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Can a pregnant woman give blood?

Can a pregnant woman  give  blood?

Not wise idea: You are already sharing your circulation with another, and many women become physioloically anemic, so doing best for baby would be to not further tax your system and general health. Donate after recovered from delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Is it normal to have a urine test say neg for pregnant an blood to give a positive? I am 9 weeks along according to gyno.An if so why does it happen?

Is it normal to have a urine test say neg for pregnant an blood to give a positive? I am 9 weeks along according to gyno.An if so why does it happen?

Unlikely at 9 weeks: A negative urine and positive blood test is unlikely by 9 weeks. Some urine tests are not very sensitive, so you need more HCG in the urine than the blood test needs. Blood will always turn positive before urine, but usually only a few days to a week before. If the urine is very dilute, it will take longer to show positive. By 9 wks, there is lots of hcg; both should be +. Get ultrasound for dates. ...Read more

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Does anyone give iron shots? I hate pills but pregnant and low blood.

Does anyone give iron shots? I hate pills but pregnant and low blood.

Yes: Iron injections are possible but painful. In the past, iron infusions were considered risky because of a high possibility of anaphylaxis (drug reaction). Fortunately, we now use iron sucrose (venofer) which is very safe, given IV as needed & rarely causes problems. Ask your OB if you truly are unable to take iron pills & if your hemoglobin is less than 8 and if it is truly from iron deficiency. ...Read more

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To have a blood test at the docters would that give u an early result of pregnancy or would it be the same as takin a home test?

To have a blood test at the docters would that give u an early result of pregnancy or would it be the same as takin a home test?

See below:: Home pregnancy tests are usually accurate after you miss your period. A blood test is the most accurate way to detect pregnancy. Pregnancy hormone can be found in your blood a few days before your missed period. A blood pregnancy test is also useful in problem pregnancies such as ectopic pregnancies that don't make enough hormone to turn a home pregnancy test positive. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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I can tell that i'm pregnant and the home tests said I am pregnant, but no one will give me a blood test or ultrasound to be sure what should I do?

I can tell that i'm pregnant and the home tests said I am pregnant, but no one will give me a blood test or ultrasound to be sure what should I do?

I am not sure how: Far along you are in your pregnancy. Many practices recommend your first OB appointment at a particular week of pregnancy. Were you looking for services covered by your insurance agency? Self pay? Home pregnancy tests are very accurate when done correctly. ...Read more

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I have my appointment for blood test in a week, 14 days after my et, trying to be patient, but any symptoms that can give me a hint of being pregnant?

I have my appointment for blood test in a week, 14 days after my et, trying to be patient, but any symptoms that can give me a hint of being pregnant?

All will be revealed: Patience. All will be revealed in due time. To raise a happy, healthy child requires great patience in both parents. This is a great time to practice patience. Enjoy life, take a walk in the park, watch a movie, and don't think about pregnancy nor of babies at all... Until the doctor's appointment. ...Read more