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Doctor insights on: Too Much Protein In Body During Pregnancy

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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My daughter had a premature birth w/ her first child due to high BP +vprotein in her urine. Will her 2nd pregnant be more high risk? My daughter has just discovered she is pregnant for the second time. Her first pregnancy 5 years ago ended up with a 3 wee

My daughter had a premature birth w/ her first child due to high BP +vprotein in her urine. Will her 2nd pregnant be more high risk? My daughter has just discovered she is pregnant for the second time. Her first pregnancy 5 years ago ended up with a 3 wee

Yes : Yes her 2nd pregnancy will be considered high risk as it sound like she had pre-eclampsia or what some will call toxiemia. Her doctor will monitor her closely for signs of elevated BP and proteinuria and also make sure that if she has gestational diabetes, that she is treated and monitored for it. About 3 percent of women have pre-eclampsia and 7 percent have gestional diabetes with pregnancy so it is common enough that most ob/gyn doctors are comfortable managing patients with who end up having high blood pressure or diabetes in pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Whole body swelling especially hands,face,feet,during week 22 pregnancy,bp is 115/70,no proteins in urine,urine pH is 7,why swelling?any diuretic?

Whole body swelling especially hands,face,feet,during week 22 pregnancy,bp is 115/70,no proteins in urine,urine pH is 7,why swelling?any diuretic?

Edema in pregnancy: Following your last question, if your swelling is not acute in onset it may just be a normal process in pregnancy, there are a few things you can do to reduce it: avoid caffeine, limit salt intake, rest with your legs elevated, use support stockings, avoid being outdoors when it's hot, consume potassium containing foods like banana and orange. Good luck ...Read more

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What are all the changes that happen to your body during pregnancy?

What are all the changes that happen to your  body during pregnancy?

Pregnancy physiology: Nasal stuffiness, nausea, headaches, euphoria, constipation, peculiar taste/cravings, increase in blood volume, enlargement of the uterus and elevation of the diaphragm, depressed immunity, lax joints and propensity for falls, perturbed memory (momnesia), snoring, poor sleeping, fatigue, emotional lability, gastroesophageal reflux/acidity, frequent urination, watery mucous vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to lose body fat during pregnancy?

Wt loss: There are recommendations for the proper amount of weight to gain during pregnancy, however there are women who are overweight during their pregnancy who can lose weight and not affect the fetus. It is not advised however to diet or try to lose weight in pregnancy as there can be adverse outcomes. ...Read more

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Can I do body pump weight liftning during pregnancy?

Can I do body pump weight liftning during pregnancy?

Body Pump wt lifting: This is being answered by a non-gynecologist. I had to read about body pump weight lifting to answer this question ; it is described as very strenuous. Some things i read said it was ok during pregnancy. However, if it really is strenuous i would check with your personal obstetrician before making a decision. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my body to become anemic during pregnancy?

How long will it take for my body to become anemic during pregnancy?

Second our third: Trimester. Pregnancy-induced anemia — a low red-blood-cell count generally caused by an iron deficiency — is extremely common, especially in the second and third trimester. With a few minor nutritional adjustments, you can still sail through the second half of your pregnancy, with no harm done to you or your baby-to-be. ...Read more

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If the body mimics allergies during pregnancy how can I clear it up ?

If the body mimics allergies during pregnancy how can I clear it up ?

See doctor: Body mimicking allergies as ,Having nausea ,vomiting ,little abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is normal occurrence , there is nothing to be done and not to worry about .But if you get more problem like difficulty in breathing or rashes on skin then consult your doctor ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more