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Doctor insights on: At How Many Weeks Does A Pregnant Women Show

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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For a thin 118 pds, 5'5 woman, when should I show in pregnancy? At 5 weeks, slight pouch but has always been there. Current pants measurement is 27 in

For a thin 118 pds, 5'5 woman, when should I show in pregnancy? At 5 weeks, slight pouch but has always been there. Current pants measurement is 27 in

Varies: It really varies across body types, people, and pregnancies. Some people show early, and some can be six or more months along before anyone notices. And women who didn't show until later in one pregnancy may look pregnant earlier in another pregnancy. Time to "showing" doesn't have any correlation to baby size or health of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are side cramps normal when 3 months pregnant and when do plus size women begin to show?

Are side cramps normal when  3 months pregnant and when do plus size women begin to show?

They can be: Side cramps, also known as round ligament pains, can be normal. If they don't get better with resting then call your OB provider. Plus size women tend to show later in pregnancy, it depends on how plus they are. ...Read more

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Why does hCG not show up in some womens urine when pregnant?

Why does hCG not show up in some womens urine when pregnant?

It does: But test may not pick it up , a bllod test is always much more accurate. ...Read more

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I've had blood work done for my thyroid can it show up a woman being pregnant?

I've had blood work done for my thyroid can it show up a woman being pregnant?

No/yes: No, thyroid tests do not indicate whether a woman is pregnant , but that same blood sample might be able to be used to perform a pregnancy test. Check with your lab. ...Read more

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When does a woman begin to show in her stomach if she is pregnant? Like how many months or weeks?

When does a woman begin to show in her stomach if she is pregnant? Like how many months or weeks?

Depends upon: Body habitus of the woman in question. The smaller the woman the earlier she will show, whereas a morbidly obese woman may look no different all the way through the third trimester. Typically by 12-20 weeks most women appear obviously pregnant. ...Read more