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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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What to do if i want a small baby so i don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

What to do if i want a small baby so i don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?

Pregnancy: You can't choose your babies size. The size of your baby has nothing to do with getting fat during pregnancy. The amount of weigh you gain is up to you, as long as baby is growing properly. The uterus returns to normal size, when the baby is out. What you should be asking is, what is the best way to eat to get a healthy baby!!!! Get your priorities straight. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement.Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot.I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn.Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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How long is an infant protected by a maternal flu shot during pregnancy? And how long are they partially protected if not fully protected <6 months?

How long is an infant protected by a maternal flu shot during pregnancy? And how long are they partially protected if not fully protected <6 months?

Baby flu shot at 6m: All pregnant women should get a flu shot unless there's a good reason not to get it. Each woman will develop some antibodies against flu viruses... but nobody can guess how much antibody an individual woman will make. Next, some antibody goes to each vaccinated woman's baby fetus... but nobody can guess how much each baby has at birth. After birth, the antibodies decrease over the first 6 months. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Definitely DO NOT: take unless prescribed by a physician. It does not give more vitamins for the babies, it is a hormone. ...Read more

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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more

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Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Can babies experience withdrawal symptoms after birth if mother drinks caffeine every single day during pregnancy?

Depends: on amount of caffeine mom is ingesting. I once saw an infant whose mom consumed 4 liters of Mountain Dew daily - this infant had significant withdrawal. On the other hand, I see plenty of normal newborns whose mothers still had one cup of coffee daily. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies? Is it OK to eat palm oil during pregnancy?

Is it true that palmatic acid or palm oil turn into soap in the digestive tract of babies?  Is it OK to eat  palm oil during pregnancy?

Palm oil : Palm oil got its bad reputation as a highly saturated fat and should be eaten only in moderation at any time, not just during pregnancy. It will not turn into soap in the digestive tracts of infants. It is an oil that is used for making soap, so I guess that is where this rumour was started. ...Read more

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Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, i write, bcz I am concern. I got a blood test and even though the result was negative, i got that i had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so i'm afraid my baby can get an

Cytomegalovirus (cmv) during pregnancy? Problems with babies? Hi, i write, bcz I am concern. I got  a blood test and even though the result was negative, i got that i had this CMV virus non recently and I am pregnant, so i'm afraid my baby can get an

Confusing wording: I take it your testing said you had CMV in the past. Right?.The testing determines if you had it long ago or within 2 months.If long ago,relax. CMV is only a problem for your baby if you have it for the first time during pregnancy.Once you had it you are immune and any future pregnancy has no CMV risk. ...Read more

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If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?

If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?

Come out: The stain would be on the teeth as they emerge. It could be just on the primary teeth or also on the permanent teeth depending on what was forming while the tetracycline was taken. ...Read more

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Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Do all babies grow at the same rate in early pregnancy?

Pretty much: Fetal growth does not pick up until it reaches 25 weeks. ...Read more

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Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant . What are latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?

Friend used ecstasy before realizing she was pregnant . What are latest findings re ecstasy use in early pregnancy on babies?

Ecstasy in pregnancy: Hopefully your friend has not done any damage to her fetus if she stopped its use early. She should discuss the problem with her obstetrician. ...Read more

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I am 40 years old expecting my fifth baby all four babies delivered normally ihave 23 wksof pregnancy my baby position is not ideal it is vertical ?

I am 40 years old expecting  my fifth baby all four babies delivered normally ihave 23 wksof pregnancy  my baby position is not ideal it is vertical ?

Confusing question: Babies are usually carried in a vertical position. Do you mean bottom first ? If so there is a chance that surgical delivery would be safer for a big baby. Yet you do have quite a while for baby to turn head down. ...Read more

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Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?

Hi I have had 2 babies in the space of a year and in the pregnancy my platlets kept going down & now there still going up and down what could cause it?

See hematologist: You should see a hematologist for further evaluation. There are many causes of thrombocytopenia- or low platelets. See a hematologist for a careful history and examination. You could have an autoimmune condition called immune thrombocytopenic purpura- however, other causes have to be ruled out as well that would include pregnancy related thrombocytopenia, vitamin deficiency, other things. See md. ...Read more

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Does monoamniotic pregnancy benefit babies in some way?

Does monoamniotic pregnancy benefit babies in some way?

Not really.: Monochorionic monoamniotic pregnancies are extremely rare (<1% of all twins) and very complicated because fetal demise (of one or both twins) can occur without any warning from umbilical cord entanglement. You may be referring to the "protection" from ttts (twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) in mono/mono twins; this is indeed true, however the risks above trump that benefit. ...Read more

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How far into in the pregnancy are the babies lungs mature at?

