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  1. san said:

    I am in my 5th month and have severe left leg pain and also my stomach aches which is tolerable, could you please advice me as what to do to avoid these kind of aches. How about having beer once in a week? How necessary is the tetanus injection? To increase haemoglobin which is the best food intake and I eat only chicken and occassionally eat fish as well.

    May 23, 2009
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  2. Susan Vigil said:

    I have severe pain in my right leg and wanted to know if this kind of pain is ok. I am about 20 weeks into my pregnancy. I do not eat red meat and diet consists of vegetables, poultry and fish sometimes. Is it ok to have a beer once in a week?

    May 23, 2009
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    • donna said:

      Thanks for your honesty about your questions. And shame on those who could not be supportive.

      I would strongly recommend speaking to a health care professional… (Even a local woman’s clinic if you are currently uninsured) with these very important questions you have. I am pregnant with my second child and have asked all of these questions myself. Yes excessive alcohol in any form can be detrimental to your child. However, a beer or a glass of wine with your meal once in a while is perfectly reasonable. Do not drink every day, or drink excessively during pregnancy, or anytime really. Ask a health care professional about alcohol and pregnancy. The tetanus issue is important but again you need a professional helping you.

      March 8, 2010
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  3. A P said:

    I am five month pregnant. What type of care or measures should I take? I am a working woman, and have over loads of work. I travel 2-3 hours daily by bus. ho can my husband help me during this pregnancy phase?

    May 24, 2009
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    • donna said:

      Try to elevate your feet while on the bus… which may be awkward but it will help with any back aches you might be having. Have hubby cook or pick up dinner so you don’t have to worry about that too when you get home. If you sit a lot, be sure to take a short 5 minute stroll to get the blood moving at least every hour. Listen to your body and seek medical advice. Good luck with everything 🙂

      March 8, 2010
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  4. Anonymous said:

    I am 5 months and 2 weeks pregnant and still waiting on an ultrasound to find out if I am having boy or girl. Anyway I feel baby moving a lot now and its strong. Is that a good sign as this is my first pregnancy.

    February 26, 2010
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  5. N said:

    I am 4 months pregnant. Before pregnancy I was chewing tobacco regularly. After I got pregnant I have taken tobacco during the first month of pregnancy, but the ultrasound reports are normal. When I came to know about my pregnancy, I quit tobacco. Is there any harm of tobacco mentally or physically to my unborn?

    March 27, 2010
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    • PUP said:

      Apart from being carcinogenic, tobacco has many other side effects, like low birth weight of the child if the mother is a regular smoker, miscarriage is more in females who consume tobacco in any form.
      You have left tobacco at the right time, complete stopping tobacco before the second trimester will have no significant risk, compared to non smoking mother.
      There is no demonstrated risk of increase in fetal malformation, or mental development associated with tobacco.

      March 31, 2010
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  6. T said:

    I am 19 years old and pregnant with my first baby. I am 5 months pregnant today and my left leg is so sore when I touch it, it just feels like it is burning on the inside of it, it hurts so bad. Since I have been pregnant I have been craving hot & spicy chicken wings. I am still scared a little about my first baby cause I have never been through this before its something different to me.

    April 14, 2010
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  7. Elizabeth said:

    I am 5 months pregnant and i’ve been having some odd lower back pains. Could this be because of my pregnancy? Also, how can I make sure i’m eating the right amount of food so its just enough for me and the baby and not causing me to become fat or produce diabetes? I am only 16 and I could really use the knowledge of helping my baby come out healthy and problem free.

    May 5, 2010
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  8. jen said:

    At 19 weeks I would not really be worried it really depends on the individual and your body type. But ask your doctor because sometimes the reassurance on the internet is just not good enough I have personally found. Good luck!

    June 5, 2010
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  9. jen said:

    I am 5 months pregnant and I have the worst pressure down really low, and I am having lower back cramping with it. I am so worried about going into labor early, could anyone tell me if they have gone through this? This is going to be my second child and with this one it is completely different then when I had my son, this one is a girl. I would really appreciate anyone’s help.

    June 5, 2010
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    • L S said:

      I am 19 weeks and 4 days! I am having the same problem, I went to the doc and she told me that it was growing pains in the ligaments because the baby is growing! Hope all works out with you, oh yeah this is my 3rd!

      August 11, 2010
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      • F.H said:

        I am also having these problems, sometimes to the point where I am in pain. I have been in hospital twice, but they keep telling me that nothing is showing up. This is also my second pregnancy, and I didn’t experience anything like this first time round. Another thing, I am 5 months pregnant now, and have not felt my baby. However I did at 17 weeks in my first pregnancy.

