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How far along can you go past your due date? And how long does the placenta work to feed your baby?

How far along can you go past your due date? And how long does the placenta work to feed your baby?

Most consider: Most consider it safe to go up to 2 weeks past the 40 week mark generally accepted as the due date but testing of fetal well being usually starts by 41 weeks and with reassuring tests the pregnancy can, in rare situations, be extended longer. The placenta can also age faster and in some conditions making fetal testing and, at times, earlier delivery necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long after your water breaks does the baby have to be born?

How long after your water breaks does the baby have to be born?

Time varies: Actual time varies.First labors take longer than later & average 8-10 hours.Some issues may delay the process, like an epidural placed too early or a baby tangled in the cord that will not descend.The risk of an infection affecting baby begins to increase after 18 hours of open membranes, so the ob's may add meds to speed the process or need to do a c-section. ...Read more

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How long do I have to keep braces on for? What factors decides the length of time?

Treatment objectives: Without an examination and work-up, it is not possible to give you a time frame. There is no set number. Your situation is unique and this question is best discussed with the orthodontist who will be treating you. ...Read more

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How long after your water breaks do you have your baby? Generally.

How long after your water breaks do you have your baby? Generally.

Depends: First time moms will generally work through labor to deliver in 12 hours. There are many factors that can slow or speed the process but that's average.Subsequent pregnancies usually take less time in full labor. Rupture of membranes starts a clock, after 18 hours the risk for infection in baby increases and the need to push labor with meds or do a c-section may be necessary. ...Read more

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What will be the effect if you did not complete the vaccination of your baby?

What will be the effect if you did not complete the vaccination of your baby?

TheyWillBeSuscptible: They will not have full immunity and will be susceptible to the infections When they are exposed to those diseases they will catch them.They will always be at risk to be infected ...Read more

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How many months till you know sex of the baby?

How many months till you know sex of the baby?

Depends: The ultrasound procedure in skilled hands may be able to detect little male parts after they are completed about 11-12 wks. This would require that the turtle stick his head up to be seen. It is a bit more reliable later but again requires skilled hands to pick up the features & proper interpretation. ...Read more

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What is the average age to get your first period. What's best to do when she gets slightly emotional if you will.

What is the average age to get your first period. What's best to do when she gets slightly emotional if you will.

Menses: Usually 12 and about 2 years after the onset of breast development. Remain calm yourself and make sure she has been well educated and understands it is a normal phase of maturity. Treat any pain or discomfort and avoid embarrassing her. All the best. ...Read more

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If your baby dies in your uterus, how long does it take before you get sick?

If your baby dies in your uterus, how long does it take before you get sick?

Fetal death: After a fetus dies in utero in the second of third trimester, generally there are no maternal side effects. However, if the fetus remains in the uterus for a long period of time, generally more than 4 weeks, there can be blood clotting abnormalities. ...Read more

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How do you know when will you be menopause ahead of time?

How do you know when will you be menopause ahead of time?

You can't : While there may be clues of an impending menopause, such as irregular to missed periods, hot flashes, family history, accurately predicting the time of the last menses - even with blood tests, is not possible. ...Read more

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When your baby dies in your uterus, how long is it before you get sick?

When your baby dies in your uterus, how long is it before you get sick?

Several Weeks: Several weeks and maybe longer. Blood test can be done to make sure you are ok....Hope this helps answer your question. ...Read more

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How does the implanon change the lining of the uterus? How long after will i be able to have kids?

How does the implanon change the lining of the uterus?  How long after will i be able to have kids?

Use protection: Implanon protects against pregnancy, but not stds so use protection if that is a concern. The drug hormone released makes the uterine lining less friendly for a fertilized egg to implant. The Implanon website is a good one. Read it for further information, but it states you can conceive during the first week after Implanon is removed. ...Read more

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How do you know when your body is ready to conceive after Depo-Provera what are the signs ?

How do you know when your body is ready to conceive after Depo-Provera what are the signs ?

Varies: In order to conceive naturally you need to start having periods again and ovulating. If the periods are regular again then usually fertility is possible. To conceive before your body's hormones are ready requires treatment. ...Read more

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How long in the pregnancy can you tell the sex of the child?

How long in the pregnancy can you tell the sex of the child?

Depends: How bad do you need to know and how much cash can you invest? There is a maternal blood test often referred to as NIPP.It can identify fetal cells circulating in mothers blood as early as 8 weeks and chromosome studies can be done on these (inclusing sex). The parts are formed by 12 wks but can seldom be reliably reported on ultrasound until 16-20 wks. ...Read more

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How do you know if your baby will have a head full of hair at birth andcan you tell by ultrasound pucs?

How do you know if your baby will have a head full of hair at birth andcan you tell by ultrasound pucs?

Hair ==>Cute images: Let me start with this: looking for hair is not a reason to do or prolong an ultrasound. However, as someone who has done countless ultrasound studies, I have seen fetuses with hair on their heads floating in the fluid. We can sometimes estimate whether there is a full head or only ring-like "monk hair" toward the end of pregnancy. The fetal pictures are cute, but the newborn ones are even cuter! ...Read more

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