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gestational surrogacy at 43 better than risking own health?

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Dr. Armando E. Hernandez-Rey
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Not necessarily: The age of 43 is not a contraindication necessarily to pregnancy. However, if there are underlying medical problems or reproductive health issues then surrogates may be the best option.

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At what gestational age will my milk come in?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
3rd trimester: Most pregnant women will notice changes in their breasts early in pregnancy. Colostrum is produced starting toward the end of the second, or beginning of the third trimester (around 28 weeks gestation). Some moms will notice colostrum leaking from the breasts in the third trimester.
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What does it mean if my baby is measuring big for gestational age?

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Depends: The average woman is around 5 ft. 3 in tall. If you had two women, one who was 5 ft 10 in tall and another one who was 4ft 11 in tall, you would not say either of these women are abnormal, just outside the average. So a baby that measure big for gestational age is outside the average. What you need to know is by how much is the baby outside the range of average.
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Can measurements taken from an ultrasound lead to a wrong estimation of gestational age?

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Yes: An ultrasound done in the first trimester will be accurate to within a week of the due date. In fact don't think of it as a due date, but more as a due week as 90% of women will have their baby one week around their due date. Ultrasounds in the second and third trimester will be accurate to within 2-3 weeks of the due date.
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What is a multiple gestational pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
More than 1 baby: A multiple gestation pregnancy is a pregnancy with twins, triplets or in the octomom's case----eight. This is a just a medical term to distinguish between someone pregnant with one baby. That is called a singleton.
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Is it possible to use argatroban for gestational thrombocytopenia?

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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Agatroban: Agatroban is an anticoagulant. Its use in pregnancy and gestational thrombocytopenia is not well known or studied. It is a class b drug and may be used in pregnancy if medically necessary but under strict monitoring by the physician. It may cause excessive bleeding with gestational thrombocytopenia.

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