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Doctor insights on: Reasons For Carrying Low During Pregnancy

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 pregnant how fast can I walk on a treadmill? Am I allowed to get hot a sweaty during my workout can I carry on exercising thoughout my pregnancy?

I'm pregnant how fast can I walk on a treadmill? Am I allowed to get hot a sweaty during my workout can I carry on exercising thoughout my pregnancy?

Go for it: As long as your obstetrician has no concerns, you can exercise at the same levels as you did prior to your pregnancy, especially in the first two trimesters. As long as you have no underlying medical issues, it is healthly for you to keep your fitness level up thru your pregnancy. Just make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional needs. Take your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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When's the earliest you can tell if you are pregnant? And what are the options to not carry on with the pregnancy e.g abortion

When's the earliest you can tell if you are pregnant? And what are the options to not carry on with the pregnancy e.g abortion

2 weeks, 2 options: A home pregnancy test will reliably turn positive about 2 weeks after conception, around the same time you'll be missing your period. There can still be false negatives at this time though, so a repeat 2 weeks later can be helpful. A pregnancy can be aborted medically (using the mifepristone + misoprostol pill) or later on can be aborted with a surgical procedure through the vagina/cervix. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to hire a surrogate to carry a pregnancy?

How much does it cost to hire a surrogate to carry a pregnancy?

Surrogate pregnancy: A surrogate mother may be paid $20, 000 or more for her services. Other costs will be involved, such as medical fees, medications, psychological evaluations, attorneys fees, etc. That may run $15, 000 or more. ...Read more

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How can I share joy about my pregnancy with my partner who decided to not carry a baby?

How can I share joy about my pregnancy with my partner who decided to not carry a baby?

?????: Do not know exactly what you mean, but if she is your partner, she should be happy for you and I assume she will be participating in the entire process. ...Read more

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Can you have an abnormal intrauterine pregnancy and still carry the baby to term?

Can you have an abnormal intrauterine pregnancy and still carry the baby to term?

Yes some: Many abnormal pregnancies cannot go to term and end in miscarriages, many 'abnormal' pregnancies can go to term: these are what we call congenital abnormalities or 'birth defects.'. ...Read more

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Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

50/50: All of theses myths are right half if the time. :) if you want to know gender accurately ask the ultrasound technician. ...Read more

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Recently had 2 chemical pregnancy, should I get check or is it possible to carry to term, already have a 1 year old?

Recently had 2 chemical pregnancy, should I get check or is it possible to carry to term, already have a 1 year old?

Chemical pregnancies: Account for 50-75% of all miscarriages. They occur when pregnancies are lost shortly after implantation, resulting in bleeding that occurs around the time of an expected period. Although aneuploidy, an abnormal number of fetal chromosomes, is the most common reason, many maternal conditions can be diagnosed, some of which are treatable. Evaluation by your OB-GYN is definitely warranted. ...Read more

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Where exactly is endometrial linen, must a baby form on it, can one carry pregnancy to term if the baby forms elsewhere other than the endometril linen?

Where exactly is endometrial linen, must a baby form on it, can one carry pregnancy to term if the baby forms elsewhere other than the endometril linen?

See Below: The uterus is hollow, The hollow space has a lining. Doctors call it the endometrial lining. The baby must form inside the uterus on the endometrial lining. If the baby forms somewhere else such as the fallopian tube, it cannot be carried to term. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can a person with discopathy carry normal pregnancy?

Can a person with discopathy carry normal pregnancy?

Uncomfortable: Getting pregnant with a herniated disc is very likely to make being pregnant very uncomfortable and unpleasant but does not affect ones ability to be pregnant. ...Read more

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Can somebody with a luteal phase defect carry a pregnancy to term?

Can somebody with a luteal phase defect carry a pregnancy to term?

Yes. But: Luteal phase defect (lpd) implies an inadequate amount of Progesterone (p4) after ovulation. P4 is a critical hormone for pregnancy and in theory if the level is low then you should miscarry. However, the diagnosis of lpd is controversial because p4 levels are tricky to measure accurately. Therefore many women with lpd deliver the baby because they do not really have lpd. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a cone biopsy 2months ago. If I get pregnant now, will I be able to carry the pregnancy to term.

I had a cone biopsy 2months ago. If I get pregnant now, will I be able to carry the pregnancy to term.

The cone biopsy: Should not affect your ability to carry pregnancy to term. Given that 7 of your pregnancies resulted in 2 live births, there may be other issues interfering with your pregnancies going to term. Please see your OB to initiate ante-natal care even before you become pregnant. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 6 week pregnant now but I had some doubts I had C-section 12 months ago Is it ok to carry this pregnancy?

