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My 1st Baby
Year ago I had my 1st baby periods were normal for a long while and starting in July to now I've missed 6 months with no period. Why?
Amenorrhea: Either you are pregnant again, or your hormones have gone awry. See your OB/GYN asap! ...Read more
After I had my 1st baby my periods were normal then months later I started skipping 2-3 months and now it's going on 5-6 months. Why? TTC!
Ovulation: If you're breast feeding this is common. If not its still common to have some mild ovulation dysfunction post partum. See your OB/GYN for an evaluation. The treatment may include a provera (medroxyprogesterone) withdrawal and possible use of a birth control pill to regulate you. You workup needs to include a prolactin level and TSH and HCG. ...Read more
I'm 26 years old and married for 4 yrs. I want to concieve my 1st baby after more 2 years. My question is which age is the best to concieve 1st baby?
When to get Pregnant: There is no right answer to this. Medicine does not have an opinion. We do know, however that after 35 the pregnancies have more complications. ...Read more
I'm 27 yrs female, planning for my 1st baby. Given cimetidine tab for acid reflux for 10 days. Any side effects? Pls advise.
My 1st baby had prs with only microganthia small chin & cleft palate. He is ok now. We want other baby. Is it going to be in 2nd pregnwcy as well?
No guarantee : Ask your pediatrician and even maybe a geneticist if there is something generic that caused the cleft. ...Read more
Why do I get chest pain in the left side EVERY TIME i get trapped wind ever since I had my 1st baby (5 years) it goes away as soon as I fart. Common?
How do we know which baby will be suffered from hgb e/beta thal disease? Any chances about my 1st baby?Bcoz we are e trait and beta thalassemia couple
It's random: Each time you conceive a child, a random assortment of genes from each parent goes into making up junior's genome. This is basic biology but still often needs to be reviewed. It's good for folks with any thal variant to take enough folate, (folic acid) but you should be taking that iron if and only if you are actually iron deficient or clearly need to supplement. Glad you're learning and proactive. Good luck. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my Hcg level was 367 and I had some spotting? haven't had a period from bf my 1st baby so not sure how far along
Somewhat: Spotting during early pregnancy is always somewhat concerning, since it might be the first sign of miscarriage. However, many women with normal pregnancies may spot. Within a week, your hcg should be over 1000, and then you'll be able to know if everything is OK by ultrasound. ...Read more
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