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What Is Epic Pregnancy
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
Sxs: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more
No baby: A hydatidiform mole is not a baby. It is abnormal placental development, which requires a D&C for treatment and followup to assure that it has all been removed. To ensure that you do not develop a persistent mole or choriocarcinoma, followup blood levels of HCG are checked periodically until negative for a few months and it is recommended that you do not get pregnant during that time frame. ...Read more
Early pregnancy: After ovulation, if the egg is fertilized, implantation of the embryo occurs day 6 1/2 to 7 days later. This is when the embryo attaches to the uterine wall and starts to connect with the maternal blood supply. The early placenta (that will eventually nourish the baby) starts development at 7 weeks and is complete by the end of the 12th week; which is also the end of the first trimester. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
14 weeks pregnant and is my first pregnancy. Want to know what are the signs that indicate baby is not good? Thanks
See your OB/GYB: If you are concerned testing can be done to make certain the fetus is healthy ...Read more
Increased pigment: Chloasma, or "mask of pregnancy, " is an increased pigmentation across the face and cheeks due to the high levels of estrogen in pregnancy. Estrogen stimulates the skin pigment (melanin) to darken, and voila! -- the mask of pregnancy. The good news is much of the pigment tends to fade after delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breech: By "inverse" I think you mean breech, or feet down instead of head down? If that's your question, the answer is, sometimes you can feel the hard bones of the head under your ribs. Other ways to determine might be where the doctor finds the heartbeat on doppler when you have an ob visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Different: A pregnancy test and an ovulation predictor test have some similarities, but are quite different. The ovulation predictor test will detect the hormone signal triggering an egg to release from the ovary. Several over-the-counter test kits are available: you test your urine once daily during the time of the month you may be ovulating. Your pharmacist can help you choose an appropriate kit. ...Read more
High risk: Your care maybe turned over to the perinatologist since you are considered high risk. Your baby may have down's syndrome or neural tube defects eg spina bifida etc. Discuss with your obstetrician. ...Read more
6week hCG is 5700 then at 7week is 14350.is it normal pregnancy.? If not what is prognosis of this pregnancy?
Can't tell: You cannot tell by the BHCG. You need an ultrasound. Go see your doctor. ...Read more
Potentially lethal!: Cholestasis gravidarum is a rare condition where placental estrogen stimulates the maternal liver in such a way that bile acids backtrack in the maternal and fetal circulation. This causes itching to the mother and potential for lethal arrhythmias to the fetus. Delivery by 36-38 weeks is a usual approach to avoid fetal death although the evidence is poor. Fetal surveillance twice weekly, ursodiol! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a girl is due for birth august 8th, 2014, what is the earliest date there is for conception, reasonably?
November 6th: The most likely time period is November 6th, 2013 - November 13th, 2013 ...Read more
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