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Question: I had a scan and my doctor says my baby may have edward syndrome. What does that mean and what will they do? K.H. (UK)
Question: I am feeding my 8 month old and about 2 months pregnant also fasting. I just started bleeding. Am i harming my unborn child? Y. (UK)
Question: I’m sexually active, have a regular menstrual cycle. This is my 1st time that i miss my period.. i think i am pregnant but i didn’t feel any unusual feeling or signs of pregnancy.But, i am taking some a dietary supplement (acai berry) 2 capsule per day at 1,200 mg each capsule. What do u think, am i pregnant or my missed period is due to the high dosage of medicine intake? Thank you. Appreciate. S. (United Arab Emirates)
Answer: If your cycles are normally regular and you are sexually active, the possibility that you are pregnant is high. You have not said by how much your period is overdue. However, if it is more than a week, the best thing is to do a pregnancy test. Remember, not every woman gets early pregnancy symptoms. You might be one of those who don’t. Regarding the possible effect of acai berry supplement on your periods, it is not possible to say. The effect of this nutritional supplement on the menstrual cycle is not known, nor is the issue of a safe dose. With this product being unregulated, the effect on various body systems may remain unknown for some time. What is already known is that acai berry has high anti-oxidant activity with all the attendant benefit of this especially on the cardiovascular system. However, its claimed benefit in weight loss remains unproven.