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Doctor insights on: Why Is Copper Important In My Diet During Pregnancy

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Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

Process toxins: Humans need copper for many reasons but one of the most important is to process toxins. Specific enzymes designed to help our cells process toxins need copper to work. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How effective is the copper IUD (paraguard) to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is the copper IUD (paraguard) to prevent pregnancy?

As good as tubal: Iuds are the most effective method of bc--as effective as sterilization), and the copper iud lasts 10 years. Low rates of side effects, very easy, safe, and effective. ...Read more

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I need doctor's advice on pregnancy and the copper iud?

More specifics: The copper IUD does not have any effect on fertility. If you are pregnant and have the copper IUD in place, you need to see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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If a paragard copper IUD becomes a little out of place is there higher risk of pregnancy? And if so by how much?

If a paragard copper IUD becomes a little out of place is there higher risk of pregnancy? And if so by how much?

Paraguard: "a little out of place" is hard to qualify, but if the iud remains in the upper portion of your uterus (not the lower segment or cervical canal) then your chances of pregnancy are much less than 1%. ...Read more

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Have copper coil, but my last period was 28th february for 6days. No period since then. 2 negative pregnancy tests and had coil checked. Help ?

Have copper coil, but my last period was 28th february for 6days. No period since then. 2 negative pregnancy tests and had coil checked. Help

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Not pregnant: Women miss periods sometimes. It's often due to stress, but may be from other things. If you miss a period and your pregnancy test is negative, that usually means that you're not pregnant. The coil keeps you from getting pregnant, but won't keep you from missing a period. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more