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I delivered my 1st baby 2012 a c section. I'm expecting for my 2nd baby will be a c section?

I delivered my 1st baby 2012 a c section. I'm expecting for my 2nd baby will be a c section?

Ob: More than likely a c-section would be done. However, vbac, vaginal birth after ceaserian, is possible. This is a great question to ask you OB doctor! ...Read more

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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!

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

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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?

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

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I'm 27 yrs female, planning for my 1st baby. Given cimetidine tab for acid reflux for 10 days. Any side effects? Pls advise.

I'm  27 yrs female, planning for my 1st baby. Given cimetidine tab for acid reflux for 10 days. Any side effects? Pls advise.

Not pregnant yet?: The fda has classified Cimetidine as a pregnancy category b drug, meaning that it did not appear to have adverse effects when studied in pregnant animals. That means it should be safe, unless a person is very very lucky. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Splenic flexure: You have splenic flexure syndrome - This is the sharp turn your color makes in the LEFT Upper quadrant where gas can be trapped leading to severe colicky pain, relieved by passing gas. ...Read more

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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

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

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Im 33 weeks pregnant wd my 1st baby. Will having sweets, like a bar a day will make a big baby?

Im 33 weeks pregnant wd my 1st baby. Will having sweets, like a bar a day will make a big baby?

Not necessarily: Only if you are a diabetic will a small amount of sweets increase the risk of a large baby. Be sure you are eating a healthy diet in addition to taking your vitamins and an occasional sweet treat won't hurt. Best wishes to you and the baby ...Read more

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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

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