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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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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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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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18 weeks pregnant and very hungry what to do?

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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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?

4-5mo gone/4-5mo 2go: In OB we prefer to go by weeks for more precise dating and better evaluation of fetal growth, etc. There are 40 weeks from the first day of the last normal period to the due date. So, at 18 weeks, there are 22 weeks till the due date. I hope this helps. ...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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