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I am 10 weeks pregnant, saw heartbeat on ultrasound at 7 weeks, but other then sore breasts I don't feel pregnant at all. Could something be wrong?

I am 10 weeks pregnant, saw heartbeat on ultrasound at 7 weeks, but other then sore breasts I don't feel pregnant at all. Could something be wrong?

No: Different people have different symptoms during pregnancy, some people do not feel pregnant at all and that is normal. If you have any concerns, you should ask your OB to check the heartbeat of the baby which can be done at 10 weeks. ...Read more

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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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I heard my baby's heart beat at 10 weeks pregnant I am now 11 weeks what are the chances of miscarriage?

I heard my baby's heart beat at 10 weeks pregnant I am now 11 weeks what are the chances of miscarriage?

Fetal heart develop: The heart is the first organ to develop in the fetus. The critical period of heart development is 20 to 50 days. That being said 80 % of miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks. The fact that you are at 11 weeks is a good sign. ...Read more

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At my first doctors apt I heard my baby's heart beat with a Doppler in my lower abdomen does that mean I'm about 10 weeks pregnant?

At my first doctors apt I heard my baby's heart beat with a Doppler in my lower abdomen does that mean I'm about 10 weeks pregnant?

12 weeks: Usually you do not hear the HR with an external Doppler until 12 weeks because in most women that's when the uterus is above the pubic bone. That's a rule of thumb though, in some cases esp. If you are very thin you could hear it earlier. ...Read more

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I"m 10 weeks pregnant and really want to find out what I'm having. My baby's heartbeat was 185. What does that mean?

I"m 10 weeks pregnant and really want to find out what I'm having. My baby's heartbeat was 185. What does that mean?

Nothing: A firm determination of babies gender can be made with non invasive prenatal testing (NIPP} which takes mothers blood & finds rare fetal cells. It is commonly used for paternity testing but can be used for several issues. An ultrasound at 16-18 weeks is the most common method of gender study. Heart rates in fetuses vary over time and have nothing to do with gender. ...Read more

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Am 10 weeks pregnant, is it possible to hear the baby's heartbeat using a home doppler now?

Am 10 weeks pregnant, is it possible to hear the baby's heartbeat using a home doppler now?

Probably not: Even the frequency of doppler used in a medical office may not pick up a baby's heartbeat at ten weeks. Almost all can be heard by the 12th week. ...Read more

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Light spotting on and off last few weeks. I'm 10 weeks pregnant. 9 week ultrasound showed baby and I saw heartbeat. Should I be concerned?

Light spotting on and off last few weeks. I'm 10 weeks pregnant. 9 week ultrasound showed baby and I saw heartbeat. Should I be concerned?

Call your OB: To make sure of continued viability, and nothing in your vagina like no intercourse if u are spotting, and you should already be set up fro another us at 11 1/2 - 13 1/2 weeks which is the integrated screen us, light spotting can happen but not normal if it gets heavier or u start cramping. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant the scan at 7+4 I seen the heartbeat 158bpm, at 9+4 heartbeat 186bpm and a moving baby what is my chance of miscarriage?

I am 10 weeks pregnant the scan at 7+4 I seen the heartbeat 158bpm, at 9+4 heartbeat 186bpm and a moving baby what is my chance of miscarriage?

About 1%: A heart rate of 186 is a bit high but a single reading has little significance. Good you don't smoke. Take your prenatal vitamins. Avoid alcohol and drugs like cocaine. If you are a heavy coffee drinker you may consider easing up on caffeine a bit.

Good luck. ...Read more

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10 weeks pregnant with a subchorionic hematoma. Confirmed heartbeat. Can stressful situation such as death of a family cause bleeding or hurt baby.

10 weeks pregnant with a subchorionic hematoma. Confirmed heartbeat. Can stressful situation such as death of a family cause bleeding or hurt baby.

Chronic stress can: Lead to pregnancy complications, but it does not cause a subchorionic bleed in the first trimester. Especially since you have the added stress of having to wait to know the significance of the bleeding along with the normal grieving process, it would be wise to seek therapy pro-actively, so as not to develop chronic anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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10 weeks pregnant. Had 1 early miscarriage before 1 yr. Reports are ok, fetal heartbeat 168. dr. Said to have tidilan 10 thrice a day. Why? Plz help.

10 weeks pregnant. Had 1 early miscarriage before 1 yr. Reports are ok, fetal heartbeat 168. dr. Said to have tidilan 10 thrice a day. Why? Plz help.

Miscarriage: Poor progesterone production by the ovary may cause early miscarriage. At 10 weeks of pregnancy progesterone compounds are given until the placenta makes enough to sustain the pregnancy. This will not damage the pregnancy, so even if not "necessary" (if your ovary is already making enough) it is OK and you should not worry. ...Read more

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Can I take malaria tablets if I am 10 weeks pregnant?

Can I take malaria tablets if I am 10 weeks pregnant?

Maybe, maybe not: It depends on the specific drug. Some antimalarial medications should not be taken during pregnancy but some probably are OK. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant. Can I use Vicks for my headache.?

I am 10 weeks pregnant. Can I use Vicks for my headache.?

