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Getting Scared During Pregnancy
Same way every time: Urban myth may have you believe you can pre-select your offspring but that is bogus. If you go the test tube baby route you might be able to pretest embryos & have them implanted, but that is tedious & expensive. You get pregnant & get whatever the successful sperm has made. (the sperm determines the sex)you have the same chance for boy or girl any pregnancy. ...Read more
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
Plan, do not panic: Seek the help form a gynecologist or family medicine doctor or an adolescent medicine pediatrician who cares for young girls and who has the expertise in inserting IUD's and subdermal implants. These are the best and most effective methods to prevent you from having an n unplanned pregnancy. Be safe. Choose them and your sex partners wisely. ...Read more
I had heelp with my 2nd pregnancy, no problems with the first, I want to get pregnant again but scared of developing heelp again, what are the chances?
It can happen: Interesting that you had hellp syndrome on your 2nd but not your 1st. The highest risk would be on your 1st pregnancy. Once someone has had hellp syndrome they are at higher risk to get it again than someone who never had it. It's also true that the chances on your 3rd is lower than your chances of getting it on your 1st or 2nd. Your doc will need monitor the pregnancy closely. ...Read more
Slight risk: Having an X-ray during pregnancy is generally considered safe. It's highly unlikely that an X-ray during pregnancy will harm a developing baby as most X-ray exams won't expose the baby to direct radiation. Also a leaded apron can be worn to shield your abdomen from the radiation. The exception is abdominal X-rays which directly target the abdomen. It is still wise to postpone non-emergent X-rays. ...Read more
There is debate about ultrasound in pregnancy. until the 1980s Ultrasound was not available, and women still had babies.
If there are no problems with the pregnancy, Many suggest a Fetal survey at about 19 weeks.
More scanning, only if there is a problem. However, there is a lot of variability in opinion. ...Read more
Usually none: Most women do not experience any symptoms at the time of implantation. Some women may experience vaginal spotting which is termed implantation bleeding. ...Read more
No: Unlikely, recommend regular check ups with your ophthamologist. ...Read more
U may or may not get: It, if u do usually starts sometime in the first 14 weeks and is usually over by 14 weeks in some people it can last a lot longer. ...Read more
Yes, very normal.: A lot of partners worry that sex will start labor or hurt the baby. In addition, they may look at you differently now that you are pregnant. Normally, sex is completely safe during pregnancy. The uterus and the bag of water prevent any injury to the baby. If you have certain conditions (placenta previa, abruption), your doctor will let you know not to have sex. Otherwise, it is safe. ...Read more
Fascinating question: Wow. It's all about you, isn't it? In medicine there are no admissions (other than into hospital) just truth. Tell your doctor truthful facts. Please realize how dangerous a mother smoking is for a fetus. The amer acad peds and ob/gyn urge women in child bearing age to refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol lest they become pregnant and harm their baby. Please think about tour question. ...Read more
13 weeks-Blood Only: There is a new option available which uses the small amount of fetal dna present in mom's blood. Unlike other methods, there is no direct sampling of fetal blood/tissue. It requires a cheek swab from dad, but it does require 10 tubes from you. It uses PCR technology to amplify the dna. ...Read more
If I am overweight and pregnant should I be trying to get to a healthier weight during my pregnancy?
I have a j-pouch, will it be hard for me to get pregnant? Could anything happen to my health during the pregnancy?
Seek fertility MD: With a j pouch you are no longer on chemo type drugs. You should wait up to 6 months after stopping certain chemo meds like methotrexate before trying to conceive. Pelvic surgery involved in a j-pouch lowers the odds of having a pregnancy by 5times. There is only a small risk of increase in congenital problems but low birth weight and preterm births can happen more often. Talk to fertility MD. ...Read more
I need help knowing if im pregnant or not im not able to get a pregnancy test im really scared someone please help?
Well?: If you had unprotected sex and missed a period then you could be pregnant. No one can give you a way to tell unless your belly starts growing. We depend on lab data. I'm not sure why you can't get a pregnancy test at 19. You could try a health unit and they are not very expensive. I wish there was a better answer but that's why pregnancy tests were invented. ...Read more