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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy Duration

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Dr. James Lin
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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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My doctor prescribed folic acid with vitamine B and iodine for all pregnancy. Is the duration OK or it's too long?

My doctor prescribed folic acid with vitamine B and iodine for all pregnancy. Is the duration OK or it's too long?

Prenatal nutrition: Folate deficiency can cause neural tube defects and folic acid supplementation can prevent them.

The ACOG does not currently endorse the prenatal-supplement recommendation of iodine, advising instead that women get their iodine through dietary sources.

If having a well-balanced diet, vitamin B routine supplementation is not recommended. ...Read more

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How can I abortion with misoprostol? Age: 28 weight: 52 kg hight: 154 cm duration of pregnancy: 20 days

How can I abortion with misoprostol? Age: 28 weight: 52 kg hight: 154 cm duration of pregnancy: 20 days

Need mifepristone: Misoprostol alone is not sufficient for elective termination. Should you desire elective termination, you need to see a physician that can either perform the procedure or treat you with Mifepristone and misoprostol. Best of luck with your decision. ...Read more

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Does Primolut nor 10mg twice daily from 5th day of period and for 3weeks duration prevent pregnancy?

Does Primolut nor 10mg twice daily from 5th day of period and for 3weeks duration prevent pregnancy?

Not really: This dosing of Progesterone is not really a contraceptive method. It may disrupt ovulation but is not a reliable way to prevent pregnancy. If you do not want to be pregnant consider one of the many approved methods of birth control. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between maternal weight gain during pregnancy and gestation period/duration for singletons? For twins?

Is there any relationship between maternal weight gain during pregnancy and gestation period/duration for singletons? For twins?

Not consistantly: Too little weight gain or excessive weight gain could be associated with indications for early delivery (iugr, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, ect). There is no specific concrete direct relationship between pregnancy duration and maternal weight gain. ...Read more

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How likely would it b to experience implementation bleeding two pregnancies in a row? Completely diff in timing duration color frequency and discharge

How likely would it b to experience implementation bleeding two pregnancies in a row? Completely diff in timing duration color frequency and discharge

Implantation: Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A pregnancy test 7-10 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. Implantation bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women. ...Read more

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Normal duration of bleeding of 4 weeks pregnancy abortion after medical abortion?

Normal duration of bleeding of 4 weeks pregnancy abortion after medical abortion?

Varies: Bleeding usually lasts as long as a heavy period and gradually decreases to light bleeding or a heavy brown discharge. There may be spotting irregularly for up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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4th month. Shall I take probiotics supplements. Is it safe during pregnancy? If it safe then at what stage I hav to take this tablets? And duration?

4th month. Shall I take probiotics supplements. Is it safe during pregnancy? If it safe then at what stage I hav to take this tablets? And duration?

Probiotics: Taking Probiotics are always safe. Your body needs the good bacteria to help with your digestion when pregnant or not. It is a form of bacillus that is necessary for complete digestion so your body can breakdown foods you eat and absorb all the nutrients that your growing fetus needs. ...Read more

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After having sex, after what time duration I should check for urine pregnancy test? And if negative should I again check? Aftr wht tym thn shld I chek?

After having sex, after what time duration I should check for urine pregnancy test? And if negative should I again check? Aftr wht tym thn shld I chek?

Pregnant?: You might check for the first time 7-14 days after the estimated time of impregnation and implantation of the fertilized ovum. If negative wait the same time period and recheck. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the time duration that we have to wait to plan a pregnancy after taking the rubella vaccine?

What is the time duration that we have to wait to plan a pregnancy after taking the rubella vaccine?

Rubella: It is recommended that you wait 3 months before trying to get pregnant following rubella vaccination. ...Read more

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Getting a normal period (flow is normal and good, duration also) after 1week of intercourse. Is it a sign of miss-pregnancy??

Getting a normal period (flow is normal and good, duration also) after 1week of intercourse. Is it a sign of miss-pregnancy??

Some thoughts...: A woman cannot get her normal regular period and be pregnant at the same time. However, she can get pregnant a week or two after her normal period. If she has some spotting or light bleeding that doesn't look like her normal regular period, she can check a urine pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) to see if she is pregnant. ...Read more

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Could pregnancy occur bysexual intercourse 2 days after finished her period? Is it safe pregnancy? Her cycle is 28 days& her period duration is 5 days.

Could pregnancy occur bysexual intercourse 2 days after finished her period? Is it safe pregnancy? Her cycle is 28 days& her period duration is 5 days.

