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Im 29 weeks pregnant, fetus too small?(2 lbs.) should I be worried? My 1st baby only weigh 5lb.10oz at 36 weeks?

Im 29 weeks pregnant, fetus too small?(2 lbs.) should I be worried? My 1st baby only weigh 5lb.10oz at 36 weeks?

Depends: There are two types of small babies. Some babies are constitutionally small because their parents are smaller people. If you had a previous small baby then maybe that is your situation again. Other times babies are small because there's a problem with the placenta. Sometimes this can be due to conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes your doctor knows best how concerning the smallness. ...Read more

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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 miscarried 5 weeks ago, I was 13 weeks pregnant, complete spontaneous abortion. I had a negative pregnancy test 2 weeks later. Can I be pregnant?

I miscarried 5 weeks ago, I was 13 weeks pregnant, complete spontaneous abortion. I had a negative pregnancy test 2 weeks later. Can I be pregnant?

No: Two weeks after a spontaneous abortion is too soon to be pregnant. If you are having unprotected sex and miss your period due in about 2-3 weeks, then you may wish to do a pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion 5 years ago (7 weeks preg) and a d&c 6 months ago (9 weeks preg) should I be concerned about incompetent cervix with my next?

I had a surgical abortion 5 years ago (7 weeks preg) and a d&c 6 months ago (9 weeks preg) should I be concerned about incompetent cervix with my next?

Unlikely : 2 procedures an early termination and d and c for miscarriage are unlikely to injure the cervix and make a woman more prone to cervical incompetence. No worries. ...Read more

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Had a miscarriage 5 weeks ago, hCG was at level 10 three weeks ago.. Im testing faint positive on hpt tests.. Am i pregnant again?

Had a miscarriage 5 weeks ago, hCG was at level 10 three weeks ago.. Im testing faint positive on hpt tests.. Am i pregnant again?

+HCG: Possibly. You need to go in to your doctor's office and have HCG levels drawn. That will help determine if this is a new pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant should I be showing?

I'm 13 weeks pregnant should I be showing?

No: Not unless you are extremely thin or having a multiple birth. ...Read more

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When should I schedule my first ob apt? im 37 years old and 4 weeks 5 days pregnant.

When should I schedule my first ob apt?  im 37 years old and 4 weeks 5 days pregnant.

Now: Why wait? Schedule it now so you can get established with a practice and have your baseline labs done and it may seem harsh, but as you are 37 years old, you are considered as a high risk pregnancy. Call up a local OB and schedule for your first visit. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is 13 weeks pregnant still classed as 1st trimester?

Is 13 weeks pregnant still classed as 1st trimester?

Yes: 40 total weeks; 3 trimesters of 13 weeks plus one extra week. Generally we break them at 14 wk, 28 wk. ...Read more

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If im 13 weeks and 2 days pregnant today, what date did i conceive?

If im 13 weeks and 2 days pregnant today, what date did i conceive?

2 wk after the start: Conception day is estimated to be 2 weeks after the start of the pregnancy. In this case, the estimated day would be 11 weeks and 2 days ago, if the dating ultrasound is estimating the start day as 13 weeks 2 days ago. In general, the exact day is unimportant (doesn't matter) and can be "plus or minus" one week. ...Read more

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Iud removed jan 11. Fell pregnant quickly. Babydied at 7 wks. Had surgery. 6 months later pregnant but miscarried. 44 yrs old - my chances of pregnant?

Iud removed jan 11. Fell pregnant quickly. Babydied at 7 wks. Had surgery. 6 months later pregnant but miscarried. 44 yrs old - my chances of pregnant?

Age: As women get older the probabilities of successful pregnancy diminish. See your gyn immediately and have an amh level done as well as fsh/e2 on day 3. These blood tests will help your doctor determine your odds of successful pregnancy outcomes. Don't delay. ...Read more

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C section 9 weeks ago.. began intercourse aft. six week pp check up.. cycle 2 weeks late.. negative pregnancy test..recheck or cycle just wacky?

C section 9 weeks ago.. began intercourse aft. six week pp check up.. cycle 2 weeks late.. negative pregnancy test..recheck or cycle just wacky?

Possibly normal: You did not mention if you are breast feeding or not. Cycles can be strange for up to 6 months after delivery and breastfeeding can have a major effect on your cycles. ...Read more

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Should i be worried my period lasts long (it's been 6 weeks), heavy flow. On pill before pregnancy for pcos. Breastfed 8 months, c-section baby.

Should i be worried my period lasts long (it's been 6 weeks), heavy flow. On pill before pregnancy for pcos. Breastfed 8 months, c-section baby.

Not normal: Please see your doctor to determine the cause and to stop the bleeding. You should supplement with iron tablets to help your body renew blood cells, but see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Period 8 days late. Lite cramps 2 wks ago, no sore breasts. 28 day cycle. Regular cycle. 6 negative pregnancy test. 32 yrs old. CONCERNED. Help?