Ok but why?: Usually we wouldn't think of Vicks as being helpful for a headache. During pregnancy, it's fine to use tylenol (acetaminophen) for a headache. ...Read more

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At 8 to 10 weeks pregnant does the baby have a heartrate?

At 8 to 10 weeks pregnant does the baby have a heartrate?

Yes.: The heart starts beating by the 5th week of gestation and by 10 weeks there should be a heartbeat. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and baby's heartrate was 198 is this okay?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and baby's heartrate was 198 is this okay?

Baby heart rate: At 10 weeks rate is very variable and on higher side. It should be ok. ...Read more

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10 weeks pregnant and I have a toothache, what pain tabs can I take?

See a DDS ASAP: Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care or treatment. Dental local anesthesia and treatment are safe and essential during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant is it normal to bleed a little at this stage?

I am 10 weeks pregnant is it normal to bleed a little at this stage?

Not uncommon: Spotting in early pregnancy is not uncommon. At 10 weeks often the heartbeat can be heard and it always can be seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is there any way to predict gender of the baby! I'm 10 weeks pregnant :)?

Is there any way to predict gender of the baby! I'm 10 weeks pregnant :)?

No: There is no way to predict the sex. Everything you read about is right 50% of the time so those old wives tales persist. Heart rate etc do not predict the gender. ...Read more

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I'm nearly 10 weeks pregnant and I don't feel sick anymore, is that normal?

I'm nearly 10 weeks pregnant and I don't feel sick anymore, is that normal?

Yes...: What is "normal" about pregnancy is there really are no normals. Every pregnancy is different. Some women are sick the entire time; some never/rarely feel sick at all. Yes, as you get towards the end of the first trimester, it is common for the nausea to decrease. The cause of nausea during pregnancy isn't known; however, it is thought to be due to the huge increases in hormones. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant and sex has become really uncomfortable. Is this normal?

I am 10 weeks pregnant and sex has become really uncomfortable. Is this normal?

Intercourse: Painful intercourse during pregnancy is reported by some patients although most find that they can continue to enjoy intercourse throughout. If it is uncomfortable for you then you may choose to avoid it for now. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant with a very bad cold, what OTC medications are safe to take?

I am 10 weeks pregnant with a very bad cold, what OTC medications are safe to take?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Rest as needed. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant, is it normal to not feel nauseous and other days feel nauseous?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant, is it normal to not feel nauseous and other days feel nauseous?

Early pregnancy: Every women feels differently during pregnancy. Some women are more nauseous than others. Your symptoms sound very normal. ...Read more

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Just found out I have herpes and I'm 10 weeks pregnant will I still be able to have my baby?

Just found out I have herpes and I'm 10 weeks pregnant will I still be able to have my baby?

Yes you will: Your infection can be treated with Acyclovir during pregnancy and if you still have active lesions at time of delivery. Your baby can be delivered by cesarian section
talk to your doctors about your options. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and I want to know what OTC drugs are not safe for me to take right now?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and I want to know what OTC drugs are not safe for me to take right now?

Otc meds: Congrats to you! I'd strongly suggest avoiding as many meds as possible. While we have a lot of research on a lot of drugs we are not certain on them all. I suggest you ask this at your Ob appointment. Meds to avoid include alcohol, anti inflammatory meds, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at this point in your pregnancy. Meds to ensure you're taking include your prenatal vitamins and iron. ...Read more

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10 weeks pregnant and vomitting 1 to 2 times a day anything else other than crackers can help?

10 weeks pregnant and vomitting 1 to 2 times a day anything else other than crackers can help?

Try cola syrup: While you are waiting for OB dr's appt., can try cola syrup (it's sold over the counter, and has "calmative" properties)--the pharmacist can point it out. Other antinausea meds are commonly used in vomiting-in-pregnancy, but should be with your ob's guidance. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant what should I expect this week? I'm really bloated and can't stop eating!

I'm 10 weeks pregnant what should I expect this week? I'm really bloated and can't stop eating!

Not much change yet: At 10 weeks the bloating and hunger can continue through the first trimester and maybe the entire pregnancy, but usually gets better after 12-14 weeks. Eat small frequent meals as this can help with the nausea too. Some women also experience excess salivation at htis point that can be associated with a slight metallic taste. Hang in there... Second trimester is usually easier. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant and didn't know I had been drinking before and stopped will my baby be ok?

Time will tell: There is no way to know for sure, and it depends on how much you were drinking. One or two drinks occasionally might be lower risk. The important thing is that you have stopped now and that is great. You can't change the past, move forward, seeking good prenatal care and keeping healthy. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and losing weight. I'm back down to what I was before I got pregnant. What could be wrong?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and losing weight. I'm back down to what I was before I got pregnant. What could be wrong?

Maybe nothing: If you are not experiencing vomiting and dehydration then the first trimester @ 10 weeks typically does not normally include substantial weight gain. If you are vomiting, please drink plenty of fluids and notify your ob. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and today I have a brownish discharge should I get nervous its little though what should I do?

Relax a little bit: Bleeding (even light spotting) during pregnancy is never normal but is often not a sign of a serious problem. If you recently had intercourse that could be the cause. If you have already had a pregnancy ultrasound that was normal, it is unlikely to be a sign of miscarriage. Call your OB office for advise specific to your case. ...Read more