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16 Weeks Pregnant
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
Yes: As long as some movement was seen, it is fine. ...Read more
Let your OB know:
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
No worries: The typical weight gain over the course of a pregnancy is 25 to 30 lbs. This can happen in a steady continuous fashion. Sometimes there a weeks of no weight gain followed by spurts of rapid gain. Babies take all the energy from mom they need to thrive - mom would have to starve severely and loosing weight, before it affects the baby. Having said that, pathologic conditions should be ruled out. ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant, it is safe for me to have a dog indoors as a pet? Even though he is shedding?
I am 16 weeks pregnant with my third child. I still have not felt the baby move should I be worried?
Soon: Some mom's feel quickening as early as 13 to 16 weeks. Others don't feel it until 18 to 20 weeks. In fact quickening can take up to 25 weeks for some. Discuss this with your OB at your next scheduled visit. Congratulations on the third baby! ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant and I haven't felt my baby move yet. I am worried because dr. Said I would feel him by now. Could it be something wrong?
Normal: Its normal not to feel the baby move until after 20 weeks. Best wishes! ...Read more
I am 16 weeks pregnant and so far I have lost 3 pounds in 5 days. I know my weight is supposed to fluctuate but is that normal? This makes 7 in a month
Depends: If you are losing weight and are nauseated and vomiting, you may be dehydrated and need IV fluids. Some women just don't feel like eating in the first half of pregnancy and lose weight even though they are not vomiting. This isn't known to harm baby. Most women will gain weight after 20 weeks. A good target is a pound a week. Best wishes! ...Read more
Is this on a test?: It depends on context & the units.154 iron could b the amount of iron in a product like a vitamin or other supplement or could b the amount of iron in ur blood if it was on a blood test. The test would generally show ur total iron, ferritin, &iron binding capacity&, if u r anemic, would b used2determine if it is due 2 iron deficiency. U expand ur blood volume by 50% in pregnancy requiring a lot of iron ...Read more
Most likely normal: The sensations a woman feels during early pregnancy range from a subtle tingling in the genital and lower abdominal areas to light cramping. This is most likely the pressure you're feeling. This can also happen in your breasts. These are normal. If they are painful or interfering with your everyday routine, then you should see a health care provider. ...Read more
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16-20 weeks: I assume it is your first baby. You will likely feel the first movements between 18-20 weeks (16-18 weeks if you have been pregnant before). ...Read more
Should be fine: The product is an over the counter lozenge for sore throats. Hard to imagine that a single lozenge would be a problem. ...Read more
No, but your OB..: No, but your treating OB MD might have your answer. ...Read more
Bronchitis: Please see a physician. It is not in any way normal to have a cold for a month. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
16 weeks pregnant and I've had a very good pregnancy so far! But. I don't "feel" pregnant! Is this normal?
I'm just over 16 weeks pregnant & have been experiencing mostly visual & audio hallucinations. Is this normal?
No - see doctor: Hallucinations can have medical causes as well as psychiatric. Please see your pcp, OB or go to ER for evaluation and guidance. Tell your family and have someone go with you to get help. Be safe and get yourself checked as soon as possible. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am 16 weeks pregnant with #3 and have not felt the baby move yet. I am 20 pounds overweight - could that be why? Or should I be worried?
Maybe, maybe not: Many women who have undergone prior pregnancies can detect fetal movement by 16 wks but some don't until later. ...Read more
Me and my wife both are diagonsed as minor beta thalassimia carrier. My wife is 16 weeks pregnant. What should be our next step and what are risks?
Prenatal diagnosis: There is a strong possibility (75%) that your child will have thalassemia. There is a good chance (50%) that it will be thalassemia minor, like what each of you have. There is a possibility that your child has inherited the thalassemia genes from both mom and dad. This will produce a more severe thalassemia. Prenatal diagnosis are possible. Talk to your OB gyn about this possibility. Good lu. ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant but I don't have appetite, I still force my self to eat as I don't get hungry. What could I do to start getting an appetite?
Prenatal workup: You should have had bloods tests done already. Speak to your Obstetrician (pregnancy dr) concerning these results. If you are not anaemic and your iron levels are good, take a multi vitamin with iron and Vtamin c in it. And then continue to force yourself to eat. Your appetite will return. ...Read more
In a way: Stress is more importantly affecting the mother, and anything that affects the mother, can in a way, affect the growing baby inside her. Stress can cause high blood pressure, which can be problematic during a pregnancy. I know it can hard and certainly stressful being pregnant in and of itself, so please discuss your stress with your dr. And get treated if need be. Best wishes. ...Read more