Hi I'm 6 week pregnant now but I had some doubts I had C-section 12 months ago Is it ok to carry this pregnancy?

Yes: You can carry again if you have had c section. Stay in touch with your OB and have regular appointments. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I'm 112 pds and 5'4. Trying to gain weight for pregnancy. If twins, so scared my body is too small, true? Will I be able to carry? Want baby (ies.)

I'm 112 pds and 5'4. Trying to gain weight for pregnancy. If twins, so scared my body is too small, true? Will I be able to carry? Want baby (ies.)

Fertile weight: Your bmi is in the low but normal range. You should worry less about your weight and concentrate more on a healthy diet and exercise. Take a good multivitamin daily and avoid alcohol and tobacco. Twin pregnancies are considered high risk for all women but nearly all women do well to carry twin. Your physician will guide you. ...Read more

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Is implantation of embryo possible with endometrial thickness of 6mm and carry pregnancy safely?

Is implantation of embryo possible with endometrial thickness of 6mm and carry pregnancy safely?

Rare: There are very few pregnancies that occur when the lining is less than 8 mm thick. That is a very important part of becoming pregnant. The only time I would perform a transfer in that situation is after a full uterine evaluation and with no choice. It is possible to become pregnant, but6 in my experience regardless of age or embryo quality pregnancy rates would be less than 5%. ...Read more

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I have had thermal ablation and also have mthfr, is it possible for me to carry a pregnancy to term?

I have had thermal ablation and also have mthfr, is it possible for me to carry a pregnancy to term?

Unsure: The mthfr should not really matter. Unless you homocysteine is elevated mthfr does not affect anything at all. It is very difficult to become pregnant after a thermal ablation and requires a fertility specialist to investigate and test the uterus to see if pregnancy is possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Toldme tocome 11 weeks for retardation of 3rd fetus bcoz is weak aswell as notsafe to carry triplet pregnancy. Does retardation affect otherfetus?

Dr. Toldme tocome 11 weeks for retardation of 3rd fetus bcoz is weak aswell as notsafe to carry triplet pregnancy. Does retardation affect otherfetus?

See your doc: This is a very specific question that can only be answered by your doctor in your very unique situation. Triplet pregnancies are certainly possible and can be done safely. It sounds like your doctor is concerned with one of the triplets so there is need to clarify your situation with the doctor who knows you best. ...Read more

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Can I carry a full term pregnancy with fibroid?

Can I carry a full term pregnancy with fibroid?

Often: Usually, but variable. Discuss with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I have tricuspid atrsia I also have a pacemaker and I am wanting to have children would that be possible for me to carry out a healthy pregnancy

I have tricuspid atrsia I also have a pacemaker and I am wanting to have children would that be possible for me to carry out a healthy pregnancy

Depends: The safety of pregnancy depends on numerous other issues, like your heart function (i assumed you've had a fontan) other medical issues etc. If all other aspects are good, then pregnancy can be safe with very close monitoring. But please discuss this with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is it true that a thin woman who is pregnant with #1 will carry high b/c w/1st pregnancy ab muscles are still strong + cause a ''basketball belly? ''

Is it true that a thin woman who is pregnant with #1 will carry high b/c w/1st pregnancy ab muscles are still strong + cause a ''basketball belly? ''

Reasonable theory: I'm not aware of any evidence to support this, but generally, the thinner a woman is, the more round her belly looks. This is not related to "carrying high" or "low." ...Read more

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Does a tight cervix affect a woman's ability to get pregnant and/or carry to term? Are there any pros/cons of tight cervix when it comes to pregnancy

Does a tight cervix affect a woman's ability to get pregnant and/or carry to term? Are there any pros/cons of tight cervix when it comes to pregnancy

No, no, probably not: Unless the cervix is scarred from prior injury, its canal has become very stenotic and deformed or it has a rare congenital anomaly, an otherwise normal cervix is a dynamic organ which may seem "tight" at times and soft and relaxed at other times. Ability to get pregnant and/or carry to term should not be affected by a "tight"appearance." No" to the first 2 questions and "probably not" to the 3rd. ...Read more

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Have five intramural fibroids and just discover I am 5weeks pregnant. Has anyone been in ds state before and were u able to carry d pregnancy for 9mon?

Have five intramural fibroids and just discover I am 5weeks pregnant. Has anyone been in ds state before and were u able to carry d pregnancy for 9mon?

