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Small belly at 18 weeks pregnancy, is this normal?

Small belly at 18 weeks pregnancy, is this normal?

What is important: Is the size of your uterus - not the size of your abdomen. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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How accurate is ultrasound done at 18 weeks pregnancy in determining baby gender if baby cooperate. Gyn saif 100% boy. Can he still be mistaken?

How accurate is ultrasound done at 18 weeks pregnancy in determining baby gender if baby cooperate. Gyn saif 100% boy. Can he still be mistaken?

Always: Mistakes on gender using ultrasound are always possible. I have delivered an 18 weeks stillborn whose sex could not be determined by looking at the genitalia. About the best time for determining gender, realistically, is about 24 weeks by ultrasound. ...Read more

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My wife is suffering from gallbladder stone (size:10mm) with 18 weeks pregnancy. Kindly suggest me that should we go for immediate surgery or wait?

My wife is suffering from gallbladder stone (size:10mm) with 18 weeks pregnancy. Kindly suggest me that should we go for immediate surgery or wait?

See below: These are always tough questions and need to be discussed with her OB and surgeon. In capable hands, laparascopic cholecystectomy in the middle trimester (about where she is now) should be safe. If the symptoms are mild, they may elect to follow her closely through the preganancy and remove the gb postpartum, but this may be associated with recurrent symptoms and worse outcome. ...Read more

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Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV (abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV (abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Metronidazole is not: Absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy, but should be used with caution. Make sure your doctor knows you're pregnant and discusses the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Can I take airborne while pregnant, I'm 18 weeks?

Can I take airborne while pregnant, I'm 18 weeks?

Don't take it.: There is no evidence that it works, so save your money. Also, when pregnant, avoid all meds or supplements not recommended by your doc. Why take chances? ...Read more

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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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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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Hi, am 21 weeks pregnant. How to know gender of my baby. In 18 weeks 3 days scan FHR 149 beats?

Hi, am 21 weeks pregnant. How to know gender of my baby. In 18 weeks 3 days scan FHR 149 beats?

Ultrasound: Most folks come to know the gender of the baby at their anatomy scan done at 20 weeks or so. Some folks also become informed of the gender during prenatal genetic tests done on blood sample drawn from the mother. ...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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I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, but with my first child every test was negative till I was 18 weeks.?

I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, but with my first child every test was negative till I was 18 weeks.?

Not likely.: Urine pregnancy test for quite sensitive, despite which brand is bought. Most errors in reading them are due to either reading it too soon for waiting too long before it is looked at. It is highly unusual for a test to be negative repeatedly if one is truly pregnant. The most definitive way to confirm a pregnancy or lack of one is a blood test. ...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'm 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant, and I've been having cramps that lasts 1-2 days for the past 3 months. With my previous child I only had cramps 2x?

I'm 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant, and I've been having cramps that lasts 1-2 days for the past 3 months. With my previous child I only had cramps 2x?

Different pregnancy: Each pregnancy is different and the number of times you had cramps in 2nd or third trimester can therefore vary. What is important is that you have regular OB checks and follow ups to ensure a safe completion of gestation and detect signs to warrant an intervention. ...Read more