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28 Weeks Pregnant
28 weeks pregnant, at my 21st week i had anamaly scan dr said was fine.After that I have NT taken any scan.Dr told to take scan @ 29th week. Is ok?
Confusing question: The scan itself is not a danger to you or the baby.It does offer the doc some information that can be helpful.Ultrasounds later in pregnancy can help verify normal progress of the baby along with finding the location of the placenta.All are part of good monitoring to assure the best outcome. ...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
Check with OB...: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is category C in safety, which means that they have not seen damage in human fetus but in animal studies they might have observed some type of issues. Many OB doctors prescribe this category especially if the risk of the disease is worse than taking the medication. I would discuss it with them but definitely having the flu and not taking care of it is more dangerous in my understanding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FETAL MOVEMENT: The baby moves once in a while. If baby is in distress, he will move a lot or not at all. Thats the reason you have regular OB checkup for a healthy baby. ...Read more
More info: What condition do you mean? Being pregnant? That is possible but should be easy to confirm. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Certainly it's unusual to be that far along and barely showing, but that doesn't necessarily mean there's something wrong with your pregnancy. If you have strong abdominal muscles, a large pelvis and an average sized baby, consider yourself lucky, Measurement of the uterus size and an obstetrical ultrasound will determine if there is an actual problem. Ask you OB at your next visit. ...Read more
Sleeping position: When you're sleeping on your back, the weight of your uterus lies on the spine, back muscles, intestines, and major blood vessels. This can lead to muscle aches and pains, hemorrhoids, and impaired circulation, which is uncomfortable for you and can reduce circulation to your baby. It is best to train yourself to sleep on your left side and you can use a large pillow to help yourself. ...Read more
28 weeks pregnant baby barely active today...should I be concerned or is it just because baby is growing?
Kick counts: KIck counts are one technique some use to assess fetal movement. Simply lay down in an area with no distractions. Count the number of fetal movements. Most will count at least 5 within one hour. If less than that then get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I am 28 weeks pregnant and wondering how many times I'm supposed to feel my baby move within 2 hours?
Stop wondering: Ask your treating OB MD this question as he/she may have a reason to have you count the movements in 2 hours. ...Read more