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What Does A Pregnant Woman Need
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
When?: Depends on when during her cycle it is measured. Prior to ovulation levels are low, typically less than 1 to 2 ng/ml. Soon after ovulation levels will be greater than 2 ng/ml and up to 25, 30 or more. In the second half of the cycle (luteal phase) Progesterone is secreted in pulses and levels vary widely; i therefore think the idea of 'normal' doesn't help much. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headaches: Headaches are very common during pregnancy due to a surge in hormones and an increase in blood volume to carry the baby. Low blood sugar from skipping meals, dehydration, lack of sleep (naps now required), stress from the many changes, and withdrawals from caffeine or medications. Sinus congestion and poor posture can cause a headache too. ...Read more
1-2 month delay: It can take 1-2 months for your body to revert back to its normal prepregnancy state where you begin to have regular periods again. It's unlikely that you'd be pregnant, especially if you're not having sex. A pregnancy test within a month of a pregnancy loss can still return falsely positive. Give it time, but get contraception for sure if you're trying to wait. I recommend waiting three months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are: entire textbooks on this. The indications for ultrasound are too numerous to list and encompass almost all parts of the body and organ systems. ...Read more
Not necessarily, but: Any abnormal bleeding needs to be investigated. ...Read more
No Hormones: The average woman goes through menopause at age 51 meaning there are no more eggs to make hormones. Some women enter menopause earlier, but when it occurs before age 40 it is very abnormal and called premature ovarian failure. It requires a special workup and important treatment for health reasons. A reproductive endocrinologist can help. It affects your bones, your fertility, heart, etc. ...Read more
Day 14 but it varies: In an idealized 28-day cycle ovulation occurs 14 days after the first day (cd 14) of the last mentrual period. In real life, most of us have seen apparently normal ovulations between day 11 and maybe 15-16. For women with regular but longer cycles, let's use 35 days as an example, best guess is usually 35-14= cycle-day 21. With irregular cycles, there is no general reliable rule of thumb. ...Read more
Can you please tell me why it'spossible for a lady to get pregnant a day before her period if she's not ovulated?
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