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ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after giving birth, breastfeeding, period
breastfeeding, period: Dear Kell33, After the initial two post-partum cycles, two consecutive days of bleeding/spotting or the woman s perception that her period has returned, whichever of the two comes first, should be considered an indication that fertility is returning. A...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question(28 weeks), groin pain
groin pain: Dear Spring, This is not unusual at all - particularly in your stage of pregnancy. Groin pain is a common discomfort of pregnancy - especially during the 2nd trimester. There are two physical changes that occur with pregnancy that can cause this. The first,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Re assurance about who the father is, fetal measurements, estimated due date
fetal measurements, estimated due date, conception date: Dear Kylie, If the ultrasound on 8/7 confirmed by fetal measurements that you were 7 1/7 weeks at that point, this would indicate a probable conception date of 7/2 and a due date of 3/25/09. This doesn t jive exactly with your reported LMP date, but if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i really need help, random outbursts, menstrual periods
random outbursts, menstrual periods, pregnancy test: Again, if pregnancy is a concern, please do take a pregnancy test. Severe bleeding and cramping typically occurs in spontaneous miscarriages. You would have far more than just some brown blood, it would be very red and you would most likely notice what appeared...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I remove my nuva ring, type of birth control, nuva ring
type of birth control, nuva ring, ready to have a baby: Typically you want to wait until 1 to 2 menstrual cycles have passed to start trying for conception. As with any other type of birth control, it takes slightly longer to conceive after stopping the method of birth control. Each and every patient conceives...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: running and pregnancy, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: In 2002, ACOG, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists revised their restrictions on exercise HR for pregnant women. The original study, on which the HR restriction of 140 BPM were based, was rudimentary at best. After larger, better designed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Short Cervix w/ dynamic change @ 28 weeks, short cervix
short cervix: Dear Arica, Well, alrighty then..... :-) As with our unfortunate situation in Washington, I m thinking there may be too many cooks in the kitchen. You have obviously done your homework, so I m going to skip giving you all the actual data and explanations...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Spotting in Pregnancy, pregnancy spotting
pregnancy spotting: Dear Lakisha, A bit of spotting/bleeding in early pregnancy is not necessarily unusual. Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the 1st trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. Bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage but does not mean that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could a scan be out by over 6 weeks, estimated due date, ultrasound scan
estimated due date, ultrasound scan, conception date: Dear Michelle, You would not have conceived on 9/6/07 if your scan on 11/27/07 had you at 6 5/7 weeks. The average CRL for that fetal age would be approximately 7-8mm. That would calculate to an estimated conception date of 10/25/07 and an estimated due...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: shortness of breath, dizziness,, peanut butter crackers, low blood sugar
peanut butter crackers, low blood sugar, peanut butter sandwich: Are you currently pregnant and if so how far along? This sounds like hypoglycemia to me. Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar which can be caused by a number of reasons. Try snacking every 2 hours on peanut butter crackers or a peanut butter sandwich, anything...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sleeping positions, sleeping positions and pregnancy
sleeping positions and pregnancy: There are a lot of myths surrounding sleeping positions during pregnancy. In the first trimester, when the tummy is still small, most women find that they can sleep easily in most positions. But as pregnancy progresses, sleeping on the stomach becomes uncomfortable,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: starting a routine, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: Congratulations on having the motivation to start exercising! Both you and your developing baby will gain tremendous health benefits through your participation in regular prenatal exercise. Fitness walking on a treadmill will be a good place for you to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can i still do cardio?, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: Generally, women can continue their regular workouts, at whatever intensity level that they are used to, while ttc and through the first half (or so) of pregnancy. Keeping your fitness level up now will provide numerous health benefits to both you and your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic hemorrhage, strict bed rest, subchorionic hemorrhage
strict bed rest, subchorionic hemorrhage, abortion rate: The incidence of subchorionic hemorrhage (subchorionic hematoma) accounts for 1.3% of all pregnancies. In patients with first trimester vaginal bleeding, the incidence increases to almost 20%. Spontaneous abortion rate for this category is 9.3% in patients...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterus growth during pregnancy, pain in pregnancy, aggravations
pain in pregnancy, aggravations, gestational age: You should never be worried about telling your OB anything at all. In obstetrics they want to keep both mom and baby healthy. They will not judge you or think your concerns are not validated. There is not typically a concern when an expecting woman is either...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal pain while pregnant, mucus plug, vaginal pain
mucus plug, vaginal pain, hetherington: Given your history of deliveries, it would be indicative of the onset of pre-term labor. If your labors were both happening naturally, though at what we like to call full term, you would be a candidate for going into pre-term labor. You should discuss this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: workout, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: The good news is that there is not a correlation between moderate exercise and miscarriage. The best way to determine your target HR during pregnancy is through perceived exertion. Always stay in a cardio zone where you can still speak easily. If you get...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: 23 weeks pregnant and weight lifting, prenatal exercise, pregnancy wieght training
prenatal exercise, pregnancy wieght training, pregnancy aerobics: At 20 weeks gestation the placenta stops growing, so it s functional capacity is now set. Therefore you should not try to increase your cardiovascular fitness level. As your pregnancy continues, your baby s need for oxygen will continue to rise, and in response...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: abdominal pain, lower abdominal pain, nausea vomiting
lower abdominal pain, nausea vomiting, sharp shooting: Do you have any nausea, vomiting or fever? If so, My recommendation is for you to go to the emergency room right away. Lower abdominal pain on the right side can be indicative of an Appendicitis. Please use the follow up option to let me know and I will try...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: abdominal rectus separation after 2nd pregnancy, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: The good news is that a 2.5 finger width separation is considered borderline for a diagnosis of diastasis recti. Many women, with or without abdominal separation, end up still pregnant looking and yes, it s a total bummer! But I ve got more good news,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: abdominal seperation, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: A 1-1.5 finger width is totally normal and you do not have to worry about abdominal separation. Most likely, as you continue to strengthen your Transverse Abdominis and do the exercises in the book that require you to maintain the Hollow Pelvic Tilt (HPT)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding, irregular gestational sac, small fetal pole, no heart beat, subchroionc hematopa, hope?, irregular gestational sac, brown blood
irregular gestational sac, brown blood, reproductive performance: Dear Zainab It is hard to give a firm opinion about your situation. However, it seems that abortion is a high possibility. It is important to be aware that 15% of women have at least 1 abortion in their lifetime and this, by no means, have any effect on...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bacterial vaginosis, trimester miscarriages, bacterial vaginosis
trimester miscarriages, bacterial vaginosis, premature rupture: Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) can in fact cause some complications during the pregnancy. In some cases, women have had premature rupture of the membranes, preterm labor or rarely miscarriage. Some patients do just fine with treatment. It is unknown why some women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bacterial vaginosis when pregnant, bacterial vaginosis, premature rupture of membranes
bacterial vaginosis, premature rupture of membranes, amniotic sac: Dear Kristi There is no risk for preterm labor or miscarriage if you are adequately treated for B. Vaginosis. I am not aware of the exact ststistical rsik. The most important and commonly associated with preterm labor is urinary tract infection but even...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Concerns with current pregnancy/delivery after 2 c-sections and ruptured uterus, belly button pain, ruptured uterus
belly button pain, ruptured uterus, lower abdomen: Dear Stacy As for the pain you have, the situation depends on since when ur having it. If you already have the pain since weeks with no progression, i would not be very much concerned. However if you experienced it just few days ago, it may be an alarming...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: confused, combined pill, variable period
combined pill, variable period, pregnancy tests: Dear Sarah Some women may have their periods delayed after the use of the combined pill (the pill containing both estrogen and progesterone) for a variable period which may reach up to 18 months. A condition known as post pill amenorrhea. This period of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: csection and exercise, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, C-section: You can, and should start walking, with your baby in a stroller as soon as you feel up to it. For fit women, this might mean 1 week after delivery. For less fit women, 3 weeks after delivery. Walking will increase your circulation and speed recovery. If your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: diastasis, future pregnancies, and splinting, abdominal separation, diastasis recti
abdominal separation, diastasis recti, exercise after pregnancy: Great questions, and thanks for asking, as a lot of other moms are confused about these issues too. The goal of abdominal rehab for diastasis is to reduce the gap to 2 finger widths or less. For most women this is doable, especially when starting the right...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Excersises to help SPD, exercise during pregnancy, exercise after pregnancy
exercise during pregnancy, exercise after pregnancy, pregnancy fitness: To reduce stress on your pelvic ligaments, make sure that you have the best posture possible. When standing, pull the front of you pelvis upward a little bit so that the three bones of your pelvis, are aligned in the vertical plane. To do this: Place your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Exercising, pregnacy exercise, safe pregnancy exercises
pregnacy exercise, safe pregnancy exercises, pregnancy aerobics: In 2002, ACOG, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, lifted the advisory that pregnant women restrict their exercise heart rates (HR) to 140 beats per minute (BPM) or less. Current guidelines advise pregnant women to stay within their...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: exercise to change baby position, prenatal exercise for transverse baby
prenatal exercise for transverse baby: You will see theories about prenatal exercise to change that baby s position, but most are anecdotal at best. One technique that has a good track record for getting your baby to move head down is done by a prenatal Chiropractor. Essentially, the aim is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: confused, possibilty, giving birth
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: confused, possibilty, giving birth, genotype

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: fitness, C-section, postpartum
C-section, postpartum, postnatal: Since you are less than six weeks post-C, there are activities that you should avoid, as well as some basic fitness activities that are safe. Don t do any heavy lifting or carrying, avoid impact exercises like jogging and step-aerobic, and NO CRUNCHES (more...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: follow up to diastisis question..., umbilical hernia after pregnancy
umbilical hernia after pregnancy: Transverse Abdominis isolations, and all of the exercises that utilize belly scooping in the supine position (lying on your back) should be OK for you to perform. But you certainly should monitor your umbilical hernia carefully. Do not perform any movements...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: GroupBStrep/38 weeks Pregnant..i have no idea what i'm doing!!, irregular contractions, obgyn doctor
irregular contractions, obgyn doctor, group b strep: Pregnancy can be such a scary thing towards the end. So many wonders for a first time mother.... it can be mind boggling to say the least. Group B Strep is very easily treated now versus years ago, so try not to worry too much about that. I find it a little...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heart rate, vital signs, heart rate
vital signs, heart rate, vitals: Dear Courtni, Our vital signs can fluctuate like that at any time during our lives, but during pregnancy this is not an unusual occurrence at all. You are correct that both days averaged a heart rate within normal limits. That is what is most important....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant and worried, dr appt, weeks pregnancy
dr appt, weeks pregnancy, ultrasound machine: Dear Barbara Please calm down. I cannot see anyreason for your worries. Having your LMP on 9 december makes it to early for your pregnancy to be detected by ultrasound. Transvaginal ultrasound can detect pregnancy 4.5 weeks, not before, in the best hand...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pilates during pregnancy, exercise during pregnancy, exercise after pregnancy
exercise during pregnancy, exercise after pregnancy, pregnancy fitness: Pilates is an excellent form of physical conditioning, but it certainly was not designed with pregnancy in mind. If you ve been doing Pilates before you became pregnant, then you can continue with all of the exercises that are within your technical control...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: placental lake or subchorionic bleed, placental lake, placental lakes
placental lake, placental lakes, heamatoma: Dear Kristi I would think that this is a subchorionic heamatoma as placental lakes, in my experience, do not appear that early in pregnancy. Therefore, I advise you to avoid heavy work, household and sexual activities, excercise...etc for the time being...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post-partum abdominal exercises, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: You don t say how wide your separation is, but the goal of rehab for the condition is to get the gap down to two finger widths or less. Crunches can make separation worse, especially if you Transverse Abdominis is weak or not functioning well. Certainly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: second hand smoke, secondhand smoke exposure, second hand smoke
secondhand smoke exposure, second hand smoke, low birth weight: Have you considered moving? Secondhand smoke exposure does pose a significant risk to the baby as far as potentially causing birth defects, low birth weight and/or certain complications. This can also make mom more susceptible to respiratory illnesses which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: shoulder weight because of carrying my baby., postpartum back pain, lifting and carry
postpartum back pain, lifting and carry, new mom: Your baby is getting heavier by the day, so your problems will continue to worsen unless you take immediate action. Learning proper lifting and carrying techniques, and developing core strength, will reduce/eliminate your back and shoulder pain. First...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: transverse abdominis, abdominal separation, diastasis recti
abdominal separation, diastasis recti, exercise after pregnancy: Wow, great questions! Imagine that you could view that abdomen from above, and you re looking at an oval shape. When the TvA compresses the abdominal wall the entire oval gets smaller, and the width of the midline diminishes too. Contraction of the TvA...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight Loss after pregnancy, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, C-section: At your post surgical follow up visit, your OBGYN will clear you for exercise if you are healing at a typical pace. After you ve been O.K. d for exercise, then you can start. To restore your abdominal wall you should start with post natal abdominal rehab....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: whats wrong with me?, postpartum pain
postpartum pain: Your pain might be due to digestive problems or physical strain. Discuss you symptoms with your OBGYN and get referrals to a gastroenterologist and/or Physical Therapist who specialized in postpartum problems to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate therapy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Abdominal Separation, postpartum weight loss, abdominal separation
postpartum weight loss, abdominal separation: You ve really brought up two different issues, your weight, which is interfering with you ability to lead a fully active lifestyle, and abdominal separation. RE the separation: most women can make a significant reduction in the width of their mid lines...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Abortion and Rhogam, rhogam shot, rhogam
rhogam shot, rhogam, miscarriages: Hi Amber, There is a chance that you lost the baby because you didn t receive the shot, however this is hard to prove as miscarriages can occur for many reasons. I assume you were given the shot after you miscarried, if so, any future pregnancies will be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Amenorrhea, sex hormone levels, mild hypothyroidism
sex hormone levels, mild hypothyroidism, sex hormones: Hi Christann, There is no reason why you shouldn t start taking birth control, however the change in your hormones will affect your period not starting. Low sex hormones do not cause weight gain. Sometimes birth control can cause you to gain weight, but...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Anterior marginal previa, proper medical attention, anterior placenta
proper medical attention, anterior placenta, blood transfusion: Hi Lola, These fears are not unreasonable. If you severely hemorrhage, you will be given a blood transfusion. Your baby may be given steroids to mature the lungs. Nobody can predict the outcome but with proper medical attention, you and your baby will most...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Atrophic Vaginitis, birth control pills, estrogen replacement therapy
birth control pills, estrogen replacement therapy, estrogen cream: Hi Angela, Most likely you will be dependent on this for the rest of your life, but that isn t necessarily a bad thing, just like when somebody has to take insulin for the rest of their life for diabetes, it will naturally help you, so think of it positively....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: abdominal exercises, pregnancy abdominal exercises
pregnancy abdominal exercises: Plank exercises and quadruped exercises, which stabilize the spine in the neutral position are all good, as well as pelvic tilts and Transverse Abdominis (TvA) isolations which can be done right up until labor and delivery. For two safe standing variations...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: altered menstrual cycle by pills, implantation bleeding, sugar pills
implantation bleeding, sugar pills, sign of pregnancy: Hi Stephanie, If you are experiencing this when your period is due, then it is normal as sometimes you will spot when taking the active pills. It could be implantation bleeding, that usually lasts for 1-2 days, take a pregnancy test. It may just be your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: baby, solution ps, feeding your baby
solution ps, feeding your baby, food sensitivities: Your baby sounds like she s having digestive problems and has food sensitivities. Get a referral from your OBGYN and see a nutritionist who specializes in maternity. You most likely will need to change your diet and eliminate foods that are difficult for your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding after miscarriage, 5 htp, transvaginal ultrasound
5 htp, transvaginal ultrasound, proper diagnosis: Dear Christine The level of hCG may take up to 4 weeks to go back to nonpregnant level and may never returns back to zero (5 is quite normal). No one can ever tell if you miscarriage is incopmlete except after examination by ultrasound. The symptoms you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C-section scar tissue & exercise, pain during ab exercises
pain during ab exercises: Congratulations on successfully turning your life around and becoming much healthier. You can be an inspiration to other heavy women that significant weight loss is achievable. I don t think that your fifteen year old scar is causing your pain. Since your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Conception date question, home pregnancy test, pre ejaculation
home pregnancy test, pre ejaculation, sexual intercourse: Hi Samantha, I m 99% sure it s your current boyfriends baby. Because for it to be the other guys baby his sperm would have had to survive for 5-6 days which is very rare. It is possible that you conceived after your predicted ovulation date but I still...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Conception dating-- please help!, transvaginal ultrasound, conception date
transvaginal ultrasound, conception date, date of conception: Dear Joanne, With your cycle length history, LMP date, as well as with the results of the two earliest ultrasounds (which would have been the most accurate in dating gestational age), I calculate that your due date would be on/about 11/12/09 and you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Concerned, fertile cervical mucus, residual urine
fertile cervical mucus, residual urine, womans body: Hi Trina, First of all, the sperm need to get out of the vagina and into the uterus. If the sperm can t make that journey in a few hours, most will end up dead shortly thereafter. If fertile-quality cervical mucus is present, and if the sperm make make...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: CRAMPING AFTER PERIOD ENDED, cramping after period, type of birth control
cramping after period, type of birth control, shorter periods: Hi Marlene, If you are on birth control, this can effect your period. Also shorter periods can mean that you didn t ovulate that month, which I believe is most likely to be the case with you. This should correct itself, however if this problem continues,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: c-sections, c sections, rupture uterus
c sections, rupture uterus, cesarean: Dear Joanie Yes it is ok but be aware of the possibilities of complications such as abnormal placentation, possibility of rupture uterus and subsequent hysterectomy. A 4th Cesarean should be performed by an experienced Obstetrician. Good Luc...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: change in periods., streaks of blood, hpts
streaks of blood, hpts, hormonal imbalance: Hi Julia, You may be experiencing a hormonal imbalance, normally this will correct itself, however if it doesn t you may need estrogen shots. Stress or exercise can also cause the bleeding to stop sooner than normal. You don t need to worry just yet, if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: contractions, braxton hicks contractions, pregnancy labor
braxton hicks contractions, pregnancy labor, second trimester: Hi, You are experiencing braxton hicks contractions which are nothing to worry about. Just about every pregnant woman is going to feel braxton hicks contractions start in the second trimester. Typically they don t cause any problems with pregnancy, labor,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Doctor found a vaginal cyst and wants to surgically remove it. Please Help!, vaginal cyst, vaginal ultrasound
vaginal cyst, vaginal ultrasound, ovarian cysts: Hi Misha, Large ovarian cysts have to be removed surgically. As long as you have no serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure then you should be fine. I m guessing you are having laparoscopic surgery, which is an outpatient...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: diastasis, abdominal separation, postpartum exercises
abdominal separation, postpartum exercises: A 3 to 4 finger-width gap is moderate. It s a little unusual for the mid line to be that wide all along it s entire length. Do the test according to the instructions on page: http://befitmom.com/abdominal_separation.html. Make sure that you initiate the movement...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Excercise, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy fitness
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy fitness, maternal fitness: Generally, up until about 20 weeks, you can continue with your normal exercise routine. Because the placenta stops growing at this point, after this you ll need to slowly taper down the intensity of your workouts to insure an ideal oxygen supply to your developing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Extended Bleeding after Miscarriage, frozen embryo transfer, regular periods
frozen embryo transfer, regular periods, miracle baby: Hi Dawn, The reason for your bleeding is because you still have tissue left inside your uterus, you will continue to bleed until this tissue is expelled. I believe you should be given a different drug as Loestrin 24 Fe will not expel the tissue. I recommend...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: estrogen cream, premarin cream, estrogen cream
premarin cream, estrogen cream, pre menopause: Hi Karin, You can use Astroglide, Replens. Plantain ointment helps restore moistness and elasticity. Daily doses of 100600 IU of vitamin E for 46 weeks can help you increase vaginal lubrication. I advise trying these before you use Premarin cream, if...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C-section scar tissue & exercise, 28 years, scar
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: C-section scar tissue & exercise, 28 years, scar, suffering

