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I'm in my early stages of pregnancy with my 5th child, but I feel like I have prolapsed, do I need to seek help?

I'm in my early stages of pregnancy with my 5th child, but I feel like I have prolapsed, do I need to seek help?

Yes: Increased progesterone, early in pregnancy can cause, in very rare cases, uterine prolapse. Combined with 4 deliveries, it certainly could happen. Your uterus will grow out of your pelvis as your pregnancy progresses, and the problem will resolve. Until then you might need a pessary to lift the uterus up so it doesn't get stuck low down as it grows. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Exercise in the early stages of pregnancy ok?

Exercise in the early stages of pregnancy ok?

More than OK: Exercise is very beneficial through pregnancy and can have many positive benefits. The key is moderation. Moderate exercise is good, extreme exercise should be avoided. See your OB for more personalized recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise during the early stages of pregnancy?

Is it ok to exercise during the early stages of pregnancy?

Yes, and recommended: If you have been exercising regularly, it is advisable to continue but probably not "olympic-type" of training/exercising--too extrenuous. If you have not, then should start out slowly and increase as tolerated. It is recommended for you to keep as active as you can; eat well, take prenatals, exercise regularly, and follow-up with doc. Congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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Does early stages of pregnancy causes your left side to hurt?

Does early stages of pregnancy causes your left side to hurt?

Not necessarily.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Is it esterogen that is produced more in early stages of pregnancy?

Is it esterogen that is produced more in early stages of pregnancy?

HCG and progesterone: Are in relatively higher concentration compared to baseline early in pregnancy, but estrogen is also elevated and plays a critical role in enabling pregnancy. (the estrogen drop during a normal period causes menstruation. It stays elevated during pregnancy so that doesn't happen! All three hormones play several important roles in early pregnancy.). ...Read more

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In the early stages of pregnancy (1-2weeks), does the sex position doggystyle cause discomfort?

In the early stages of pregnancy (1-2weeks), does the sex position doggystyle cause discomfort?

Please Clarify: If you feel pain with a certain sexual activity you should probably not continue that activity and at your next OB visit report this happened to you. There is, otherwise, no recommended do or don't when it comes to sexual intercourse and positions with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is your cervix low and open in the early stages of pregnancy?

Is your cervix low and open in the early stages of pregnancy?

NO, HIGH/CLOSED: In early pregnancy the cervix is closed and 'fairly high' in the vagina unless there is 'significant pelvic relaxation' from previous vaginal deliveries. If the cervix dilates in early pregnancy, then a miscarriage may result. This problem usually occurs ~14 weeks and is referred to as 'incompetent cervix'. Because the baby is well protected, sex is ok in pregnancy unless there is a complication. ...Read more

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What is recommended to help to feel the difference between peptic culcer and the early stages of pregnancy?

What is recommended to help to feel the difference between peptic culcer and the early stages of pregnancy?

Pregnancy test: If pregnancy is advanced enough to have symptoms then a pregnancy test should be accurate if done now. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel to rural areas in developing nations while in early stages of pregnancy? Should I not worry about random diseases?

Is it safe to travel to rural areas in developing nations while in early stages of pregnancy? Should I not worry about random diseases?

Caution: You should be cautious about this and be aware if diseases prevalent in certain areas of the world. Check cdc site for travel vaccines at http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/ for more information and obtain vaccinations and prophylactic medications safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it recommended or not to take natal vitamins at the early stages of pregnancy (5 weeks)?

Is it recommended or not to take natal vitamins at the early stages of pregnancy (5 weeks)?

Absolutely: Pre natal vitamins are not only recommended during all of a pregnancy but it is also a good idea to take them prior to pregnancy. Prescription pre natals usually contain more Folic acid which is essential to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida. Please check with your physician to make sure your vitamins are appropriate. Congratulations and good luck. ...Read more

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Do you get heartburn in early stages of pregnancy?

Do you get heartburn in early stages of pregnancy?

Some women do: There are many safe meds you can take, please call your OB and take what your OB recommends. ...Read more

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Is mild cramping good or bad in early stages of pregnancy?

Is mild cramping good or bad in early stages of pregnancy?

