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Not Going To The Doctor While Pregnant
Just retest: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
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
I have phopia to doctors and I think im pregnant for some months alreadybut I just cant go, how can I treat that, is with a psychiatrist? I`m worried
Ok: Many people are afraid of doctors. You can do a home pregnancy test. If indeed positive you need to have your pregnancy visits. If you do not like doctors you could have a midwife if one is near where you live. However if you are pregnant do the right thing for the fetus and do see a kind and gentle doctor one you can talk to and then the bond will form and you will be secure and comfortable ...Read more
Natural is better.: Best way to get pregnant is to have unprotected intercourse every other day right around your most fertile days (the days immediately surrounding your ovulation) You should be well rested / well fed / not over exerted and generally stress free for things to work well. Even with things maximized it sometimes takes a few months... ...Read more
I've recently found out I'm pregnant (about 4 weeks) should I go to the doctors straight away or wait a few weeks?
If I'm going to the doctors to find out if I'm pregnant with baby #2 how long should I wait? If its not a home test
It depends.: Your blood has to be sent to a lab to be analyzed. How long it takes for them to give you the results varies from lab to lab. It can be as soon as an hour or as long as several days. But a couple of days is a typical waiting period for lab results for your pregnancy blood test. ...Read more
Am pregnant don't know how many weeks going to the doctors next week but every morning I wake up with brown blood just drops is it bad?
Light Bleeding: Rest assured that in the early weeks of pregnancy, a little spotting or bleeding is very common. The most common cause for experiencing a brown discharge during pregnancy, especially in the later half of the first trimester, is that the body is getting rid of the older blood remnants in the cervix. As the baby grows, the original blood which is used to protect the womb is no longer required. ...Read more
Assess for UTI: Your doctor wants to make sure you and your baby have the easiest, safest pregnancy possibly. Urinary tract infections in women are common, particularly in pregnancy, and can complicate the process. If you have a bladder infection, it is preferable to find out and treat it before you or your baby get sick. ...Read more
I saw my doc 2day an she said if I miss 3 bc pills in a row I'm for sure going to be pregnant is she right or wrong cuz I heard other?
Asked and answered: You have been answered. Repeatedly. Please move on. It is becoming rude, this ignoring the truth given to you freely! ...Read more
I am 3 weeks pregnant. Previously lost all three pregnancies. Should I go to the doctors straight away or wait a little? What could they do to help?
Recurrent loss: Losing 1 pregnancy can be by chance, however the lost of 3 pregnancies in a row gives you a diagnosis of recurrent pregnancy loss which might be helped by a doctor's evaluation. Ideally this occurs before the pregnancy so that any anatomical problems can be ruled out. Would not hurt to see a doctor early and get your labs checked. ...Read more
Pregnant due in 8days got so much pressure I can't walk and even when I lay down I got it my doc sent me home 3day ago is this normal? When do I go bak
Sounds normal: The end of pregnancy at term is an uncomfortable time for some women. The sense of pressure is quite real, and depending on your size, you truly may not have much room left, and things like urination, bowel movements and walking can be affected. Sounds like you are getting regular care. The best person to ask of course is your physician! Good luck and hope all goes well! ...Read more
Hi I'm on the depo and had to go to the doctors today she did a pregnancy test and thinks it was a positive result then did another and it was negati?
Likely negative: The best way to completely make sure is to have a blood draw and be tested that way. ...Read more
7 weeks 4 days pregnant I stoped bleeding brown finaly but iam scared I miscarried? How will I know with out going to the doc I go tomorrow for my check
Hello doc I have a question about taking oxyneo contin while im pregnant is this safe or should I go for help I just found out im pregnant I need info?
NO: Please check with your obgyn. But as a rule, no narcotics while pregnant. ...Read more
6weeks pregnant and after going to the toilet it looks like the start of a period would look is this normal. I'm very worried. Should I c my doc tomorro?
