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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Feel like im losing my identity & my confidence. Lost 2 babies in past 2 years. Now pregnant with healthy baby. 29 wks. Feeling fed up. Is thisnormal?

Feel like im losing my identity & my confidence. Lost 2 babies in past 2 years. Now pregnant with healthy baby. 29 wks. Feeling fed up. Is thisnormal?

While 1 in 5: pregnancies spontaneously terminates, they are no less painful and frustrating not to mention the sense of loss and other emotions that come up exacerbated by the body hormones running amok. I think your feelings are your normal. After losing two, you have to be fearful the same will happen. Maybe your feeling fed up is a way of protecting yourself from another loss. But, this pg is diff. Bond ...Read more

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Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?

Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?

See hematologist: You should see a hematologist for further evaluation. There are many causes of thrombocytopenia- or low platelets. See a hematologist for a careful history and examination. You could have an autoimmune condition called immune thrombocytopenic purpura- however, other causes have to be ruled out as well that would include pregnancy related thrombocytopenia, vitamin deficiency, other things. See md. ...Read more

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Pregnant. At 20 week scan baby wasnt swallowing fluid so rescheduled for another in 2 weeks. Are babies always swallowing fluid or now and then?

Pregnant. At 20 week scan baby wasnt swallowing fluid so rescheduled for another in 2 weeks. Are babies always swallowing fluid or now and then?

Swallowing is needed: By the second trimester, your baby should be swallowing on a regular basis. The baby will also start to urinate and make the first stool meconium. The follow up ultrasound may be able to determine the cause if your baby continues to have difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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I had pain during ovultion but now ionly feel the pain once in 2 months I am 31 years old i`h 2 babies, i want to be pregnant again what is my chance?

I had pain during ovultion but now ionly feel the pain once in 2 months I am 31 years old i`h 2 babies, i want to be pregnant again what is my chance?

Ovulation detection: You could try the over the counter ovulation kit detection kits to see if you are ovulating. You can also try taking your basal body temperature daily. Most women do not feel pain when they ovulate. ...Read more

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Im five months pregnant and my last day of meth use was today, will it still show up in my babies system once born?

Im five months pregnant and my last day of meth use was today, will it still show up in my babies system once born?

Depends : Examination of the urine of an infant will usually not show meth if stopped 2 weeks or more before delivery.If the stool is examined, it may retain evidence of meth use for several months.Stay clean & you can avoid a multitude of problems for baby & might not end up loosing the child as a cps case. ...Read more

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My wife is breastfeeding 10 months old daughter. Now she is again pregnant. Could she continue breastfeeding and what will be the effects on babies.

My wife is breastfeeding 10 months old daughter. Now she is again pregnant. Could she continue breastfeeding and what will be the effects on babies.

Generally safe: She may continue breastfeeding, keeping in mind that the milk production may decrease and fatigue may be a factor in keeping up with the feeds. Rest and extra hydration are a must. ...Read more