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Hello, I am Dr Owen, I am a Board Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Doctor and I want to help you.
Are you still drinking?
Not since I found out... last drink was on Wednesday
was drinking like twice a week for the past month
Very scared that I have afflicted the baby
Well you really do NOT need to worry
Because honestly millions of women drink and when they find out they stop drinking
i mean i drank tequila and vodka
so stopping by the time of when you find out you are pregnant is a safe time as the Embryo essentially on its own until about 5 to 6 weeks of pregnancy
so honestly we JUST do NOT see FAS - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is THIS scenariio
so, i need to wrap up the cigarettes as well
We really ONLY see it when you are drinking throughOUT the pregnancy
I am so done with that!
YES stop cigarettes too as well as your husband too
SO relax and I congrats on your pregnancy
hubby does not smoke
i am down to three or four a day
what about ecigarettes?
i am probably about 4 weeks, then?
okay = STOP the cigarettes COLD turkey
you can do it
and i am worried b/c i am overweight...
i know I can
it is to benefit you and the baby
just winding down now, you know?
Well you can be worried about weight now
you are pregnant
i am overweight, though
did not expect this pregnancy
our first one; a total shocker
but the cigarettes are Dangerous
wanted to be healthy first
so stop the cigarettes
I'm an ob/gyn
smoke free and healthier
not a psychologist
i know you are
so I'm telling you to stop
as you are already stopping the alchol
that will benefit YOU and the baby
See an ob'gyn soon
and GET a Nutritionist to Help YOU
that will help
talking to her about nicotine replacement therapy
No you do not need the nicotine
my mom had preclampsia (sp)?
just stop cold turkey
it works better
so, that concerns me, too
it really does
in the long run?
forget about preeclampsia now
you need to concentrate on cigarettes, eating right
forget about preeclampsia - it is NOT inherited
i feel lightheaded...
taking prenatal vitamins
how much weight should someone who is pretty overweight gain during pregnancy?
Well drink a LOT of water - that is what you need
I am pretty active
exercise 4-5 days a week
weight gain of about 25 to 40 pounds in pregnancy would be appropriate
GET a Nutritionist to help you
good thing i lost 15 lbs before this
that is good
wanted to lose more, though
apparently, this baby wanted to come, huh?
Is this confidential?
Well no weight lose now
can i continue to take paxil until i see my doc?
I can hide the question after you click on EXCELLENT if you want
NO, you need to switch to Zoloft -
paxil is NOT recommended in pregnancy at all
could i take wellbutrin?
You really need to get seen this week and soon
stopped taking it as of yesterday
Welbutrin is fine
will the obgyn office do a rush appointment for pregnancy? it is always SOOO busy there
and hard to get in for an appointment
yes, your ob/gyn should see you this week
You have enough issues you need immediate help this week
that scares me
well the paxil, cigarettes, Anxiety, - I really would get seen
this really will help calm you down
but baby should be fine if i desist the usage of the above, right?
YES the baby will be fine
so do not worry
I wish you well
and Congrats on your pregnancy
i am sure i am not the first mother to freak out like this :)
YOU are not
driving my husband NUTS
thank you so much, doc
I see hundreds of women just like you every years
and please keep this private
Please click on EXCELLENT
thank you and I will close this out