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Is it common to have leaky heart valves during pregnancy? I have three out of four valves leaking.

Is it common to have leaky heart valves during pregnancy? I have three out of four valves leaking.

Yes: yes, but it shouldn't be severe or cause symptoms .otherwise the pregnancy may be causing a normal response to changes in your volume status. some times a mild to mod leak can become severe during pregnancy which be problematic as well. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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How many ultrasound examination should I get during pregnancy?

How many ultrasound examination should I get during pregnancy?

Depends : The number of ultrasounds will vary depending on what complications of pregnancy you have and depend on your doctors' preferences. Most will do one around 16-24 weeks to look at the baby's anatomy to make sure everything is normal. Some do one between 11-13 weeks as part of genetic testing. Problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, twins and other problems will require more. ...Read more

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I had three times sex during my ovulation , can it lead to my pregnancy .

I had three times sex during my ovulation , can it lead to my pregnancy .

Yes: Unprotected intercourse cal lead to prenancy. Ovulation is fast, however, and sperm takes about 24-48 hours, sometimes longer, to make it to the egg. Once it's released it lives 24-48 hours, sperm lives 7 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Depends: The fourth month, or 16 weeks, is usually a time when genetic testing for down's syndrome is performed. Not all patients want this testing. It is an individual decision. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Anatomy Scan: If a quad screen or Alpha fetal protein not done, that's usually the latest time. An anatomy scan is usually done between 19-20 weeks. (sonogram). ...Read more

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Helloo I took three pregnancy test all of them are negative but I didn't come on my period for four months what should I do?

Helloo I took three pregnancy test all of them are negative but I didn't come on my period for four months what should I do?

See a GYN MD: There may be a medical reason for the lack of a period such as thyroid dysfunction. Testing(blood) is needed and your GYN MD can "jump start" your period with medication if necessary. ...Read more

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Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Generally no problem: Sex is safe if done with one's monogamous spouse and if there are no sexually transmitted diseases nor any pregnancy complications (such as premature labor). As long as it is comfortable enough for both people, one can have sex throughout her pregnancy. Having intercourse and orgasms is fine as long as the pregnancy is going well. It is also important psychologically for both people. ...Read more

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Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Is sex and masterbation ok during the first three months of pregnancy?

Pregnancy Norms: Yes. Of course. I often answer these questions with the advice i give to all pregnant patients I have or am caring for. Many obs also recommend that the pregnant patient get a pregnancy guide or prenatal book. Most of the variety of questions and situations that occur during pregnancy are covered. Having this kind of book is empowering. It saves a lot of worrying. ...Read more

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We want to our first child after three years of marriage.. How we can protect the early pregnancy. We have only four months of marriage.

We want to our first child after three years of marriage..  How we can protect the early pregnancy. We have only four months of marriage.

PREGNANCY: As long as you plan your having a baby, there is no problem having it. Length of marriage have nothing to do with it. The acceptance and love for the coming baby is all that matters. ...Read more