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Conception date question, ovulation and conception, mid cycle
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Conception date question, ovulation and conception, mid cycle, lmp

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Navel - clitoris connection?, fertility consultant, none of my friends
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Navel - clitoris connection?, fertility consultant, none of my friends, doctor who

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Nerve damage after C section?, georgetown university hospital, ducic
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Nerve damage after C section?, georgetown university hospital, ducic, c section

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SUA at 18 weeks, scary statistics, runny nose
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SUA at 18 weeks, scary statistics, runny nose, obgyn

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: fibroids, healthy balanced diet, heat pad
healthy balanced diet, heat pad, uterine fibroids: Hi Zina, These fibroids are typically harmless and cause few complications. Occasionally, however, uterine fibroids can cause problems during pregnancy. Most pregnant women who have fibroids will not experience any complications with their pregnancy. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I am freaking out because something is wrong with my uterus!!!!!!!!, spotting between periods, baby 8 months
spotting between periods, baby 8 months, ultrasound test: Hi Amie, If all the tests came back normal, then you re most likely suffering from a hormonal imbalance. When estrogen and progesterone levels do not balance. The gonadotrophin releasing hormone, also affects the functioning of the hypothalamus which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HCG, embryo transfer, hcg levels
embryo transfer, hcg levels, steady speed: Hi, Your hCG levels indicate that you won t be 5 weeks pregnant today, if you were 5 weeks pregnant today your hCG levels would be between 2500-6500. I d say you re about 4 weeks 4 days pregnant. Both the number and how much it s doubling are important...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Should I go to the hospital?, electrical fence, electric shocks
electrical fence, electric shocks, horse pen: Hi Miranda, Definitely either go to the hospital or make an appointment with your doctor. Most likely this hasn t caused any problems to your baby, however sometimes electric shocks can cause serious problems to the fetus so you will need monitoring. Good...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Infertlity after D and C, fsh and lh, infertility in women
fsh and lh, infertility in women, infertlity: Hi Luckie, Yes, you can try it. Clomid tricks the body into believing that it has lowered levels of estrogen. As a result, the brain begins to secrete increased levels of GnRH which stimulates the release of FSH and LH. These hormones then trigger the ovaries...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: laying on back, abdominal exercises during pregnancy
abdominal exercises during pregnancy: In rare cases, some pregnant women experience Supine Hypotensive Disorder, now often called positional low blood pressure, a condition that causes quick onset dizziness and or fainting. It it presumed to happen when the weight of the uterus compresses the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Medroxyprogesterone and Pregnancy, lower abdominal cramps, falopian tubes
lower abdominal cramps, falopian tubes, pregnancy test: Hi Vet, You could be having a hormonal imbalance, which is nothing to worry about and will correct itself. Your period may be returning back to irregular, and the cramps, twinges, heartburn and headaches is most likely gas. If this continues go back to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Miscarriage, HCG's, and Ultrasounds, hcg level, second pregnancy
hcg level, second pregnancy, pregnancy test: Hi Margaret, If the embryo stopped developing very early on, your hCG levels would have started lowering, which explains the negative pregnancy tests. It can take several weeks for your body to realize that you aren t pregnant and start to release the tissue....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: menses, ovulatory dysfunction, 20s 30s
ovulatory dysfunction, 20s 30s, occurence: Dear Kristina The normal length of a menstrual cycle varies between 21-35 days. A 6 weeks cycle is definitely longer than usual but cases should be considered on individual basis. Age is an important consideration. Such lengthy cycles can be normal in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: metronidazole, bacterial vaginosis, fetal risk
bacterial vaginosis, fetal risk, luck is on my side: Hi Claire, Metronidazole is unknown to cause any harm to unborn babies. It is a class B drug which means that no studies have been done on pregnant women but no evidence of fetal risk appears to be present. Tylenol is a class B drug also. There is no right...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Navel - clitoris connection?, pleasurable sensation, dr johnson
pleasurable sensation, dr johnson, navel: Hi Danielle, This is normal. There is no string attached from your navel to your clitoris. Basically it s just a nerve, many women experience this but it s nothing to worry about. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to reduce the connection...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Nerve damage after C section?, electric shocks, burning sensation
electric shocks, burning sensation, fibrous tissue: Dear Regina This pain might be related to your Cesarean section. In some abdominal surgeries, it happens that a nerve or a branch of a nerve be entrapped in the fibrous tissue of the healing scar. Your doctor should be able to diagnose such case with you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nutrition/other, infant death syndrome, low birth weight
infant death syndrome, low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome: Hi Beth, We don t advise just stopping, but gradually cutting down and then stopping smoking. Smoking marijuana while pregnant is bad because it interferes with the fetus blood supply and deprives the fetus of oxygen. The fetus may be born with low birth...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain during intercourse, pain during sexual intercourse, pain during intercourse
pain during sexual intercourse, pain during intercourse, definite diagnosis: Hi Sandra, You definitely need to visit your doctor. You may have a yeast infection or trichomoniasis which both are often present without noticeable symptoms. Genital herpes also cause pain during intercourse. Go to your doctor for a definite diagnosis....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, birth control pills, taking the pills
birth control pills, taking the pills, test stress: Hi Ashley, It could be a false positive but these are very rare. Usually if you are pregnant your hormone levels should be high enough to detect when you miss your period, however it can take 2-3 months sometimes for women to get positive results. Go to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Post Partum menstruation, birth control pills, pituitary glands
birth control pills, pituitary glands, irregular periods: Hi Tricia, It is normal to have no period after birth as your body is trying to return to normal. Most likely you are not ovulating so your chance of being pregnant again is low. If you are breastfeeding it can cause irregular periods. When your body is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy 2 months after c section, home pregnancy tests, emergency c section
home pregnancy tests, emergency c section, prenatal appointment: Hi Melissa, You most likely have adhesions. Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form inside your abdomen or pelvis after surgery. As your body heals from surgery, this scar tissue connects organs together, causing them to stick to one another. Adhesions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy with clomid, birth control pils, ovarian cyst
birth control pils, ovarian cyst, ovulation tests: Hi Kuyili, You don t need to take any pills to start your period, just wait for it to come. You can buy ovulation tests which tell you if you are ovulating or not. The cramps you are experiencing may be due to the side effects of taking clomid which is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prenatal care, yolk sac, prenatal care
yolk sac, prenatal care, embryo: Hi Beatriz, This is normal as it s too early to see the embryo, by 5 weeks and 3 days, the yolk sac has only just appeared, you won t see the embryo for at least another week. The spotting you are experiencing most likely will not progress to miscarriage,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pubic/vaginal pain, vaginal pain, obgyn
vaginal pain, obgyn, contractions: Consult with your OBGYN and get a referral to a Physical Therapist who specializes in prenatal issues. It s possible that you are experiencing Pubic Symphasis disfunction, where there is too much move movement at this joint, or another problem that s causing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postnatal weight loss, post natal weight loss and exercise
post natal weight loss and exercise: Thanks for the vote of confidence. Walking 25 minutes a day at 80% of your MHR is a GREAT start! Our bodies begin to burn fat as fuel as about 20 minutes of moderate level aerobics. If you workout to the point of panting, or not being able to speak normally...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pre-natal health, calcium supplements, shaklee vitamins
calcium supplements, shaklee vitamins, pre natal vitamins: Hi, Shaklee vitamins are just as good, if not better than pre-natal vitamins. Calcium supplements and pre-natal multivitamins cannot be taken together as calcium can make it harder for your body to absorb certain ingredients of the multivitamin. Also you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my pregnacy, severe stomach pains, pregnancy hormones
severe stomach pains, pregnancy hormones, pregnancy test: Hi Shelia, Miscarriage is a possibility as it occurs with many women without even knowing they are pregnant. Also the pregnancy test would have been positive from the pregnancy hormones in your body. Ask your doctor to determine if this pregnancy is still...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy dilemma, fetus at 12 weeks, scan sizes
fetus at 12 weeks, scan sizes, perid: Hi Halley, Ultrasounds cannot be out by 17 days as they measure the fetus, at 12 weeks a fetus will measure around 5.4cm, at 14 weeks a fetus will measure 8.7cm, so it would definitely pick that up. Try not to worry as I would be very surprised if your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is pregnancy even possible?, lower back ache, home pregnancy test
lower back ache, home pregnancy test, tender breasts: Hi Tasha, Pregnancy is rare but still possible. I think there is a high possibility that you are pregnant especially as your breasts are leaking. Wait a few more days and take another test, if it s negative go to your doctor for a blood test. If you aren...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant?, birth control pills, effects of stopping birth control
birth control pills, effects of stopping birth control, stopping birth control: Hi Krystal, It is hard to predict if you are pregnant or not because everything you are experiencing can be due to stopping birth control. Take another pregnancy test in a few days, if you are not pregnant then put it down to the after effects of stopping...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, false positive pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test
false positive pregnancy test, negative pregnancy test, pregnancy symptons: Hi, There is a possibility that you are too early to detect pregnancy, however ultrasounds can detect almost all pregnancies. There is no such thing as a false positive pregnancy test so I believe you were pregnant, however the baby may have stopped developing,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question please., implantation pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms
implantation pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms, hello doctor: Hi Rachel, During an ultrasound the sonographer can predict when conception occurred by the size of the fetus. Pregnancy symptoms can occur as early as a 8 days after implantation. Pregnancy symptoms don t necessarily become sooner with multiples but they...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Running a marathon while pregnant, pregnancy marathon
pregnancy marathon: Generally, it is safe for a woman to continue with whatever level of physical exertion she is acclimated to during the first half of pregnancy. You should know that one (and only one) meta-analysis study done in Europe has found a small correlation between...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Scanty menstration., thyroid hormone levels, low thyroid
thyroid hormone levels, low thyroid, oral contraceptives: Hi Charity, It could be genetic, make enquiries about other women in your family. It may be a hormonal imbalance or low thyroid hormone levels. If you recently stopped or changed oral contraceptives, this can affect your period. There is a condition called...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Strange bumps, not an STD, sebaceous cysts, strange bumps
sebaceous cysts, strange bumps, college freshman: Hi Ashley, It is most likely due to skin irritation from tight clothing or the type of soap you might be using. You may also have sebaceous cysts which are benign and usually not a problem unless they become infected or painful. Try wearing loose clothing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Strange Stomach Issues?, gerd diet, rollaids
gerd diet, rollaids, acid reflux: Hi Kayla, I m pretty sure you re suffering from acid reflux. Because reflux is more likely to occur when you are lying down, allow at least three or four hours to pass between your evening meal and bedtime. Avoid fried or fatty foods, because fat stimulates...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: SUA at 18 weeks, expecting a baby boy, pregnancy advances
expecting a baby boy, pregnancy advances, life after birth: Dear Vanessa Contrary to life after birth, the baby gets its nutrition and oxygen from the mother through the umbilical vein not the artery and the waste products and carbon dioxide are returned back to mother through the arter. That is why your docror...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting w/ tissue after intercourse, pregnancy 26 weeks, abdominal ultrasound
pregnancy 26 weeks, abdominal ultrasound, household activities: Dear Jackie This can be a case of placenta previa which means that the placenta is in abnorml site which is mostly in the lower part of your uterus. Normally it is high up in the uterus. When this case is diagnosed at your stage of pregnancy, 26 weeks,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: spotting to weeks after period, spotting after period, regular periods
spotting after period, regular periods, sign of pregnancy: Hi Madeline, This is not a sign of pregnancy. Puberty brings a lot of hormonal changes; It is not uncommon at all for girls who are just starting menstruation to have spotting after period. Many girls don t start having regular periods until they are in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic hemorrhage, subchorionic hemorrhage, word answer
subchorionic hemorrhage, word answer, back pains: Hi Kayla, It is better to not bleed, it increases the chance of the hemorrhage resolving itself, therefore your pregnancy can continue without complication. The cramps you are experiencing are most likely due to your uterus contracting, make sure you re...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unsure., implantation bleeding, tender nipples
implantation bleeding, tender nipples, swollen breasts: Hi Nina, Implantation bleeding is usually very light and only lasts for 1-2 days. If you are unwell, this can change your hormones, therefore making your period come early. I don t think that you re pregnant, however if you re still unsure take a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: urine/exercise/postpartum, pelvic floor muscles, pelvic bone pain
pelvic floor muscles, pelvic bone pain, isolation exercises: You are experiencing urinary stress incontinence, a very common problem, and fortunately one that s easy to fix by strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. These small muscles run from your pubic bone to your tailbone, and provide support for the base...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Vanishing Twin Syndrome, vanishing twin syndrome, weeks pregnancy
vanishing twin syndrome, weeks pregnancy, pinched nerve: Dear Monica Seeking a second opinion seems to be a wise choice in your situation. Constant bleeding and cramping in a 16 weeks pregnancy cannot be normal under any circumstances. I advise bed rest till bleeding stops or becomes minimal before going to the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal bleeding after sex/ pregnancy???, vaginal bleeding after sex, bleeding after sex pregnancy
vaginal bleeding after sex, bleeding after sex pregnancy, bleeding after sex: Hi Amber, Bleeding after sex isn t a pregnancy symptom. You are most likely developing an infection, if you experience itching and burning, then you probably have an infection. If you continue to bleed after sex, visit your doctor to determine the cause...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weird period. chances of pregnancy?, sore breasts, chances of pregnancy
sore breasts, chances of pregnancy, weird period: Hi Natasha, I don t think you re pregnant. I think you are too stressed out over being pregnant which is causing changes to your body. I also think because of the stress you are noticing every change with your body and in your mind it seems to be worse...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: 4th csection, blood transfusion, lack of oxygen
blood transfusion, lack of oxygen, csection: Hi Megan, Uterine rupture is rare. The mother may hemorrhage and require a blood transfusion, the uterus may not be repairable and must be surgically removed (hysterectomy), the baby may not survive the lack of oxygen. Your doctor will decide if you will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breastfeeding and pregnancy, breastfeeding and pregnancy, pregnancy question
breastfeeding and pregnancy, pregnancy question, healthy pregnancy: Hi Jade, If your periods have come back and settled into a regular pattern, it is likely that breastfeeding is no longer affecting your fertility, therefore it will no longer interfere with implantation. Many women can conceive without deliberately changing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: c sections, c sections, c section
c sections, c section, scars: Hi Claudia, This is your decision. I usually recommend no more than three c-sections, however if you do decide to have another child, you will most likely have little or no complications due to your previous c-section healing well. Talk to your doctor about...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: DUB/hcg level, home pregnancy tests, health care profession
home pregnancy tests, health care profession, symptoms of pregnancy: DUB stands for Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding and is most always associated with a spontaneous miscarriage but seldom the sole cause. We do not know what causes most miscarriages, and that is frustrating to us in the health care profession and to our patients...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i dont know if im pregnant, pregnancy test, last period
pregnancy test, last period, sex during ovulation: Hi Yasmeen, If you had sex during ovulation(about 14 days after the start of your last period) then your chances are much higher. The symptoms you re experiencing could also be due to your hormones getting ready to start your period. Wait and see if your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Early Pregnancy?, home pregnancy tests, using a condom
home pregnancy tests, using a condom, early pregnancy: Hi Diane, The test should be positive by now, however depending on your hormone levels, the test may not be able to detect it. Sometimes antibiotics can effect your period, therefore making it lighter. If you feel you may still be pregnant, keep testing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Fetal Heartbeat, fetal heartbeat, second opinion
fetal heartbeat, second opinion, abortion: Dear Melanie You can seek another sonographic examination by an experienced sonographaer if you do not feel comfortable with your doctor s diagnosis. In some occasions, it is possible to wait for 1 week and have a repeat ultrasound to confirm diagnosis....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when will my tummy flatten?, virginal, postpartum
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when will my tummy flatten?, virginal, postpartum, child birth