Fibroids & pregnancy: Fibroids are common causes for infertility, so the fact that you are pregnant, is a plus. However, fibroids, depending upon their location in the uterus, can cause miscarriages or premature labor and delivery. Work closely with your OB MD and keep all appointments as many patients make it to term with a live baby under these conditions. ...Read more

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Is a 10/11 day lutheal phase enough to carry a pregnancy to term? Are progesterone supplements needed? What can be taken that's natural to lengthen a lutheal phase?

Luteal phase defect: I use prometrium (micronized progesterone), (micronized progesterone) others use progesterone vaginal suppositories. The main issue with a luteal phase defect is actually dropping progesterone once 2-3 weeks after conception. I sometimes use prometrium (micronized progesterone) until 14 days post ovulation and if neg pregnancy test then stop for cycle. ...Read more

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Can you still carry GBS after pregnancy? If so can this cause staph infections etc?

Can you still carry GBS after pregnancy? If so can this cause staph infections etc?

GBS- YES; Staph-NO: Group B strep (GBS) is not an uncommon bacteria that is part of the normal bacterial flora one may find of the skin of many people. It's not a big deal until pregnancy when it's associated complications such as miscarriages. This bacteria will NOT cause a staph infection. An entirely different type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, causes staph infections. ...Read more

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Are there any long term risks with a colposcopy and biopsy like ability to carry a pregnancy full term in the future or anything else.?

No: Colposcopy alone or with biopsy will have no impact on future reproductive problems. Procedures deemed necessary as a result of information obtained from the colpo might have some impact. ...Read more

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Is it possible to carry full term pregnancy if your tubes are tied?

Is it possible to carry full term pregnancy if your tubes are tied?

Confusing question: If you became pregnant in spite of having your tubes tied, as happens with ivf fertility treatments, you can carry a baby to full term. With tubes tied, you don't have a natural pregnancy.The sperm cannot get to the egg. If one re- attached, and a fertilized egg made it to the uterus, it could carry to term. Tubal pregnancies will not survive and end up in emergency surgery. ...Read more

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Ejaculation on chest, took a showered right after, could water carry semen down to vagina if it were pass to cause pregnancy or over-thinking?

Ejaculation on chest, took a showered right after, could water carry semen down to vagina if it were pass to cause pregnancy or over-thinking?

No: In real life, that does not happen. Ejaculation has to happen into the vagina in order to create a new baby. That being said, life can surprise you sometimes. So, couples having sex should always be ready for that rare surprise baby. ...Read more

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Can I carry on with my pregnancy as I've just been diagnosed with borderline pulmonary hypertension, I'm super fit with no symptoms!? I'm 15 weeks

Can I carry on with my pregnancy as I've just been diagnosed with borderline pulmonary hypertension, I'm super fit with no symptoms!? I'm 15 weeks

PH and Pregnancy: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) in pregnancy increases the risk of complications including those that are life-threatening. Ph also increases the risk to the fetus. Your current physical conditioning may not be relevant. You should discuss your clinical situation with your obstetrician and if necessary a ph expert. ...Read more

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I just found out that I had silent miscarriage. I have so many pregnancy vitamins left with me now. Can I still carry on taking vitobiotics pregnacare?

I just found out that I had silent miscarriage. I have so many pregnancy vitamins left with me now. Can I still carry on taking vitobiotics pregnacare?

Yes, do: It's a good idea to continue to take your prenatal vitamins (PNVs). That will give your body adequate amounts of folic acid which will encourage a healthy future pregnancy. Also, if you lost blood during your miscarriage, the iron in the PNV will help build your blood count back up. ...Read more

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Might it be possible to get carry a pregnancy after abdominal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction?

Might it be possible to get carry a pregnancy after abdominal hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction?

Yes: I have had several patients have a successful pregnancy after laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, some with large mesh. Should be equally as fine after a full abdominal wall reconstruction as well. ...Read more

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Ectopic pregnancy but in a C-section scar, was told baby implanted in to C-section scar is it possable to still carry to term?

Ectopic pregnancy but in a C-section scar, was told baby implanted in to C-section scar is it possable to still carry to term?

Unlikely: Unfortunately the odds are against a good outcome in pregnancies that are outside the uterine cavity. The fallopian tube can only expand so far before rupture so that eliminates the possibility of tubal pregnancies making it to viability. Rarely abdominal pregnancies can result in a liveborn baby but the risks to mother and baby are very great. Sorry to hear about your situation. ...Read more