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Healthy Pregnancy At 38 Weeks
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
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
I just got a positive pregnancy test what are the next steps I should take for 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Hcg rising.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. What are the odds of a healthy pregnancy?
So Far So Good…: The betas appear to be rising normally. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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