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What is rhinitis of pregnancy?

What is rhinitis of pregnancy?

Hormanal changes: Yep... It's the hormones. Unfortunately, the changes in hormone levels can cause significant nasal stuffiness and engorgement of the nasal trubinates. Topical afrin is effective but you don't want to use more than several days at a time. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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 is pregnancy planning?

What is pregnancy planning?

Thinking about it: Pregnancy planning is a conscious thinking about when a couple wants to get pregnant and preparing for it by consulting with a gynecologist or other qualified provider who can be sure that the healthiest possible situation exists before conception occurs. ...Read more

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What are the signs that a girl is pregnant?

What are the signs that a girl is pregnant?

Sxs: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more

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What is mole pregnancy? Is there a baby?

What is mole pregnancy? Is there a baby?

No baby: A hydatidiform mole is not a baby. It is abnormal placental development, which requires a D&C for treatment and followup to assure that it has all been removed. To ensure that you do not develop a persistent mole or choriocarcinoma, followup blood levels of HCG are checked periodically until negative for a few months and it is recommended that you do not get pregnant during that time frame. ...Read more

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What is the best pregnancy test?

What is the best pregnancy test?

Blood test: The most accurate pregnancy test is a blood pregnancy test. This test measures a hormone called hcg, which is produced once the embryo implants into the uterus. ...Read more

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What is labour in pregnancy and what is there major syptoms?

What is labour in pregnancy and what is there major syptoms?

Pain: Labor is associated with painful tightening in her lower abdomen or back that comes and goes. Vaginal bleeding or leakage of amniotic fluid can also be associated with labor. ...Read more

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What is implantation that occurs when u are pregnant and what is first trimester?

What is implantation that occurs when u are pregnant and what is first trimester?

Early pregnancy: After ovulation, if the egg is fertilized, implantation of the embryo occurs day 6 1/2 to 7 days later. This is when the embryo attaches to the uterine wall and starts to connect with the maternal blood supply. The early placenta (that will eventually nourish the baby) starts development at 7 weeks and is complete by the end of the 12th week; which is also the end of the first trimester. ...Read more

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What is immunoscintigraphy? Is it safe during pregnancy?

What is immunoscintigraphy?  Is it safe during pregnancy?

No..: Immunoscintigraphy involves the use of radiolabeled antibodies for imaging to diagnose or treat illnesses. Radiation should be avoided during pregnancy as the fetus can be very sensitive to radiation. ...Read more

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What is "mask of pregnancy?"

What is "mask of pregnancy?"

Increased pigment: Chloasma, or "mask of pregnancy, " is an increased pigmentation across the face and cheeks due to the high levels of estrogen in pregnancy. Estrogen stimulates the skin pigment (melanin) to darken, and voila! -- the mask of pregnancy. The good news is much of the pigment tends to fade after delivery. ...Read more

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What is a chemical pregnancy?

What is a chemical pregnancy?

Miscarriage: Hi! a chemical pregnancy is simply a very early miscarriage. It happens so rapidly that the pregnancy test goes up and then back down in just a matter of a few days. Otten the only other symptom is a heavy or delayed period. Dr brown. ...Read more

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What is a chemical pregnancy?

What is a chemical pregnancy?

Early miscarriage: Some refer to the slow decline of the hormone HCG as a chemical pregnancy or miscarriage. Please see your doctor for more answers ...Read more

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What are key signs that my wife is pregnant?

What are key signs that my wife is pregnant?

Missed Period: Missed period & morning sickness can be a sign of pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests can be used. The most accurate way to know if one is pregnant is to see the doctor for a blood or urine test. ...Read more

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What is conception?

What is conception?

Conception is: When you get pregnant the date of conception is the date you conceived. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that the baby inside is inverse during pregnancy?

What are the symptoms that the baby inside is inverse during pregnancy?

Breech: By "inverse" I think you mean breech, or feet down instead of head down? If that's your question, the answer is, sometimes you can feel the hard bones of the head under your ribs. Other ways to determine might be where the doctor finds the heartbeat on doppler when you have an ob visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is a ovulation test. Is that a pregnant test?

What is a ovulation test. Is that a pregnant test?

Different: A pregnancy test and an ovulation predictor test have some similarities, but are quite different. The ovulation predictor test will detect the hormone signal triggering an egg to release from the ovary. Several over-the-counter test kits are available: you test your urine once daily during the time of the month you may be ovulating. Your pharmacist can help you choose an appropriate kit. ...Read more

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If blood AFP is high, what could that mean for the pregnancy?

If blood AFP is high, what could that mean for the pregnancy?

High risk: Your care maybe turned over to the perinatologist since you are considered high risk. Your baby may have down's syndrome or neural tube defects eg spina bifida etc. Discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What is choleostasis of pregnancy?

What is choleostasis of pregnancy?

Potentially lethal!: Cholestasis gravidarum is a rare condition where placental estrogen stimulates the maternal liver in such a way that bile acids backtrack in the maternal and fetal circulation. This causes itching to the mother and potential for lethal arrhythmias to the fetus. Delivery by 36-38 weeks is a usual approach to avoid fetal death although the evidence is poor. Fetal surveillance twice weekly, ursodiol! ...Read more

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