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I just found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant, but I've had 1-2 drinks five nights a week for the last month. What is the risk To the baby?

I just found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant, but I've had 1-2 drinks five nights a week for the last month. What is the risk To the baby?

Time to quit: The most important thing now is that you stop drinking. I can tell you recognize this or you would not be asking. Chronic alcohol exposure in pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. If you feel you have a problem with alcoholism seek help. There are support groups in every city. Congratulations on the pregnancy ...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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If I am 5 weeks pregnant when is my due date?

If I am 5 weeks pregnant when is my due date?

Need more info: Your estimated due date (edd) is based on the first day of your last menstrual period. So you need to provide that date. Just google "pregnancy wheel" or search for a free phone app. From there you can get your edd. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and im miserably naseas and dry heaving what do I do?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and im miserably naseas and dry heaving what do I do?

Call obgyn: Go see your obgyn promptly--this is why you have one. Let him or her guide you through this pregnancy together, so you don't feel alone in getting help. Nausea is a very common early symptom, and there are many options to take care of this. Your OB will know what's best for you. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and am having sharp knife like pains in my viginia is this normail?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and am having sharp knife like pains in my viginia is this normail?

Probably: If no bleeding or other symptoms you should be fine. If still concerned see your doctor for an exam and consultation. ...Read more

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Hello I am 5 weeks pregnant and wanted to knw if I can take senekot comfort around 2 pills a day?

Constipation: Indeed you can. Your interests would be better served by increasing your water intake and eat foods high in fiber. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and I had been waking up in the middle of night and can't sleep what can I do?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and I had been waking up in the middle of night and can't sleep what can I do?

Many things: Be sure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet. Try reading before bed. Don't go to bed on a full stomach or if you're starving. If all else fails, it's safe to use Diphenhydramine ("benadryl") 50 mg at bedtime but try not to use it every night or it will lose its effectiveness. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant, officially 3 when was the baby conceived? Also, I'm due roughly around december 6th if that helps..

About 3 weeks ago!: March 15th give or take is a pretty good estimate for conception date, especially if you are due on december 6th. Keep up with your regular prenatal visits! ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and woke up feeling a little sick, and after I got out of the shower I noticed a white tissue like discharge. Normal?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and woke up feeling a little sick, and after I got out of the shower I noticed a white tissue like discharge. Normal?

Not unusual: To have a discharge, if odorless and not irritating, you could have the question resolved for sure with your next appointment. ...Read more

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I'm tiny and cant gain weigjt. I'm 5ft3 and 82 pounds. I been at tgithiss weight for as long as I can remember. I am 5 weeks pregnant will my weight affect?

I'm tiny and cant gain weigjt. I'm 5ft3 and 82 pounds. I been at tgithiss weight for as long as I can remember. I am 5 weeks pregnant will my weight affect?

No: Your initial weight will not be harmful to the baby. It is recommended that an underwight women gain between 30 and 40 pounds during pregnancy. More than half of this will probably be after 20 weeks. You don't need to binge to make this happen. Your body usually knows what it needs to do. Eat a healthy, balanced diet with more calories than normal and you should be fine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had intercourse on January 2...i am 5 weeks pregnant I think and was wondering what all has developed?

I had intercourse on January 2...i am 5 weeks pregnant I think and was wondering what all has developed?

Need for info: I am having difficulty understanding what you are asking. Are you asking if you are pregnant or are you asking how much of your baby has developed after 5 weeks? ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and had a huge drop in temperature. Should I be worried?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and had a huge drop in temperature. Should I be worried?

No: Once pregnancy occurs many other things have effects on bbt- it is not a reliable monitor of how pregnancy is progressing. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and will be terminating in two weeks. Is there anything I should do to care for myself physically until that time?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and will be terminating in two weeks. Is there anything I should do to care for myself physically until that time?

Past abortion syndro: Please reconsider your decision, and consider adoption. Many ladies experience severe grief and depression for years after an abortion, especially around the termination anniversary. Call a pregnancy crisis hotline. ...Read more

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Hi I am 5 weeks pregnant, can I color my hair?

Hi I am 5 weeks pregnant, can I color my hair?

