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Q: My blood type is negative. I’ve heard this might complicate my pregnancy. What do I need to know? A: What you’re referring to is your Rhesus type or Rh factor. Two things typically characterize blood type: the letters O, A, B, or AB and positive or negative Rh status....

Q: I have discharge that smells bad down there. Is that normal? A: Because this could indicate an infection, a foul-smelling discharge should prompt you to get an exam from the doctor.

Q: I recently had a root canal. I probably got pregnant during the next week, based on how far along I am, but I didn’t know it then, so I took three Vicodin on three -separate days to help with the pain. Could this have caused harm to my baby?...

Q: Before pregnancy, I felt little heart flutters from time to time when I was nervous or suddenly exerted myself. Since I’ve been pregnant, I get them several times a day and not for any obvious reason. Is that anything to be concerned about? A: The flutters are probably heart...

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