Have you had any issues or issues with the baby? It is most often ok but Check with your Obgyn first to avoid blood flow issues to the baby. ...Read more
No: Bleeding is not normal in pregnancy unless it is associated with labor. If you are bleeding, you need to see your doc ASAP. If it is more than just pink-tinged discharge or spotting after intercourse, its best to go to the hospital or your provider for an evaluation. This is especially true if you are also cramping. Best wishes! ...Read more
Time to call OB: Suspicious for presence of an infection. Might be nothing, but should ask your OB. He/she may want to do an exam and microscopic evaluation of discharge to be certain nothing concerning.. ...Read more
It is safe and effective. See the cdc website at:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/features/pregnancyandflu/. ...Read more
Little evidence: There is no scientific reason to suspect this would be harmful but also no evidence proving safety ...Read more
It is safe: Yes it is safe but why not drink fresh milk. It is your choice ...Read more
Is afrin safe to use for severe nasal congestion during third trimester of pregnancy? I am currently 33 weeks and a few days and need sleep! Thank you
If your BP is NML:
Afrin (oxymetazoline) contains a vasoconstrictor, which is to say that it constricts blood vessels. In women predisposed to this, especially in late pregnancy, it may cause a rise in your bp, that could make your doctor suspicious of developing preeclampsia.
In small amounts it should be safe, but I would suggest you try antihistamines (they sometimes help), and avoid the decongestants for the above reason. ...Read more
Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?
There should not be:
Any blood in the urine during any trimester of pregnancy is not normal and need to be investigated and treated
it can be due to urinary tract infection, kidney stones, kidney disorder or cancer
it can also be in women who have medical conditions like lupus, sickle cell disease and diabetes. ...Read more
Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.
Anxiety...: I am not an MD, but have had hundreds of patients with similar questions. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not typically good for anxiety incidently. Anyway, Sertraline (Zoloft) is considered relatively safe for pregnant women and has been used where they know the mother to be prone to depression/anxiety. Ask your MD. All the best in your search for answers and good health for you and your child! ...Read more
My hair fell a lot during the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy. Now im in my third trimester and have cut it off. Will it grow back?
Does round ligament pain happen throughout pregnancy, or only during the second trimester? Does it stop in third trimester?
Round ligament pain: There are chances that when your uterus moves higher in your abdomen, the pain might get better. ...Read more
Is it safe to eat pistachios and mix dried fruit and nuts mix during pregnancy? Is there any risks to baby? I’m in my Third trimester
Third trimester diet: What you have described is in general very safe, especially in the third trimester. There are virtually no risks to the fetus under normal consumption standards. ...Read more
What if any are the risks of contact w/ weed killer/herbicides during third trimester of pregnancy? Husband sprayed yard & I want to go back out.
Should be OK: As long as you are not in direct contact ...Read more
In third trimester, gained 31 lbs so far, is this weight gain too much during pregnancy? I have 3 more months to go and more weight to gain, should I eat less? 115lbs 5'4" before pregnant.
Is it safe to have sex during your third trimester of pregnancy? I'm 35 weeks and 3 days pregnant
If I get oral herpes for the first time during third trimester of pregnancy will this harm my unborn baby?
You are FIRST trimes: If you carry the baby 2-3 weeks after infection begins, your body develops immunity which is passed onto the baby for several months. If the baby comes sooner, your body may not yet be producing antibodies. Then the baby needs to be closely observed because herpes in a newborn is very serious. ...Read more
Is sigmoidoscopy safe during pregnancy? I’m in my third trimester and my doctor wants to do a sigmoidoscopy to find out why i’m bleeding. Can it hurt my baby?
Flexible sigmoidoscopy and even colonoscopy appears to be safe during pregnancy if it is indicated. A study published in 1996 looked at the safety and effectiveness of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies during pregnancy done at 10 medical centers and showed that sigmoidoscopy does not induce labor or result in congenital malformations, that sigmoidoscopy is not contraindicated during pregnancy, and that sigmoidoscopy may be beneficial in pregnant patients with significant lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
The study included thirteen patients who were in the first trimester of pregnancy, 18 who were in the second trimester, and 15 who were in the third trimester. Twenty-seven patients were found to have significant diagnoses that included colitis and bleeding internal hemorrhoids. No complications occurred in the pregnant patients. Eight colonoscopies were also performed in pregnant patients during this study with no complications to the mother or unborn baby.
You should discuss your particular situation with your doctor before deciding whether or not to have a flexible sigmoidoscopy while you are pregnant.
cappell ms, colon vj, sidhom oa. A study at 10 medical centers of the safety and efficacy of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies and 8 colonoscopies during pregnancy with follow-up of fetal outcome and with comparison to control groups. Dig dis sci. 1996;41 (12):2353. ...Read more