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Heartburn During Pregnancy
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
What to do if i notice after period i always feel stomach bloated.Is it possible i can get pregnant?
Age: The main issue for you is going to be age related decline in fertility. Unfortunately, women over 40 have a very low chance of conceiving due to ovarian reserve issues. There is also an increased chance of miscarriage and chromosome aneuploidy so you should probably talk to an infertility specialist if you are seriously interested in pregnancy at age 43. ...Read more
Hormone trigger...: A drastic drop in your hormone levels is the signal for your body to have a period. This drop can also trigger migraine or other types of headaches. These types of headaches can be prevented by stabilizing the hormone levels during this time of the month. Best wishes! ...Read more
Take a break: Sometimes during pregnancy sex just doesn't feel good. Don't feel pressured to do everything you did before. Fatigue, nausea, hormones can all affect how we feel about sex. And during pregnancy, your body is changing so much, it is hard to keep up. Try new positions or timing. But if sex makes you feel poorly, take a break for a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During pregnancy yes: Heartburn is a very common complaint among pregnant women. Pregnancy is a state of hormonal fluctuation. One of these hormones, progesterone, is responsible for the relaxation of the sphincter muscle at the ge (gastroesophageal) junction. For this reason, acid is more likely to reflux back into the esophagus and cause heartburn. Speak to your doctor about remedies for heartburn. ...Read more
Healthy eating: Healthy eating and appropriate snacks. Frequent small snacks will help avoid the out of control eating. You've heard "you need what you crave". Wrong! no one needs a dozen jelly donuts or a gallon of ice cream! much still depends on discipline. Remember a few months of discipline can equal a life time without a weight struggle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Expasnsion: Cereal, starches, and other foods often expand after it is eaten and absorbs all of the liquid that it can. Sometimes eating more slowly helps you control portion sizes and reduce that bloated feeling. If symptoms persist it would be wise to see your doctor. ...Read more
The "Why" Questions: Often times in life and in medicine the 'why' questions can stimulate great discussion or debate but have no answer. I think the simplest and most correct answer would be that you are eighteen. You are in the prime of your sexual life. This is how your body is made. ...Read more
Had pregnancy rhinitis for my first pregnancy, will i get that for my next pregnancies as well? What can I do before I get pregnant so I do not get pregnancy rhinitis?
Rhinitis: It is possible that pregnancy-induced rhinitis will recur, but also that it won't. You can't do anything to prevent it, unless it is not pregnancy induced and rather an exacerbation of another form of rhinitis (eg allergic). A physician practiced in treating different forms of rhinitis can definitely help you to control your symptoms should they recur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This may be: Related to hormonal changes in your body. ...Read more
Cold sx: pregnancy ?: Pregnancy in general produces more active growth in the lining of sinuses, and other mucus membranes. This can cause obstruction in breathing, and lead to a "runny nose" and sinus headaches. Ask your obstetric provider for advice in reduction of these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad gerd during pregnancy- after I started feeling like food was getting stuck in throat. Took nexium for 2 weeks and it resolved, stopped taking it
and now feeling that kind of stuck feeling again. Should I have kept taking nexium longer?
Breathless, gas trapped in my throat&chest, weak&dizzy feeling.Need to burp to feel relieved.Is it gerd?Had it during my pregnancy, just gave birth feb7.
Yes: Avoid certain food items too. If this is due to certain food need to check the food you consume and try to aviod those items. ...Read more
When I eat very acidic tomato sauce I feel it start burning all the down. Had awful heartburn throughout pregnancy but not pregnant anymore. Gerd?
Yes gerd likely: but sometimes is worse during pregnancy since stomach is pushed u and relaxes esophageal sphincter but if tomatoes bother you avoid them for now , gerd precautions are to eat 6 small meals instead of 3 to avoid overflow of stomach , elevate head of bed 6 inches for gravity to push down and avoid eating 3 hours before bed or just small amounts. it may pass. ...Read more
Yes: The answer should really be "absolutely". There is a muscular valve at the top of the stomach that helps keep stomach contents (fluid/food) in the stomach and out of the esophagus. This muscle relaxes more often during pregnancy and doesn't close as tightly. When the stomach contracts/churns food, it is able to go into the esophagus, and women get reflux symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GER vs GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux is a universal event.You cannot belch without refluxing air from the stomach, its just when the stomach acid comes up with it that you can become symptomatic with heartburn.(gerd) avoiding caffeine, nicotine, acidic drinks, spicy foods, and laying down after a meal can help you avoid symptoms.Many women deal with this in pregnancy and do fine. ...Read more
Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphragm (muscle of breathing) your breathing might feel more labored. Gerd occurs for the same reason. It also occurs because the hormones make the muscle from the stomach to the esophagus more relaxed, causing reflux. Both reverse after delivery. ...Read more
Yes: Gerd is a result of a weak valve between the stomach and the esophagus. Pregnancy make the reflux worse becasue of the increased intra-abdominal pressure. If the valve was weak before the pregnancy, it will be weak after the pregnancy as well. The most common symptom is heartburn. Spicy food, alcohol, caffeine, and chocolate can make it worse. ...Read more
I lost weight diring pregnancy, i lost more when i gave birth almost 8kilos, after 2months i lost another 2-3kilos.Is this normal? What to do?Ihave GERD
Impossible: There is no way to comment without much more information such as your weight, lab data, and the list goes on and on. You need to be working with your physician to figure this out! ...Read more
Ehlersdanlos3, pregnancy , chronic gastritis/esphogitis (no hpylori) making GERD unbearable... Help ... Natural if possible. Raw cabbage juice?
Pregnancy or GERD symptoms? My period came on jan 30- feb 5, it didn't come back on till march 4. I took home pregnancy test. It said no.
Some women do: There are many safe meds you can take, please call your OB and take what your OB recommends. ...Read more
Often chest pain.: Heartburn is usually pain under the sternum or in upper abdomen. It may feel like a burning or raw sensation. May also feel like stabbing pain under the sternum. It is usually relieved or improved with antacids or something like Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. If severe or not relieved see your doctor. ...Read more
Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.
Simple tips: Ppis are effective. But if you take the following steps they should help as well. Dont eat less than 2 hours before lying down. Either raise the head of your bed six inches or sleep on 1 wedge pillow - dont sleep with multiple pillows as that can actually allow acid to come up to your throat. Avoid mint, caffiene, chocolate, spicy foods (i know its difficult to do but it will help -promise!). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Eat Better !: Gastric reflux may worsen when pregnant. Avoid eating late, big meals, saucy and condimented .Specially after 5 pm. Digestion is very slow during pregnancy. If you smoke , quit and ask your doctor about acid pump inhibitors like pepsid and prilosec. Treating gastric reflux aggressively will decrease your morning sickness as well. Eat small meals every 3 hours or so. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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