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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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I am 32 weeks pregnant and have been working with 4 year olds my entire pregnancy. Could being around loud children everyday cause hearing damage?

I am 32 weeks pregnant and have been working with 4 year olds my entire pregnancy. Could being around loud children everyday cause hearing damage?

Probably not: The baby is unlikely to develope hearing damage. Loud kids can be a problem for your hearing. Open areas and sound absorbing materials in your place of work might be a good idea. ...Read more

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So I drank arizona green teas with gensing and honey my whole pregnancey shes 11m old and im just now hearing that gensing can cause miscarriages?

So I drank arizona green teas with gensing and honey my whole pregnancey shes 11m old and im just now hearing that gensing can cause miscarriages?

Unknown effects: Many herbs have "associations" with birth defects or miscarriages, which means that people taking them had those problems. That doesn't necessarily mean that the herb caused them because some birth defects or miscarriages happen spontaneously. However, general pregnancy recommendations are to avoid anything that might harm your baby until checking with your doctor, including herbs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hearing problem during pregnancy?

What is the definition or description of: Hearing problem during pregnancy?

Hearing loss: Anytime you have a hearing loss you are not hearing words and sounds as well as you could be. You may be asking folks to repeat themselves often or you may find that you have to concentrate more or look at people more than you used to when they are talking to you. Try a dial tone on the phone, does it sound the same in both ears? See an ear nose and throat doc and they can check it. ...Read more

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Hi I've taken 5 pregnancy tests and they're all negative am i pregnant? I've been hearing that they could be wrong. He says he never came in me. Am i?

Hi I've taken 5 pregnancy tests and they're all negative am i pregnant? I've been hearing that they could be wrong. He says he never came in me. Am i?

Neg pregnancy tests: Blood pregnancy test is more accurate. False negative pregnancy test can be do to doing it too soon- it will not become positive until 1 week after a missed period, as it takes 5 days - 1 week for the embryo to implant , doing it later in the day and not the first AM urine, dilute urine. Can become pregnant from seminal fluid w/o ejaculation so use BC. Consider an implant. f/u w/doc ...Read more

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I have been hearing about dehydrated personal placenta in the form of pills. Claims to help after pregnancy with reg hormones. Any truth to this?

I have been hearing about dehydrated personal placenta in the form of pills. Claims to help after pregnancy with reg hormones. Any truth to this?

Absolutely not: You didn't actually believe this did you? Ground up body parts went out as treatment for disease a hundred years ago. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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If I don't get epis and tear, will the scarring cause me to tear worse next pregnancy?

If I don't get epis and tear, will the scarring cause me to tear worse next pregnancy?

Possibly: Release of the restriction for birthing is a safer, more controlled option to the potential tears that can occur if not done. Scarring will result in either case, just that the surgical release places the scar in a more ideal position. This is common in most vaginal deliveries in controlled situations. ...Read more

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I wear hearing aids and suffered a head injury months ago. Could the injuries have caused my hearing to get worse?

I wear hearing aids and suffered a head injury months ago. Could the injuries have caused my hearing to get worse?

Hearing loss: This is a potential source of damage to your ears, but without knowing the extent of your head injury or what else may have been involved it is impossible to determine whether in fact your hearing has worsened or there are other issues. Strongly suggest you consult with an ENT doctor and be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Do stretch marks typically get worse in pregnancy?

Do stretch marks typically get worse in pregnancy?

Yes: Women may experience an increase in stretch marks during pregnancy as a result of your growing baby causing a stretching in your skin. ...Read more

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We got pregnant, then lost the baby month into pregnancy , now can't get pregnant again. What are causes for that? Were both 24

We got pregnant, then lost the baby month into pregnancy , now can't get pregnant again. What are causes for that? Were both 24

??? Time ???: If you've been trying for > 1yr after the initial loss without success it is reasonable to discuss a fertility evaluation with your ob. They might do some initial testing but it will be important for you both to be tested part of the process. A consultation with a fertility center may be part of your solution. ...Read more

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I have signs of pregnancy but i get my period like normal. What could be the cause of this?

I have signs of pregnancy but i get my period like normal. What could be the cause of this?

Hormones: Hormones can cause some of those symptoms. There is a new article from dr. Paulman describing cases where thinking about and wishing for a baby changed hormone levels. This then caused symptoms consistent with pregnancy. The other possibility is vaginal bleeding which occurs in 25% of pregnancies and can at times be heavy or appear regular. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more