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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Is yoga recommended / safe at early pregnancy for lower back pain? I had some spotting over the weekend.... Also I am trying to avoid tylenol (acetaminophen).

Is yoga recommended / safe at early pregnancy for lower back pain? I had some spotting over the weekend.... Also I am trying to avoid tylenol (acetaminophen).

Yoga in pregnancy: You should be evaluated for spotting. Yoga in general is safe for women with early pregnancy. Taking a prenatal yoga class helps you to breathe deeply, relaxing your mind and body. If you are taking a regular yoga class, which can be physically demanding, your instructor should be aware of your pregnancy. May want to avoid poses on your ab or back that could reduce blood flow to the uterus. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

What foods should I avoid during pregnancy?

See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises should I avoid in pregnancy?

What kind of exercises should I avoid in pregnancy?

Big Weights & Impact: The most beneficial exercises in pregnancy are ones that improve your stamina, cardiovascular health, and muscle tone. Yoga, pilates, brisk walking, etc are great. If you are use to more vigorous exercises then you can continue to do them while pregnant. If you are starting a program while pregnant pick a low impact form. ...Read more

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What should be avoided during pregnancy in terms of diet?

What should be avoided during pregnancy in terms of diet?

Pregnancy: Eating well balanced meals is important at all times, but it is even more essential when you are pregnant. There are essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your developing baby needs. Most foods are safe; however, there are some foods that you should avoid during pregnancy. Check out http://americanpregnancy.Org/pregnancyhealth/foodstoavoid.Html for more info. ...Read more

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Why to avoid paint during pregnancy?

Why to avoid paint during pregnancy?

VOC: Volatile organic compounds (voc) have been associated with some increased medical risks. (however, no specific risk of malformation has been identified.) fortunately, there are some paints manufactured with low voc that are likely to be better in pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can I avoid dehydration in pregnancy?

How can I avoid dehydration in pregnancy?

water intake: Drink enough water so that urine stays white and you make about 2 liters of urine. ...Read more

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Wt is right time for sexto avoid pregnancy?

Wt is right time for sexto avoid pregnancy?

Family Planning: Family planning contraception fails about 25% per year, so not accurate. Ovulation occurs day 14 of ideal 28 day cycle. Sperm lives in female for at 2-3 days but sometime much longer. Suggest: consider contraceptive, use family planning avoidance if you do not mind a pregnancy, leave about 4+ days on either side of ovulation (need to test for record of ovulation day). ...Read more

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What options are safest to avoid pregnancy?

What options are safest to avoid pregnancy?

Talk with GYN: The only 100% effective way to avoid pregnancy is not to have sex. Talk with your gynecologist about the best option for you to use. ...Read more

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What is the best method to avoid pregnancy?

What is the best method to avoid pregnancy?

The obvious answer..: Hi hamster89203, the obvious answer is not having sexual intercourse. Another absolute way to prevent pregnancy is removal of the uterus. Beyond these choices all birth control methods are effective, but not 100%, if directions are followed. The choice for you is best decided in conversation with your doctor. Doc ripley. ...Read more

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Which fruits should be avoided during pregnancy?

Which fruits should be avoided during pregnancy?

None: As long as the are washed or peeled so infection is not a concern, there are no restrictions on fruit. ...Read more

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What foods should be avoided during pregnancy/ttc?

What foods should be avoided during pregnancy/ttc?

Prego foods to avoid: When you are pregnant you should avoid raw or undercooked meat or seafood, unpasteurized dairy, and alcohol. Only have caffeine once a day. Avoid hotdogs (usually undercooked) and heat deli meat. Only eat seafood once or twice a week. ...Read more

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What type of food should I avoid during pregnancy?

What type of food should I avoid during pregnancy?

Avoid: Avoid excess fish consumption. Avoid tuna. Avoid unpasteurized cheeses. Avoid deli meets (cold cuts). Minimize caffeine consumption. Should be ok if cooked. ...Read more

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How can I avoid gaining too much weight with pregnancy?

How can I avoid gaining too much weight with pregnancy?

You have to gain : Weight while you are pregnant. The idea is not to gain too much more than the recommended by following good eating habits. Baby: 7-8 pounds placenta: 1-2 pounds amniotic fluid: 2 pounds uterus: 2 pounds maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds maternal blood : 4 pounds fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds maternal fat and nutrient stores: 7 pounds. ...Read more

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Do I have to continue to avoid the litter box after pregnancy?

Do I have to continue to avoid the litter box after pregnancy?

No: The concern is toxoplasmosis, which can be very harmful to a fetus. Cats are part of the life cycle of these organisms and their "eggs" can be in the stool of the animal, which then get inhaled from stirring up the dried feces. Indoor cats will not have been exposed. Digging in the garden is more dangerous. It is not a serious threat to grown people, however. ...Read more

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How much time should I avoid sex before taking a pregnancy test?

How much time should I avoid sex before taking a pregnancy test?

It doesn't matter...: A pregnancy test works the same way, regardless of whether a woman continues having sex or avoids having sex. That means she doesn't need to avoid having sex. However, if she continues to have sex, a negative pregnancy test means she did not get pregnant over 2-3 weeks ago (but still could be pregnant from recent sex within the last 1-10 days). ...Read more

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Please i want to know how to avoid the strech marking during pregnancy?

Not able to answer, : Not able to answer as everyone is different. Some people show stretch marks more than others. As tissues expand, stretch marks develop in some people. Congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid the risk of hemorroids during pregnancy?

What are the best ways to avoid the risk of hemorroids during pregnancy?

Dietary means: Increasing the amount of fiber in diet to levels greater than 25-30 gms daily, hydration, exercise, addition of stool softener daily, avoidance of marked straining during defecation, avoidance of reading while on the potty to decrease the time in that position. Going immediately to the potty with the urge, and not trying to hold it. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more