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Doctor insights on: What Is It Called When Your Pregnant With 4 Babies

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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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What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?

What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?

You decide: The head is part with the largest dimension that needs to transit the birth canal. In practice, if the feet come first, there is no guarantee that the head will. ( they can & do get stuck) If head first, feet and umbilical cord come after with plenty of room. Feet first, the head can also compress the umbilical cord like a tourniquet so baby gets no oxygen= likely brain damage. Answer should be ez ...Read more

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Is it normal to be getting a lot of movement everday at 4 months of pregnancy? And does it mean that the baby is healthy?

Is it normal to be getting a lot of movement everday at 4 months of pregnancy? And does it mean that the baby is healthy?

Baby moving: During the 4th month of pregnancy (from 16-20 weeks) it's the most common time for women to start feeling the baby move. Sometimes it can be a lot everyday. More often it's more subtle and less often at this stage but it depends on the sensitivity of the mother. Babies at this stage of pregnancy have a lot of room to move. Check with your OB doctor to be sure baby is healthy. ...Read more

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Infantile shudder syndrome. what is it? what are the symptoms? is it serious? my baby shudders every once in a while should i be concerned?

Infantile shudder syndrome. what is it? what are the symptoms? is it serious? my baby shudders every once in a while should i be concerned?

Not harmful: Babies do shudder at times and that is normal. Some have repeated shuddering episodes, and may have the infant shudder syndrome. Even though it may appear frightening, infants who have seen experts have no abnormal findings and eventually grow out of it. A good article for doctors, with some video clips is here: http://www.neurology.org/content/70/13/e38.full ...Read more

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When they do a 3d sonogram is it usually becaue something is wrong with the baby?

When they do a 3d sonogram is it usually becaue something is wrong with the baby?

No: Some physicians prefer to use 3d imaging alone or with the more traditional type of ultrasound. Others may have sonographers who trained with and are more familar with 2d imaging and use only that. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the tip of your nipple is yellow? This is regular for me.

What does it mean when the tip of your nipple is yellow? This is regular for me.

Unclear; see a docto: I am uncertain about what this could be without a physical exam (seeing the yellowing) & knowing your history better. If no other part of your body is yellow (eyes, tongue, etc.) then it's likely not jaundice. Yellow discoloration could be dermatitis or a skin condition, or a "milk blister," part of growing up. Paget's disease of breast (a type of cancer) can start at the nipple & occur in the 20s ...Read more

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Is it normal not to be able to see the heart beat of your unborn baby when your 6 weeks pregnant, with a vaginal ultra sound?

Is it normal not to be able to see the heart beat of your unborn baby when your 6 weeks pregnant, with a vaginal ultra sound?

Possible: At six weeks gestation a transvaginal ultrasound will show fetal heart motion about 93% to 95% of the time. A recheck in one week will tell for sure if everything is ok or not. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pregnant and your baby is not growing correctly?

What does it mean when your pregnant and your baby is not growing correctly?

Ask your OB doctor: You need to direct this question to your obstetrician. It may or may not signify a serious problem. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and what does it mean when your doctor says your cervix is high? Is that abnormal ? Will that cause problems during labor?

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and what does it mean when your doctor says your cervix is high? Is that abnormal ? Will that cause problems during labor?

Don't worry: It doesn't mean anything critical. When you go into labor your cervix will soften, move forward, become thinner and dilate. Good luck and take care! ...Read more

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How to know when something is wrong with your pregnancy? How to know when something is wrong with the baby ? My baby is really calm and no move much

How to know when something is wrong with your pregnancy? How to know when something is wrong with the baby ? My baby is really calm and no move much

Prenatal care: Step one is to choose a good doctor that you trust. Then attend your prenatal care where together you will design your prenatal care to keep you and your baby safe and healthy. When you have a concern then you contact the doctor for guidance and direction. Most feel at least 5 movements per hour after 20 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can feel your uterus just under your belly button at the end of your 4th month of pregnancy. And if so, what does it feel like.

Is it true that you can feel your uterus just under your belly button at the end of your 4th month of pregnancy. And if so, what does it feel like.

Yes, usually.: It feels like a small smooth mountain (called the "fundus") where before there was just soft stuff. Run the flat part of your hand down towards the belly button, fairly firmly, and you might be stopped by this little hill. Congrats, Mom! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean if the alanine level is slightly elevated in a 4 mo.Girl infant?

Can you tell me what it mean if the alanine level is slightly elevated in a 4 mo.Girl infant?

Why was it tested?: To answer your question, we need to know why the test was ordered. Common reasons would be as part of testing for an acute illness or for a metabolic disorder. A common test would be for alanine aminotransferase, sometimes called a liver enzyme. "Slight" elevations are common during illnesses but should be rechecked. Another 'cause' for an elevation is the use of normal values for adults. ...Read more

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Does it hurt your tummy where the baby is when you are like first pregnant the first month when you workout?

Does it hurt your tummy where the baby is when you are like first pregnant the first month when you workout?

Pregnancy pains: In the first three months, the embryo is tiny. Your pelvis shouldn't hurt. There is pain later on due to a hormone called relaxin ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pregnant and your babys heartbeat is 140.

You are Pregnant: That is a completely normal fetal heart rate. You are normal and so is your baby. ...Read more

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What is the outcome if I have a UTI and i'm six weeks pregnant. What is happening to the baby if it is being affected?

What is the outcome if I have a UTI and i'm six weeks pregnant. What is happening to the baby if it is being affected?

Separated issue: Baby is protected by the fetal membranes from any outside influences. Germs would only bother the fetus if they entered your blood & traveled there through the placenta.A UTI won't do that. Common antibiotics can be prescribed which cure you while not hurting baby. ...Read more

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What should you call it when a baby is born with a stomach not in the proper place?

What should you call it when a baby is born with a stomach not in the proper place?

Malrotation: Malrotation is a birth problem where the stomach located on the opposite side of where it should be. ...Read more

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Is it true that your morning sickness is worse if you are carrying a baby girl

Is it true that your morning sickness is worse if you are carrying a baby girl

Myths abound: Child birth gender myths are abundant and are always half right, but the association of a certain heart rate, position, morning sickness, or any other feature has no basis in fact. ...Read more

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