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Doctor insights on: Workouts During 8 Month Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Fainting after masturbating during period on placebo week of the pill?

Fainting after masturbating during period on placebo week of the pill?

See a doctor: Fainting should be taking seriously. You need work for syncopal episode. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy or other cardiac conditions should be considered. ...Read more

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Pregnant with hypothyroism 3.4 before pregnancy using 50mcg eltroxin should I increase the dose..Am in 8 weeks of pregnancy?

Pregnant with hypothyroism 3.4 before pregnancy using 50mcg eltroxin should I increase the dose..Am in 8 weeks of pregnancy?

Thyroid ; pregnancy: You will need your thyroid levels checked with blood tests during pregnancy. Some women need to increase the thyroid dose during pregnancy...Some do not. Taking too much or too little thyroid medication is not ideal, and can cause problems for your baby. Get checked. ...Read more

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Day 8 after embryo transfer, bleeding and cramping. Stomach starts bleeding on day 8 after embryo transfer. Is there any hope?

Day 8 after embryo transfer, bleeding and cramping. Stomach starts bleeding on day 8 after embryo transfer. Is there any hope?

Pregnancy test: You will know if the ivf has failed if the pregnancy test your doctor has ordered is negative. You need to wait until then. It is still possible to be pregnant after bleeding and cramping. ...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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My baby weighted 3kg at birth now she's 4.7kg at 8 weeks. Didnt gain weight from 8 to 9 weeks?

My baby weighted 3kg at birth now she's 4.7kg at 8 weeks. Didnt gain weight from 8 to 9 weeks?

WEIGHT GAIN: Babies loss weight after birth and gain it back after a few days. They gain normally 2 lbs. Every month until 3 months and 1 lb. Thereafter every month until 1 year. Your baby is fine ...Read more

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Condom broke day 21 out of 28-29 day cycle . I took Plan B 8 hours after incident what are chances of pregnancy ?

Condom broke day 21 out of 28-29 day cycle . I took Plan B 8 hours after incident what are chances of pregnancy ?

Very less: Normally fertility period ends around the time you mentioned. As a precaution you took plan B. I agreed. I think it will take care the issue. However if you missed a period its always better to do a pregnancy test with early morning first void urine. ...Read more

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Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Yes: A large portion of abnormal pregnancies will miscarry or stop growing by 8 weeks. Many of the rest will be lost by 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Am in week 27 of pregnancy . What is the normal baby kicks per day ?

Am in week 27 of pregnancy . What is the normal baby kicks per day ?

Any kicks: Any daily kicks noted is the correct normal number. If you notice no movement whatsoever over 1 to 2 days, contact your OB MD for assessment. ...Read more

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Sex during bleeding in pregnancy of 1st trimester normal?

Sex during bleeding in pregnancy of 1st trimester normal?

No, bleeding when: You have sex in the first trimester of pregnancy is not normal. Please see your doctor promptly and hold off on sex until medically cleared. ...Read more

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Skin stretching during 2nd day of period. Myomectomy in 2010 for multiple fibroids?

Skin stretching during 2nd day of period. Myomectomy in 2010 for multiple fibroids?

Fibroid surgery: Higher estrogen levels over 40 will stimulate growth of fibroids rapidly, which will make the abdomen appear to protrude. If the 2010 surgery did not remove all fibroids, those remaining can enlarge mush quicker now than when they first became apparent. Not quite sure what is meant by "skin stretching" or why apparent on "day two" of a period. Consult your provider for a pelvic sonogram. ...Read more

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Is it normal in pregnancy to get menstrual cramps at 4, 8 and 12 weeks during pregnancy? At the time you would of normally got a period? No blood.

Is it normal in pregnancy to get menstrual cramps at 4, 8 and 12 weeks during pregnancy? At the time you would of normally got a period? No blood.

Some mild cramping: During pregnancy can be normal. However, i don't know any reason the person would have cyclic cramping. Was there a pregnancy test to confirm pregnancy? ...Read more

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Post cesarean exercises that are safe after 8 weeks?

Post cesarean exercises that are safe after 8 weeks?

Try: Walking first to gain some stamina back and increase distance and speed gradually. If no pain then likely can do anything you want but discuss with OB first. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex a couple times not during ovulation. Having cramps in middle of month during ovulation. Chances of being pregnancy?

Unprotected sex a couple times not during ovulation. Having cramps in middle of month during ovulation. Chances of being pregnancy?

Pregnancy: It is hard to tell the chances you are pregnant. Although there is only a couple of days during the month when you can get pregnant, sperm can survive in the fallopian tubes for a number of days. Best to wait for your menses to come and if it does not occur take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and saw heartbeat at 175bmp, what's chance of miscarriage ?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and saw heartbeat at 175bmp, what's chance of miscarriage ?

1st trimester: The rate of 1st trimester decreases when a heart beat is seen and decreases each week. Beyond that we can not make predictions in individual cases. ...Read more

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Do foetal movement wil be vigorous in 8th month of pregnancy?

