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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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 is the earliest you can detect pregnancy on an ultrasound (not transvaginal)?

What is the earliest you can detect pregnancy on an ultrasound (not transvaginal)?

5 weeks: You can see a gestation sac with a fetal pole at about 5 weeks in a normal intrauterine pregnancy. ...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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When is the earliest you can detect a pregnancy through a vaginal ultra sound ?

When is the earliest you can detect a pregnancy through a vaginal ultra sound ?

5 weeks: This is about the earliest that a gestational sac can be seen, but it doesn't say much about the viability or placement of the pregnancy. If it isn't seen but the HCG is over 1100 then doctors typically order a repeat ultrasound in a few days. ...Read more

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Whats earliest to take a pregnancy test?

Whats earliest to take a pregnancy test?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Earliest signs of pregnancy?

Earliest signs of pregnancy?

Pregnant?: Ironically, the earliest signs of pregnancy are not unlike pms. Symptoms include breast or nipple tenderness, bloating, cramps, and fatigue. Nausea, or morning sickness, doesn't start until about week six! ...Read more

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Earliest pregnancy symptoms?

SXS of pregnancy: 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. ...Read more

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What are earliest symptoms of pregnancy?

What are earliest symptoms of pregnancy?

A positive preg test: Pregnancy tests are so sensitive these days they can detect a positive pregnancy about 7-10 days after conception. If you are concerned you may be pregnant take a home test. ...Read more

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What are the earliest pregnancy symptoms?

What are the earliest pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy: The earliest is a missed period. Then can come nausea, breast tenderness, urinating frequently. Some women have none of these symptoms, others have all of them. Rarely some women will get symptoms even before the time of the missed period. ...Read more

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