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound dating, ultrasound machines, conception date
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound dating, ultrasound machines, conception date, pregnacy

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: GBS - this is my first time to ask this question., safety purpose, preventive measure
safety purpose, preventive measure, peace of mind: Hi Jennifer, You should be given the antibiotics during labor as this will help to prevent any infection if it was to suddenly reappear. If you insist to have the antibiotics it will not cause harm to you or your baby as it will be a preventive measure....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Gestational Diabetes, low blood sugar, insulin resistance
low blood sugar, insulin resistance, planned pregnancy: Hi, A) Sometimes if you re having a very large baby, this can cause the ultrasound to measure you at 2 weeks ahead of what you really are, this is nothing to worry about and will not cause any problems. B) Recurrent urinary tract infections are very...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im confused!!, pull out method, sore breast
pull out method, sore breast, hormonal imbalance: Hi Arleena, There is a chance you may be pregnant as the pull out method is a very bad form of contraception and can cause pregnancy. Your period may just have came early, this is pretty common. You may also be experiencing a hormonal imbalance which can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: jumping rope & pelvic floor muscles, pelvic floor muscles, urinary stress incontinence
pelvic floor muscles, urinary stress incontinence, pregnancy hormones: By eighteen months pp, your connective tissues are no long influenced by pregnancy hormones, and so you do not have to worry about laxity and/or instability. As to your pelvic floor muscles, if your deep core muscles activate properly during exercise, then...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: menstrual, accurate blood test, irregular periods
accurate blood test, irregular periods, pregnancy test: Hi Jennifer, There is a chance that you re pregnant, however by missing pills, it changes your hormones which can cause irregular periods. Take another pregnancy test in a few days, if you re not pregnant then it is most likely just your hormones. If you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: missed pills-pregnant, pregnancy hormones, period cycle
pregnancy hormones, period cycle, pregnancy test: Hi Marisol, Theres a high chance you may be pregnant, especially as you were spotting which could indicate implantation bleeding. You can test anytime now, if you re pregnant you should have enough pregnancy hormones for it to be detected on a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: mother, groin area, reproductive organs
groin area, reproductive organs, excretory system: Hi Mercy, It s most likely an enlarged lymph node. The lymph nodes in your groin area take care of infections in your legs, hips, bottom, and reproductive organs, as well as your excretory system including your bladder. So if this is an inflamed lymph node,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: negative pregnacy test, home pregnancy test, detecting pregnancy
home pregnancy test, detecting pregnancy, transvaginal ultrasound: Dear Tina A home pregnancy test may take uo to 2 weeks after your missed period in order to be positive in case of pregnancy. A Transvaginal ultrasound is more sensitive or a determination of beta subunit of hCG may be more appropriate in your case. Both...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Subsequent Pregnancy, normal vaginal delivery, pelvic organ prolapse
normal vaginal delivery, pelvic organ prolapse, uterine prolapse: Dear Kelly Definitely, a second pregnancy and delivery will make your prolapse worse. No doubt. However it has no relation to preterm delivery. It may affect your ability to control urine and few drops may escape involuntarily on coughing, sneezing and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pimple, bartholin glands, bluish colour
bartholin glands, bluish colour, bartholin gland: Hi, I think you have a Bartholin gland cyst. The Bartholin glands are responsible for producing a small amount of fluid to lubricate the vagina. The glands can become blocked, causing a cyst to develop. The cyst can become tender and, as in your case become...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PMS symptoms, but no period?, pregnancy at 5 months, ovulation tests
pregnancy at 5 months, ovulation tests, late periods: Hi Emma, Periods 14 days after ovulation is just an approximate time, most people have theirs at different times unless they have a perfect 28 day cycle. Because you don t have a 28 day cycle then you won t receive your period 14 days after ovulation. Tests...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pre-cum and pregancy, first response pregnancy test, first response pregnancy
first response pregnancy test, first response pregnancy, pre cum: Hi Rae, It s unlikely you conceived as you don t ovulate 3 days before your period. I don t think you need to worry as I would be very surprised if you were pregnant. Sometimes your hormones can delay your period if you have a slight imbalance. Hope I put...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregancy Paranoia, urine test, paranoia
urine test, paranoia, pregancy symptoms: Hi Susan, Giving you haven t had sex since September and the ultrasound in October didn t detect pregnancy, then you aren t pregnant. You most likely are just being paranoid. Also heartburn can be caused by a number of things, not necessarily always pregnancy....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, bleeding during pregnancy, 8th april
bleeding during pregnancy, 8th april, june 19th: Hi Jessica, I think you conceived between April 8th - April 12th. The bleeding you experienced is most likely due to implantation bleeding, also if you had sex, this can cause bleeding during pregnancy. Don t worry too much about it as anything serious...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after Cone Biopsy, pregnancy after cone biopsy, cold knife cone biopsy
pregnancy after cone biopsy, cold knife cone biopsy, full term pregnancy: Dear Deborah The consequences of cone biopsy on pregnancy do not decrease by time meaning that the uterus do not get stronger with time. However, the effects depend on the extent of cone and the gynecologist who perform the surgery is the best one to determine...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prenatal and vitamin b12, neural tube defect, neural tube defects
neural tube defect, neural tube defects, partial paralysis: Hi Beth, Low levels of vitamin b12 puts you at 5 times the risk of having a child with a neural tube defect. Neural tube defects are a class of birth defects affecting the brain and spinal cord. One type, spina bifida, can cause partial paralysis. Another...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Preterm labor with twins, strict bed rest, premature rupture of membranes
strict bed rest, premature rupture of membranes, rupture of membranes: I would not personally choose to terminate the pregnancy because I have seen positive outcomes in similar cases. Often times when this happens you are able to be hospitalized and given medications to slow labor and be on strict bed rest. A fetus is viable...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: how to plan pregnancy for coumadin patients, miss carriages, medical supervision
miss carriages, medical supervision, pregnany: Dear DeAnna You can get pregnant with your clotting defect and have a safe pregnancy provided that you are under strict medical supervision. Some factors such as obesity, age and some medical disorders may increase the possibility of clotting problems....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: question, kegal exercises, sex with my husband
kegal exercises, sex with my husband, vaginal birth: Hi, Your vagina will go back to normal in time, keep doing your kegal exercises and you will see the difference. Usually you will be back to normal within the first 12 weeks. Most of the time kegal exercises can also help to eliminate incontinence, however...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: when will my tummy flatten?, abdominal muscles, diastasis
abdominal muscles, diastasis, finger width: Every new mom faces this issue. Your pelvis has tipped in response to the weight of your tummy when you were pregnant, to keep you from falling over. So your body has learned this as a neuro-muscular pattern or habit. Keep focusing on your posture and it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unexplained menstrual cramping/Confused and in need of Answers, fetal heart beat, heart beat monitor
fetal heart beat, heart beat monitor, experience cramps: Hi Lisa, First of all you need an ultrasound to find out what is going on. I think you may have a uterine polyp, you have all the symptoms and an ultrasound will detect this. Polyps can be surgically removed. If cancerous cells are discovered(which is very...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Unprotected sex, pap smear, reproductive organs
pap smear, reproductive organs, having unprotected sex: Just because you have not conceived does not mean anything is wrong with your body. There are several different things to take into consideration. You may be missing your ovulation time when the intercourse is taking place. If he does not ejaculate in you,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound dating, intrauterine gestational sac, hcg levels
intrauterine gestational sac, hcg levels, cant remeber: Hi Emily, An ultrasound doesn t predict your LMP, however going off your dates, your doctor can predict roughly when your LMP was. Yes, they do because a pregnancy is always measured from the LMP, even if you don t know when it was. For example, from conception,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound dating, size of fetus, conception date
size of fetus, conception date, thanks in advance: Hi Ashley, An ultrasound always measures the size of the baby which then determines how far along you are. The LMP does play a small part in this but only to have a rough guide as to how far you may be, ultimately it s the measurements which decides how...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: unsure, pregnancy symptom, onth
pregnancy symptom, onth, last period: Hi Dawn, When you are most fertile your cervix is high, soft and open, it then changes to low, hard and closed (with or without pregnancy) so this is not a pregnancy symptom. There is a chance you may be pregnant, the only way to know for sure is by taking...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: upper middle stomach pain, hard candies, kim hi
hard candies, kim hi, fruit drinks: Hi Kim, The foods most likely to cause gas are beans, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and asparagus. You may also have trouble with onions, pears, sodas and fruit drinks. Sometimes pasta and potatoes can cause gas for some people. If you re lactose intolerant...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Just wondering, brown blood, websits
brown blood, websits, dna test: Hi Evita, Early ultrasounds are very accurate as they measure the embryo which predicts how far along you are, they re rarely wrong, maybe a day or two but not weeks. From your 6/29/09 period I think you conceived around 7/28/09, the strange bleeding you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I never asked this q, missing your period, csection
missing your period, csection, abdomin: Hi, I didn t mean you asked this question before, but I have answered this question before from another person. The scar shouldn t still be hurting, but pains from time to time will be from where you are healing because sometimes it takes a long time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding Following Intercourse - 19 weeks pregnant, inner thighs, heavy flow
inner thighs, heavy flow, dr johnson: Hi Kerri, If it was just spotting then I d say it was probably nothing as many women spot after sex during the second and third trimesters. However because you say it was more than spotting then I advise you to definitely tell your doctor as it can be a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding and pregnancy, bleeding and pregnancy, vaginal ultrasound
bleeding and pregnancy, vaginal ultrasound, beta hcg level: Dear Jasmine Although the symptoms you described are non specific. I would be concerned about 2 possibilities, miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy. Therefore my advice would be to have a transvaginal ultrasound as soon as you can. I am not sure why...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding in the 6th week but baby still has heart beat, high risk pregnancy, brown discharge
high risk pregnancy, brown discharge, bedrest: Dear Brandi If the baby was alive on the last examination, this would be a case of threatened miscarriage. the most important line of treatment is bed rest. No one can predict the outcome as many cases continue their pregnancy safely while others do not....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Crunches/Situps during early pregnancy, helene byrne, exercise for the abdomen
helene byrne, exercise for the abdomen, 10th week of pregnancy: 1. yes 2. no 3. after core strength and stability has been re-established. Really, I can t supply you with info for your novel. That s not what this forum should be used for. Please read a book on prenatal exercise to get all the details that you need....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: cramping and bleeding, vaginal yeast infection, fibroid tumors
vaginal yeast infection, fibroid tumors, cervical polyps: Hi Ronny, There are many causes for pain and bleeding after sex: Cervical dysplasia is precancerous changes of the epithelial cells that line the cervix. STDS. Inflammation or swelling and infection of the vagina or cervix. Cervical polyps are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: dialating, correct hand position, body slide
correct hand position, body slide, dialated: Hi Mike, Firstly make sure your hands are clean, then slide two fingers inside her vagina. The correct hand position is with your hand curled around like a hook toward your body. Slide in towards her bottom until you cannot go any further. It should feel...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Effect of alcohol consumption in first trimester of pregnancy, fetal alcohol effects, home pregnancy test
fetal alcohol effects, home pregnancy test, yolk sack: Hi, Alcohol is easily passed along to the baby, who is less equipped to eliminate alcohol than the mother. That means an unborn baby tends to develop a high concentration of alcohol, which stays in the baby s system for longer periods than it would in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Exercise and weight gain, getting pregant, fast food restaurants
getting pregant, fast food restaurants, walking lunges: Let s address the weight issue first. At 17 weeks, you only need an additional 300 calories per day over your basal metabolism, and if you eat that amount, you will not have excessive fat to loose after your baby is born. Since you are gaining weight in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: eating disorder and pregnancy, anorexia and bulimia, types of birth defects
anorexia and bulimia, types of birth defects, unhealthy eating habits: Maternal health and fetal health are one in the same. Though you are currently at an OK weight, you still regularly engage in unhealthy eating habits. This means that you are still grappling with the psychological challenges that are the root causes of your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is 3 finger gap ok? How to manual splint?, doing sit ups, oblique exercises
doing sit ups, oblique exercises, amp off: A three finger-width separation is small. So that s a positive. The goal of diastasis rehab is to close the gap to 2.5 finger-widths or less. So you are almost there. To splint your mid line, cross you hands on your abdomen, about 8 apart, and as you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: First Pregnancy with Complications - Pregnant 2 months later? (C-section), emergency c section, breat feeding
emergency c section, breat feeding, severe preeclampsia: Dear Whitney Breat feeding by itself stimulates the release of oxytocin hormone wich causes uterine contractions and abdominal crampings especially in new breast feeders. This is one point. On the other hand, there is a definite risk of uterine rupture...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregancy, selfish person, old mother
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregancy, selfish person, old mother, babies

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after 1/2 medical abortion - Frank thinks something else., custody decision, full custody
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after 1/2 medical abortion - Frank thinks something else., custody decision, full custody, legal options

