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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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 have this numbness everyda when I wake up, it lingers for about 15 min after I wake up also. This started to happen when I was pregnant with my son, is there any herbal medicines that I an use to help this? Thank you.

I have this numbness everyda when I wake up, it lingers for about 15 min after I wake up also. This started to happen when I was pregnant with my son, is there any herbal medicines that I an use to help this? Thank you.

Not without a cause: Herbal medication to treat a "numbness" of unknown origin is sheer fallacy. Have a MD exam you and run some testing to see WHY you are having the numbness. ...Read more

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Can I spot/bleed as a result of internal examination durin gpregnancy. Is it normal to start spotting a week before you find out you are pregnant?

Can I spot/bleed as a result of internal examination durin gpregnancy. Is it normal to start spotting a week before you find out you are pregnant?

Spotting: Yes, spotting/bleeding can happen as a result of a pelvic examination. It can also be from implantation, from an ectopic or from a miscarriage. It can also just be spotting not related to pregnancy. ...Read more

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When should you schedule your first dr. Appointment after you find out you are pregnant and how often do you need to see the doctor while pregnant?

When should you schedule your first dr. Appointment after you find out you are pregnant and how often do you need to see the doctor while pregnant?

If you are 9 weeks: Already, you should be seen very soon as I always do an early ultrasound on all of my pts to make sure they have a viable iup and not an unviable pregnancy or an ectopic, once I know the pregnancy is normal then u need the first prenatal exam which consists of a complete exam cultures and blood work and then your OB should go over the rest with you at your first prenatal visit. ...Read more

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I know its important to go to the doctor as soon as you find out you are pregnant, but how long can you really wait? I know its important to go to the doctor as soon as you find out you are pregnant, but how long can you really wait?

I know its important to go to the doctor as soon as you find out you are pregnant, but how long can you really wait? I know its important to go to the doctor as soon as you find out you are pregnant, but how long can you really wait?

If: If everything is going okay (no bleeding, no pain), we usually have patients come in to see us around 6 - 8 weeks from their last period when we can do an ultrasound to be certain all looks fine. If there are any problems or any questions, I encourage my patients to call me before then so we can discuss any of these issues. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Are there any other ways to find out you are pregnant besides home test or blood tests at the doctors? I've heard this and wanted to know

Are there any other ways to find out you are pregnant besides home test or blood tests at the doctors? I've heard this and wanted to know

These are the best: Urine tests for HCG and blood tests for HCG or human Chorionic Gonadotropin are by far the best tests and are easy and accurate. ...Read more

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What is the soonest you can tell you're pregnant?

What is the soonest you can tell you're pregnant?

Pregnancy: A blood pregnancy test is the quickest and earliest for tell if you are pregnant. Get a titer on the test and as you become pregnant the more the titer will rise. (one or two weeks pregnant). ...Read more

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How long does it take before I find out if I'm pregnant r nt?

How long does it take before I find out if I'm pregnant r nt?

It depends: It depends based on the test you use. Most OTC urine pregnancy test manufacturer will note on the box or insert how many days after sex you can expect the test to be accurate. Different tests are different. On average, it can be detected 10 days after a missed menstrual period.

If concern, consider taking a blood/serum HCG test which is more reliable from your doctor's office/lab. ...Read more

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If I have a fiancée that drinks n smokes a lot, can affect me in anyway NT to get pregnant?

Yes: Second hand smoke can affect you and your baby. Not as much as you doing the smoking, but it can cause problems for you and your baby. Do him a favor and help him stop smoking. ...Read more

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At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

It is up to her.: I personally don't like some types of movies - so whether pregnant or not, I avoid watching things that are unduly upsetting. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

What causes a woman to havebreast milk when she is NT pregnant?

Get it checked.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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My husband does'nt produce enough semen to get me pregnant how should he improve this?

My husband does'nt produce enough semen to get me pregnant how should he improve this?

