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I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor I can't sleep get sick when I eat and am in pain from

I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor I can't sleep get sick when I eat and am in pain from

No: The risk of early delivery is decreased but there are risks other than lung maturity that are increased with premature delivery. Your doctor will tell you when it is safe to deliver the baby. Plus, castor oil doesn't necessarily bring on labor, tastes awful, and causes diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Not!: Your baby's skin tone, hair and eye color are all determined at the moment of conception when the genetic contributions of the mother and father combine in that inexplicable miracle. And all, except absolutely necessary, drugs and chemicals should be avoided during pregnancy. A bad idea from many perspectives. ... ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

IVF: There are only 2 options, assuming your previous surgery worked. Ivf (in vitro fertilization) to get pregnant without using the tubes. Or a repeat surgery to try to open up the tubes. ...Read more

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Is there chances for my babies to get Crohn's as my husband has Crohn's disease? What should I do to help my pregnancy?

Is there chances for my babies to get Crohn's as my husband has Crohn's disease? What should I do to help my pregnancy?

Some genetic: Predisposition exists in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease. Many different loci have been identified. Inheritance is not in a typical dominant or recessive pattern. The best thing you can do during pregnancy to protect your children is to maintain a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, have good prenatal care and after the birth of your babies, exclusively breast feed. ...Read more

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What to do if I want a small baby so I don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

What to do if I want a small baby so I don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

Pregnancy: You can't choose your babies size. The size of your baby has nothing to do with getting fat during pregnancy. The amount of weigh you gain is up to you, as long as baby is growing properly. The uterus returns to normal size, when the baby is out. What you should be asking is, what is the best way to eat to get a healthy baby!!!! Get your priorities straight. ...Read more

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How do I get pregnant, I have been trying for 7years, seen gyn, myself and hubby health is ok for babies, can any sex position or food help?

Fertility expert: Sorry you are having this struggle. Without knowing more I can only advise you see a fertility expert to get to the bottom of the issue. If you have ever been told you are overweight, have diabetes or metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovaries then weight loss is something you can work on in the mean time. ...Read more

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What can a pregnant woman eat to give birth to fair babies?

What can a pregnant woman eat to give birth to fair babies?

Nothing...: If I'm understanding correctly you want a baby that is fair skinned. Skin color is genetic so depending on what the parents skin tone is the child could have skin like the mother, the father, or some combination of the two. ...Read more

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Am 10wks pregnant with twins but I find it hard to eat and am losing weight. Am worried for my babies.

Am 10wks pregnant with twins but I find it hard to eat and am losing weight. Am worried for my babies.

Your best efforts...: Will be good enough. Please keep your perinatologist, and OB informed. Babies are the ultimate parasite. They will stay healthy longer than the host. Try to eat many small meals a day. High calorie foods, High in Protein. Two babies will put pressure on your stomach so you will have a smaller stomach to work with. Listen to your cravings as well they are trying to tell you something. ...Read more

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How does a pregnancy results in twins. What should we do get pregnant which will result in twin babies.

How does a pregnancy results in twins. What should we do get pregnant which will result in twin babies.

Natural: You cannot decide to have twins, this is out of your control, and the only way to increase your chances is by artificial insemination. Twins are at a higher risk for complications, and more than a handful to care for. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, I want to have babies in the future can I get pregnant and have some kids if I am HBV carrier?

Hi doctors, I want to have babies in the future can I get pregnant and have some kids if I am HBV carrier?

.: Yes, you can. But inform the doctors earlier, as the baby needs to get vaccination and immunoglobulin as soon as possible after birth. ...Read more

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Trying to conceive for second babies but got disappointed every month, please any help or advise so as to get pregnant fast?

Trying to conceive for second babies but got disappointed every month, please any help or advise so as to get pregnant fast?

Patience: The average time to conception is quoted as 6 months and most don't consider you as having a fertility issue before at least a year of trying. Your regular OB can sometimes assess the basic health issues, but if this continues beyond a year both you and your partner need an evaluation. ...Read more

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I was pregnant with twins. At 11th week of my pregnancy I came to know that my babies had lost their heartbeat. Can I again get pregnant with twins?

