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Doctor insights on: Doctor Charges For The 9 Months Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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My doctor told me not to take xrays due to my pregnancy 9 weeks doctors i work for are making me will it be bad for my baby?

My doctor told me not to take xrays due to my pregnancy 9 weeks doctors i work for are making me will it be bad for my baby?

No, baby will b ok: If you take radiographs as part of your job, then you are protected from any harmful effects by the walls and distance from the xray head. If there are other circumstances to your situation, then your obgyn needs to talk to your employer. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?

Symptoms of ectopic: Ectopic pregnancy when it is unruptured is asymptomatic. In the presence of a rupture with bleeding into the pelvis, it can cuase pain of increasing severity, vaginal bleeding or spotting. If the bleeding is really heavy syncopy, faintness with hypovolemic shock can occur. Ectopic pregnancy remains a leading cause of maternal death in the us and is treated as an emergency. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with false pregnancy?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with false pregnancy?

Fortunately No: This condition is almost always psychiatric in nature. So called pseudocyesis, occurs when a patient presents with the signs of pregnancy by history. These signs however are generally not real and represent some inner need for the patient to be pregnant. This is either conscious for secondary gain or unconscious in some psychological or psychiatric way. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend i treat pregnancy discharge?

How would doctors recommend i treat pregnancy discharge?

Well..: If this is normal vaginal discharge (white/clear) called leukorrhea - you probably can't alter it. If the discharge has an odor, you have vaginal redness/ burning/ itching etc- please let your obstetrician know so it can be assessed. ...Read more

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What happens at the first pregnancy doctors appointment?

What happens at the first pregnancy doctors appointment?

Exam, blood work: This is probably the most important visit in your pregnancy. They do a full history and a complete physical exam, get blood work, and set up important dates for your ultrasounds. They discuss what you should and shouldnt do during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hello doc i did pregnancy test its negative nw wht I should do?

Hello doc i did pregnancy test its negative nw wht I should do?

Live your LIfe: It is very common to miss a period now and then; it is common to occasionally not ovulate one month. Go about your life. Protect from pregnancy and if this trouble persists go see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What does a positive pregnancy test look like from the doctors?

Blood test: Pregnancy test can be done on urine or blood. Blood test is more sensitive and you need to see a doctor for that. Urine test is the same whether done by the doctor or done at home. Blood test gives a number which is the level of beta hcg. ...Read more

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Why is switching doctors at 7months of pregnancy considered high risk?

Why is switching doctors at 7months of pregnancy considered high risk?

NOT IF RECORDS TRANS: Not if records are trasfered from the first obstetrician to the new doctor with all the reports, than there is no risk. ...Read more

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Can a doctors pregnancy test detect pregnancy, 4 days after conception?

Can a doctors pregnancy test detect pregnancy, 4 days after conception?

No: It takes about 7-10 days from conception to implantation. Pregnancy test turns positive a few days later. It is usually preferable to wait till you miss a period to do blood test for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does maturity mean on a pregnancy dating scan?

Not sure: Unfortunately, you have not provided enough info. A woman above 35 is considered "advanced maternal age". In the 3rd trimester, sometimes the "maturity" of the placenta is assessed. Fetal lung maturity occurs at about 36 weeks. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask my doctor if i had two chemical pregnancies?

What questions should I ask my doctor if i had two chemical pregnancies?

Pregnancy method?: If the pregnancy was performed by IVF or Intrauterine insemination then it is usually clear cut as to the pregnancy status if the MD is doing the testing. If the "chemical pregnancy" was diagnosed without testing, that would be my first question as to whether there really was a "pregnancy". ...Read more

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If a doctors pregnancy test keeps coming back inconclusive what does it mean?

If a doctors pregnancy test keeps coming back inconclusive what does it mean?

Contaminant?: There may be something that is causing a comtamination of the result. Hcg is a hormone, but it can have cross reactivity with other hormones in the blood in some instances. Fertility drugs and medications that contain HCG might interfere with pregnancy tests for hcg. Perhaps an antibody in the blood could be interfering also. ...Read more

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Goodday doc, i want to know if taking maltina, non a jolie drink safe during pregnancy?

Goodday doc, i want to know if taking maltina, non a jolie drink safe during pregnancy?

Maltina: This appears to be a malt drink available in Nigeria. The website for this drink says that is a food supplement beverage with added vitamins. It does not make clear if it is an alcoholic beverage or not. US Healthtap doctors are not likely to be familiar with this regional beverage. ...Read more

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I am 13th week pregnant and it just aborted last night... What does it mean having a dry fetus pregnancy doc?

I am 13th week pregnant and it just aborted last night... What does it mean having a dry fetus pregnancy doc?

Missed abortion: That is the proper term. The pregnancy begins but a fetus does not develop past a certain date but it is not aborted until days or weeks later. ...Read more