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What Is Pregnant Health
36yr old female. Both parents smoked all my childhood and while my mom was pregnant. What are health risks that I could face from second hand smoke?
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
Not good.: There are varying degrees of involvement (e.g. Onset during pregnancy, diagnosed before pregnancy, etc..). Risks of big baby, shoulder dystocia, fetal anomalies, mom could develop notable end organ damage (e.g. Eyes, kidney, nerves and other systems), etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,: It is not just back health, but high heels in late pregnancy make for a very unable "platform" for a pregnant woman to walk causing balance losses and falls with injury to developing fetus'. A protruding pregnant abdomen increases the lower back curve of teh spine(lordosis) and high non-stable heels will also cause "back pain". ...Read more
Swimming at 22 weeks: As with any strenuous exercise, overdoing it can be harmful. Start with short times/distances and work up to more...this kind of exercise is great when pregnant, since injury is much less likely, and more muscle groups are used, which benefits your overall health. Your weight is supported in water, which takes the stress off of your hips and knees. ...Read more
First, no reason not to follow a high protein, low carb diet and exercise at least 4 times a week for 30-45 min.
Trick your body into feeling full with fiber ( bran, cereal, oatmeals, vegetable, grains, and nuts. You must be screen for gestational diabetes, which is a routine test done during pregnancy. Keep a photo of yourself, looking your thinnest on dressing mirror and look at it twice a day. ...Read more
Can masturbating too much cause any health problems with the posibilty of being pregnant through time?
My girlfriend is 3 weeks pregnant and wants termination. What potential health risks does termination possess for her?
Abortion: Abortion, when done by a skilled provider and in a safe medical setting, is extremely safe. Carrying a pregnancy to term poses much more significant risk of death for a woman than a termination. There are risks, although they are rare. Those are things like infection, heavy bleeding, damage to the uterus or cervix, and very rarely further surgery or hysterectomy. ...Read more
I'm 25 weeks and 4 days pregnant my baby weighs 1.2 kgs does this mean she'll just be a big baby or is this a health risk ?
Needs monitoring: Larger than average babies are a concern although they may be perfectly normal. Don't jump to conclusions at this early stage because estimating weight can be very imprecise, but it is something to recheck as you get farther along. ...Read more
She is already 34 (No Health concerns) , would she have problems in pregnancy if we try for a baby in the next 2 to 3 years?
I am pregnant, I have 35 to 38 days cycle does it effects the baby health, and how can I take care it during pregnancy, is any thing serious?
Menstruation: I didn't understand your question when pregnant you shouldn't be getting cycles if you're talking about cycles before pregnancy i don't think there's anything to worry about if this is longstanding. But make sure you see you an obstetrician for prenatal visits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is dulcoease safe to take while pregnant? I've heard yes and i've heard no. I've had no health problems in the past and this is my 1st pregnancy.
I am now pregnant, so must stop avoiding doctors. How can I best organize what i know about my health issues to be understood and taken seriously?
Just tell them : Remember doctors see all kinds of patients with different issues and different personalities day after day and year after year. It is unlikely you can say anything to a doctor that they have not heard many times before. Just be open and honest and together you and the doctor can create a plan to care for you and your baby. ...Read more
My pregnant wife works on a nuclear powered ship(Navy)and they are refusing to release her until week 20. What is the potential for health issues?
After being trained: as a radiation health officer when I worked with a sub squadron- I can tell you that if she had ANY exposure to radioactivity that she would be in a very closely monitored radiation health program. The program is beyond stringent. If she was in that program,she would not be allowed to have radioactive exposure if pregnant. Her ship's or squadron medical officer should be able to help put her ...Read more
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