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Gestational Sac No embryo, gestational sac, hcg levels
gestational sac, hcg levels, birthcontrol: Dear Dorothy The range for normal hCG is wide and therefore it cannot be relied upon to diagnose the status of your pregnancy. It is possible at the small age of your pregnancy not to see an embryo within the sac especially if the ultrasound is performed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: loosing weight after pregnancy, post natal weight loss and exercise
post natal weight loss and exercise: You will loose about 15 pounds or more during delivery, then most likely a few more pounds in the initial week after childbirth. Recognize that as a new mom, you ve built and are running a milk factory, so you are bigger than before pregnancy. And that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: losing weight??, thyroid disfunction, vitamins minerals
thyroid disfunction, vitamins minerals, trying to gain weight: Hi Sophia, If all the tests came back clear then this is most likely nothing to worry about. If you have suffered with sickness during pregnancy then it can cause you to lose weight. Have you been tested for gestational diabetes, this can cause you to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Medications during labor, respiration rate, pain perception
respiration rate, pain perception, nubain: Hi, Nubain is effective and safe for most people, though it s not the strongest drug that you can use for pain. Nubain simply lessens pain perception, making the pain more tolerable. Nubain causes sleepiness, so you may not be able to concentrate well enough...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Nails during pregnancy, acrylic nails, harmful materials
acrylic nails, harmful materials, reading articles: Hi Arzina, The exposure to any potentially harmful materials would be so small that it wouldn t pose any danger. The only potential danger in acrylic nails would be the exposure to solvents. You wouldn t be exposed to enough solvents from getting acrylic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Odor after unprotected sex?, spermicidal foams, bacterial vaginosis
spermicidal foams, bacterial vaginosis, pungent foods: Hi Tina, In the absence of any vaginal infections, much of the odor can come from the semen. I recommend a vinegar wash for the sponge and perhaps you could extrapolate that to using a vinegar douche just prior or immediately after intercourse. Another...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovarian cyst, nausea and fatigue, feeling nauseous
nausea and fatigue, feeling nauseous, control nausea: Hi Danielle, The bleeding is normal and is most likely caused by the birth control. Nausea can be related to the cyst. Sometimes endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and appendicitis can be mistaken for a cyst, however because you had an ultrasound...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ovarian problem, development of the embryo, breast ca
development of the embryo, breast ca, hormone insulin: Hi Stacy, While it is possible to become pregnant, you re at a higher risk for miscarriage. Fertility problems may be related to the elevated hormone, insulin, or glucose levels, all of which can interfere with implantation as well as development of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pre labour signs??, thick mucus, sign of pregnancy
thick mucus, sign of pregnancy, bloody discharge: Hi Tegan, You do have the signs, however this doesn t always mean that labor is about to start, it may take days or weeks before it begins. It s a good reminder to have everything ready for labor and birth. Continue your normal routines, get lots of rest,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregancy, uterine cavity, hysterosalpingography
uterine cavity, hysterosalpingography, semen analysis: Dear Unice In order to get pregnant you need more than ovulation. You need healthy tubes to transfer the ovum to your uterine cavity which should be healthy as well. Tests to ensure integrity and healty of these parts may be a little expensive and may take...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy after 1/2 medical abortion - Frank thinks something else., medical abortion, rough childhood
medical abortion, rough childhood, misoprostol: Hi Amber, This isn t legally wrong. If I were you I would tell him, one of the main reasons is that if he were to find out in the future, it might cause bigger problems for you and your child. If you tell him now, he will have time to get used to the idea...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy on the Depo, depo shot, signs of pregnancy
depo shot, signs of pregnancy, transvaginal ultrasound: Dear Bre Although pregnancy seems to be a remote possibility, it is still possible. Failure of the shot may occur for a variety of reasons. The first thing to do now should be a pregnancy test or preferably a transvaginal ultrasound to exclude pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be Pregnant?, signs of pregnancy, early signs of pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, early signs of pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms: Hi Miranda, Pregnancy symptoms aren t genetic because every woman is different. If you are pregnant, your symptoms would be different to those from Mononucleosis. Your period came after you had sex without your nuvaring, therefore your chances of being...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: possible pregnancy, accurate blood test, pregnancy hormones
accurate blood test, pregnancy hormones, multiple pregnancy: Hi Christina, I think you may be pregnant. The bleeding you experienced could have been implantation bleeding. If the pregnancy hormones aren t yet strong enough, you won t get a positive test. I advise you to keep testing and if it continues to be negative...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post-natal hip slimmers, post natal weight loss and exercise
post natal weight loss and exercise: In fitness, our mantra is don t wear a girdle, build a girdle. Rebuild strength and stability in your core first. Then add on classic strength training and/or Pilates for the legs and glutes. Strong muscles are denser and take up a lot less space than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after d&c, third pregnancy, heartbeat
third pregnancy, heartbeat, hormones: Hi Katrina, It s ok that you re trying to conceive, however I m worried you may not be ovulating. By now, your hormones should have returned to normal but they haven t. I advise you visit your doctor to check everything is working the way it should and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy test
pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy test, hormonal imbalance: Hi Stephanie, There is a chance, however I think you re experiencing a hormonal imbalance. This is nothing to worry about and usually corrects itself within a month or two. I would be surprised if you were pregnant, but take a pregnancy test anyway incase...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Am I pregnant, 3rd of november, pregnancy test
3rd of november, pregnancy test, late period: Hi Kiara, My reasons are that you had sex a day after your period, during this time it s very unlikely that you will ovulate. Plus you took Plan B, which should have stopped any fertilization. Websites say this because it can be true, however given your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: prevera, fsh and lh levels, fsh and lh
fsh and lh levels, fsh and lh, hormone pills: Hi Chana, The side effects of hormone pills are nausea, headaches, mood changes, acne, weight loss or gain, spotting. Most of these side effects will go away after 3-4 months. It s not dangerous to not have a period each month. Acupuncture may help as it...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Shoulder Dystorsia, conservative stance, natural birth
conservative stance, natural birth, correct position: No two pregnancies are the same, and no two deliveries are are the same either. Your doctors are taking the most conservative stance possible, one that protects themselves as much as you and your baby. Lots of women deliver babies well over 7 pounds without...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: severe itching, pruritic urticarial papules, pregnancy pupp
pruritic urticarial papules, pregnancy pupp, oral steroids: Hi Nellya, You have Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPP), but this won t harm you or your baby. Your doctor will be able to give you cream to relieve the itching, if that doesn t help oral steroids may be appropriate. Usually it will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sexual health, hi adam, smear test
hi adam, smear test, sexual activities: Hi Adam, Your doctor will first ask you questions like how many sexual partners you have had, sexual activities you have engaged in, if you have sex with men, women or both, if you have injected drugs, etc. Then an external examination will be performed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vaginal itching, vaginal itching and irritation, accurate diagnosis
vaginal itching and irritation, accurate diagnosis, antifungal creams: Dear Abdul Persistent infection in the first place can be due to uncontroled diabetes and therefore a determination of blood sugar for your wife is messential. Antifungals typically would be effective for a short period of time. Furthermore, may be your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Weight in pregnancy, aqua aerobics, registered dietician
aqua aerobics, registered dietician, exercise during pregnancy: You right to be concerned about your health status during this pregnancy as being overweight, high risk for gestational diabetes, and other maternal health challenges can have long term negative effects on your developing baby. While it is outside of my...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: 12 weeks and no fetus viewed in sac, third pregnancy, bowel movement
third pregnancy, bowel movement, polyp: Dear Catherine It seems that u had an abortion. U already had 3 attacks of bleeding and any 1 of them could have ended in abortion without notice. This happens especially with chromosomally abnormal babies. If a repeat scan after 1 week should empty...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Anal Fistula, anorectal fistula, surgical alternatives
anorectal fistula, surgical alternatives, sergen: Dear Megan, I do apologize for the delay in answering your question. My son was T-boned in a wreck last week. I forgot all about coming back online for these questions... I m sorry for that. Although infants/pediatrics are not necessarily my area of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: abdominal separation, umbilical hernia after pregnancy
umbilical hernia after pregnancy: Sometimes a hernia can become a serious problem if a piece of tissue gets stuck in the whole. When this happens, blood supply to the tissue can be cut off and emergency surgery is necessary. This is why Drs like to fix hernia problems before they become acute....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy, bacterial vaginosis, pregnancy outcome
bacterial vaginosis, pregnancy outcome, pregnancy complications: Dear Holly It shouldn t be any risk if the infection is cleared completely at 10-12 weeks. Im not aware of the vaginal gel you mentioned; it is not available in my country. The pregnancy outcome should be normal if no other pregnancy complications arises...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Breach baby, breach baby, pelvic tilt
breach baby, pelvic tilt, health care provider: Dear Ashley, Please check with your health care provider prior to starting these. Breech Tilt - Between 32-35 weeks, lie on your back and use pillows to raise your hips about a foot. Roll from side to side for 10-15 minutes at least 3 times per day....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: CLosed diastasis to 2 fingers. Ok to resume pilates and yoga?, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: It has been generally believed that once a woman s connective tissues have regained its former elasticity (by about 6 - 9 months pp) that the mid line will not close any further. However, I have heard from women who have used my system to close their abs after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Conception, withdrawal method, work knowledge
withdrawal method, work knowledge, last period: Dear Maria, Hello again! I m sorry that you are having this stress during your pregnancy. I wish I could ease your mind, but unfortunately, I am coming up with essentially the same calculations. Again - if I had to lay my money somewhere - it would likely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Cramping in 35th week, baby dear, tylenol
baby dear, tylenol, cramps: Dear Kimberly, If your personal OB is prepared to deliver you at this point and is not concerned if you are experiencing pre-term labor, then I would relax. IF it is a virus or an infection, you really need not be concerned unless you would spike a fever...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: classical caesarian, vertical incision, recommended interval
vertical incision, recommended interval, scar formation: Dear Sarah, In the case of twins, your doctor would likely consider giving corticosteroids to develop the fetal lungs early and deliver you prior to 36-37 weeks. This would eliminate the huge amount of uterine stretching in those final weeks. Hope that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: core conditioning, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, C-section: Lots of women end up still pregnant looking with an overly round protruding abdomen. It is a result of a strength/functional imbalance between the deepest abdominal muscle, the Transverse Abdominis (TvA) and the external layers, the Rectus Abdominis and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Diastasis Recti, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: For the lower abs, you should be doing my Belly Scooping technique and all of the exercises that require you to maintain the belly scooped position as you move your limbs. It s possible that you belly is bulging outward on certain movements without your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Divarication of recti, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, post natal weight loss: After you have fully recovered from your hernia surgery, you can start with gentle postpartum abdominal exercises to strengthen and shorten your abdominal wall, and an aerobic program for weight loss. For your tummy, you need to start by strengthening your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: d &c, sexual encounter, pregnancy test
sexual encounter, pregnancy test, morning urine: Dear Ana, Anytime you have had unprotected sex during the last cycle or two, you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. Because you may have ovulated before ever having a regular period since having the D&C, you could have conceived before actually...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: early preganancy ultrasound, ruptured ectopic pregnancy, yolk sac
ruptured ectopic pregnancy, yolk sac, gestational sac: Dear Jackie, The norms for ultrasound are as follows: The gestational sac can typically be visualized as early as 4.5 weeks of gestation and the yolk sac at about 5 weeks. The embryo can usually be observed and measured by about 5.5 weeks. A visible heartbeat...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: empty sac miscarriages, blighted ovum
blighted ovum: Dear Michelle, An empty gestational sac is also often called a blighted ovum. On the whole, blighted ova pregnancies are considered those in which the fertilized egg implants and the placenta (or placental parts)develop but the fetus does not. Often when...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: exercise during pregnancy, prenatal exercise, pregnancy weight training
prenatal exercise, pregnancy weight training, pregnancy aerobics: Generally, fit healthy women who have normal (low risk) pregnancies can continue with their regular workouts until about 20 weeks or so. At 20 weeks gestation the placenta stops growing, and therefore its ability to transport oxygen is at maximum capacity....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Fibroid And Pregnancy, infertility problems, uterine cavity
infertility problems, uterine cavity, pregnancy complications: Dear Anna Subserous fibroids do not interfere with pregnancy. Only submucous and interstitial fibroids may do so as they encroach on the uterine cavity. Furthermore, small submucous and interstitials do not really affect pregnancy. They may precipitate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How many weeks pregnant i m?, home test, march 1
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How many weeks pregnant i m?, home test, march 1

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: who could be the father or what day did i get pregnant, estimated due date, mistake of my life
estimated due date, mistake of my life, sexual encounter: Dear Joycelyn, From the information you have shared, if you have a history of 28 day menstrual cycles I calculate that your estimated conception date would have been 1/8/09. Your estimated due date would be 10/1/09, making you 8 weeks, 6 days along today....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: fundal mesurement, c section delivery, weight gain in pregnancy
c section delivery, weight gain in pregnancy, pregnancy weight gain: Dear Michelle, Well, there is a difference in what you are asking... simply a small woman (with a small pelvic opening) having a big baby, presents obvious issues with difficult and/or complicated vaginal deliveries. Because LGA babies are so large, delivery...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: gestational DM, signs of gestational diabetes, diet control
signs of gestational diabetes, diet control, gestational diabetes: Dear Christy, If you only recently started having blood sugars creep up over 100, then I would suspect that the Metformin kept everything under control until this last little bit of time. Since you are seeing such positive effects with diet control, I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Heart rate when pregnant, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: While a HR of 180 - 200 BPM is very high, since you can carry on a normal conversation, this most likely means that you have not crossed your anaerobic threshold, and your baby is still receiving ample oxygen. Many very fit individuals have much higher then...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hormone level normality, yolk sac, internal ultrasound
yolk sac, internal ultrasound, blighted ovum: Dear Mariya, I do apologize for the delay in answering your question. My son was T-boned in a wreck last week. I forgot all about coming back online for these questions... I m sorry for that. OK - I ll try to take your questions one at a time... ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Implanon/pregnancy, home pregnancy test, emergency c section
home pregnancy test, emergency c section, effective birth control: Dear Nikki, Implanon (a flexible plastic rod about the size of a matchstick that is put under the skin on the inner side of your upper arm) contains a hormone called etonogestrel. Once implanted, Implanon is effective birth control for up to three years....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How to loose weight, weight loss after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
weight loss after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, breast feeding: Basal metabolism is the amount of energy that your body uses to perform basic life functions, what you would need if you never got out of bed. Height and weight are key factors in basal metabolism. Daily metabolism is usually about 25% over basal metabolism....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Mirena and abdominal pain, iud mirena, heavy periods
iud mirena, heavy periods, foul odor: Dear Hallie, I do apologize for the delay in answering your question. My son was T-boned in a wreck last week. I forgot all about coming back online for these questions... I m sorry for that. It would not be unusual to have post-operative abdominal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: MiscarriagesObleeding, uterine cavity, transvaginal ultrasound
uterine cavity, transvaginal ultrasound, hormone level: Dear Ebony You may have some remnants of the recent pregnancy still inside your uterine cavity after the miscarriage and they should be removed. A transvaginal ultrasound is essential to confirm the diagnosis. If confirmed, a curettage will be needed....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: multiple c-sections, multiple c sections, shape thanks
multiple c sections, shape thanks, scar tissue: Dear Dana, I hope you understand why it would be just very wrong of me to offer an opinion on this. You have given me basic information, yes, but in order to give you an educated, thorough, informed opinion, I would have to study your case specifically...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is my obgyn correct?, gestational sac, releaved
gestational sac, releaved, bed rest: Dear Nicole, I do apologize for the delay in answering your question. My son was T-boned in a wreck last week. I forgot all about coming back online for these questions... I m sorry for that. You can relax... I am complete agreement with your doctor!!...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Paternity, yolk sac, pregnancy calculation
yolk sac, pregnancy calculation, gestational sac: Dear Trish, I do apologize for the delay in answering your question. My son was T-boned in a wreck last week. I forgot all about coming back online for these questions... I m sorry for that. Early ultrasounds are quite accurate in dating pregnancies....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Post Partum Weight, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, post natal weight loss: You have two separate issues here. Weight loss and postpartum reconditioning of your abdominal wall. For your abs, use my award winning DVD Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning. Even though you are not postpartum from a medical point of view,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Prenatal vitamins, prenatal vitamins
prenatal vitamins: Use of prenatal vitamins does not have any effect on getting or preventing pregnancy. Most likely your Dr is concerned about your folic acid level should you become pregnant. Low folic acid is highly associated with several serious birth defects. These...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post partum pain, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, post natal exercise: Your level of postpartum abdominal pain is a little unusual and may be muscular, or it could be digestive. Make an appointment with your OBGYN to get evaluated to make sure that you do not have an underlying medical condition that is causing your pain....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my pregnancy going wrong, transvaginal ultrasound, ectopic pregnancy
transvaginal ultrasound, ectopic pregnancy, confliction: Dear Nodia My advise is to seek another live opinion or at least a second appt with your ob. It s been more than a month since this whole story, 27/12...ur pregnancy should be close now to 10 weeks. some confliction may occur when non specialized doctors...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: can i be pregnant on a full normal 7day period, conception date, mid sept
conception date, mid sept, gestational age: Dear Fallon, If you have had two different ultrasounds that have confirmed gestational age dating of the pregnancy to give a due date of 6/6/09, then that calculates back to an estimated conception date of 9/13/08. The assumption would be (with 28 day cycles)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i have a problem with my c-section, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: It sounds like you are dealing with two different problems. Lots of women end up 4 months pregnant looking especially if there s also abdominal separation involved. This has do with weakness and/or poor functioning of your deepest abdominal layer, your Transverse...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Question of Paternity. 3 weeks between encounters, gestational sac, ovulation tests
gestational sac, ovulation tests, morning urine: Dear Sarah, The most conclusive piece of information that you shared with me is the ultrasound result on 2/8. Early ultrasounds are quite accurate in dating pregnancies. As time has passed and we have been able to visualize more and more pregnancies through...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Running at 26 weeks, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: Since you are well acclimated to running both before and during your pregnancy you are not putting your developing baby at risk. In fact the opposite. In animal studies, offspring born to mothers who regularly engaged in aerobic exercise were leaner and stronger,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Do I really need bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy?, irregular contractions, programming job
irregular contractions, programming job, c sections: Dear Rachel I understand your situation very well. In fact, the number 1 advise would be bed rest till 1 week after soppage of contractions and the return of your cervix to its normal state. I would advise to have rest as much as you can..may be a week...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: risk of pegancy with considration of BLOOD test, blood test result, hematology test
blood test result, hematology test, technical glitch: Sorry to take so long to answer your question. There was a technical glitch with your page which did not allow my response to go through. But in any case, I only answer questions regarding prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. Your question is outside...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Swimming during pregnancy, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: Generally swimming, as well as water aerobic classes, are terrific forms of prenatal fitness. But I do think that you are wise to question the amount of chlorination that your club uses. Speak to the owner/manager about your concerns and getting the chlorine...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchoronic bleed, subchorionic hematoma
subchorionic hematoma: Dear Elhm, The size of the hematoma is largely based on where you are in the pregnancy/the size of the gestational sac. A subchorionic hematoma can be considered large if it is greater than 50% the size of the gestation sac, medium if it is 20-50% and small...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubal pregnancy, serum beta hcg, pregnancy after tubal ligation
serum beta hcg, pregnancy after tubal ligation, hormone fluctuations: Dear Christena, I do apologize for the delay in answering your question. My son was T-boned in a wreck last week. I forgot all about coming back online for these questions... I m sorry for that. Occasionally a woman can still get pregnant, despite...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uterine Position, external orifice, pubic symphysis
external orifice, pubic symphysis, distended bladder: Dear G, In the virgin state the uterus is flattened antero-posteriorly and is pyriform in shape, with the apex directed downward and backward. It lies between the bladder in front and the pelvic or sigmoid colon and rectum behind, and is completely within...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vein pooling, subchorionic hematoma, placenta previa
subchorionic hematoma, placenta previa, cervical canal: Dear Sherree, Vein pooling is typically a term referring to the legs - varicose veins - which occurs commonly during pregnancy. However, with how you describe this diagnosis, I m wondering is you are referring to a subchorionic hematoma. A subchorionic...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: How many weeks pregnant i m?, yolk sac, gestational sac
yolk sac, gestational sac, week pregnancy: Dear Sehr, According to the information you have shared, if you have regular 28 day cycles, I would calculate that your estimated date of conception was 1/18/09, making you approximately 7 5/7 weeks along today. However, your hCG would be low for a 7 week...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: MY weight loss plan, personal weight loss, oat meal
personal weight loss, oat meal, carbohydrate source: Working out on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning, is not a good idea. Eat a healthy breakfast, taking care not to over-eat, then workout. Two cardio sessions per day is very ambitious, but certainly the more you exercise, the more calories you will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Should I workout?, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: You can start an easy to moderate exercise program that will provide significant health benefits to both you and your developing baby. Since you haven t been working out regularly, start with fitness walking, or if you have access to a gym, you can also...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Should I be worried?, period light, conception date
period light, conception date, current boyfriend: Dear Chris, All the dates you have given me calculate to an estimated conception date of 6/19/08. I think the reason you may be in a panic is this: all pregnancy dating INCLUDING dating via ultrasound is based on last menstrual period NOT conception. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Xray prior to conception, upper gi series, lead apron
upper gi series, lead apron, effects of radiation: Dear Tracy, I do apologize for the delay in answering your question. My son was T-boned in a wreck last week. I forgot all about coming back online for these questions... I m sorry for that. You are perfectly fine to try to conceive following the upper...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: 37 weeks and exhausted, mucus plug, gastrointestinal infection
mucus plug, gastrointestinal infection, stomach virus: Dear Tish Thank you for your question. First of all, I have to say that 2 cm dilatation is a quite normal finding at 37 weeks if you have previous deliveries. However, a 75% effacement is very significant and indicates that you are close to delivery....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Abdominal Separation, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: Since you are one year post-pregnancy, your connective tissues have regained mots, if not all, of their former density and elasticity, and you do not need to worry about your mid line being a functional weak point along your abdomen. Many women end up ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: AMNIOTIC SAC, pregnancy advances, amniotic sac
pregnancy advances, amniotic sac, twin pregnancies: Dear Cathy It is hard to make a proper conclusion that early at 9 weeks. However, it is important to know that discrepencies in size, within certain limits, can be a normal findings with twin pregnancies up to the time of labor. As long as the baby s heart...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Aps and preterm birth?, systemic lupus erythematosus, abnormal antibodies
systemic lupus erythematosus, abnormal antibodies, preterm deliveries: Dear Cortney, The abnormal antibodies produced in autoimmune disorders can cross the placenta and cause problems in the fetus. But pregnancy affects different autoimmune disorders in different ways. The placental condition your lawyer was noting that started...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: abdominal separation and belly button, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: The umbilical stalk gets stretched in pregnancy too, and most of us end up with a different shaped belly button after pregnancy. In rare cases, a hernia can occur when some tissue protrudes from the umbilical opening. If you think this might be happening,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Very active - still need extra exercise?, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: Fatigue is a common first trimester complaint. Many women feel more energetic in the second trimester. It s always good to listen to your body and respond appropriately. So if resting is what your body needs, then some down time on the couch with a book is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: belly lacing, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, post natal exercise: Great question. For clarity and consistency, I cue right side in the book. The left side was used in the DVD because the camera angles worked better from that side. All of the muscles in the abdominal wall have right and left sides. You can t contract...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: On birth control but having irregular cycles!, functional ovarian cysts, rapid weight gain
functional ovarian cysts, rapid weight gain, adrenal disorders: Dear Rose, Causes of dysfunctional uterine bleeding can be: - Pregnancy-related - Trauma to the cervix, vulva, or vagina may cause abnormal bleeding - Related to other Disorders such as thrombocytopenia, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Cushing disease,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: After birth problems, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, pelvic floor: It sounds like you might be dealing with either dietary/digestive problems and/or might have a problem like bladder prolapse. Make an appointment with your OBGYN to see if you have any of these types of problems. For your muscles, start doing basic postpartum...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bladder infection?, bladder infection, going to the bathroom
bladder infection, going to the bathroom, urinary tract infection: Dear Sarah Yes you can be having a bladder infection and urinary tract infection is an important cause of preterm delivery. If you cannot see your doctor before a week, i advise you drink lot of fluids so that to minimize the effect of infection if present....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Cervical Incometence, cervical cerclage, ultrasound scanning
cervical cerclage, ultrasound scanning, internal os: Dear Kanupriya, Yes, bedrest after a cervical cerclage - especially well into the 2nd trimester, is not at all unusual and is pretty common. It is advisable to keep the weight of the baby off the cervix in order to make sure the cerclage holds and the cervix...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: confused about dates, doctor appt, sonographer
doctor appt, sonographer, last period: Dear Karen, Because I am not a sonographer, I am sorry to tell you I have no idea what the codes mean either! :-) Sometimes I can decipher - these I cannot. Regardless, of all of the information you have given me, I tend to trust the ultrasound results...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: confused about pregnancy dates, skinny woman, frq
skinny woman, frq, palpation: Dear Evanglina There is no reason to worry at all. Usually ultrasound have falacies in the range of 2 weeks as a maximum so that if ur 10 weeks pregnant it may show that ur 10,11,12 weeks or 10, 9, 8 weeks from the other side. Moreover if ur doctor said...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Dark periods and Uterus large, heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine fibroids
heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine fibroids, dark periods: Dear Paula, Typically, dark or brown blood/discharge is old blood. Meaning it is usually just a bit of blood which is older and been in the uterus long enough that it doesn t contain the oxygen-containing cells which give blood its red color. Fibroids...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Been on Depo Provera...Possibly Pregnant?, home pregnancy test, lower back pains
home pregnancy test, lower back pains, depo provera: Dear Diamond, Well... I assume you are asking whether I feel there is a possibility you might be pregnant?? Since you were late with the Depo shot and continues to have otherwise unprotected sex, I would have to say yes, you left yourself susceptible to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Diastasis, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, aerobics: Colic babies do better when they are held a lot. So you are on the right track there. Consider doing an elimination diet, as colic is sometimes caused by maternal diet/infant food intolerance. Cut out the major causes of food intolerance: wheat, dairy, nuts,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Due Date, week fetus, ultrasound technician
week fetus, ultrasound technician, materinty: Dear Chi, WOW!!! That is too much of a difference in due dates to be a difference in the skill of the ultrasound technician! Also - 28 weeks is rather late to wait to see an OB for a pregnancy. By 28 weeks many screening tests will often have already been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Excercise after C Section, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, C-section: Scar tissue is very strong, so there is no chance that after 2 years that you will injure the area. But you might have adhesions, which form as part of the healing process. Adhesions connect your scar to underlying tissue. Any tugging or pulling on these...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Exercise, deep vein thrombosis, factor v leiden
deep vein thrombosis, factor v leiden, birth control pills: Generally, the healthier that you are, the healthier that your baby will be. Since you have been exercising regularly for 4 weeks, you ve already gained significant cardiovascular benefits. You need to discuss with your OBGYN the effects of regular...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: exercise during pregnacy, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: If you ve been fairly inactive you can start fitness walking. Aim for thirty minutes at a moderate pace (don t get out of breath) on most days of the week. If you can not walk for thirty minutes straight without undue fatigue, then walk for shorter periods...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Lifting heavy objects at work, duty matters, sexual discrimination
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Lifting heavy objects at work, duty matters, sexual discrimination, leave of absence

