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Is it safe to go on a small roller coaster (space mountain) at five weeks pregnant since the fetus is so small and the placenta hasn't yet formed?

Is it safe to go on a small roller coaster (space mountain) at five weeks pregnant since the fetus is so small and the placenta hasn't yet formed?

Fetus at Space mtn.: Really, you would jeopardize a 9 month viable pregnancy over a 3 minute roller coaster ride? The amusement park usually posts a sign that says that they are not responsible for pregnant women should there be an adverse occurrence. Take a hint, not a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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I have done laser lipo 3 times and just found out I'm 4-5 weeks pregnant. What are the dangers to the fetus? I'm very nervous.

I have done laser lipo 3 times and just found out I'm 4-5 weeks pregnant. What are the dangers to the fetus? I'm very nervous.

Depends: The laser itself or lipo is not likely to be an issue. If you recieved versed through the IV that would be more of a concern. However the human body is very forgiving. You may benefit from a level 2 ultrasound later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will microdiscectomy surgery at 3.5 weeks pregnant (pregnant but urine still shows negative) harm the fetus?

Will microdiscectomy surgery at 3.5 weeks pregnant (pregnant but urine still shows negative) harm the fetus?

Blood tests R-: -more reliable. I have done them early in pregnancy, but only under local anesthesia. As far as Ur question, you should talk 2 Ur GYN. Ultrasound also May B done. ...Read more

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I'm approx 5 weeks pregnant, my hCG -18500 and progesteron -103.But in ultrosonography doctor can't see fetus. Is it normal? How it should develope?

I'm approx 5 weeks pregnant, my hCG -18500 and progesteron -103.But in ultrosonography doctor can't see fetus. Is it normal? How it should develope?

Unusual: Usually we can see an embryo once the HCG levels reach 10, 000. However we've learned that the discrimination zone can vary greatly with each pregnancy. I've seen pregnancies such as yours & not seen the fetus for another couple of weeks. If your HCG is rising, no bleeding or pain, be patient and follow up with your ob. It shouldn't be long if normal & your doc can determine this soon. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 37.5 weeks pregnant. The hospital I went to shows no signs of a fetus. My hCG levels are normal and I have ultrasound pics from my doctor.?

I am 37.5 weeks pregnant. The hospital I went to shows no signs of a fetus. My hCG levels are normal and I have ultrasound pics from my doctor.?

???: Don't know what you mean "hospital shows no signs of a fetus". An ultrasound was done showing an empty uterus? "hcg levels are normal" - what does this mean? Hcg is not elevated, i.e., consistent with not being pregnant? If elevated, what's the level? Simply because you have sono pix from your doctor at some point doesn't mean you're still pregnant, but need more information. ...Read more

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Can a fetal heart beat be seen at 5 weeks pregnant?

Can a fetal heart beat be seen at 5 weeks pregnant?

Usually not...: 5 weeks is too early to see the heart beat...Usually better seen at 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed 5 weeks pregnant instead of 7 with no yolk sac n fetal pole gestational sac 1.6cm with corpus luteal cyst of preg 31mm miscarriage??

Ultrasound showed 5 weeks pregnant instead of 7 with no yolk sac n fetal pole gestational sac 1.6cm with corpus luteal cyst of preg 31mm miscarriage??

Not yet: These are approximate dates. There is a week error at this phase. And dates could be off as well. It is best to wait a week or two and also measure the blood for the hormone levels of HCG. Then you will have a better measure of how things are going. ...Read more

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I just found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant, but I've had 1-2 drinks five nights a week for the last month. What is the risk To the baby?

I just found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant, but I've had 1-2 drinks five nights a week for the last month. What is the risk To the baby?

Time to quit: The most important thing now is that you stop drinking. I can tell you recognize this or you would not be asking. Chronic alcohol exposure in pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. If you feel you have a problem with alcoholism seek help. There are support groups in every city. Congratulations on the pregnancy ...Read more

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I'm about four to five weeks pregnant and have donated plasma. I just found out today about the pregnancy. Did I harm the fetus?

I'm about four to five weeks pregnant and have donated plasma. I just found out today about the pregnancy. Did I harm the fetus?

You and your baby: Should be alright but would hold off on donating more blood products until after delivery. Congratulations & take care. ...Read more

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Can ultrasounds be off when it comes to determining fetus age in the end of 1st trimester?

Can ultrasounds be off when it comes to determining fetus age in the end of 1st trimester?

Accurate: Ultrasounds are reasonably accurate at the end of the first trimester with margin of error of several days. ...Read more

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Do fetuses in the 1st trimester measure the same or can there be a wide variation in mm?

Do fetuses in the 1st trimester measure the same or can there be a wide variation in mm?

Normal range: There is no exact normal measurement at any gestational age. There is a range in which measurements are considered normal. If you are outside of that range the pregnancy may need to be redated. ...Read more

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If fetus in 1st trimester is measuring "small", does it mean that you aren't as far along as u thought, or there's an issue?

If fetus in 1st trimester is measuring "small", does it mean that you aren't as far along as u thought, or there's an issue?

Either: When the size of the embryo is less than expected in the first trimester then it could be that the person conceived later than expected or that there is an issue with the fetus including a possible miscarriage situation. A repeat ultrasound a week later will clarify what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do all fetuses in 1st trimester measure the same or can there be wide variation? A12 wk fetus couldn't measure 8-9 wks;too wide a difference in mm?

Do all fetuses in 1st trimester measure the same or can there be wide variation? A12 wk fetus couldn't measure 8-9 wks;too wide a difference in mm?

Early sono: Early sonograms are very accurate. The margin of error at 12 weeks would be about 5 days. A 12 week fetus would not measure 8 weeks. ...Read more

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IVF, 7 weeks pregnant but scan shows 6 weeks, 1 five day blastocyst, I have 2 gesational sacs, one has a fetal pole and yolk sac and 2nd has nothing???

IVF, 7 weeks pregnant but scan shows 6 weeks, 1 five day blastocyst, I have 2 gesational sacs, one has a fetal pole and yolk sac and 2nd has nothing???

Repeat Ultrasound: After IVF, one can see several different scenarios. It is best to wait and repeat the ultrasound. Do not feel anything is wrong till a repeat ultrasound is done. Early ultrasounds can be confusing. Sometimes, twin pregnancies happen even with 1 blastocyst transfer as the blastocyst can divide. However, growth discrepancy can happen and one may survive and the other may not. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Tdap vaccine has formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, aluminum, etc... Couldn't that be dangerous for developing fetus if given in 1st trimester?

Tdap vaccine has formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde, aluminum, etc... Couldn't that be dangerous for developing fetus if given in 1st trimester?

No: The amounts are not large enough to have an effect. Life is all about benefits vs. Risks. We eat seafood even though it contains mercury. We drive to the store even though we could get killed by a drunk driver on any day. We get vaccines because the risks are tiny and the benefits are good. ...Read more