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How accurate is ultrasound done at 18 weeks pregnancy in determining baby gender if baby cooperate. Gyn saif 100% boy. Can he still be mistaken?

How accurate is ultrasound done at 18 weeks pregnancy in determining baby gender if baby cooperate. Gyn saif 100% boy. Can he still be mistaken?

Always: Mistakes on gender using ultrasound are always possible. I have delivered an 18 weeks stillborn whose sex could not be determined by looking at the genitalia. About the best time for determining gender, realistically, is about 24 weeks by ultrasound. ...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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Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV (abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV (abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Metronidazole is not: Absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy, but should be used with caution. Make sure your doctor knows you're pregnant and discusses the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Small belly at 18 weeks pregnancy, is this normal?

Small belly at 18 weeks pregnancy, is this normal?

What is important: Is the size of your uterus - not the size of your abdomen. Take care. ...Read more

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My wife is suffering from gallbladder stone (size:10mm) with 18 weeks pregnancy. Kindly suggest me that should we go for immediate surgery or wait?

My wife is suffering from gallbladder stone (size:10mm) with 18 weeks pregnancy. Kindly suggest me that should we go for immediate surgery or wait?

See below: These are always tough questions and need to be discussed with her OB and surgeon. In capable hands, laparascopic cholecystectomy in the middle trimester (about where she is now) should be safe. If the symptoms are mild, they may elect to follow her closely through the preganancy and remove the gb postpartum, but this may be associated with recurrent symptoms and worse outcome. ...Read more

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Will taking 1 hit of meth at 18 weeks pregnant show up in babies meconium at birth in 22 weeks? Never used again? She will be tested, along with baby.

Will taking 1 hit of meth at 18 weeks pregnant show up in babies meconium at birth in 22 weeks? Never used again? She will be tested, along with baby.

Meconium: Think. Where will it all go, or `accumulate? But In Meconium which begins to form, I believe around 12 th or 16th wk. Drugs can be detected in Meconium by second trimester. If you stay clean and your UDS continues to be negative, they may not test Meconium.
But are you asking this question for yourself or for your Baby, that little helpless, precious being expecting all protection from Mama. ...Read more

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My friend used meth 1 time at 18 weeks pregnant, very small amount, will it show in babies meconium at birth, if she delivers at full term. In 22 week?

My friend used meth 1 time at 18 weeks pregnant, very small amount, will it show in babies meconium at birth, if she delivers at full term. In 22 week?

Meconium starts: Forming between 12-16 weeks. The Chicago-based lab we used when I worked for the NV State Health Division claimed that their assay could detect illicit drugs in meconium used 6 months prior to delivery. A temporary decrease in oxygen from a "hit" of meth may cause permanent damage in some areas of the fetal brain. Encourage her to 'fess up, for her baby's sake & to get addiction counseling. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant when should I feel the baby move?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant when should I feel the baby move?

You can: For primigravida the time frame for baby's movements ~ 18-20 weeks on average, and earlier for multigravida ~ 16-18 weeks. ...Read more

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Hi, am 21 weeks pregnant. How to know gender of my baby. In 18 weeks 3 days scan FHR 149 beats?

Hi, am 21 weeks pregnant. How to know gender of my baby. In 18 weeks 3 days scan FHR 149 beats?

Ultrasound: Most folks come to know the gender of the baby at their anatomy scan done at 20 weeks or so. Some folks also become informed of the gender during prenatal genetic tests done on blood sample drawn from the mother. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, but with my first child every test was negative till I was 18 weeks.?

I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, but with my first child every test was negative till I was 18 weeks.?

Not likely.: Urine pregnancy test for quite sensitive, despite which brand is bought. Most errors in reading them are due to either reading it too soon for waiting too long before it is looked at. It is highly unusual for a test to be negative repeatedly if one is truly pregnant. The most definitive way to confirm a pregnancy or lack of one is a blood test. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I ate mortadella 3 times. Is it really dangerous on my baby? How do I know it affected my baby?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I ate mortadella 3 times. Is it really dangerous on my baby? How do I know it affected my baby?

.: There is a risk of infection with meat that has not been fully cooked. Especially when you are pregnant. But now that it is done, if you don't have any symptoms and try to be away from unpasteurized milk and undercooked meat and cold cuts in the future. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant, and I've been having cramps that lasts 1-2 days for the past 3 months. With my previous child I only had cramps 2x?

I'm 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant, and I've been having cramps that lasts 1-2 days for the past 3 months. With my previous child I only had cramps 2x?

Different pregnancy: Each pregnancy is different and the number of times you had cramps in 2nd or third trimester can therefore vary. What is important is that you have regular OB checks and follow ups to ensure a safe completion of gestation and detect signs to warrant an intervention. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant ate an entire bag of corn tortilla chips (I know, unhealthy) but guaranteed fresh date was a week ago. I didn't know until I ate them. Will this hurt my baby?

I am 18 weeks pregnant ate an entire bag of corn tortilla chips (I know, unhealthy) but guaranteed fresh date was a week ago. I didn't know until I ate them. Will this hurt my baby?

No: It would be very unusual for your sutuatiuon to do harm to your baby. Especially if the chips were sealed until you opened them. Make sure you re on a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid) and you are not a smoker. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant and if haven't had any prenatal care will my baby still be alright?

I'm 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant and if haven't had any prenatal care will my baby still be alright?

See a doctor soon: It is very important for the health of your baby and yourself to see a doctor soon for prenatal care to make sure the baby is growing well and to monitor for any medical conditions. ...Read more

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