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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
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
We're wondering are we able to pregnant.What are the tests for men and women? Are there any over-the-counter tests (reliable?) or only hospital tests?
Infertility: For men there are no test. For women there are ovulation kits that will show only if you ovulate monthly. The doctor with specific test will see if you can ovulate, if your tubes can carry the egg, if your uterus can host the pregnancy . 40 % of infertility is male factor, 40% female and 20% unknown. If no ability to get pregnant in 1 year please see an ob/gyn. ...Read more
Yes: There are registries for many of the different ssris. The fact that persistent pulmonary hypertension may be slightly increased to 1/500 has come under question. There is a 1.6% chance that the newborn will have increased irritability and poor feeding for 3-5 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides an ultrasound, are there any other relatively accurate ways to predict the gender of my child? I am currently 11wks pregnant
Hello.There are many people in the world where no medical services are available. Is there safe treatment/pain control for elderly leukemia patient ?
Are there treatments available to get back synivial fluid in 70 year old. What options are available for mobilty.
Use cautiously : It all depends on the amount and frequency of use - when used as directed, and not used too often, I would expect no side effects at all. Topical therapy is designed to have a shirt half life, meaning no lasting unwanted side effects ...Read more
Acne in Pregnancy: Erythromycin (erygel) is often the drug of choice for pregnancy acne. Azelaic acid (azelex, finacea) may be another option. Both medications are typically applied to the skin as a lotion or gel and are available by prescription. Both are category b meaning they are safe in the 2-3 trimester. ...Read more
Teen pregnancy prev.: There are planned parenthood clinics all over california, there must be similar ones in other states as well. ...Read more
Yes: "morning after" or emergency contraceptive pills that contain no estrogen do not increase risks of clotting. Plan b one-step, for example, is available without prescription. Some women with clotting disorders opt to use iud's for contraception. A copper iud can be inserted for emergency contraception in women who wish to continue this method. ...Read more
BMI, OGTT: U shd b evaluated 4 the usual weight-related chronic medical probs, as being pregnant can initiate / indicate the future development of diseases like (1) diabetes, (2) preeclampsia / hypertension, & (3) others. To check for (1) ur doc orders n oroglucose tolerance test (OGTT). For (2) screen urself 4 high blood pressure by going to the pharmacy &using their booth for 1 wk (keep a record 4 ur doc) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suspect everything: Err on the side of caution and assume a particular medicine is unsafe, and check with your obstetrician if you feel like there is something you must take. Often we have insufficient information to know for sure, and frequently it depends on where the woman is in her pregnancy. ...Read more
I know there are no effective supplements/tools for increased girth size.But are there any tools/natural herbs for bringing the full potential out?
My wife is in 41 weeks and no signs of labour.What are the most effective natural induction ways you are suggesting?Should we worry for this latency?!
Consider acupuncture: The cochrane review looks at all studies about a topic - their latest review on the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture for the induction of labor stated acupuncture "appears safe, has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective. However, the evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of this technique is limited." 41 weeks is common, but check with your OB about concerns. ...Read more
Sex doesn't cause mc: Sex when pregnant doesn't increase the risk of miscarriage, but we usually advise women who are bleeding in the early part of pregnancy (a 'threatened miscarriage') not to have sex until the bleeding has stopped; if more bleeding follows after sex it just adds to the anxiety of the situation. A woman who's had two or more miscarriages needs testing to look for a cause, by a rei specialist or OB md. ...Read more
Depends: In one of my hospitals the "birthing center" is the L&D ward.Midwives practice side by side with OB's and an operating room is available and staffed 24/7 if a problem arises in labor needing intervention. You cannot replace the hour plus it takes to move an off site woman in labor to a hospital capable of emergency C-section. Minutes pass & babies suffer. Complications occur even in great settings ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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