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No: Your babies are protected from the world around them by several layers of tissue and the bag of waters. Try to stay healthy, rest and eat right. Get regular prenatal care and take you vitamins. The only infections that might bother baby are ones that enter your blood, like flu, so a flu shot in season is a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Experiences please! Have you doctors seen many healthy normal babies from pregnant mothers. What are your personal views on this. Hard decision....
Confusing question: Your question is a bit confusing. About 4% of pregnancies end up with an unexpected outcome, including such things as prematurity, cleft lip, newborn illness, etc. That leaves the vast majority as healthy. Proper prenatal care and a healthy maternal lifestyle add to the chances of success. I do care for a lot of kids with problems but the vast majority of newborns I see are healthy. ...Read more
I had a miscarriage because my babies were in the same sac I only pass 1 placenta can I have a healthy baby getting pregnant 4 months time?
Yes: Did the babies die in utero and the labor follows? Even though it was a monochorionic monoamniotic pregnancy (same sac, one placenta), miscarriage of a viable pregnancy is uncommon. This type of pregnancy is at increase risk for intrauterine fetal death not miscarriage at 18 weeks. Usually, Steroids are administered early for fetal lung maturity and delivery by C-section at about 32 weeks. ...Read more
Can babies get seizures while in utero? Will that continue affecting them once they're born? 27w pregnant, baby makes erratic movements/twitches.
29 weeks pregnant, babies head is engaged and have constant pressure on pelvic floor. What is the likelihood of early labour before full term?
Get checked: You will need to see an obgyn. The doctor can examine your cervix. If there is concern your doctor can do a sonographic cervical length and a test called a fetal fibronectin. With that information your question can then be answered. ...Read more
Can u still be infertile if an ultrasound (the one they use to see babies when u are pregnant) u take says everything is fine?
Yes: The ultrasound looks for the presence of the female reproductive parts and their "appearance of normality". However, Fallopian tubes can be blocked internally, endometriosis can be present & not "seen" by the ultrasound. It also doesn't include the "male factor", that is the ability of the contributing male sperm to be present, normal and enough numbers to impregnate. Infertility is multifactorial ...Read more
I craved ice w/all 3 babies but only when pregnant. Last couple of weeks craving ice, def not preg. Recent blood work says not anemic. Any other causes?
I had an ultrasound today at 8 weeks 3 days pregnant, the babies heart rate was 172 bpm is this normal? And a good sign of survival?
Normal HR: Normal heart rate at around 8 weeks. A normal HR at 8 weeks is a good sign but is not a good predictor of long term issues/survival. Take good care of yourself and work with your OB/GYN closely over the coming months and ask lots of questions. A new baby is an both an exciting and scary time. Good luck. ...Read more
Not!: Your baby's skin tone, hair and eye color are all determined at the moment of conception when the genetic contributions of the mother and father combine in that inexplicable miracle. And all, except absolutely necessary, drugs and chemicals should be avoided during pregnancy. A bad idea from many perspectives. ... ...Read more
Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet
Risks for any pregnc: At 34 you are not too old for babies. Many consider the rate of Down syndrome births as a marker for age & childbearing. Risks are lowest in the early 20's at about 1/2000 with a gradual increase in risks that hit 1/100 at 40 & 1/12 at 50.There is a baseline risk of about 4% of an unexpected outcome with any pregnancy.The ds risk must be added as age related risk. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
I am waiting for almost 5years to be pregnant but until now I don't have babies. How will I know if there is a problem with me?
Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...Read more
Many ways: There are many adverse events that can happen w/ an infection during pregnancy. Depending on the type of infection, and at what point in the pregnancy it occurs, birth defects can occur. The baby can also become infected in the womb, or during delivery, leading to eyesight problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, toxic shock, etc. In short, it is important to prevent stis with safe sex practice. ...Read more
No: There is absolutely no risk/problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?
Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant. What are latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?
Ecstasy in pregnancy: Hopefully your friend has not done any damage to her fetus if she stopped its use early. She should discuss the problem with her obstetrician. ...Read more
My son is 9 months -- I want to get pregnant again soon. Is it too early? Are there any risks having babies so close together?
Next child: Your OB/gyne will know your history and be able to answer this more reliably, ...Read more
I just realized I got pregnant. I found an article says babies conceive in June will have risk of being premature and other disease. Is that right?
No: No! Early pregnancies over the course of a very hot summer (June, July, and August) anecdotally have a higher incidence of miscarriage, but not one specific month of conception. ...Read more
Feel like im losing my identity & my confidence. Lost 2 babies in past 2 years. Now pregnant with healthy baby. 29 wks. Feeling fed up. Is thisnormal?
While 1 in 5: Pregnancies spontaneously terminates, they are no less painful and frustrating not to mention the sense of loss and other emotions that come up exacerbated by the body hormones running amok. I think your feelings are your normal. After losing two, you have to be fearful the same will happen. Maybe your feeling fed up is a way of protecting yourself from another loss. But, this pg is diff. Bond ...Read more
I am 40 years old expecting my fifth baby all four babies delivered normally ihave 23 wksof pregnancy my baby position is not ideal it is vertical?
Confusing question: Babies are usually carried in a vertical position. Do you mean bottom first? If so there is a chance that surgical delivery would be safer for a big baby. Yet you do have quite a while for baby to turn head down. ...Read more
Why can't I fall pregnant? I've been trying naturally for over 6months. I have low iron but I've been pregnant once before so I know I can have babies.
Fertility: If you have low iron, you may be anemic, as an iron molecule is essential to making red blood cells. Your health is always a factor in your ability to get pregnant. If you are anemic from deficiency of iron then you can be given oral iron supplements to rectify the anemia. The loss of menstrual blood monthly is often the cause of anemia. See your doctor for a check up. ...Read more
Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?
See hematologist: You should see a hematologist for further evaluation. There are many causes of thrombocytopenia- or low platelets. See a hematologist for a careful history and examination. You could have an autoimmune condition called immune thrombocytopenic purpura- however, other causes have to be ruled out as well that would include pregnancy related thrombocytopenia, vitamin deficiency, other things. See md. ...Read more
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
Not really.: Monochorionic monoamniotic pregnancies are extremely rare (<1% of all twins) and very complicated because fetal demise (of one or both twins) can occur without any warning from umbilical cord entanglement. You may be referring to the "protection" from ttts (twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) in mono/mono twins; this is indeed true, however the risks above trump that benefit. ...Read more
Absolutely.: Optimal weight for height, fitness, cessation of cigarette smoking/drug/alcohol use, control of any chronic health conditions (e.g. Hypertension, ibd, diabetes mellitus, lupus, thyroid disorders, anemia, etc) and Folic Acid supplementation (1-5 mg daily throughout reproductive life) can all dramatically improve your chance to achieve a minimal risk for perinatal mortality. ...Read more