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Any women get their flu shot in 1st trimester and had a healthy pregnancy?

Any women get their flu shot in 1st trimester and had a healthy pregnancy?

Yes: Past experience with the killed (regular injected) flu vaccine has been good. No specific pattern of problems influencing the fetus is known. Although considered safe during any stage of pregnancy, most recommend waiting until >14wks when he period of organ formation is completed out of caution. Influenza is a devastating illness to some in pregnancy, we lost 2 moms here 2 years ago (babies ok). ...Read more

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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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Can a pregnant woman receive tdap vaccine?

Can a pregnant woman receive tdap vaccine?

Category C: The tdap is considered a category c drug during pregnancy. This basically means there is no specific evidence of fetal harm if taken. Some practitioners wait until the second trimester to give it out of extra caution, but it is truly a good investment in your babies health. It adds a bit of pertussis protection to the antibodies you give baby & helps until they can get their first one at 2m. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant women have spotting more than once in her early weeks of pregnancy?

Can a pregnant women have spotting more than once in her early weeks of pregnancy?

Get tested: Please. This nonstop worrying and looking for signs before missing a period is not going to help. Nature does not change just because you are nervous. The missed period is often the first symptom of early pregnancy. If you have missed a period go get a test. If you have not arrived at your expected period then you have to wait like all other humans. ...Read more

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When is hCG produced in pregnant women ?

After implantation : Pregnancy hormone or HCG is produced only after implantation. This is typically 5-9 days after fertilization. ...Read more

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30% of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester. how many of those women who bleed will have healthy pregnancy?

30% of pregnant women bleed during the first trimester. how many of those women who bleed will have healthy pregnancy?

Myths: I don't know where you got that statistic, but it is not true or correct or there is a different definition of what the word 'bleeding' means. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Any bleeding in pregnancy should be considered abnormal. And a reason to be in good contact with your OB. ...Read more

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Are pregnant women more susceptible to morning sickness?

Are pregnant women more susceptible to morning sickness?

Yes: Morning sickness is the lay term for the nausea of pregnancy. Hyperemesis is the medical term if this is significant. Basically only pregnanct women get "morning sickness". ...Read more

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Is less fetal movement common in women who are past 33 weeks of pregnancy?

Is less fetal movement common in women who are past 33 weeks of pregnancy?

No.: Decreased maternally perceived fetal activity portends poor prognosis for fetal well-being and should be promptly evaluated in the emergency room in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Does every women get a positive hpt at some point in her pregnancy?

Does every women get a positive hpt at some point in her pregnancy?

Yes : Unless the test is defective or the patient is not pregnant the "hpt" pregnancy test will be positive. Unless I am misunderstanding your question?! this abbreviation is not commonly used here in the us. ...Read more

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Can women who had anorexia in the past get pregnant?

Can women who had anorexia in the past get pregnant?

Yes, Usually: Severe anorexia can cause problems with the menstrual cycle, which could make pregnancy more difficult. However, these difficulties are not usually permanent, and with time there is less likelihood of affecting the possibility of becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the recommendations for tdap vaccines in pregnant women?

What are the recommendations for tdap vaccines in pregnant women?

Get one : The cdc currently recommends all pregnant women receive the tdap vaccine in each pregnancy regardless of their last dose. It can be given at any time with the optimal timing being between 27-36 weeks to maximize the moms antibody response which provides passive immunity to the infant. This provides protection against this deadly disease for the mom and baby. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman get meningococcal vaccine?

No and Yes: Menactra (one brand) is a pregnancy catagory c, which means risk to fetus cannot be ruled out. Menveo is category b, which means there is no evidence of risk to fetus in humans. Therefore Menveo can be given to a pregnant mother, if/when the benefits outweigh the risks. However, neither is specifically indicated or thoroughly studied in pregnant women. Discuss you risks and benefits with doc. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Is pneumonia vaccine safe for pregnant women?

Yes: The pneumoccal vaccines (more than one) are composed of non living material and pose no risk to the developing fetus.They can be given as indicated at any point in pregnancy. Some practitioners avoid use in the first trimester out of a sense of caution, but there are no documented problems when it has been given during that period. ...Read more

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What percentage of women still have regular periods in their fifties?

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What percentage of women still have regular periods in their fifties?

Most women: The average of age of menopause is 51 to 52 years of age. Of course, some go through earlier while others still have periods at 55. ...Read more

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What percentage of menstruating, healthy women miss a period but are not pregnant?

What percentage of menstruating, healthy women miss a period but are not pregnant?

Varies: I don't know the exact percentage but it is not that unususal. Many women will miss at least one period a year, especially if they are not on birth control pills. Athletic women, anorexic women, very thin women can also miss periods. Age is not mentioned. Is she approaching menopause? Many different facors come into play, but tbhis is most likely nothing abnormal. ...Read more

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Are sperms present in precum enough to make a fertile woman pregnant?

Are sperms present in precum enough to make a fertile woman pregnant?

Yes, they are: And that would be a good reason to use condoms for every act of vaginal penetration. Another good reason would be to protect from sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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After becoming pregnant with ivf, can a women get pregnant in natural way in second time?

After becoming pregnant with ivf, can a women get pregnant in natural way in second time?

Generally yes: Natural conception happens all the time in couples who have needed ivf or other treatments to conceive in the past. Some barriers to conception such as tubal blockage are less likely to result in natural conception. ...Read more

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Why are women considered 2weeks pregnant at conception?

Why are women considered 2weeks pregnant at conception?

How calculated : Sonograms were not around for most of human history. The only reliable metric that could be used was the last menstrual cycle. ...Read more