Doctor Q&A for Dr. Phillip Shubert

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes--it is possible: Being 4cm dilated and 80% effaced is a good place to start an induction all things being equal. It is worth noting that fetal station may also play a ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Doctors go by weeks: The due date is based on 40 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period. So extrapolating out, the full gestation of a pregnancy is actual ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not normal: The immediate concern with liquid diarrhea is dehydration. Thus, drink plenty of liquid. Many GI disturbances are viral in nature and run their course ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Could be a problem: Loss of fluid in the third trimester could be serious. If it is due to ROM then this increases your risk of infection which could be dangerous to you ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Highly suggestive: Your presentation is suggestive of a loss of cervical integrity. The regression back to 2cm occurred because the bag of water broke. PPROM at 21weeks ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Take a test: Cramping and diarrhea are not diagnostic of pregnancy. It is best to take a home pregnancy test if you believe you might be pregnant.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not clear: Sore, hard, veiny breasts can be caused by conditions other than pregnancy. Watching for nipple discharge is important. Regardless, if this condition ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Hard to say: The bleeding and cramping are of concern. The clots are not particularly significant, merely the result of accumulated blood in the vagina. I would su ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Certainly possible: Anytime one engages in unprotected intercourse, pregnancy is possible. If one engages in sex mid cycle, then it is technically more likely since it is ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Shubert
36 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Sex is normal: As long as you have no complicating factors with your pregnancy, sex is ok during pregnancy. If however, you have had bleeding, preterm labor or prema ... Read More
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