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Doctor insights on: When Does It Become Unsafe To Fly During Pregnancy

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When does it become unsafe to fly during pregnancy?

When does it become unsafe to fly during pregnancy?

See answer: If you're healthy and have no obstetric problems, you and your baby should have no trouble in the pressurized cabin of a commercial airliner. The best thing to do is to make yourself as comfortable as you can during the flight. Request a seat in the middle of the plane over the wing for the smoothest ride, or a bulkhead seat for more legroom. See the following link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Why is it unsafe to fly in pregnancy?

Why is it unsafe to fly in pregnancy?

Not necessarily: Whether or not you should fly in pregnancy depends on how far along you are and where you are going. Long plane rides can increase your risk for a blood clot so you should drink plenty of water and walk in the aisle every hour or so. You don't want to risk having the baby away from home so don't travel far during the last month of pregnancy. ...Read more

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At what week during pregnancy is it unsafe to reach for things and lift heavy items?

At what week during pregnancy is it unsafe to reach for things and lift heavy items?

Myth: Problems from reaching during pregnancy are a myth--- no problems. Lifting should be limited to 15-30 lbs according to the method of lifting and weeks of pregnancy, ...Read more

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Are hair relaxers unsafe during pregnancy?

Are hair relaxers unsafe during pregnancy?

Probably: I have historically counseled all my pregnant patients to avoid all extraneous "products"/"chemicals" during their pregnancy. Even though hair relaxers are applied topically; they are absorbed through your scalp and the make-up of the products is the unknown. Some might argue differently but i always err on the side of caution; better to avoid in the short term than risk long term problems. ...Read more

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Hello, I have had a case where pregnancy has not occurred during unsafe days (that is between 12 and 14 days of a regular cycle of 28days. Is this ok?

Hello, I have had a case where pregnancy has not occurred during unsafe days (that is between 12 and 14 days of a regular cycle of 28days.  Is this ok?

Depends: If you do not want to get pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. If you are trying to get pregnant, it may normally take up to a year with unprotected sex to get pregnant. If you are trying to get pregnant, see your doctor and start taking pre-natal vitamins. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

What foods are dangerous during pregnancy?

Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more

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How safe is flying during early pregnancy (below 4 weeks)?

Safe: That should be fine. If a woman has sickle cell disease, clotting disorders or certain placental problems she should get advice of her obstetrician if she plans to fly. ...Read more

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Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Is fever dangerous during pregnancy?

Yes: The source of the fever always needs to be identified. If present, call your OB md. ...Read more