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Last answer by Christopher Harris 63 months ago +0 votes:
Yes it's normal because when my wife was pregnant she saw the same thing as you but  the doctor say pregnancy is ok. Yes the baby born ok too. So stop worrying and go visit the doctor to make sure everyting is ok. more
Last answer by Rhonda Cundiff 64 months ago +0 votes:
Dear Elizabeth, I am so sorry you are going through this.  You should really see your Doctor.  Bleeding for six weeks after having a child is normal, but not if it is excessive.  After a miscarriage, espcially if it is heavy can pose health risks to you.  If you lose too much blood your blood count will drop, and you will become anemic as well. Your Doctor can check your blood... more
Last answer by Jennifer Magnesi 64 months ago +1 votes:
You won't get an actual menstrual cycle, but you may get light bleeding, otherwise known as spotting. Spotting can occur at any point in pregnancy, from the first to third trimester. You don't need to be concerned about spotting unless it is accompanied by severe cramping or it becomes heavy bleeding with clots.  more
Last answer by Christopher Grove 65 months ago +1 votes:
One does not magically get pregnant, one would have to try hard to do it. So the risk is up to ones hands. But when it occurs the real risk begins, or should I say challenge - many of my friends have had their childs when they were teenagers, they managed to cope with it and carry on through out of life, but as you know - not everyone is made out of steel. more
Last answer by Tammi Haynes 68 months ago +0 votes:
My pregnancy taught me a lot about myself. Although I did not realize it during those times when I was experiencing discomfort. The most important lesson was asking for help and reaching out to other mothers as you're doing now; it saved me from not being able to enjoy the process. I had to engage my prenatal support system and intertwine their expertise with some of those home remedies I was lear... more
Last answer by Linda 73 months ago +0 votes:
I had to have two c-sections, one due to water bag breakage and no labor even though they tried to induce. The second one they tried to let me deliver normally but head was way to big! My doctor only said that if I wanted to have more children I would need to have c-sections as there would be no more chance of normal delivery. She never set a limit on how many kids I could have. I chose to not hav... more
Last answer by Christine Marie 80 months ago +0 votes:
Taking folic acid prior to becoming pregnant is often a recommendation. Prenatal vitamins usually have a substantial amount of folic acid that is taken during the entire pregnancy. However, I always recommend to discuss with your family physician and, in this case, your OB/GYN. Health statistics are constantly changing and everyone is different, so your personal doctors would be the most capable o... more
Last answer by Epic Strategist 82 months ago +0 votes:
Your largest concern will be your own body at this point. This is because your body will provide for the health of your unborn child. It is important from this point to seek out ORGANIC foods and clean UN-Fluoridated or Reverse Osmosis water. ESPECIALLY because of your thyroid issues. Make sure that you get at least a reasonable amount of iodine in your diet. Healthy iodine can be found mostly in ... more
Last answer by Epic Strategist 82 months ago +0 votes:
It depends on several factors. First, what kind of computer? A laptop is likely to be much more harmful then a desktop, because a laptop spends more time physically next to your body, then a desktop would. Secondly, it also depends on how much time you spend on or around your computer, and another very important factor, is how much time you spend around other appliances that emit radiation. In gen... more
Last answer by Lorena Williams 88 months ago +0 votes:
I have to agree with Sam that going to a chiropractor would be an excellent idea.  If you can find one in your area who has additional training in upper cervical treatments, I heartily recommend that.  Here's an online directory for this type of chiropractor:  http://www.upper-cervical.com/html/directory.html I also recommend drinking more water - at least 6 glasses a day. Also chec... more
Last answer by Sandy Shannon 86 months ago +0 votes:
Keeping yourself healthy so your baby is healthy is the first priority. Talk to your baby, using your normal adult voice (no baby talk). Sing and read to your child. Studies are not definitive, but some indicate these things do help. Listen to classical music. It has been shown to have positive effects on learning, although I'm not sure if any in utero studies have been done. Keep your environment... more
Last answer by Lauren Kattuah 88 months ago +1 votes:
 The risk of death in child birth is much higher in a hospital with induced labors, drugs, C-sections etc... Rent the documentary film "Orgasmic Birth" It is very unnatural for a woman to be wheel chaired into a hospital, she can walk.   Taken into a florescent light hospital room and an IV popped into her veins hooked up to a machine which actually causes more harm to the delivery. You ... more
I had rheumatic fever last September. My doctors have advised me not to get pregnant. I have mild damage to my mitral valve and have to take 250mg pills of penicilln two times a day for the rest of my life. I've asked the doctor why he has advised me not to get pregnant and he always seems to avoid answering my question. So could someone please tell me why I'd be advised not to become pregnant. more
Last answer by Louise Jones 89 months ago +0 votes:
The World Health Organisation do a 5 yearly assessment of maternal death. 2010 doesn't appear to be released yet, 2005 statistics for maternal deaths world wide can be found here.  Page 6 breaks down the figures. It's a  48 page document, with a lot of information on the topic. Their world wide figure is 1 in 92, much much less for developed countries and sadly much much higher for poore... more
Last answer by S Fleming 89 months ago +0 votes:
 Could you please be more specific about what you mean? Do you mean in an ultrasound or a photograph? I am struggling to understand your question. If you could reply with some more information i would be happy to try and help.  more
Last answer by Bethany Learn 91 months ago +2 votes:
Headaches are very common during pregnancy because of hormone fluctuations. If basic over the counter (OTC) stuff doesn't work for you, and the headaches continue beyond week 13 of your pregnancy, then talk to your doctor about other safe alternatives. In the meantime, you could try acupuncture and other forms of natural headache relief. If you haven't had your vision checked recently, be sure to ... more
Last answer by S Fleming 90 months ago +1 votes:
 Flying is safe up until the third trimester. So you are fine to travel by plane in the first trimester. Flying can increase the risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) which can be a hazard in pregnant women which is why it is not recommended to fly during the third trimester.  more
Last answer by S Fleming 90 months ago +1 votes:
 Unless your pregnancy is high-risk and your midwife had told you not to then intercourse is perfectly safe during pregnancy. It is important to discuss with your partner your feelings towards being intimate as these may change throughout the course of your pregnancy.  As you get bigger you may need to experiment more with different positions as missionary could become uncomfortable.&nbs... more
Last answer by Ruby 91 months ago +1 votes:
For Nausea in Pregnancy check my article How to ease Nausea during Pregnancy and for tummy ache I strongly suggest contact your Doctor as soon as possible , please do not take any medicine without consulting with your Docotor. more
Last answer by Glynis Smy 95 months ago +0 votes:
I assume that the anxiety is due to the fear of carrying a child and the pain of delivery. Try and focus on the good things, when you feel an attack coming on,stop what you are doing. Take a deep breath, inhale deeply through the mouth and exhale through the nose. All the time think; I am calm and all is well. This gives the body time to get the oxygen around your body and the feel good endorphins... more
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