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What can one expect at five months pregnancy?

What can one expect at five months pregnancy?

Check out : "what to expect when you are expecting" on -line or buy the book. It is a great week by week primer. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Three negative home prgnancy tests after unprotected sex. One at 40 days one at 37 days one at 30 days. Still very late period. Why still late period?

Three negative home prgnancy tests after unprotected sex. One at 40 days one at 37 days one at 30 days. Still very late period. Why still late period?

Don't discount: the stress of worrying (it sounds like) that you are pregnant! The hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle, progesterone and estrogen, are constantly in a state of flux and they determine when menstruation starts. Stresses including illness, fatigue, travel, worrying about pregnancy, can all have an affect. Your period should come; 40 days is 12 days late. Pursue reliable contraception, if need ...Read more

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Can you test negative for HIV at six months then positive later? Had a third gen test at three and six months .

Can you test negative for HIV at six months then positive later? Had a third gen test at three and six months .

Hiv: The HIV elisa test will come negative until the first six months aftet unprotected sex with a known HIV person. During this first six months, hiv-pcr test will be more reliable and accurate. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Does the eight month of pregnancy start at 31 weeks?

Does the eight month of pregnancy start at 31 weeks?

40 weeks: Doctors discuss pregnancy in term of weeks with your due date being 40 weeks. We do this because talking in months is imprecise and causes confusion. There are four weeks per month so if you prefer to think it months simply divide your pregnancy weeks by four. ...Read more

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At 28 weeks am i 7months pregnant?

At 28 weeks am i 7months pregnant?

Yes: It is confusing, because 28 weeks is not yet 7 calendar months, because most months are more than 4 weeks long. However, doctors do consider 28 weeks as being 7 months pregnant. The "months" are more vague, and "weeks" more exact, so doctors usually count weeks instead of months. ...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

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I've had two pregnancies that ended in which both babies heart just stopped beating one at 23 weeks one at 27 weeks. Im 10wks pregnant now will this repeat?

I've had two pregnancies that ended in which both babies heart just stopped beating one at 23 weeks one at 27 weeks. Im 10wks pregnant now will this repeat?

Not necessarily: You most probably would have an another preterm baby, because the probability with having two prior preterm deliveries is getting higher. But it is not necessarily that the cause of preterm delivery would be the heart issues, unless you have a family history of it, or prior babies had the inherited heart diseases. You have to have a close follow up with your obstetrician anyway for that reason. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period for three months. I miscarried at the beginning of the year at 8 weeks with low hCG what affects your urine hcg?

I haven't had a period for three months. I miscarried at the beginning of the year at 8 weeks with low hCG what affects your urine hcg?

Pregnancy: Urine HCG levels follow serum (blood) levels. Hcg in blood comes from the pregnancy and nothing else; a miscarriage (often) has low HCG because the pregnancy is abnormal, the low HCG doesn't cause miscarriage. ...Read more

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I took two pregnancy tests today. One at four pm and one at four foutyfive pm. The first was positive the second negative. Which do I belive?

I took two pregnancy tests today. One at four pm and one at four foutyfive pm. The first was positive the second negative. Which do I belive?

Pregnant: I believe that even the over the counter pregnancy tests recommend using a first morning urine because the reaction depends on a concentration of a compound in the urine. The first test is likely right, the second test was too close to the first so you did not have enough time to build up the hcg. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Can I jet ski at four weeks and three days pregnet?

Can I jet ski at four weeks and three days pregnet?

No.: Jet skiing can introduce potentially infected water under pressure into the vagina; if you are pregnant, this could lead to miscarriage, vaginitis, cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease - none of which you need. Therefore, avoid this hobby during pregnancy and for 2-3 months postpartum. ...Read more

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Regular periods every 30days at age 53. Sporadically my period will start again 2weeks later for several days??

Regular periods every 30days at age 53.  Sporadically my period will start again 2weeks later for several days??

Breakthrough bleed: You may be having breakthrough bleeding from a thickened endometrium. At age 53, this would possible be concerning for endometrial hyperplasia, which may be precancerous. In my practice I would order an ultrasound and at least offer you an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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Hcg level 450 one week before natutal miscarriage. Now hCG level 950 one week later. What's going on?

Hcg level 450 one week before  natutal miscarriage. Now hCG level 950 one week later. What's going on?

Repeat the HCG: It is possible that your HCG level continued to rise after the first one a week before your miscarriage and is now slowly declining. There could be retention of some residual placental tissue that is still producing hcg.If there were still a viable pregnancy present one would expect a much higher HCG level after 2 weeks. Repeat the HCG to see if it is rising or falling. Consider an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Is heartburn at 8 weeks normal? In my last pregnancy -last year, i didn't get heartburn until the last few weeks of pregnancy.

Maybe: Heartburn in pregnancy is very common, but it tends to occur mainly in late pregnancy. Touch base with your doctor to make sure it isn't something else more concerning. ...Read more

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Can two periods in one month mean pregnancy?

Can two periods in one month mean pregnancy?

Not usually: Usually means your cycles are not regulated, a hormone problem, or a problem in the endometrium , please see your gyn for a work-up. ...Read more

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Had a blood pregnancy test at four weeks and it was negative. How accurate is this at four weeks?

Had a blood pregnancy test at four weeks and it was negative. How accurate is this at four weeks?

Very accurate: Do you mean four weeks after a missed period? If yes, a negative blood test at that stage is very accurate. If you have any doubts, you may request an ultrasound examination. ...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