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How far along in pregnancy do women start feeling symptoms?

How far along in pregnancy do women start feeling symptoms?

It depends: Some women can get symptoms within a few weeks. It includes nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and fatigue. Some women can have cramping in early pregnancy. Breast tenderness can be the first sign after a missed period. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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How far along in pregnancy generally will the baby drop?

How far along in pregnancy generally will the baby drop?

Baby drop: Babies dropping — or engaging — when the head drops into the pelvis in preparation for birth/labor — first time pregnancy — as early as 36 weeks. All babies will "drop": as labor starts since the baby's head is one of the things that causes the cervix to dilate and efface (thin out). ...Read more

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Does plan parenthood tell you how far along your pregnancy is?

Does plan parenthood tell you how far along your pregnancy is?

Yes: Most Planned Parenthood clinics are full-service women's care clinics that provide full obstetric and gynecologic outpatient care. So, yes, they can tell you that. ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy if your hCG quant is 575?

How far along in pregnancy if your hCG quant is 575?

Very early: You should consult the laboratory scale. 575 sounds very little to me so very early (few days?)if there is pregnancy. Check what our ob/gyn have to say. ...Read more

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How accurate is the blood work to see how far along in pregnancy you are?

How accurate is the blood work to see how far along in pregnancy you are?

Not very accurate: Bhcg hormone levels are highly variable in early pregnancy. Some estimation can be done but not very accurately. At a bhcg level of around 2000 a sonogram can be done which will give accurate gestational dates. ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy do you need to be before it will show up on a home urine test?

How far along in pregnancy do you need to be before it will show up on a home urine test?

Depends on the test: Most commercial home pregnancy tests turn positive when the level of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is above 15-25 depending on the manufacturer. It's best to read the paperwork with the test and it will usually say how many days. In general most turn positive around 2 1/2 weeks after conception, some earlier and some later. ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy does cholestasis or pregnancy start? And what is cholestasis of pregnancy?

How far along in pregnancy does cholestasis or pregnancy start? And what is cholestasis of pregnancy?

Cholestasis: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a condition in which the normal flow of bile in the gallbladder is affected by the high amounts of pregnancy hormones. Cholestasis is more common in the last trimester of pregnancy when hormones are at their peak, but it usually goes away within a few days after delivery. ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy before you have headaches and vomiting?

How far along in pregnancy before you have headaches and vomiting?

Pregnancy: This can happen at ANY point in pregnancy. It can happen as early as 3-4 weeks, or in the third trimester. For some women, it does not happen at all. (which is a blessing:) ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy were woment feels cramps but no period?

How far along in pregnancy were woment feels cramps but no period?

There should be no: Period during pregnancy although there may sometimes be bleeding. Some women have cramps & others don't. ...Read more

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I'm confused, so when ultrasound determines how far along in pregnancy a woman is, does it tell how old is the baby instead of how long since lmp?

I'm confused, so when ultrasound determines how far along in pregnancy a woman is, does it tell how old is the baby instead of how long since lmp?

LMP plus 2 wks: An ultrasound measures the size of the baby, of course. The report is given as 'menstrual weeks', which adds 2 wks to the length of time the baby has been developing. A full term pregnancy is considered to be 40 weeks, but the baby is actually developing for 38 wks. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How does low progestrone cause miscarriage (in brief)? How far along in pregnancy does this kind of MC usually happen? Pls no website links. Thank you

How does low progestrone cause miscarriage (in brief)? How far along in pregnancy does this kind of MC usually happen? Pls no website links. Thank you

Progesterone: Low progesterone, also referred to a luteal phase defect is most likely to produce a first trimester miscarriage. Most often 5 1/2-8 weeks, though your LMP based gestational age may say you're further along when it is discovered as it may take a week or two to get symptoms. The placenta takes over progesterone production around 12 weeks, which is why this is a first trimester issue ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy do you have to be to hear the baby's heart beat?

How far along in pregnancy do you have to be to hear the baby's heart beat?

11-12 weeks: With the aid of an ultrasound machine, the heartbeat can be heard as soon as it is detected. With a hand held doppler it can be between 11-12 weeks, a little sooner for very thin women, a little later for obese women. ...Read more

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I had intercourse on 9 of april last period on the 26 of march how far along in pregnancy would i be? This is my first time experience, please help me

I had intercourse on 9 of april last period on the 26 of march how far along in pregnancy would i be? This is my first time experience, please help me

Pregnancy: First, do a pregnancy test. If it is negative your not pregnant. If your last period began march 26, you probably ovulated on about april 9. You could be about 10 days pregnant (if you are a home pregnancy test will show it). However, pregnancies are dated from the beginning of your last period. Thus, you would be considered 3 1/2 weeks by now. ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy should you get Rhogam shot for Rh neg. Mothers. I had a mc and I had to get the shot could the blood type cause the mc.

