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Feel like im losing my identity & my confidence. Lost 2 babies in past 2 years. Now pregnant with healthy baby. 29 wks. Feeling fed up. Is thisnormal?

Feel like im losing my identity & my confidence. Lost 2 babies in past 2 years. Now pregnant with healthy baby. 29 wks. Feeling fed up. Is thisnormal?

While 1 in 5: Pregnancies spontaneously terminates, they are no less painful and frustrating not to mention the sense of loss and other emotions that come up exacerbated by the body hormones running amok. I think your feelings are your normal. After losing two, you have to be fearful the same will happen. Maybe your feeling fed up is a way of protecting yourself from another loss. But, this pg is diff. Bond ...Read more

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How do I get pregnant, I have been trying for 7years, seen gyn, myself and hubby health is ok for babies, can any sex position or food help?

How do I get pregnant, I have been trying for 7years, seen gyn, myself and hubby health is ok for babies, can any sex position or food help?

Fertility expert: Sorry you are having this struggle. Without knowing more I can only advise you see a fertility expert to get to the bottom of the issue. If you have ever been told you are overweight, have diabetes or metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovaries then weight loss is something you can work on in the mean time. ...Read more

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26 wks pregnant. Lost 2 babies to anencephaly previously. This bubs ok so far. Extremely scared of losing this healthy baby. Will my bub make it?

26 wks pregnant. Lost 2 babies to anencephaly previously. This bubs ok so far. Extremely scared of losing this healthy baby. Will my bub make it?

Imaging?: So sorry about your loss! That is just devastating! Have you had an ultrasound with this baby? The anatomy of anencephaly is easy to diagnose on ultrasound. However, there are smaller more subtle neural tube defects which could be missed. Ask your ob about the details of ultrasound. Get ultrasound ASAP if have not had one yet! Good luck! ...Read more

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Can someone give me honest experiences with pregnant mothers on citalopram and having healthy babies?

Can someone give me honest experiences with pregnant mothers on citalopram and having healthy babies?

Celexa (citalopram) & Pregnancy: There are several, all of whom were monitored by their prescribing doctor working close with their Ob/Gyn. To monitor pregnancy closely. ...Read more

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Experiences please! Have you doctors seen many healthy normal babies from pregnant mothers. What are your personal views on this. Hard decision....

Experiences please! Have you doctors seen many healthy normal babies from pregnant mothers. What are your personal views on this. Hard decision....

Confusing question: Your question is a bit confusing. About 4% of pregnancies end up with an unexpected outcome, including such things as prematurity, cleft lip, newborn illness, etc. That leaves the vast majority as healthy. Proper prenatal care and a healthy maternal lifestyle add to the chances of success. I do care for a lot of kids with problems but the vast majority of newborns I see are healthy. ...Read more

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The women I know who had monthly bleeding that looked like a period were pregnant and all delivered healthy babies, how when this is supposedly rare?

The women I know who had monthly bleeding that looked like a period were pregnant and all delivered healthy babies, how when this is supposedly rare?

When a woman is: Pregnant her periods cease. However, she could experience bleeding that is not a period. I have never heard of a pregnant woman have monthly bleeding at the time she would have experienced a period. You might want to double check the accuracy of the information you heard. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage because my babies were in the same sac I only pass 1 placenta can I have a healthy baby getting pregnant 4 months time?

I had a miscarriage because my babies were in the same sac I only pass 1 placenta can I have a healthy baby getting pregnant 4 months time?

Yes: Did the babies die in utero and the labor follows? Even though it was a monochorionic monoamniotic pregnancy (same sac, one placenta), miscarriage of a viable pregnancy is uncommon. This type of pregnancy is at increase risk for intrauterine fetal death not miscarriage at 18 weeks. Usually, Steroids are administered early for fetal lung maturity and delivery by C-section at about 32 weeks. ...Read more

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How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

How big are babies at 4 months pregnant?

Size of orange: About 4 inches long, or about the size of a medium orange or avocado. ...Read more

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Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Drugs to take when pregnant to get fair babies?

Not!: Your baby's skin tone, hair and eye color are all determined at the moment of conception when the genetic contributions of the mother and father combine in that inexplicable miracle. And all, except absolutely necessary, drugs and chemicals should be avoided during pregnancy. A bad idea from many perspectives. ... ...Read more

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Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet

Up until what age can a lady fall pregnant or have babies? I am 34 years old and don't have babies yet

Risks for any pregnc: At 34 you are not too old for babies. Many consider the rate of Down syndrome births as a marker for age & childbearing. Risks are lowest in the early 20's at about 1/2000 with a gradual increase in risks that hit 1/100 at 40 & 1/12 at 50.There is a baseline risk of about 4% of an unexpected outcome with any pregnancy.The ds risk must be added as age related risk. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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I am waiting for almost 5years to be pregnant but until now I don't have babies. How will I know if there is a problem with me?