Period 8 days late.  Lite cramps 2 wks ago, no sore breasts. 28 day cycle. Regular cycle. 6 negative pregnancy test. 32 yrs old.  CONCERNED. Help?

Hormonal imbalance: If you had sex since your last period, you may want to get a blood test for HCG level to rule out pregnancy. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Last period 9 weeks ago. Can't be pregnant. Usually regular. Need to get checked? Age 44. Started at age 13. Menopause?

Last period 9 weeks ago. Can't be pregnant. Usually regular. Need to get checked? Age 44. Started at age 13. Menopause?

No: Menopause is defined as no period for 12 months and is usually associated with other menopausal symptoms such as hotflashes. At age 44, menopause is possible, but there are other causes as well. Most commonly, women in their 40's start to experience irregular or absent ovulation that leads to irregular bleeding and skipped cycles. ...Read more

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I am currently 36 weeks pregnant, afi 22 cm, baby 6 lbs 15 oz at 33weeks, passed 3 hour glucose test, barely failed one hour, gestational diabetes or.?

I am currently 36 weeks pregnant, afi 22 cm, baby 6 lbs 15 oz at 33weeks, passed 3 hour glucose test, barely failed one hour, gestational diabetes or.?

Big baby: If your baby is symmetrically large, you may just have a big baby. If the abdominal circumference is large in relation to the rest of the baby, talk to your OB about the best method for delivery. ...Read more

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I am 13 days late with my periods, hCG level <1.2, checked 3 days back. Still no periods, am I pregnant? Meprate course taken for 6 days.

I am 13 days late with my periods, hCG level <1.2, checked 3 days back. Still no periods, am I pregnant?  Meprate course taken for 6 days.

Not pregnant: You probably did not ovulate and may need more meprate to withdraw bleed if you have not had a period in 3 months. If you have then just wait it out . You probably need to see a gynecologist to find out why you are not ovulating ...Read more

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Pregnancy I am 43 years old took 5 pregnancy tests all negative but my 10 days late?

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Pregnancy I am 43 years old took 5 pregnancy tests all negative but my 10 days late?

Trust the test: With 5 negative tests, it does not appear you are pregnant. Everyone can have an anovulatory month now and again in which their cycle is off. Stress, weight amd hormonal changes can cause this. If you don't return to your regular cycle pattern next month call your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 13 week pregnant last two days i can't feel my baby heart beat why?

I'm 13 week pregnant last two days i can't feel my baby heart beat why?

Quickening: Quickening is when you begin to feel your baby truly and this tends not to happen until 20wks. Movement prior to 20wks tends to be your bowels/intestines. It would strange to be able to feel your baby's heart beat at any gestational age. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks pregnant 28 years old, having hypothyroidism had TSH test today, now level is 11.41 , having 75 mcg from 6 weeks earlier TSH 4.87suggest?

I am 13 weeks pregnant 28 years old, having hypothyroidism had TSH test today, now level is 11.41 , having 75 mcg from 6 weeks earlier TSH 4.87suggest?

Increased replacemen: Make sure you're on brand name replacement and increase dose at 4-6 week intervals until lab normalizes. Your doctor can do this with you. ...Read more

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Im 13days late ,7days late last month and im slighty irregular ranging from 25-29 days I've taken two 2 negative pregnancy test. Could I be pregnant?

 Im 13days late ,7days late last month and im slighty irregular ranging from 25-29 days I've taken two 2 negative pregnancy test. Could I be pregnant?

Depends: If you did the test correctly at 13 days after missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Adco_Napamol during 13 weeks pregnancy?

Yes: Yes, the active ingredient is paracetamol or acetaminophen (Tylenol here in the US). You just need to follow the directions on the bottle/package. It is safe for the entirety of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can stress conflict and confrontation with someone affect my 13 weeks pregnancy?

Can stress conflict and confrontation with someone affect  my 13 weeks pregnancy?

Of course.: Pregnancy is a stressful time on you mentally and physically. There are a lot of hormonal changes. Additional stress and confrontation should be avoided as this may lead to unwanted side effects during pregnancy. If you are scared or frightened you or your baby may be injured, you should seek help and shelter immediately with family, friends. or local protection shelter for women. Best of luck ...Read more

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How accurate is a dating scan performed at 13 weeks pregnancy?

How accurate is a dating scan performed at 13 weeks pregnancy?

Should be ok: Dating ultrasound scans have good accuracy at 8-11 weeks, so one done at 13 weeks should still be reliable. Dates by ultrasound are always estimates. ...Read more

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Can a dating scan done at 13 weeks pregnancy be wrong by 2 weeks?

Can a dating scan done at 13 weeks pregnancy be wrong by 2 weeks?

Yes: The older the fetus, the larger the margin of error. The estimate is based on multiple factors, and is an average of indicators. This is probably a range of dates, and not really a concrete date. You really need to see all the indices. At 13 weeks, the crown-rump length can be off this much and still be within 2 standard deviations. ...Read more

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If ultrasound shows us beby girl gender in 13 weeks pregnancy, is that possible gender can change in 20 weeks pregnancy? Dr says depends on anatomy.

