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Pregnancy In Petite Women
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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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
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
Do most pregnancies go ok in healthy women? If my mom and sister had normal pregnancies will i be the same?
Yes: Most pregnancies will not have problems. It is still very important to get proper prenatal care during your pregnancy. This will help identify any potential problems early enough to be addressed so that you and the baby can be taken care of. There is no guarantee that everything will go well for everyone, but the majority of women who are otherwise healthy will have a normal pregnancy. ...Read more
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