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: low lying placenta, low lying placenta, weight lifter
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: low lying placenta, low lying placenta, weight lifter, proper profile

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Gestational Diabetes, diabetes specialist, glucose testing
diabetes specialist, glucose testing, glucose levels: Hello Lyndsey Well, at 36 weeks, the baby is almost mature and most babies survive without the need to be incubated. I am just wondering about the problem of seeing a diabetes specialist and some maternal fetal specialists are able to take care of diabetes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Gestational Diabetes, gestational diabetes
gestational diabetes: Dear Lyndsey, If your doctor thinks that your baby is in danger of being too large - which often happens related to gestational diabetes, he/she may decide to induce labor or do a C-section after your 37th week of pregnancy. Until you can see on OB who...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HCG hormones and pregnancy, hCG
hCG: Dear Maryanne, The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG) is produced during pregnancy. It is made by cells that form the placenta, which nourishes the egg after it has been fertilized and becomes attached to the uterine wall. Levels...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: HCG Levels, high hcg levels, molar pregnancy
high hcg levels, molar pregnancy, multiple pregnancy: Dear Maree, Yes, the levels are a bit higher than we d expect. This may or may not mean anything at all. If it does indicate an issue, the possibilities we look at with high hCG levels can be: -Miscalculation of pregnancy dating -Molar pregnancy -Multiple...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hsg level, hcg level, initial ultrasound
hcg level, initial ultrasound, help clinic: Dear Tam, With a LMP date of 1/21/09, you would have been 5 weeks, 6 days on 3/3/09. Now the range of normal for hCG during pregnancy is very broad, but for 5 weeks from LMP it is 18 - 7,340 mIU/ml and for 6 weeks it is 1,080 - 56,500 mIU/ml. That is why...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Infertility- Scar tissue/running/cholmid, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: Running does not have a negative effect on fertility unless your are also consistently grossly under-consuming calories on a daily basis. Sometimes runners can over train, which over time depletes energy reserves and increases both physical and psychological...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Lifting heavy objects at work, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, lifting and carrying: While I am not an expert on maternity issues in the workplace, I do know once your belly gets in the way that lifting heavy boxes is not advisable. And you are only 4 months along. By six months, you tummy will be large enough to make heavy lifting impossible....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: late periods, serum beta hcg, birth control pills
serum beta hcg, birth control pills, stopping birth control pills: Dear Adriana, If the blood test you had was a quantitative blood pregnancy test (serum beta hCG), that is a fairly conclusive test. It would give an actual amount of hCG in your bloodstream. The normal non-pregnant amount is 0-5 mIU/ml. You would be considered...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: low lying placenta, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, lifting: A low lying placenta puts you into a higher risk category. Please consult with an OBGYN right away to get clear guidelines on what activities you should avoid. You certainly should not be engaging in very strenuous activities. No heavy lifting and carrying....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Miscarriage at 15 weeks, still lightly bleeding and never passed the fetus, week fetus, rh blood
week fetus, rh blood, pregnancy symptoms: Dear Alexis, Did you ever see your OB doctor? It is possible with very large clots that bloody tissue may have been surrounding the fetus and you might have not seen it, but... because I am sure you have been watching - doubtful. Even though you were 15...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Miscarriage and RH-, rhogam injection, rhogam shot
rhogam injection, rhogam shot, weird period: Dear Karine, RhoGAM should typically be given within 72 hours of birth (or other delivery event). Because you are so irregular and because the first period or two when discontinuing breastfeeding can be unusual, it is difficult to know what has occurred....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: might be pregnant not sure, estrogen dominance, thyroid dysfunction
estrogen dominance, thyroid dysfunction, consecutive periods: Dear Natasha, I would suspect that your altered period was likely due to a bit of a hormonal imbalance - as most cycle irregularities are. This happens occasionally for all women - even those who are usually like clockwork , especially as we get closer...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: miscarraige/hormones, internal cervical os, recurrent miscarriages
internal cervical os, recurrent miscarriages, habitual abortion: Dear Cynthia I have a feeling that you might be having an incomptent cervix that could have happened as a result of cervical injury especially if you had your second delivery an instrumental one. e.g. forceps delivery. Incomptent cervix is the commonest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: miscarriages and ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy losses, fertility specialist
pregnancy losses, fertility specialist, healthy pregnancy: Dear Tayyaba, As long as you have one functioning Fallopian tube and are ovulating regularly, you should still be able to conceive a pregnancy. However, anytime there are three consecutive pregnancy losses, it is often recommended to see a fertility...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: NEGATIVE HCG, signs of early pregnancy, reproductive endocrinologist
signs of early pregnancy, reproductive endocrinologist, signs of pregnancy: Dear Brown Signs of pregnancy alone do not diagnose pregnancy. Such signs may occur if she is very much eager to have a pregnancy, something called false pregnancy. In this case, hormones from higher centers(brain and hypothalamus) are released and produce...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Nuvaring effectiveness, Nuvaring
Nuvaring: Dear Alicia, A barrier method such as condoms or spermicides must be used until the new ring has been used continuously for a minimum of seven days. Personally, I would recommend using a back-up method for the duration of the cycle - just to be particularly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this normal?, braxton hicks contractions, false labor pains
braxton hicks contractions, false labor pains, third trimester of pregnancy: Dear Krista, It sounds like your body is starting to get prepared for the labor and delivery to come! The discharge you are noticing may very well be your mucus plug. Throughout the pregnancy, the increased secretions form a protective barrier, the mucus...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulation Spotting after Tubal Ligation, tubal ligation, ectopic pregnancy
tubal ligation, ectopic pregnancy, mid cycle: Dear Celeste, Ovulation bleeding can occur regardless of whether the tubes are clear or not. Typically when women have some spotting in the middle of the cycle, it is related to ovulation rather than a pregnancy. During a woman s menstrual cycle, there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pilates, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: I have not read any studies regarding the safety of exercise and subchorionic bleeding/hematoma. You need to discuss this with your OBGYN and follow her advice. Pilates exercises that utilize the head float position (flexion of the thorax) can increase...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Polyps!, contraception pills, norethisterone tablets
contraception pills, norethisterone tablets, heavy flow: Dear Michelle These tablets are made of progesterone and this should not have an adverse effect on your lactation. However, I never heard that a heavy flow following its intake will wash the polyp off. This mostly is a waste of time especially with large...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Polyps!, irregular menstrual bleeding, lining of the uterus endometrium
irregular menstrual bleeding, lining of the uterus endometrium, contraception pills: Dear Michelle, Uterine polyps are growths attached to inner wall of the uterus and protruding into the uterine cavity. Overgrowth of cells in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) leads to the formation of these uterine polyps. They are typically attached...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Birth Control Issues, left abdominal pain, lower left abdominal pain
left abdominal pain, lower left abdominal pain, birth control issues: Dear Stephanie, Unfortunately, I cannot even attempt to diagnose through this forum - especially as a nurse. If they have done testing to rule out a urinary tract infection and done ultrasound to rule out any type of genito-urinary physical abnormality,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Possible Pregnancy, brown vaginal discharge, negative pregnancy tests
brown vaginal discharge, negative pregnancy tests, undetected pregnancy: Dear Art, From the information you have shared, I would not suspect a pregnancy. For the following reasons: - the time during a period is not the most fertile time of a woman s cycle each month. - two negative pregnancy tests within the last cycle,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Post partum exercise for diverification of rectus muscles, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: Most new moms with twins have at least some separation of the Rectus Abdominis (the six-pack ). Surgery is only needed in the most extreme cases. For most women, with the proper exercises, the gap can close to 2 finger-widths or less. A gap of less than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, gestational diabetes, eventuality
gestational diabetes, eventuality, ultrasounds: Dear Crystal, Ultrasounds tend to be rather inaccurate for predicting the fetal weight. An ultrasound can give an estimate of the weight of your baby, but this estimate can sometimes be off by up to a pound or more in either direction. If you tend to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, bleeding in early pregnancy, menstrual cramps
bleeding in early pregnancy, menstrual cramps, sexual intercourse: Dear Yesenia, Vaginal bleeding can occur frequently in the 1st trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. Bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage but does not mean that miscarriage is imminent. Studies show that anywhere from 20-30% of women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods during pregnancy., periods during pregnancy, estimated due date
periods during pregnancy, estimated due date, conception date: Dear Denise, Your dates seem to be exactly right! According to my calculations, with a LMP date of 8/4/08, your estimated date of conception would have been 8/18/08 and your estimated due date would be 5/11/09. The thing that your boyfriend s mother...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: two pos hpt then neg blood test then another pos hpt, serum beta hcg, beta hcg test
serum beta hcg, beta hcg test, pregnancy symptoms: Dear Heather, After three positive HPTs, a skipped period, and now a late consecutive period, my suggestion would be to return to the doctor s office for a quantitative blood pregnancy test. Just make sure you ask for a serum beta hCG test. That test will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: postpartum jogging, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, aerobics: As an avid aerobic exerciser, I can definitely relate to your need to get your heart pumping again. But at 4 weeks postpartum, your ligaments are still long and therefore do not provide adequate stabilization for your joints during high impact exercise like...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy after tubal ligation, pregnancy morning sickness
pregnancy after tubal ligation, pregnancy morning sickness, hormone fluctuations: Dear Melissa, Obviously, it is impossible from this forum to determine what might be causing your symptoms. But I can give you some information on tubal ligation failure. Occasionally a woman can still get pregnant, despite having had her tubes tied properly....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, home pregnancy test, transvaginal ultrasound
home pregnancy test, transvaginal ultrasound, light flow: Dear Brooke Yes you may be pregnant. You can have a home pregnancy test if you have missed your cycle for 10 days or more. Such tests are not accurate enough if u missed it less than 10days. You can have a transvaginal ultrasound or u can have a blood...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: problems after miscarriage, vaginal ultrasound, uterine cavity
vaginal ultrasound, uterine cavity, heavy bleeding: Dear Carolyn I would suggest a repeat vaginal ultrasound to exclude the presence of remnants of conception inside your uterine cavity. This should be done by an experienced sonographer. If anything is there, you will need a D & C but If nothing is there...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Really hope I'm not pregnant, bladder infection, rare case
bladder infection, rare case, vcf: Dear Kimberly, Here s the thing... I do not know what the actual statistics are, but somewhere along the way someone in some study who was on some antibiotic and taking some hormonal BCP got pregnant. Now, all methods of hormonal birth control must post...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: reg;postnatal backpain and pelvic pain, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum fitness
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum fitness, post natal exercise: The type of pain you describe, intense and in the buttucks, can be a sign of a pinched nerve. The amount and type of exercise that you are getting is not enough to bring on severe post-exercise muscle soreness or spasms. And your pain doesn t sound like typical...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sex during pregnancy and herpes., HSV
HSV: Dear Michelle, If you are pregnant and know you have genital herpes, you actually have an advantage in protecting your baby from the start. Studies show that most cases of neonatal herpes occur in babies whose mothers don t have any idea they are infected....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: strenght training to lose weight, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, aerobics: The best exercise regime for weight loss is a combination of cardiovascular exercise, which burns fat as fuel, and weight training, which builds lean tissue. To burn fat as fuel, I recommend that you do aerobic exercise for 40 minutes on most days of the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: swelling in legs, swelling in legs, ankle bones
swelling in legs, ankle bones, arms and legs: Dear Amy Preeclampsia can still occur in 4th pregnancy. That s for sure. However, the edema of preeclampsia usually affects hands and face as well as lower limbs. It is possible that this horrible edema is due to other medical disorders that incidentally...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i think i could be pregant, serum beta hcg, hormone fluctuations
serum beta hcg, hormone fluctuations, test serum: Dear Joni, If you have had unprotected sex during the last cycle or two, you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. However, the symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone fluctuations within your cycle. That is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Uti effecting HPT, pregnancy hormone, protein in the urine
pregnancy hormone, protein in the urine, pregnancy tests: Dear Sophie, No. There have been reports that blood or protein in the urine may cause false-positive results, however that would be rare. The pregnancy hormone, called hCG, is either there in a significant enough amount or it isn t. If you have had SIX...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: almost 2 years with out periods, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills
stopping birth control pills, birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Mandy, If you are still breastfeeding, this can be a reason for your menstrual periods not returning. There are many various causes for amenorrhea (absence of periods) - pregnancy being just one. Others can be: -Hormonal imbalances, which cause fluctuating...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: abnormally high beta levels, high hCG
high hCG: Dear Lisa, WOW!!! OK, first, I might want to try another lab since the results of the ultrasound were perfectly normal. Maybe a machine is not calibrated correctly! Although you d think they would have other complaints... The common causes for a high...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: After Birth, first few days, menstrual bleeding
first few days, menstrual bleeding, menstrual period: Dear Nikky, The bleeding after delivery is called lochia. Postpartum bleeding is similar to the bleeding that occurs during a menstrual period, but is often much heavier than menstrual bleeding for the first few days. Postpartum bleeding typically begins...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: bleeding, pregnancy complaints, abortion cases
pregnancy complaints, abortion cases, household activities: Dear Kristie It is always better to have urgent medical exam and advise especially with pregnancy complaints as any delay may have adverse effects on the pregnancy. Meanwhile, you have to have complete bed rest, avoid household activities, intercourse,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Is this a blighted ovum?, yolk sac, blighted ovum
yolk sac, blighted ovum, gestational sac: Dear Cheyne, It may have simply been a situation that your dating was off by a few days -- conception simply may have not actually taken place until a few days later than calculations suggested, so you were not quite as far along as you thought you were....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breathing techniques, breathing, diastasis
breathing, diastasis, abdominal separation: I think we need to get our terminology sorted out and have an anatomy overview first. For me, thoracic breathing, lateral breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, and three dimensional breathing are the same thing, and describe an ideal, non restricted breathing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Conception Date, estimated due date, conception date
estimated due date, conception date, sperm cells: Dear Al, Based on the history of 25 day cycles and the dates you gave me, I would calculate an estimated conception date of 9/24/08 and an estimated due date of 6/17/09. Now -- if you had engaged in unprotected sex and he had ejaculated inside you, I would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Concerned..., estrogen dominance, thyroid dysfunction
estrogen dominance, thyroid dysfunction, excessive alcohol: Dear Dyia, It sounds like simply an unusual flow this cycle - likely due to a bit of a hormonal imbalance. Since you have had unprotected sex, you will need to be aware and watch your cycle next month to determine if it also is altered - skipped or extremely...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: conception date, ultrasound report, conception date
ultrasound report, conception date, scan report: Dear Reshma, OK, your information was given in a slightly confusing way... If your ultrasound on 2/7 actually stated that your LMP was estimated to be 12/22, that means it also estimated your fetus to be approximately 6 weeks, 5 days at that scan. It also...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: concerned about premature labor, infection accounts, tocolytics
infection accounts, tocolytics, premature labor: Dear Cierra Unfortunately, till now, there is no single test available to predict when labor starts in any woman. Urinary tract infection accounts for 30% of cases of preterm labor. It should be treated aggressively to stop contractions and prevent...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: confused, bleeding after sex, correct time
bleeding after sex, correct time, mid cycle: Dear Leann, If you are in the middle of your cycle, it may simply be a bit of ovulation bleeding. Typically when women have some spotting in the middle of the cycle, it is related to ovulation. During a woman s menstrual cycle, there are two estrogen drops...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: MY DAUGHTER THINKS I AM CRAZY, ultrasound scan, weeks of pregnancy
ultrasound scan, weeks of pregnancy, last period: Dearsound scan for dating pregnancy Paula Do not worry at all. Obstetricians never rely on a single ultrasound scan for dating pregnancy. Actually we count on serial ultrasound provided that the first is taken between 12-16 weeks of pregnancy If any...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Endometriosis, vericose veins, and hysterectomy, varicose veins
varicose veins: Dear Margie, Veins have valves that act as one-way flaps. These valves prevent the blood from flowing backwards as it moves up the legs. If the one-way valves become weak, blood can leak back into the vein and collect there. This problem is called venous...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Eptopic pregnancy, eptopic pregnancy, corium
eptopic pregnancy, corium, iron stores: Dear Karen I would agree with you that there is a chance of having another ectopic only if the damaged tube was kept. Having the tube removed does not have any future consequences regarding the rate of ectopic pregnancy. The possibility of having another...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: The Fetal Heartbeat, fetal heartbeat, gestational sac
fetal heartbeat, gestational sac, heart activity: Dear Stephanie, OK...again, at 6 weeks, it absolutely is possible for a fetal heartbeat to have been seen via vaginal ultrasound. The gestational sac can typically be visualized as early as 4.5 weeks of gestation and the yolk sac at about 5 weeks. The embryo...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: First gyn appointment, medical history questionnaire, full bladder
medical history questionnaire, full bladder, sexual intercourse: Dear Samantha, I know - it is a huge thing the first time you go in!! But here is the best piece of advice I can give... RELAX. They see the very same thing all day long every day. It is nothing new to them at all and they see it just like a mechanic sees...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breathing techniques, lower abdomen, breast bone
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breathing techniques, lower abdomen, breast bone, diastasis

