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I recently found out i was pregnant. Today i woke up and had a soft spot on my head like how babies do, what could this be?

I recently found out i was pregnant. Today i woke up and had a soft spot on my head like how babies do, what could this be?

Did U bump it ?: Adults that have a soft spot on their head will generally do so after they bump it & have a blood pocket form under the scalp. ...Read more

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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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I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

Not likely : There is plenty of cushioning around the baby. Use it as an opportunity to discuss how we should be gentle around people but I am sure it was an accident and don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I am 31weeks pregnant, went to the doctor for cramps and backpain, babies head was down, not dilated but I am 70% effaced. What does that mean?

I am 31weeks pregnant, went to the doctor for cramps and backpain, babies head was down, not dilated but I am 70% effaced. What does that mean?

Ask your doctor: You should ask your doctor these questions. That's what you are paying for. Also, your insurance company might have a nurse question line. For a baby to come out, you need to be dilated (the cervix where the baby comes out, needs to open from zero to 10 cm or so) and 100% effaced Effaced = cervix was thick, it needs to thin and open so the baby can come out. ...Read more

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29 weeks pregnant, babies head is engaged and have constant pressure on pelvic floor. What is the likelihood of early labour before full term?

29 weeks pregnant, babies head is engaged and have constant pressure on pelvic floor. What is the likelihood of early labour before full term?

Get checked: You will need to see an obgyn. The doctor can examine your cervix. If there is concern your doctor can do a sonographic cervical length and a test called a fetal fibronectin. With that information your question can then be answered. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant 2cm dilated babies head is low. I am in extreme pain right now. Feels like my lower uterus ripped. Is this normal? Cause of it?

33 weeks pregnant 2cm dilated babies head is low. I am in extreme pain right now. Feels like my lower uterus ripped. Is this normal? Cause of it?

Not normal: You need to get to the hospital now. Severe/extreme pain is never normal at 33 weeks and it could be something serious like the placenta pulling away or bleeding behind it. Turn off computer and get to er/hospital now! ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant , 2 cent.Dilated & 90% effaced also the babies head is really low and i feel pressure and period like cramps, wen will i go into labor?

37 weeks pregnant , 2 cent.Dilated & 90% effaced also the babies head is really low and i feel pressure and period like cramps, wen will i go into labor?

Possible labor: If you are having those "cramps" or better say contractions very frequently( especially every 5-10 mins) it is time to get checked for progression. We cannot determine with certainty exactly at what point you will be in active labor since this varies from person to person. If you are having pain as often mentioned call your OB provider. ...Read more

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What other infections in pregnant women cause small-headed babies, other than the Zika virus?

What other infections in pregnant women cause small-headed babies, other than the Zika virus?

Many infections: Rubella (German measles), toxoplasmosis, chicken pox, syphilis, cytomegalovirus, herpes, Parvovirus (fifth disease) usually cause mild disease in the mother but can be devastating to the developing fetus. ...Read more

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Why do babies sling their head side to side?

Why do babies sling their head side to side?

Too heavy: The head is heavy and little babies (0-4 months) do not yet have strong enough neck muscles to control it so it sort of falls to one side. Gets better by 4 months. Older babies often do things because they figured out they can. ...Read more

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My infant seems to have or be developing an abnormally shaped head. What should I do?

My infant seems to have or be developing an abnormally shaped head. What should I do?

Tummy time: Tummy time is the answer for most of these things especially if the flattening is symmetrical and on the back of the head. However see your doctor before we make those types of assumptions, he may have a little bit of trouble turning his head in both directions all the way. These are usually mild problems and stretching resolves it along with tummy time. ...Read more

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