Urologist: Only an evaluation by a fertility specialist and a urologist can get to the bottom of that. Sometimes medicines or surgery can improve things but only after we figure out what the specific problem is. ...Read more

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When is the soonest you can start having pregnancy symptoms and what are the soonest symptoms you can have?

When is the soonest you can start having pregnancy symptoms and what are the soonest symptoms you can have?

10 days: Pregnancy symptoms can occur as soon as 10 days after conception or 3-4 weeks after the beginning of your last period. This is when the embryo implants in the uterus and the placenta starts producing the hormone HCG. Common symptoms are nausea, sensitivity to food odors, increased frequency of urination and breast tenderness. A positive pregnancy test can confirm early pregnancy. ...Read more

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My wife is 11 week pregnant and we went for sonography. The NT came 2mm. Her age is 24yrs please suggest what does it mean?

My wife is 11 week pregnant and we went for sonography. The NT came 2mm. Her age is 24yrs please suggest what does it mean?

NT= 2??: I am not sure what NT stands for but... Just as there are standard curves for growth in wt an length and head circumphrence there is a spread around the mean. What we really are looking for most closely is the continuing growth of th fetus. ...Read more

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Dr, is it necessary to do NT or quadruple scan in pregnancy? If we found any defect in baby is there any medicine to solve the defects?

Dr, is it necessary to do NT or quadruple scan in pregnancy? If we found any defect in baby is there any medicine to solve the defects?

Its elective: Some of the issues associated with Down's syndrome and spina bifida require specialty hospital/surgeons to be available, so knowing the results ahead of time will allow your physician to either have you deliver at those sites or consult someone before delivery ...Read more

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I have habit of eating raw rice frequently im NT able to control myself.! planning to get pregnant n m scared if it will effect bad? Any solution?

I have habit of eating raw rice frequently im NT able to control myself.! planning to get pregnant n m scared if it will effect bad? Any solution?

A habit to break...: Raw rice won't harm your pregnancy unless it is contaminated with a germ that can harm your pregnancy. When rice is cooked, all the germs are killed and its the best way to eat rice when you are pregnant. You should work on breaking this habit prior to "trying" to get pregnant. Get help from a therapist if you can't do it on your own. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If I m NT pregnant then what r the reasons fr late Menses?

If I m NT pregnant then what r the reasons fr late Menses?

Hormonal disorder: It could be that your female hormones or other hormones, such as thyroid hormone, are not working appropriately. Please see your primary care doctor or a gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Early pregnant symptoms

Early pregnant symptoms

A positive test: In today's world the easiest way to know if you are pregnant is to take a home test. There is no reason to guess based on symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I look pregnant?

Not sure.: In the 40's and 50's, women's bodies tend to become more "apple" shaped, retaining fat in the middle.
However if you feel your lower abdomen is unusually enlarged, please see a doctor! This could be a sign of fibroids in the uterus, or even uterine or ovarian cancer. Don't hesitate - check this out. ...Read more

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Disease while pregnant?

There are: There are several different conditions that affect and complicate pregnancy. Your questions needs to be specific in order to address. ...Read more

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How can I get pregnant?

How can I get pregnant?

Meet someone...: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days, and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. ...Read more

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Diet for pregnant women?

Diet for pregnant women?

Low carb/low sugar: A diet low in sugar and carbs will minimize weight gain and the size of the baby. It will also decrease the risk of gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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Can a male get pregnant?

Can a male get pregnant?

No: A male human cannot get pregnant. A pregnant human is not a male human. Unfortunately, like in science-fiction movies, somebody in a lab somewhere might be trying to create a pregnant male... hope it never happens. ...Read more

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Why can I get pregnant?

Why can I get pregnant?

Ovulating female: With open fallopian tubes and a healthy uterus. That's the basic requirement, along with a partner who provides the sperm. If you're having trouble getting pregnant, there are many reasons. ...Read more

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How to get pregnant fast?

How to get pregnant fast?

