The placenta, the fetus and amniotic fluid account for about 35% of total weight gain during pregnancy. This weight is lost during childbirth. The rest of the weight…

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Abdominal pain. Vaginal bleeding. Discharge of fluid or tissue from the vagina. Loss of the common early signs of pregnancy, such as nausea and breast tenderness. Can you…

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Women may get a negative test result on a urine or blood pregnancy test despite being pregnant. Although many factors can contribute to a false-negative pregnancy test, the…

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The safest course of action to protect your baby is to avoid deli meats until after pregnancy. If you plan to eat deli meats anyway, we highly suggest…

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During pregnancy, you must avoid retinoids, or vitamin A derivatives, such as Retin-A or Renova, as well as salicylates, including products containing salicylic acid (also known as beta-hydroxy…

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Your blood pressure is high if it is 140/90 mm Hg or higher. Some women with high blood pressure have headaches, vision changes, upper abdominal pain, or swelling…

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What does the FDA safety announcement mean? Prolonged (> 3 hours) or repeated use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs in pregnant women during their third trimester may…

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the second trimester is from week 13 to the end of week 26. the third trimester is from week 27 to the end of the pregnancy. What happens…

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How accurate are the easy at home pregnancy tests? Easy to read: two lines means pregnant and one line means not pregnant. Levels of hCG as low as…

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the chance of conceiving from precum is actually more like 22 percent if you’re using the withdrawal method….

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