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I just found out i'm pregnant, when should I schedule my first doctors appointment?

I just found out i'm pregnant, when should I schedule my first doctors appointment?

Congratulations!: Congratulations!(hopefully they are in order) from my perspective you should make it as soon as you are able; either with your primary care doc or your ob/gyn to 'confirm'..And then you will be given a more definitive schedule to follow. I'll give you a head start...Eat well; and begin a "prenatal" vitamin; drink plenty of water and try to eliminate any junk food/caffeine from your diet. The ob/gyn will go into more detail going forward. In the mean time enjoy the moment! best of luck to you! ...Read more

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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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I have phopia to doctors and i think im pregnant for some months alreadybut i just cant go , how can i treat that, is with a psychiatrist? i`m worried

I have phopia to doctors and i think im pregnant for some months alreadybut i just cant go , how can i treat that, is with a psychiatrist? i`m worried

Ok: Many people are afraid of doctors. You can do a home pregnancy test. If indeed positive you need to have your pregnancy visits. If you do not like doctors you could have a midwife if one is near where you live. However if you are pregnant do the right thing for the fetus and do see a kind and gentle doctor one you can talk to and then the bond will form and you will be secure and comfortable ...Read more

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I've recently found out I'm pregnant (about 4 weeks) should I go to the doctors straight away or wait a few weeks?

I've recently found out I'm pregnant (about 4 weeks) should I go to the doctors straight away or wait a few weeks?

The sooner thebetter: Request an appointment with an obstetrical or midwifery team as soon as you can and request advice and guidance about nutrition, folic acid, first trimester prenatal screenings, dating sonograms etc.... ...Read more

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If I'm going to the doctors to find out if I'm pregnant with baby #2 how long should I wait? If its not a home test

If I'm going to the doctors to find out if I'm pregnant with baby #2 how long should I wait? If its not a home test

It depends.: Your blood has to be sent to a lab to be analyzed. How long it takes for them to give you the results varies from lab to lab. It can be as soon as an hour or as long as several days. But a couple of days is a typical waiting period for lab results for your pregnancy blood test. ...Read more

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6weeks pregnant and after going to the toilet it looks like the start of a period would look is this normal.I'm very worried.Should I c my doc tomorro?

6weeks pregnant and after going to the toilet it looks like the start of a period would look is this normal.I'm very worried.Should I c my doc tomorro?

Sleep habits: What time do you get to sleep and do you sleep well? What time do you get up? do you need more sleep. I think this is on the basis of your sleep habits. the amount of sleep that right for one person may not be right for the other.get into a routine. Hope this works but if it doesn't get the help of your family doctor ...Read more

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If you go to the doctors to early for a pregnancy test can it be wrong?

If you go to the doctors to early for a pregnancy test can it be wrong?

Just retest: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Hello i have an indoor cat, should i take a toxoplasmosis test before deciding to get pregnant? Bcz a doc told m i shld b pg to take it

Hello i have an indoor cat, should i take a toxoplasmosis test before deciding to get pregnant? Bcz a doc told m i shld b pg to take it

Follow your Docs adv: Follow your doctor's advice. It is not customary to test all women who own an indoor cat before they become pregnant. You did not indicate you have any reason to believe you currently have an infection. http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/gen_info/pregnant.html ...Read more

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Hi doc. I'm pregnant for 15 weeks. But i still i haven't show any bump yet. How would i know if the baby inside me is healthy and alive?

Hi doc. I'm pregnant for 15 weeks. But i still i haven't show any bump yet. How would i know if the baby inside me is healthy and alive?

Ultrasound: Depending on your body type it varies when you get a "baby bump." It may be too early or you may not be that far along as dates calculated by menstrual period are often wrong. If you are 15 weeks it is time for your first prenatal check up anyway, go to the doctor. ...Read more

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I'm diabetic and I just found out I'm pregnant I have a doc appointment on the 10th but what can I do until then to keep us both healthy?

