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What does it mean when your cervix is closed during early pregnancy?

What does it mean when your cervix is closed during early pregnancy?

Normal: Your cervix should be closed in early pregnancy, if you've been told otherwise you have been misinformed. This is normal. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What can I expect to happen during pelvic exams during pregnancy?

What can I expect to happen during pelvic exams during pregnancy?

Typical exam: There is typically a normal pelvic exam during the initial visit, with pap smear, cultures for infection, and a bimanual exam to evaluate the size of the uterus and pelvis. Physicians will usually do pelvic exams (bimanual only) from 37 weeks on to check the cervix, but this isn't required, especially if you aren't contracting yet. Other exams may be indicated if you are having problems. ...Read more

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What to do during early pregnancy to prevent stillbirth?

What to do during early pregnancy to prevent stillbirth?

Ultrasound, Testing: Testing and ultrasound are needed to evaluate you for risk factors. Also cvs or amniocentesis (testing the fluid around the fetus) may be needed as well. Your OB doctor will give you a good diet and vitamins to further reduce your risk. ...Read more

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What happened to ovaries during pregnancy? Whethr they ovulate?What is their function during pregnancy time?

What happened to ovaries during pregnancy? Whethr they ovulate?What is their function during pregnancy time?

Sleepy time 4 eggs.: Your ovaries are minimally hormonally active during pregnancy after the first trimester when the placenta takes over the production of estrogen and Progesterone from the corpus luteum. This ovarian rest period (no ovulations for 9 months) is what helps decrease risk of ovarian cancer with repeated pregnancies and the severity of pelvic endometriosis after even one term pregnancy. Good question! ...Read more

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During pregnancy what can a pregnant woman do to avoid a csection when she goes into labor?

Nothing : Unfortunately your baby and body will determine the likelihood of a csxn. Relax and enjoy labor. The odds are you won't have a csxn. ...Read more

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Is it possible to naturally induce abortion/misscariage during very early pregnancy?

Not safely: If you don't want to be pregnant see a physician or a clinic such as planned parenthood for help. It's better to get a safe, legal pregnancy termination than risk your health trying to induce an abortion yourself. Don't be scared to talk to a parent or other trusted adult such as a school counselor either. ...Read more

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What causes the vagina to hurt during pregnancy if there's a normal pregnancy?

What causes the vagina to hurt during pregnancy if there's a normal pregnancy?

Infection: You might have an infection - and you need to get this checked immediately - as you might also have an UTI ...Read more

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Mild cramping after orgasm during early pregnancy? Is that bad? Can it hurt the baby?

Mild cramping after orgasm during early pregnancy? Is that bad? Can it hurt the baby?

Normal: Having uterine cramping after orgasm is common and it should not harm the baby. As pregnancy progresses and if preterm labor should develop, your health care provider may recommend abstaining because it could contribute to preterm labor. Otherwise, if pregnancy is progressing normally, there is no harm from this cramping. ...Read more

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Is sex/semen safe for the baby during early pregnancy? How about mid and late pregnancy?

Is sex/semen safe for the baby during early pregnancy?  How about mid and late pregnancy?

Yes: There's no medical evidence to suggest that sex during pregnancy does any harm to the baby. Your baby is well cushioned by a sac of fluid well beyond the neck of the womb (cervix). A loving physical relationship is important for your wellbeing, and your partner's as well, during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it common to have periods during early pregnancy?

Is it common to have periods during early pregnancy?

Light spotting may: Occur during implantation of the fertilized egg due to irritation of the endometrial lining with small rupture of blood vessels ...Read more

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What causes the cervix to become blue during pregnancy?

What causes the cervix to become blue during pregnancy?

Blue cervix: It may have a bluish tint due to increased blood flow through those tissues. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

Closed : It stays closed until you are in labor. Then it opens up and closes after delivery. ...Read more

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What changes happen to the vagina before delivery?

What changes happen to the vagina before delivery?

Increased blood flow: There is increased blood flow to the all organs that are involved in the birthing process that helps to prepare these organs for the enormous stretching and restoration after stretching from the birthing process. ...Read more

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Is it possible for rough sex during early pregnancy to cause air embolism?

Is it possible for rough sex during early pregnancy to cause air embolism?

Never heard of that: Doubtful, but i guess anything is possible. One of the causes listed in the literature for free air in the abdomen is "rough sex." i guess one could translate that to the possibility of air embolism. ...Read more

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How your cervix should feel in early pregnancy?

Cervix: Cervical position is not a reliable indicator for pregnancy. After ovulation the cervix drops ; feels firm. This will be followed by the cervix rising ; becoming softer. The timing is of these changes is not consistent. ...Read more

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What causes a pregnant woman to get hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

What causes a pregnant woman to get hemorrhoids during pregnancy?

Abdominal pressure: Increased intra abdominal pressure. Stay well hydrated, eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit, stay physically active. ...Read more

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When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

Fetal movement : It is possibly to see fetal movement by ultrasound as early as 8weeks from the last menstual cycle. However, one cannot feel it due to its small size. In general, fetal movement is felt from 16 weeks onward with most able to feel movement by 20weeks. First time pregnancies are closer to the 20week mark whereas subsequent pregnancies feel movement earlier. Movement should be regular by 24 weeks. ...Read more

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What month does cervix start to opening at in pregnancy?

What month does cervix start to opening at in pregnancy?

No specific month: Except for the 9th month of pregnancy, there is no predictable month that the cervix starts to open. However, if the cervix is dilated more than 2 cms, especially if it's also thinning out and the fetus's head can be easily felt on internal exam, it suggests that labor is imminent. If you are less than 37 weeks along, then your OB should take appropriate actions to forestall premature labor. ...Read more

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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


Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more