If ultrasound shows us beby girl gender in 13 weeks pregnancy, is that possible gender can change in 20 weeks pregnancy? 
Dr says depends on anatomy.

Gender determined: A baby does not change gender. If the baby is a girl it is a girl. If it is a boy it is boy. 13 weeks is early to determine the gender via sonogram. Most likely your doctor will recommend repeating the sonogram when the pregnancy is further along ...Read more

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Hi If ultrasound shows us beby girl gender in 13 weeks pregnancy, is that possible gender can change in 20 weeks pregnancy? Dr says depend on anatomy

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If ultrasound shows us beby girl gender in 13 weeks pregnancy, is that possible gender can change in 20 weeks pregnancy? 
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Gender won't change: The earlier it is in a pregnancy, the harder it is to determine. Since the gender is determined at conception (I think), it won't change. So, it's more like the radiologist/tech wasn't sure earlier, and became more sure later on. ...Read more

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How accurate is a transabdominal ultrasound done at 13 weeks pregnancy? Due date given was june 16th 2013 so when did i conceive?

How accurate is a transabdominal ultrasound done at 13 weeks pregnancy? Due date given was june 16th 2013 so when did i conceive?

11 weeks before: If the scan said you were 13 weeks that day, then 11 weeks before that day in general would be time of conception. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic ultrasound have to be transvaginal to show a 13 weeks pregnancy? Or can it be a normal pelvic ultrasound

Does a pelvic ultrasound have to be transvaginal to show a 13 weeks pregnancy? Or can it be a normal pelvic ultrasound

Depends: If your uterus is tilted backwards and your doctor wishes to do a detailed anatomy look specially at the nuchal translucency area, than a transvaginal ultrasound will give more details. If it is just to check heart beat or placenta or just of remeasuring growth than a normal pelvic ultrasound should suffice. Discuss with your doctor. Good Luck and have an easy pregnancy and childbirth. ...Read more

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What does it means when a doctor finds that a woman is bleeding through a urine exam test at and check up at 13 weeks of pregnancy?

What does it means when a doctor finds that a woman is bleeding through a urine exam test at and check up at 13 weeks of pregnancy?

Evaluation : Any bleeding during pregnancy should be promptly valuated by your doctor. There are many things that can cause this and an examination will be needed to narrow it down. ...Read more

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Im pregnant, Is it normal to weigh 120lbs at 13 weeks?

Im pregnant, Is it normal to weigh 120lbs at 13 weeks?

Depends on baseline.: It all depends on your baseline weight. The last guidelines reeled by the Institute of Medicine on weight gain during pregnancy are as follows: underweight women( BMI ...Read more

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant should I be showing?

No: Not unless you are extremely thin or having a multiple birth. ...Read more

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Am 13 weeks and 6days pregnant can I dye my hair?

Am 13 weeks and 6days pregnant can I dye my hair?

Yes: There is no evidence that hair dye used in hair dyes today has any effect on pregnancy. Pregnant hair dressers work with it all the time. I am an obstetrician and colored my hair during pregnancy...(he's 15 and as normal as any 15 year old boy... Not sure that's terribly reassuring! lol). ...Read more

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Is it safe to ride go karts? I'm 13 weeks pregnant.

Is it safe to ride go karts? I'm 13 weeks pregnant.

Below: Yes if you do not have an incident. No if you will But that is hard to predict Some studies suggest that 1/3 of women do have one miscarriage. My advice to patients during PG is not to do anything that they would regret doing if they have a miscarriage--then they will not "wish I had not done that" ...Read more

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13 weeks pregnant, can I take canesten oral capsule ?

13 weeks pregnant, can I take canesten oral capsule ?

No.: Do not take Clotrimazole in pregnancy (class c - animal side-effects noted). I cannot think why anyone would prescribe Clotrimazole in pregnancy - seek a second opinion for your condition. If you are talking about oral fluconazole, it may be taken as a one time 150 mg dose with appropriate counseling (fetal risks exist). Prefer topical treatment for yeast vaginitis! ...Read more

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to eat deer jerky?

I'm 13 weeks pregnant.  Is it safe to eat deer jerky?

Deer jerky: I do not know any reason you can not eat any food that has been cooked and processed correctly. ...Read more

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Hi i am 13 weeks pregnant. it safe to eat corned beef ?

 Hi i am 13 weeks pregnant. it safe to eat corned beef

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Yes (within reason): Corned beef has a large quantity of salt but it has less "chemicals" than most processed meats. Unless your on salt restriction (blood pressure or "swelling" problems a reasonable portion of corned beef is safe. Enjoy Be Well Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What can I expect taking methadone while 13 weeks pregnant?

What can I expect taking methadone while 13 weeks pregnant?

Fetal addiction: The dose you need to avoid withdrawal may increase as your pregnancy progresses. Your child will be addicted at birth and will have to detox in the nicu. Not the end of the world, but not how you'd hope he/she would start out life. ...Read more

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