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At 15weeks pregnant is my baby now feeding on placenta?

At 15weeks pregnant is my baby now feeding on placenta?

Yes: Fetus gets all nutritional needs from the placenta through umbilical vessels , but you are providing , make sure you eat properly , don't take any chemicals , including alcohol and smoking , and protect the baby. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 weeks and 6 days but no heartbeat based on the ultrasound.Would my baby have heartbeat at 7th week?

My baby is 5 weeks and 6 days but no heartbeat based on the ultrasound.Would my baby have heartbeat at 7th week?

Maybe: Fetal heart activity is very difficult to detect before 6-6.5 wks. If you have not had any bleeding it is likely a heartbeat will be detectable. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. How often should my baby move a day?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. How often should my baby move a day?

Depends: At full term most babies don't have a lot of room to move. However, if your baby is not moving the way you think it should, do not second guess yourself. Go in for monitoring and ask your md to explain how to do kick counts. About 10 movements/hour. ...Read more

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At my first ultrasound at 8 weeks baby's heartbeat was 170bpm and the one i had today said baby was 191bpm. I'm concerned?

At my first ultrasound at 8 weeks baby's heartbeat was 170bpm and the one i had today said baby was 191bpm. I'm concerned?

Talk with your OB.: This may be a rapid heart rate if sustained and indicative of hyperthyroidism - on the other hand, if it is just episodic it is of no consequence. Ask your obstetrician to explain, repeat heart tone determination. ...Read more

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How is my baby positioned at 27 weeks?

How is my baby positioned at 27 weeks?

Check this site: You can use this through out your pregnancy: http://www.Whattoexpect.Com/pregnancy/week-by-week/landing.Aspx. ...Read more

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I suffered pprom at 16 weeks in my twin gestation and lost my boys at 25 weeks. In my next pregnancy should my cervix be stitched/sewn?

I suffered pprom at 16 weeks in my twin gestation and lost my boys at 25 weeks. In my next pregnancy should my cervix be stitched/sewn?

Not necessarily.: It depends on your other obstetrical outcomes too; your history does not mean you have an incompetent cervix that merits cervical cerclage placement. I am sorry you had such a bad outcome with your previous pregnancy, however if you have a singleton pregnancy next time your risk should be back at baseline (11-12% for the U.S.). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily from now on to prevent sptd. ...Read more

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Can a twin lost at 36 weeks gestation.

Can a twin lost at 36 weeks gestation.

Cannot disappear: A twin at 36 weeks can pass in the womb, but will still be there, as opposed to what is called a "vanishing" twin, where a woman with a twin pregnancy experiences the miscarriage of one twin, hence "vanishing" twin. ...Read more

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Im 29 weeks pregnant, fetus too small?(2 lbs.) should I be worried? My 1st baby only weigh 5lb.10oz at 36 weeks?

Im 29 weeks pregnant, fetus too small?(2 lbs.) should I be worried? My 1st baby only weigh 5lb.10oz at 36 weeks?

Depends: There are two types of small babies. Some babies are constitutionally small because their parents are smaller people. If you had a previous small baby then maybe that is your situation again. Other times babies are small because there's a problem with the placenta. Sometimes this can be due to conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes your doctor knows best how concerning the smallness. ...Read more

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My baby born at 36 weeks and know he's 10 weeks old. He doesn't smile yet. Is that normal?

My baby born at 36 weeks and know he's 10 weeks old. He doesn't smile yet. Is that normal?

Should be soon: Infants born at 36 weeks and later are often only very slightly delayed (if at all) in their developmental milestones. Giving the benefit of doubt with a corrected age of 6 weeks, your baby should start to smile, laugh, follow gaze to midline and hold the head up at 45 degrees over the next 2-3 weeks. If not, see your pediatrician for assessment. ...Read more

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Will my baby survive if my wife gave birth after 12 weeks of pregnancy? My wife has been stressed and gave birth after 12 week weeks of pregnancy can my baby survive?

Will my baby survive if my wife gave birth after 12 weeks of pregnancy? My wife has been stressed and gave birth after 12 week weeks of pregnancy can my baby survive?

Fake question,right?: If your wife had delivered at 12 wks you would already know the outcome.They all die within hours if they have a heartbeat at this gestation.If she delivered in a hospital capable of high level neonatal care, she would need to make it to 22-23 weeks for any possibility of survival and even then, less than 10% make it. ...Read more

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Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Gestational age at 13.8 weeks, fetal heart beat 165& at 18.1 weeks, 155. Is my baby gender boy or girl?

Wait 21.9 (+/-2)wks: While there are many wives' tales about predicting baby's gender, all have their flaws. The only way to truly tell is once the little one is born. What a blessed surprise! ...Read more

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How long after my baby "drops" would i give birth? Im a first time mom and am 36 weeks along.

How long after my baby "drops" would i give birth? Im a first time mom and am 36 weeks along.

37-40 weeks : Your baby can drop at anytime. After 37 weeks, you're considered full term. Hopefully baby will drop within the next 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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My daughter head circumference was 33 centimeters at 3 weeks now its 36 centimeters at 1 month is that normal?

