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What to do if I didn't know I was pregnant and did harmful things to my body. Help!?

What to do if I didn't know I was pregnant and did harmful things to my body. Help!?

Stuck: Unfortunately, it takes most women at least two weeks before the know they have been pregnant for the last two weeks. The most prominent concerns are alcohol consumption, nicotine, and recreational drugs that may have been consumed during that time period. This is why health professionals urge women of childbearing age to use effective contraception to make sure they don't get into this situation. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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When pregnant what are things you shouldn't eat or drink.

When pregnant what are things you shouldn't eat or drink.

Undercooked foods, : Raw or undercooked meat/fish/poultry/eggs, unpasteurized dairy products (e.g. Queso fresco), alcohol, predatory fish (e.g. Shark, swordfish), licorice and anything you are allergic to (shrimp, nuts) come to mind immediately. If traveling abroad, only drink bottled water and avoid salads. ...Read more

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What are the forbbiden things a pregnant woman shouldn't take?

What are the forbbiden things a pregnant woman shouldn't take?

TNTC!: "TNTC" means"too numerous to count," but there are some caveats. Smoking, including smokeless tobacco, is a no-no. So are any illegal drugs and marijuana. Alcohol is iffy and should be avoided She shouldn't use any Rx med that isn't OK'd by her doctor. She shouldn't drink more than 2 caffeinated drinks a day. Any substance that's unsafe in general is doubly unsafe in pregnancy, ...Read more

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Why is it that pregnant women aren't supposed to eat things such as nuts and certain cheeses etc?

Why is it that pregnant women aren't supposed to eat things such as nuts and certain cheeses etc?

Bacteria, allergy: Certain cheeses have bacteria that may harm the pregnancy
nuts were previously thought to induce an allergy in the newborn if consumed during pregnancy or breastfeeding; today this is not considered to be true hyopthesis. ...Read more

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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

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Things I should be aware of while pregnant?

Things I should be aware of while pregnant?

Books: That is a book length answer. Please follow the advice of your OB and get at least one good prenatal book to read during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Who knows things to eat when you are pregnant?

Who knows things to eat when you are pregnant?

What ever your heart: Desires withint reason. I am sure your ob/gyn has a nice publication on healthy things to eat/. ...Read more

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What are some things I should eat being pregnant?

What are some things I should eat being pregnant?

Balanced diet : You should eat a balanced diet during pregnancy. You should limit intake of oily fish. Be reasonable with your carbohydrate intake. Pregnancy is a diabetogenic event, meaning you have a greater chance of diabetes during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the best things to eat while you are pregnant?

What are the best things to eat while you are pregnant?

Healthy, balanced.: No one thing — just maintain a healthy, balanced diet and normal weight for your height, while taking folic acid, prenatal vitamins and calcium. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to help get my wife pregnant?

What are some things I can do to help get my wife pregnant?

#1 make sure she is: Ovulating, she needs to get an ovulation kit, #2 make sure your semen count is normal those are the 2 most common causes of infertilty, and if she is ovulating that is when you want to have intercourse ...Read more

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What are the first things you will notice if you're pregnant?

Some subtle changes: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feels less energetic), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness or mild swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and food cravings. . . Could be pregnant. Symptoms can occur before missing a menstrual period. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to pamper myself while pregnant?

What are some things I can do to pamper myself while pregnant?

Whatever you like: Take long walks, listen to music, eat ice-cream, get a massage, get a pedicure, get a manicure, watch a favorite movie on dvd, go out with your girlfriends, go out with your boyfirend/husband, essentially whatever you want as long as it is not harmful to the baby inside you. Enjoy! ...Read more

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What are some things that I need to avoid now that I am pregnant?

What are some things that I need to avoid now that I am pregnant?

Undercooked meats.: Unpasteurized dairy products (e. G queso fresco), undercooked meats, radiation, smoking, alcohol, tretinoin, valproic acid, drugs, heat, contact sports, vigorous exercise, heavy lifting, constipation, dehydration, unsafe sex (including oro-genital and ano-genital contact). ...Read more

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Do you know if there are things I could do to help me get pregnant faster?

Do you know if there are things I could do to help me get pregnant faster?

