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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Rh neg woman experienced bleeding during pregnancy. Need for rhogam if got it at 28wk?

Rh neg woman experienced bleeding during pregnancy. Need for rhogam if got it at 28wk?

Rh neg blood type: Bleeding from the placenta may indicate leakage of baby's blood who maybe rh positive (may leak into mother's blood). Rhogam at 28 weeks is an excellent thought and again after birth if baby's blood really turns out to be rh positive. ...Read more

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Do all women experience implantation bleeding during pregnancy or is it just some women? During what week does this occur?

Do all women experience implantation bleeding during pregnancy or is it just some women? During what week does this occur?

ImplantationBleeding: Implantation bleeding is thought to happen when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. If it happens, it usually occurs 10 to 14 days after conception. Not all women experience implantation bleeding and others may not notice it. Some may mistake it for a period. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Heard abt women bleeding during pregnancy being common. Should I test if i got 2 periods since incident? Both came 10 days late but normal w/ cramps

Heard abt women bleeding during pregnancy being common. Should I test if i got 2 periods since incident? Both came 10 days late but normal w/ cramps

Can do preg. test: If a woman has a regular normal period after sex, then she is not pregnant. If she cannot be certain that her bleeding was a normal period, then she could possibly be pregnant. A urine pregnancy test (available in stores everywhere) done 3 weeks after the last time she had sex will give the answer. Be sure to read the instructions and do the test correctly. ...Read more

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Is bleeding during early pregnancy common?

Is  bleeding during early pregnancy common?

Common but...: While common to have some spotting, it could signal a more serious issue. Be sure to schedule prenatal care right away. ...Read more

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Is some bleeding normal during early pregnancy?

Is some bleeding normal during early pregnancy?

Possibly: When the pregnancy implants into the endometrial lining of your uterus you may have light bleeding. In addition, the cervix is often friable in pregnancy (irritated looking and bleeds easily). Sex, a pap, and vaginal exam may cause bleeding too. However, discuss your bleeding with your doctor as not all of it is normal. ...Read more

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Bleeding during 3wks of pregnancy..Is it normal?

No, but certainly : Can occur. Bleeding may be harmless or in some cases is a harbinger for pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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How long does the bleeding last during pregnancy?

How long does the bleeding last during pregnancy?

Bleeding is abnormal: Bleeding in pregnancy is abnormal and should lead to evaluation for the cause. There is a wide range of causes of bleeding in pregnancy some of which have serious consequences. If you are having bleeding in pregnancy, you should seek evaluation from your OB provider to assess the cause. ...Read more

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What exactly does bleeding during the first month of pregnancy mean?

What exactly does bleeding during the first month of pregnancy mean?

Possibl implantation: Many causes for bleeding during pregnancy, but all are abnormal, and require investigation. One not too worrisome cause of light bleeding in early pregnancy is termed "implantation bleeding"--a small amount of bleeding that occurs when the embryo implants in the uterus that occurs around the time of an expected period. Bleeding can also herald a miscarriage. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more