My daughter head circumference was 33 centimeters at 3 weeks now its 36 centimeters at 1 month is that normal?

Many variables: Heads/Brains grow rapidly at this age but growth isn't the only variable when considering head circumference. The measurements could vary if it wasn't taken exactly the same way. When you follow up for the 2 month visit, your Pediatrician will plot another measurement on a growth curve and compare it to prior records. As long as your baby is feeding/acting/developing normally, I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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I was very stressed my first 10wks of pregnancy, will my baby be ok? Also, can holding my 7 month old, over 21lbs 29 inches, hurt my pregnancy/baby?

I was very stressed my first 10wks of pregnancy,  will my baby be ok? Also, can holding my 7 month old, over 21lbs 29 inches, hurt my pregnancy/baby?

Your baby shoul be: Fine and lifting will hit you not your baby unless you have started to dilate or have been told your cervix is weak and are at risk of early labor then lifting could be a risk for early delivery. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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At my last ultrasound, my baby's head measured 33cm, belly was 34cm, and femur was 7.9cm. How much does my baby weigh? I was 37 1/2 weeks at the time.

At my last ultrasound, my baby's head measured 33cm, belly was 34cm, and femur was 7.9cm. How much does my baby weigh? I was 37 1/2 weeks at the time.

Ask your doctor: The ultrasound machine will have generated an estimated fetal weight based on these measurements. Your doctor should have that report. That said, this is typically quite inaccurate as it is only within +/- a pound. So a "6 pd" baby on ultrasound can weigh anywhere from 5-7 pounds at birth! ...Read more

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When I was 7 weeks &4 days pregnant the baby heartbeat was great & now that I am 12 weeks my doc said the baby has stop growing at 8 weeks no heartbe?

When I was 7 weeks &4 days pregnant the baby heartbeat was great & now that I am 12 weeks my doc said the baby has stop growing  at 8 weeks no heartbe?

See your OB doc!: Your pregnancy may be in trouble. You may need special obstetrical care. Either call your obstetric doctor real soon or go to an ER soon. ...Read more

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How often should a baby move at 39 weeks pregnant?

How often should a baby move at 39 weeks pregnant?

Several : At least 5 to 10 times on average. If any concerns you should contact your doctor or go to the hospital. ...Read more

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Can having hard sex at nine months pregnant hurt my baby? She's head down.

Can having hard sex at nine months pregnant hurt my baby? She's head down.

Probably not: "hard sex" during pregnancy is not generally a good idea, but as long as there was no bleeding or leak of amniotic fluid, no cramps or decreased fetal movement, then probably no harm occurred. ...Read more

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Is it possible at my first ultrasound at 14 weeks I was really 12 weeks and the baby just measured at 14 weeks. cant use LMP I didnt have periods(depo?

Is it possible at my first ultrasound at 14 weeks I was really 12 weeks and the baby just measured at 14 weeks. cant use LMP I didnt have periods(depo?

OB math problem: Any ultrasound or other method of calculating gestational age has a "fudge factor" of plus or minus 2 weeks. So the baby's age is just a "guestimate" by MD parameters until labor starts and the baby shows up on the scene. ...Read more

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Will carpel tunnel syndrome harm my baby at 36 weeks? Or can I wait for delivery to get treatment or will symptoms resolve after birth?

Will carpel tunnel syndrome harm my baby at 36 weeks? Or can I wait for delivery to get treatment or will symptoms resolve after birth?

Kenalog (triamcinolone) inj / splint: The treatment will not affect your baby.At 36 weeks pregnancy, you only have another 4 weeks to go ; the carpal tunnel symptoms can be best addressed conservatively by using splints and/or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection.After delivery, the symptoms will usually resolve as the excess water weight decreases.Only a small precentage of women need to have their pregnancy induced carpal tunnel addressed surgically. ...Read more

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My baby is 36 weeks an every time she's giving a bottle her oxygen level drops why is this happening? An yes she was born early too.

My baby is 36 weeks an every time she's giving a bottle her oxygen level drops why is this happening? An yes she was born early too.

Maybe: She may be holding her breath while drinking and may need to take breaks. Why are they checking her oxygen? More history and physical needed for this particular case. Please see your doctor ...Read more

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My baby born at 36 weeks and know he's 10 weeks old. He doesn't smile yet. Is that normal?

Should be soon: Infants born at 36 weeks and later are often only very slightly delayed (if at all) in their developmental milestones. Giving the benefit of doubt with a corrected age of 6 weeks, your baby should start to smile, laugh, follow gaze to midline and hold the head up at 45 degrees over the next 2-3 weeks. If not, see your pediatrician for assessment. ...Read more

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Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

No: It will not. The baby is protected by the bag of water it is floating in, and it does an excellent job of protecting the babies ears. ...Read more

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My baby is premature baby (36 weeks) .. when he can make "tummy time"?

My baby is premature baby (36 weeks) .. when he can make "tummy time"?

Tummy time: Tummy time can take place anytime under constant supervision by an adult. ...Read more

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Is this serious? My baby is still breached at 36 weeks?

Is this serious? My baby is still breached at 36 weeks?

