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Will Acupuncture Pregnancy
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
NO: First of all, a cryptic pregnancy means you don't know you are pregnant, so the question itself is a bit confusing--do you have more information? Your own body makes HCG when pregnancy occurs, but HCG injections are not used to help a baby grow in the uterus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do taking ovulation home tests, such as first response actually help a women in conceiving a pregnancy?
Ovulation: Women with regular cycles, have a surge in lh hormone levels that matures and ovulates (releases) the egg 24 - 48 hours later. This is the time you can get pregnant. If you have intercourse after 2-3 days ovulation, the chance of conceiving is far less but not zero. After 5 days, the chance is < 1% unless ovulation occurred later than you anticipated. ...Read more
Ask your IVF doc!: I am pretty sure there is no scientific data to answer your question conclusively - so ask your ivf center about this. I would not expect any effect on implantation likelihood if i were you, though. Make sure you are taking Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, avoid stress/smoking/alcohol, maintain a positive attitude and good luck! ...Read more
See article: Please do review the article that dr franz recommended: (http://www.Ncbi.Nim.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22811747) . It describes a meta-analysis done by the institute of integrated traditional chinese and western medicine that demonstrated improved outcomes when acupuncture is used in conjunction with ivf. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Pregnancy test: After you deliver, your pregnancy test can remain positive for up to a month or so afterwards. It is sometimes hard to tell if positive pregancy test is just leftover from the delivered pregnancy or a new pregnancy. The best way to tell is to do serial a beta HCG levels(a blood test) and see if the numbers are going up or down. ...Read more
Is possible to have tubal pregnancy and regular pregnancy at the same time. Would doc spot tubal pregnant during surgical abortion or before?
Yes: Though rare, this type of pregnancy, called a heterotopic pregnancy is possible. Typically the pregnancies will be of the same gestational age and the doctor would see a pregnancy in the tube as well as the uterus, assuming a trans-vaginal ultrasound was performed. If no ultrasound was performed and you are having bleeding and pain, then see a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any methods to not to get pregnant in 2weeks after sex still in doubt of pregnancy any medicines that help to avoid pregnancy please help?
Probably worsen: There isn't a lot of good information out there about lymphedema and pregnancy but what information there is seems to indicate that more than 50% of the time, lymphedema worsens with pregnancy. So all of the things that you normally do for lymphedema when not pregnant become even more important when pregnant--compression stockings, exercise, watching your weight (within reason), massage, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely.: Optimal weight for height, fitness, cessation of cigarette smoking/drug/alcohol use, control of any chronic health conditions (e.g. Hypertension, ibd, diabetes mellitus, lupus, thyroid disorders, anemia, etc) and Folic Acid supplementation (1-5 mg daily throughout reproductive life) can all dramatically improve your chance to achieve a minimal risk for perinatal mortality. ...Read more
Lemons: I have never heard that lemons play a part in a woman's period in any manner. ...Read more
Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more
Earlier is safer.: In general, the earlier in pregnancy abortion is done, the safer. Abortions beyond the first trimester (13 weeks) will put a woman at icreased risks. The latest in pregnancy an abortion can be obtained will vary from state to state, and are almost never done beyond 24 weeks gestation. ...Read more
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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