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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
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
Hi I am 6.1/2 weeks pregnant age 40 and have already starting to have a baby bump always hungry and running to the little room should I be alarmed?
Hi there pregnant with second child am 18 weeks and haven't felt the baby move yet should I be worried ?
No: It is not uncommon for a woman not to feel fetal movement by 18 weeks gestation. There are many reasons for this. I wouldn't worry about it yet. ...Read more
I’m 15 weeks pregnant with my second child, at what point should I stop carrying my toddler? I’m 15 weeks pregnant with my second child. I still carry my toddler quite a bit, but am starting to get nervous that its too much weight to be lifting. At what p
When : When youâ€™re pregnant, your toddler, who has been your baby, may be clingier than ever, so you may find yourself lugging around a thirty pound potato sack of love in addition to ten pounds of extra belly. You may find that the additional strain of carrying your toddler and your baby pushes you over the edge. Itâ€™s not the exercise thatâ€™s the problem. As long as youâ€™re in good shape, you can continue to lift weights, run, or do yoga or pilates, as long as youâ€™re not on limited restriction because of a pregnancy complication. The key is preventing unnecessary strain on your back. If you do lift your toddler, make sure you bend your knees to reach down, rather than leaning over and pulling the child up, putting additional strain on your back. If you notice pain in your back, itâ€™s probably time to explain to your toddler that mommy needs to rest her body so she doesnâ€™t get hurt. Although most women find it challenging to lift their toddlers beyond the third trimester, thereâ€™s no specific gestational age at which you must stop carrying your child. It depends on your strength and flexibility, as well as your childâ€™s weight. Listen to your body, and if your body starts whispering that itâ€™s time to quit lifting your child, donâ€™t wait until your body begins to yell. Sit down on the sofa and snuggle your toddler instead, assuring your child that there will always be room in your heart to love two babies. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my 5 year old daughter just caught the chicken pox. I am 23 weeks pregnant and currently waiting on a phone call back from the dr. Is my baby at risk?
Depends: If a pregnant mother has had chicken pox already in the past, there is little risk to her pregnancy when coming in contact with an individual with chicken pox. If she has not had chicken pox, then a doctor may administer a post-exposure prophylaxis within 96 hours that can be effective to limit any transmission of chicken pox to the fetus. ...Read more
I am 38 years old, had a preterm labor at 21 weeks and miscarried at 6 weeks this year any advice on if I should or should not get pregnant ever?
Is it possible to have another healthy pregnancy after the third c-section I am 2 months pregnant with my fourth child all 3csec I am two months pregnant with my fourth child and all of my children were delivered by C-section can I have another one withou
C-section for sure: Ob practice has changed. Vaginal birth after c-section (vbac) was popular 15-20 years ago. Current literature indicates increased risk of uterine rupture with vbac. Given the contentious medical malpractice with deliveries that are not "perfect", as well as the literature cited above, vbac has become a thing of the past. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hCG level was 3579 at 3 weeks 5 days pregnant. I have no history of twins in my family and this was a natural pregnancy. Should i be concerned?
Hello! I just found out im pregnat. LMP was august 23 so that would put me at 6 weeks pregnat. My insurance doesnt kick in until 2 more months. I would be at 15 weeks then. Is it safe to wait until then to see a doctor for prenatal care?. Have not had any
I fell and I am 27 weeks pregnant. Im not bleeding and the baby has been moving around, should I still see a doctor?
I have a missed miscarriage. I lost it at 7 months and it would had been 11 weeks today. I have not yet scheduled the dnc. Should my partner and I be using protection? Can I get pregnant with the deceased fetus still inside? or am I clear?
5 weeks pregnant had a miscarriage back in September, should I be worried and when should I make an appointment?
Make an appointment!: Hi Norma, Because you had a recent miscarriage, you are probably worried about this happening again. I would suggest that you make an appointment as soon as you can. There are some things that can be treated that can effect a pregnancy outcome for the positive. The earlier problems such as High Blood pressure or Diabetes are treated the more successful a pregnancy outcome. ...Read more
Im pregnant with my second child and Supposedly only 6 weeks pregnant. I wont see the dr until next month. My period was june 9th. Can I be further? I already feel flutters and look like Im already 3 or 4 months.. Im not skinny but not huge either. My tum
Dating ultrasound: If there is a size discrepancy, a dating ultrasound will resolve the issue. ...Read more
I am 16 weeks pregnant with my third child. I still have not felt the baby move should I be worried?
Soon: Some mom's feel quickening as early as 13 to 16 weeks. Others don't feel it until 18 to 20 weeks. In fact quickening can take up to 25 weeks for some. Discuss this with your OB at your next scheduled visit. Congratulations on the third baby! ...Read more
I'm nine weeks pregnant with my second child and am just wondering if i could possibly feel any fluttering at this time i read it possible w second 1?
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
Just found out that I am pregnant with my second child. At how many weeks should I make an appointment with my ob?
My dr. Gave me a the flu and tdap shot at 10/4 days pregnant, after reading everything on line I am concerned that i may have harmed the baby? Risks?
No!, No risk: A far bigger risk to your baby is getting any of the diseases you were just vaccinated against. That was one of your first acts of selflessness among many that come with being a parent. Don't go online to get the answers to your questions.You can't replace years of training with "reading everything on the internet". Use the internet to get the questions to ask your doctor, not the answers. ...Read more
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