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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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23 weeks pregnant with twins, is sex ok?

23 weeks pregnant with twins, is sex ok?

Yes, as long as: Your obstetrician has not cautioned against it for a specific medical reason. ...Read more

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Im 29 weeks pregnant, fetus too small?(2 lbs.) should I be worried? My 1st baby only weigh 5lb.10oz at 36 weeks?

Im 29 weeks pregnant, fetus too small?(2 lbs.) should I be worried? My 1st baby only weigh 5lb.10oz at 36 weeks?

Depends: There are two types of small babies. Some babies are constitutionally small because their parents are smaller people. If you had a previous small baby then maybe that is your situation again. Other times babies are small because there's a problem with the placenta. Sometimes this can be due to conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes your doctor knows best how concerning the smallness. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach.Why?

36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach.Why?

Slowed bowels: Pregnancy is associate with decreased 'transit time' through the bowels, from the stomach all the way through the colon. Audible gas noise can be a sign of this normal problem in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Vomiting and diarrhea at 36 weeks pregnant?

Vomiting and diarrhea at 36 weeks  pregnant?

May be labor related: Have you experienced these symptoms during your other 4 pregnancies? Often these can be a sign of beginning labor. However, check with your obstetrician who is best person to determine what is going on with your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant nauseous and diarrhea baby very active. Am i in labor?

36 weeks pregnant nauseous and diarrhea baby very active. Am i in labor?

Doubt it: Labor at any gestational age is always associated with regular painful contractions, there are no symptoms that correlate with labor - i wouldn't worry about it, but ask your doc next time you see him/her. ...Read more

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36 weeks baby more active now than anytime during preg. Is this ok ?

36 weeks baby more active now than anytime during preg. Is this ok ?

Yes!: Sounds like a happy, healthy baby. In fact, we would be concerned if the baby stopped moving at this stage. Though it can be hard to sleep when baby is active, it's a good sign. ...Read more

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At 15weeks pregnant is my baby now feeding on placenta?

At 15weeks pregnant is my baby now feeding on placenta?

Yes: Fetus gets all nutritional needs from the placenta through umbilical vessels , but you are providing , make sure you eat properly , don't take any chemicals , including alcohol and smoking , and protect the baby. ...Read more

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Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?

Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?

Shouldn't be: A termination that late may result in retained products (placenta) and that might cause cramping and bleeding, but its more likely the sensation you are feeling is the gas. Bowel gas can feel like butterfly flicking like early pregnancy. Try some gas X or simethicone. ...Read more

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Can you feel a baby's heartbeat at 3 weeks pregnant?

Can you feel a baby's heartbeat at 3 weeks pregnant?

No: The fetal heartbeat may be heard by stethoscope around or after 20 weeks but not felt. ...Read more

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Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" in my stomach. Baby kicking? Continuing pregnancy?

Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" in my stomach. Baby kicking? Continuing pregnancy?

1st, why RU gassy?: Feeling gassy may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, pelvic pathology outside the gut, maybe stress. ...Read more

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7 weeks pregnant after ivf, safe to masturbate?>

7 weeks pregnant after ivf, safe to masturbate?>

I would not: Most miscarrage occurs in the first trimester. Give it plenty of time to develop before you start causing stimulation and contractions for orgasm. ...Read more

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Pregnancy symptoms for baby boy...6week pregnant?

Pregnancy symptoms for baby boy...6week pregnant?

Same for boy or girl: Despite whatever your friends and their grandmother said, there are no specific symptoms of your pregnancy that will predict if your baby will be boy or girl. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant according to a vaginal ultrasound. When did I conceive?

6 weeks pregnant according to a vaginal ultrasound.  When did I conceive?

Conception date?: if you are 6 weeks to day the first day of your last period should have been on July 23 and your date of conniption would be around August 6 assuming a 28 day cycle. ...Read more

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How is it that I am 14weeks pregnant an bby measures at 14 weeks when dating pregnancy you arent pregnant the first two weeks?

How is it that I am 14weeks pregnant an bby measures at 14 weeks when dating pregnancy you arent pregnant the first two weeks?

Due date: The dating for pregnancy is based on your last period and when you ovulate. With a normal 28 day cycle, you would ovulate on day 14 (2 weeks) and miss your period 2 weeks later (4 weeks pregnant). The ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy 2 weeks later would place you at 6 weeks. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant. Can having sex start labor?

39 weeks pregnant. Can having sex start labor?

It can: By the time a woman is 39 weeks pregnant it is possible that having sex will start labor. Usually it would only happen if she is close to going into labor anyway. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant why pee so yellow?

36 weeks pregnant why pee so yellow?

Yellow Pee: Most likely explanations are either concentrated urine or taking B vitamins. ...Read more

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Will indirect trauma effect a unborn baby i'm 36 weeks pregnant and hit some pot holes really really bad i felt it going through me kinda nervous?

