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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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What are the chances of a healthy pregnancy at 38-both parents have gene for CF and one miscarriage 3 weeks ago.

What are the chances of a healthy pregnancy at 38-both parents have gene for CF and one miscarriage 3 weeks ago.

Odds are..: 25% of conceptions will have cf, 50% will be carriers, & 25% will not be carrying a CF gene. For a woman of 38, risk of any genetic abnormality is about 1%. Success also is affected by the age of your partner. Higher success rate if the male is younger than 40. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your HCG to drop then rise and still have a healthy pregnancy?

Is it possible for your HCG to drop then rise and still have a healthy pregnancy?

Rarely: If labs where levels were run are all the same then it is very unlikely that you would have levels that fell then rose and let to a successful pregnancy. Keep following with your provider to monitor that it is not a tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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I just got a positive pregnancy test what are the next steps I should take for a healthy pregnancy ?

I just got a positive pregnancy test what are the next steps I should take for a healthy pregnancy ?

Healthy pregnancy: Avoid tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, illicit drugs ; unnecessary medications. Remain physically active and eat healthfully. Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Take your prenatal vitamins and keep all prenatal appointments. Take care. ...Read more

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Why is it that some women have negative hpt, and months later it comes up positive? And still have a healthy pregnancy?

Why is it that some women have negative hpt, and months later it comes up positive? And still have a healthy pregnancy?

???: Not sure what you mean , but i assume you mean the preg test is neg and later comes up positive, which usually means you were not pg when the first test was done or you were too early for it to be +. ...Read more

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Can premature women born at 51/2 months have healthy pregnancy and birth?! im terrified of having stroke or something serious happen

Can premature women born at 51/2 months have healthy pregnancy and birth?! im terrified of having stroke or something serious happen

Premature Not Ideal: No. That is way too early to expect the child to have anything but a life full of medical problems. It is very dangerous to have a baby this early. It may even lead to the death of the newborn. ...Read more

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My hCG 1st beta 5/30 (3 weeks 5 day) was 59, 2nd beta 6/2 (4 weeks 2 day) was 161, 3rd beta 6/5 was 529. Chances of a healthy pregnancy?

My hCG 1st beta 5/30 (3 weeks 5 day) was 59, 2nd beta 6/2 (4 weeks 2 day) was 161, 3rd beta 6/5 was 529. Chances of a healthy pregnancy?

Favorable HCG values: HCG levels start below 1,200, double every 72 hours and increase by at least 60% every two days. Your HCG rate surpassed the standard. Also, HCG levels correlate to gestational age, but vary due to different laboratories and to our unique bodies. For instance, for 4-5 weeks, one source reports an HCG of 1000-5000 while another 100-5000. Changes in the HCG level matters more than the actual level. ...Read more

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My husband & I are wanting to try to conceive. What can we do to increase our chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy?

My husband & I are wanting to try to conceive. What can we do to increase our chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy?

Preconception: taking prenatal vitamins before you conceive and having your spouse take a multivitamin as well. You can also use ovulation prediction kits to help time when you are most likely to conceive. Lastly have an OB provider picked out that will take you for early prenatal care. ...Read more

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Can premature women that were born at 51/2 months themselves. Have a normal healthy pregnancy? Or will I have increased risks because i was a preemie?

Can premature women that were born at 51/2 months themselves. Have a normal healthy pregnancy? Or will I have increased risks because i was a preemie?

No Worries...: Just because you were a preemie does not mean that you will have preemie babies. Babies are born prematurely for all sorts of reasons. Even the healthiest of women can have an early delivery of a newborn. If you have a congenital or genetic condition that predisposes you to difficult pregnancies you should discuss this with your health care provider. ...Read more

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How can I have a healthy pregnancy?

How can I have a healthy pregnancy?

Read below: http://www.babycenter.com/0_twelve-steps-to-a-healthy-pregnancy_9174.bc

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How do i have a healthy pregnancy?

How do i have a healthy

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Prenatal care: This is a avery complex question beyond the scope of a simple answer. The first step is to find an Obgyn in whom you trust who can assess your unique individual pregnancy and health and design a prenatal care program that will optimize the chances of successful outcome for you and the baby ...Read more

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How to have a safe and healthy pregnancy?

How to have a safe and healthy pregnancy?

Good question: First make sure you are healthy enough to become pregnant, secondly have a strong loving relationship with the person you are having intercourse with. Are you in a position to offer a suitable home life for the baby? If all answers are yes then choose a board certified OB/GYN physician. Always keep in mind you should have a well balanced diet & absolutely no smoking or drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some ways to have a healthy pregnancy?

What are some ways to have a healthy pregnancy?

Healthy pregnancy: Avoid tobacco, caffeine, alcohol, illicit drugs ; unnecessary medications. Remain physically active and eat healthfully. Take your prenatal vitamins and keep all prenatal appointments. Take care. ...Read more

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What measures I have to take to have healthy pregnancy?

What measures I have to take to have healthy pregnancy?

Talk to your partner: Typically, men do not get pregnant. I'm glad you're worried about your partner's health during pregnancy. Be supportive of her following all of her doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a healthy pregnancy diet?

Anyone know what is a healthy pregnancy diet?

Nutrition: Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. Avoid deli meats, pate, unpasteurized milk & imported. ...Read more

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What are some ways to promote a healthy pregnancy?

What are some ways to promote a healthy pregnancy?

Prenatal care : You need plenty of sleep, eat right so that you gain 20 pounds max, exercise some and start seeing your health care practitioner as soon as you are pregnant. Taking vitamins with folate (folic acid) before and during pregnancy is important. ...Read more

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How common is a stillbirth in a healthy pregnancy?

How common is a stillbirth in a healthy pregnancy?

If the preg is: Healthy very uncommon, if someone has that happen, hopefully not then an evaluation can be done to try to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is vaginal fisting during a healthy pregnancy safe?

I trying looking up: 'vaginal fisting' and could not find any matches. So, I am left guessing what this means. If this means inserting full fist in vagina- that would not be recommended. If this is not what is meant by the term, then please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Pregnancy (Definition)

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