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18 weeks pregnant?

18 weeks pregnant?

Interesting: At 18 weeks after the last normal period, a pregnancy is almost halfway along. It's the time to schedule a targeted ultrasound. Also it is the point to ask about risk factors and learn what to expect. At each visit OB will assess if diet and weight gain are appropriate. Fetal movement should be felt often by this point. If you have a specific questions, please ask so we can answer. ...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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Is 100 BPM at 18 weeks pregnant to low?

Is 100 BPM at 18 weeks pregnant to low?

Outside of normal: The range of fetal heart beats is usually 120-160. If 100 is the consistent number I would be looking for why. ...Read more

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How big is your sac at 18 weeks pregnant?

How big is your sac at 18 weeks pregnant?

Can't Measure: We do not measure gestational sac size at 18 weeks. Routine measurements at 18 weeks are biparietal diameter (bpd) head circumference (hc), abdominal circumference (ac), and femur length (fl). Gestational sac size is not measured after 9 weeks when it averages about 33mms. Typically, the size of the pregnant uterus should be about an inch below the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Use of mosquito coils safe? 18 weeks pregnant

Use of mosquito coils safe? 18 weeks pregnant

Probably ok: Its probably safer than getting a bunch of mosquito bites and taking a chance on getting something like west nile virus. I've not heard of any issues of women exposed to the coils. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant how many months not to sure?

18 weeks pregnant how many months not to sure?

Think in weeks: We discuss everything about pregnancy in terms of weeks as it is much more precise than months. A pregnancy is 40 weeks (10 months) long from the first day of your last period to your due date. Most people don't find out until they're late for period or about 4-5 weeks along. I'd recommend you try to think in terms of weeks as that's how your provider will discuss your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant when should I feel the baby move?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant when should I feel the baby move?

You can: For primigravida the time frame for baby's movements ~ 18-20 weeks on average, and earlier for multigravida ~ 16-18 weeks. ...Read more

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Want to know what happens after 18 weeks pregnant week by week?

Want to know what happens after 18 weeks pregnant week by week?

Please obtain: A pregnancy book there are many acog publishes a good one or ask your personal OB doc which one he or she rec., your? Is way too long to answer here, and any specific? >s you have, should be asked to your ob. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant and barely showing should I be concerned?

Not showing: It largely depends on body build when you will show. Lighter, thinner people show early; medium or large build people tend to show later. If you're not showing after 20 weeks, i'd be concerned enough to get an ultrasound to assess for development. ...Read more

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Could I be 18 weeks pregnant and it not show up on a pregnantsy test?

Could I be 18 weeks pregnant and it not show up on a pregnantsy test?

No: If you are pregnant a pregnancy test will be postive. It is possible to have symptoms of pregnancy without being pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant thursday will make it 19 when will I feel the kick please?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant thursday will make it 19 when will I feel the kick please?

What did your OB say: You need to be able to ask your OB questions like this, normal time to feel movement of 1st baby is 20-22 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant, can I still lie on my back? I try to lie on my side but I wake up on my back, thank you

I'm 18 weeks pregnant, can I still lie on my back? I try to lie on my side but I wake up on my back, thank you

It's OK to lie flat: On ur back occasionally when ur pregnant however doing it frequently may harm the fetus. D heavy weight of ur uterus will compress on the aorta/d big artery in ur abdomen thus impairing the return of blood to d heart ; back to d circulation ; into ur womb and fetus. Learn how to lie on ur side. It's good4romance too. Joke! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/baby/features/sleep-soundly-during-pregnancy? Page=1. ...Read more

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This thursday will make me 18 weeks pregnant how many months is that and how many weeks will I start to show please?

Soon: Let's see- 4 weeks to a month-18 weeks- 18 divided by 4= 41/2 months pregnant!
you should start showing very soon depending on your body shape, weight, etc. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I ate mortadella 3 times. Is it really dangerous on my baby? How do I know it affected my baby?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I ate mortadella 3 times. Is it really dangerous on my baby? How do I know it affected my baby?

.: There is a risk of infection with meat that has not been fully cooked. Especially when you are pregnant. But now that it is done, if you don't have any symptoms and try to be away from unpasteurized milk and undercooked meat and cold cuts in the future. ...Read more

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I had an outrasound scan done yesterday and it said I'm 18 weeks pregnant. It also said the feutus weight is 216 grams. Is the feutus not unerweight?

