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Why is cervical length important in pregnancy?

Why is cervical length important in pregnancy?

Premature delivery: In women who have a history of premature delivery, the length of the cervix can be monitored as a sign of a possible premature delivery again. Sometimes an extremely shortened cervix may be a sign of premature delivery in a woman who has no history of premature delivery. ...Read more

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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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Why is rest important in pregnancy?

Why is rest important in pregnancy?

Two lives: Rest allows growth of tissues and allows for the remarkable change in anatomy and physiology of the mother and the growth of the baby from 2 cells to billions ...Good diet is necessary as well. ...Read more

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Is 3cm a normal cervical length for 21 weeks pregnant? What is the risk of preterm labor?

Is 3cm a normal cervical length for 21 weeks pregnant? What is the risk of preterm labor?

Yes: We don't worry about cervical shortening until less than 2.5cm. Your doctor may want to increase surveillance of your cervix meaning more ultrasounds. Risk for preterm labor is previous history of preterm labor. Hopefully it stays nice and long! ...Read more

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What is the most important period during pregnancy to eat healthy?

What is the most important period during pregnancy to eat healthy?

First trimester?: Maternal nutrition is very important throughout peri conception, pregnancy and lactation. Arguably the ingestion of Folic Acid preconceptionally is the most important aspect, however healthy diet throughout pregnancy can prevent maternal-fetal or even remote complications decades later to the offspring. ...Read more

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What is a normal luteal phase length? What is the shortest possible for normal pregnancy? And does the length include day of ovulation?

What is a normal luteal phase length? What is the shortest possible for normal pregnancy? And does the length include day of ovulation?

Normal: Normal luteal phase is about 14 days. This includes ovulation. I am unaware of any statistics for the shortest length of time possible to be in luteal phase and still become pregnant. A the best. ...Read more

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Why is it important for a woman to be especially cautious of her diet and health during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Why is it important for a woman to be especially cautious of her diet and health during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Organogenesis: During the first trimester the human being forms, which is called organogenesis (the organs and body parts come into existence). Malformations happen during this time period, which is why mothers-to-be want to be cautious with their diet and the medications they take, as well as alcohol, caffeine, drugs, smoking- to name a few. ...Read more

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What is the ideal time to have a 4D US in pregnancy?

What is the ideal time to have a 4D US in pregnancy?

28 weeks: If you are having a 4D sonogram just for fun then the ideal time is 28 weeks. If you are having it done for diagnostic purposes then the answer depends what you are looking for. ...Read more

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What are the reasons of vaginal bleeding in first trimester of pregnancy? Is it dangerous?

What are the reasons of vaginal bleeding in first trimester of pregnancy? Is it dangerous?

Needs to be evaluate: By definition it is a threatened miscarriage, the most serious condition that needs to be ruled out is an ectopic pregnancy. You need to see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is it normal during pregnancy to have growth of warts in the face?

Is it normal during pregnancy to have growth of warts in the face?

No: Warts on the face are not normal at any time, including during pregnancy. I hope that your under the care of an OB for the sake of your and your baby's health. Please discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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When is best time during menstrual cycle to have a vaginal ultrasound to look at endometrium and inside uterus In terms of looking for fibroids?

When is best time during menstrual cycle to have a vaginal ultrasound to look at endometrium and inside uterus In terms of looking for fibroids?

Anytime: There is no "best" time to look for fibroids in the menstrual cycle as they can be seen throughout the cycle. The endometrium grows more towards the end of the cycle, but the sonogram examiner will already have accounted for that growth by asking for a LMP.(last menstrual period) unless it is excessive. ...Read more

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What is the temperature for pregnant women?

What is the temperature for pregnant women?

Slightly Elevated : With all the pregnancy hormones, it's common to have a slightly elevated basal body temp. In fact, most preg women experience hot flashes bc of this elevation. If you start to feel like your catching a cold, and or your temps are >100.4 f, that indicates fever and should be evaluated by doctor. ...Read more

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What is the normal suze of uterus for not pregnant women?

What is the normal suze of uterus for not pregnant women?

6-8 cm: Women who have not had a previous pregnancy typically have a uterine length of 4-6 cm. Women who have had a pregnancy may measure a little larger at 6-8 cm. ...Read more

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What are the common "dry days" of a cycle when a woman does not produce the cervical mucus needed to get pregnant?

What are the common "dry days" of a cycle when a woman does not produce the cervical mucus needed to get pregnant?

Dry vs. wet: I've not used the term 'dry days' before, maybe it would be helpful to think of the 'wet days' for cervical mucus as starting shortly before ovulation. Cervical mucus is supposed to be thicker/stickier until around ovulation. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of pregnancy at your most fertile time?

What is the likelihood of pregnancy at your most fertile time?

Roughly 20% if...: At 18 years of age if you have no fertility problems, and if the male partner is also entirely normal, the per-cycle chance of conception is roughly 20% - no matter how hard you try. If age 34 is your correct age, your chances will be somewhat lower per cycle. ...Read more

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Is it common for your uterus to be swollen in the very beginning of pregnancy?

Is it common for your uterus to be swollen in the very beginning of pregnancy?

Uterus enlarged: With the onset of pregnancy, there is increase in blood flow to the uterus and the uterine size increases. I suppose you can say it's "swollen.". ...Read more

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How high is the chance of pregnancy during ovulation compared to other times during the cycle?

How high is the chance of pregnancy during ovulation compared to other times during the cycle?

Fertile times: You can only get pregnant surrounding ovulation, not during the rest of the month. ...Read more

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What dictates how much hCG is present in the blood of a non pregnant woman?

What dictates how much hCG is present in the blood of a non pregnant woman?

It is not normal: If you are not pregnant, there should be no HCG in the blood. Certain tumors of the ovary, lung, stomach and liver can secrete hcg. ...Read more

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Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more