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Signs of early pregnancy?

Signs of early pregnancy?

Varies from person: For some the first sign is a missed period without other noticeable early changes at all. For others, you may have one or more of the following symptoms: nausea day or night, increased urinary frequency, breast tenderness, marked fatigue, mood changes, food dislikes or cravings, stronger smell sensations, constipation, bloating, mild cramping, low grade headache. Do a pregnancy test to confirm. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


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Early signs of pregnancy?

Early signs of pregnancy?

A positive preg test: In today's world there is no real reason to try to guess whether or not you are pregnant based on symptoms. If you are wondering if you are pregnant or not then simply take an over the counter pregnancy test. They are cheap and reliable and then you will have your answer. Tests are often positive before someone begins to have symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a fetus' heart beat be detected during the early stages of ectopic pregnancy?

Can a fetus' heart beat be detected during the early stages of ectopic pregnancy?

Yes, on ultrasound: Yes with an ectopic, you can sometimes see a heartbeat on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Adverse effects of : SCH on pregnancy outcomes depend on size, gestational age, & maternal age. Fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, prematurity, & fetal distress may occur. If there is significant decrease in blood flow & nutrients to the fetus , brain & other organ development may be impacted. Anxiety doesn't help. Monitoring & treatment by a Fetal-Maternal Medicine specialist do help. ...Read more

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Early positive pregnancy test sign of twins?

Early positive pregnancy test sign of twins?

Twin pregnancy: Early positive pregnancy suggesting twin can be suspicious if HCG or Progesterone level is higher for her gestational age and only can confirm by sonogram exam will verify then. ...Read more

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Is early satiety normal during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is early satiety normal during first trimester of pregnancy?

Not usually: Early satiety is seen in late term pregnancy however the nausea of early pregnancy could potentially be expressed as early full feeling! I would speak with your OB-GYN about this symptom ESPECIALLY if you are LOOSING weight! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Early pregnancy risks - tetratogens include marijuana?

Early pregnancy risks - tetratogens include marijuana?

Perhaps.: In early pregnancy marijuana is thought to interfer with neurodevelopment in the fetus. ...Read more

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Sequence of development after conception to fetus?

Sequence of development after conception to fetus?

A miracle. :): Here is a link with all the details .... http://php.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php?title=timeline_human_development. ...Read more

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Is early cramping before period an early sign of pregnancy?

Not necessarily: Cramping before a period can be quite normal and doesn't necessarily have anything to do with a pregnancy. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

No: Increased Fetal Movement is not a common complaint. It is not a sign of labor. If you just ate a huge carbohydrate meal then maybe you have some increased movement. In pregnancy, I usually follow one rule. If you find something is not usual and normal for you go to Labor and Delivery and get the baby checked with a Non Stress Test. This is the only safe thing to do. ...Read more

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Can longer implantation time affect dating ultrasounds in early pregnancy?Can it affect growth estimates in early pregnancy and date you behind?

Can longer implantation time affect dating ultrasounds in early pregnancy?Can it affect growth estimates in early pregnancy and date you behind?

"Dating" a fetus: The "dating" refers to the gestational age of the developing fetus not a social romantic encounter. Ultrasounds are only accurate plus or minus 2 weeks gestation unless done serially.(more than one). 'That is why OB MD's use multiple parameters to date pregnancies including LMP(last period), pelvic exam uterine size, etc. "Dating" is an inexact science in life and medicine. ...Read more

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10+-6days weeks pregnancy crl 3.9.Fhs 162.Growth of fetus is acc to gestational age .Is growth normal♥?

10+-6days weeks pregnancy crl 3.9.Fhs 162.Growth of fetus is acc to gestational age .Is growth normal♥?

Yes: If the report says the growth is accurate to gestational age then that is the same thing as saying that the fetal growth is normal. ...Read more

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Early, physical signs of pregnancy?

Early, physical signs of pregnancy?

A #: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Earliest signs of pregnancy?

Earliest signs of pregnancy?

Pregnant?: Ironically, the earliest signs of pregnancy are not unlike pms. Symptoms include breast or nipple tenderness, bloating, cramps, and fatigue. Nausea, or morning sickness, doesn't start until about week six! ...Read more

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Exercise in the early stages of pregnancy ok?

Exercise in the early stages of pregnancy ok?

More than OK: Exercise is very beneficial through pregnancy and can have many positive benefits.The key is moderation. Moderate exercise is good, extreme exercise should be avoided. See your OB for more personalized recommendations. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy stage and stop duphaston?

Not sure of question: If you are asking should you stop duphaston because you are now pregnant? The answer is no. Call your doctor immediately. It depends on why you were given duphaston. Duphaston is a progesterone. It is used to treat conditions like recurrent miscarriages and something called luteal phase defect. If you have either of these and you stop your Progesterone treatment you may lose the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is bleeding during early pregnancy common?

Is  bleeding during early pregnancy common?

Common but...: While common to have some spotting, it could signal a more serious issue. Be sure to schedule prenatal care right away. ...Read more

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Chances of pregnancy loss after fetal heart beat?

Chances of pregnancy loss after fetal heart beat?

Question?: Not sure what your question is here. Is or isn't there a fetal heart beat. If there is a heart beat, for right now there is a viable pregnancy. Please clarify your concerns. ...Read more

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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