I had an outrasound scan done yesterday and it said I'm 18 weeks pregnant. It also said the feutus weight is 216 grams. Is the feutus not unerweight?

18 wk fetal wt: A fetus of 18 weeks by ultrasound can weigh in the range you describe. Your ob provider would have told you if the size of the fetus was appropriate for the number of weeks pregnant. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant.. I was sitting down on the floor and started seeing stars... only lasted for a couple minutes and I feel fine.... is this normal?

18 weeks pregnant.. I was sitting down on the floor and started seeing stars... only lasted for a couple minutes and I feel fine.... is this normal?

Common: Your blood vessels dilate in pregnancy and so blood tends to pool and venous return can be decreased by sitting in some positions or standing quickly. Your body jus takes a bit of time to compensate. This may become more pronounced as your uterus enlarges. Give your body time to adjust to position changes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant ate an entire bag of corn tortilla chips (I know, unhealthy) but guaranteed fresh date was a week ago. I didn't know until I ate them. Will this hurt my baby?

I am 18 weeks pregnant ate an entire bag of corn tortilla chips (I know, unhealthy) but guaranteed fresh date was a week ago. I didn't know until I ate them. Will this hurt my baby?

No: It would be very unusual for your sutuatiuon to do harm to your baby. Especially if the chips were sealed until you opened them. Make sure you re on a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid) and you are not a smoker. Good luck ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant and very hungry what to do?

Eat healthy: Watch your carbs and calories, your OB can refer you to a dietician to discuss and make improvements in your diet. ...Read more

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Is there weight restriction when your 18 weeks pregnant?

Is there weight restriction when your 18 weeks pregnant?

Weight gain pregnanc: These are the weight gain recomendations based of bmi (body mass index):
if you were underweight before pregnancy:
total weight gain : 28-40 lb
normal weight: 25-35 lb
overweight: 15-25 lb
obese before pregnancy: 11-20 lb
to know your bmi find a bmi calculator online. ...Read more

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I have lower back pains I'm 18 weeks pregnant is that normal!

I have lower back pains I'm 18 weeks pregnant is that normal!

Pregnancy: Yes as the uterus and baby grows low back pain and sciatica are possible. Strengthing your core would be helpful as well as stretching. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and have only gained about 5 pounds, is this healthy?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant and have only gained about 5 pounds, is this healthy?

Probably...: Weight gain during pregnancy is more pronounced during the second half of the pregnancy. Recommended weight gain varies depending on your pre-pregnancy weight. Make sure that you are following with your OB for all your prenatal appointments - they will check your weight at every appointment and let you know if they have any concerns. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and working night shifts, should I continue to do so?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant and working night shifts, should I continue to do so?

No harm: It depends on your ability to tolerate the work. The night shift per se is not a contraindication during pregnancy. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor to ensure your and your baby's good health.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant pork chop been frozen but it expired 2days ago can I still eat it?

18 weeks pregnant pork chop been frozen but it expired 2days ago can I still eat it?

Yes: The date is a freshness date and not expiration. It refers to the quality of enjoying the product. If the date refers to an unfrozen product, then freezing would extend its freshness. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant and think I've been around a child with fifths disease. What should I do. Will my baby be hurt?

I am 18 weeks pregnant and think I've been around a child with fifths disease. What should I do. Will my baby be hurt?

Depends on situation: Most of us have 5ths during childhood & develop lifelong immunity. If you did, you have nothing to worry about. If you were only exposed to the case after the kid had a rash, the kid was no longer contagious. If exposed in the days before the rash you may develop 5ths & it can hurt a fetus. There is no treatment available but close contact with OB is advised. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and sometimes I barely feel my baby move most ppl tell me its normal and not to worry so much but I have no other choice?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant and sometimes I barely feel my baby move most ppl tell me its normal and not to worry so much but I have no other choice?

Fetal movement: It is not unusual for you not to feel the baby move so much at 18 weeks. As time passes and the baby grows, you will feel more and more movement. If you drink a glass of sweet juice or have some chocolte, the baby will prolly hop around a little for you, if you get too worried! ...Read more