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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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I had a water break at 23 weeks pregnancy did I commit any mistake? I had no infection but I feel guilty all the time? Is it due to carelessness?

I had a water break at 23 weeks pregnancy did I commit any mistake? I had no infection but I feel guilty all the time? Is it due to carelessness?

Not your fault.: I do not know the whole story, but it would be highly unlikely that anything you might have done could have caused the premature membrane rupture. Before you try for pregnancy again, meet with a maternal fetal medicine specialists so they can review your story in detail. ...Read more

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Muscle aches in my back, hips, legs and hands in 23 weeks pregnancy is this normal?

Muscle aches in my back, hips, legs and hands in 23 weeks pregnancy is this normal?

Yes. Maybe.: Back pain, joint pain, thigh and calf pain are common. You can have pain from swelling of the hands - carpal tunnel like. Make sure your doctor follows you blood pressures. ...Read more

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I work with children. I'm 23 weeks pregnant with bronchitis just diagnosed Saturday. Should I go to work Monday?

I work with children. I'm 23 weeks pregnant with bronchitis just diagnosed Saturday. Should I go to work Monday?

Below: With the DX on Sat, you are prob not contagious now.
If the bronchitis is bacterial, you are prob on antibiotics and no longer contagious.
If is was viral, then antibiotics were prob not given.
Either way, just the normal hand washing after coughing, etc is fine.
Your decision on working on Monday is more related to how you are feeling and what your employment entails.
If you "feel up to it" go ...Read more

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Can I use icy hot patches at 23 weeks pregnant?

Can I use icy hot patches at 23 weeks pregnant?

Better solution: Better to use an old fashion water bottle with either cold or hot water in it that way you avoid the risk of chemical exposure. A water bottle comes in very handy for babies and for orthopedic injuries later on. ...Read more

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What medicne can I take while 23 weeks pregnant?

What medicne can I take while 23 weeks pregnant?

Depends on drug risk: It's always appropriate for an expectant couple to ask about diagnosis, possible treatments, drug risks vs benefits for the woman and fetus. In general physicians are comfortable prescribing medications that have been tested over a long period of time in pregnancy and shown to have no bad effects; such info is rare. So ask md/do to discuss and rph (pharmacist) to give package insert for any drug ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant and don't feel baby move I am worried?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant and don't feel baby move I am worried?

Pregnancy: Fetus gees to sleep sometimes, if no movement in next 24 hours please see your OB doctor.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Is it okay to ride the lawn mower?

Hello. I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Is it okay to ride the lawn mower?

Usually: In general its ok to ride a mower as long as it doesn't make you have contractions. Just make sure you are well-hydrated, don't get too hot sunburned and it should be fine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant is it ok to not have felt my baby move around today yet?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant is it ok to not have felt my baby move around today yet?

How Many Hours?: Your question doesn't clarify how many hours you have gone with no perceptible movement from your baby. Significance of this observation begins to take on increasing levels of concern if it's been more than 12 hours. ...Read more

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Good, I am 23 weeks pregnant and suffer from anixiety attacks what should I do?

Good, I am 23 weeks pregnant and suffer from anixiety attacks what should I do?

Discuss with: Your doctor, treatment options exist, but your doctor should discuss with you for best choices ...Read more

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I am currently 23 weeks pregnant and have only gained 4 pounds. Is this ok for me and the baby?

I am currently 23 weeks pregnant and have only gained 4 pounds. Is this ok for me and the baby?

Depends: That depends on your starting weight and nutritional status. Underweight women may need to gain extra. Overweight women may need to gain none. Individualized counseling is needed. Ask your doctor what appropriate goals and expectations are for you. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant and my baby moves a lot. Sometimes he won't move that much and I want to know if that's normal?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant and my baby moves a lot. Sometimes he won't move that much and I want to know if that's normal?

Babies Sleep: Yes. Of course it is normal. Movement is thought to be more active when the baby is not sleeping and less active when the baby is sleeping. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks pregnant today and it's been a week since I haven't felt my baby kicked nor moved, should I be worried? Or is this normal?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant today and it's been a week since I haven't felt my baby kicked nor moved, should I be worried? Or is this normal?

Baby should be movin: Moving, please call your OB as it is easy to come in and listen to the htbeat or to do an ultrasound. ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant. Usually lots of kicks all day but last few days just few kicks every couple hours. Should I be concerned or is this normal?

23 weeks pregnant. Usually lots of kicks all day but last few days just few kicks every couple hours. Should I be concerned or is this normal?

Kick counts: Most women can feel fetal movements about 5 times per hour. Some will feel much more and some less. Each baby has its own pattern and moms will detect kicks differently. If you feel something has changed then it is prudent to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks and 4 days pregnant I cannot stop thinking about the affair I had about 25 weeks ago is there a possibilty he might be the father?

