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In 16 weeks pregnancy how to make sure all's fine with baby?

In 16 weeks pregnancy how to make sure all's fine with baby?

Basics: A well balanced diet & prenatal vitamins, adequate rest, regular exercise & prenatal care all aid a successful pregnancy. Avoiding toxic exposures like alcohol, nicotine & a variety of medications is also important.Even the best planned & monitored pregnancy can develop complications. Having a good communication with the OB will assist early recognition of problems & response if they occur. ...Read more

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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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Can a home pregnancy test work on a 16 weeks pregnancy? Or it has a "expired date"?

Can a home pregnancy test work on a 16 weeks pregnancy? Or it has a "expired date"?

Yes ; maybe: 16 weeks is more than long enough for hpt to be positive. If the test is beyond its expiration date cannot rely on its answer completely. If in doubt, see your ob/gyn for testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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How accurate is ultrasound at 16 weeks pregnancy for gender detection if baby cooperate. Is it 80% or 85% or 95%. Based on experience and medical papers?

How accurate is ultrasound at 16 weeks pregnancy for gender detection if baby cooperate. Is it 80% or 85% or 95%. Based on experience and medical papers?

Depends on fetus: 16 weeks is quite early, and there is never a guarantee. If the fetus spreads it's legs and is in the right position for the us technologist, it can be very easy to tell the gender. If the fetus does not cooperate, then the accuracy goes down, to just guessing or flipping a coin (50%). It is easier to tell at 20 weeks or so (everything is bigger). Ask the tech how confident they are. ...Read more

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Almost clear watery discharge with no milky substance at 16 weeks pregnancy. once so far. amount enough to soak a panty liner. should I be concerned?

Almost clear watery discharge with no milky substance at 16 weeks pregnancy. once so far. amount enough to soak a panty liner. should I be concerned?

See a Doctor: Clear watery discharge during pregnancy may be related to urinary leakage. However, it is possible to leak amniotic fluid even at 16 weeks. It is best to see a doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Im 16 weeks pregnant & am having stomach virus pains along with vomitting. When II eat my stomach hurts. Am II &my baby ok?

Im 16 weeks pregnant & am having stomach  virus pains along with vomitting. When II eat my stomach hurts. Am II &my baby ok?

Probally: You must be sure you do not get dehydrated while pregnant take only liquids usual recommendation for viral illness in pregnancy if you can not keep down liquids for 24 hours you should go get fluids if you are having pain as well may need to get exam. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks pregnant and having mild cough along with postnasal drip. i noticed bumps on the back of the tongue is it due to post nasal drip or else?

I am 16 weeks pregnant and having mild cough along with postnasal drip. i noticed bumps on the back of the tongue is it due to post nasal drip or else?

Tongue bumps: Without actually seeing them one could only guess at the cause of the bumps they are most likely the taste buds news the base of the tongue ...Read more

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I'm 16 weeks pregnant and I'm having really bad pains what could it be?

I'm 16 weeks pregnant and I'm having really bad pains what could it be?

Let your OB know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. Is it normal NOT to have gained any weight by now?

I am 16 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. Is it normal NOT to have gained any weight by now?

No worries: The typical weight gain over the course of a pregnancy is 25 to 30 lbs. This can happen in a steady continuous fashion. Sometimes there a weeks of no weight gain followed by spurts of rapid gain. Babies take all the energy from mom they need to thrive - mom would have to starve severely and loosing weight, before it affects the baby. Having said that, pathologic conditions should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks pregnant with my third child. I still have not felt the baby move should I be worried?

I am 16 weeks pregnant with my third child. I still have not felt the baby move should I be worried?

Soon: Some mom's feel quickening as early as 13 to 16 weeks. Others don't feel it until 18 to 20 weeks. In fact quickening can take up to 25 weeks for some. Discuss this with your OB at your next scheduled visit. Congratulations on the third baby! ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting a false negative on pregnancy test at possible 16 weeks of pregnancy?

What is the chance of getting a false negative on pregnancy test at possible 16 weeks of pregnancy?

Hmmm...: Most women know they are 16 weeks pregnant without a urine or blood test. So, if there is an obvious baby inside, then any negative pregnancy test is a false negative. That being said, a false negative pregnancy test is rare after 4-5 weeks of pregnancy... which means that if a woman has not "confirmed a pregnancy" at 16 weeks, and she gets a negative test result, she should visit her doctor. ...Read more

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I am 16 weeks and 4 days pregnant I am having really bad headachs for the past 3 days straight, what does this mean?

Headache & Pregnancy: There is a very serious complication of pregnancy known as toxemia. A serious headache must be reported to your obstetrician so that all possible complications of pregnancy can be addressed. Given the fact that you are in your fourth day of this head ache pain please contact your obstetrician today. ...Read more