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Doctor insights on: 16 Weeks Pregnant With Triplets

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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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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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Is it normal to have spotting at 8 weeks pregnant with triplets? If so how much would be considered normal? Is there any way to help ease it?

Is it normal to have spotting at 8 weeks pregnant with triplets? If so how much would be considered normal? Is there any way to help ease it?

Call your doctor: Triplets are a high-risk pregnancy even un the 1st trimester. One cannot guess if bleeding is worrisome or not, you should contact your OB doctor or fertility doctor promptly. Good wishes. ...Read more

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9 weeks pregnant with triplets and bp is 158/92 is this okay. Head is hurting a little?

9 weeks pregnant with triplets and bp is 158/92 is this okay. Head is hurting a little?

Elevated reading: I would take it again. That is an elevated blood pressure reading. So, it isn't normal. Please let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I am nine weeks pregnant with triplets, will i and at what point will i need to be on complete bed rest?

I am nine weeks pregnant with triplets, will i and at what point will i need to be on complete bed rest?

Triplets: Triplets are considered a high risk pregnancy. Whether bed rest is indicated is generally determined by your healthcare team based on your history, exam, sonogram, labs, and testing. ...Read more

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If I have a short cervix 1.5cm at 29 weeks pregnant with triplets when can I deliver?

If I have a short cervix 1.5cm at 29 weeks pregnant with triplets when can I deliver?

Anytime: You are at high risk for early delivery. Make sure you are following your doctors instructions. ...Read more

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How would you know if you were pregnant with triplets?

How would you know if you were pregnant with triplets?

Get an Ultra Sound: You need to see a doctor for an examination and an ultrasound ordered appropriately will let you know if you have triplets. ...Read more

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What are the complications of having triplets during pregnancy?

What are the complications of having triplets during pregnancy?

Prematurity: Anytime the uterus is shared by multiple fetuses, it is hard for the uterus to keep them contained! Besides being born prematurely, the infants may steal nutrients from each other via the placenta. Depending on whether they are in one amniotic sac or not, they may get their cords tangled. Sometimes an infant may be forced into a breech position because of overcrowding. ...Read more

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Why is it hard for women to lose weight after a triplet pregnancy?

Depends: If the triplets were from fertility treatments - then those treatments do cause some issues with weight loss- either way the hormonal changes and usually the lack of any routine with eating well and exercising makes losing especially difficult after having 1 child - then triple all that with 3! good luck! ! ! ...Read more

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We found out I am 8 weeks (tmrw) pregnant with triplets, our dr highly advises against moving forward with 3. How likely are long term disabilities?

Here's another : Article that gives you an overview: http://www.Comtecmed.Com/cogi/cogi5/abstracts/blickstein_triplets.Doc. Again, contributing factors include greater risk of episodes of decreased oxygen to the brain of one or more fetuses, premature delivery & the chance that one fetus may have intrauterine growth restriction. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to breathe during triplet pregnancy?

Why is it so hard to breathe during triplet pregnancy?

Massive comprssion!: Your triplets are usually all of the available space in their "room"(your uterus) and pushing up and compressing your diaphragm(breathing muscle) so that it is difficult to expand it downward into your abdomen when you are taking a breath. ...Read more

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Fertility drug how effective to get pregnant with twins or triplets?

Fertility drug how effective to get pregnant with twins or triplets?

Increased risk for!: All fertility drugs and assisted reproductive technologies lead to increased risk for multifetal pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc). Without stimulation, most populations have a ~1% risk for multiples. After art or fertility drugs, this risk is between 3-15%, depending on your center's protocols, your condition, chance and choices. ...Read more

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I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

Yes: Most will end up in labor earlier and deliver by urgent C-section, but some get lucky. I had one mom carry to 37 wks with triplets & all did well. Just make sure you maintain good communication with your delivery team so they can work with you to get as far as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Neeraj Gupta
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Triplets (Definition)

Triplets are siblings resulting from one pregnancy that carried ...Read more