Do foetal movement wil be vigorous in 8th month of pregnancy?

Comes in bursts!: As a women gets toward the end of pregnancy, the baby will have more regular sleep and wake cycles. The baby will fall asleep solidly with very little movement at times. Other times there will be big bursts of kicking and squirming. As the 9th month approaches, things get tighter so there will be bigger more squirmy movements and fewer rapid punches and kicks. ...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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Is it okay to jump during a workout class during pregnancy?

Depends: So this answer depends on trimester and how your pregnancy is going. Many people can safely do high impact aerobics into second trimester than move to low impact. Joints get looser during pregnancy so proper technique is important. Check with your doctor to make sure you do not have risks that preclude jumping. ...Read more

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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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Can you workout during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Can you workout during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Always ask OB expert: Many women with low-risk pregnancies successfully work out during pregnancy. But all should discuss this with their OB doctors at the first visit. Conditions change throughout pregnancy. Therefore, women should ask the OB at visits what is ok. Women with risk of pregnancy complications, history of preterm birth, etc. Should consult with OB and maternal-fetal medicine about what activity is safe. ...Read more

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Does squats provide sufficient workout during last trimester of pregnancy? If yes then how many squats should I do?

Does squats provide sufficient workout during last trimester of pregnancy? If yes then how many squats should I do?

Not recommended: Squats are not the best exercise during last trimester of pregnancy. I would be concerned about the risk for ligament injury and falls. Walking and swimming would be safer. Check with your OB first. ...Read more

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Im pregnant how fast can I walk on a treadmill? Am i allowed to get hot a sweaty during my workout can I carry on exercising thoughout my pregnancy?

Im pregnant how fast can I walk on a treadmill? Am i allowed to get hot a sweaty during my workout can I carry on exercising thoughout my pregnancy?

Go for it: As long as your obstetrician has no concerns, you can exercise at the same levels as you did prior to your pregnancy, especially in the first two trimesters. As long as you have no underlying medical issues, it is healthly for you to keep your fitness level up thru your pregnancy. Just make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional needs. Take your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Can i test my pregnancy during my first month?

Can i test my pregnancy during my first month?

Clarify : If you mean can you do a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant then yes. If you mean can you see a doctor to make sure the pregnancy is proceeding normally then yes. If you are asking something different then please reword your question and ask again. ...Read more

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Is tamrind bad to eat during the second month of pregnancy?

No evidence: Tamarind is commonly used in foods around the globe. It is used in the us in worcestershire sauce, in fact. From my review of its uses, i can find no reason why this would be contraindicated in pregnancy. On the other hand, i can find no data to suggest that it is safe or unsafe. Talk to your doctor and I am sure their answer will be similar. This risk is assumed low, but unknown. ...Read more

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Should prenatals be taken during the first month of pregnancy?

Should prenatals be taken during the first month of pregnancy?

Yes and before: It is common to start using prenatal vitamins before, during, and even after pregnancy. Most OB doctors recommend use of prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. One great benefit is getting the required amounts of Folic Acid which help prevent neural tube defects. ...Read more

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What will be the position of baby during 7th month of pregnancy?

What will be the position of baby during 7th month of pregnancy?

You want a heads up?: Actually it is the reverse at 7 months as gravity helps to bring the head down in the pelvis in preparation for future labor. Of course a head up position is called a breech presentation which still occurs in a small percentage of pregnancies and often leads to Cesarean section at delivery. ...Read more

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Is it risky to eat sweets daily during eighth month of pregnancy?

Is it risky to eat sweets daily during eighth month of pregnancy?

If you have: Gestational diabetes that is not well controlled - sweets could contribute to that. If your blood sugars are ok, would suggest just not eating a lot of low quality foods. ...Read more

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Are there warning signs to look for during the 6th month of pregnancy?

Are there warning signs to look for during the 6th month of pregnancy?

Yes: In late 2nd trimester the usual warning signs are related to preterm labor, fetal well-being, and preeclampsia. These include but are not limited to headaches unrelieved by tylenol/rest, upper abdominal pain, (worsening) nausea/vomiting, vaginal bleeding, regular uterine contractions >4-6 per hour, decreased fetal movement, vision changes, concern as to whether your amniotic membranes ruptured. ...Read more

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Is it okay to travel overseas during the 5 th or 6 th month of pregnancy.

Is it okay to travel  overseas during the 5 th or 6 th month of pregnancy.

Depends on variables: Depending on your health and progress to that point, your OB may consider you either well enough to travel or not.Many can. You will want to contact any airline you may plan to use because some have restrictions that you will need to understand and work with, but most would not consider 5-6 mo a problem if you had a doc's note. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Depends: The fourth month, or 16 weeks, is usually a time when genetic testing for down's syndrome is performed. Not all patients want this testing. It is an individual decision. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Anatomy Scan: If a quad screen or Alpha fetal protein not done, that's usually the latest time. An anatomy scan is usually done between 19-20 weeks. (sonogram). ...Read more

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