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When should I stop working while pregnant?

When should I stop working while pregnant?

Can work until end: Unless you develop a condition such as high blood pressure or preterm labor, most woman can work until the end of their pregnancy. Some woman have jobs which require heavy lifting or other physical activities and may need to modify their job duties towards the end. Usually your doctor will let you know if you need to stop working, but you can always ask if you are concerned about something. ...Read more

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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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When do I need to stop working if I am pregnant?

When do I need to stop working if I am pregnant?

At delivery : In a normal pregnancy without complications most patients can continue to work until they go into labor. There is no benefit to taking off early. It is best to stay active and busy. Stopping work early can also cut into your maternity leave and decrease the amount of time you get to spend with your new baby after delivery. ...Read more

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When is the best time to stop working while pregnant?

When is the best time to stop working while pregnant?

Is no "best" time: In an uncomplicated pregnancy, there is no reason you can't work up until you go into labor. If you experience preterm labor, significant bleeding or other complications, your doctor may restrict you earlier. ...Read more

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Is it okay to be in cold water while pregnant ? I had to wash up in cold water the hot water stop working in my house can this effect/hurt the baby?

Is it okay to be in cold water while pregnant ? I had to wash up in cold water the hot water stop working in my house can this effect/hurt the baby?

It's fine: Washing in cold water is fine. You cannot do any type of cold-water sports / activities such as white water rafting in the Rockies because of the risk of you becoming hypothermic which then could affect the baby. ...Read more

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At what stage do home pregnancy tests stop working?

At what stage do home pregnancy tests stop working?

Stage of what?: I'm not sure what you mean.... at what stage of pregnancy? Or what stage of expiration date of the test? A urine pregnancy test will be positive all the way through a pregnancy and sometimes up to 3-4 weeks after delivery. As for expiration date, I would trust a test the most prior to it's expiration date, but it's likely it's still accurate for 6 months after. ...Read more

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Had a stillborn at 38wks last may due to placenta stop working. Currently 24wks preg what is the chance of it hapening again. In this pregnancy?

Had a stillborn at 38wks last may due to placenta stop working. Currently 24wks preg what is the chance of it hapening again. In this pregnancy?

See MFM: Although your risk is increased, your chances for a healthy pregnancy are increased if you see a maternal-fetal OB-GYN medicine specialist regularly for updates and close follow-up ...Read more

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If you're pregnant with twins, does working long hours increase your risk for preterm labor? Is it recommended to stop working?

If you're pregnant with twins, does working long hours increase your risk for preterm labor?  Is it recommended to stop working?

It depends: Twins predisposes you to a risk of preterm labor. We typically follow twins with cervical ultrasounds to measure the cervical length. The shorter the cervix, the greater the risk of ptl. If you have a short cx, then yes, we typically restrict a persons work. If the cervix is normal in length, then many women maintain their activity level. ...Read more

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Is it more likely to get pregnant on your period? I've been sick. & taking antibiotcis earlier in the month & sometimes it make birth control stop working. Well yesterday was the first day of my period and i had sex. He went inside me but I have been taki

Is it more likely to get pregnant on your period? I've been sick. & taking antibiotcis earlier in the month & sometimes it make birth control stop working. Well yesterday was the first day of my period and i had sex. He went inside me but I have been taki

Hello. : Hello. No, you are much less likely to get pregnant if you have sex during your period. Sperm can live up to five days in a woman's body. If a woman ovulated shortly after her period, any sperm that were alive and motile from when she had intercourse, could lead to pregnancy. If you are taking certain antibiotics with birth control pills, you may need to use back up birthcontrol during that time and up to a week later to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im on nexplanon,& taking amoxicillin for an infection. i recently had sex, Will my birth control stop working? Is it likely for me to get pregnant?

Im on nexplanon,& taking amoxicillin for an infection. i recently had sex, Will my birth control stop working? Is it likely for me to get pregnant?

Highly unlikely: Nexplanon one of the most effective forms of birth control currently on the market, it is almost as good as getting your tubes tied. No antibiotic except for those used in the treatment of tuberculosis well affect the function of your birth control. The likelihood of you getting pregnant is extremely unlikely. You will be just fine, so if you like nexplanon, recommend it to your friends! ...Read more

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