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Doctor insights on: Im 18 Weeks Pregnant And Lactating

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Im 18 weeks n 6 days pragnant by icsi, my placenta is little down. Is it serious problem?

Im 18 weeks n 6 days pragnant by icsi, my placenta is little down. Is it serious problem?

Not likely: This is called placenta previa. It sounds as though you have a mild case and the placenta will typically move higher as the pregnancy progresses. ...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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Im 18 weeks pregnate, and im sleeping on the floor it temp. Until i get a bed will that harm my unborn child im a mother and i just moved into my new place without funiture if i don't have a bed and sleepin on the floor with support under my belly will th

Im 18 weeks pregnate, and im sleeping on the floor it temp. Until i get a bed will that harm my unborn child im a mother and i just moved into my new place without funiture if i don't have a bed and sleepin on the floor with support under my belly will th

The : The good news: women have been sleeping on floors for thousands of years. Despite being uncomfortable for you, it should not harm your unborn baby. The bad news: you may be sore in the morning and it's not safe to take Ibuprofen while pregnant - only tylenol (acetaminophen). I hope your bed comes soon! ...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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Can you lactate without being pregnant?

Can you lactate without being pregnant?

Yes: Lactation the process of continued secretion of copious milk. It requires regular removal of milk and stimulation of the nipple, which triggers prolactin release from the anterior pituitary gland and oxytocin from the posterior pituitary gland. In the absence of milk removal, elevated intramammary pressure and accumulation of a feedback inhibitor of lactation a feedback inhibitor of lactation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to lactate when you aren't pregnant?

Is it possible for you to lactate when you aren't pregnant?

Yes: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Can your breasts lactate when you're not pregnant?

Yes: This is certainly possible and can occur from certain medical conditions (prolactinoma, eg) or medications. Not all breast discharges are normal lactation though and there are other breast related diagnoses that might need to be considered. Probably good to speak with your gyn or primary care provider. ...Read more