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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. Sewa Legha
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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 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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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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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

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Third pregnancy but 10 years since the birth of my ladt son.im 39 and 16 weeks when will i feel flutters?

Third pregnancy but 10 years since the birth of my ladt son.im 39 and 16 weeks when will i feel flutters?

Any time now: Most reports list first timers will perceive movement by 20-22 wks while experienced moms can do so by 16 wks. The interval of a decade may dull the sensitivity but you may feel it soon. ...Read more

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What happens if most birth control methods are around 99% effective, why aren't there a lot more unplanned pregnancies occurring?

What happens if most birth control methods are around 99% effective, why aren't there a lot more unplanned pregnancies occurring?

Unplanned pregnancy: Statistically, about 50% of pregnancies are unplanned. No birth control is 100% effective, so even with perfect use, some people get pregnant - and this includes after having tubes tied. Then there are the people who do not use it correctly, forget to use it, or just don't use birth control at all. ...Read more

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I have still birth of my baby 1 year and 4 months past how much natural gap is occure for doing next pregnancy?I wnt to pregnant again.

I have still birth of my baby 1 year and 4 months past  how much natural gap is occure for doing next pregnancy?I wnt to pregnant again.

Now is OK: After a year, you should be ok to try to become pregnant. However, i would recommend prenatal vitamins now, a a frank discussion with your OB about what caused the stillbirh, whether you should have pre pregnancy tests done, and whether you should see a perinatologist during this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy tests but with pregnancy symptoms. Gave birth 2 months ago. Could i be pregnant with negative tests? Taken a week apart.

Negative pregnancy tests but with pregnancy symptoms. Gave birth 2 months ago. Could i be pregnant with negative tests? Taken a week apart.

Nope : If you took two pregnancy test a week apart thrn you're not pregnant. Pregnancy tests are accurate enough to detect the simple rise in beta HCG hormone. Consider starting birth control and preventing another pregnancy right after your last one. At age 19 two babies in a short period of time seems like a very hard life. ...Read more

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What is the possibility of pregnancy on birth conto pill. I take it every morning between 6:30 and 7:15. I'm having some nausea, could I be pregnant?

What is the possibility of pregnancy on birth conto pill. I take it every morning between 6:30 and 7:15. I'm having some nausea, could I be pregnant?

1-2% chance: With "perfect" use of the pill, meaning missing no pills and taking at the same time (within a couple hours) every day, the pill is approximately 98-99% effective at preventing pregnancy. If you miss a period, check a home pregnancy test. If that is negative but the nausea persists, see doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Started new birth control, didn't use protection first week. having a lot of pregnancy symptoms. is it just side effects or could I be pregnant?

Started new birth control, didn't use protection first week. having a lot of pregnancy symptoms. is it just side effects or could I be pregnant?

Side effects: It is most likely the transient side effects from the pills. They get better with time. A home urine pregnancy test can be done in the privacy and comfort of your home. It is cheap and useful in identifying if you are pregnant or not. Whether you have missed period or unprotected sex or trying to concieve, this is a safe, easy test to perform at home to get the answers you seek best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Hi doctors I had birth on may 5/2014, and till now i didn't have my mentrual cycle, i made pregnancy test and it came negative. So is this normal?

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I had birth on may 5/2014, and till now i didn't have my mentrual cycle, i made pregnancy test and it came negative. So is this normal?

Breastfeeding?: If you breastfeeding the baby, it is normal to not have periods for a few months. If you wish to avoid pregnancy, you should practice contraception and not rely on breastfeeding alone to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more