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What Support Systems Are There For Pregnant Women
Start with family: Developing a network for support is similar to developing a network of friends, coworkers. However, a woman who is pregnant is vulnerable in some ways so needs to be more cautious whom she friends irl or using social media. I suggest she not share real names, locations, the due date, plans for delivery, gender of the baby, ultrasound photos, etc. On websites or with people she does not know well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: It is sometimes awkward for friends, family, coworkers when a couple has a difficult time conceiving or a complicated pregnancy. No one wants to intrude, but often just knowing there are people concerned is a big help to the couple. So send an email, a small gift or a note with an offer to perform some errands, eg. Then if the couple wants to open up and share, be willing to listen--simply listen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hade my pmt on the 17th of March and finched 7days latter wich is normal for me but after that we head sex for 3days and I bleed for 3 days 2 days after but now I am getting sings and systems as a frist pregnant women would have but when I did I home p
Take a test: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
6-8 liters: Blood volume increases progressively from 6-8 weeks gestation and reaches a maximum at approximately 32-34 weeks with little change thereafter. The increase in plasma volume (40-50%) is relatively greater than that of red cell mass (20-30%) resulting in hemodilution and a decrease in haemoglobin concentration. Approximately 300-500 cc is lost with vag delivery & up to 1000 cc for c-sections. ...Read more
Is anything like herbs or something to clean my reproductive system? I am a woman. 1 time abortion. Over 10 years without get pregnant. I am 28
No cleaning required: Reproductive system does not need cleaning. ( even though we call the d+c a dusting and cleaning) it really stands for dilatation and curettage. If you are trying to get pregnant and haven't been able to in 10 years, you should see your doc about infertility testing. ...Read more
Depends on the use.: Marijuana is tested in blood, urine, saliva & hair. The cut-off value for detection depends on how much was consumed on a regular basis. Smoking 1 or 2 cigs may cause positive tests for a few days after the last use. More frequent use can cause positive tests for 2 wks. Heavier, daily use may result in positive tests for 12 weeks or longer. ...Read more
Can hCG be found in a woman's system if she is not pregnant ?
Blood test had low levels of hcg, urine test was negative.
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