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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy In Petite Women

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Can you please explain why some pregnancy women have small belly size even though she is eight months?

Could be a smaller : Baby or a smaller mom, or the way they carry the baby, if one of my pts looks or measures small she always gets an ultrasound to check the size of the baby and the amount of amnioitic fluid because u must make sure the baby is apprpriatesize for dates and there is a normal amount of amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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I read online that a small percentage (10-15%) of women can get a positive pregnancy test 1-2 days past ovulation. Possible? Impossible?

I read online that a small percentage (10-15%) of women can get a positive pregnancy test 1-2 days past ovulation. Possible? Impossible?

Pregnancy: Impossible. To test positive the egg has to be impregnated. It then has to travel through the fallopian tubes into the uterus. It then has to land on the wall of the uterus and begin to grow. It then has to grow to a certain size to be creating and leaking HCG hormone so that the mother's blood supply can pick it up and thus then be testable. The body does not know a pregnancy has occurred. ...Read more

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Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids removal for pregnancy. Does it improve fertility after removal of small or large uterine fiborids? in all women.

Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids removal for pregnancy.  Does it improve fertility after removal of small or large uterine fiborids? in all women.

Depends on location: if the fibroids is significantly distorting the endometrial cavity, it will be of benefit (assuming all other factors are normal). Fibroids outside of the endometrial cavity or that are pedunculated, may not reduce your chances of getting pregnant and may not be neccessary to remove them. Speak to your GYN who can discuss this further with you . Best wishes ...Read more

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What are safety tips for pregnancy of women?

What are safety tips for pregnancy of women?

There are many: I have attached a good link that lists 10 tips for a health and Safe pregnancy. http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-body/nutrition/healthy-pregnancy-tips/ ...Read more

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Why do women salivate more during pregnancy?

Why do women salivate more during pregnancy?

YES: Yes salivation can increase in pregnancy. The glandular activity of the salivary gland increases salvia production. Ptyalism is the medical term for excessive salivation. ...Read more

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Do all women get the same pregnancy symptoms?

Do all women get the same pregnancy symptoms?

No: There are many symptoms associated with pregnancy, and some are more common than others. The number and severity of symptoms can be quite different both from woman to woman, and from one pregnancy to another in the same woman. ...Read more

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What kind of food that good for pregnancy women?

What kind of food that good for pregnancy women?

Stock up on fresh!: This is a time to have fun with food. A balanced diet is key. A nutritionist or information provided by OB can lay out the number and type of calories. Beyond that it is up to expectant couple to buy (or grow) the foods that meet the dietary requirements. Farmers markets, friends, family can all provide nourishing basics and foods that are tasty (like produce, tofu, beans, dairy, lean meats etc). ...Read more

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