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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and terrified of having a miscarriage. We seen the babies heart beat at 6w4d, heart rate was 125. Am I still at risk?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and terrified of having a miscarriage. We seen the babies heart beat at 6w4d, heart rate was 125. Am I still at risk?

Depends: Hi! Is this your first pregnancy? If you have had a miscarriage in the past then you may be at risk... However if this is your first pregnancy and your OB/GYN says you are doing well, then you will most likely do well :) Unfortunately a miscarriage can happen at any point in pregnancy. I do believe that exercising will help with your overall well-being. So does yoga and meditation. ...Read more

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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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Doctor said baby looks fine heart beat is fine but why do I bleed only when I wipe I see brown blood very little comes nd then goes 8 weeks pregnant?

Doctor said baby looks fine heart beat is fine but why do I bleed only when I wipe I see brown blood very little comes nd then goes 8 weeks pregnant?

No: Cramping is very common early in pregnancy. Spotting occurs in a large number of patients in the first trimester. This does need to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure the pregnancy is inside the uterus and not an ectopic pregnancy. We also need to make sure it is not miscarriage. In many cases though spotting and cramping can just be normal. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant but ultrasound says 6 weeks... Heart beat also detected, it was 120....Is there any chances of m/c..... Help me...?

I am 8 weeks pregnant but ultrasound says 6 weeks... Heart beat also detected, it was 120....Is there any chances of m/c..... Help me...?

Relax - folic acid!: Erroneous pregnancy dates are very common in the setting you describe - trust the sonographic measurements more than your recollection of your last menstrual period, take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and maintain a positive attitude. Miscarriage is a risk for any early pregnancy - you are no different, however the detection of embryonic cardiac activity decreases your risk to ~10% only. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Ok im 8 weeks pregnant and I went to the obgyn yesterday and when she checked me there was no heart beat what does this mean what should I do?

Ok im 8 weeks pregnant and I went to the obgyn yesterday and when she checked me there was no heart beat what does this mean what should I do?

Normal: Baby's heart beat is not audible until the 9-10th week at the earliest, even with doppler. Usually it's heard around the 12-14th week.
Take a deep breath in and let it out slowly over 8 seconds - be calm.... ...Read more

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I am approx 8 weeks pregnant. My last ultrasound didn't show much improvement in measurement of the fetus. There was no heart beat. Is it a bad preg?

I am approx 8 weeks pregnant. My last ultrasound didn't show much improvement in measurement of the fetus. There was no heart beat. Is it a bad preg?

Fetal Ultrasounds: This is difficult for this application to ask of us these sensitive questions. What did you OB say? I would trust the results of the ultrasound and the professionals on the ground working to help you. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant but the doctor says that there is no heart beat and that I need to go by the abortion process, is there a way she's wrong?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant but the doctor says that there is no heart beat and that I need to go by the abortion process, is there a way she's wrong?

Probably not: I am very sorry about your receiving this news. If you are not tremendously obese, it is relatively easy with ultrasound imaging (should be imaging not just blind Doppler listening) to determine that the heart isn't beating. Under those circumstances, it is safer to undergo a controlled abortion. Without that you will likely soon miscarry anyway. I am again very sorry. ...Read more

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My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldn't feel the babies heartbeat?

My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldn't feel the babies heartbeat?

U mean see the htbea: At 8 weeks u should be able to see a htbeat, u cannot feel a htbeat, if u cannot see a htbeat on ultrasound, and the fetus is really 8 weeks then it is a non viable pregnancy but to be certain u can repeat the us in 1 more week and if no htbeat again taht is certain. ...Read more

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I am twelve weeks pregnant but not having any pregnancy symptoms though I have heard my babies heart beat at eight weeks should I still need to worry?

I am twelve weeks pregnant but not having any pregnancy symptoms though I have heard my babies heart beat at eight weeks should I still need to worry?

