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What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Drinking mineral water during first trimester of pregnacy. To releive vomiting. Is good or badfor baby. My gyn appointment is in a couple of days.

Drinking mineral water during first trimester of pregnacy. To releive vomiting. Is good or badfor baby. My gyn appointment is in a couple of days.

Mineral water: Mineral water should not affect the baby in any way, but as long as it contros your vomiting it is beneficial. ...Read more

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If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

Math: There is a margin of error in everything is life. In sonography the margin exists because of the mathematics involved in measuring a fetus and then applying those measurement to standardized algorithms that establish the gestational age. The further along the wider the margin or error as one fetus begins to individualize. ...Read more

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Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Not usually: Generally, the best ultrasound for dating is an early first trimester ultrasound. It is unlikely to be off by that much from where the actual pregnancy dates are, but it might be off from your menstrually calculated due date due to issues with when your last period was. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy?

What kind of exercises should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Not many: I tell my patients that as long as they are not bleeding they can continue all exercises they were doing prior to pregnancy. It's important to stay hydrated throughout the workout. You obviously wouldn't want to be involved in any exercises that can cause trauma to your abdomen. ...Read more

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6week (first trimester) feeling tired and exhausted. Not waiting to do anything. Is this normal and what things to avoid?

6week (first trimester) feeling tired and exhausted. Not waiting to do anything. Is this normal and what things to avoid?

Prenatal care: The 1st step is to choose and Obgyn to guide you through the prenatal care process. There are lots of hormonal changes going on that can cause a variety of symptoms and changes. Basic testing needs to be done to determine that all is normal. Fatigue can be normal. It can also be a sign of thyroid disease, depression and others. Your doctor can evaluate you for these things. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have low-lying cervix during the first trimester? Should I avoid sex if I've had miscarriages before?

Is it normal to have low-lying cervix during the first trimester? Should I avoid sex if I've had miscarriages before?

Placenta: A low lying cervix is not a known medical term. You may be asking about a low lying placenta. Contact your doctor for clarification. If a low lying placenta is found typically avoidance of intercourse is recommended. ...Read more

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Need details on first trimester of pregnancy week by week?

Need details on first trimester of pregnancy week by week?

What to expect...: Its not possible to tell you everything about the first trimester of pregnancy in such a short space. I would recommend a book for you called "What to expect when you are expecting." http://www. Amazon. Com/What-Expect-Youre-Expecting-Edition/dp/0761148574 You will find all the information you need. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms in first trimester of pregnancy?

What are the usual symptoms in first trimester of pregnancy?

See below: They are variable but may include:
food aversions or cravings
fatigue
increased urination
tender, swollen breasts
nausea with or without vomiting. ...Read more

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Pineapple for first trimester of pregnancy?

Pineapple for first trimester of pregnancy?

Food ; pregnancy: There is no restriction with pineapple and pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you bleed during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Can you bleed during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: It's common. Spotting and light bleeding can be normal. If it's heavy like a period follow up with an ultrasound. This condition is called a threatened abortion ...Read more

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How to cure hemmoroids in first trimester of pregnancy?

How to cure hemmoroids in first trimester of pregnancy?

Fiber and fluids: Hemorrhoids get attention following the intense push often associated with vaginal childbirth. High fiber diet, maintaining regular bms and avoiding straining will help with time.
Irritation can be improved with steroids, and other topical agents. Spasm and pain is helped with sitz baths. There are various ways to treat, and the last resort is surgery, but they're treated, usually never cured. ...Read more

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Why do women have bleeding in first trimester of pregnancy?

Why do women have bleeding in first trimester of pregnancy?

Several Issues: With even healthy pregnancy, the very vascular uterine lining continues to grow, facilitating capillary flow to support growing baby, the zygote erodes into the uterine lining needing blood supply/nutrition+waste removal, rapid placental development not perfect, much of the rapidly forming fine vascular network is fragile & stressed by motion, BP elevations, etc. ...Read more

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Is early satiety normal during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is early satiety normal during first trimester of pregnancy?

Not usually: Early satiety is seen in late term pregnancy however the nausea of early pregnancy could potentially be expressed as early full feeling! I would speak with your OB-GYN about this symptom ESPECIALLY if you are LOOSING weight!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

CALL YOUR OB DOC: If u are worried that is your OB doc's job, he or she can examine you do blood work and an ultrasound to make sure everything is ok, u can often have spotting and everything turns out fine but your doc will need to detrmine that. ...Read more

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Is watermelon safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is watermelon safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

It's good for you!: Not only safe - it's recommended. It helps w/ morning sickness prevention, eases heartburn, relieves leg cramps, etc., etc. What a joy! Here's a link: http://www. Fitpregnancy. Com/nutrition/prenatal-nutrition/watermelon-wonders
Let's hope the other aspects of your pregnancy are as nice a surprise too! Best wishes. BTW, Don't over do it - you can still get a tummy ache. ...Read more

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Who can treat bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Who can treat bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy?

YOUR OB DOC: Sholdl examine u and determine what is going on, and do an ultrasound or 2 if nece. Often times, there is no treatment other than rest and no intyrcourse, unless you end up having a miscarr. ...Read more

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Who can check out bleeding during first trimester of pregnancy?

Who can check out bleeding during first trimester of pregnancy?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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During the first trimester of pregnancy is shark cartilage safe?

During the first trimester of pregnancy is shark cartilage safe?

No: During the first trimester it is particularly important tt avoid substances that can contain toxic agents or interfere with blood vessel development. I don't see why one would take shark cartilage at any time during pregnancy or while breast feeding. ...Read more

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What is the effect of Ampiclox in first trimester of pregnancy?

Relatively safe.: Ampiclox is Ampicillin + cloxacillin. Both of these are fda pregnancy category b. According to drugs. Com: there are no controlled data in human pregnancies; however, there are no literature reports of congenital abnormalities associated with it. Cloxacillin should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.”. ...Read more

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What could cause spotting during the first trimester of pregnancy?

What could cause spotting during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Did u ask your: Ob doc, many things threatened ab, subchrionic hematoma, friable cervix, planceta previa, infection, tear of cervix or vagina, your OB doc can do an exam and ultrasound to tell try to tell you what is causing it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take weight reducers in your first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take weight reducers in your first trimester of pregnancy?

Absolutely not: Early first trimester pregnancy is the critical time of fetal formation and development and is not the time for introducing weight loss drugs (often diuretics) into your fragile metabolic system at that time. ...Read more

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Tell me in straight english the symptoms of first trimester of pregnancy?

Tell me in straight english the symptoms of first trimester of pregnancy?

Feels like flu: Early pregnancy symptoms feel sort of like the flu. Muscle aches, upset tummy, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Mild cramping and you might feel really hungry all the time. ...Read more

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Why is reflexology contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Why is reflexology contraindicated during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Being responsible: The contraindications listed on a few websites include all the common conditions in which something really bad (in this case, a miscarriage) might happen shortly after treatment. It seems fair to think that the practitioner, who knows reflexology is an adjunct to mainstream treatment, wants to direct the patient at this time to focus on the other aspects of comprehensive care. ...Read more