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Doctor insights on: What To Expect In The Last Month Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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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Is there a safe way to detox my system in the last month of pregnancy?

Is there a safe way to detox my system in the last month of pregnancy?

Shouldn't need to: What do you have in your system to detox? There isn't any "detox-medication" available by prescription because there is no such thing. Be best/healthiest way is to stop ingesting "toxic substances" if you are doing so, eat well, exercises and the body will heal/detox itself. Don't put chemicals in your body if you don't need to. Be good. Live well, live healthy. Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luc. ...Read more

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Is it more harmful than good to stop doing things in last month of pregnancy that's been done whole time? Ex..Marijuana, pain killers, cigarettes etc.

Is it more harmful than good to stop doing things in last month of pregnancy that's been done whole time? Ex..Marijuana, pain killers, cigarettes etc.

Variable: There are risks to fetuses with all maternal substance abuse. It's best for the mother not to be using caffeine, nicotine, pain killers, marijuana, etc. If you or someone you know is pregnant and using, please encourage to talk honestly with OB doctor. The baby will need help if mother is using; withdrawal from some substances during late pregnancy is not wise. Case-by case assessment needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose your appetite in ur last months of pregnancy?

Is it normal to lose your appetite in ur last months of pregnancy?

Feeling full: It is normal to feel full easy because of the pregnant uterus exerting pressure on the stomach. Consuming frequent small meals and avoiding heartburn may help. ...Read more

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I've had 2 failed pregnancies in the last 6 months. They stop growing right around week 5-6. Whats causing this to happen?

I've had 2 failed pregnancies in the last 6 months.  They stop growing right around week 5-6.  Whats causing this to happen?

Unfortunately: I am very sorry to hear of your troubles. But, there are so many possible complications, conditions or situations to cover this broad question i think we may not find much to say here online with out more information. I would trust that your obstetrician has a more accurate guess or reason knowing your history. If you have not asked this directly of the doctor taking care of you then it is time. ...Read more

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Cronic weed smoker through half of pregnancy then slowed to at night within the last month i've smoked here and there. 8 weeks delivery. Will i show pos?

Cronic weed smoker through half of pregnancy then slowed to at night within the last month i've smoked here and there. 8 weeks delivery. Will i show pos?

Probably: In a chronic (daily) user thc will show-up positive in urine analysis up to 4- 6 weeks after stopping. You must stop all use as soon as possible in order to minimize health risk to your unborn child. ...Read more

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Is skin darkening in the last months of pregnancy normal?

Is skin darkening in the last months of pregnancy normal?

Yes: Skin darkens in pregnancy for increase in melanocyte stimulating hormone which increases production of melanin on the face, nipples amd genitals. This may occur after pregnancy. The color will lighten after delivery. If it persists ot can be treated by a dermatolgist in non breast feeding women. ...Read more