Common: Mild irregular cramping is very common. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe and hydration with water often helps. Schedule a visit to make sure all is normal in early pregnancy. Late in pregnancy if they are consistent and not resolving on their own it is important to notify your physician to make sure they are not contractions or a sign of preterm labor. ...Read more

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Is a milky white discharge common in the early stages of pregnancy? What does it mean?

Is a milky white discharge common in the early stages of pregnancy? What does it mean?

Misinformed?: No. Not in any way. I do not know where you learned this false myth, but vaginal or cervical discharge is not in any way a reliable way to monitor menstrual situations or pregnancy. White vaginal discharge means nothing specific. ...Read more

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Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy. (6 weeks)?

Will MRI scan have any effect on the baby during the early stages of pregnancy. (6 weeks)?

No: Many are confused by past worries about radiation & exposure to the fetus, but a MRI has no radiation to begin with. The big machines are kept in the radiology department, but the active energy uses is magnetism which has no effect on a fetus at all at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is in early stages of pregnancy. Earlier today she had very light bleeding almost watery and now she has bad pains and passed a clot.

May need evaluation: Passing clots is nothing but the accumulation of blood in the vagina. It is not prognostically worse than the bleeding itself. If the pain and bleeding continues, she should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Would using clarithromycin cause a miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy?

Would using clarithromycin cause a miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy?

Se below: Since no one has all the answers of why a person miscarriages; medications can contribute to this event. I only know of one study with humans that showed an increase risk of miscarriages when taking Clarithromycin in the early weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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IMG_3284.JPG does this look like the early stages of pregnancy ultrasound a girl sent me this saying she is having my sons baby?

IMG_3284.JPG does this look like the early stages of pregnancy ultrasound a girl sent me this saying she is having my sons baby?

??????????????: On the public site we have no access to anything you upload. The sister site HT prime has some of those abilities. You can verify questioned paternity by having a NIPP done. This non-invasive test takes fetal cells found in mothers blood and can determine paternity as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm in early stages of pregnancy and having brown discharge with mild cramps. Is this normal?

I'm in early stages of pregnancy and having brown discharge with mild cramps. Is this normal?

Are you pregnant?: First do a home pregnancy test to confirm that you are already pregnant again. If positive and you are experiencing bleeding you need to be seen by a doctor to confirm a normal pregnancy located inside the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy must be excluded. ...Read more

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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe to take and will it help relieve the pains during my early stages of pregnancy?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe during pregnancy, but it may not help all the pains, such as round ligament pain, during early pregnancy. No medication really will help. ...Read more

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Someone PLEASE tell me if any or all of the following (Vyvance, Lamictal, and Lexapro) r dangerous while in the early stages of pregnancy. I'm 4weeks.

Someone PLEASE tell me if any or all of the following (Vyvance, Lamictal, and Lexapro) r dangerous while in the early stages of pregnancy. I'm 4weeks.

Category C: All three drugs are category 3 in pregnancy. That means that in lab animals in high doses there have been problems with pregnancy, but in humans taking normal doses, there is not. You need to discuss the necessity of these drugs with your doctors (OB and prescribing). ...Read more

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Are heavy cramps and vomiting normal during the early stages of pregnancy (approx 5 weeks) or should we be concerned?

Are heavy cramps and vomiting normal during the early stages of pregnancy (approx 5 weeks) or should we be concerned?

Morning sickness: Nausea is a very common symptom of early pregnancy. There are medications available to help with that. If you are concerned about the cramping then schedule a visit with your Obgyn soon. ...Read more

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Yes or no, if in the early stages of pregnancy, (within first month) you were accidentally punched in the lower stomach, will the baby die? : (

Yes or no, if in the early stages of pregnancy, (within first month) you were accidentally punched in the lower stomach, will the baby die? : (

Possibly: Anytime during a pregnancy, abdominal trauma is a risk for a spontaneous abortion (aka miscarriage). Please be careful and considering reviewing this your OB/GYN if this happens during your pregnancy, particularly if you happen to have any vaginal spotting (bleeding)! ...Read more

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Why do women cramp in early stages of pregnancy before they even miss they first period?

Why do women cramp in early stages of pregnancy before they even miss they first period?

May not be true: I am not aware of studies suggesting that this premise is true. I am sure some feel cramps as cramping in the general population is very common. After many years of treating pregnant women anecdotally I would say I do not hear this particular complaint that often. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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