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Are vaginal ultrasounds safe during early pregnancy? Can they cause miscarriage? Had mild cramping for a day after getting one done and it scared me.

Are vaginal ultrasounds safe during early pregnancy? Can they cause miscarriage? Had mild cramping for a day after getting one done and it scared me.

Yes: Vaginal ultrasounds are safe during early pregnancy. Many women are afraid of them because they are often done in women who are very high risk for miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. ...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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Can working out cause a miscarriage in early pregnancy ?

No: There is no medical data indicating that routine exercise causes miscarriage. That being said, avoid activities that could cause injury to the abdomen or hard falls, stay well hydrated, and don't exercise to the point of overheating/exhaustion. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid in early pregnancy which cause miscarriage?

Foods to avoid in early pregnancy which cause miscarriage?

Food is safe: No food is known to cause miscarriage. Avoid alcohol. Take a pre-natal vitamin with folic acid. Anticipate joy. ...Read more

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How can you know you miscarriage at early pregnancy stage?

Get a check up: Discuss your concerns with your doctor. He/she may order a beta-hcg levels and an ultrasound exam to detect if the fetus is sill viable or you had an miscarriage. Good luck ! ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage 2m ago I am worried it will happen again this pregnancy is it possible to go for a early scan I'm 5 wks?

I had a miscarriage 2m ago I am worried it will happen again this pregnancy is it possible to go for a early scan I'm 5 wks?

Have scan done: Have a scan done in hopes that the sonographer will be able to see an embryo and a heart beat, which there is a good chance that they will. If not, ask to repeat the scan in two weeks. ...Read more

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20 of July i had miscarriage and this month im pregnant agian .what should i do to avoid miscarriage in early pregnancy please .iam very nervous ?

20 of July i had miscarriage and this month im pregnant agian .what should i do to avoid miscarriage in early pregnancy please  .iam very nervous ?

Relax: a single miscarriage does not increase your risk of having another. Chances are very good that this was a random event that was not caused by anything. Feel free to take good care of yourself but no need to do anything differently. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I've just found out I'm pregnant and I'm scared as my last pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 8 weeks. Will this happen again? I'm so scared it will.

I've just found out I'm pregnant and I'm scared as my last pregnancy ended in miscarriage at 8 weeks. Will this happen again? I'm so scared it will.

Your outlook is good: In your circumstances, (age,prior successful pregnancies) the odds are high that this pregnancy will continue and NOT result in a second loss. Being frightened is understandable and success is not guaranteed since most early losses are due to abnormality of the individual fetus over which you have almost no control--but your prospects are very, very good ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more