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What support systems are there for pregnant women?

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 more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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What are some good ways people can support the pregnant women in their lives?

What are some good ways people can support the pregnant women in their lives?

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 more

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How much blood does a pregnant woman have in her system?

How much blood does a pregnant woman have in her system?

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

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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

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

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Why is it important to have a support system in pregnancy and birth?

Why is it important to have a support system in pregnancy and birth?

Share the stress: Preg and postpartum are stressful and time consuming. Having someone to lift a little of the burden and let you know your doing a good job and you will be ok helps----a lot. ...Read more

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What can pregnant women do to ensure their unborn baby has a healthy circulatory system?

What can pregnant women do to ensure their unborn baby has a healthy circulatory system?

Eat healthy: Eat healthy, go to your OB visits, avoid teratogenic food/chemicals. Dont smoke. Once the system is developed, it will have the highest likelihood of being in good shape ...Read more

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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

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

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How long does marijuana stay in a pregnant woman's system?

How long does marijuana stay in a pregnant woman's system?

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

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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.

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.

Pituitary: Pituitary makes HCG normally. Low levels of the hormone may be within the normal pattern. Please discuss the matter with your doctor if a quantitative assay for the hormone level are warranted. ...Read more

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Since ive taken 8 pregnancy test all neg. why do i fell flutters in my lower female area ive gained 12lbs. to is it just my digestive system or can i be pregnant remember im 57 & no periods for 6 years..please help me..ty?

Since ive taken 8 pregnancy test all neg. why do i fell flutters in my lower female area ive gained 12lbs. to is it just my digestive system or can i be pregnant remember im 57 & no periods for 6 years..please help me..ty?

You need ultrasound: for female system and bladder, then if all negative CT abdomen to find out if there are enlarging things that could cause you to gain weight. Just work with a clinician that you trust. This process will take time, but you will find it if you persist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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What happens if a pregnant woman has a vitamin d definciency, will her baby have an underdeveloped skeletal system?

What happens if a pregnant woman has a vitamin d definciency, will her baby have an underdeveloped skeletal system?

Take vitamin D: Hi. Why doesn't the pregnant woman just take enough vitamin D??? And no, the fetal skeleton will recover fine once it gets enough vitamin D, so in the long run, the child's skeleton will be fine with adequate vitamin D and calcium. ...Read more

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At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

It is up to her.: I personally don't like some types of movies - so whether pregnant or not, I avoid watching things that are unduly upsetting. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

Get it checked.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Diet for pregnant women?

Diet for pregnant women?

Low carb/low sugar: A diet low in sugar and carbs will minimize weight gain and the size of the baby. It will also decrease the risk of gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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How do women get pregnant?

How do women get pregnant?

Fusion of the embryo: Fusion of the embryo with the inner layer of the uterus which then becomes the support for the embryo to turn into a fetus and ultimately in 40 weeks time, a baby who can breathe on his own. The implantation may take place outside the uterus, we call that ectopic pregnancy and it is dangerous for the mother. ...Read more

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Can a 50 woman get pregnant?

Although the world: Record is higher than 50, the fact of the matter is that it would be practically unheard of to become naturally pregnant at that age. ...Read more