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Why do you get cold like symptoms during early pregnancy?

Why do you get cold like symptoms during early pregnancy?

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 more

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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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Do you get heartburn when having periods or pregnancy?

Do you get heartburn when having periods or pregnancy?

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

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How many sonogram do you get during pregnancy?

How many sonogram do you get during pregnancy?

Depends: Mainly this depends on your insurance and your OB/GYN. If you are low risk, you really only need an initial ultrasound and usually one around 20 weeks. Higher risk mothers, or mothers that are experiencing problems with their pregnancy may get more. ...Read more

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Why do I need more iron during pregnancy?

Why do I need more iron during pregnancy?

For you and baby: Iron is essential you and your baby. Iron is needed to make blood, brain , muscle nerce and other cell functions. ...Read more

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What can I do if sex makes me sick during pregnancy?

What can I do if sex makes me sick during pregnancy?

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 more

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How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

Tums (calcium carbonate): I really like Tums because you can't take too much and it works great.... I also like a bland diet and otc Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). ...Read more

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Why do some women get depressed during pregnancy?

Why do some women get depressed during pregnancy?

Risk Factors: There are hormonal changes that can cause some women to experience mood fluctuations. Also, women with a previous history of depression are at greater risk. In addition, if a woman is experiencing a general lack of support or severe environmental stress, there would be a greater risk of depression. ...Read more

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Why do pregnant women get heartburn ?

Why do pregnant women get heartburn ?

Heartburn & pregnant: Heartburn is expected as part of pregnancy due to (1) upward pressure from the growing baby upon the stomach, and (2) the effect of progesterone in relaxing the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach. There may be some medications that are safe to take in pregnancy, but please consult with your Obstetrician first as not all medications are safe for the baby. ...Read more

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What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

Abstain: Lots of choices! 1) no sex, 2) barrier method diaphragm/condoms, 3) birth control pills, 4) long-acting contraception iud, depo shot, 5) permanent setrilization vasectomy/tubal ligation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

What can I do for cravings during pregnancy?

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 more

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When do you get the frequent urination symptom in pregnancy? Do all women get it?

When do you get the frequent urination symptom in pregnancy? Do all women get it?

Can occur any time: But is more common in the 3rd trimester. Sometimes can be a sign of a urinary tract infection, but is also a common symptom of pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you do not start feeling sick to ur stomach before a missed period, does that mean u aren't pregnant?

If you do not start feeling sick to ur stomach before a missed period, does that mean u aren't pregnant?

You can't tell: Nausea and breast tenderness are common signs of early pregnancy but they are not always present. On any given pregnancy they may or may not happen or they may be later. A simple home pregnancy test is your best option. ...Read more

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35wks. Pregnant and having horrible heartburn, what antacids if any, are safe to take during pregnancy?

35wks. Pregnant and having horrible heartburn, what antacids if any, are safe to take during pregnancy?

ASK YOUR OB: You should be calling your obs office and asking them, since they know you and may want you evaluated and may want you to use a specific one that they like. ...Read more

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When do you start getting nauseous during pregnancy?

When do you start getting nauseous during pregnancy?

Depends: Depends on your sensitivity to the hormonal changes going on in your body. Some women never experience it. Some experience it in the first 3 months of the pregnancy, starting around the first or second week. ...Read more

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Why do pregnant women get acid reflux?

Why do pregnant women get acid reflux?

Hormonal changes: Something called the lower esophageal sphincter (at the lower end of the esophagus, just above the stomach) is looser during pregnancy because of the effect of hormones. This looser valve allows the stomach acid to 'back up' , or, 'reflux' more easily with laying down flat, laying down on the right side, and as the baby gets bigger and pushes up under the stomach. ...Read more

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Do you know if orgasms are safe during 2nd trimester of pregnancy and onwards?

Do you know if orgasms are safe during 2nd trimester of pregnancy and onwards?

Safe in pregnancy: Sexual intercourse and orgasms are generally safe in all three trimesters of pregnancy. There are a few exceptions to this such as ruptured membranes or a bleeding placenta previa. But these situations are not common. If everything is going well, it is a good time to be intimate. There will be a lot less time after the baby is born! Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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