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Carrying High Or Low Pregnancy
Do subsequent pregnancies cause women to carry baby lower? Meaning are muscles weaker and therefore don't allow to carry high as normal?
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
Is it true that a thin woman who is pregnant with #1 will carry high b/c w/1st pregnancy ab muscles are still strong + cause a ''basketball belly?''
Reasonable theory: I'm not aware of any evidence to support this, but generally, the thinner a woman is, the more round her belly looks. This is not related to "carrying high" or "low." ...Read more
?????: Do not know exactly what you mean, but if she is your partner , she should be happy for you and i assume she will be participating in the entire process. ...Read more
Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?
50/50: All of theses myths are right half if the time. :) if you want to know gender accurately ask the ultrasound technician. ...Read more
Whens the earliest you can tell if you are pregnant? and what are the options to not carry on with the pregnancy e.g abortion
2 weeks, 2 options: A home pregnancy test will reliably turn positive about 2 weeks after conception, around the same time you'll be missing your period. There can still be false negatives at this time though, so a repeat 2 weeks later can be helpful. A pregnancy can be aborted medically (using the mifepristone + misoprostol pill) or later on can be aborted with a surgical procedure through the vagina/cervix. ...Read more
Recently had 2 chemical pregnancy, should I get check or is it possible to carry to term, already have a 1 year old?
Chemical pregnancies: account for 50-75% of all miscarriages. They occur when pregnancies are lost shortly after implantation, resulting in bleeding that occurs around the time of an expected period. Although aneuploidy, an abnormal number of fetal chromosomes, is the most common reason, many maternal conditions can be diagnosed, some of which are treatable. Evaluation by your OB-GYN is definitely warranted. ...Read more
Is it okay to eat pickled hot sausages during pregnancy? Do they possibly carry listeria? Should I cook them or trying avoid them all together?
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