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Do All Women Suffer The Same Symptoms In The First Trimester
The pregnancy count: Begins with your last period - so the first two weeks you definately won't have symptoms. Classic pregnancy symptoms don't begin until you have actually missed your period. So it your period is normally 28 days, then you wouldn't have classic symptoms for that period of time. You could experience something like implantation bleedind. ...Read more
First trimester: One of the earliest signs of pregnancy is a missed menstrual cycle. By convention, once you miss your cycle you are approximately 4 weeks pregnant. Other symptoms include breast tenderness, fatigue, low energy, sleepiness, and at times nausea. As pregnancy progresses, these symptoms become more apparent. You may experience some, all, or none of these symptoms. ...Read more
Timing: Group b strep is intermittently present in the genital tract. It is not a problem for the woman, but can cause serious infections in babies that are infected during birth. Early testing does not adequately predict presence or absence of the bacteria at the time of birth. The appropriate timing is 35-37 weeks unless there is already a reason for preventative antibiotics during labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal: The baby inside you does not know what or how you are feeling - whether you are calm, relaxed, anxious, in pain, etc. There would not be an impact on your baby as long as you maintain your health and nutrition. Anxiety is common in pregnancy and there are good treatment options for pregnant women who require treatment for anxiety (or other mood disorders). Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more
How many vaginal ultrasounds do most women receive in pregnancy and at which weeks of pregnancy do u have them?
What kind of cases usually need intralipid infusions throughout their pregnancy and not just the first trimester?
Miscarriages, etc: Intra lipid infusions have been used for a variety of reasons since the 1960's. They are touted as measures to prevent miscarriage, and some research supports this. Also, some physicians believe that they serve to provide protection from the mother's immune system, and provide nutrition to the baby. ...Read more
Most comfortable.: Often this is some variation of a side by side. These are more comfortable for the mom-to-be and have shallower penetration which puts less pressure on the cervix. Sometimes, depending on the patient and the pregnancy, it can be a challenge to find a comfortable position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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