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Doctor insights on: Signs That My Pregnancy Is Doing Well

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Is there any disease out there that has all the symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnancy? I'm not preggers but month or so I keep getting all the signs for it but I never am pg help?

Is there any disease out there that has all the symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnancy? I'm not preggers but  month or so I keep getting all the signs for it but I never am pg help?

Yes, but...: The are some unusual & rare problems that mimic pregnancy. Frequently, if women desire pregnancy, they will get the signs & symptoms even if not pregnant. Ovarian cysts that happen when a woman doesn't ovulate produce excess estrogen which can give the symptoms of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not be showing that much at 16 weeks pregnant ? this is my first pregnancy and im not that big is this ok?

Is it normal to not be showing that much at 16 weeks pregnant ? this is my first pregnancy and im not that big is this ok?

Yes: 16 weeks is still early and the top of the uterus will be roughly halfway to your belly button. Some women look obviously pregnant at this point but many do not, especially when it is your first. Unless your doctor tells you that you are smaller than expected, don't stress about how it "looks". ...Read more

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What are key signs that my wife is pregnant?

What are key signs that my wife is pregnant?

Missed Period: Missed period & morning sickness can be a sign of pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests can be used. The most accurate way to know if one is pregnant is to see the doctor for a blood or urine test. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your pregnancy hormones to drop at 11 weeks. No signs of miscarriage besides that.

Is it normal for your pregnancy hormones to drop at 11 weeks. No signs of miscarriage besides that.

Normal: HCG levels reach a peak at the end of first trimester, so it is normal to see a drop after 11 weeks. Wish you good health and a healthy baby and a happy new year! I hope that for the sake of your and your baby's health you are under the care of a doctor and getting pre-natal care. ...Read more

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What are some pregnancy symptoms a woman gets in the first 3-4 weeks to really be sure she is pregnant?

A few....: Some have no symptoms until missing a period. Others include nausea and or vomiting. Others occur a little later and include a change in color of the vagina. Also, breast tenderness. An important change is the result of the pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Take ultrasound at 7weeks but doctor say there is no heartbeat is it too early are something is wrong with the fetus?

Take ultrasound at 7weeks but doctor say there is no heartbeat is it too early are something is wrong with the fetus?

Need details: If you are truly 7 weeks then it should be easy to see the baby on sonogram. If there was no heartbeat then you need to get clarification from the doctor. If the gestational sac was small it may indicate the pregnancy is earlier than you think. If the sac measured 7 weeks then this may indicate a miscarriage. Contact the doctor ordering the sonogram for clarification ...Read more

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What are the signs that a baby is not experiencing normal development?

What are the signs that a baby is not experiencing normal development?

Marching Forward: In addition to dr gillilands answer, your baby should be making steady progress in all milestone categories whether it is speech, gross motor, etc. If there is no progress, there may be a problem. Regular visits with the pediatrician should pick this up. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test but all my symptoms are those of early pregnancy. I exercise and eat healthy how is this possible?

Negative pregnancy test but all my symptoms are those of early pregnancy. I exercise and eat healthy how is this possible?

Other possibilities: While i don't know what "all the symptoms" are from your point of view, the symptoms we normally associate with early pregnancy are merely suggestive and not definitive. They are all nonspecific and could have other explanations. While you ought to repeat the pregnancy test in a few days to be certain, you should consider getting a check up. ...Read more

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My wife just discovered that she is 3-4 weeks pregnant. It is unplanned and we are not ready for the responsibility. What are the safe ways to drop it?

My wife just discovered that she is 3-4 weeks pregnant. It is unplanned and we are not ready for the responsibility. What are the safe ways to drop it?

Your wife's choice: I honor your insight that you're not ready to be parents. I wish everyone were so thoughtful and wise. Your primary care physician can advice you about medicines and surgery to terminate a pregnancy in your jurisdiction. Under the laws of most nations, the decision -- end the pregnancy, offer the child for adoption, keep the baby -- is your wife's. Best wishes, whatever the choice is. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my PMS symptoms to be the same as early signs of pregnancy?

Is it normal for my PMS symptoms to be the same as early signs of pregnancy?

Can be similar: Symptoms of pms and early pregnancy can be similar. If you've had unprotected sex, pregnancy is possible. If you miss your period, a home pregnancy test will provide an answer. ...Read more

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But I think.I took it to early and what does it mean by all the signs of pregnancy and it doesn't show but you hcve the breast growing and nausea etc?

But I think.I took it to early and what does it mean by all the signs of pregnancy and it doesn't show but you hcve the breast growing and nausea etc?

Please see below.: If you feel that you're having pregnancy symptoms but a home pregnancy test was negative, please see your doctor. Your doctor can examine you for signs of pregnancy and may order a pregnancy blood test, which is more sensitive than the home pregnancy test. If it's normal, too, your doctor can evaluate you for other causes. ...Read more

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Before taking a pregnancy test and confirming it with my doctor...What are the main symptoms that indicate pregnancy? What should you look out for?

Before taking a pregnancy test and confirming it with my doctor...What are the main symptoms that indicate pregnancy? What should you look out for?

See the doctor 1st.: Early pregnancy may cause a variety symptoms: nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, missed period and/or spotting. Because there is no way to be sure other than to take a pregnancy test, & because some of these symptoms may also indicate another, more serious condition such as ectopic pregnancy, you should visit your doctor. ...Read more

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On one side of my family runs multiple sclerosis and im sure whether or not i will end up having it is well. Is there any test for early detection?

On one side of my family runs multiple sclerosis and im sure whether or not i will end up having it is well. Is there any test for early detection?

Maybe: First, more than 80% of all ms cases are non-familial. Second, at most you might have a 5% risk. Third, even if your MRI showed lesions consistent with radiologically isolated syndrome, it would not be appropriate to treat until you demonstrate clinically definite ms, or your spinal fluid is showing active abnormalities. Your risk is low, but seek neurological consult if you are worried. ...Read more