I was pregnant with twins. At 11th week of my pregnancy I came to know that my babies had lost their heartbeat. Can I again get pregnant with twins?

Yes: Sorry for your loss. Anyone can get pregnant with twins as long as they are fertile. You may have a little more chance than the average woman since you have done it once. I believe the frequency of twins runs about 1/400 pregnancies. ...Read more

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I had my tubes burned 9 years ago, had a misscarriage 2weeks ago, does that mean I can have babies again? Did my tubes grow back? Can I get pregnant again

I had my tubes burned 9 years ago, had a misscarriage 2weeks ago, does that mean I can have babies again? Did my tubes grow back? Can I get pregnant again

I guess so: If you had a miscarriage then your fertility has returned. Not sure how your tubes were burnt that fertility returned. This potentially means that you can have babies again. ...Read more

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I wanted to have babies. My period last only 2 days but my cycle is very regular with 30 days. 1 month we tried. But didn't get pregnant? Can I have baby easily?

I wanted to have babies. My period last only 2 days but my cycle is very regular with 30 days. 1 month we tried. But didn't get pregnant? Can I have baby easily?

1 month isn't enough: At least one year of regular intercourse before investigating infertile couple, although short duration periods may indicate hormonal imbalance, or an ovulation problem, a visit to your gynecologist would help early on, good luck ...Read more

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If I smoked weed in my pregnancy an but im clean when I go into labor will cps still get involved if its not in mine or the babies system?

If I smoked weed in my pregnancy an but im clean when I go into labor will cps still get involved if its not in mine or the babies system?

It depends: It depends on whether you've previously been reported for smoking marijuana while pregnant. It sounds like you have a significant issue with marijuana and need help with this. Please speak with your obgyn physician about it so s/he can assist you. ...Read more

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Dr. Is it true that ladies who get pregnant by self/home insemination will get birth defects/menatally/physicaly retarded babies?

Dr. Is it true that ladies who get pregnant by self/home insemination will get birth defects/menatally/physicaly retarded babies?

I don't see: How that would be possible if the semen being used is free from any abnormality. Women have been artificially inseminated for years and no evidence of increased birth defects has been reported. ...Read more

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My twin babies died in me for 3 weeks and I gave birth, they were in the same sac and I pass only 1 placenta, is it ok to get pregnant 4 months after?

My twin babies died in me for 3 weeks and I gave birth, they were in the same sac and I pass only 1 placenta, is it ok to get pregnant 4 months after?

Monoamnionic twins: Of all "identical" twins, the rarest and most dangerous of all have monoamnionic monochorionic placentation, meaning one amnionic sac contains both, nourished from a single placenta, detectible by 9-10 weeks. These twins hardly ever survive because no membrane separates their cords, so normal movement will eventually wind up twisting the two cords around each other until strangulation occurs. ...Read more

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Inguinal ovary hernia surgery? Had it as an infant, can I get pregnant? Did it damage anything?

Inguinal ovary hernia surgery? Had it as an infant, can I get pregnant? Did it damage anything?

Review records: Its hard to answer that question without reviewing records. Most hernia repair are done without complications. The ovary is push back into position and the hernia is repaired. In some cases if there were any complications, i.e. surgeon was unable to reduce a strangulated ovary, it would need to be removed. But we only need one functioning ovary to get pregnant ...Read more

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Can babies get seizures while in utero? Will that continue affecting them once they're born? 27w pregnant, baby makes erratic movements/twitches.

Can babies get seizures while in utero? Will that continue affecting them once they're born? 27w pregnant, baby makes erratic movements/twitches.

Usually not: What you are probably feeling are random movements from the baby, or possibly hiccups. Both are very common and normal. ...Read more

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Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies? Is it OK to eat palm oil during pregnancy?

Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies? Is it OK to eat palm oil during pregnancy?

Palm oil: Palm oil got its bad reputation as a highly saturated fat and should be eaten only in moderation at any time, not just during pregnancy. It will not turn into soap in the digestive tracts of infants. It is an oil that is used for making soap, so I guess that is where this rumour was started. ...Read more