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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 more
FETAL MOVEMENT: The baby moves once in a while. If baby is in distress, he will move a lot or not at all. That's the reason you have regular OB checkup for a healthy baby. ...Read more
Unclear: I'm not quite sure what you mean by "don't feel very big". Your OB should be measuring the size of your uterus with each visit. He/she should be able to tell you if the uterus is appropriately grown at each visit. ...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
I am 28 weeks pregnant dr said baby is slightly big. .. Wht are the reasons and is it something to worry about? Please help
A little concern: At 28weeks if the size is large or the estimated fetal weight is larger than expected by ultrasound or your perception or your doctor's perception then a repeat ultrasound should be done in 3-4 wks because a large baby can impact how delivery is done. Also at 28weeks the glucola or diabetes screening exam should be done to assure gestational diabetes is not a concern. ...Read more
28 weeks pregnant. Clear, odorless fluid coming from bellybutton? What should I do? What causes this and is this something that stops on its own
Have it checked: The only thing I can think of that would do this is if you have a tiny tract between the top of your bladder and the belly button. Called the urachal remnant, this is a rare finding that may require surgery to remove the tract. I would have your doc evaluate it. Belly buttons shouldn't leak. ...Read more
I'm 28 weeks pregnant, and baby is not that active like he was week ago, I feel his moves but its always in the same area, is it ok? Please need answe
Call your OB: Please call your OB doctor today about this -- s/he can check your progress, answer your questions, and provide needed help. An in-person visit would be best to get you the answers you need. ...Read more
About 2 pounds: A baby at 28 weeks should weigh about 1000 grams or 2.2 pounds. ...Read more
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NO!!!!!: Any questions like this or any questions u need to ask your ob, not here, wave runner much too bumpy and just from the ride could cause premature labor, and if u fall and land on your belly could cause premature labor or worst case a placental abruption, wait till after u deliver. ...Read more
Pregnancy and Sinus: Pregnancy generally worsens existing sinus symptoms. Your placenta makes massive amounts of hormones that cause blood vessels to dilate. Saline nose sprays can be used and rhinocort aq has been approved for use in pregnancy (all others work, but have not been tested). Go to your OB and ask "what can I take for my sinuses? ". ...Read more
You get what you get: It is the sex chromosome carried to the egg by the sperm that will determine what gender your baby has. It is totally the fathers doing, since your egg can only contain a single X chromosome. If he sent an X you get a girl, a Y you get a boy. That happened at conception. There is no diet/exercise/sex position that can change the process. ...Read more
Pregnancy pressure: It's preferable to not lay flat on your back during the later stages of pregnancy. It's best to lay on your left side and not your right side. That is because of the large blood vessels to and from the heart and the sides of the body where they are. Constipation is common during pregnancy and may be contributing to your discomfort as well. Be sure to address your concerns with your Obstetrician. ...Read more
OD on apples!: I certainly have never seen anyone over-dosed on apples, but I suppose anything is possible. Apples are good for general health, but having too many during pregnancy may mean you are not eating what is needed for a healthy pregnancy--including cooked meats/fish, leaffy veggies, daries, and prenatal vitamins etc...So, if you are doing all those, enjoy your apples! Congrats and good luck. ...Read more
Normal physiology: As the uterus grows the space for your lungs decreases. This can make you feel short of breath. Bending over can worsen the problem. This is normal physiology of pregnancy. Asthma can worsen or improve with pregnancy. If you experience quick breathing or severe shortness of breath go to the emergency room immediately. Chances of a blood clot in the lung are increased in pregnancy. ...Read more
UNCLEAR QUESTION: I am not sure what barbed wire has to do with anything. Do you mean there was an electronic gate or something? Should be alright. ...Read more
Possibly: It sounds like it could be round ligament pain, but it's always good to get things like this checked out in person. Best of luck! ...Read more
I am 28 weeks pregnant and I am 1cm dillated, I've been this way now for two weeks. What do I do?
What did your OB doc: Say your OB doc shoudl ahve given you very specific instructions and what to look out for, you should not be asking this? Here because you should already know what to do, your doc should be following you closely with ultrasounds and I am sure they did a fetal fibronection and beta strep culture and u need to rest absolutely nothing in your vagina, no intercourse, and u may need im progerste. ...Read more
Iam 28 weeks pregnant and my virginal area is hurting so bad I can hardly walk. What should I do?
See your OB: Severe pain below your waste in the early 3rd trimester requires immediate medical attention. Best to see your obstetrician, if you have one. ...Read more
28 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use my smartphone (iphone) all the time while I am pregnant? Pls advice
Modern Technology: Yes. Of course. There is no health concerns or warnings with the use of cell phones. ...Read more
I am 28 weeks pregnant & just noticed that it looked like my bowels had white in it too. Is this a concern?
Toilet paper white?: Many OB providers have the view that hearing something unusual is happening, even if not a problem, is better than being told when something serious has occurred. Having unusual bms is not unusual, but if you think there is something light-colored like mucus mixed in, your OB might want to see. When calling, report any other symptoms also especially those related to abdominal pain or cramping. ...Read more
28+ weeks pregnant and been having a lot of pain, as in pain I can't even stand up with what could this mean?
Call your OB doc now: You need to be evaluated immediately u could be in premature labor or something else. ...Read more
1 hr gtt was 141. I'm 28 weeks pregnant. Now I need to do 3 hr. Any advice to prepare so I pass? I'm worried.
GTT: This is not a test to prepare for like you had in school. Rather, it is going to diagnose whether or not you have gestational diabetes. Worry won't help you one way or the other, so sleep well, do the lab work, and then see what the results are. If you have gestational diabetes, follow your doctor's advice, keep your sugars in check, and odds are that you will have a wonderful healthy child. ...Read more