        September 29, 2010
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  10. linette said:

    I am five months pregnant. I had abdomen pain during my second month and when I was 3 month. Every thing stopped I mean the pain. My problem is that I eat almost everything and I eat a lot.Is the any problem eating everything to my health and the baby. I love fresh chips, yogurt, chocolates, green salad. I just love everything they call food.

    September 29, 2010
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  11. sara perdue said:

    I was wondering is it okay for me to work while I am five months pregnant going on six. I have been looking for a job for months but its really hard to find one not being pregnant but even harder when I am pregnant.

    October 15, 2010
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  12. nm said:

    I am 5 months pregnant and I just recently have been able to eat and my food stays down. I still feel sometimes I have to force myself to eat. I’m a concerned mom about my baby’s weight with not eating the way I should be. Any one been through this and any suggestions?

    November 1, 2010
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  13. Brian said:

    My fiancé is 5 months pregnant and is starting to worry me. She has not been growing as much as someone else, and I believe she should be a little larger than she is. She has no vaginal bleeding but she is having pains in her abs and back but only after she eats.

    I don’t understand this, we went to get an ultrasound and find out the gender and we asked the doctor about it but he said it wasn’t anything to be too worried about but I’m just looking to see if anyone else has yet to have this problem and could possibly give me any information, I am extremely worried for my fiancé’s and child’s well being! Please if anyone could give me some advice!!

    December 2, 2010
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    • PUP said:

      Measure her weight regularly. You will find her growing. Secondly she may eat healthy food such as banana, milk, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vegetables and fruits. Weight gain may depend from person to person. Keep a regular check up of weight and follow up with her gynecologist.

      December 10, 2010
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  14. Tiffany said:

    I am 5 months in two weeks pregnant, my Baby just won’t stop moving, she moves all day every day, In My legs hurt really bad I thought something was wrong with them. But now I know There suppose to hurt.

    December 14, 2010
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  15. Emily said:

    If my baby isn’t moving at five months was does that mean

    February 1, 2012
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  16. N said:

    I am in the beginning of 6th month of my pregnancy, but my stomach doesn’t look like it. What should be the sitting position or posture? Is sitting in the floor is good? I have pain from my hip to toes while sleeping and back pain too.

    February 1, 2012
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  17. NM said:

    I have completed five months of pregnancy and I feel lots of movements of my baby. Also these days I have problem of acidity and headache. Please suggest some safe remedies for this.

    March 19, 2012
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  18. JA said:

    I am 5 months pregnant and I feel that the baby is restless and keeps moving around lot. I am always up late at night trying to relax the baby but i don’t know what to do. I am worried that the baby will not settle down. Please advise me what should I do?

    March 25, 2012
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  19. AD said:

    I am 29 years old and 5 months pregnant but I still can’t feel my baby’s movement. My doctor says that I have a completely normal pregnancy. Is it because it is my first pregnancy? I spend sleepless nights because my mouth feels very dry accompanied with breathlessness and I wake up at night. I want to know if these are normal symptoms. Is there something I can do to have a good sleep?

    June 9, 2012
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  20. ES said:

    I Am 5 months pregnant and I can feel my baby move a lot and it started moving in 4 months time. I have some little normal back pain and I feel tired sometimes but I work same like before. Every day I do exercises for my back and legs which I think are of great help. I don’t have the idea of some good exercises. Is it possible for you to give me some tips on these exercises?

    June 22, 2012
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  21. Centia said:

    I am five months pregnant and my breasts are already leaking milk. Is it normal? It really is worrying me.

    June 29, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      Most of the time milk is secreted after soon after delivery or in the last stage of pregnancy. The first milk that is secreted is called colostrum. However leaking period may vary from one woman to another and from pregnancy to pregnancy. Do not worry, it is normal. It indicates that you have good milk secretion for your baby.

      July 14, 2012
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  22. FA said:

    I am 23 years old and I am 5 months pregnant with my 1st child. I am under weight, 45 kg only and the stomach is also not so out. What should I eat to put on some weight as well as my baby’s weight? I want my baby to be strong and healthy. I also have back pain and some times I take too much stress what should I do?

    July 20, 2012
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  23. NSH said:

    I am 5 months pregnant and I can feel my baby move a lot and it started moving in 4th month. I have back pain and I feel tired but I work same like before. I don’t have the idea of some good exercises. Is it possible for you to give me some tips on these exercises? Also I can’t sleep well at night, could you please give me some tips?

    July 30, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      If you are doing all your household chores, there is nothing better exercise then it. You do not need any more exercise. But if you feel back pain, avoid lifting heavy objects. Eat healthy nutritious and balanced diet. Eat foods that are rich in iron and calcium. For getting proper night sleep, drink one glass of warm milk while sleeping. Milk contains a compound which is helpful in inducing sleep. Besides, milk is rich source of calcium which is vital for you as well as for your growing baby.

      July 31, 2012
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