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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014

Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014

Counting the weeks: Conception time is estimated as 2 weeks after the "start of the pregnancy" when doctors are counting the weeks. All dates are only estimates. If a pregnancy is counted starting from August 3rd, conception is about 2 weeks later in mid-August. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant tomorrow and have massive headache and extreme fatigue.

40 weeks pregnant tomorrow and have massive headache and extreme fatigue.

Go to the hospital!: A massive headache during pregnancy can be a sign of pre-eclampsia and sometimes is a prelude to a seizure. You need to go to the hospital for evaluation ASAP (Today). Most hospitals that deliver babies have a triage unit on Labor and delivery so you shouldn't have to go to the ER. Pre-eclampsia isn't something that can wait for tomorrow as it can be serious for you and your baby. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks pregnant, i woke up with awful stomach pain, nausea, and a headache could i be going into labor? Should i call my doctor?

I'm 40 weeks pregnant, i woke up with awful stomach pain, nausea, and a headache could i be going into labor? Should i call my doctor?

You'll know...: The difference between typical stomach pain and labor contractions is the latter comes and goes, feels like a muscular tightening that lasts 30-60 seconds, and then goes away. If you're having these kinds of pains, congrats, it could be early labor! you can watch, however, to make sure the pains are regular and are slowly getting worse (stronger or more frequent). One other thought...(below)... ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more