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What should I eat to maintain a healthy diet for third trimester with twins?

What should I eat to maintain a healthy diet for third trimester with twins?

Sensible: A sensible balanced diet is recommended. The pregnancy hormones make you kind of a carb junkie, so watch that. Make sure you eat some protein. Most twin moms need extra iron. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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What should I eat to maintain a healthy diet for cirrhosis?

What should I eat to maintain a healthy diet for cirrhosis?

See a dietician : Generally speaking balanced diet with low sodium, high lean protein with fresh foods and vegetables is recommended but again it depends upon cause of cirrhosis. If it is due to nash, dietician may recommend low calories etc. ...Read more

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Is it okay to lift 50 pounds or more in the third trimester? I'm going to be 32 weeks, and starting a cna program. What would you say is the limit?

Is it okay to lift 50 pounds or more in the third trimester? I'm going to be 32 weeks, and starting a cna program. What would you say is the limit?

Possible: If that is part of your usual activity. How big are you? . Bigger, clumsy items can hurt your back. Handles, straps may make it easier. If unusual, work up to it in gradual steps and be careful with the lift, position, posture etc probably 20-25 pounds - grocery bag size is more reasonable. ...Read more

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Afrin (oxymetazoline) during third trimester.. Is it safe to take?

Afrin (oxymetazoline) during third trimester.. Is it safe to take?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin (oxymetazoline) is fda pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” thus discuss with your ob/physician to determine if benefits outweigh risks. ...Read more

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Which muscle rubs can third trimester woman use safely on shoulder blade?

Which muscle rubs can third trimester woman use safely  on shoulder blade?

Any: If it's a topical over the counter it will not create fetal toxicity; lest company be out of business. ...Read more

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Do OBGYN test for syphilis in third trimester?

Do OBGYN test for syphilis in third trimester?

May...: In some places it is a routine to test for the basic STD's again in the third trimester but in general the CDC recommends to repeat testing at that time if there are risk factors that can point to possible active infection.Usually if the pt is younger than 25 y/o,has been recently exposed to STD's,was treated for an STD, or is a high risk for exposure( ex. multiple partners, infected partner, etc) ...Read more

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Reflux causes upper back pain in third trimester?

Reflux causes upper back pain in third trimester?

Back pain : Yes reflux can cause back pain especially while pregnant. Talk to you ob/gyn to see what can be done for this. Other wise need to wait till the pregnancy is over to have it resolve on it own. ...Read more

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Vomiting, dizziness, feeling heavy, in my third trimester?

Vomiting, dizziness, feeling heavy, in my third trimester?

See your OB: Please do not take chances with your baby! call your OB now and good luck... ...Read more

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How often can I drink a glass of red wine in my third trimester?

How often can I drink a glass of red wine in my third trimester?

Not: It is usually considered best to forego alcohol during your pergnancy. O. ...Read more

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Third trimester, third baby, leaking colostrum, is it ok to pump?

Third trimester, third baby, leaking colostrum, is it ok to pump?

No: Actually stimulating the breast by pumping might cause you to start having uterine contractions. ...Read more

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Im having lower back pain and im in my third trimester. What does this mean.?

Im having lower back pain and im in my third trimester. What does this mean.?

Very Common: Low back pain, particularly in the third trimester, is very common. You are further along in your pregnancy and carrying more weight forward which puts strain on the muscles of your lower back. Try to rest frequently and not to bend at the hips but rather at the knees. Also, check in with your doctor regularly particularly if you develop fever or chills as this may be signs of a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Can catching fifth disease during third trimester cause problems for baby at birth, ?

Can catching fifth disease during third trimester cause problems for baby at birth, ?

Rare: Fetal complications from exposure to fifth disease or parvovirus are rare in the 3rd trimester. Have you had a test to see if you've been exposed? Your doctor can perform a blood test to see if you have been exposed. ...Read more

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What is the brown discharge in third trimester my mucus plug already came down 1 wk ago?

What is the brown discharge in third trimester my mucus plug already came down 1 wk ago?

Early labor signal?: Old blood appears brownish. Did your OB examine you recently? Did you have intercourse? Is it still there, more profuse, reddish? Are you having contractions, pressure or pain in the pelvis? These are some questions you will be asked by your OB or his associate. Discharge can herald labor. A third trimester baby can have risks if born before term. So most obs would want to evaluate or speak to you. ...Read more

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Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?

Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?

Sex 3rd trimester: It is safe to have sex in the third trimester, as long as your partner is positioned so that his weight isn't on your tummy. Lying at the edge of a bed with your partner standing is usually the easiest. It is unlikely to cause preterm labor. Oral sex is ok. ...Read more

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Taking ferralet 90 tablets and am having chest pain/vomiting is this normal? Im also in my third trimester

Taking ferralet 90 tablets and am having chest pain/vomiting is this normal? Im also in my third trimester

Iron : Iron is a vitamin not medication. It can cause an upset stomach but chest pain seems unlikely. If you are having chest pain you should be seen in the er to exclude pregnancy related heart problems. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more