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Bridget A. Hewitt, RN  
Female, 38
Rhinebeck, NY

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Apr 21, 2013 in the Ask a Nurse Expert Forum - 3
Hi and thanks for using the forum. It is great that your tests came back OK. Since your doctor diagnosed you with reflux are you taking any medications? YOu may notice a difference once you have been on an acid reflux medication. It is certainly possible that the gas in your chest is giving you that difficulty breathing feeling. Anxiety can cause it as...
Apr 21, 2013 in the Ask a Nurse Expert Forum - 3
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Apr 21, 2013 in the Ask a Nurse Expert Forum - 1
Hi and thanks for using the forum. LEEP is an acronym for "loop electrosurgical excision procedure". It is used to treat cervical dysplasia. During a LEEP, abnormal cervical tissue is removed using a wire electrode. Since you are having some difficulty becoming pregnant, you should discuss with your ob/gyn your concerns about your fertility. ...
Apr 21, 2013 in the Ask a Nurse Expert Forum - 1
Hi and thanks for using the forum. Congratulations on your pregnancy. IF this is your first baby, it will take you a little longer to feel your baby move. If this is not your first baby, then you tend to feel fetal movement a little earlier. That being said, everyone is different, but generally you will feel your baby move by around 20 weeks. It starts ...
Apr 21, 2013 in the Ask a Nurse Expert Forum - 2
Hi and thanks for using the forum. Any time that you have unprotected sex, there is a chance that you can get pregnant. So, if you do not want to get pregnant, then be sure to use some form of birth control every time that you have sex. If you are trying to get pregnant, then it is a good idea to track your fertile days and be sure to have sex during...
Apr 21, 2013 in the Ask a Nurse Expert Forum - 1
Hi and thanks for using the forum. Food poisoning can cause severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This can cause dehydration which can be dangerous for your baby. IF you think you have food poisoning and your symptoms last for more than a day, then you should let your ob/gyn know about this. IF you are unable to tolerate liquids, you may need IV fluids ...
Apr 21, 2013 in the Ask a Nurse Expert Forum - 2
Hi and thanks for using the forum. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Pregnancy causes a lot of changes in our bodies. The vaginal soreness can be caused by a number of things, but I think you should let your ob/gyn know about this. It is not uncommon to get a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, a urinary tract infection, etc. during pregnancy and you...
Apr 21, 2013 in the Ask a Nurse Expert Forum - 1
Hi and thanks for using the forum. Congratulations on your pregnancy. There are a lot of hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy. These hormonal changes cause changes in our bodies. The leaking that you describe is most likely related to these hormones, however it is always a good idea to let your ob/gyn know about these types of symptoms just...
Apr 18, 2013 in the Ask a Nurse Expert Forum - 3
Hi and thanks for using the forum Congratulations on your pregnancy! Generally, especially with your first pregnancy, you don't gain weight right away. Often, you will start to "lose your waist" first and then you will start to gain some weight. This is totally normal and to be expected. If you have not scheduled your first prenatal ap...
Apr 18, 2013 in the Ask a Nurse Expert Forum - 1
Hi and thanks for using the forum. Congratulations on your pregnancy. It is not uncommon for vaginal discharge to occur or change during pregnancy. If the discharge is odorless and if you have no burning/itching/pain, then most likely all is OK. However, it is always a good idea to mention any symptoms that you are experiencing to your ob/gyn. He or sh...