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Mother May I?

A pregnant lady usually has a laundry list of questions for her OB/GYN — especially the first time around. Can I eat soft cheese? Can I sleep on my back? Take my quiz and see if you know the facts of pregnancy.

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Can a woman safely get her teeth cleaned by a dentist when pregnant?

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Can a pregnant women safely get a bikini wax?

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Could you donate blood while pregnant?

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Can you bowl while pregnant?

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Should you drink unpasteurized juices while pregnant?

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Pampire Pampire 7 years
4/5 I missed the bowling question, I think it could be dangerous because you have a risk of falling and harming the baby and your balance is off when you're preggers anyway and when you swing a heavy object like that you could injure your back or worse. Since I had serious back pain while pregnant I wouldn't recommend doing any thing that could hurt yourself while preggers! Being pregnant takes such a toll on your body anyway I would rather play it safe!
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I hurt my butt when I was pregnant and decided bowling that sounds like fun. Yeah well I fell and it hurt. I don't think I'll go bowling when I'm pregnant again.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I don't agree with the bikini wax because I've heard that because your hormones are wacky it effect the way your skin is. Some women have gotten 2nd degree burns or have had their skin taken off.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
A bowling ball's only like 8-10 lbs. I was told I had stricter guidelines on "heavy objects" due to preterm contractions with my second, and even that was only 25 lbs or more. With my third, I was fine picking up my son who weighed about 38 lbs. The swinging motion of bowling is why I wuoldn't. I can see pulling at my belly area when I swung back.
shoogerbooger shoogerbooger 8 years
The bowling question got me. I never bowled while pregnant because my doctor had told me not to lift heavy objects. I would think a bowling ball is a heavy object...
Mommy-of-Three Mommy-of-Three 8 years
I once went to a dentist who would not clean my teeth while I was pregnant. I found a new dentist after that. I did bowl while I was pregnant, but since I bowled regularly before I was pregnant it was no problem.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I don't totally agree with the blood one. Some women probably shouldn't, but it doesn't mean you absolutely can't. I'm one who can't - even when not pregnant or breastfeeding, I have to do a "short pint" or I pass out. But I know women who can safely and have done so with the full knowledge of their doctor. I wouldn't have bowled either.
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
I could never have bowled while pregnant.. just existing was hard enough on my feet and back
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
5/5 :woohoo: and I've never been prego!
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
I didn't know that about the blood donation. Makes sense though.
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