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Doctor insights on: 1 Trimester Of Pregnancy Symptoms

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Not usually: Generally, the best ultrasound for dating is an early first trimester ultrasound. It is unlikely to be off by that much from where the actual pregnancy dates are, but it might be off from your menstrually calculated due date due to issues with when your last period was. ...Read more

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If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

Math: There is a margin of error in everything is life. In sonography the margin exists because of the mathematics involved in measuring a fetus and then applying those measurement to standardized algorithms that establish the gestational age. The further along the wider the margin or error as one fetus begins to individualize. ...Read more

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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Suffering from constipation in first trimister of pregnancy is this normal?

Suffering from constipation in first trimister of pregnancy is this normal?

Very common: Most pregnant women get constipated at some time during their pregnancy. Make sure you are drinking enough water. Increase your fiber intake. If those interventions don't help, talk to you obgyn about a stool softener. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it normal to get cramps in the first tirmester of pregnancy?

I was wondering is it normal to get cramps in the first tirmester of pregnancy?

Yes: Your uterus is stretching as the baby grows, and cramping is a normal response to this. However, if you are having cramping that is worse than menstrual cramps, or if the cramping is accompanied by bleeding, you need to be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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What should I do with constipation that occaring during the first trimenster of pregnancy?

Constipation: Drink lots of water, increase the fiber in your diet with things like apples and green leafy vegetables, exercise if your doctor says ok. There is also a product called docusate sodium ( colace) that you can ask your doctor about. Some of the prenatals on the market even include this as the vitamins can cause constipation. This is a common complaint amongst pregnant patients. ...Read more

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I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, i can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

I'm in my second trimester and since the beginging of my prgnancy, i can't stop spitting. What can I do to stop this please?

Annoying!: Ptyalism or excess saliva is common during pregnancy. Try eating dry plain crackers, chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sunflower seeds or sugar free mints . Stay well hydrated. This too shall pass! ...Read more

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I'm over weight and I'm 18 years old.. and this is my first tremister of pregnancy. I feel so weak in mornings and evenings. .and why do I feel sleepy?

Normal: it is normal to feel tired and sleepy in the first trimester.Being overweight make put you at a risk for developing gestational diabetes so eat healthy and try to not gain excessive weight. ...Read more

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First trimeser of pregnancy extremely tired, nauseated, and light headed aftrr standing. Anything to help this?

First trimeser of pregnancy extremely tired, nauseated, and light headed aftrr standing. Anything to help this?

1st trimester: Tends to improve after once you reach 14 weeks (2nd trimester). Keep hydrated, make sure you eat, and rest. Let you ob/gyn know, in case he or she needs to order any test. ...Read more

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How much walking is safe in pregnency at 2nd trimister?

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How much walking is safe in pregnency at 2nd trimister?

Generally safe.: Unless advised by the doctor not to for some high risk issue with the pregnancy, walking is generally healthy and safe - pregnant or otherwise. Hope this helps. Ask your OB since she or he knows your medical background. Best of luck! ...Read more