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How Many Weeks Do Women Stay Pregnant
I'm 6 weeks pregnant. How many calories should a pregnant women eat that wants to gain the least amount of weight?
About 2000: The recommendations range from 1500 to 2500 calories, depending on your activity level and weight (or bmi) as you start into pregnancy. You can actually be on a slight weight loss diet (1500 cal) if you are heavy to start with, but usually you will need more. You need to eat enough for the baby to grow well, which we can monitor with ultrasound throughout pregnancy. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, 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
1-2 days before: generally the earliest you should test is 1-2 days before the expected period. If you have a certain ovulation date you can count about 11 days from that. There may still be false pos/false negs if you test this early, but it's mostly reliable. If your cycles are irregular you may need to wait longer. ...Read more
8th month: She is in her eighth month (1-4 weeks = 1 month; 5-8 = 2nd; 9-12 = 3rd; 13-16 = 4th; 17-20 = 5th; 21-24 = 6th; 25-28 = 7th; 29-32 = 8th). ...Read more
After this week i'll have six weeks to go before my due date. A lot of women keep telling me i'm small for being pregnant. Should this worry me?
Nope!: I wouldn't worry about it one bit: pregnant women get more "free advice" than anyone in the world. May i assume you are getting prenatal care? That you are seeing an OB doctor who will be involved in your delivery? If he/she thinks the baby is the right size for dates i'd stop worrying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less than 1%: While it certainly possible to miscarry prior to confirmation of pregnancy, I do not receive many queries or meet many patients who have had that experience. Without a positve pregnancy test, there is no way to know with certainty that there ever was a pregnancy. I occasionally see a patient who had a positive home test who is negative at the office, who then knew they were pg b4 they miscarried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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