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Scan showed my baby had hydrops by lungs and heart. I ended pregnancy at 26 weeks. I feel guilty constantly and can't move on? I'm having bad dreams

Scan showed my baby had hydrops by lungs and heart. I ended  pregnancy at 26 weeks.  I feel guilty constantly and can't move on? I'm having bad dreams

Get counselling: You need to see a professional counselor to discuss this issue at length. Making the decision with regret can lead to depression which will not go away until it is addressed. You must remember that this pregnancy was NOT normal and would have required special care both emotionally, physically, and financially had it lived, that perhaps you would not have been able to given. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 should your vaginal canal feel like during pregnancy I am 26 weeks and when i wipe it feels enlarged is this normal?

How should your vaginal canal feel like during pregnancy I am 26 weeks and when i wipe it feels enlarged is this normal?

It could: The tissues int he vaginal area can swell with hormonal surges when pregnant, and may feel "enlarged" to you. When you are at your next exam, ask your ob/gyn if all is normal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Primrose oil 200 mg I was taking it from 15 till 26 weeks of pregnancy. I did not know that was not recommended. How it can affect a baby?

Primrose oil 200 mg I was taking it from 15 till 26 weeks of pregnancy. I did not know that was not recommended. How it can affect a baby?

No fetal effects: Sandra, there is no evidence that it hurts your baby. There is also no evidence it works during pregnancy either. Some have advocated it's use in pregnancy to keep blood pressure normal, or to help labor. None of these claims are proven. There are no well conducted studies on it in pregnancy but reported use has NOT found any adverse issues. Take your prenatal, stay hydrated, and eat healthy. ...Read more

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I'm stating to feel depressed a lot more now then I have my whole pregnancy i'm 26 weeks and i get more upset over littlest things.. Is this normal?

I'm stating to feel depressed a lot more now then I have my whole pregnancy i'm 26 weeks and i get more upset over littlest things.. Is this normal?

This can be: Shifts and changes in your hormonal levels throughout pregnancy can have an effect on mood. Also, as you begin to approach your due date, your anxiety may increase especially if this is a first baby. Also inability to sleep through the night can cause irritability as can physical discomfort such as muscle ache and fatigue. Increased social demands and expectations may also play a part. ...Read more

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What week does the 6 month of pregnancy begin? I am confused about what week does the 6th month of pregnancy start. I heard that it was 26 weeks 22 weeks 24 weeks and 23 weeks..I am ver confused.

What week does the 6 month of pregnancy begin? I am confused about what week does the 6th month of pregnancy start. I heard that it was 26 weeks 22 weeks 24 weeks and 23 weeks..I am ver confused.

Considering : Considering that a pregnancy is about 9 months long, if you divide the whole thing by nine, the 6th month starts mid-22nd week and extends through the 26th week. These calculations end up being different if you consider a month 4 weeks or if you consider a calendar month a "month" (usually 30 or 31 days). This is confusing for us, too, so that's why we generally use weeks when describing how far along a pregnancy is. A week is always 7 days, so it's much clearer. ...Read more

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How deadly is rubella IgM virus for a 26 weeks pregnancy?

How deadly is rubella IgM virus for a 26 weeks pregnancy?

Confusing question: There is no Rubella IGM Virus that I know of.There is a common screening test for IGM antibody created after a rubella infection. If you have high IGM levels indicating a recent rubella infection, it is worrisome.Rubella during pregnancy can lead to injury to the eyes, ears and other organs.Babies can be born deaf, blind and with other defects. ...Read more

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What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: Maintaining an appropriate weight during pregnancy is very important. Find your target weight in this link: http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-weight-gain-estimator. During pregnancy, you really don't need to eat for two. Only about 200-300 extra calories are needed during the last months of pregnancy. Women should eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grain ...Read more

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When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

It starts at: 26 2/3 weeks gestation, that is what we go by, and ends at 40 week gesatational age. ...Read more

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When is 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks please)?

When is 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks please)?

28 weeks: Term pregnancy is considered 40 weeks, obviously not divisble evenly by 3. So most consider 28 weeks the start of the third trimester. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to do during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What are some good exercises to do during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Depends: As long as you are having no problems (previa, preeclampsia, etc.) walking is excellent. Also light weights, low impact aerobics, some yoga and pilates. ...Read more