Ovulation: Ovulation normally occurs 14 days prior to the next period. Recommend starting to have intercourse a few days prior to ovulation & at ovulation (possibly a couple of days after). Can use an ovulation calendar or ovulation predictor kit to help determine best timing. Take care. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is pregnant what kinds of things should I do to keep her comfortable?

My girlfriend is pregnant what kinds of things should I do to keep her comfortable?

Several ways: Basically, her entire body is changing. She'll know what she needs to be comfortable. Just do what she wants and is feasible. ...Read more

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What to do if I am craving sweet things and I'm pregnant, what gender could my baby be?

What to do if I am craving sweet things and I'm pregnant, what gender could my baby be?

Sugar & spice ..: "Sugar & spice and everything nice that's what girls are made of". I have no idea what gender your child will be when it is born, but there may be a clue at a late pregnancy ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me first things to change/happen to your body after becoming pregnant?

Can you please tell me first things to change/happen to your body after becoming pregnant?

Classic pregnancy: Sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months pregnant and I felt should I be worried? If not what things are normal and non normal to feel?

I'm 5 months pregnant and I felt should I be worried? If not what things are normal and non normal to feel?

More info please: I am not sure what you felt or are concerned about from your post; please re-post. Always call your ob/gyn if you have any questions; I'm willing to bet they will be more than willing to answer. ...Read more

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I have a naturally high pH level I'm assuming. What are some things I can do or get to help me get pregnant that are budget conscious? Thank you!

I have a naturally high pH level I'm assuming. What are some things I can do or get to help me get pregnant that are budget conscious? Thank you!

May be normal: Usually high or low ph are relative numbers and differs with individual. You can discuss with gyne/obs specialist for detail. ...Read more

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I'm 14weeks pregnant and was wondering if I could go to fright dome in Las Vegas. It's a bunch of haunted mazes And scary houses things like that.

I'm 14weeks pregnant and was wondering if I could go to fright dome in Las Vegas. It's a bunch of haunted mazes And scary houses things like that.

Likely yes: As lon as you are not putting youself in any physical danger, then you may go. Scary houses, etc will not hram your pregnancy/baby as long as you remain safe. ...Read more

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Just out of curiousity, what are some things I can do, eat or avoid, before ever becoming pregnant that will boost my chances to have a healthy baby?

Just out of curiousity, what are some things I can do, eat or avoid, before ever becoming pregnant that will boost my chances to have a healthy baby?

Folate (folic acid) supplements: Any woman thinking of getting pregnant should start daily folate (folic acid). Plus avoid hot tubs and other ways of getting overheated. Talk to your doctor about any prescription medications. ...Read more

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Me and my husband have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months now. What other things can I do other than sex to get pregnant faster? I am turning 22.

Me and my husband have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months now. What other things can I do other than sex to get pregnant faster? I am turning 22.

First things first: At 21, there should be no rush. First a woman trying to conceive (ttc) should try to do these things: strive to reach and maintain a healthy weight through nutritious diet and exercise. See a primary or obgyn doctor for exam, any needed tests and vaccinations; keep record of LMP (first day of last normal period). Avoid alcohol, tobacco, other toxins. See gyn if not pregnant after 1 year of trying. ...Read more

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What is p.A. C & p.F.O. My son was diagnosed with p.A. C while I was pregnant with him & when he was born he was diagnosed with p.F.O. What are these 2 things & do I have a serious need 2 be concerned? Also, how can I treat these? He's 2.5 months now & healt

Probably Not But..: A pac is an early heart beat. They are very common, especially in infancy. A pfo is a connection between the top two chambers of the heart; 25% of people have them. Both are generally benign, but can have some issues in select people. Discuss this with your child's cardiologist. ...Read more

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My wife is 5 months pregnant but she can't feel any movement of baby. We had an iur anamoly scan on 18th week and things were fine.

My wife is 5 months pregnant but she can't feel any movement of baby. We had an iur anamoly scan on 18th week and things were fine.

First time mom's: First time mom's often do not appreciate fetal movement until 20-22 weeks or so. The second time around they may detect it as early as 16 weeks. I'd just be patient as it sounds like your scan provided you with the confirmation that things were fine. ...Read more

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Is drinking cold things during pregnant bad?

Not a problem: Cold drinks are just fine. Especially when it is hot outside. ...Read more