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Doctor insights on: Term Meaning First Pregnancy

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Active women and first pregnancy, do they deliver sooner?

Active women and first pregnancy, do they deliver sooner?

No: Most active women have a healthy pregnancy if they keep a balance between calorie intake and activity and rest. Some runners may deliver a week sooner or so. They are still considered term pregnancies. No worries. ...Read more

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I gained 60 pounds with my first pregnancy. Is this normal?

I gained 60 pounds with my first pregnancy. Is this normal?

Weight gain: It is more than usual, but not that uncommon. What was your pre-pregnancy weight? You should have your doctor monitor your weight more closely with your next pregnancy and suggest a better diet for you. ...Read more

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When do you normally start showing with your first pregnancy?

Usually later ...: By around 16 weeks most first time patients will go through an awkward stage where they look like they have gained weight, but are not obviously pregnant. By 24-28 weeks it is usually clear that they are pregnant, not just getting chubby. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel not to supported during first pregnancy?

What to do if I feel not to supported during first pregnancy?

Good Friends: Good Friends are always there to support you. If not approach your church for support. If this is still not an option, get to an online community. You can also discuss with your doctor or the medical assistant who works with your doctor. I am sure something will come up where you feel supported and cared for. Join a meditation group. ...Read more

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My husband and I are planning our first pregnancy. I am a- and he is o+. Could this cause any problems?

My husband and I are planning our first pregnancy. I am a- and he is o+. Could this cause any problems?

Rh incompatability: If you deliver an Rh positive baby, there is an increased risk of jaundice in the neonatal period. Most likely, your newborns blood type will be checked shortly after birth and bilirubin levels will be monitored. This method of early detection and treatment (if needed) is a very effective way to prevent complications from hyperbilirubinemia. ...Read more