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Why am i so nauseaus in the third trimester?

Why am i so nauseaus in the third trimester?

Pressure: Towards the end of pregnancy, the uterus is pushing upwards on the stomach. This can cause nausea. Nibbling small meals may help. If the nausea is very significant or if accompanied by vomiting, there may be a serious complication of pregnancy and immediate care would be recommended. ...Read more

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What tests will I need in the third trimester?

What tests will I need in the third trimester?

GBS, Glucola: A 1 hour glucose tolerance test is done between 26-28 weeks to screen for gestational diabetes. A culture for group b streptococcus bacteria is done at 35-36 weeks. Urinalysis for protein and glucose are done at each visit, along with blood pressure checks. Fetal testing (non-stress testing) may be indicated, but is not necessary in low risk pregancies. ...Read more

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What are the best sex positions in the third trimester?

What are the best sex positions in the third trimester?

Most comfortable.: Often this is some variation of a side by side. These are more comfortable for the mom-to-be and have shallower penetration which puts less pressure on the cervix. Sometimes, depending on the patient and the pregnancy, it can be a challenge to find a comfortable position. ...Read more

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What should I think about when flying in the third trimester?

What should I think about when flying in the third trimester?

Ask your OB !!: I tell my patients if they have no problems they can fly up till 32 weeks gestation and not after that. ...Read more

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Lost 11 pounds in my third trimester in a month what could be wrong ?

Lost 11 pounds in my third trimester in a month what could be wrong ?

Weight loss: Are you eating healthy? Drinking plenty of water? Weight loss is not a good thing in the last third of pregnancy. Maybe an added energy drink, like boost or ensure, might help. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for my baby's arrival in the third trimester?

What can I do to prepare for my baby's arrival in the third trimester?

Pamphlets attached: This is quite an open-ended question so i decided to post some acog pamphlets that may be of interest: a father's guide to pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp032.Cfm & travel during pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp055.Cfm & getting in shape after your baby is born- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp131.Cfm. ...Read more

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What are something's that would cause your baby to measure small in third trimester?

What are something's that would cause your baby to measure small in third trimester?

Nutrition & drugs: Inadequate nutrition as well as drugs including alcohol can cause IUGR(Intrauterine Growth Retardation). ...Read more