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Answer: Most pregnant women can safely fly up to 36 gestational weeks. However, you should always check with your doctor before flying because there are some circumstances when it is not recommended (i.e. preterm labor, history of deep vein thrombosis)... If you do fly while you are pregnant, it is recommended to stretch your legs while you are seated, move about the cabin every 15 to 30 minutes (choose an aisle seat if possible), drink plenty of fluids, and wear loose clothing. Don’t be surprised if your legs swell more than usual when you fly, as this is very common. You might want to consider wearing compression hose to reduce the swelling in your legs but it isn’t necessary. Check your airline's guidelines before purchasing your ticket.
Answer: There is no reliable evidence to suggest that hair dye is harmful during pregnancy. However, there is little evidence to prove that it is completely safe. It is always best to avoid taking or using anything that isn’t essential during the first trimester (first 13 weeks of pregnancy), when the risk of birth defects is highest... If you choose to dye your hair yourself, always wear gloves to avoid absorbing any of the chemicals through your skin, use it as instructed, leave it on for the least amount of time possible, and thoroughly rinse it out of your hair when you are finished.
Answer: Yes, many women will notice that one breast produces more milk than the other. This may be because the baby is feeding more on that side. When you first start to breastfeed your newborn, it is important to have the baby nurse evenly from both breasts to help avoid this.... It may also help to pump after feeding the baby, especially on the side that is producing less milk. Despite these efforts, one side may continue to produce more than the other the entire time you nurse, which may just be normal for you.
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