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What shouldn't I do during pregnancy?

What shouldn't I do during pregnancy?

Illegal opiates: There are a lot of things to NOT do during pregnancy, but I want to focus on the overuse of opiates by pregnant women and the impact on their unborn children who go through drug "withdrawal". There are several studies about the rising use of these drugs by pregnant women recently and it is a bad testimony to our profession (healthcare) to convey this message to the general public. ...Read more

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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 food should I not eat during pregnancy?

What food should I not eat during pregnancy?

Junk food: Junk food is defined as none nutritional food that can offer little or no value to a growing fetus. Food from the four basic food groups concentrating on fruit and vegetables is a preferable. ...Read more

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What kind of fruits should I eat during pregnancy period?

What kind of fruits should I eat during pregnancy period?

Low sugar fruits: And nothing strange or that you have not eaten in the past as pregnancy is not the time to experiment. ...Read more

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How do i know if im overworking myself during pregnancy?

How do i know if im overworking myself during pregnancy?

Exhaustion?: Fatigue may result from overwork, poor sleep, worry, boredom, or lack of exercise. It is a symptom that may be caused by illness, medicine, or medical treatment such as chemotherapy. Anxiety or depression can also cause fatigue. Ref: http://www.webmd.com/ ...Read more

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What do I eat for hearttburn while pregnant?

What do I eat for hearttburn while pregnant?

Some suggestions: If you have heartburn, try zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid or Prilosec (all available over the counter). ...Read more

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What should I eat in early pregnancy?

What should I eat in early pregnancy?

Healthy natural food: Normal, healthy women do not have to alter their foods and drinks while they are pregnant, as long as their diet is a balanced, healthy, natural diet that doesn't contain items that aren't good for a developing baby (such as fish with higher mercury levels, etc...). Prenatal vitamins can be taken, as recommended by her Ob-Gyn doctor. One should avoid undercooked or raw foods, avoid alcohol, etc... ...Read more

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What to do about food I shouldn't eat when pregnant?

What to do about food I shouldn't eat when pregnant?

Avoid them: But if you are asking about which foods to avoid they are things like: uncooked/undercook meat/fish, unpasteurized dairy/juices, lunch meats, raw sprouts, alcohol, and limit caffeine intake. ...Read more

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What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

Healthy eating: Healthy eating and appropriate snacks. Frequent small snacks will help avoid the out of control eating. You've heard "you need what you crave". Wrong! no one needs a dozen jelly donuts or a gallon of ice cream! much still depends on discipline. Remember a few months of discipline can equal a life time without a weight struggle. ...Read more

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What can I do if sex makes me sick during pregnancy?

What can I do if sex makes me sick during pregnancy?

Take a break: Sometimes during pregnancy sex just doesn't feel good. Don't feel pressured to do everything you did before. Fatigue, nausea, hormones can all affect how we feel about sex. And during pregnancy, your body is changing so much, it is hard to keep up. Try new positions or timing. But if sex makes you feel poorly, take a break for a while. ...Read more

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What should I do about hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

Pregnant Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are actually pretty common during pregnancy. Luckily, most times they can be managed with home treatment. This includes adding fiber to your meals, drinking more water, and using over-the-counter ointments for a limited time to stop itching. You also may use stool softeners to treat associated constipation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What amount water do I need during pregnancy?

What amount water do I need during pregnancy?

Garden watering: Drinking water during pregnancy is akin to watering the garden for good flower and vegetable (fetal) growth. Amniotic fluid is mostly water as well as the constitution of the mother. A minimum of 4 to 6 glasses of water/day.(not sodas or fruit juices) ...Read more

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What to eat when preganant?

What to eat when preganant?

A well rounded diet: Eat a well rounded diet with adequate intake of protein, vegetables and milk. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more

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What do I do about vaginal discharge during pregnancy?

What do I do about vaginal discharge during pregnancy?

Common complaint: Many people have increased thin white discharge when pregnant. If your discharge is thicker, and cottage cheese like, or green/grey and fishy smelling, or if you are leaking amniotic fluid, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do when in active labour?

What do I do when in active labour?

Hydrate, be patient.: Maintain hydration (intravenous probably better than oral), keep thinking positively, be patient, listen to your provider, get an epidural and pray that all goes well for mom and baby. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I am 4 weeks pregnant and want to no what I shouldn't eat ive heard you can't eat ham?

What to do if I am 4 weeks pregnant and want to no what I shouldn't eat ive heard you can't eat ham?

Website: This website tells you all about nutrition and eating in pregnancy: https://medlineplus.gov/pregnancyandnutrition.html ...Read more

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Sensitive teeth during pregnancy what do I do?

Sensitive teeth during pregnancy what do I do?

See your dentist: During pregnancy there are hormonal changes that can cause gingival inflammation. You may have calculus present which only worsens the situation. It is perfectly safe to have dental cleanings during your pregnancy, in fact it is highly recommended. No harm will come to the baby. ...Read more

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What can I not eat when pregnant if vegan?

What can I not eat when pregnant if vegan?

Facts: If you have become a vegan out of revulsion for factory farming of animals (which bothers me as well), then i admire you. But you must realize that if you do not know exactly what you are doing, you are certain to ruin your health. Your food choices do not change when you are pregnant, and you owe it both to yourself and your unborn child to get with a sympathetic scientific physician to guide u. ...Read more