Normal: Each person's pregnancy symptoms are unique. It sounds like things are normal. You should be able to hear the heartbeat with the Doppler handheld at your next prenatal visit to reassure you ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant my first ultra sound is this Monday can I possibly hear the babies heart beat? And if not when's the soonest I can hear it??

I'm 7 weeks pregnant my first ultra sound is this Monday can I possibly hear the babies heart beat? And if not when's the soonest I can hear it??

Heartbeat: The baby's heart starts beating at the 6 week point, and it may be visible on ultrasound somewhere between 6-8 weeks. It can be heard on doppler somewhere between 10-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help. Also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help. Also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

See a Provider: You need to find out if you have an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus). See aProvider soon.
A healthy pregnancy needs good nutrition, rest, and a lack of harmful drugs including tobacco. Make sure you take your prenatal vitamins as the Folic acid is important in preventing miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more

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I am 12 weeks pregnant today and I went to ultrasound and the doctor said no heart beat and stop growing the baby I have scheduled D&C in Thursday?

I am 12 weeks pregnant today and I went to ultrasound and the doctor said no heart beat and stop growing the baby I have scheduled D&C in Thursday?

Early fetal demise: You should have a heart beat by 7 1/2 weeks. If you're certain of your dates or had early confirmation of pregnancy then this does sound like fetal demise. If you feel uncertain and the fetus was under 7 weeks it certainly won't hurt to repeat your Ultrasound as a second opinion. I will tell you though that if your OB doesn't do termination like most of it, he is likely very careful diagnosis ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 8 weeks pregnant. But yestrdaymy sonography shows no heartbeat n baby.?

What to do if I'm 8 weeks pregnant. But yestrdaymy sonography shows no heartbeat n baby.?

Pregnancy dating: A positive pregnancy test and a negative ultrasound, that is no fetal heart beat and no baby, means that the woman got pregnant later than she thought and the pregnancy just can't be detected with ultrasound, yet. A repeat ultrasound in two weeks will definitely show a pregnancy; if not, this was a "biochemical" pregnancy and unfortunately a miscarriage has to be anticipated. ...Read more

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My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldn't feel the baby's heartbeat should we worry?

No nothing to worry: You have to repeat in couple of weeks
it may be technical problem but if she still does not hear the heart beat
than there may be a problem--------------------------------------------
check with your obstrestriciaan
as she/he is incharge of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks pregnant and spotting. Dr. saw a heartbeat by ultrasound & said baby is fine. But it's now 3 days and still spotting. Is it normal?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and spotting. Dr. saw a heartbeat by ultrasound & said baby is fine. But it's now 3 days and still spotting. Is it normal?

Bleeding: Although bleeding in early pregnancy isn't normal you have had an ultrasound that shows the fetus is alive. There are causes of bleeding in pregnancy which don't lead to a miscarriage. With a miscarriage, the fetus dies first then you have bleeding, cramping, and tissue passage. It isn't the length of bleeding or the amount of bleeding which causes a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Had heavy bleeding with lumps at 8 weeks pregnant. Sonar showed baby had heartbeat and fine. Now I have brown spotting that won't stop. Should I worr?

Had heavy bleeding with lumps at 8 weeks pregnant. Sonar showed baby had heartbeat and fine. Now I have brown spotting that won't stop. Should I worr?

Probably ok: Brown spotting is old blood. It's a good sign that it's not bright red. If there was previously heavy bleeding, there was probably a small collection of blood somewhere that is now being released. If you feel fine otherwise, it's ok to watch for now. Be sure to mention it to your doctor at the next appointment. ...Read more

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I have been eating 2 bags of hammons black walnuts and I m 8 weeks pregnant should I be concerned it will affect my baby?

I have been eating 2 bags of hammons black walnuts and I m 8 weeks pregnant should I be concerned it will affect my baby?

Babies likely fine: I wouldn't worry about baby for your snack choice. However your might want to moderate your consumption of nut products. The habit can lead to kidney stone formation & that might complicate your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more