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Doctor insights on: Work Limitations During Pregnancy

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Does it hurt a woman to really work during pregnancy?

Does it hurt a woman to really work during pregnancy?

Not usually: There are a number of physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not an illness, however. Most women can continue working safely although certain modifications may be necessary due to physical changes that occur. There are certain chemicals you want to avoid exposure to. As pregnancy progresses, women will experience more discomfort and may need to limit their activity. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Should I work 15 hrs per week or even less during pregnancy?

Should I work 15 hrs per week or even less during pregnancy?

Work and pregnancy: Depends on your health and the type of work you do. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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If they are allowed to work during pregnancy, how long should you do it?

If they are allowed to work during pregnancy, how long should you do it?

That depends: You can work as long as you are comfortable doing so. Some will work until they go into labor! of course, there are certain pregnancy complications that may prevent you from working. If you have a physically demanding job, you may also need to quit earlier. ...Read more

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Is doing extreme ab workouts or just general ab work outs during the first week of pregnancy okay?

Is doing extreme ab workouts or just general ab work outs during the first week of pregnancy okay?

Pregnancy: It seems that extreme ab workouts may be too much at this juncture in time. If you desire this pregnancy, be cautious with activity for now. ...Read more

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What healthy food could I eat during my pregnancy so I won't gain much weight? Could I work out even though I am one month?

What healthy food could I eat during my pregnancy so I won't gain much weight? Could I work out even though I am one month?

Many options: Be sure to eat a well balanced, nutritious diet containing lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. Avoid raw or undercooked food, as well as soft cheeses as they could contain bacteria that might harm the fetus. You can also take prenatal vitamins to supplement. Light, non-strenuous exercise is okay too, as long as you used to exercise before you became pregnant. ...Read more

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Lab work okay during pregnancy?

Lab work okay during pregnancy?

Sure it's OK: Yes it is ok, especially if it is only taking blood sample from your arm. Most lab works are ok if you're pregnant, but telling the lab officer that you are pregnant will be great! ...Read more

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What type of bra to get during pregnancy that works for lactation?

What type of bra to get during pregnancy that works for lactation?

The one you like: Get one you like and that fits and is comfortable. The lactation bras are nice with the flaps that open...It doesn't matter as long as you are happy. Nursing pads are important as well...It is nice to have them when the flow starts! ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort ?

Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort ?

Yes: Until it has been established that your pregnancy is located inside your uterus, you may need to worry about an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy. At 6 weeks after the first day of your last period, an ultrasound should be able to establish whether the pregnancy is in the correct place or not ...Read more

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Is dental work during pregnancy ok?

Yes: Ideally, you want to stay as healthy as possible while pregnant, so any dental issues should be taken care of to prevent infections and pain. Dental x-rays can be delayed, unless there is a dental emergency, until the third trimester. ...Read more

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