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I am 16 weeks pregnant, nausea and most other discomforts have faded, however i seem to still be loosing weight although i try to eat...Is it normal?

I am 16 weeks pregnant, nausea and most other discomforts have faded, however i seem to still be loosing weight although i try to eat...Is it normal?

It is not: Uncommon, particularly early in pregnancy with a lot of nausea, but should be discussed in detail w/your ob-gyn and nutritional counseling with a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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In 16 weeks pregnancy how to make sure all's fine with baby?

In 16 weeks pregnancy how to make sure all's fine with baby?

Basics: A well balanced diet & prenatal vitamins, adequate rest, regular exercise & prenatal care all aid a successful pregnancy. Avoiding toxic exposures like alcohol, nicotine & a variety of medications is also important.Even the best planned & monitored pregnancy can develop complications. Having a good communication with the OB will assist early recognition of problems & response if they occur. ...Read more

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Can a home pregnancy test work on a 16 weeks pregnancy? Or it has a "expired date"?

Can a home pregnancy test work on a 16 weeks pregnancy? Or it has a "expired date"?

Yes ; maybe: 16 weeks is more than long enough for hpt to be positive. If the test is beyond its expiration date cannot rely on its answer completely. If in doubt, see your ob/gyn for testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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How accurate is ultrasound at 16 weeks pregnancy for gender detection if baby cooperate. Is it 80% or 85% or 95%. Based on experience and medical papers?

How accurate is ultrasound at 16 weeks pregnancy for gender detection if baby cooperate. Is it 80% or 85% or 95%. Based on experience and medical papers?

Depends on fetus: 16 weeks is quite early, and there is never a guarantee. If the fetus spreads it's legs and is in the right position for the us technologist, it can be very easy to tell the gender. If the fetus does not cooperate, then the accuracy goes down, to just guessing or flipping a coin (50%). It is easier to tell at 20 weeks or so (everything is bigger). Ask the tech how confident they are. ...Read more

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Almost clear watery discharge with no milky substance at 16 weeks pregnancy. once so far. amount enough to soak a panty liner. should I be concerned?

Almost clear watery discharge with no milky substance at 16 weeks pregnancy. once so far. amount enough to soak a panty liner. should I be concerned?

See a Doctor: Clear watery discharge during pregnancy may be related to urinary leakage. However, it is possible to leak amniotic fluid even at 16 weeks. It is best to see a doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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I'm 16 weeks and I have no appetite and keep losing weight. Should i be concerned?

I'm 16 weeks and I have no appetite and keep losing weight. Should i be concerned?

Discuss with doctor: At 16 weeks weight gain should be kept to a minimum. Ask your doctor if you are on track or underweight. One must know where you are starting from to know if this is ok. ...Read more

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I am in trouble my wife is 2 months pregnent. The problen she is losing weight coz she is not eating at all?

I am in trouble my wife is 2 months pregnent. The problen she is losing weight coz she is not eating at all?

See the doctor : Has she told her obstetrician or midwife? Morning sickness, which is actually often all day sickness, can be pretty severe at times. If she can't even keep adequate fluids down , she will need IV fluids. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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