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18 Weeks Pregnant In Children
What is important: Is the size of your uterus - not the size of your abdomen. Take care. ...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
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?
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
Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV (abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?
Uterine fibroids causing an enlarged uterus (18 weeks pregnancy), reaches above my belly. Swollen upper abdomen for 2.5 months. Could this be reason?
I'm 18 weeks and 5 days pregnant, and I was wondering if it was okay to take childrens nyquil? I cant breath or sleep at all.
Should be fine: Talk to your doctor before taking anything so that they are aware. Best of luck! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
No: If you are pregnant a pregnancy test will be postive. It is possible to have symptoms of pregnancy without being pregnant. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
This thursday will make me 18 weeks pregnant how many months is that and how many weeks will I start to show please?
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
I am 18 weeks pregnant with my first baby but I haven't felt my baby move yet. Is that normal, When will I feel it move?
20 weeks: Most begin to feel the baby move around week 20 ...Read more
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
Found out out I was pregnant at 18 weeks by measurment I feel im further a long in this pregnancy. Could this be possible? Edd is 22 mar 15.
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
About 18 weeks pregnant and I don't think I've felt the baby move yet, all of my appts have gone well and it has a good hearbeat when can I feel it?
Any day now: It will be a fluttering rather than a strong kick any day now. ...Read more
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
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
Am 18 weeks 4days pregnant. Even now I can't feel the baby movents. Is this normal? Last scan was at14wks. Everythng normal. I miscarried b4 at 5th month.
What did your OB say: The average time to 1st feel movement is 20-22 weeks. ...Read more