Weight gain is common, but excessive weight gain should be avoided due to the increased complications associated with obesity. A well-balanced diet, mild to moderate exercise, and plenty of water is so important for you and your baby. Try to eat more vegetables and fiber, which can give you a full feeling sooner on less calories. Increasing water intake can also decrease your hungry and is so important as your body builds the intravascular volume. Try to limit your sweets...maybe once a week, as a celebration for another week closer to meeting your little one. Pregnancy is a difficult time, but a little encouragement can go a long way.
(potentially deadly virus) to your child during birth. Also, other STIs (sexually transmitted infections) can be transmitted during oral sex and if there any lesions on the penis or vagina, have your healthcare provider examine the area.
Dr. Dale R. Yingling, FACOG
Changes in vagina discharge can be associated with pregnancy, but you need to be evaluated by your ob/gyn, as it can be a sign of infections, or other gynecological conditions.
I am 6 months pregnant and I am suffering from a viral infection. Will the antibiotics have any impact on my baby?
I hope you feel better soon.
So it sounds like the endometrial lining was delayed to release from the uterine wall.
Most dentist will place an abdominal shield on patients regardless.
Nevertheless, if it was not placed on your stomach the xray beam is focused
to the head and teeth, well above the reproductive organs. The likelihood
of causing a miscarriage or fetal effects are extremely remote. You should
have noting to be concern about your dental xray and pregnancy.
A vaginal birth after a cesarean delivery carries an increased risk of complications, the worst is a uterine rupture. A uterine rupture is where the scar separates, and can result in the expelling of the baby into the mother's abdomen. It is devastating for the baby, and many do not survive. Fortunately, it is a rare complication in women with a uterine incision in the lower part of the uterus and side-to-side. To clarify, the skin incision maybe side-to-side, but the uterine incision could be up-and-down, or an extension up the side of the uterus. Both carry an unacceptable risk for a rupture.
The risk of that complication increases if a mother has to be induced. The lowest risk occurs if a mother goes into labor on her own, not needing medication to open the cervix. Often doctors will schedule a repeat C-section at their due date, hoping the mother will go into labor on her own before that c-section.
Some physicians are uncomfortable allowing their patients to labor after uterine surgery, due to the increased risk. A few hospitals have strict guideline on allowing patients the option for a vaginal birth after a C-section; mostly due to the availability of other services, such as anesthesia and personnel in the laboring unit during the entire time a woman is in labor.
So it may not be just the OB not wanting to allow a patient the vaginal birth. I would discuss their wishes of a vaginal delivery with the physician, and if they are unable accommodate her ask to be referred to another Obstetrician that can provide that service.
Wishing you the best...
Dr Dale R Yingling, DO, FACOG
Maternal Fetal Medicine