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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

Early contractions: You will probably feel the baby "drop" which means it is getting lower in the pelvis, in preparation for childbirth. You probably will have intermittent contractions, known as Braxton-Hicks contractions, again in preparation for childbirth. As the time draws nearer to delivery the contractions will become stronger and more frequent. ...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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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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27 weeks pregnant, will cough drops hurt my baby?

27 weeks pregnant, will cough drops hurt my baby?

Talk to OB : Take ones with more natural ingredients. Always best to talk to you OB before you take anything. ...Read more

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Had baby 3.5 mos ago. Got period after 8 weeks. Last 3 weeks. No period since. Negative pregnancy tests. Not breastfeeding. Sexually active. Help!

Had baby 3.5 mos ago. Got period after 8 weeks. Last 3 weeks. No period since. Negative pregnancy tests. Not breastfeeding. Sexually active. Help!

Can be erratic: The periods can be a little irregular if post partum. If the pregnancy test is negative that is good. You should consult your gynecologist the have things checked. NO reason to worry about it, with the little info I have regarding the situation. Some form of birth control needed I assume, so talk to the doctor please regarding that. ...Read more

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If i am 14 weeks pregnant will my baby measure at 12 weeks or 14 weeks based on ultrasound.

If i am 14 weeks pregnant will my baby measure at 12 weeks or 14 weeks based on ultrasound.

Same thing, 14 weeks: if your pregnancy is dated correctly from your last menstrual period, and if the ultrasound is also interpreted correctly they will both say 14 weeks. You do not adjust the ultrasound for the 2 "extra" weeks from the last menstrual period. ...Read more

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If baby is born at 38 weeks 6 days pregnant how many pounds would they be?

If baby is born at 38 weeks 6 days pregnant how many pounds would they be?

Depends: It depends on the baby's development. Growth retarded (IUGR) babies will be much smaller than gestational age and diabetic babies much larger than gestational age. Additionally, race of the mother is also a factor. Averages are seven to eight pounds as 38 weeks+ is considered full term., ...Read more

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Does stripping membranes at 38 weeks pregnant work?

Does stripping membranes at 38 weeks pregnant work?

Yes, but..: 'stripping membranes' also runs the risk of induced rupture of the membranes. If you don't then go into spontaneous labor over a short period of time, infection to the baby can result as well as the need for labor induction' with drugs. Talk to your OB md and express your 'birth plan' desires. ...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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If i am 14 weeks pregnant will my baby measure at 12 weeks or 14 weeks due to the fact you are two weeks pregnant before you are really pregnant?

If i am 14 weeks pregnant will my baby measure at 12 weeks or 14 weeks due to the fact you are two weeks pregnant before you are really pregnant?

Confusing: 14 weeks as the measurement is taken from the LMP not conception date. So 14weeks is always really 12 weeks pregnant, confusing but true. Ultrasound measurements always have a margin of error that is usually +/- a week. Hope that helps and congratulations. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant. Have taken about 10 percocet 30mg during pregnancy.. Will it affect my baby? :(

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Opiate & pregnancy: It is not recommended to use opiate in the pregnancy. It can affect fetal development in the first trimester and it can cause great stress for the baby due to withdrawal. If you are so dependent on the opiate, please discuss it with your doctor before going to labor. He can help you develop a plan to take care of your baby after birth. ...Read more

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How soon after birth can you get pregnant again? Formula fed, 1st period at 3 weeks, had sex 3 times at 5 weeks. Chance of pregnancy? More fertile?

Yes possible: As you describe if you had a cycle again, then, yes, you could be pregnant again. Bearing two children in less than 12 months is not common but absolutely not unheard of. ...Read more

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I am 3 month pregnant.This is my second pregnancy. I first delivered stillbirth during 24 week through vaginal delivery.When can I feel baby movement?

I am 3 month pregnant.This is my second pregnancy. I first delivered stillbirth during 24 week through vaginal delivery.When can I feel baby movement?

At about 18 weeks: Since you know what to look for you might feel it a little earlier, but sometimes it can be even weeks later and still be completely normal. My sympathies to you as you wait this out and i wish you well. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant and very gassy?

38 weeks pregnant and very gassy?

Feel gassy: That actually might happen in 3rd trimester associated with constipation. If only gas is bothering you just avoid foods and beverages that create gas, such as beans, onion, soda, etc. If you need fibers such as vegetables, just steam them for few minutes. ...Read more

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3 weeks pregnant positive pregnancy test. What does my baby look like?

3 weeks pregnant positive pregnancy test. What does my baby look like?

Conceptional age =: Time since fertilization of an egg, 2 weeks < than gestational age, time since the 1st day of your lmp. The structure that forms the brain & spinal cord develop at 3 wks. Post-conception. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, drugs & prescription medicines not ok'ed by your ob. If you aren't taking Folic Acid 0.4 mg/day , start now. See http://www.Babycenter.Com/fetal-development-week-by-week for more info. ...Read more

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Swelling during pregnancy after 38 weeks ?

Yes: Swelling is common, as the fetus takes up so much room that vascular and other body parts are being moved and squeezed, so it is common to have a back up of fluid, especially in the extremities. At 38 weeks you should be seen by your OB for anything however. You are close! congratulations and good luck! ...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