How far into in the pregnancy are the babies lungs mature at?

34 weeks GA: Typically antenatal steroids are given to mothers who are going to deliver before 34 weeks gestation, as the lungs aren't mature by this time. They still may be given after 34 weeks, in some circumstances, but most babies have mature lungs and breathe well on their own without mothers getting steroids by 34 wks GA. ...Read more

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Does optimizing a woman's health before pregnancy can help to reduce infant mortality?

Does optimizing a woman's health before pregnancy can help to reduce infant mortality?

Absolutely.: Optimal weight for height, fitness, cessation of cigarette smoking/drug/alcohol use, control of any chronic health conditions (e.g. Hypertension, ibd, diabetes mellitus, lupus, thyroid disorders, anemia, etc) and Folic Acid supplementation (1-5 mg daily throughout reproductive life) can all dramatically improve your chance to achieve a minimal risk for perinatal mortality. ...Read more

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Is there chances for my babies to get Crohn's as my husband has Crohn's disease? what should i do to help my pregnancy?

Is there chances for my babies to get Crohn's as my husband has Crohn's disease? what should i do to help my pregnancy?

Some genetic: predisposition exists in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease. Many different loci have been identified. Inheritance is not in a typical dominant or recessive pattern. The best thing you can do during pregnancy to protect your children is to maintain a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins, have good prenatal care and after the birth of your babies, exclusively breast feed. ...Read more

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I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

I am 38 .i have triplets pregnancy for 7week.I'm worried this situation. is that possible that three babies carring for 36 weeks.

Yes: Most will end up in labor earlier and deliver by urgent C-section, but some get lucky. I had one mom carry to 37 wks with triplets & all did well. Just make sure you maintain good communication with your delivery team so they can work with you to get as far as possible. ...Read more

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How often do people have normal babies after general anesthetic in pregnancy ?

How often do people have normal  babies after general anesthetic in pregnancy ?

All the time!: Women need surgery for many reasons during pregnancy, such as appendicitis. Your anesthesiologist will choose the safest medications for each patient, taking into account the type of surgery and how far along the pregnancy is. If necessary, the mother and fetus will be monitored after surgery to watch for any signs of early labor. Safe delivery of a healthy baby is the norm. ...Read more

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How does a pregnancy results in twins. What should we do get pregnant which will result in twin babies.

How does a pregnancy results in twins. What should we do get pregnant which will result in twin babies.

Natural : You cannot decide to have twins, this is out of your control, and the only way to increase your chances is by artificial insemination. Twins are at a higher risk for complications, and more than a handful to care for. ...Read more

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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?

Prematurity: We have a higher infant mortality rate than many of the other developed countries. This is multifactorial, one of the biggest reasons is higher rate of teen pregnancy and more premature births. ...Read more

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Can a person with an elevated factor 8 level have a successful pregnancy I have lost 4 babies and we never knew why until after I lost the last one.

Can a person with an elevated factor 8 level have a successful pregnancy I have lost 4 babies and we never knew why until after I lost the last one.

Sure.....but.....: It will take a lot of work and appointment with specialists to get you through the pregnancy successfully. You need to work with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and a hematologist together and start with them about 6 months before you conceive to get your blood levels "just right" for pregnancy. Then do exactly what they recommend. It's small sacrifice to make for a year to get a lifetime! ...Read more

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I had a previous down syn pregnancy,translocation type,im afraid all my babies will have DS?is it possible that i have same chromosome translocation?

Possible: Yes it is possible you have a chromosomal abnormality. It's also possible that this was an isolated new event in that pregnancy. It would be an excellent idea to consult with a geneticist and/or a maternal-fetal medicine specialist prior to another conception to decide if you want or need to be tested and what all of your options are with another pregnancy. SO much info is available to you! ...Read more

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If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby still change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech babies?

If till 35 or 36 wk of pregnancy baby is in breech position. Can baby  still  change its position. Can verginial delivery possible in breech  babies?

Breech presentation: At 35-36 weeks there is still time for your baby to flip and become cephalic (head first). However after 38 weeks or so, it is very unlikely that your baby will flip. If your baby is breech at that time, a c-section is usually scheduled. ...Read more

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I got abort for my twin babies in 5mnth bcoz cervix opened n stichs.got pregnancy again aftr 4mnths n gave birth in 7mnth.y crvx is opened for 2times?

I got abort for my twin babies in 5mnth bcoz cervix opened n stichs.got pregnancy again aftr 4mnths n gave birth in 7mnth.y crvx is opened for 2times?

Incmpetent cervix: Congratulations, As you are probably aware you have an incopetent cervix, but what is your question. Please rewrite your question ...Read more