I am waiting for almost 5years to be pregnant but until now I don't have babies. How will I know if there is a problem with me?

See doc for eval: After 5 years of trying, you deserve a complete evaluation to see what can be done to assist you in getting pregnant. See an obgyn or infertility specialist. ...Read more

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My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldn't feel the babies heartbeat?

My mom is 8 weeks pregnant and the doctors couldn't feel the babies heartbeat?

U mean see the htbea: At 8 weeks u should be able to see a htbeat, u cannot feel a htbeat, if u cannot see a htbeat on ultrasound, and the fetus is really 8 weeks then it is a non viable pregnancy but to be certain u can repeat the us in 1 more week and if no htbeat again taht is certain. ...Read more

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How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

Many ways: There are many adverse events that can happen w/ an infection during pregnancy. Depending on the type of infection, and at what point in the pregnancy it occurs, birth defects can occur. The baby can also become infected in the womb, or during delivery, leading to eyesight problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, toxic shock, etc. In short, it is important to prevent stis with safe sex practice. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

How can I get pregnant if I had a surgery for no more babies?

IVF: There are only 2 options, assuming your previous surgery worked. Ivf (in vitro fertilization) to get pregnant without using the tubes. Or a repeat surgery to try to open up the tubes. ...Read more

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I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?

I am 8 months pregnant but was unaware. And have been using heroin. How long will it take to leave mine and my babies system?

See a doctor: You need to be under OB care you have high risk pregnancy so go to a physician specializing in OB-GYN AND DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GO IN LABOR WILL BE TOO LATE ...Read more

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I just realized I got pregnant. I found an article says babies conceive in June will have risk of being premature and other disease. Is that right?

I just realized I got pregnant. I found an article says babies conceive in June will have risk of being premature and other disease. Is that right?

No: No! Early pregnancies over the course of a very hot summer (June, July, and August) anecdotally have a higher incidence of miscarriage, but not one specific month of conception. ...Read more

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Why can't I fall pregnant? I've been trying naturally for over 6months. I have low iron but I've been pregnant once before so I know I can have babies.

Why can't I fall pregnant? I've been trying naturally for over 6months. I have low iron but I've been pregnant once before so I know I can have babies.

Fertility: If you have low iron, you may be anemic, as an iron molecule is essential to making red blood cells. Your health is always a factor in your ability to get pregnant. If you are anemic from deficiency of iron then you can be given oral iron supplements to rectify the anemia. The loss of menstrual blood monthly is often the cause of anemia. See your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect pregnant women and babies?

How does lupus affect pregnant women and babies?

Blood pressure: Some women experiences flares while pregnant. In addtion, lupus can cause problems with mom's blood pressure and baby's growth. Very serious cases of lupus can be associated with blood clots and kidney problems. ...Read more

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Can taking drugs while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Can taking drugs while pregnant increase sids in an infant?

Yes!: Drug abuse during pregnancy does increase incidence of sids in infants, causes abstinence symptoms in newborn, and adversely affects cognitive development of offspring. ...Read more

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Woman with meningomyelocele if pregnant what are the outcomes of the baby? Is it hereditary? Any successful normal babies?

Woman with meningomyelocele if pregnant what are the outcomes of the baby? Is it hereditary? Any successful normal babies?

Higher risk: Meningomyeloceles are part of a group of neural tube developmental malformations called "open neural tube defects". They generally occur spontaneously in about 1:1000 pregnancies but can be more common in certain situations. A series of sequential prenatal tests (blood, ultrasound and invasive i.e. Amniocentesis) can help detect babies so afflicted. ...Read more

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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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Pregnant. At 20 week scan baby wasn't swallowing fluid so rescheduled for another in 2 weeks. Are babies always swallowing fluid or now and then?

Pregnant. At 20 week scan baby wasn't swallowing fluid so rescheduled for another in 2 weeks. Are babies always swallowing fluid or now and then?

Swallowing is needed: By the second trimester, your baby should be swallowing on a regular basis. The baby will also start to urinate and make the first stool meconium. The follow up ultrasound may be able to determine the cause if your baby continues to have difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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I had pain during ovultion but now ionly feel the pain once in 2 months I am 31 years old i`h 2 babies, I want to be pregnant again what is my chance?

I had pain during ovultion but now ionly feel the pain once in 2 months I am 31 years old i`h 2 babies, I want to be pregnant again what is my chance?

Ovulation detection: You could try the over the counter ovulation kit detection kits to see if you are ovulating. You can also try taking your basal body temperature daily. Most women do not feel pain when they ovulate. ...Read more

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What can a pregnant woman eat to give birth to fair babies?

What can a pregnant woman eat to give birth to fair babies?

Nothing...: If I'm understanding correctly you want a baby that is fair skinned. Skin color is genetic so depending on what the parents skin tone is the child could have skin like the mother, the father, or some combination of the two. ...Read more

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