Simple calculation: Use a reverse due date calculator for free online and this will be easy for you to find out. Simply type in your due date and the conception date will be calculated for you. ...Read more

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I'm 21weeks pregnant and I took tramadol for almost a week will it hurt my baby? And will baby be ok if I stop taking it before I reach 23 weeks?

I'm 21weeks pregnant and I took tramadol for almost a week will it hurt my baby? And will baby be ok if I stop taking it before I reach 23 weeks?

Stop these meds: You really should not be taking any meds that are not specifically oked by your doctor when you are pregnant.

Any med during pregnancy can have serious consequences for the baby. ...Read more

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I am 23 weeks pregnant and my liver ALT levels are at 76. How should this be treated?

I am 23 weeks pregnant and my liver ALT levels are at 76. How should this be treated?

Monitoring: Elevation of blood pressure during pregnancy can cause increases in liver enzymes. Many things can affect liver enzymes including chronic medication use, alcohol intake, previous liver infection and elevations for unknown reasons. Your doctor will monitor these enzymes along with your blood pressure and check for significant protein excretion in the urine. Liver enzymes can't be treated. ...Read more

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Hi I am 23 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I am extremely tired, is this normal?

Hi I am 23 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I am extremely tired, is this normal?

Fatigue: Tiredness is often a normal symptom of pregnancy. Insure you have a good diet and are taking your pre natal vitamins. See your doctor and be checked. Your doctor may want to check your blood count, iron level and your thyroid function. ...Read more

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23 weeks 5days pregnant and not showing. Beginning wgt 244 current 264. Is this normal?

23 weeks 5days pregnant and not showing. Beginning wgt 244 current 264. Is this normal?

Yes: Many obese patients do not "show" until later in pregnancy. You should try to limit your weight gain, as excessive weight gain is harder to take off post partum. ...Read more

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I'm 23 weeks 2 days and my due date is nov 24 2014. was I pregnant before march 4th or after?

I'm 23 weeks 2 days and my due date is nov 24 2014. was I pregnant before march 4th or after?

Date of conception: Estimating delivery dates and dates of conception is based on a regular 28 day ovulatory cycle. If your cycle is 28 days liong then you could have conceived anytime between February 27 and march 7, 2014. Impossible to say for absolute certainty if before March 4 or after ...Read more

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Am 23 weeks 6 days pregnant. My baby's estimated weight is 621g.Is this an ideal weight or under weight?

Am 23 weeks 6 days pregnant. My baby's estimated weight is 621g.Is this an ideal weight or under weight?

Certainly fine: It is just an estimate. Just continue to get a good night sleep, eat healthy food 6 times a day to keep your blood sugar stable, relax and breathe and bring to your mind vividly positive experiences. In wintery weather you can do pretend skipping rope in the house as nice fun movement to keep your blood flowing. These things will optimize the growth of your baby. ...Read more

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Can I take Gaviscon tablets 23 weeks pregnant?

Can I take Gaviscon tablets 23 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Gaviscon is generally accepted as safe as the tablets primarily coat the esophagus and stomach. ...Read more

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Can I eat steamed clams? I am 23 weeks pregnant.

Can I eat steamed clams? I am 23 weeks pregnant.

I would be careful: The clams must be completely cooked but to be safe I would not risk it till after delivery. ...Read more

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I'm feeling weak and shaky I just had lunch I'm 23 weeks pregnant?

I'm feeling weak and shaky I just had lunch I'm 23 weeks pregnant?

In need of fluid: Drink some water and sit down. The symptoms are likely due to an abrupt change in blood glucose. They are also likely to resolve in a short while with rest. ...Read more

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If I'm 23 weeks pregnant. It is possible I conceived 19 weeks ago?

If I'm 23 weeks pregnant. It is possible I conceived 19 weeks ago?

Depends: If 23 weeks by ultrasound, then it is what it is. If based on lmp, possible to be off by days-to-weeks. ...Read more

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23 weeks pregnant and eat cornstarch baby powder. Will it harm the baby.

23 weeks pregnant and eat cornstarch baby powder. Will it harm the baby.

Pica, a funny word: Pica is a word that means craving and eating non nutritional substances such as chalk, or popular in the South -dirt/clay. Yes, it includes starch as well and simply is not useful to the developing fetus. For growth and development regardless of whether it causes "harm" or not. So, please stop the practice and certainly tell your OB MD and I promise you that she/he will not "laugh it off". ...Read more

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M 23 weeks pregnant. My Hemoglobin lvl is 9. is it normal? What should I do?

M 23 weeks pregnant. My Hemoglobin lvl is 9. is it normal? What should I do?

Low: Your hemoglobin is lower than normal, it should be at least 12. Please take iron and multiple vitamin supplements that are available over the counter. You should be under the care of a doctor the sake of your and your baby's health. If you do not have a doctor please contact your city/county health department. ...Read more