Depends on hair dye: Depending on the hair dye you use, some are safe in pregnancy and others are not. The amount of systemic absorption, assuming you have no open sores in your scalp, is minimal, however...You need to research the brand you want to use and assure it is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you drink red bull while pregnant? I am 5 weeks pregnant.

Can you drink red bull while pregnant? I am 5 weeks pregnant.

Yes: There are no known birth defects from caffeine though the studies went to about 600 mg. Coke has 80, starbucks has between 100-200 if I remember correctly. Be judicous. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and have brown discharge is this normal?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and have brown discharge is this normal?

Might be: Early brownish discarge could be normal. It might also be associated with a miscarriage. Check with your doctor. Time will tell. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant. Is it ok to get highlights in my hair or just colored?

I am 5 weeks pregnant. Is it ok to get highlights in my hair or just colored?

Postpone.: This is the most critical period for your fetus' organ development and you should do all you can to avoid potential toxic exposures. Although no good evidence proves that having highlights or hair dying is teratogenic, I would recommend postponing this until after the pregnancy so as to avoid regrets and second thoughts. Better safe than sorry. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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I just ate a few fiber one bars this week and I am 5 weeks pregnant. Should I be worried?

I just ate a few fiber one bars this week and I am 5 weeks pregnant. Should I be worried?

Fiber one bars: Should not harm your baby. If there are artificial sweeteners, I would not consume many more of these, but otherwise, increasing soluble fiber during your pregnancy is a healthy choice. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home. Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?

I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home. Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?

Not likely: Keep the room well ventilated and you should be fine. On the other hand, if you do not want paint the room yourself, tell your husband that the doctor said you should not paint! ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to do air travel coming weekend. Flight duration is 4 hrs with one stop over in between?

Yes: It's typically considered safe although talk to your doctor if you have unique conditions. Drink plenty of fluids and take occasional walks or flex your feet to promote circulation. ...Read more

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My hba1c is currently 8.5 but trying really hard to get it down I am 5 weeks pregnant will my baby be ok? What's my chances?

My hba1c is currently 8.5 but trying really hard to get it down I am 5 weeks pregnant will my baby be ok? What's my chances?

Hard to know: There is nothing you can do now except try your best to control your blood sugar and bring down your a1c. At a level of 8.5%, you should be on Insulin therapy. Follow up with your doctor as directed. An endocrinologist is helping in this case to work with your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 5 weeks pregnant 2 days ago my HCG was 9480, I had my HCG tested again today it was 8627. What could this mean????

HCG levels: I see your concern about the fall in the level of HCG. You can have it repeated in a week. If it is even lower that would because for concern. ...Read more

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I have just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I had my third hep b injection a couple of weeks ago. Will this affect the baby?

I have just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I had my third hep b injection a couple of weeks ago. Will this affect the baby?

No: It is always good to prevent infections with vaccination. However some vaccines are not safe during pregnancy. Ask your doc. Don't forget your tdap booster after birth! ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and had an ultrasound done today, however they saw no baby and no sack. Is that normal because I am so early?

I am 5 weeks pregnant and had an ultrasound done today, however they saw no baby and no sack. Is that normal because I am so early?

Not so early: An ultrasound can usually identify a gestational sac by 5 menstrual weeks of pregnancy, and by 6 weeks should be able to identify a fetus. If one is clearly past that gestational age and do not see a sack or fetus that could be a problem. It is helpful to coordinate with an HCG blood level. Repeat test may be ordered by gyn. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant. Up to this point I had lots of leukorrhea. All of the sudden is stopped, does this mean that my pregnancy is not progressing?

I am 5 weeks pregnant. Up to this point I had lots of leukorrhea. All of the sudden is stopped, does this mean that my pregnancy is not progressing?

Building a Barrier: Just as soon as you ovulate (in order to get pregnant) you begin a change in your cervical mucous that creates a barrier to prevent the upward transmission of pathogens from the vagina into the uterus (a mucous plug). Some of that discharge could just be extra up until the plug is established. Hard to say, but I don't think anything is wrong here. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant I have a 1yr old, she loves to climb all over me and want me to hold her (20lbs)is this dangerous for baby? What shouldn't I do?

Your 1 year old...: ....Can climb all over you. Don't worry about that. It's extremely unlikely that any harm will come to your fetus. ...Read more

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Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more