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44 Years Old And Pregnant
No description: You didn't give any symptoms for us to evaluate, but many early pregnancy symptoms and the symptoms of irregular menses in the premenopause are the same. At 44, I would see your GYN before conceiving to talk about some risks and of course you need to be taking a prenatal vitamin before you conceive. ...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
Iam 44 years old and 5 weeks pregnant. I have consisyent back cramps an pulling in my abdomen. Also slight yellowish discharge. Is this normal?
Needs examination: At five weeks just station the pregnancy is so small it's unlikely to be contributing to back pain. Some vaginal discharge in pregnancy can be normal. Some vaginal discharge could indicate infection. At age 44 this is a high-risk pregnancy. I highly recommend seeing a doctor soon. ...Read more
My wife's aunt has a daugher with down's syndrome. What are the chances my wife will have a baby with down's? Wife is 32 years old and pregnant.
Not a family issue: Your wife's basic risk of a ds birth is estimated at 1/800. There is a basic risk of 4% with each pregnancy for an unexpected outcome such as cleft lip/palate, prematurity, delivery issues, etc. Having a second degree relative with a ds offspring does not increase her basic risk to any significant degree. ...Read more
I am 27 years old and pregnant. I was very nervous, really pissed off and did not sleep all night. I cried and couldhardly calm myself. Could this 1 time harm my baby?
Extremely unlikely: It is extremely unlikely that an incident like this will cause harm to the baby especially that you are in your 27th week. However, it may be advisable to seek consultation of a specialist in the field to make sure you are not having any other symptoms. ...Read more
I am 29 years old and pregnant. On routine blood work was hcv reactive. Had the PCR done and came back non detectable. Will my baby be born with it?
HCV: There can be false positive results....as you are pregnant and have concern about your baby be born with HCV...please discuss with your Gyn dr. Or with your GI...they do have other tests to tell you what you should do....remember...there is good treatments out there now ...Read more
Hi, im 22 years old and pregnant currently 25 wks. Do I have pre-clampsia or gestational hypertension since my BP rised to 135/90?
Possible: If blood pressure is accurately checked and confirmed to be elevated, without prior history of high blood pressure, you may have gestational hypertension. Diagnosis of preeclampsia requires detection of protein in urine in addition to high blood pressure. You should be closely monitored by your ob. ...Read more
Hello I'm 21 years old and pregnant, I feel achy and feverish and I'm burning up, am I ok to take paracetamol and do I need to go and see a doctor?
I am 35 weeks pregnant. I have severe anxiety and depression. I have had it since I was very young. About 7. I am 21 years old and pregnant with my second daughter. I have been taking xanax 2mg at least once a day throughout my pregnancy. I have never to
The chances are: Becoming slim by age 44 to have a child naturally. But, I was almost 44 when I had my last child (naturally). The risk for misscarriages, health problems for the baby and health problems for the mother is much higher at this age. Most women aren't able to become naturally pregnant at this age. ...Read more
I am 44 years old I don't have a kids I want get pregnant my boyfriend he told me he need help doctors maybe what can io do?
Definitely: Women can become pregnant as long as they ovulate. Many women in their early 40s can still get pregnant the usual way. True that it gets more difficult as women age. However, to my knowledge the oldest woman to get pregnant was age 63-years, by ivf, carrying a baby for her daughter who was unable to do so. ...Read more
Yes: 35 years of age does not preclude pregnancy. It may be slightly more difficult to become pregnant. Allow six months of trying and then seek help if no other medical issues are present. Also if the ovulation and menstrual cycles are regular then the six-month interval is reasonable. If the menstrual cycles are irregular then seek help much sooner. ...Read more
Yes: You can be fertile past 50 years old in some cases. ...Read more
There is no right: Or wrong time, only when you are ready mentally and physically and how many children you want. Most people wait until they have been married a couple of years, and then they start executing their plan for the family. Obviously the more children you desire, the earlier you want to go about starting. It has to do with when you are ready for pregnancy and hopefully not the other way around. ...Read more
In the usual way: C GYN to make sure you are safe for conception and that you are ovulating. Take advantage of your fertile times. Know and put in writing what you"why" is. Go over it with your partner and decide now how much you are willing to do. As you know, the risks go up exponentially every year over 40. Pray ...Read more
Just try. Don't wait: While getting pregnant at 35 is more difficult that at 25, the process is the same. Be in the same place and time with your partner during your most fertile time period. For you that period is from as early as roughly day 12 to day 21 of your cycle. This is because of your wide range of menstrual cycles. Using an ovulation predictor kit can narrow the range. Try for 3-6 mo. If not preg get help. ...Read more
Yes: Fertilty begins to decline in the mid 30s, but you definitely have the opportunity to get pregnant in your 40s. ...Read more
Start trying: Assuming you have no significant medical conditions or medications, start prenatal vitamins with dha, and then just start having intercourse on a regular basis (every other day) mainly around mid cycle. Most couples will become pregnant on average around 4-6 months. Some evaluation should take place if not pregnant after trying for one year. ...Read more
I was a midlife mom!: Everyone is different. I will just share my experiences. Prior to proceeding I did years of homework and soul-searching. I also put away a lot of money and vacation time. But once I started I never looked back. Yes, I faced fertility challenges. And pregnancy complications. And then major lifestyle changes for my preemie. However one has a baby, that child brings joy to the family for a lifetime. ...Read more
Who told you that???: At your age that is horrible, u must have some serious problems, you need to get a 2nd opinion from an infertilty specialist and if u already saw an infert specialist (not a regular obgyn who may do some infertilty) then u shoudl see another one for a 2nd opinion, good luck. ...Read more
What to do if I have my first baby who is 2 and a half years old and I m 4 m pregnant with my second baby?
Rephrase your questi: Nothing special except to follow your prenatal care if you want to have the baby ...Read more
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