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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Why does Gestational Diabetes increase the risk of stillbirth?

Abnormal glucose: The same reasons that produce Diabetic coma in adults. The elevated blood glucose going to the fetus causes metabolic changes that can result in death. ...Read more

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If I am pregnant 5 weeks after a stillbirth at 16 weeks gestation, would bleeding still be happening from delivery? It is pretty sporadic now.

If I am pregnant 5 weeks after a stillbirth at 16 weeks gestation, would bleeding  still be happening from delivery? It is pretty sporadic now.

No: At 5 weeks and until there is a heartbeat, the pregnancy is not yet considered viable. On the other hand 25% of pregnancies in the first trimester may have some bleeding. I hope it works out well, after a loss pregnancies are often wrought with anxiety. Five weeks is very early so i suppose you began checking upt's almost immediatly. You are having a "threatened miscarriage" get in to your ob. ...Read more

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36w pregnant and petrified of a stillbirth. Am i being unreasonable? Aside from controlled gestational diabetes pregnancy has been healthy

36w pregnant and petrified of a stillbirth. Am i being unreasonable? Aside from controlled gestational diabetes pregnancy has been healthy

Yes discuss with: Your OB u are at no greater risk than anyone than anyone else, your OB shoudld reasuure u, and if u are that worried you should difinetly go past your due date u can be induced 39-40 weeks even with gest diabetes , 95% of my pts want to be induced by their due date. ...Read more

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What are the tests for multiple gestation?

What are the tests for multiple gestation?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is the only totally reliable test for multiple pregnancy, and between 6 and 8 weeks it should be nearly 100% reliable. ...Read more

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Question: what is multiple gestation really?

Question: what is multiple gestation really?

Two or more babies: Multiple gestation is simply twins, triplets, etc. In other words, a woman carrying more than one baby. ...Read more

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What's a multiple gestation pregnancy?

What's a multiple gestation pregnancy?

Multifetal pregnancy: Simple answer: a multiple gestation is a pregnancy with more than one fetus. Please see my guide to multiple gestation. I will post the link in comments below. ...Read more

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What does multiple gestation mean?

What does multiple gestation mean?

Multiple babies: Multiple gestation means more than one baby at a time. They can be twins, triplets, etc. The multiple can be identical or fraternal. Our infertility treatments increase the risk for having multiples. Multiples are much more complicated pregnancies (more for babies than mom). We are trying to reduce the number of multiples with our treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Stephens
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Stillbirth (Definition)

A stillbirth is a condition in which fetal death occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most cases are due to unknown causes, but some possible causes include bacterial infection, genetic defects, recreational drug use by the mother, physical trauma, ...Read more


Dr. Victor Beshay
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Multiple Pregnancy (Definition)

A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, ...Read more