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How many weeks is a gestation period?

How many weeks is a gestation period?

38 weeks for humans: A human gestation period is 38 weeks (from fertilization to birth). A pregnancy (total weeks of gestation) is counted as 40 weeks (from first day of last menstrual period until birth). It can be confusing! ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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What do you suggest if my gestational age is going by a week after my period.. why?

What do you suggest if my gestational age is going by a week after my period.. why?

LMP vs. ultrasound: Obstetricians go first by the last menstrual period (LMP) or day of conception if known to calculate the due date and the gestational age. When an ultrasound tells a different gestational age and due date, and the ultrasound shows a fetus 20 or less weeks of gestation, then the ultrasound overrules the LMP in determining due date and gestational age, if the difference is a week or more. ...Read more

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Why are my ultrasounds always a week ahead of my period gestational age?

Why are my ultrasounds always a week ahead of my period gestational age?

Either you are due: A week sooner or your baby's weight is over the 50th % which is not uncommon please discuss with your OB and when you do an ultrasound past 20 weeks it can be + or - 1 week. ...Read more

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My wife gestational period as per first day of LMP is 6 weeks 2 days but on ultrasound report gestational period mention is 4 weeks 4 days.Pls guide?

My wife gestational period as per first day of LMP is 6 weeks 2 days but on ultrasound report gestational period mention is 4 weeks 4 days.Pls guide?

Two possibilities: There are two possibilities. First, this might be normal due to late ovulation her last cycle. Second, this could be a miscarriage starting. Repeated ultrasound scans and blood tests measuring HCG levels over the next 1-2 weeks can determine which of the two possibilities it is. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the gestation period for tb?

Can you please explain the gestation period for tb?

Gestation/Incubation: When we talk about gestation period, we are talking about pregnancy. When we talk about period from exposure tuberculosis until disease develops, we talk about incubation period. The incubation period for TB is from 2 to 12 weeks after exposure. So a skin test can convert to posiitve between 2 to 12 weeks after exposure. ...Read more

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Do ultrasounds measure from gestational age or does it measure from the day of conception? I have an extremely irregular period..

Do ultrasounds measure from gestational age or does it measure from the day of conception? I have an extremely irregular period..

Ultrasound: measurements estimate the gestational age of the fetus. Gestational age is in relation to your last menstrual period. For example, a fetus measuring 8 weeks gestation on ultrasound would have been conceived 6 weeks prior to the ultrasound.A patient with 28 day cycles would have started her last menstrual period 8 weeks prior to the scan. Keep in mind that these measurements are estimates. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Definition)

Croup is a description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial tracheitis or spasmodic croup. Common symptoms are: cough, inspiratory stridor, hoarseness, barking cough, sore ...Read more