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Why is it important to have a support system in pregnancy and birth?

Why is it important to have a support system in pregnancy and birth?

Share the stress: Preg and postpartum are stressful and time consuming. Having someone to lift a little of the burden and let you know your doing a good job and you will be ok helps----a lot. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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I know birth control doesn't protect you 100% from pregnancy but will doing the pull out method as well help?

I know birth control doesn't protect you 100% from pregnancy but will doing the pull out method as well help?

Yes: And adding a condom will decrease it further, and adding spermicidal jelly even more. But failure rates of bcp's is very low. About 3/1000. ...Read more

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I recently lost my baby of last year, I haven't been on birth control for seven months because of my pregnancy, and im trying again any advice?

I recently lost my baby of last year, I haven't been on birth control for seven months because of my pregnancy, and im trying again any advice?

PNV: First of all, start taking prenatal vitamins- Folic Acid and dha are important for normal fetal development. Second, we need to know the cause of the fetal loss, and if there was any instrumentation done on the uterus. Third, are your periods regular? Only 15% of normal couples conceive monthly, 85% in one year. How long did it take for you to conceive with the last pregnancy? ...Read more

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I use to weight 122 before i had my second kid i gained 41 pounds during pregnancy so 181 total i didn't loose very much after birth i even breastfeed?

I use to weight 122 before i had my second kid i gained 41 pounds during pregnancy so 181 total i didn't loose very much after birth i even breastfeed?

Time to lose: It's time to lose not only the birth of the second child, but also the extra "insulation" attendant to that process. Get up and exercise as well as stop eating for "two". ...Read more

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Hi Dr, I wanted to know what is the likelihood of birth defects for using Lomexin T 1000 g during 17 weeks of pregnancy, My Gyn prescribed this?

Hi Dr, I wanted to know what is the likelihood of birth defects for using Lomexin T 1000 g during 17 weeks of pregnancy, My Gyn prescribed this?

Topical anti- : fungal medications called " azoles", like fenticonazole, have very little to no absorption. That makes the risk of toxicity vety low. Animal studies using high chronic doses during the period of organ formation in the 1st trimester showed abnormal development of cartlilage. No studies can be done in pregnant humans. ...Read more

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I have a question about my mom's pregnancy and the birth.

I have a question about my mom's pregnancy and the birth.

More detail...: hard to answer your question(s) without more detail, call back !! ...Read more

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What causes still birth in pregnancy ? How can I prevent it ?

What causes still birth in pregnancy ? How can I prevent it ?

See ans: There are many causes. The bottom line is lack of oxygen and nutrients to the fetus. Trauma. When you get pregnant try to stay on your regular schedule and avoid heavy lifting or excessive exercise ...Read more

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38th week of pregnancy with candidiasis, can I have a normal birth?

38th week of pregnancy with candidiasis, can I have a normal birth?

Yes: This should not be a cause for a c-section. You should of course use the medicine your obstetricain prescribed for it. ...Read more