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Can You Feel Your Uterus At 9 Weeks Pregnant
May feel hormones: The embryo shouldn't be large enough to be compressing on your uterus yet. You may sense the absence of the shed lining in your uterus, because of the missed menstrual cycle. You shouldn't be able to feel any palpable mass at only 3 weeks. Make and keep doctors appointments to confirm and arrange monitoring visits. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can ultrasounds lie about how far along you are? Also if your ultrasound says your 9 weeks, did you get pregnant from sex 9 weeks ago?
9 weeks pregnant: Since women usually know the date of their last period, at least more likely than the date they conceived, doctors have long used the menstrual period as our landmark for when the person concieved. You usually conceive about 2 weeks after the last menstrual period. So, confusingly enough, "9 weeks pregnant" means you actually conceived 7 weeks ago! ultrasound is accurate give or take a week. ...Read more
Ultrasound dates: Generally speaking, ultrasound evaluation with reported dates in th 9 week range are accurate to within 4-5 days. Unless you only had sexual intercourse around the 12 week timeframe (or had in-vitro fertilization), the ultrasound dates are more accurate than dates from the patient;s menstrual history. ...Read more
You can be.: Hello, At 12 weeks the uterus is just rising out of the pelvis, so it would not normally "show". But if the dates were wrong and the uterus were bigger then yes. If the Uterus was enlarged as in the case of Fibroids then yes again. If there were twins then yes again. There are many reasons that the uterus may appear larger than expected at this early gestational age. ...Read more
It's possible: Typically, ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the onset of the menstrual period. For purposes of natural family planning, if you have very regular cycles, you are no longer fertile for the last 11 days of the cycle. If there some variation of your cycle length, or if you have not really kept track, pregnancy is possible - so, if you do not want to get pregnant, you may want to consider plan b. ...Read more
Most likely vaginal.: Most babies are delivered vaginally. If your pregnancy is low risk and baby's head will be the presenting part prior to labor, most likely you will have vaginal delivery. It is wise to discuss with your doctor what she/he thinks about your situation and if there are any concerns. You can ask questions about anesthesia, breastfeeding, birth control ahead of ti ...Read more
No: The fetal heartbeat may be heard by stethoscope around or after 20 weeks but not felt. ...Read more
Hcg ; Miscarriage: It can take about a month for your HCG to drop down to 0 after a miscarriage. Certainly you could get pregnant afterwards as long as you are ovulating (you would know because you'd get a period afterwards), however most doctors recommend waiting a few months after a miscarriage prior to trying for pregnancy, usually about 3 months. ...Read more
This medication ..: is not recommended in pregnancy. But if you have been taking it already for the first 21 weeks, your doctor must have felt the benefits outweighed the risks in your particular situation. Placenta previa is a complex complication, and only your obstetrician, perhaps in consultation with your other doctors/therapists, can properly answer this question for you. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Ovulation: Yes. Ovulation can occur at various times based on when the egg is ready to be released. The follicular phase of the menstrual cycle can vary (this is the phase before ovulation) which can cause ovulation to occur (and chances of pregnancy) at different times. The luteal phase, the last 14 days is more fixed, so one can calculate when the ovulated by count backward from onset of period. ...Read more
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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