I'm diabetic and I just found out I'm pregnant I have a doc appointment on the 10th but what can I do until then to keep us both healthy?

Watch the sugars!: Good sugar control is a must! You want the following treatment goals Fasting bg < 95 > 60 Preprandial < 100 1hr post prandial 140 2hr post prandial 120 ...Read more

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I think I'm pregnant, my question is with last pregnancy I almost bleed to death, will it happen again? Can't the doctors be prepared this time?

I think I'm pregnant, my question is with last pregnancy I almost bleed to death, will it happen again? Can't the doctors be prepared this time?

I suspect ...: That you doctors will likely be monitoring/on the look out for bleeding issues. But without having more info about the cause of your bleeding it's hard to be able to give you more educated information about the chance of it recurring. ...Read more

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I m 3.5mnth pregnant and in start of 1st mnth end i was 87.5 kg now, i m now 84.5 kg. i m worried but doc says it ok as measurement of baby is fine.

I m 3.5mnth pregnant and in start of 1st mnth end i was 87.5 kg now, i m now 84.5 kg. i m worried but doc says it ok as measurement of baby is fine.

Weight Gain Pregnanc: he is correct. Although we would like you to gain weight during pregnancy, it is less important than the growth of the baby. Good nutrition for mother helps her to maintain her health, vitamins and minerals as the baby grows and uses the mothers supplies for its growth and development. Mothers who are overweight to start may actually not need to gain weight at all during a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 35weeks pregnant & my breathin doesn't feel right , feels like its closing up & hurts in my chest my doc says not to worry but doesn't feel right?

I'm 35weeks pregnant & my breathin doesn't feel right , feels like its closing up & hurts in my chest my doc says not to worry but doesn't feel right?

He's probably right: Your doctor is probably right. The majority of the time, symptoms such as yours during pregnancy are as a result of the change in your anatomy. With the uterus enlarging, you diaphragm gets "pushed up" and thus, diminishes your lung capacity. Also, you rib cage changes its orientation slightly and cause discomfort. In rare cases, you have to worry about blood clots in the lungs. ...Read more

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Just found out i'm pregnant but i'm on citaloptam for anxiety what do I do? Wait for doctors advice? Will my anxiety come back? .What is my next step?

Just found out i'm pregnant but i'm on citaloptam for anxiety what do I do? Wait for doctors advice? Will my anxiety come back? .What is my next step?

No Abrubt Discontinu: This medication has a high likelihood of withdrawal symptoms if abruptly discontinued. Get immediate instructions form your prescriber and/or your ob. It is unclear if your anxiety sx will return immediately, especially given the other hormonal changes occurring in your body due to the pregnancy. The caution for this med is for pregnancies>20wks. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the doctors ask me if i smoke weed if i'm going for a pregnancy blood test?

What's the expert opinion, could the doctors ask me if i smoke weed if i'm going for a pregnancy blood test?

Maybe: Some doctors do a urine drug screen on all new OB patients. You may not be asked if you are going in for a confirmation pregnancy test. Drug use during pregnancy can adversely affect unborn children so doctors need to know this information. ...Read more

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I'm going to the doctors i don't want to do a home pregnancy test cn I do one at the doctors? And will it be 100%

I'm going to the doctors i don't want to do a home pregnancy test cn I do one at the doctors? And will it be 100%

You are not pregnant: That is fine. You can get a test where ever you want to get a test. But, you are not pregnant. You did not get any fresh sperm left in your vagina and thus cannot have become pregnant. ...Read more

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I live in atlanta i just tested if pregnant. I'm officially 6 weeks so far. My parents don't know can I go to the doc with my bf his 21 what do I do?

I live in atlanta i just tested if pregnant. I'm officially 6 weeks so far. My parents don't know can I go to the doc with my bf his 21 what do I do?

Congrats : You probably need to tell your parents because you are on their insurance and you will need to pay the doctor. If you want to be independent, then you can sign up for medicaid. Does your bf have insurance? Have you thought about getting married. Maybe you have your own job and insurance- then you are all set. ...Read more

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