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My wife having a pregnancy of 18 weeks & i have a lot of financial problem & i want to abort the baby what to do please help me my first daughter?

My wife having a pregnancy of 18 weeks & i have a lot of financial problem  & i want to abort the baby  what to do please help me  my first daughter?

Consult : A social worker. You can give the baby up for adoption and not have to kill the baby and give great joy to a couple who south want a baby. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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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I have faint positive pregnancy tests at 18 weeks, what does this mean?

I have faint positive pregnancy tests at 18 weeks, what does this mean?

Repeat the test: Sounds like it's positive but you can repeat the test in a few days to see if the result is more obvious. ...Read more

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What to do about pregnancy nausea at 18 weeks?

What to do about pregnancy nausea at 18 weeks?

Call your OB doc: There are script meds that are cat b and non med things like prima bella wrist band but if the nausea just started u need blood work to r/o certain things so call your OB and u need to get in the habit of directing these ?S to yoru OB just like i instruct all my pts to do. ...Read more

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Tb and pregnancy my friend is 18 weeks pregnant and i hope she is being honest but he said she was told she has TB but nothing needs to be done. I thought once you find out you are sick with any thing they cure it asap to further more complications. Now s

Tb and pregnancy my friend is 18 weeks pregnant and i hope she is being honest but he said she was told she has TB but nothing needs to be done. I thought once you find out you are sick with any thing they cure it asap to further more complications. Now s

There : There is a whole lot to this question. I will address the first part of the question. If your friend had active tuberculosis (tb), i can assure you that the doctor whould not say that nothing needs to be done. Tb is a serious, communicable disease. On the other hand, maybe her doctor told her that she is a PPD converter which means that she has been exposed to tuberculosis in the past. If your friend is crying, spotting, constipated and may not have understood medical information that was provided to her, i suggest she contact her OB doctor for assistance. ...Read more

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How many months is 18 weeks of pregnancy? Is it 4 months or 5 months it's confusing

How many months is 18 weeks of pregnancy?  Is it 4 months or 5 months it's confusing

Semantics: A pregnancy is considered to last 40 weeks or 9 months. The two are not directly interchangeable because most months are not exactly 4 weeks. Half of a pregnancy is 20 weeks or 4 and 1/2 months. It just does not correlate evenly. Most of us use weeks rather than months to follow the duration of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, but with my first child every test was negative till I was 18 weeks. ?

I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, but with my first child every test was negative till I was 18 weeks. ?

Not likely. : Urine pregnancy test for quite sensitive, despite which brand is bought. Most errors in reading them are due to either reading it too soon for waiting too long before it is looked at. It is highly unusual for a test to be negative repeatedly if one is truly pregnant. The most definitive way to confirm a pregnancy or lack of one is a blood test. ...Read more

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I've been having high anxiety in my entire pregnancy everyday so far. I'm 18 weeks. I'm so worried that this will affect my baby in anyway? I eat well

I've been having high anxiety in my entire pregnancy everyday so far. I'm 18 weeks. I'm so worried that this will affect my baby in anyway? I eat well

It may. Significant : chronic prenatal anxiety exposes a fetus to excess glucocorticoids, which may cause enduring neuroendocrine changes.The effects on stress-related behavior, emotions, and cognitive abilities in offspring from infancy through adulthood are well-documented, as are the increased risks of premature labor, low birthweight & low Apgar scores. Ask your OB to refer you to a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist. ...Read more

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18 weeks pregnant. I haven't exercised at all this pregnancy and have been sedentary the whole time. How much exercise should I do that is safe ?

18 weeks pregnant. I haven't exercised at all this pregnancy and have been sedentary the whole time. How much exercise should I do that is safe ?

See below: If your pregnancy has been uncomplicated then brisk walking or even more agressive aerobic exercise such as running, elliptical training, or even swimming may be beneficial. It largely depends on how your pregnancy is faring and what types of exercise you engaged in before pregnancy. If you were aerobically fit before pregnancy then you may go after more aggressive levels of exercise during pregna. ...Read more

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What to do during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

What to do during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Nutrition: during the second trimester the baby is developing it take your vitamins see your doctor regularly and nutrition is the most important thing ...Read more

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Anyone close to 2nd trimester notice pregnancy symptoms lessen?

Anyone close to 2nd trimester notice pregnancy symptoms lessen?

Yes: The nausea of pregnancy improves for most people in the second trimester. Most women enjoy the second trimester of pregnancy the most. ...Read more

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Can one do exercise i.e go for long walk during pregnancy at 2nd trimester???

Can one do exercise i.e go for long walk during pregnancy at 2nd trimester???

PG exercise benefits: Moderate exercise during pregnancy has multiple health benefits for the mother and baby. It can also shorten labor when a pregnant patient is physically fit. Check with your OB MD to be certain that there are no contraindications to your exercise program. ...Read more

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Can one tell the baby's gender by looking at the ultrasound report film obtained at 18 weeks 6days of pregnancy from level 2 scan.

Can one tell the baby's gender by looking at the ultrasound report film obtained at 18 weeks 6days of pregnancy from level 2 scan.

Maybe,maybe not: Many practitioners feel confident with gender determination at 18-19 weeks .The equipment is present earlier but not always in a position that allows a good view. ...Read more

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