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Small belly at 18 weeks pregnancy, is this normal?

Small belly at 18 weeks pregnancy, is this normal?

What is important: Is the size of your uterus - not the size of your abdomen. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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?

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

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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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18 weeks pregnant how many months not to sure?

18 weeks pregnant how many months not to sure?

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

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This thursday will make me 18 weeks pregnant how many months is that and how many weeks will I start to show please?

This thursday will make me 18 weeks pregnant how many months is that and how many weeks will I start to show please?

Soon: 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

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I am 18 weeks pregnant and barely showing should I be concerned?

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

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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 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?

No: It would be very unusual for your sutuatiuon to do harm to your baby. Especially if the chips were sealed until you opened them. Make sure you re on a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid) and you are not a smoker. Good luck ...Read more

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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?

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

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I am 18 weeks pregnant whith psoriasis what precautions should I take?

I am 18 weeks pregnant whith psoriasis what precautions should I take?

Well: Avoid any unnecessary medications. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Ask your OB/GYN about specific medication questions ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant with my 2nd and haven't felt any movement. Worried?

I am 18 weeks pregnant with my 2nd and haven't felt any movement. Worried?

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

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I am 18 weeks pregnant I m usig ponds flawless white any harm for the fetus?

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

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Hi I am 18 weeks pregnant and I have hard time constipation. May I use fleet? Yes so what may I use for it

Hi I am 18 weeks pregnant and I have hard time constipation. May I use fleet? Yes so what may I use for it

Constipation: Is very common in pregnancy. If severe, a fleets enema is not contraindicated in pregnancy if needed. Discuss with your OB a diet you can follow and some more natural ways to combat the issue as well. Best wishes and congratulations on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant and I have had sharp cramps for 2 days. Should I go to the emergency room?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe kidney: This may be a number of things from inflammation of the ribs, to a kidney infection or even involving the breast. Office visit and evaluation would be recommended. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant. Can I use peppermint oil thoothpaste? Is it safe?

I am 18 weeks pregnant. Can I use peppermint oil thoothpaste? Is it safe?

Peppermint oil: As a toothpaste, not much peppermint oil will actually be absorbed. That said, it is safe to use for this purpose during pregnancy, particularly since the fetus is mostly formed at 18 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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My gct result is 141mg. Am 18 weeks pregnant. Am I diabetic? I feel very hungry nowa days. Aftr meal wit in 4 hrs I feel hungry. Is this normal in pregncy

Need further testing: A gct is only a screening test and would need to be much higher to make the diagnosis of diabetes on its own. A 3 hr GTT is required. Your symptoms are consistent with a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant. I have a greenish discharge. What is it? Normal? First time I've noticed it. No smell or itch. Husband and I had sex a few days ago.

I am 18 weeks pregnant. I have a greenish discharge. What is it? Normal? First time I've noticed it. No smell or itch. Husband and I had sex a few days ago.

It: It could be from having sex and the drainage after that, but if it continues, or if you have any pain, fever, or new symptoms then please notify your ob. Any concerns at this stage of pregnancy must be taken seriously. ...Read more