28 weeks pregnant in children - Doctor answers

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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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?

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

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Does the seventh month of pregnancy start at 27 or 28 weeks?

Does the seventh month of pregnancy start at 27 or 28 weeks?

About 28 weeks: The easiest way to figure out how many months you are is to count backwards from your due date which is of course 9 completed months. 4 weeks is a little less than one month and so 40 weeks = 9 months. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant is Tamiiflu ok will it hurt my baby?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant is Tamiiflu ok will it hurt my baby?

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

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How much my baby should move at 28 weeks pregnant per day?

How much my baby should move at 28 weeks pregnant per day?

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

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Should I be worried if I don't feel I'm very big at 28 weeks pregnant?

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

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Is my girlfriend lying to me about her medical condition? 28 weeks pregnant

Is my girlfriend lying to me about her medical condition? 28 weeks pregnant

More info: What condition do you mean? Being pregnant? That is possible but should be easy to confirm. ...Read more

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant and barely showing. Should I be concerned about my baby's health?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and barely showing. Should I be concerned about my baby's health?

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

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I'm 28 weeks pregnant and I always find myself waking up on my back can this cause complications?

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and I always find myself waking up on my back can this cause complications?

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

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28 weeks pregnant baby barely active today...should I be concerned or is it just because baby is growing?

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

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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

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If pregnant ànd have used cocaine up to 28 weeks but have stopped. Will the baby show positive for drugs when born in November?

If pregnant ànd have used cocaine up to 28 weeks but have stopped. Will the baby show positive for drugs when born in November?

Unlikely.: Usually cocaine will be out of you and the baby's blood stream after 4 to 6 days. Should be safe in Nocember. But any bad effects on the baby's development when using cocaine in the earlier days, may be evident. ...Read more

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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

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

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If pregnant and used cocaine up to 28 weeks but have stopped. Will the baby show positive for drugs when born in October and what are the effects?

If pregnant and used cocaine up to 28 weeks but have stopped. Will the baby show positive for drugs when born in October and what are the effects?

Open and honest: Thank you for being open and honest about your substance abuse problem. The first step is to inform the doctor taking care of you. They can then monitor the baby with ultrasound to help confirm that the baby is safe. They can work with you to get you into a program to help prevent a relapse. Do not try to hide this or do it on your own. Protect the baby and yourself. Reach out for help. ...Read more

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Hi there I want plan my pregnancy after 3 months and I lost my first baby last year because of suddenly stopped heartbeats when I was 28 weeks prego?

Hi there I want plan my pregnancy after 3 months and I lost my first baby last year because of suddenly stopped heartbeats when I was 28 weeks prego?

Miscarriage: If you are asking about another pregnancy, you can start planning now. Previous miscarriage, will not affect future ability to deliver a healthy baby. Please consult your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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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

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

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I am pregnant and my iron is really low I have to take my iron pills but it hasn't gotten any better how can get my iron back to normal? I'm 28 weeks

I am pregnant and my iron is really low I have to take my iron pills but it hasn't gotten any better how can get my iron back to normal? I'm 28 weeks

Easy...: There is a physiologic anemia of pregnancy, so you might be doing better than you think.
Ask your doctor to change your pills to one that has better absorption. Make a concerted effort to eat more foods rich in iron such as red meat, Pork, Poultry, Seafood, Beans, Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, Dried fruits like raisins and apricots and Iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas. ...Read more