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Does the mother feel the baby's kicks in 11/12 weeks pregnancy?

No: Most mom's who have been pregnant before can pick this up at about 16 wks. Most first timers don't pick it up until later (20 wks). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Hi doctor im pregnant now for 12 weeks can i take elevit prenatal tablet now?

Hi doctor im pregnant now for 12 weeks can i take elevit prenatal tablet now?

Certainly: It is best to start taking prenatal vitamins even before pregnancy, then to continue them throughout the pregnancy. But it is never to late and it is always safe to take prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. ...Read more

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At 12 weeks pregnant, can I eat whatever I want and still have a healthy pregnancy. I have heard pre-natal vitamins were enough. Please advise. ?

At 12 weeks pregnant, can I eat whatever I want and still have a healthy pregnancy. I have heard pre-natal vitamins were enough. Please advise.  ?

Likely not: When you are pregnant you are eating for 2 persons, yourself and your baby. Eating a proper and healthy diet is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Poor beating habits may lead to excessive or poor fetal growth among other things. Have your doctor advise you or refer you to a nutritionist for diet counseling. ...Read more

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Does noninvasive prenatal testing(cfDNA )capture baby's genetic defects?Is amniocentesis better for more accurate results? Im 31&12 weeks pregnant.

Does noninvasive prenatal testing(cfDNA )capture baby's genetic defects?Is amniocentesis better for more accurate results? Im 31&12 weeks pregnant.

Some and yes: The cf-DNA can detect many genetic anomalies but it is not 100% and when positive is usually confirmed by an amniocentesis for a full karyotype. The amniocentesis is the gold standard for detecting genetic anomalies . Sampling of the placental tissue _ ie: chorionic villus sampling would be comparable to an amniocentesis and can be performed earlier in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am in 12 weeks pregnancy. These few days i feel cramp like diarrhea when i was sleeping at night! is it a problem to have this?

I am in 12 weeks pregnancy. These few days i feel cramp like diarrhea when i was sleeping at night! is it a problem to have this?

May be normal: It can be normal to feel some uterine cramping at times, which can feel like bowel pain ( episodes of diarrhea, constipation, gas pains). ...Read more

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I am 12 weeks 2 days pregnant. I have an appointment next Thurs (12/11) for NT testing and ultrasound. Will I be able to find out the sex? Thanks

I am 12 weeks 2 days pregnant. I have an appointment next Thurs (12/11) for NT testing and ultrasound. Will I be able to find out the sex? Thanks

Maybe: if baby is real cooperative and ultrasonographer is lucky you may be able to see, but that early it is hard. It is easier to see at 16-22 weeks. Have fun seeing your baby. ...Read more

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I am 12 weeks 5 days pregnant and symptoms have disappeared?

I am 12 weeks 5 days pregnant and symptoms have disappeared?

Which ones?: Nausea and sickness frequently pass! growth and fullness persist. Movement usually occur at five months. Concerns- see obgyn. ...Read more

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I'm 9weeks and 4days pregnant, my baby doesn't have a heartbeat, could the heartbeat come around 12 weeks or something ? I really want a healthy baby.

WHAT DID YOUR OB SAY: If u are really 9 weeks and 4 days the ultrasound should have shown a htbeat ( u can see ht beat by 6 1/2 - 7 weeks) u have a missed ab- non viable pregnancy, if u have no sxs u could repeat the us in 1 week at the most to confirm but I am sure your OB had to already tell you all of this. ...Read more

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12 weeks pregnant can i find out gender yet?

12 weeks pregnant can i find out gender yet?

Wait: There is a higher degree of false readings at 12 weeks than 16-19 weeks for gender determination. Some sonographers state that they are able to correctly identify gender at this age but most tend to wait to give a definitive answer. ...Read more

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I want to know about 12 weeks pregnant week by week?

I want to know about 12 weeks pregnant week by week?

Please obtain preg : Book acog publishes an excellent one or ask your personal OB which one they rec, and any specific ?S you have should always be asked to your OB doc, your ? Is way too long and non specific to answer here. ...Read more

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Is this medication safe to use at 12 weeks pregnant ?

Is this medication safe to use at 12 weeks pregnant ?

What med: Please clarify babychal - don't know what medication you are asking about. ...Read more

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Can you have beef jerky in first 12 weeks of pregnancy?

Yes, but : It's not the healthiest of foods, so please make sure to eat a balanced diet as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pregnancy week by week 12 weeks?

What are the symptoms of pregnancy week by week 12 weeks?

12 weeks: At week 12 you may feel tired, occasionally feel dizzy or faint, have an expanded waist line, pass gas, have a more sensitive sense of smell, have an increase in saliva and experience headaches. Urinary frequency may lessen. Two good resources follow. One is a website and the other is a book.1. http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/week-by-week/ 2. "what to expect when you are expecting". ...Read more

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Is it normal for a woman to be sexual 10 12 weeks in pregnancy?

Yes: It is normal as as long as you are not having any problems with your pregnancy you can have normal sex. ...Read more

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12 weeks pregnant can`t keep food down. Could that affect my baby?

12 weeks pregnant can`t keep food down. Could that affect my baby?

No: Unless you are severely dehydrated resulting in major electrolyte imbalances you should be fine. Take the medications suggested by your doctor to help combat your symptoms. In one week you should start to feel better. ...Read more