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Is 100 BPM at 18 weeks pregnant to low?

Is 100 BPM at 18 weeks pregnant to low?

Outside of normal: The range of fetal heart beats is usually 120-160. If 100 is the consistent number i would be looking for why. ...Read more

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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18 weeks pregnant?

18 weeks pregnant?

Interesting: At 18 weeks after the last normal period, a pregnancy is almost halfway along. It's the time to schedule a targeted ultrasound. Also it is the point to ask about risk factors and learn what to expect. At each visit OB will assess if diet and weight gain are appropriate. Fetal movement should be felt often by this point. If you have a specific questions, please ask so we can answer. ...Read more

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What is the hcg level at 18 wks? If ever abortion failed and pregnancy continues at 18 wks, wil hpt give a positive?

What is the hcg level at 18 wks? If ever abortion failed and pregnancy continues at 18 wks,  wil hpt give a positive?

Yes: At 18 weeks of pregnancy hpt will be positive. HCG levels are quite variable even in normal pregnancies. See this site for more info. http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/hcg-levels/ ...Read more

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2 negative pregnancy tests at clinic.Spotted for the first time today.7 weeks. Pregnancy chances ?

2 negative pregnancy tests at clinic.Spotted for the first time today.7 weeks. Pregnancy chances ?

Not pregnant: If two correctly done pregnancy test are both negative today, then the woman is not pregnant as of about 10 days ago. If she ovulated and conceived since that time, she could be becoming pregnant (today's test would be too early to show that). One can wait for the next menstrual period, and retest if that one is missed by a few days to a week. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test be accurate at 18 days after sex?

Can a pregnancy test be accurate at 18 days after sex?

3 days before period: Urine pregnancy tests are best taken after a missed period or no earlier than 3 days before a missed period for accuracy sake. ...Read more

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How soon after birth can you get pregnant again? Formula fed, 1st period at 3 weeks, had sex 3 times at 5 weeks. Chance of pregnancy? More fertile?

How soon after birth can you get pregnant again? Formula fed, 1st period at 3 weeks, had sex 3 times at 5 weeks. Chance of pregnancy? More fertile?

Yes possible: As you describe if you had a cycle again, then, yes, you could be pregnant again. Bearing two children in less than 12 months is not common but absolutely not unheard of. ...Read more

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How big is your sac at 18 weeks pregnant?

How big is your sac at 18 weeks pregnant?

Can't Measure: We do not measure gestational sac size at 18 weeks. Routine measurements at 18 weeks are biparietal diameter (bpd) head circumference (hc), abdominal circumference (ac), and femur length (fl). Gestational sac size is not measured after 9 weeks when it averages about 33mms. Typically, the size of the pregnant uterus should be about an inch below the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Small belly at 18 weeks pregnancy, is this normal?

Small belly at 18 weeks pregnancy, is this normal?

What is important: is the size of your uterus - not the size of your abdomen. Take care. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant & on prometrium (micronized progesterone) due to vaginal bleeding at 4 weeks. Heartbeat at 6 weeks, another ultrasound scheduled next week. Miscarriage risk?

8 weeks pregnant & on prometrium (micronized progesterone) due to vaginal bleeding at 4 weeks. Heartbeat at 6 weeks, another ultrasound scheduled next week. Miscarriage risk?

Slightly above norm: Bleeding during pregnancy does put you at slightly increased risk. Know, however, that 25% of women experience 1st trimester bleeding and the majority of those go on to have successful term pregnancies. Only time will tell. Best wishes and good luck with this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Would hCG level of 634 put you at at least a week into pregnancy (after conception)?

Would hCG level  of 634 put you at at least a week into pregnancy  (after conception)?

Not necessarily: The use of the HCG value is not a good way to establish the gestational age because there is a wide range and variation in what could be considered normal. ...Read more

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Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Does the chance of miscarriage decrease at 8 weeks (6 weeks past conception) or only at 12 weeks?

Yes: A large portion of abnormal pregnancies will miscarry or stop growing by 8 weeks. Many of the rest will be lost by 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Missed miscarriage at 8wks 0d, only discovered at 12wk scan. When should I get a negative pregnancy test? I stopped feeling preg at around 9 weeks.

Varies: After you have a D and C for miscarriage or pass the baby naturally one would expect the first menstrual cycle 3-8 weeks after. The menstrual cycle indicates that all of the bhcg hormone is gone and the ovaries have begun working again ...Read more

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What symptoms at 2 weeks pregnant after ivf?

What symptoms at 2 weeks pregnant after ivf?

Nausea most common: 2 weeks after ivf would make you 4 weeks pregnant. So nausea is the most common symptom. In general you should not feel anything still from the ivf with 2 exceptions. Some women can still have enlarged ovaries which can cause discomfort. And some women can be overstimulated which can cause bloating. But in general you should feel like a normal early pregnant women with some aches and pains. ...Read more

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Will a pregnancy test be reliable at any time of day at 8 weeks?

Will a pregnancy test be reliable at any time of day at 8 weeks?

Yes: At 8 weeks gestation the pregnancy hormone concentration is so high that there cannot be enough dilution for a urine pregnancy test to be positive at any time of the day. ...Read more

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Chance of a miscarrige at 13 weeks and 3days pregnant?

Chance of a miscarrige at 13 weeks and 3days pregnant?

This is the second: trimester. "Approximately 1 to 5 percent of pregnancies are lost at 13 to 19 weeks' gestation" per http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1341.html ...Read more