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  • MAMA PLUS - Is it normal to have to no symptoms at 4 weeks?

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    Yes, it is normal. No symptoms  doesn't mean that its abnormal.
    At this stage the fetus is only 3mm long.

    Most of the symptoms appear due to hormonal changes of the body specialy hCG.
    In the 4th week , the hormone levels may be too low to cause symptoms. In most women symptoms come in full force from the 6th week onwards.  Also some women do not get symtoms until 8-10 weeks after pregnancy. Therefore no need to worry too much but still if you are scared you can have a discussion with your doctor. If it's your first baby we know that you get scared and upset. Do not worry and be relaxed and have a healthy diet.

    Also check 

    http://www.whattoexpect.com/forums/march-2012-babies/topic/4-weeks-and-no-symptoms-is-everything-ok.html

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  • What should and shouldn't I eat during my pregnancy?

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    When you're expecting, what you eat and drink influences your child's health, possibly forever. Everyday foods and beverages take on new meaning, as some may present a danger to your developing baby.

    Get all essential vitamins and minerals by getting a well balanced diet. Take vitamin supplements given by your doctor/clinic.

    Eat leafy greens, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eat food with high level of calcium.

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  • What can I do to relieve pregnancy symptoms like nausea and vomiting, etc?

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    Heartburn is a burning feeling that starts in the stomach and seems to rise up to the throat.

    Eat several small meals each day instead of three large meals.

    Eat slowly.

    Drink warm liquids.

    Avoid fried, spicy foods

    Don't lie down just after eating.

    Keep the head of your bed higher than the foot of your bed. Or, place pillows under your shoulders to prevent stomach acids from rising into your throat.

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  • I'm afraid I won't be able to stand the pain of labour - please help.

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    Remember, labour is not painful. The pain occurs from the contractions and it's not unbearable.
    So many mothers deliver babies with no issues.
    To reduce pain there are medications available.
    Epidural drugs given in several private centers and in government sector we are giving Pethidine during labour.
    Ask from your doctor for further information.
    Don't be afraid.

    Some women find pushing is hard and tiring but do not get scared as it is normal to be tired during labour. You can find some videos below to get an idea about what you are going to face.

    http://www.babycenter.com/2_inside-pregnancy-labor-and-birth_3658872.bc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCtd1YXurfc


     

     It is so important to remember these things:

    1. Breathe as best asyou can; do not allow yourself to get frantic.

    2. The pain and uncomfortable-ness of labor stops as soon as the baby is out.

    3. The only pain that has a positive outcome.

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