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17 Weeks Pregnant
The internet exists: You have every tool available to answer all of your questions about pregnancy at your fingertips. It sounds like you have not discovered the conception calculators yet. This is a tool that will answer every possible question about your pregnancy dating that you could possibly have: http://www. Babymed. Com/conception-calculator ...Read more
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
Being Pregnant: There is no reason for any pregnant female to not have these answers at the tips of her fingers. The internet exists. All data about your pregnancy is available through the tools online. You may be interested to know everything about dates in your pregnancy can be learned or confirmed with a conception calculator. I recommend this one: http://www. Babymed. Com/conception-calculator. ...Read more
Toxins & pregnancy: I wouldn't use it if I were you. It contains an ingredient "methylisothiazolinone" which is a known toxin. See: http://www. Ewg. Org/research/healthy-home-tips/tip-1-know-ingredients-your-personal-care-products ...Read more
Baby Position: At 17 weeks the baby can be in any position. There is still plenty of room to move around. Don't worry about it. It's actually a good thing that the baby is in position already. ...Read more
Yes: Weight gain early in pregnancy is not and should not be the issue so many people want to make it into. As long as you are eating regularly, taking in good quality food in reasonable quantities and taking a multivitamin (prenatal), I would not worry about weight gain. On the other hand, if you are not eating for whatever reason, that needs to change. If it's nausea, seek your obgyn's help. ...Read more
Nope!: All is well - most women begin feeling quickening after 20 weeks. Enjoy the second trimester! ...Read more
My wife 29yrs/5'3''/90lbs is 17 weeks pregnant and she gained only a pound of weight in last 3 weeks. Should I be concerned?
I am 17 weeks pregnant and have had awful sickness, up to 7 + times a day, haven't slept in over 48 hours, what can I do?
Call your doctor!!: You are likely becoming very dehydrated...If not already! dehydration in pregnancy will make many types of illnesses, much more difficult to recover from. Call your doctor to discuss your symptoms in detail. They may recommend an evaluation at the hospital or possibly call in medications they help you get sleep and help you hold down fluids. Fyi. Babies tolerate these episodes extremely well! ...Read more
I found out that I were 17 weeks pregnant last year October 2016, I had my baby April 16th 2017. What date exactly did I get pregnant?
I am 39 years old, I am 17 weeks pregnant now. At 14 weeks I took maternit21 and it was positive for trisomy21. What are my chances of faulse positive?
Cell-free fetal DNA: (cffDNA) circulates freely in the maternal bloodstream from 7 weeks gestation till ~ 2 hours after delivery. Multiple methods are used to test it for a variety of genetic disorders, including aneuploidies, disorders with abnormal #'s of chromosomes. Though both sensitivity & specificity of MaterniT21 testing are quite high, you should have been offered definitive invasive genetic testing. ...Read more
No: As a new Mom to be, it is imperative to remember that you house a budding new human being and putting that human being at risk for injury is unwise. As OB MD;s, we even strongly advise pregnant women to wear seat belt restraints in their personal vehicles to avoid injury to a fetus, and go karts do not have any restraints in case of accidents. ...Read more
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Not too early: Now is just about the right time. By 17 weeks, a good ultrasound should be able to determine the baby's gender. Usually, I schedule the ultrasound closer to 20 weeks to allow time for all of the organs to be fully formed so the answer will be very clear. Earlier than that, it is still possible that it will be too early to tell. ...Read more
Body adjustment..: Your body will adjust as your abdomen starts growing. If you suffer of back problems discuss this with your Obstetrician in order to create a plan for physical therapy and strengthening exercises to improve your back strength as needed and is safe for a pregnant woman. ...Read more
Yes: Unless you have a very aggressive massage, it should not affect the baby at all. Keep the massage away from the abdomen and uterus. Lay on your back or if you want to lay on your front, use pillows above and below your belly to keep the pressure off the belly. Avoid anything extreme such as heat, cold, etc. ...Read more
Knowledge is power: Discuss your fears about amniocentesis with your obstetrician and find out all the pros and cons of the procedure. Try also to find out all you can about it on your own so you will be better informed to ask the right questions or seek further clarification on the subject from your obstetrician. Good luck. ...Read more
See your doctor: With pregnancy it is very important that any infections be treated promptly to reduce/avoid any complications. Please see your doctor for evaluation and care. Our goal is to have a healthy mother/baby and a problem- free pregnancy. Hope all goes well for you. Take care. ...Read more