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Doctor insights on: Things To Not Do When Pregnant

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Tell us things not to do when pregnant?

Tell us things not to do when pregnant?

Really obvious: Don't ride a bicycle or do strenuous exercise. Don't eat "junk" foods and stay away from sugar in all its forms. Don't take any drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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What are the sexual things to not do when pregnant?

What are the sexual things to not do when pregnant?

Oro-/ano-genital sex: Orogenital, anogenital and rough/promiscuous sex is contraindicated throughout pregnancy and the puerperium. Safe sexual practices with your partner whenever you feel like it are safe - unless your obstetrician has recommended pelvic rest. ...Read more

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What not to do when your pregnant usually?

What not to do when your pregnant usually?

Usually same : Rarely does your life have to drastically change , especially in early pregnancy. Obviously any job that can result in trauma to you is not ok. ...Read more

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How to know when do you do a pregnancy test when your cycles are irregular?

How to know when do you do a pregnancy test when your cycles are irregular?

See your doctor: You don't say when in your cycle you are. The first thiong to do is rule out pregnancy with a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, repeat it in a week and make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do when you can t get pregnant in 5 months?

What to do when you can t get pregnant in 5 months?

See an infert specia: U need to see a reproductive endocrine specialist because at your age you are prob going to need im medciation or possible donor egg i would go as soon as possible before it is to late your gyn should have somneone to refer u to. ...Read more

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Why do people always try to tell you what you should do and should not do in pregnancy?

Why do people always try to tell you what you should do and should not do in pregnancy?

Because they care!: Pregnancy is an exciting time and most folks want to be a part of it. Especially with new moms, they feel that by imparting thier knowledge, whether based on experience or not, they hope to help you with the difficult transition. Remember, every pregnancy and baby is different, so listen to what everyone says, but know that it isn't necessarily true for your own experience! ...Read more

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How do you know exactly when you ovulate and when to try and get pregnant?

How do you know exactly when you ovulate and when to try and get pregnant?

Predictors: Hello. You can download a ovulation predictor chart from the internet or you can buy an ovulation predictor kit at your local drug store. ...Read more

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Do you have to eat the same way you did while pregnant when breastfeeding?

Do you have to eat the same way you did while pregnant when breastfeeding?

Balance: A breastfeeding Mom should eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids. Avoiding certain things such as large amounts of caffeine, excessive dairy, and heavy spices is a good idea until the baby is older and then slowly adding back spices and more dairy. You should continue tour prenatal vitamins also ...Read more

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What happens to people if they take something that says "do not use when pregnant" ?

What happens to people if they take something that says "do not use when pregnant"
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Depends: Label warning is to help protect the unborn child. Since you don't list what you ingested I would contact your OB if you are very worried to help review the ingestion and it's risks to you or your child. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

Abstain: Lots of choices! 1) no sex, 2) barrier method diaphragm/condoms, 3) birth control pills, 4) long-acting contraception iud, depo shot, 5) permanent setrilization vasectomy/tubal ligation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can t you eat when you are pregnant or lactating?

What can t you eat when you are pregnant or lactating?

Avoid Some Foods: There is a concern in pregnant & lactating women as it relates to certain foods that may harm the developing baby when ingested. Therefore, avoid fish at risk of having high levels of mercury such as swordfish, shark, mackeral and tilefish (can affect the nervous system of the deloping fetus). Limited to a maximum of 12 oz per week (per fda). Also avoid nonpasturized cheeses (brie & blue cheese). ...Read more

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Can you do vinyasa when pregnant?

Can you do vinyasa when pregnant?

Not the issue: I am not a yoga expert, but it seems to me that the vinyasa, the breathing between movements does not have as much of an impact than the actual yoga movements and type of yoga you are doing. Your yoga teacher probably will know. ...Read more

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How do you know when enough is enough when trying to get pregnant?

How do you know when enough is enough when trying to get pregnant?

Mostly on you: Some may say that when every available modality has been tried and is unsuccessful, then it is time. It may depend on your financial resources for infertility services. It is a personal decision based on what you are willing to tolerate as far as testing, procedures, costs, and results. Your personal beliefs may play a role. Consultation with your reproductive endocrinologist is also paramount. ...Read more

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When do you know you are ready to have a baby?

When do you know you are ready to have a baby?

I think...: When you can act like a responsible adult. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not want to take antidepressants, because i fear the will make things worse?

What to do if I do not want to take antidepressants, because i fear the will make things worse?

Discuss your: concerns with the prescribing provider and obtain more information about the specific antidepressant. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not want to be pregnant :(?

What to do if I do not want to be pregnant :(?

Pregnant now?: If yes- then encourage you to see your physician, a gynecologist or a family planning center to learn your options. ...Read more

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Just to know in case it ever happens, what are you supposed to do if you choke on food when you are alone?

Just to know in case it ever happens, what are you supposed to do if you choke on food when you are alone?

Choking: This is a very complete explanation, for handling all types of choking, including when you are alone. http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-choking/basics/art-20056637 ...Read more

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What to do if I feel not to supported during first pregnancy?

What to do if I feel not to supported during first pregnancy?

Good Friends: Good Friends are always there to support you. If not approach your church for support. If this is still not an option, get to an online community. You can also discuss with your doctor or the medical assistant who works with your doctor. I am sure something will come up where you feel supported and cared for. Join a meditation group. ...Read more