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Doctor insights on: Third Pregnancy What To Expect

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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'm 5 weeks 2 days pregnant, this is my third child, I am not having any symptoms of pregnancy nor do I feel pregnant at all, is something wrong?

I'm 5 weeks 2 days pregnant, this is my third child, I am not having any symptoms of pregnancy nor do I feel pregnant at all, is something wrong?

Should be normal: Some women may not feel like it's a blessing to NOT have pregnancy symptoms, but this can be entirely normal. There are women who go into the 8th month of pregnancy without "feeling" pregnant, other the protuberant belly :). Unless you start having bleeding, which is cardinal sign of miscarriage in the first trimester, I would be very happy to have such a quiescent beginning ! ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a few days of consecutive bleeding in third month of pregnancy?

Should I be concerned about a few days of consecutive bleeding in third month of pregnancy?

Yes. Need to see doc: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common affecting almost half of pregnancies but it needs to be evaluate for infection, placenta problems and possible miscarriage. ...Read more

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5 days late beginning next month light first day second day heavy third day heavy should I wait for a pregnancy test?

5 days late beginning next month light first day second day heavy third day heavy should I wait for a pregnancy test?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Cycle was on for 2 days. Stopped on third day. Now I am spotting. What's going on? Could it be possible early pregnancy? Help. Just concerned.

Cycle was on for 2 days. Stopped on third day. Now I am spotting. What's going on? Could it be possible early pregnancy?  Help. Just concerned.

Weird cycle: It is important to not panic just because one cycle if a little off from the others. The main issue is what is the pattern over time. If your cycles return to normal over the next few months then one abnormal cycle is not an issue. Always make sure your pregnancy test is negative. If you are not on birth control consider starting which will also give you better cycle control. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having a miscarriage if this is my third pregnancy?

What are my chances of having a miscarriage if this is my third pregnancy?

Age dependent: Usually the risk increases as you get older, not based on the number of pregnancies. Its about 15% of clinically identified pregnancies. ...Read more