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I Am 18 Weeks Pregnant How Many Months Is That
What is important: Is the size of your uterus - not the size of your abdomen. Take care. ...Read more
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
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?
My wife is suffering from gallbladder stone (size:10mm) with 18 weeks pregnancy. Kindly suggest me that should we go for immediate surgery or wait?
See below: These are always tough questions and need to be discussed with her OB and surgeon. In capable hands, laparascopic cholecystectomy in the middle trimester (about where she is now) should be safe. If the symptoms are mild, they may elect to follow her closely through the preganancy and remove the gb postpartum, but this may be associated with recurrent symptoms and worse outcome. ...Read more
Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV (abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?
Uterine fibroids causing an enlarged uterus (18 weeks pregnancy), reaches above my belly. Swollen upper abdomen for 2.5 months. Could this be reason?
Think in weeks: We discuss everything about pregnancy in terms of weeks as it is much more precise than months. A pregnancy is 40 weeks (10 months) long from the first day of your last period to your due date. Most people don't find out until they're late for period or about 4-5 weeks along. I'd recommend you try to think in terms of weeks as that's how your provider will discuss your pregnancy. ...Read more
This thursday will make me 18 weeks pregnant how many months is that and how many weeks will I start to show please?
Let's see- 4 weeks to a month-18 weeks- 18 divided by 4= 41/2 months pregnant!
you should start showing very soon depending on your body shape, weight, etc. ...Read more
Not showing: It largely depends on body build when you will show. Lighter, thinner people show early; medium or large build people tend to show later. If you're not showing after 20 weeks, i'd be concerned enough to get an ultrasound to assess for development. ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant with my first baby but I haven't felt my baby move yet. Is that normal, When will I feel it move?
20 weeks: Most begin to feel the baby move around week 20 ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant ate an entire bag of corn tortilla chips (I know, unhealthy) but guaranteed fresh date was a week ago. I didn't know until I ate them. Will this hurt my baby?
I am 18 weeks pregnant and think I've been around a child with fifths disease. What should I do. Will my baby be hurt?
Depends on situation: Most of us have 5ths during childhood & develop lifelong immunity. If you did, you have nothing to worry about. If you were only exposed to the case after the kid had a rash, the kid was no longer contagious. If exposed in the days before the rash you may develop 5ths & it can hurt a fetus. There is no treatment available but close contact with OB is advised. ...Read more
Please ask your doc: ? S like this, you should not be shy to ask your doc that is your OB docs job or his nurse's job to answer any questions or concerns you may have with any aspect of your preg and if they do not call you back or answer your? S then find a new ob, , it is normal you may not feel any movement until 20-21 weeks but I assume you should be getting a fetal anatomy scan at 19-20 weeks to check everything. ...Read more
Not harmful: There doesn't appear to be any ingredients in the product that would be harmful. Most topical treatments do not penetrate the skin and go into the bloodstream which would be the major way to affect the baby. ...Read more
Hi I am 18 weeks pregnant and I have hard time constipation. May I use fleet? Yes so what may I use for it
I am 18 weeks pregnant and started feeling babys movements and become very tensed if I didn't feel it for sometime even 3-4 hrs and worrying is it ok?
At 18 weeks: U may not feel it every day some women do not even feel it at 18 weeks. ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant and I have had sharp cramps for 2 days. Should I go to the emergency room?
The key question is: Are you able to feel fetal movement? And are you bleeding? If you haven't begun feeling fetal motion yet then you should still be able to have the baby's heart tones checked in labor and delivery triage. Have you had leakage of fluid? Yes, you should probably have this checked out if there is fluid, blood, fever or any change in fetal motion. Have you called OB and spoken with them? You should. Now ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant and have spent 4 days in a camper van that smells of petrol when driving is this harmful to my baby please?
Not seriously: As long as it didn't hurt you it probably did not harm the baby but extended exposure is not good for you or the baby so be careful now and after you have had the baby. You are going to be a great mom and you need to stay healthy in order that you can. ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant and was out on a boat for 5 hrs. The temperature outside was 102 degrees. I felt fine but is there any risk to the baby?
Hyperthermia, dehydr: Hyperthermia and dehydration could affect you fetus in a permanent and temporary sense, respectively. I would strongly recommend avoiding exposure to such punishing weather for any amount of time during pregnancy! maintaining normothermia and good hydration are essential to a good pregnancy outcome. Stay in air-conditioned spaces while pregnant! ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant and have a very sharp pain in my back on the left side that shoots threw to right below my left boob and around the side?
Hey I am 18 weeks pregnant. My nipples are getting darker in color. Will their color come back after delivery?
I am 18 weeks pregnant and my tummy during the day is hard, but at night and early in the morning is softer is this normal? Thank you
Normal.: Pressure of the pregnant uterus builds up on the pelvic organs below during the day and make your tummy feel hard. ...Read more
I need help I am 18 weeks pregnant and my last visit to the doctor was end of November in Philippinee since then never been to the doctor in USA.
Not help: You don't need help--- you need prenatal care. Check with the local health department ...Read more
Hello I am 18 weeks pregnant and ever since I found out I am pregnant I have been having menustral cramps. Sometimes they are sharp sometimes mild.
"Stretching pains": Congratulations! You are experiencing the normal uterine cramping of growth also known as "stretching pains". Hopefully, by now, you have started prenatal care with a OB MD. ...Read more
Doctor, I accidentally took 2 prenatal a that were expired 2 months ago. I am 18 weeks pregnant. I'm worried if it had a negative effect on my baby.
No negative effect: Medications are often still potent past their expiration dates especially when kept in a cool protected environment. ...Read more
I am 18 weeks pregnant with my third baby and im highrisk. The doctor was supposed to give me two ultrasounds already and hasn't gave me 1. What doi do?
Ultrasound: Call your doctor and ask staff why you have not gotten ultrasound that you were told you would get. If they do not pay attention to you then perhaps switch doctors. ...Read more