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Doctor insights on: Baby Development At 25 Weeks Pregnant

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Dr. James Chapman
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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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4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

4 month old baby born at 35w+3days. Should baby's born this early (5weeks) wait longer until they are introduced to solids?

Baby diet: Basically, in these days we do not recommend early introduction of solid food not even to full term infants because of food allergies. If the baby is growing well you may introduce the solid food around 6 mo of age unless otherwise advised by his pediatrician. ...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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9weeks pregnant ultrasound shows twins. One baby healthy with heartbeat. Other baby stopped growing at 7weeks. Is this dangerous for the healthy baby?

9weeks pregnant ultrasound shows twins. One baby healthy with heartbeat. Other baby stopped growing at 7weeks. Is this dangerous for the healthy baby?

No: at this early stage these findings are not worrisome. The range of findings at 9 weeks are such that both babies may be ok. Assume the best and relax now. An ultrasound in a month or so from now will be reassuring. ...Read more

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My sister quit smoking weed at 23 weeks pregnant. Can the baby still test positive when born at 39 weeks?

My sister quit smoking weed at 23 weeks pregnant. Can the baby still test positive when born at 39 weeks?

Yes: If the meconium is tested it can still be positive. I do not understand why your sister would not tell her doctor she was smoking marijuana. After all, her baby's health is important and anything possibly affecting baby should be communicated to her doctor. ...Read more

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Premature baby born at 31 weeks coming home on monitor. Any advice?

Premature baby born at 31 weeks coming home on monitor. Any advice?

See below: Follow the advice provided to you by the nicu staff. Also, the majority of alarms will be false alarms. Try the best you can to remain calm when you have alarms. ...Read more

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If a pregnant woman stops doing meth at 7months will the baby test positive at birth?

Seek help: The baby will not test positive for meth in his/her urine, but please get help: doing meth during pregnancy can harm the baby, whether your baby tests positive or not. I'm assuming the meth is not a prescribed medication and that you are not taking this under physician's supervision.... ...Read more

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How often should a baby move at 39 weeks pregnant?

How often should a baby move at 39 weeks pregnant?

Several : At least 5 to 10 times on average. If any concerns you should contact your doctor or go to the hospital. ...Read more

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Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Wait 21.9 (+/-2)wks: While there are many wives' tales about predicting baby's gender, all have their flaws. The only way to truly tell is once the little one is born. What a blessed surprise! ...Read more

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Fetus stopped developing at 6 weeks. I'm now at 12 weeks. What are the chances it will still pass naturally?

Fetus stopped developing at 6 weeks. I'm now at 12 weeks. What are the chances it will still pass naturally?

Slim to none: If it hasn't happened in 6 weeks thus far then it is very unlikely to happen. A D & C to empty the uterus is in the offing if the HCG titers aren't rising and the ultrasound is negative to prevent infection and restart your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant all amnio came back normal so they think my placenta has issues. Are chances still good baby will make it? Baby 2.5 weeks behind.

19 weeks pregnant all amnio came back normal so they think my placenta has issues. Are chances still good baby will make it? Baby 2.5 weeks behind.

Too complex: Your question is quite complex with limited information provided in the format on healthtap. I recommend you make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your concerns, as they have your entire record in front of them. An answer on healthtap will necessarily be limited because we don't have your full prenatal record. Don't sit at home worrying, make an appointment, address your fears/concerns. ...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?

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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How often should baby move at 20 weeks pregnant?

How often should baby move at 20 weeks pregnant?

Varies: At 20 weeks you can only expect to feel large movements by the baby so it is moving more than you notice. Women who have had babies before tend to fell movement sooner and feel more movements sooner. Just like children once they are out here, some babies are much more active than others. The concern is when a baby's activity level changes from its own normal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How often should baby move at 24weeks pregnant?

How often should baby move at 24weeks pregnant?

Continuously: Hi Tina, A 24 week fetus moves continuously. There is a lot of fluid around the baby at this time and they have a lot of room to move. Whether you feel all of this movement is another thing entirely. If you want to feel the baby. Lay down on your left side after drinking something cold and sweet and I bet he or she puts on a show for you. ...Read more

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I am 34yr. had 2 miscarriages at 20weeks. have 1 baby born at 31 weeks after cerclage.had gestational diabetes.possible risks for another baby?

I am 34yr. had 2 miscarriages at 20weeks. have 1 baby born at 31 weeks after cerclage.had gestational diabetes.possible risks for another baby?

High risk obstetrics: You report multiple risk factors for future pregnancies. I would encourage you to seek a maternal fetal medicine consultation prior to conception to review your history and make recommendations. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before trying to fall pregnant after premature birth? Baby was born @ 28 weeks and died 9 days later

How long should I wait before trying to fall pregnant after premature birth? Baby was born @ 28 weeks and died 9 days later

6 weeks.: Please accept my condolences for your loss. Any pregnancy that reaches the third trimester should be followed by a 6 week postpartum period of no intercourse and rest to allow for the reproductive organs to recover and involute. After that, whenever you feel emotionally ready to try for another conception is fine. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily, see your ob/gyn regularly and best of luck! ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant.U/S shows cord around baby's neck.OBGYN said baby is fine and doesn't seem too concerned.Could cord strangle the baby before birth?

35 weeks pregnant.U/S shows cord around baby's neck.OBGYN said baby is fine and doesn't seem too concerned.Could cord strangle the baby before birth?

Ultrasound: First question, why US at 35 weeks? Have there been problems with pregnancy? This is not uncommon and not real risk for child at this point. Not much room in there at this point to move around. At delivery very common to find cord around neck. Usually very easy to deal with. I would not worry. Hope this helps. Good luck with rest of pregnancy (the hard part now at this phase) and the deliver ...Read more