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Doctor insights on: I Am 18 Weeks Pregnant And Only Gained 3 Pounds

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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How accurate is ultrasound done at 18 weeks pregnancy in determining baby gender if baby cooperate. Gyn saif 100% boy. Can he still be mistaken?

How accurate is ultrasound done at 18 weeks pregnancy in determining baby gender if baby cooperate. Gyn saif 100% boy. Can he still be mistaken?

Always: Mistakes on gender using ultrasound are always possible. I have delivered an 18 weeks stillborn whose sex could not be determined by looking at the genitalia. About the best time for determining gender, realistically, is about 24 weeks by ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV(abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV(abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Metronidazole is not: absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy, but should be used with caution. Make sure your doctor knows you're pregnant and discusses the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Im 18 weeks pregnant and have only gained about 5 pounds, is this healthy?

Im 18 weeks pregnant and have only gained about 5 pounds, is this healthy?

Probably...: Weight gain during pregnancy is more pronounced during the second half of the pregnancy. Recommended weight gain varies depending on your pre-pregnancy weight. Make sure that you are following with your OB for all your prenatal appointments - they will check your weight at every appointment and let you know if they have any concerns. ...Read more

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What is the average weight gain at 18 weeks pregnant?

What is the average weight gain at 18 weeks pregnant?

Weight gain: It all depends on what your pre-pregnancy weight was. Use this calculator to figure it out. http://www.thebabycorner.com/tools/pregnancy/calculators/weightcalculator.php. ...Read more

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Why do veins show on a pregnant belly in late 2nd trimester? Is it b/c of being thin? All weight gained is all in belly.

Why do veins show on a pregnant belly in late 2nd trimester? Is it b/c of being thin? All weight gained is all in belly.

Pregnancy: there is increased pressure on intra-abdominal veins due to pregnant uterus. Blood flow is increased via superficial veins that leads to distended abdominal wall veins. ...Read more