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Early Pregnancy Factor
What produces "early pregnancy factor" (epf) in the blood 24-48 hours after fertilization? Why isn't this type of test used to determine pregnancy?
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
What are the statistical odds of impregnation on ovulation day and does that stat factor in the likely following chemical pregnancy/early miscarriage?
Complex..: Prospective estimation of date of ovulation and retrospective estimation of date of conception are closely related since conception occurs within a few hours following ovulation,(Royston, 1982; Wilcox et al., 1995). In pregnant women, the true day of conception is considered as the true day of ovulation. Late fertilization (after more than few hours) has been associated with early loss. ...Read more
Early on in all my pregnancies I have had really strange movie length dreams. They are so full on, i wake up still tired, is this common?
Hard to say: Some women don't have pregnancy symptoms, and some women have them really, really bad (by this, i mean nausea). It's definitely a spectrum, so if you're not having symptoms but have a positive pregnancy test, you may want to see a doctor to make sure that pregnancy is in uterus and progressing normal. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pressure on bladder: The growing baby inside you could be pressing on nerves associated with your bladder and causing you to have some incontinence. This is not uncommon unfortunately. You may need to use pads. Discuss with your OB though for continuity of care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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