Back to High School: Periods are not the measuring stick for fertility. Ovulation is. Ovulation occurs just shy of half way through a cycle. Sperm left in the vagina on any or all of the five days before ovulation are the sperm that cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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Sex 3 weeks ago, period came (bleeding flow and duration normal) but was a week late. (Was due on the day of sex)No pregnancy symptoms. Am I pregnant?

Sex 3 weeks ago, period came (bleeding flow and duration normal) but was a week late. (Was due on the day of sex)No pregnancy symptoms. Am I pregnant?

Unlikely: A woman who has a menstrual period a week late, but of normal flow and normal duration, is not likely to be pregnant. On can wait for the next period coming in a couple of weeks. If the next period doesn't come or seems unusual, one can do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Sex 3 weeks ago, period came (bleeding flow and duration normal) but was a week late. (Was due on the day of sex)No pregnancy symptoms. Am I pregnant?

Sex 3 weeks ago, period came (bleeding flow and duration normal) but was a week late. (Was due on the day of sex)No pregnancy symptoms. Am I pregnant?

Period to PG: There was a period at the end of that menstrual cycle and pregnancy is not possible under those conditions, just like there is a period at the end of this sentence which means this thought is over. ...Read more

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On birth control, negative HPT, abnormally watery & mucusy period for past 5 months, on time, of average duration, and no pregnancy symptoms?

On birth control, negative HPT, abnormally watery & mucusy period for past 5 months, on time, of average duration, and no pregnancy symptoms?

On birth control: Why would you spend one second worryng about pregnancy if you are on birth control? Birth control works. It is taken so wasted nerves about unwanted pregnancy don't ruin your life. You are not pregnant. ...Read more

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How long should it take to ge pregnancy syptoms?

How long should it take to ge pregnancy syptoms?

I assume: You mean that after a positive pregnancy test, how long before "feeling pregnant"? That depends on hormone levels, number of previous pregnancies, number gestation (ie twins), etc. Call an OB to make an appt for an eval but meanwhile, to be safe, don't take any over the counter medications like ibuprofen. Let your own pmd know if you are pregnant, in case regular medications could affect pregna. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have pregnancy symptoms?

How long does it take to have pregnancy symptoms?

Variable: Symptoms of pregnancy may begin even before a missed period, whereas other women may not have any symptoms, other than missed periods, till late in pregnancy. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of pregnancy take to occur?

How long do the effects of pregnancy take to occur?

They don't normally: Show until after a missed period -often 6 to 8 weeks. Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas ; insomnia. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pregnancy symptoms to show?

How long does it take for pregnancy symptoms to show?

Pregnancy symptoms: Depends which symptoms, usually after 2 weeks may notice breast swelling/tenderness. Some nausea, the uterus comes out of the pelvis at 12 weeks. Would check urine blood HCG and follow up with Ob ...Read more

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How long should pain episodes last during early pregnancy?

How long should pain episodes last during early pregnancy?

Pain?: You shouldn't have a lot of pain in early pregnancy. If you are experiencing significant pain, you should have it evaluated. Best wishes! ...Read more

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After how long can the first symptoms of pregnancy appear?

After how long can the first symptoms of pregnancy appear?

Maybe a week or two: This is quite variable, but some women may experience some very early symptoms of pregnancy about 1-2 wks after conception--nausea, fatigue, cramping, breast tenderness etc... Other women may not feel anything beyond missing the period. When in doubt, check a hpt. Eat a well balanced diet, stay active, avoid drug/alcohol/tobacco to maximize your health/pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take pregnancy symptoms to show normally?

How long does it take pregnancy symptoms to show normally?

They could: Begin as early as a missed period - but often can take a lot longer to become evident. ...Read more

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How long in the pregnancy can you tell the sex of the child?

How long in the pregnancy can you tell the sex of the child?

Depends: How bad do you need to know and how much cash can you invest? There is a maternal blood test often referred to as NIPP. It can identify fetal cells circulating in mothers blood as early as 8 weeks and chromosome studies can be done on these (inclusing sex). The parts are formed by 12 wks but can seldom be reliably reported on ultrasound until 16-20 wks. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after a pregnancy to get pregnant again?

How long should you wait after a pregnancy to get pregnant again?

About 2 years: About 2 years seems to be a good time span in between pregnancies. This gives a woman's body enough time to recover from the drain of a pregnancy. If the delivery was by cesarean section, the scar in the uterus is least likely to rupture during a subsequent pregnancy. ...Read more