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: light pink spotting after exercise 16 weeks of c-section, c sections, c section
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: light pink spotting after exercise 16 weeks of c-section, c sections, c section, cramps

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: heart rate, pregnancy heart rate
pregnancy heart rate: Dear Courtni, By the 27th week of pregnancy, we expect your HR to have risen by 15-25% from its pre-pregnancy rate. As long as your resting heart rate is still below 140 BPM, there should be no problem. And your BPs are fantastic. The flushing is very,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: horseback riding in pregnancy, horsebacking riding during pregnancy
horsebacking riding during pregnancy: Both. The primary concern is the amount of repetitive torso jostling and spinal impact. While most adept riders have a relatively low risk of falling or being thrown, in rare instances it can happen. Less experienced riders will sustain more torso...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: light pink spotting after exercise 16 weeks of c-section, C-section, postpartum
C-section, postpartum, postnatal: At 16 weeks post C-Section, your body has healed from the surgery. I don t think that pink spotting, which indicates a very small amount blood in your vaginal discharge, is anything to worry about. Walking for just one mile, is not very strenuous on your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: who's likely to be the father, estimated due date, 12th week of pregnancy
estimated due date, 12th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy: Dear Rebecca, According to the dates you have given me, I calculate your estimated conception date to have been 9/19/08. This gives you an estimated due date of 6/12/09. I would assume you would have had an ultrasound to confirm dating of the pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Mylanta, estimated due date, magnesium hydroxide
estimated due date, magnesium hydroxide, health care providers: Dear Marget, If you have a regular menstrual history of 28 day cycles and your LMP was 3/17, then I calculate that your estimated conception date was 3/31. This gives you an estimated due date of 12/22/09 and makes you approximately 4 weeks, 2 days along...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: missed period, went off birth control, negative HPT, serum beta hcg, home pregnancy tests
serum beta hcg, home pregnancy tests, birth control pills: Dear Kate, Actually, the increased stress you are under could very well be the reason. There are many various causes for amenorrhea (absence of periods) - pregnancy being just one. Others can be: -Hormonal imbalances, which cause fluctuating levels of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: mthfr, prenatal vitamins, prenatal vitamin
prenatal vitamins, prenatal vitamin, 7 months: Dear Kristy, I would suggest the same prenatal vitamin as you were taking before - especially if it was a prescription vitamin. Not all prenatal vitamins are the same at all. I hope this has helped you and answered your question. I wish you well. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: muscle spasm., pubic pain during pregnancy, pelvis instability during pregnancy
pubic pain during pregnancy, pelvis instability during pregnancy: Pubic pain is a common complaint in the latter stages of pregnancy and postpartum period. Normally, all the bones of the pelvis are fused and no movement can occur. However, due to the hormones of pregnancy, ligaments (which connect joints together) soften...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: nuvaring and pregnancy, ovulation kit, male condoms
ovulation kit, male condoms, contraceptive effectiveness: Dear Crystal, As a general rule, Nuvaring cannot be considered to be effective as birth control without a back-up method until it has been in place for seven continuous days. If the Nuvaring has been out of the vagina for more than three continuous hours...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period after molar pregnancy, partial molar pregnancy, premenstrual symptoms
partial molar pregnancy, premenstrual symptoms, fibroid: Dear Courtney Usually spotting occurs in the first month after surgery and menses is expected to occur thereafter. I do not see at the moment anything serious if your doctor has scheduled the routine hCG level determinations for the next 12 months. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: PH levels, high vaginal pH
high vaginal pH: Dear Karen, Here are some causes of high vaginal pH: *Increased Vaginal pH Causes (pH 4.5) I. Non-infectious Causes A. Menses B. Cervical Mucus increased (e.g. Ovulation) C. Semen in vagina following intercourse D. Rupture...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Postnatal exercise, postnatal exercise
postnatal exercise: Many women see results: the belly getting smaller, firmer and flatter, after just a few workouts. Spot reduction of fat is a myth. To improve your lean mass ratio, you need to eat to match your metabolism at your ideal weight, and increase your daily activity...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, prolapse, bladders probs, pre eclampsia, early labour
pre eclampsia, early labour, prolapsed uterus: Dear Sadie, Well... it certainly does sound like symptoms related to a urinary tract infection. Maybe it is simply inflammation of the area, but I would definitely try to get back in there or at least drop off a urine specimen. Make sure that the specimen...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnant after Tubal, tubal ligation, 19 months
tubal ligation, 19 months, 28 days: Dear Kelly, Occasionally a woman can still get pregnant, despite having had her tubes tied properly. The tubes can evolve in such a way as to try to heal themselves, and sometimes a tract develops that allows egg and sperm to meet. However, tubal ligation,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Provera, premature ovarian failure, reproductive endocrinologist
premature ovarian failure, reproductive endocrinologist, ultrasound results: Dear Thei Provera never helps ovulation. In fact, it prevents it. Havine been diagnosed with premature ovarian failure makes the possibility of pregnancy very weak. However, it is a good idea to consult a reproductive endocrinologist. Although your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pain, postpartum back pain, post natal pelvic pain
postpartum back pain, post natal pelvic pain, pubic pain after pregnancy: Yes, make an appointment with your OBGYN as this level of pain is unusual. You might be experiencing pelvic instability due do Pubis Symphasis Disfunction, or a related problem like instability at the sacroiliac joint. Get a referral to either a Chiropractor,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: perimenopause and pregnancy, home pregnancy test, intermittent nausea
home pregnancy test, intermittent nausea, lower backache: Dear Jan Although it seems extremely remote to be pregnancy after 2 negative pregnany tests at 54, I would suggest a transvaginal ultrasound to exclude abortion especially you are still having nausea, fatigue, breast tenderness and abdominal cramps. In...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pouchy tummy, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, C-section: While most postpartum abdominal reconditioning and core exercises are done prone (on the back) there are variations you can do either standing, in the quadruped (all fours) position, or on a large fitness ball. You should start by reconditioning your deepest...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, pregnancy calculation, week fetus
pregnancy calculation, week fetus, accurate measurement: Dear John, They were right that the ultrasound done at 6 weeks would have to be the most accurate in dating the pregnancy. In general, ultrasonography dating of a pregnancy is more accurate than dating using the date of the mother s last menstrual period....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy after taking plan be - possible ectopic, ectopic
ectopic: Dear Amber, Given your circumstances, I would not think that a visit to the ER (where they SHOULD take your insurance as payment) to have them assess the pain on the left side since you are pregnant is unreasonable at all. I can also give you some additional...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: am I pregnant?????, serum beta hcg, hormone fluctuations
serum beta hcg, hormone fluctuations, test serum: Dear Kelli, If you have had unprotected sex during the last cycle or two, you cannot dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone fluctuations within your cycle. That is why...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: problems after 3rd csection, cervix treatment, cervical polyps
cervix treatment, cervical polyps, cervical dysplasia: Dear Kelly, Unfortunately, there is nothing I can suggest with those symptoms for you to do for yourself . I can only recommend that you be seen by a medical professional - either another OB/GYN or the ER. Also... have you checked into State service more...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Quant Testing/Miscarriage, home pregnancy test, signs of pregnancy
home pregnancy test, signs of pregnancy, doctors office: Dear Melissa, It sounds like the likelihood is that the pregnancy never got a real strong start. Given all the information you ve shared, if the quant level fell from 56 to 8 after the bleeding occurred, I would suspect that you probably had a very early...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Some Questions, progesterone levels, silver fillings
progesterone levels, silver fillings, fertilised egg: Dear Jennifer, OK - I ll answer your questions as you have asked them to try to make it simpler... 1. It s perfectly fine and happens often that HSG and IUI are done in the same cycle. HSG is thought to improve fertility issues for women whose tubes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rib-closure exercises, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal reconditioning: Rib Closure Exercise for Postpartum Women: Sit tall on the edge of a hard chair, or sturdy coffee table. Knees at a ninety degree angle, spine elongated and neutral. Wrap the fitness band, wide, accross the back of you ribs, ends crossed in front, below...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: round stomach, gall bladder surgery, gall bladder
gall bladder surgery, gall bladder, gestational age: At your next OBGYN appointment, the doctor will measure you abdomen. Ask her if you are just carrying small, or if your developing baby is small for gestational age. It s also possible that you are not as far along as you think. Don t worry about your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Small painless flesh coloured bump, boils
boils: Dear Amanda, This is a common area for boils or clogged pores as you have described it. In the area of the groin, these are often a result of local inflammation of the sweat glands. Near or in the crease of the buttocks, they often begin as tiny areas of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: septate diagnosis, recurrent pregnancy loss, pregnancy losses
recurrent pregnancy loss, pregnancy losses, dear emma: Dear Emma Sometimes even an HSG is not enough and a hysteroscope, an endoscope with a camera that shows the inside of your uterus with a light source, is needed to reveal an abnormality inside your uterus. Ultrasound, whether abdominal or vaginal, is not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sex, breast changes, birth control pill
breast changes, birth control pill, early pregnancy: Dear Heather, If the only symptom you are noting that is making you question whether you may be pregnant is that your areolas appear to be a bit darker, then I very much doubt you are pregnant - based on the history you have given me. 1st - the last...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: subchorionic hematoma at 19 weeks, hematoma, second opinion
hematoma, second opinion, cramp: Dear Violet, It would not necessarily be unusual for you to be experiencing more discomfort than you would if the hematoma were not present. There is likely some additional inflammation present which would cause you to feel anything on an exaggerated basis....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Thin uterus and pregnancy, mild contractions, immature lung
mild contractions, immature lung, neonatal intensive care: Dear Katrina There is definitley a risk but you can attempt pregnancy provided that you have access to proper antenatal care. The risks are actually two. First the risk of rupture uterus is high if you go beyond 36-37 week. Therefore, your doctor will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: uterus window???, uterine window
uterine window: Dear Sharon, A uterine window is often a term which describes a section of the uterus which has become so thin (usually from repeated stretching/pregnancies and especially repeat surgical scars) that you can see through the tissue. Obviously, with a section...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: wait time for conceiving after two miscarriages and one ectopic, pregnancy losses, blighted ovum
pregnancy losses, blighted ovum, dandc: Dear Molly, I m sorry to hear of your difficult year. Typically, after 2-3 consecutive pregnancy losses a referral is made to a specialist. This would not be unusual. As far as the length of time in waiting to conceive a pregnancy again, the general...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: working out/ miscarraige, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: To date, there has been only one study that has found a correlation between exercise and miscarriage in the first trimester. The link was not found with most types of exercise but with women who did high volume/high intensity/high impact exercise like running....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: 24.5 weeks OC dilated 2cm 2.8 CLength mostly soft, incompetent cervix, multiple births
incompetent cervix, multiple births, internal os: Dear Alicia, The pressure as the baby grows into the 2nd and 3rd trimesters may cause the cervix to start to open before the baby is ready to be born. This condition is called an incompetent cervix or weakened cervix, and it can sometimes lead to a miscarriage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: 3 miscarriages, now can't conceive, operative hysteroscopy, diagnostic hysteroscopy
operative hysteroscopy, diagnostic hysteroscopy, thin telescope: Dear Pauline, It is possible that a D&C can cause scarring which can affect fertility. You would likely need a hysteroscopy to determine if scarring is present in a significant enough amount to affect implantation of a fertilized egg. Hysteroscopy uses...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Abdominal Pain during Riding, pregnancy exercise, horse back riding
pregnancy exercise, horse back riding: Many believe that horse-back riding should be discontinued in the last half of pregnancy, even for experienced riders. Animals are unpredictable. You have the low, but real, risk of your horse getting spooked by a dog, or a car back-firing, or something...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Abnormal US but HCG levels still rising, viable pregnancy, ultrasound technician
viable pregnancy, ultrasound technician, chemical pregnancy: Dear Grace, First, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Unfortunately, my son required emergency surgery this past week and I have been needed as nurse mom . Although a few days have now passed and you may have your answer, I will...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and pregnancy, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome: Dear Amy, Women with APS may have difficulties with pregnancy. During pregnancy, women are at higher risk of developing blood clots and preeclampsia. In APS, pregnancies are thought to be lost because blood clots form in the placenta and starve the baby...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Baby is very big for due date, x ray tech, yolk sac
x ray tech, yolk sac, gestational sac: Dear Rebecca, It would help to know when the ultrasound was performed. Ultrasounds done within the first trimester are considered to be very accurate in dating pregnancies. Since having the ability to visualize pregnancies via ultrasound, we have noted...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bach ache during pregnancy, embryo sac, gastrointestinal problems
embryo sac, gastrointestinal problems, transvaginal ultrasound: Dear Jaya It can be a miscarriage, although usually is accompanied by bleeding, but it can be due to some other reasons such as a gastrointestinal problems. Another possibility is ectopic pregnancy but pain is usually localized, although in many ocassions...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Bleeding after Tubal Surgery, tubligation, emergency surgery
tubligation, emergency surgery, holli: Dear Holli, First, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Unfortunately, my son required emergency surgery this past week and I have been needed as nurse mom . This is not a symptom I would expect you to be experiencing more than two...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breast discharge after DNC, breast self exams, nipple secretions
breast self exams, nipple secretions, birth control pills: Dear Nazneen, A D&C should not have any affect on a discharge from your breasts. Normally, if the ducts are stripped toward the nipple, a drop or two of clear, milky, or greenish-tinged liquid will appear. This is not considered nipple discharge and, again,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: c- section delivery after care, c section delivery, scar area
c section delivery, scar area, inflammatory reaction: Dear Courtney Such complaint 1 month after CS should definitely alert you to seek medical examination. This can be an allergic reaction to the sutures used that ended up into an inflammatory reaction and started infectious process or may be an alarm for...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Having children, herpes
herpes: Dear Denise, General precautions exist with men who are infected and with pregnant women (infected or not). They would include: abstaining from sex when you/he have active outbreaks, using condoms for intercourse between outbreaks, and possibly abstaining...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: conception, week fetus, accurate measurement
week fetus, accurate measurement, anatomic structures: Dear Melissa, In general, ultrasonography dating of a pregnancy is more accurate than dating using the date of the mother s last menstrual period. The biometric crown-rump measurement (CRL) of the six to 12-week fetus provides the most accurate measurement...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: contractions during 8th week with no heart beat of fetal pole, 8th week of pregnancy, gestational sac
8th week of pregnancy, gestational sac, ultrasound scan: Dear Nida, The signs being presented by you looks like she is going to have a miscarriage. I suggest that you take her to the hospital where an Ultrasound scan can be done to check for presence of heart beat and the gestational sac patency. Sorry I can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Diastasis recti, joint laxity, knee joint pain
joint laxity, knee joint pain, physical stamina: It s very unusual to experience pain when contracting the Transverse Abdominis. It s possible that you have something else going on, like pelvic instability, due to joint laxity. I suggest that you get a referral to a Chiropractor or Physical Therapist...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: degeneration and calcification of placenta, life span of a sperm, ultrasound machine