How far along in pregnancy should you get Rhogam shot for Rh neg. Mothers. I had a mc and I had to get the shot could the blood type cause the mc.

Rhogam is for RH neg: For Rh-negative preg women, RhoGAM is usually not administered until their 28th week of pregnancy, and then again within 72 hours after delivery. It is also extremely important for Rh-negative women to receive this injection after any miscarriage or abortion in order to avoid future pregnancy complications. Blood type does not cause miscarriages. Miscarriages occur naturally 20% of the time. ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy does a rh- mother get rhogam shot? What are some tips for ttc after mc?

How far along in pregnancy does a rh- mother get rhogam shot? What are some tips for ttc after mc?

RhoGam vs Godzilla: When Rh-neg blood may be exposed to Rh-pos blood, commonly during pregnancy and blood transfusions. For a first pregnancy, not until the 28th week of pregnancy and again within 72 hours after delivery. For every subsequent pregnancy it will need to be administered at regularly, especially during the second half of the pregnancy.Also, after any miscarriage or abortion in order to avoid future problems ...Read more

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How far along in pregnancy do your uterus gets enlarged and is that when you can feel it above yor pubic bone.

How far along in pregnancy do your uterus gets enlarged and is that when you can feel it above yor pubic bone.

12 weeks: The uterus starts enlarging slightly as soon as you are pregnant, it mostly is above the pubic bone at the 12th week. ...Read more

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How o make sure how far along is the pregnancy?

How o make sure how far along is the pregnancy?

Ultrasound exam: Pregnancy dating is usually based on the first day of the last menstrual period, and is often confirmed by ultrasound exam. Earlier the ultrasound is done in the pregnancy, the more accurate it is. ...Read more

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How far along in the pregnancy you have to be to start dialating?

How far along in the pregnancy you have to be to start dialating?

Varies quite a bit: Some women start dilating early, especially if they have been pregnant before. Most women are not more than 1-2 cms by 36 weeks or a month before the due date. ...Read more

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How far along in my pregnancy should I start to feel my baby move?

How far along in my pregnancy should I start to feel my baby move?

Depends: 18-20 weeks but sometimes earlier with additional pregnancies. Varies a lot between patients though. ...Read more

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How far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to do a paternity test?

How far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to do a paternity test?

Invasive testing: Ti determine paternity of an unborn baby requires an invasive test that may put the pregnancy at risk. The safest option is to check a blood test from the newborn after delivery. ...Read more

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How far along in the pregnancy does the female have to be to have paternity test?

8-9 weeks gestation: Now blood tests are available that can determine paternity as early as the eighth or ninth week of pregnancy, without an invasive procedure. The potential fathers must also be willing to have blood drawn. Google "paternity testing prior to birth" and you can find a lab that will do this for you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How far along in a pregnancy does a woman have to be before her breasts hurt?

How far along in a pregnancy does a woman have to be before her breasts hurt?

After positive test: Some women have breast soreness quite early in pregnancy. However, breast soreness from pregnancy won't occur until after a positive pregnancy test, usually after a missed period. ...Read more

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Can you be to far along in a pregnancy for a home pregnancy test to be accurate?

Can you be to far along in a pregnancy for a home pregnancy test to be accurate?

Nope!: A home preganacy test measures hcg, a pregnancy hormone, in the urine. This hormone is present throughout pregnancy thus a home pregnancy test will remain positive the duration of pregnancy. ...Read more

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If my last period was around october 18th 2013, how far along in my pregnancy am i?

If my last period was around october 18th 2013, how far along in my pregnancy am i?

Not how it is done: Dating a pregnancy happens with the early ultrasounds since conception can be unpredictable and some females mistake the dates of their periods. Please ask your OB the date of presumed conception based upon your early ultra sound. ...Read more

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What is the best way to know how far along in my pregnancy I am without seeing a doctor?

What is the best way to know how far along in my pregnancy I am without seeing a doctor?

Conception: Conception calculators are all over the web. You have all the tools you need on the internet. Here is a good place to start: http://www.babymed.com/conception-calculator ...Read more

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