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What Not To Do When Your Pregnant
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
Signs of Pregnancy: Lack of menstrual period, breasts tenderness( 1-2 weeks) implantation vaginal spotting ( 6-12 days), increase urinary frequency, fatigue, tiredness, nausea or morning sickness (2-8 weeks), backache, headache, darkening of the areoles ( nipples), food cravings or aversions to food, eventually bluish discoloration of vulva and vagina, increased size of uterus with increased weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prenatal vitamins: Take a prenatal vitamin with 800 micrograms (mcg) of Folic Acid or more. Talk to your OB if taking anti-seizure medications or a family history of birth defects. Avoid excess alcohol, smoking, marijuana, other drugs, and review any prescription meds with your doctors. Get a flu shot. Have intercourse 2-3 x a week and see a rei if not prego in 1 year at age 30, sooner if you have irregular cycles. ...Read more
Low fiber: And not enough fluids especially if much of your fluid intake is caffeine and or alcohol both of which dehydrate and constipate. Excess foods with calcium or iron such as cheeses and dairy products can constipate. Even if you ate the right foods but didn't drink the correct amount and types of fluids you could get constipated. Fluids are critical! stop the caffeine! ...Read more
Let it heal: The problem with many of these hamstring injuries is that people return to activity and sports before they are fully healed. A significant injury may take 4-6 weeks to heal the initial treatment is ice, rest and nsaids. You need to gradually return to sports as jogging will be much easier than sprinting.. In general, don't do anything that causes pain in the affected area. Many of these recur. ...Read more
Because they care!: Pregnancy is an exciting time and most folks want to be a part of it. Especially with new moms, they feel that by imparting thier knowledge, whether based on experience or not, they hope to help you with the difficult transition. Remember, every pregnancy and baby is different, so listen to what everyone says, but know that it isn't necessarily true for your own experience! ...Read more
You enjoy it: That could be a simple answer. It could be a sign of obsessive. Behavior as well. Do feel happy/ satisfied/ relaxed after a session?? If not there may be other reasons for your behavior. Have you tried other activities like tai Chi, meditation? Are ther other secondary benefits you perceive from yoga?? Companionship, sense of community?? These all may be factors. ...Read more
Good Friends: Good Friends are always there to support you. If not approach your church for support. If this is still not an option, get to an online community. You can also discuss with your doctor or the medical assistant who works with your doctor. I am sure something will come up where you feel supported and cared for. Join a meditation group. ...Read more
Post Dates: You and your doctor need to discuss this. There are different approaches; induction versus tests for fetal well being while continuing to await spontaneous labor. It is also dependent on how accurate your pregnancy dating is. Discuss this with your doc at the next appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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