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What is the normal ob appointment schedule for pregnant women?

What is the normal ob appointment schedule for pregnant women?

4/2/1 weeks: Generally low risk pregnant women are seen every 4 weeks until about 28-30 weeks. Then appointments are every 2 weeks until 35-36 weeks. Then we see women once a week until delivery. ...Read more

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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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During your first gynecologist visit and you want birth control what is the visit like?

During your first gynecologist visit  and  you want birth control what is the visit like?

First gyn visit: A routine gyn visit consists of BP check, thyroid check, breast exam, speculum exam of the cervix including a pap smear, and bimanual exam (digital exam of the pelvic organs). Most gyn's would also perform a rectal exam at the same time to examine the space between the rectum and vagina. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a pregnant women to spot during her first 2 weeks of pregnancy is it normal to discharge any liquids can someone answer please

Is it normal for a pregnant women to spot during her first 2 weeks of pregnancy is it normal to discharge any liquids can someone answer please

Yes: A woman may have spotting at 2 weeks because of implantation bleeding. There are many reasons for discharge including recent intercourse and infection. Have your friend see a provider if she is not sure. ...Read more

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What is the normal pcv for pregnant women?

What is the normal pcv for pregnant women?

~30-40%: If by pcv you are referring to the hematocrit (hct), which is the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to the total volume of blood, the normal hct in the non-pregnant adult is ~35-45%. Pregnant women have extra fluid, which dilutes the blood, decreasing the normal hematocrit range to ~30-40% and even slightly lower in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Is it possible for pregnant woman to give birth at exactly 36weeks?

Is it possible for pregnant woman to give birth at exactly 36weeks?

Yes: Delivery can occur at any time during a pregnancy. In america about 1 in 8 women delivery before they reach 37 weeks. ...Read more

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In first trimester how many times to get ultrasound the pregnant woman in a month? My doctor check me every 10 days is that normal?

In first trimester how many times to get ultrasound the pregnant woman in a month? My doctor check me every 10 days is that normal?

Not that frequent: At least in the US there is usually a first trimester sonogram for dating then one for fetal anatomy to make sure all parts are there. If there is a medical reason for more frequent examination then they are performed as per the obstetrician . Sometimes out of an abundance of caution there will be an extra sonogram ...Read more

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My wife is having her first appt. With her ob following successful pregnancy with fertility clinic. What should we expect during this appt.? *10 week

My wife is having her first appt. With her ob following successful pregnancy with fertility clinic.  What should we expect during this appt.? *10 week

Labs: At the first visit your wife will labs drawn and a physical exam performed. There may also be an sonogram. A lot of the appointment will be focused on education and counseling. ...Read more

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Is going to the doctor free for pregnant woman?

Is going to the doctor free for pregnant woman?

Not necessarily: All pregnant women do not get free medical care, but there are "free clinics" in areas for women who are pregnant and have no medical insurance. The providers at those clinics will provide care for free if you qualify. Good luck and god bless. ...Read more

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Hi doctor is bleeding normal in early pregnancy? Please help

Hi doctor is bleeding normal in early pregnancy?  Please help

It is not normal: It is not normal but bleeding is common in early pregnancy. Whenever there is bleeding in early pregnancy we call it a possible miscarriage. Most of the time it is not a big deal at all though as long as there is only a small amount of blood and no pain. If you begin to bleed more than one pad an hour or have pain then you will need to see a doctor to get an ultrasound and some blood work. ...Read more

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During your first gynecologist visit and you want birth control what happens at the appointment?

During your first gynecologist visit and you want birth control what happens at the appointment?

First gyn visit: A routine gyn visit consists of BP check, thyroid check, breast exam, speculum exam of the cervix including a pap smear, and bimanual exam (digital exam of the pelvic organs). Most gyn's would also perform a rectal exam at the same time to examine the space between the rectum and vagina. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a average menstrual cycle for a heathy woman?

28 days: The "classic" menstrual cycle comes every 28 days, and lasts 4-6 days. But there are a wide range of normal variations also. Periods that come less often that every 45 days, or closer together than about 24 days, deserve to be checked out. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal for a menstrual cycle to change?

Please advise if it's normal for a menstrual cycle to change?

Yes: There are many things that can affect the menstrual cycle such as stress, other medicines, weight gain or loss, other hormonal dysfunctions, or it may be a normal fluctuation. ...Read more

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If a woman gets her period not pregnant? Right? What is the difference between menstrual bleeding and implatation bleeding? Thanks..

If a woman gets her period not pregnant? Right? What is the difference between menstrual bleeding and implatation bleeding? Thanks..

Difficult to tell: Bleeding patterns can vary from woman to woman. Most of the time it's difficult to tell the difference between a normal period and 1st trimester bleeding based solely on appearance. You should perform a home pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. This is a quick and accurate way to distinguish between the two. If you are pregnant and bleeding, you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What is the exact difference between spotting and an early period? If you get your period 2 weeks early is there any possibility of pregnancy?

What is the exact difference between spotting and an early period? If you get your period 2 weeks early is there any possibility of pregnancy?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the menstrual cycle to change each year, or does this require a trip to the OB/GYN?

Is it normal for the menstrual cycle to change each year, or does this require a trip to the OB/GYN?

21-35 days: Periods are considered normal when they come every 21-35 days. If yours are not in that range the consider seeing an Obgyn for evaluation of irregular periods ...Read more

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Is it normal for a pregnant women to spot during her first 2 weeks of pregnancy?

Not really: It needs follow-up by your obstetrician. There are many causes for spotting - mainly ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the wrong spot); sign of an abnormal pregnancy that can result in miscarriage; or could be unknown (idiopathic). Most often, need to follow blood pregnancy tests and ultrasound when blood pregnancy test above 1000. ...Read more

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