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What are normal blood sugars during pregnancy?

Preg. blood sugars: If you are not a diabetic then your fasting blood sugars should be less than 126. Pregnancy can stress your body to cause blood sugars to rise. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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 my blood sugars high due to a possible pregnancy?

Is my blood sugars high due to a possible pregnancy?

Possible, but unlike: Blood sugars during pregnancy (unless you have diabetes) are generally lower not higher. They can go up with gestational diabetes, however or in someone who already has diabetes before becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Is spotting during pregnancy normal? I'm 6w5d pregnant and every other day I see light blood when I wipe (I saw it 4 times till now)

Fairly common: It does happen, but can be a sign of subchorionic bleeding. If you haven't told your OB about it, then do so on Monday. Nothing can be done for it emergently. Avoid sex until seen and an ultrasound done and if you're a smoker stop ...Read more

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Why would my blood pressure be continuously so low during pregnancy? Normally it's aprox 110/80, but now it's approx 80/58 and has been for 4 mos.

Placenta: During pregnancy your placenta needs to experience a low pressure environment in order to perfuse oxygen and nutrients across the maternal/fetal cellular border. As an accommodation of pregnancy, your blood volume increases and your blood pressure decreases and your heart rate increase. These are all to accommodate proper transfer of oxygen and nutrition to baby. Completely normal! ...Read more

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What could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?

What could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?

Depends: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common - about 1/3 of women may have some degree of bleeding. It is important to establish that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not an "ectopic pregnancy " which can be life-threatening. A sonogram will help establish the location and health of the pregnancy. It may also be able to determine the source of the bleeding. One's blood type should also be checked. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more