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What Is Involved in Making a Diagnosis of Ectopic pregnancy?

A: In an ectopic pregnancy, a fertilized egg implants in an area outside the uterus. This condition occurs in approximately one out of every 50 pregnancies and is usually discovered between the fifth and eighth week of gestation. Diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy first requires a presentation of symptoms accompanied with a positive urine pregnancy test. Physical examination, blood tests, ultrasound imaging, and occasionally, exploratory surgery may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.. The early symptoms of ectopic pregnancy are identical to those of normal pregnancy. Often, a missed period is the first indication, but other symptoms such as tender breasts, nausea, and...


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Delaying treatment for cervical cancer during pregnancy

A: This is an extremely difficult decision for both you and your doctor to make. The following information may help when looking at your options and talking it through with your doctor. You can read about pregnancy and cervical cancerSurgery for cervical cancerIndividual factorsWhat we know about the effects of delaying treatmentWhether pregnancy affects cancer spreadMaking your decision pregnancy and cervical cancerDiagnoses of cervical cancer during pregnancy are quite rare. It is often difficult for doctors to advise women because there is so little information available about the effects of delaying treatment. In the end, it will be your decision. But obviously youíll need advice and...
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I have been teaching an intermediate step class for 10 months, but now Iam five weeks pregnant. How long can I continue?

A: With your doctor''s approval, you can feel free to continue your exerciseclasses throughout your pregnancy for as long as you are comfortable withit. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology have put forth someguidelines for exercise during pregnancy, which are posted on the pregnancyToday Web site. Within those guidelines, you can continue as long as youdon''t have any unusual discomforts. Be aware that your joints are more laxduring pregnancy and therefore previously comfortable moves may becomeprecarious, so listen to your body and rest and modify when necessary. In reality, it would be easier to teach a cardio step class in the latterpart of your

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I am six weeks pregnant. Any suggestions as to how I can change my workout routine or is it safe to continue as I have been doing as though nothing has changed?

A: The workout routine that you''ve adopted is a sound routine that can be continued throughout your pregnancy as long as you have your doctor''s approval to do so. Check out the pregnancy Today Web site for the ACOG(American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) guidelines on exercise during pregnancy for all the general precautions. In your exercise routine, remain aware of how your body responds now versus prior to pregnancy. If you feel more tired than usual, rest without allowing yourself to feel badly about not being able to keep up. In your weight lifting routine emphasize upper and lower back exercises to prevent any future back pain as a result of carrying your baby and all the gear...


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I have been teaching an intermediate step class for 10 months, but now I am five weeks pregnant. How long can I continue?

A: With your doctor''s approval, you can feel free to continue your exerciseclasses throughout your pregnancy for as long as you are comfortable withit. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology have put forth someguidelines for exercise during pregnancy, which are posted on the pregnancyToday Web site. Within those guidelines, you can continue as long as youdon''t have any unusual discomforts. Be aware that your joints are more laxduring pregnancy and therefore previously comfortable moves may becomeprecarious, so listen to your body and rest and modify when necessary. In reality, it would be easier to teach a cardio step class in the latterpart of your

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Is it safe to continue weight training and taking nutritional supplements during pregnancy?

A: It truly is best to talk to your health care provider. Many supplements on the market today have never been fully tested on pregnant women, and thus are not worth the risk. Because of this, many companies will say on the label not to take during pregnancy because they don''t know the effects of these supplements on a growing fetus. Try also talking to a registered dietician. The supplements you''re currently taking may be for a specific goal. During pregnancy, your workout priorities may shift. Thus the need for such supplements may also shift. When weight lifting during pregnancy, listen to your body. If you''ve been lifting for years, then it''s likely that you''re in touch with what feels right and what doesn''t....


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Can I continue kickboxing while pregnant? Is it safe?

A: Traditionally, kickboxing is a contact sport combining martial arts kicks with boxing moves and may be dangerous for pregnant women. However, the kickboxing most of us are familiar with is the Westernized aerobic version, a choreographed combination of kicks, punches and jumps set to music. If you''ve been actively involved in aerobic kickboxing, is it safe to continue? Yes, if your doctor gives you the OK. However, later during pregnancy, you''ll need to lower your kicks and shorten your punches to protect your joints and your balance, which will be more precarious as your center of gravity changes. If you''ve never tried kickboxing, pregnancy may not be the ideal time to start since it can cause injury if not performed correctly. However,...


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pregnancy and Vitamins

A: Hello Lisa, This looks OK but my favorite for quality is Nature"s Sunshine. Your can order a prenatal through WWW.YourHerbalHealthSolutions.com Look for Nature"s Prenatal. Their are other things you need while pregnant. Please read the article below. a Beautiful Experience "Naturally" CONGRATULATIONS However wonderful it is, NOW is where real love must make itself known by you. As the mother, you have the greatest responsibility in producing a reflection of love for the child you carry for the next 9 months. Nutrition really counts at this time! You can prevent your hair from falling out or becoming dry or brittle. You can also prevent the loss of your teeth and formation of cavities and even exhaustion. More importantly, you can PROTECT your developing baby from...


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How Do I Tell the Difference Between PMS and pregnancy?

A: In many cases, it can be difficult to tell the difference between PMS and pregnancy because the symptoms are so similar. Symptoms of pregnancy are often noticeably worse than symptoms of PMS, but not always. The only true way you can tell the difference between PMS and pregnancy is to wait for a missed period, after which time you may take a pregnancy test to be sure.. Some of the symptoms that are common between both PMS and pregnancy include breast tenderness, irritability and mood changes, fatigue, headaches, and cramps. Because each woman experiences PMS differently, and some do not experience it at all, it should be most noticeable to you if something seems...


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What Are the Signs of Mood Swings in Early pregnancy?

A: The signs of mood swings in early pregnancy are hard to miss, and they may include crying for no reason, irritability, and moments of extreme joy. Some women may experience one predominate emotion, and others may go through cycles of all of them. Most women experience some mood swings in early pregnancy, although some have them more severely than others.. Mood swings during pregnancy are caused by spikes in certain hormones. They may be exacerbated by physical symptoms which tend to occur at the same time. For instance, many women have insomnia during portions of their pregnancies and this may make irritability worse. There isnít much a woman can do medically to alleviate these symptoms, but following a healthy...


 
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