Not really...: A breech baby simply means that the baby is bottom down instead of head down. This doesn't affect the baby until its time to deliver. Because delivering the bottom first is more risky to the baby, most Ob/Gyns will recommend a c/section or an attempt to turn the baby around. C/Sections are very safe for you and for the baby. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My baby is measuring to big @36 weeks. What are my chances of having a csection? Is it normal for the baby to measure bigger?

My baby is measuring to big @36 weeks. What are my chances of having a csection? Is it normal for the baby to measure bigger?

Your OB doctor may: Check to make sure you haven't developed gestational diabetes if your fetus is large for gestational age. (s)he may also do a fetal ultrasound to look for "cephalo-pelvic disproportion", (baby's head size too big for your size) ; then discuss the safest delivery option for you ; your baby. ...Read more

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My baby weights 2900 grams at 36 weeks of pregnancy. I have GD but controlled by diet.i'm small,158cm, and wonder if vaginal birth is for me or not?

My baby weights 2900 grams at 36 weeks of pregnancy. I have GD but controlled by diet.i'm small,158cm, and wonder if vaginal birth is for me or not?

Probably: Vaginal birth is dependent on many factors in the mother, the baby and the passages ( your pelvis and the power of contractions), generally speaking you would be a candidate for vaginal birth, but your obstetrician would better assess that and during labor many factors contribute, wish you an uneventful pregnancy and labor and a healthy baby ...Read more

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Want my baby to be induced at 36 weeks been in hospital for 3 week do to hypertension HBP but my doctor is gone.. will they do it if I ask?! 35w today

Want my baby to be induced at 36 weeks been in hospital for 3 week do to hypertension HBP but my doctor is gone.. will they do it if I ask?! 35w today

The Doc knows best: Trust that the OB caring for you is aware that you are developing a complication of pregnancy. Your baby will be delivered either by inducing you or C-Section if there are signs of either significant fetal distress or if the baby and you will be safer if the baby is delivered pre-term. The gender matters as well. Male babies do better if allowed to get to 36 weeks or later. Ask OB what the plan is ...Read more

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If a patient wanted to be induced early to avoid a difficult delivery of a large infant, how unusual will it be to induce at less than 36 weeks?

If a patient wanted to be induced early to avoid a difficult delivery of a large infant, how unusual will it be to induce at less than 36 weeks?

Extremely: No doctor should consider this based on current guidelines. You should be evaluated for causes of a large infant. Elective delivery should not be performed prior to 39 weeks. Estimated size is not an appropriate indication for early delivery due to the inaccuracy inherent in estimating fetal weight. Size may be considered when deciding the route of delivery. ...Read more

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At 35 weeks and 6 days pregnant I have a painful pressure. What complications may occur if my baby were born between 36-37 weeks instead of full term?

At 35 weeks and 6 days pregnant I have a painful pressure. What complications may occur if my baby were born between 36-37 weeks instead of full term?

Probably will be OK: Most babies born between 36-37 weeks will be fine. A small percentage of babies can have problems with breathing room air, maintain their body temperature, remembering to swallow when they suck. They're at greater risk for jaundice which can require special lights to resolve. Just because you're having pressure doesn't mean you'll deliver early. Make sure to eat, drink lots of water and rest. ...Read more

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I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

Yes: Most will end up in labor earlier and deliver by urgent C-section, but some get lucky. I had one mom carry to 37 wks with triplets & all did well. Just make sure you maintain good communication with your delivery team so they can work with you to get as far as possible. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?

Heart beat accelerat: When the baby moves at this point of the pregnancy, the heart rate goes up. This is called an acceleration and is a good thing. It should settle back down soon afterwards to the normal range. If it stays elevated and you are having pain or fever, you should contact your OB right away. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

Define OK ??: If your question is primarily that of survival, outlook is good.However, at 36 wks there is a 50% risk of premature lung disease, more for male infants than female.Successful treatment is the usual outcome at this stage, but the longer you can stay pregnant, the better your chances of avoiding neonatal intensive care for the babies. ...Read more

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I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

Call your doctor!: This is definitely a case when you need to talk to your personal doctor and see when she would like to evaluate you in person! ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

Likely hiccups: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach to the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby.Not a seizure! ...Read more

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How long is an infant protected from the flu shot given to a pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester? I got the 4 virus version.

How long is an infant protected from the flu shot given to a pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester? I got the 4 virus version.

Hard to be sure: The antibodies built during pregnancy are pushed into baby at a level higher per pound than she retains. That said, all such antibodies begin to age out and become less effective with time. By 3-6 mo there is little if any left. Since there are always a few more flu strains circulating than the ones they can put in the vaccine, it is important to avoid exposure as the primary form of prevention ...Read more

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I am 3cm an 50% thinned. This is my second child. My son came at 36 weeks. I am due may 24th. I was wondering if there was anything i can do to help?

I am 3cm an 50% thinned. This is my second child. My son came at 36 weeks. I am due may 24th. I was wondering if there was anything i can do to help?

Pregnancy: You should follow your OB doctor's instructions. If you deliver now, your baby should be 37-38 weeks and likely will be fine. ...Read more