Sleep habits: What time do you get to sleep and do you sleep well? What time do you get up? Do you need more sleep. I think this is on the basis of your sleep habits. The amount of sleep that right for one person may not be right for the other. Get into a routine. Hope this works but if it doesn't get the help of your family doctor ...Read more
Right away: It is best to see a doctor right away to help you with these questions and more. ...Read more
I am now 10 days late I have taken two test both negative can I be pregnant and when should I go to doctors?
Probably not Preg: If you are 10 days overdue and 2 tests are neg, you probably aren't pregnant but something else is going on to cause lack of period. Make an appointment to see your primary care for an evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Avoid the cause: Avoidance of sex is the absolute way to avoid or cut pregnancy but if that is not an option, then some form of birth control such as pill. IUD, Depo-Provera progesterone or if want permanent solution then tubal ligation. However some of these options may not line up with your religious beliefs. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
See below: When you miss a period and are concerned that you may be pregnant. ...Read more
Good question: But tough to give a short answer in plain English. Basically high levels of any of 3 hormones: estradiol. progesterone, and prolactin will STOP ovulations in non-pregnant women (by disrupting pulses of GnRH and preventing LH surge.) In pregnant women these 3 are all very high. ...Read more
6-12 months: This depends on how old you are to start with. If you are < 35 years old and healthy you should wait a year before getting too worried. If you are >35 years old or have medical problems or have had problems getting pregnant before, you should see your doctor after 6 months of trying. ...Read more
No: Not necessarily unless you are far along ...Read more
No: However, they need supplements even more than do other pregnant woman, and if compliance can't be assured, baby's in extra danger. A well-educated vegan has nothing to fear; one that's not well-informed risks deficiencies in b12, iron, iodine, zinc, calcium usable vitamin a, and vitamin d (depending on their choices). ...Read more
Pregnancy testing: Yes. If done at an appropriate time after a period is missed. ...Read more
12-24 weeks: Depending on the skill of the observer, many fetal abnormalities can be seen between 12 and 14 weeks. Optimal detection of anomalies requires an exam between 16 and 20 weeks, and the heart is best seen around 24 weeks. Genetic problems can be diagnosed with chorionic villus sampling at 10-12 weeks. Many fetal problems cannot be diagnosed at all before birth, however, even in the best centers. ...Read more
If you like it: It is fine to eat pineapple or any other fruit or vegetable. ...Read more
Are there tests my doc can do to test my baby for fas? I didn't kknow I wa pregnant until 10 weeks
Visible features: Heavy alcohol consumption in the first 10 wks may produce subtle changes in facial features or a heart defect. Random and light to moderate intake may not show any features at all. Stopping as soon as you know you are pregnant reduces the longer term negative on brain development. Sometimes fae (effects) are not evident for years after birth and usually arise with continued use late in pregnancy. ...Read more
Hi doc, I am worry because I tested 3 days before af and negative. I ovulate on 1 Aug can I get pregnant?
Unsure: I am unsure what testing you are doing but if you are ovulating and your tubes are open you can get pregnant. ...Read more
Do fertility doctors ever tell couples they can not get pregnant because they have a immunological problem?
Rare: Possibly, and immune conditions can play a role; but it would be truly unusual that an immunological problem was 100% the reason a couple can't conceive. ...Read more
Will doctors see you for a preconception check up if we haven't gotten pregnant after 4 months of trying.?
Got pregnant it was in my ovary doctors said unusaul removed left ovary not hard to get prego is this normal?
You only need 1: Ovary to produce eggs and female hormones. ...Read more
Ok so say you had sex and u can't get a doctors appoint or a pregnacy test how would you no if your pregnant?
Urine: Pregnancy is an amazing event if a couple is ready to expand their family. For those on birth control, pregnancy can bring anxiety. Easy urine pregnancy tests are available at any drugstore (tests are cheap). A woman can also go to a primary care doctor or Ob-Gyn doctor for testing. If periods are regular, getting the NORMAL regular periods means one is not pregnant, and a urine test isn't needed. ...Read more
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