life span of a sperm, ultrasound machine, proper diagnosis: Dear Anne-marie The placental findings indicates agied placenta which may not be able to deliver enough nutrition to your baby. In fact, the lag between your scans and your calculated date can be due to this aging although ultrasound machine can have falacies...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: devirefication of the recti abdominus muscle, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: You ve got several different issues going on here. Most Dr.s want to repair an umbilical hernia because in some cases tissue can get stuck in the opening, which is not only extremely painful, but more rarely, blood circulation to the impinged tissue can...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Embryo has a heartbeat but no growth, yolk sac, gestational sac
yolk sac, gestational sac, hgc levels: Dear Cheyne, You are right that there is very little literature as to this particular scenario. But it happens and most often when the fetal pole stops growing, that is a strong indication of an unhealthy pregnancy. However, it sounds as if you have been...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Excercise during pregnancy while spotting, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy fitness
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy fitness, spotting: All twin pregnancies are considered higher risk. Because you ve been spotting too, you should discuss your situation fully with your OBGYN. It s possible that walking, at an easy to moderate pace, for up to 30 minutes will be OK for you, but you should not...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: effacement and dilation, post-date pregnancy
post-date pregnancy: Dear Judy, Yes, you very well may go into labor on your own. However, it tends to be dangerous for a fetus to remain in the uterus for more than two weeks beyond its due date. The placenta can only function effectively for a certain amount of time. After...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: exercise, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: I agree that you should be concerned about the pace of your weight gain in this pregnancy. Gaining too much weight puts you at greater risk for gestational diabetes, as well as risk for obesity and other long term health risks after your baby is born. ...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Fading postive line, dye test, pregnancy tests
dye test, pregnancy tests, blue dye: Dear Susan, First, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Unfortunately, my son required emergency surgery this past week and I have been needed as nurse mom . The tests are meant to be read within the time specified on the box. As time...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: The Fetal Heartbeat, fetal heartbeat, gestational sac
fetal heartbeat, gestational sac, heart activity: Dear Stephanie, Yes, it would typically be a visual via ultrasound. I wonder if they had you on a heart monitor as well and you heard your own heart beat? Also, they have doppler monitors to hear fetal heart tones, but usually you cannot pick that up this...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Figuring out how far along I actually am!, gestational sac, conception date
gestational sac, conception date, gestational age: Dear Pamela, Actually - both you and your doctor are exactly right. :-) The due date of Sept. 30 and the ultrasound dating of 18 weeks on 4/29 both indicate an estimated conception date of 1/7. Here may be the source of your confusion... The calculation...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: fluconazole and tetracycline, lady doc, yeast infection
lady doc, yeast infection, blood picture: Dear John, Certainly administration of antibiotics impair the blood picture and result in amenorrhea and as such you will find a delay in appearance of the periods till the body balances out. basically they alter the hormonal levels and when the levels...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Group B strep, GBS
GBS: Dear Natalie, The generally accepted theory is that GBS is not a threat to the fetus with the loss of the mucus plug. Here is some additional information (in case you need any), which includes what conditions would be considered a high risk for infecting...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Not gaining weight, want to excercise, pregnancy exercise, no weight gain
pregnancy exercise, no weight gain: Speak to your OBGYN about getting a referral to a nutritionist who specializes in pregnancy. You need to eat the highest quality diet that you can afford, in the correct amount for your pregnancy metabolism. She can determine whether your dietary habits...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg increasing more than double but sonogram only shows one sac (no baby yet - only 3 weeks), molar pregnancy, resolution ultrasound
molar pregnancy, resolution ultrasound, abnormal pregnancy: DearMelina hCG levels are never reliable alone in making a diagnosis and their normal range is extremely wide. Therefore no conclusion, of any type, can be made at 3 weeks and yes nurses are correct, ultrasound cannot detect a sac at 3 weeks. I advise...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no heartbeat, vaginal pessary, labour pains
vaginal pessary, labour pains, lady doc: Dear nida, She has to continue using the vaginal pessary till her doctor examines and gives a clean chit.This is as i said is to prevent abortion.I advice total bedrest and unnecessary strain while getting up ana sitting down. With regards, Lady do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Irregular periods, lady doc, irregular periods
lady doc, irregular periods, pregancy test: Dear Tina, When the causative reasons for chances of conception are not there all HPT results will be negative. If your concern is becoming pregnant then I should say its a good news for you but if you are trying for a baby then I will say Good Luck & God...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: im so confused, egg implants, pregnant women experience
egg implants, pregnant women experience, maxi pads: Dear Jessica, The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone fluctuations within your cycle. That is why it so difficult to diagnose a pregnancy based on symptoms alone. I would suggest waiting another 7-10 days...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: implantation, gestational sac yolk sac, ultrasound report
gestational sac yolk sac, ultrasound report, implantation bleeding: Dear Reshma, An ultrasound will measure the gestational sac, yolk sac, or fetus (depending upon how far along in the pregnancy you are) and calculate the date of the pregnancy based on those measurements. The LMP is assumed based on those calculations....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: infertility, hepatitis viruses, lady doc
hepatitis viruses, lady doc, physiological issues: Dear Mellisa, Its a very wrong notion to say that the Jaundice that you had at the age of 15 yrs will affect you to become infertile. There is no scientific evidence to say so. hence dont listen to such tales and in case you are suffering from Infertility...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: low normal amniotic fluid, oligohydramnios
oligohydramnios: Dear Kristi, Oligohydramnios is the condition of having too little amniotic fluid. Doctors can measure the amount of fluid through a few different methods, but most commonly it is by an amniotic fluid index (AFI) evaluation or deep pocket measurements....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: mature placenta, emergency c section, fetal growth and development
emergency c section, fetal growth and development, growth restriction: Dear Tina, Placenta vascular formation is obviously crucial for fetal growth and development. Proper development of the placenta ensures the exchange of oxygen/nutrients and blood flow necessary for fetal growth. When there is an abnormality along the way...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: miscarriage and dnc, lady doc, human physiology
lady doc, human physiology, brown blood: Hi Brenda, Its good to be very detailed when you are explaining your health related symptoms as it helps a lot in arriving at diagnosis or giving proper advice. Looking to the dates given by you I suspect that the only chance for your HCG to raise is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Need insight, home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test
home pregnancy tests, home pregnancy test, typical manifestations: Dear Destiny I would be very much concerned to exclude ectopic pregnancy. There is no typical manifestations to diagnose ectopic; however, it is commonly associated with unusual menstrual pattern and lower abdominal pain in 1 or both sides. Because of...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Oligohydramnios, subchorionic hematoma, fetal measurements
subchorionic hematoma, fetal measurements, 4 quarts: Dear marie, There is nothing much that you can do now other than take adequate rest and maintain fluid balance. Resting reduces cramps and spotting. Please follow the present advice as you seem to be under a good hand. with best regards, Lady do...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pain after urinating, pain after urinating, bladder spasms
pain after urinating, bladder spasms, college graduation: Dear Sharon, It may have simply been some bladder spasms related to the bladder being stretched for an extended amount of time. However, in order to make sure that you do not have an infection going on, you can simply stop into your doctor s office and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pelvic pain and pregnancy, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: Great question. There is a lot of conflicting information about these types of positions, both in exercise/yoga and everyday activities. The crossed legs position when seated on a chair, places tensile, or stretching forces on the sacroiliac joint on the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy test, serum beta hcg, stopping birth control pills
serum beta hcg, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills: Dear Roxanne, If you have had unprotected sex during the last cycle or two, you cannot at all dismiss the possibility of pregnancy. However, sometimes we skip periods due to other factors going on in our lives. There are many various causes for amenorrhea...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I have pain in my gallbladder, Rib Pain
Rib Pain: Dear Sara, What you are experiencing is not at all unusual for your stage of pregnancy. Pain under the ribs just below the breasts is commonly felt during late pregnancy. As the uterus rises in the abdomen it compresses the ribs, and can cause them to feel...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pain in lower right side, pregnancy round ligament pain, dull ache
pregnancy round ligament pain, dull ache, pain in pregnancy: Dear Courtni, This sounds like it may be some stretching of the round ligaments of your uterus - a typical pain in pregnancy. Round ligament pain generally refers to a brief, sharp, stabbing pain or a longer-lasting dull ache that pregnant women commonly...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: no period after d &e, stopping birth control pills, birth control pills
stopping birth control pills, birth control pills, premature ovarian failure: Dear Peaches, There are many various causes for amenorrhea (absence of periods) - pregnancy being just one. Others can be: -Hormonal imbalances, which cause fluctuating levels of the hormones needed to support menstruation -Emotional or physical stress...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: why no period??? help., fibroid in the uterus, itchy breasts
fibroid in the uterus, itchy breasts, tiny traces: Dear Anta Pregnancy is very likely at your age although your husband uses condoms when having sex. I advise a transvaginal ultrasound for accurate diagnosis. If you are not pregnant, a treatment can be given to start your menstruation. Good Luc...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: polycystic ovary syndrome, excessive hair growth, excess insulin
excessive hair growth, excess insulin, ovary syndrome: Dear Nettisha, First, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Unfortunately, my son required emergency surgery this past week and I have been needed as nurse mom . Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, concieved, copious amounts
concieved, copious amounts, lmp: Dear Sydney, CM is a good way to help determine when you are ovulating, but it is not an absolute. You can still ovulate without noting copious amounts of CM. So - yes - it is still possible that you would have ovulated, and thus conceived. If you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my pregnancy, MTHFR
MTHFR: Dear Melissa, First, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Unfortunately, my son required emergency surgery this past week and I have been needed as nurse mom . Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a rare genetic defect that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, lower back ache, home pregnancy test
lower back ache, home pregnancy test, symptoms of pregnancy: Dear Katie, If you have still not missed a period and are right in the middle of your current cycle, these symptoms may be more related to your own hormones surging along with the BCPs. However... I m never one to rule anything out, especially women s intuition!...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: RH neg. and would like another, RhoGAM
RhoGAM: Dear Ann, First, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Unfortunately, my son required emergency surgery this past week and I have been needed as nurse mom . The fact that you have had an injection of RhoGAM with the previous pregnancies...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sex, elephant yam, home pregnancy test
elephant yam, home pregnancy test, pregnancy conception: Dear Kimberly, Thank you for posting your question and i am pleased to be of some help to you. Going through your submitted details of symptoms being suffered by you it looks like a implantation bleeding that you had on 5/5/09. You did a pregnancy test...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: shortening of cervix, incompetent cervix, internal portion
incompetent cervix, internal portion, cervical os: Dear Jaylene, Every woman and every situation is different. There is absolutely no way to know with any certainty whether you or any other woman will go into labor early under these circumstances. Each case is handled slightly different by their doctor,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: time, due date calculater, ultrasound scan
due date calculater, ultrasound scan, healthy pregnancy: Dear Ritu It is very unlikely for a healthy pregnancy not to be visible at 8 weeks. This is probably a case of miscarriage known as anembryonic sac which occurs for no apparent reason in 5-10% of normal women. However the diagnosis has to be confirmed...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ultrasound, full term pregnancy, sperm cells
full term pregnancy, sperm cells, conception date: Dear Shantell, First, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Unfortunately, my son required emergency surgery this past week and I have been needed as nurse mom . Pregnancy dating is always based on the LMP - even if it assumed by measurements...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Workouts, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, pregnancy fitness: Great for you for starting your pregnancy with fitness activities as an integral part of your weekly habits. Your muscle tone will continue to grow as you become more fit, and this will help a lot, in terms of avoiding common pregnancy complaints such as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: weird things happening, estrogen dominance, thyroid dysfunction
estrogen dominance, thyroid dysfunction, consecutive periods: Dear Maria, I would suspect that your ususual period was likely due to a bit of a hormonal imbalance - as most cycle irregularities are. This happens occasionally for all women - even those who are usually like clockwork , especially as we get closer to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: 9 1/2 weeks pregnant, blighted ovum, sore breasts
blighted ovum, sore breasts, breast tenderness: I would certainly not be worried about that at this point. Nausea normally subsides at various time throughout pregnancy and it is not anything to be concerned with. Every pregnancy is different and progresses differently than others. As your body adjusts...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: accurate ultrasound..., week fetus, estimated due date
week fetus, estimated due date, accurate measurement: Dear Hollie, Ultrasounds done within the first trimester are considered to be very accurate in dating pregnancies. In general, ultrasonography dating of a pregnancy is more accurate than dating using the date of the mother s last menstrual period. The biometric...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Birth control?, dear jessie, irregular periods
dear jessie, irregular periods, depo shot: Dear jessie It is a well known fact that the depot shots delay the return of ovulation, and consequently fertility. depending upon the duration u have been using the shots. This delay may go up for 2 years depending upon the duration of use. However,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Burning feet, pair of socks, strange symptoms
pair of socks, strange symptoms, burning feet: This is a strange one, but my guess is that it might be athletes foot. Wash your feet in warm water with soap. Dry fully. Apply a topical cream for athletes foot. Apply the cream on dry feet after your morning shower too. If the skin on your feet is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: breastfeeding during pregnancy, cherly, expecting mothers
cherly, expecting mothers, hetherington: Breastfeeding while pregnant is a very common concern amongst mothers and expecting mothers. Research suggests that the uterus is not receptive to hormonal stimulation from oxytocin until around 24 weeks gestation, so it is generally safe to consider nursing...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Conception date?, 12th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy
12th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy, conception date: Dear Lisa, Well, you are right. I calculate and approximate conception date of anywhere from 5/9-11. So, I would suspect that you probably started the 25th (since you can t remember) and maybe ovulated slightly late in the cycle. The most likely sexual...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Divarication of Abdominal muscles 2nd Pregnancy, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy exercise, abdominal separation: Most likely, your abs will separate again. For some women, this is how their bodies respond to pregnancy. So don t blame yourself for doing something wrong. To lessen the amount of separation, you should try to get your Transverse Abdominis (TvA) as strong...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Exercise after delivery, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, C-section: Once your scar completely heals, which usually occurs by six weeks post-op, you can start with postnatal abdominal core reconditioning. Scar tissue is very strong and you do not need to worry about injury to the area or the incision opening up. Some women...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Future Pregnancy, core exercises, prenatal exercise
core exercises, prenatal exercise, exercise during pregnancy: Sorry, I clicked the wrong button. You can do quite a bit to strengthen your core and build stability before your next pregnancy, and then work to maintain that core strength during pregnancy to protect your back. Many women love the exercises in my...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant after a c section concerns, togeter, first kid
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant after a c section concerns, togeter, first kid, docter

