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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

Nope: Starting out a pregnancy healthy is best for mom and baby, but it's still possible to develop complications. That's why OB providers see moms regularly during pregnancy, both to provide support for a normal, healthy process and to check for signs and symptoms of possible problems. If a pregnancy becomes un-routine, high risk specialists can help. ...Read more

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How many women in the united states are overweight, obese?

How many women in the united states are overweight,  obese?

68% overweight!!: Over 2/3 of us adults are overweight (bmi over 25). Among black women, the incidence is 82%. The term "obesity" applies to people with a bmi over 30. That is about 30-40 pounds over ideal weight. The attached picture shows that over 35% of the us is obese! education, advocacy, and research are available through the obesity action coalition. Check it out. ...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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Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Several.: Preterm birth, small babies and preeclampsia are all more common among women with thyroiditis. Seek maternal-fetal medicine care to avoid/minimize such complications and optimally manage your thyroid function throughout pregnancy and postpartum. ...Read more

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How many kilos should a pregnant women gain during pregnancy?

Weight gain: The amount of kilos depends on starting weight in relation to height or the bmi. For instance normal weight gain is 10-14 kg. If you are overweight, the recommendation would be less and if you are underweight the recommendation would be more. ...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

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In which trimester do women gain the most weight?

In which trimester do women gain the most weight?

End of 2nd + 3rd: The greatest weight gain will be at the end of the 2nd trimester and the very beginning of the third trimester. ...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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Are hCG levels present in nonpregnant women?

Are hCG levels present in nonpregnant women?

Hormone: Hcg is the hormone of pregnancy and made by the placenta. It is most commonly seen in pregnant women. In women with retained placenta they can still have HCG levels. Hcg levels can also be detected in certain tumors, like liver tumors, certain ovarian tumors and others, and if the person is taking HCG shots. ...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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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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Is pregnancy possible in women who have a mesh uterus?

Yes: As has been said before "nature always finds a way". It is important to followup with a doctor soon after discovering a pregnancy so the appropriate care can be given and complications from the mesh can be alleviated. ...Read more

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Can women become pregnant during perimenopause?

Can women become pregnant during perimenopause?

Yes: Many women feel they can't get pregnant, but while it is not common, some women do get pregnant in the perimenopause. ...Read more

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What can cause natural breast growth in women in their mid-twenties if not pregnant?

What can cause natural breast growth in women in their mid-twenties if not pregnant?

Breast growth: It is unusual to have significant breast enlargement at that age. Weight gain can do it. Some oral cotraceptives can also do it. Estrogen secretion from the ovaries can cause it. Pituitary problems stimulating ovarian growth or increasing prolactin levels. ...Read more

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Are menstrual periods beneficial for women in dengue?

Are menstrual periods beneficial for women in dengue?

Having a menstrual: Period is not necessarily beneficial or a negative in dengue fever. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more