Will indirect trauma effect a unborn baby i'm 36 weeks pregnant and hit some pot holes really really bad i felt it going through me kinda nervous?

Unlikely to be pbm: The baby is cushioned by the water surrounding baby within the womb. Only direct trauma (steering wheel in a crash, etc) have significant risk involved. ...Read more

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How can housekeeping work, like hanging wet clothes from window over the window sill on a rope harm baby? Pregnant 36 weeks. Just got tired

How can housekeeping work, like hanging wet clothes from window over the window sill on a rope harm baby? Pregnant 36 weeks. Just got tired

Depends on situation: Light housekeeping should never cause any harm to the fetus. In fact many mothers carry on an active & very physical life up to delivery.I have followed jazercise instructors that did just that. If your doc has told you to limit activity due to related health issues, you should follow that advise. Also, when you tire, you should rest. ...Read more

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Is anovate cream for heamorroids during 36 weeks pregnancy safe?

Is anovate  cream for heamorroids during 36 weeks pregnancy safe?

Unknown: Here is the information available: •PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Aclovate cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Aclovate cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Aclovate cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach.Why?

Slowed bowels: Pregnancy is associate with decreased 'transit time' through the bowels, from the stomach all the way through the colon. Audible gas noise can be a sign of this normal problem in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lidocaine jelly during my 36 weeks pregnancy?

Is it safe to use lidocaine jelly during my 36 weeks pregnancy?

Only if needed: Lidocaine has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. It is widely used for procedures during pregnancy but it does cross the placemta and enter the fetal bloodstream. Lidocaine should only be given during pregnancy when needed. Small amounts are probably ok. Ask your OB doc. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

Try the following: 1-BioFreze liniment ( OTC) - used 3-4 times/day 2- an athletic sock filled with tennis balls to lower back and abdomen 3-localheat ( pad) on Medium 10 min on/10 minutes off. ...Read more

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I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

Yes: Most will end up in labor earlier and deliver by urgent C-section, but some get lucky. I had one mom carry to 37 wks with triplets & all did well. Just make sure you maintain good communication with your delivery team so they can work with you to get as far as possible. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?

Heart beat accelerat: When the baby moves at this point of the pregnancy, the heart rate goes up. This is called an acceleration and is a good thing. It should settle back down soon afterwards to the normal range. If it stays elevated and you are having pain or fever, you should contact your OB right away. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

Define OK ??: If your question is primarily that of survival, outlook is good.However, at 36 wks there is a 50% risk of premature lung disease, more for male infants than female.Successful treatment is the usual outcome at this stage, but the longer you can stay pregnant, the better your chances of avoiding neonatal intensive care for the babies. ...Read more

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I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

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I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

Call your doctor!: This is definitely a case when you need to talk to your personal doctor and see when she would like to evaluate you in person! ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

Likely hiccups: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach to the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby.Not a seizure! ...Read more

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How long is an infant protected from the flu shot given to a pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester? I got the 4 virus version.

How long is an infant protected from the flu shot given to a pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester? I got the 4 virus version.

Hard to be sure: The antibodies built during pregnancy are pushed into baby at a level higher per pound than she retains. That said, all such antibodies begin to age out and become less effective with time. By 3-6 mo there is little if any left. Since there are always a few more flu strains circulating than the ones they can put in the vaccine, it is important to avoid exposure as the primary form of prevention ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. How often should my baby move a day?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. How often should my baby move a day?

Depends: At full term most babies don't have a lot of room to move. However, if your baby is not moving the way you think it should, do not second guess yourself. Go in for monitoring and ask your md to explain how to do kick counts. About 10 movements/hour. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Would 4lbs of boiled crawfish hurt my baby?!

I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Would 4lbs of boiled crawfish hurt my baby?!

Shellfish: Can you eat 4 pounds of crawfish? If you can/did, that amount of shellfish should be discouraged. Moderation should be your guide. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 36 weeks pregnant. But my baby's growth is 32.5 weeks? Is it major problem?

Hi, I am 36 weeks pregnant. But my baby's growth is 32.5 weeks? Is it major problem?

Yes: First you need to confirm the gestational age to rule out wrong dates. If the gestational age is correct but the baby weight is less than the gestational age then we call it is intra uterine growth retardation. There are so many causes. If the cause is treatable that is fine. If not then it is a problem. Consult your OB physician. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and strange feeling like the baby is gunna fall out. What could it mean?

36 weeks pregnant and strange feeling like the baby is gunna fall out. What could it mean?

Family practice : The baby won't just fall out. That's good. But the feeling of pressure could mean you are close. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant I also smoke weed. Will my baby be taken?

I am 36 weeks pregnant I also smoke weed. Will my baby be taken?

Weed and pregnancy: Smoking anything during pregnancy is generally not a good idea, but there are no definite studies yet which state that cannabis ("weed") seriously affects the pregnancy. There is no absolute proof that NO negative effects are produced, so the best course is to stop while pregnant. ...Read more