Many things: 1. If trying for 1 year seek advice from a reproductive endocrinologist to run basic tests. 2. If just starting and less than 35 years monitor your period and use ovulation predictor kits (commercially available) and have intercourse 3 days after the surge indicated by the kit. Try that for 6 mnths. ...Read more

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Why can't I get pregnant?

Why can't I get pregnant?

It depends!: There are lots of possibilities! Roughly one-third of the time there is a "female" problem (ovulation problems, blocked tubes, etc), one-third of the time there is a "male" problem (sperm issue), and one-third there are more than one identifiable issue. Your general ob/gyn or fertility specialist can get you started with the appropriate workup/tests (if any). Good luck! ...Read more

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How to get pregnant fast?

No guarantees: Some tips: have sex with your man mid-cycle. Empty your bladder before sex and elevate your hips slightly on a pillow during sex. Lie on your back for sex and stay there for at least 10 minutes after ejaculation. Make sure you don't have any vaginal infections. Watch for signs of ovulation (a mucusy discharge with the consistency of egg white). That's the night to make the candlelight dinner! ...Read more

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How to get pregnant fast?

How to get pregnant fast?

Meet someone...: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days, and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. ...Read more

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How to get pregnant fast?

How to get pregnant fast?

Timing: If your cycle is regular at 28 days, then you most likely ovulate about day 14. You can use a basal temp method taking temp every morning starting day 11-12 and you will see a small temp rise when you ovulate. Schedule sex about every 2 days around this event as sperm live about 3 days. Can also use an ovulation predictor test kit for same timing. Don't use lubricants as some are spermicidal. ...Read more

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How do I no if pregnant?

How do I no if pregnant?

Take a test: Urine pregnancy tests are quick & easy. If you can't afford one, dollar store tests are not that bad & when positive-they can be trusted. Most OB offices also provide free pregnancy tests, take care. ...Read more

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How to become a pregnant?

How to become a pregnant?

Patience...: Get married first. Then decide whether or not to have children right away. If "yes", stop birth control methods, and be sure to have sex once or twice a day during the most fertile days. The fertile days are about 5 days before ovulation, through 2 days after ovulation. One can estimate that ovulation happens 14 days BEFORE the start of the next period (easier to do if having regular periods). ...Read more

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How do women get pregnant?

How do women get pregnant?

Fusion of the embryo: Fusion of the embryo with the inner layer of the uterus which then becomes the support for the embryo to turn into a fetus and ultimately in 40 weeks time, a baby who can breathe on his own.
The implantation may take place outside the uterus, we call that ectopic pregnancy and it is dangerous for the mother. ...Read more

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What to do while pregnant?

What to do while pregnant?

What so you mean?: Not sure what you mean about what to do while you're pregnant. Please resubmit with a more specific question so we can address it better. ...Read more

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Can I bowl if I'm pregnant?

Can I bowl if I'm pregnant?

Probably safe: Many women report bowling during pregnancy with no problems. However, your ligaments & joints relax during pregnancy, so lifting or moving a heavy ball the wrong way may cause discomfort, esp. In your back. If you've had back pain or never bowled before, you might want to wait, but if you have a healthy pregnancy and are careful, it should be safe. And if you start to hurt or get tired, stop. ...Read more

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How do I no if im pregnant?

How do I no if im pregnant?

Pregnancy Test: If you have missed your period, you may want to take an at home pregnancy test that you can get a drug store. If it is positive, see your dr. However, those tests are not always accurate. Your dr can do a blood test, which is very accurate. ...Read more

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How do I know I'm pregnant?

How do I know I'm pregnant?

Pregnant??: Missed a period for a least to weeks? Go down to walmart and buy yourself a test. Don't use it more than once or you might have twins. ...Read more

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Is sex while pregnant safe?

Is sex while pregnant safe?

As long as you do: Not have any problems but u need to ask your OB as your OB knows your situation. ...Read more