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Dr. James Krick
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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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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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Do I need parental consent if I think I may be pregnant and need to see a doctor?

No: Most states have laws that allow a minor to get pregnancy testing, prenatal care and ultrasound exams without needing a parent's consent. To find out the requirements for your state go to www.Guttmacher.Org and search for minors' access to prenatal care. ...Read more

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Teen pregnancy symptoms? How should i tell my parents? Can precum get you pregnant if the penis is inside the vagina?

Teen pregnancy symptoms? How should i tell my parents? Can precum get you pregnant if the penis is inside the vagina?

Pregnancy: Please go to a clinic to get properly tested for pregnancy. At 16, you are very likely to get pregnant . Telling your parents will be difficult but is very important so you can make the right choice about what to do ...Read more

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Should I tell my parents my best friend is pregnant?

Should I tell my parents my best friend is pregnant?

Not yet: Discuss this with your best friend first. She may need to take care of things within her family first. I would ask her permission regarding circumstances surrounding her desire for sharing this information. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell my parents im not a virgin ?

Can a doctor tell my parents im not a virgin ?

Privacy: Even though you are under age your doctor can only tell your parents anything you tak about IF you give your permission to do so. The only time this is violated is if the doctor believesnyou are a danger to yourself or others. ...Read more

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Is my doctor allowed to tell my parents i'm not a virgin if im 17?

Is my doctor allowed to tell my parents i'm not a virgin if im 17?

Good question: More a breach of trust if you request confidentiality which is not respected by your dr. Legally your dr can inform your parents about findings until ur 18-years old. Sharing such a personal ; delicate matter with your parents might be more acceptable if dr learns that ur not practicing safe sex ; doctor has concerns regarding possible of unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does maturity mean on a pregnancy dating scan?

Not sure: Unfortunately, you have not provided enough info. A woman above 35 is considered "advanced maternal age". In the 3rd trimester, sometimes the "maturity" of the placenta is assessed. Fetal lung maturity occurs at about 36 weeks. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and i am not ready for the baby cant tell it to my parents also plz tell me some easy way to get it aborted?

I am pregnant and i am not ready for the baby cant tell it to my parents also plz tell me some easy way to get it aborted?

Concern: I would like to suggest you don't go through this by yourself and would encourage you to talk to your parents. Unless there is a risk of harm from them you may be surprised by how much you support they may be able to give to you. Also several local groups through your county health may be able to help you with options of care. ...Read more

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Im pregnant and was bleeding on and off for 4 days have I had a misscarriage? Doctors say they can't tell as im under 12 weeks

Im pregnant and was bleeding on and off for 4 days have I had a misscarriage? Doctors say they can't tell as im under 12 weeks

Ultrasound, hCG test: There are some things that can be done in the first trimester to see if the pregnancy is miscarrying. One is to look for the size of the fetus and sac and the presence of a heart beat. Another is to perform a pelvic exam to evaluate for cause of bleeding, look at cervix, etc. Early in the pregnancy checking serial blood levels of HCG can be used to evaluate how the pregnancy is progressing. ...Read more

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I know doctors keep saying i can get pregnant with multicystic kidney my question is can u tell me why i would need to be watched closely?

I know doctors keep saying i can get pregnant with multicystic kidney my question is can u tell me why i would need to be watched closely?

Filtration injury: Should monitor for hyperfiltration injury (for protein in the urine) as kidney handles and filters more blood in pregnancy than normal and also if you have kidney disease the chances of preeclampsia are higher. ...Read more

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Why do doctors tell you it's impossible to be pregnant with negative test when it's well documented that some women don't have enough hCG for months?

Why do doctors tell you it's impossible to be pregnant with negative test when it's well documented that some women don't have  enough hCG for months?

Real World: Some women, out of billions of women, do not in any way set the standards on what is normal. A negative pregnancy test is a negative pregnancy test in almost all of those billions of women. ...Read more

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I'm really young and i think i may be pregnant. there is no way i could ever possibly tell my parents. i read taking large amounts of vitiman c will i?

I'm really young and i think i may be pregnant. there is no way i could ever possibly tell my parents. i read taking large amounts of vitiman c will i?

Pregnancy test: Before a woman starts thinking about consequences of a pregnancy, she would want to be sure she really is pregnant. A home urine pregnancy test is a reasonaby reliable tool to determine if or if not a woman is pregnant. ...Read more

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Recently I have been resorting back to purging but im in hospital and the doctors don't know. I've lost 10lbs. Im also pregnant. How should I tell them?

Recently I have been resorting back to purging but im in hospital and the doctors don't know. I've lost 10lbs. Im also pregnant. How should I tell them?

Very important: This is something your doctors need to know especially since you are pregnant. They can help you get nutritional supplementation and get the counseling you need. Doctors are trained not to be judgemental about such things and we need to know everything about you to provide you with the best care. Just be as honest as you were in asking this question. Take care of yourself and your baby. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the doctor tell my parents about my selfharm?

What's the expert opinion, could the doctor tell my parents about my selfharm?

Unsure: Your doctor has certain ethical and legal guidelines he/she must follow. They are aimed at preserving life. Usually an adult does not have to be concerned about their physician telling their parents. If you are having serious thoughts of harming yourself, tell you doctor. ...Read more

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Baby doctors (peds, fp), what is the thing you wish ob providers would tell their pregnant patients?

Baby doctors (peds, fp), what is the thing you wish ob providers would tell their pregnant patients?

Wishes: Start with healthy habits now (no smoking, eat healthy, loose weight if you need to, exercise, ) - you need to model the behaviors to keep your child healthy. ...Read more

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When should I tell my parents i'm pregnant?

When should I tell my parents i'm pregnant?

Hopefully now: Not knowing your situation this usa very hard question to answer. However i believe you should be upfront and honest with them. Hopefully they will understand and be supportive. ...Read more

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When and how to tell your parents you re pregnant ?

When and how to tell your parents you re pregnant ?

As soon as and by ph: Anews like knowing you are pregnant if you have been married should be broken asap to your parents by phone, tex message or in person but if it is unexpected pregnancy in a single person than discretely to be told personally. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell my parents I'm pregnant?

Can you tell me how to tell my parents I'm pregnant?

Email: if you still can't communicate with your parents at age 38, you might consider counseling. If you can't tell them in person or over the phone, email them or have a 3rd party tell them for you. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to tell your parents your pregnant?

Please tell me how to tell your parents your pregnant?

Thoughtfully: Understand yourself & your feelings. Then think how your parents tend to react. Prepare yourself to handle the reaction. Choose words wisely to express your feelings, the announcement, and need for their understanding. If necessary, have a support person with you. Parents may need time to take in the news. The goal is for all to share in the joy and challenge of bringing a child into the world. ...Read more

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Explain to me how to tell your parents you are pregnant?

Explain to me how to tell your parents you are pregnant?

Thoughtfully: Understand yourself & your feelings, then think how your parents tend to react. Prepare yourself to handle the reaction. Choose words wisely to express your feelings, the announcement, and need for their understanding. If necessary, have a support person with you. Parents may need time to take in the news. The goal is for all to share in the joy and challenge of bringing a child into the world.. ...Read more