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Should I Be Showing At 5 Weeks Pregnant And My Second Child
Depends on lots: If a woman has had a bigger uterus than expected, it could be due to being farther along, having more than one baby, or having benign growths like fibroids of the uterus. Ultrasound would be useful in these cases. Also the abdominal wall might not be as firm as during the first pregnancy especially if mom is busy with family. ...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
My wife had a cat scan last week and we didn't know she was 5 weeks pregnant. Do you think it will affect the child?
No, I don't : The radiation to the embryo would depend on what part of the body was scanned and other technical factors. However, the amount of radiation received by the embryo, even if the pelvis was directly scanned, will usually be less than 2000 millirads. This is less than the amount considered harmful to a pregnancy. Obstet gynecol 2004;104:647– 651. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 5 weeks pregnant with my 5th child. I do not remember having this many cramps. Is this normal?
Likely yes, maybe no: -can't answer over the internet. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more
Im 5 weeks pregnant with my 5th child and have a uncomfortable pressure inside my vagina is this normal?
No: Vaginal pressure is not normal in early pregnancy. You need to talk to your OB as having had lots of kids, you are more prone to things like uterine prolapse (fancy doctor term for your uterus dropping down where it doesn't belong). If this is the case, your doc needs to know tomorrow, and if having any pain or bleeding, tonight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just had a baby 6 months ago and now am 5 weeks pregnant with my third child my cervix feels very low and hard should I be concerned?
GYN: Visit your obstetrician to address your concerns. Most likely everything is normal. ...Read more
5 weeks pregnant (6th child) but constant period like lower backpain, tilted womb could this be the cause? X
Speculative: Mid-twenties female with 6th pregnancy and low back pain likely has pain generated by hypermobile sacroiliac joints (sij) caused by pelvic mass, secretion of ligament-relaxing hormone relaxin, and 5 prior pelvic mechanical insults. Joint hypermobility syndrome (see brighton criteria) might potentiate this. An sij belt might help, ; an ostetrician should be consulted for other possible causes. ...Read more
I am pronounced 5 weeks pregnant and I have had pain in my stomach for the last five hours on and off even when i'm relaxed what could it be?
I just found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant, but I've had 1-2 drinks five nights a week for the last month. What is the risk To the baby?
Time to quit: The most important thing now is that you stop drinking. I can tell you recognize this or you would not be asking. Chronic alcohol exposure in pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome. If you feel you have a problem with alcoholism seek help. There are support groups in every city. Congratulations on the pregnancy ...Read more
At 5 weeks pregnant, my belly already started showing.None of my pants are fitting.Don't feel gaseous.We ve not informed anyone.Feeling shy.Cause?
Perhaps not pregnant: Hi, it's unusual to be showing at 5 weeks. Did you do a home pregnancy test? Did you repeat it about 7 days later? Hpreg.T sometime show false positive. You should seek help from your health card provider. She can test you for pregnancy and for other causes of belly swelling. Please be proud of your pregnancy and don't be shy. Most couples don't tell others until end of first trimester (12 weeks). ...Read more
Hi I am 8.5 weeks pregnant and checked cervix in bath and it feels low soft and it feels quite open is this normal? it is second pregnancy
???: I don't know where this "checking cervix " fad has come from but it has absolutely no usefulness. It's very difficult to check your own cervix. Visualizing it would be better than blindly poking around. Most women do not know what it is they are feeling when they try. They often misinterpret what they think they are feeling. I think it worries women more than it enlightens. ...Read more
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