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sore quads/glutes, second pregnancy, sciatic nerve
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sore quads/glutes, second pregnancy, sciatic nerve, sore leg muscles

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: face cream during pregnancy, estee lauder resilience lift, lavender oil
estee lauder resilience lift, lavender oil, elizabeth arden: While topical vitamin A and other Retinols should not be used during pregnancy, you don t need to panic. The amounts that are in over the counter products are very small, so I m sure that you have not harmed your developing baby in any way. If either of these...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: What's happening to me??!!, negative pregnancy tests, heather heather
negative pregnancy tests, heather heather, pregnancy cramping: Heather, While both tests may be accurate in detecting that you are not pregnant, this could also be because it is too soon to tell. While preparing for a baby mentally you are unknowingly tricking your body into believing it is by wanting it so badly....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hardness in tummy, placental abruption, slim women
placental abruption, slim women, wks: Dear marisa If this hardness is something that happened recently within 1-2 days, then it can be something serious known as placental abruption. The good thing is, in slim women, the head, which is normally hard, can be identified as hard object in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hello, good luck good luck, transvaginal ultrasound
good luck good luck, transvaginal ultrasound, period 4: Dear Erica This complaint can be due to many reasons. The most serious is ectopic pregnancy. Most of the time ectopic presents with atypical menstruation and backpain. Therefore i would advise for a transvaginal ultrasound to exclude this possibility as...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Large subchronic hemorrhage, yolk sac, hcg test
yolk sac, hcg test, subchronic hemorrhage: I am very sorry for your loss. A D&C would be the best and the safest course of action. There is a possibility that you could develop an infection or other complications by trying to have a natural spontaneous abortion. At this point, given your history and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: lsil/hpv, LSIL, HPV
LSIL, HPV: Dear Amber, Squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL) is a term that is used to describe abnormal changes in the cells on the surface of the cervix. The word squamous describes thin, flat cells that form the outer surface of the cervix. The word lesion refers...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Miren IUD, mirena iud, hormone fluctuations
mirena iud, hormone fluctuations, hormonal symptoms: Dear Andrea, If the Mirena was removed four months ago, you should be starting to feel a reduction in the hormonal symptoms which you described. Those symptoms are typically related to hormone fluctuations. Are you on any other type of hormonal birth control...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Post pregnancy pouch, exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise
exercise after pregnancy, postpartum exercise, abdominal separation: Both my book, Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best and my award winning DVD Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning have detailed descriptions on abdominal separation/diastasis recti, and corrective exercises. Since you are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Postpartum Pain, postpartum period, anal pain
postpartum period, anal pain, old baby: You are experiencing an unusual amount of pain, as well as a variety of symptoms that need to be checked out by your OBGYN. I can understand why you don t want to go to the doctor, but in your case it would be much better to know what s going on, and receive...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, false pregnancy test, cervics
false pregnancy test, cervics, spontaneous abortion: Dear Joy, You are really jumping to alot of unnecessary conclusions! As a mother, you should already know that one of the most crucial qualities that a mom must have is patience. You need it over and over and over again throughout the life of a child. This...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy, pregnancy implantation bleeding, high risk pregnancy
pregnancy implantation bleeding, high risk pregnancy, delayed period: Dear Marie, At this point, it just is impossible to know what the cause of your bleeding/spotting is. It may be a delayed period or a bit of spotting in a VERY early pregnancy. Implantation bleeding typically takes place 6-12 days after conception which...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Periods, pregnancy sypmtoms, vaginal secretions
pregnancy sypmtoms, vaginal secretions, sore breasts: Dear Joann, From what you have shared, I would not suspect pregnancy. The clear, abundant vaginal secretions with some abdominal discomfort likely does indicate an early ovulation time for you this cycle. It sounds like maybe your cycles are just a little...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy and Rides, amusement park rides, roller coasters
amusement park rides, roller coasters, ferris wheel: Generally, most amusement park rides jostle and bounce the body around quite a bit, and are not advisable for pregnant women. Many of these types of rides will warn pregnant women not to get on. Other rides with rigid harnesses can compress the belly too much....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregnancy risk assessment, pregnancy risk assessment, pre ejaculate
pregnancy risk assessment, pre ejaculate, sperm cells: Dear Collin, The odds would be low. First though, the fact that liquid on your finger had dried was not enough. It really should have been washed with soap and water to be sure. The fact that it dried lessens the chances, but sperm cells are microscopic....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: post csection pain years later, csection, scar tissue
csection, scar tissue, adhesions: Yes, it sounds normal. Some women develop adhesions, or tissue that connects the scar to underlying tissue, and most likely, this is the source of your discomfort when coughing. Scar tissue is very strong and you do not need to worry about injury or strain...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy., urinary stones, last period
urinary stones, last period, unprotected sex: Dear Lauren If this last period on May 12 came out normal in duration and amount , then pregnancy can be excluded as a possibility. Having this bleeding only when peeing raises a possibility that this can be related to the urinary tract....urinary stones...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: my pregnancy, vaginal ultrasound, problems in pregnancy
vaginal ultrasound, problems in pregnancy, gynecological problems: Dear Nina Vaginal ultrasound is accurate in diagnosing Obstetrical and gynecological problems. In pregnancy, falacies occur in the range of more or less of 2 weeks depending on the type of the machine, its resolution and experience of the sonographer...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, vaginal discomfort, body pillow
vaginal discomfort, body pillow, birth canal: In the latter part of the third trimester, it is very common to experience this discomfort. You are in the home stretch now, unfortunately pressure will increase and you will continue to be uncomfortable for a few more weeks. This is all perfectly normal,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnant?, hormone fluctuations, birth control pill
hormone fluctuations, birth control pill, morning urine: Dear Shayla, Although it is a much better idea (and advised by the manufacturer) to take any birth control pill at approximately the same time every day, you should pretty much remain protected as long as you are not skipping days and not doubling up or...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Getting pregnant after a c section concerns, iron deficiency anemia, emergency c section
iron deficiency anemia, emergency c section, section concerns: Dear Cindy Most research advice a spacing of 2-3 years between pregnancies for the mother to replenish her stores of different nutrition to be able to feed her next baby and to avoid health problems for her such as iron deficiency anemia. Periods less than...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: provera, lack of ovulation, ovulation predictor
lack of ovulation, ovulation predictor, chemical pregnancy: Dear Megan, Changes in your menstrual cycles after a miscarriage or other pregnancy loss are not uncommon. It is a delicate balance of estrogen and progesterone that causes menstruation to occur every month. The estrogen rises in the first half of the cycle....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Sore quads/glutes, thigh muscles, sore muscles
thigh muscles, sore muscles, hot showers: Your symptoms are unusual, and don t seem to be related to exercise. Since your pain is severe enough that you need medication, I suggest that you consult with your OBGYN for an in depth evaluation and possibly a referral to a Physical Therapist who specilizes...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: soreness, ligament pain, groin pain
ligament pain, groin pain, groin area: Dear Teresa, Groin pain is common discomfort of pregnancy - especially during the 2nd trimester. There are two physical changes that occur with pregnancy that can cause this. The first, and most common, cause is round ligament pain. Round ligament...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: training for 1/2 marathon, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy fitness
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy fitness, running during pregnancy: If you are in excellent physical condition, then running a half-marathon at 20 weeks gestation might be feasible. But pregnancy is NOT a time to keep to a rigid training schedule. Fatigue is a common complaint of the first trimester. It s important that...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: trigger shot and missed period, negative pregnancy test, early sign of pregnancy
negative pregnancy test, early sign of pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: Dear Brandy Although a delay in period is taken, in normal conditions, as early sign of pregnancy, it is not so with an irregular period. However pregnancy is still a possibility and a transvaginal ultrasound may be necessary to make a diagnosis. It is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: tubular pregnancy, tubular pregnancy, doctor appointments
tubular pregnancy, doctor appointments, fallopian tubes: Although this is outside of my area of expertise I can tell you that you need to seek some legal advice. I am not sure what the laws are in the state you reside, however you may have no rights to her medical records or anything other than word of mouth. Please...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ultrasound Accuracy, conception date, hetherington
conception date, hetherington, piece of mind: Like many things in medicine, ultrasounds are not 100% accurate. They can be off by up to a pound and up to a week early or late in detection. Ultrasound is merely a tool used to get a generalized idea as to how far along mothers are, detections in abnormalities...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: 15 weeks - Light brown spots and discharge on underwear, bleeding in early pregnancy, menstrual cramps
bleeding in early pregnancy, menstrual cramps, sexual intercourse: Dear Erika, Vaginal bleeding/spotting can occur frequently in the 1st trimester of pregnancy and may not be a sign of problems. Bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage but does not mean that miscarriage is imminent. Studies show that anywhere from 20-30%...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: 1st round 50 mg clomid hcg shot, anovulatory, clomid
anovulatory, clomid, ovary: Dear Karishma Yes definitely, there is a chance to get pregnant in the near future. Ovarian factor is the easiest to treat as long as your ovary is capable of producing eggs. I think your doctor will go for trials in the next few cycles with higher doses...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: amniotic band, high risk pregnancy, scar tissue
high risk pregnancy, scar tissue, qestions: Dear amniotic, You might want to talk to your doctor further about whether this is an amniotic sheet or a true amniotic band. Amniotic sheets or folds are common and cause no harm to you or your baby. They are found in about 1/200 pregnancies and are thought...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Blood and mucus in stool during pregnancy, mucus in stool, blood and mucus in stool
mucus in stool, blood and mucus in stool, bloody show: Dear Deborah, I am wondering if you noted the blood and mucus upon wiping or actually attached to the stool itself, as there would be a difference. If it was upon wiping, I would suspect that it was some bloody show with the loss of part or all of your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: belly shaping after pregnancy, postparatum abdominal exercises, belly wraps
postparatum abdominal exercises, belly wraps: While postpartum belly shapers or modified girdles are sold and used by some, I do not recommend their regular use. In fitness, out mantra is don t wear a girdle, build a girdle. This means starting postpartum reconditioning with your deepest abdominal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Chemical Pregnancy or Late Period?, ovulation test strips, pregnancy test strips
ovulation test strips, pregnancy test strips, short luteal phase: Dear Lily, In the first half of your menstrual cycle, lots of things are going on including various hormonal fluctuations to prepare the egg for ovulation and ultimately to actually cause ovulation itself. In the luteal phase, the major hormonal event is...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Conception Date, week fetus, vaginal ultrasound
week fetus, vaginal ultrasound, accurate measurement: Dear Courtney, In general, ultrasound dating of a pregnancy is more accurate than dating using the date of the mother s last menstrual period. The biometric crown-rump measurement (CRL) of the six to 12-week fetus provides the MOST accurate measurement...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Conception date, week fetus, accurate measurement
week fetus, accurate measurement, conception date: Dear Katie, Simply...No. Not possible. A fertilized egg will not lay dormant. From the moment it implant in the uterus, it begins to develop. If it didn t, it would die. Additionally, ultrasound dating of a pregnancy - especially done within the first...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Conception date, worst case scenario, katie dear
worst case scenario, katie dear, conception date: Dear Katie, Unfortunately, I don t find the original question and there are other questions with the same title. Also, I have unfortunately been dealing with a personal family crisis which has kept me away from my computer for over a week. I wish I could...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: c section complications, incision hematoma
incision hematoma: Dear Erin, This type of hematoma occurring after a C-section does not happen often, but does happen. Put simply, it is when some bleeding occurs between the tissues - kind-of between the space between the muscles and the cavity where all your organs are...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: is my case medical neglect ?, emergency c section, medical neglect
emergency c section, medical neglect, sleeping pills: This is outside of my area of expertise in all honesty, it would almost be a conflict of interest. This is what I can tell you from my own personal knowledge. It is very common, especially with twins, to exhaust all possible resources to sustain a pregnancy...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: castro oil questions, castro oil, mylicon drops
castro oil, mylicon drops, 80 effaced: Dear Amaya, More than likely the castor oil has nothing to do with the symptoms you, or your baby, are currently experiencing. The castor oil would have been processed through your system long ago. The immature digestive system of infants is very delicate...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: clampsia?, 3rd trimester of pregnancy, pitting edema
3rd trimester of pregnancy, pitting edema, swelling in the feet: Dear Leizyl, Swelling in the feet and ankles, as well as increased fatigue, would be expected during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. These are not necessarily symptoms that you/she should have any great concern about. If she were having any issues with...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: crazy life! help....., conception date, term hope
conception date, term hope, shante: Dear Shante, Again, if 9/24/08 had been the conception date, your baby would have been due 6/17/09 and it would have been very obvious that you were delivering a very OVER due baby on 7/2. MANY babies are born before the due date. In fact, anytime after...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ectopic pregnancies?, hormone fluctuations, intrauterine pregnancy
hormone fluctuations, intrauterine pregnancy, sore breasts: Dear Danielle, One week after conception would make you approximately three weeks pregnant (FYI) - and yes, that would be pretty early to have symptoms related to a pregnancy, although it has happened before. The symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Female Reproduction/Anatomy, inserting a tampon, loss of virginity
inserting a tampon, loss of virginity, gyn examination: Dear Kenneth, I m sorry for the delay - family crisis. Although typically there can be remnants seen, I would not say that that would hold true 100% of the time. And there have been unusual cases where there was no hymen detected at all in known virgins....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Firm, rounded belly post pregnancy-twins, postpartum belly, round tummy
postpartum belly, round tummy: Yeah, being asked when the baby is due when you re not pregnant is the worst, especially when you teach fitness classes! It s great that your abdominal separation resolved on its own, after twins no less, so give yourself some major points there. I...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ectopic pregnancies?, ectopic pregnancies, fertility drugs
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: ectopic pregnancies?, ectopic pregnancies, fertility drugs, dawn

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: muscle spasms in back, ace bandage, back rubs
ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: muscle spasms in back, ace bandage, back rubs, rib cage

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: feelings, family crisis, personal family
family crisis, personal family, 5 months: Dear Tiffany, Yes, most likely that is the movement of the baby that you are feeling - a kick, an elbow, a push of a hand, etc,... Eventually, you will be able to see it as well. when you begin to feel it, place your hand over the spot on your belly where...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: fetal heart rate drop, fetal heart rate, emergency ultrasound
fetal heart rate, emergency ultrasound, random readings: Dear Jennifer, Sometimes the fetal heart rate can drop suddenly like that if the cord gets compressed - they have it in their little hand and squeeze it or if they are lying on it awkwardly and move they may squish it momentarily, etc,... As long as the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: fetal movements and cord, risky pregnancy, fetal movements
risky pregnancy, fetal movements, fetal movement: Dear Syeda, Babies move around almost continuously during the last half of the pregnancy. Nuchal cord (cord around the neck) is caused by movement of the fetus through a loop of cord. It is actually fairly common - one loop around the neck occurs in approximately...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: My first period, breastfeeding weaning, oral birth control
breastfeeding weaning, oral birth control, pre pregnancy: Dear Gen, After breastfeeding/weaning it is not unusual for your body to take a few cycles to get regulated again into a normal cyclic pattern similar to what you had pre-pregnancy - and some never quite do. But because it is possible to ovulate before...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: group B strep and c-sections, group b strept, losing your mucus plug
group b strept, losing your mucus plug, group b strep: Dear Elizabeth Many doctors do not go for group B strept testing in many parts of the world. For the united states, i guess the opposite is true, Im sure that a minority do not ask for it. If you go into spontaneous vaginal labor or your membranes, ruptured,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Hormonal problems?, high prolactin level, pregnancy urine test
high prolactin level, pregnancy urine test, pre ejaculation: Dear Angel Your main problem is related to your high prolactin level. There is no possibility to be pregnant after all these tests. Many drugs are available to normalize prolactin level and I suggest u consult your local doctor for the drug available in...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: hcg levels, yolk sac, tilted uterus
yolk sac, tilted uterus, blighted ovum: Dear Lisa, A tilted uterus can make things a bit more difficult to visualize, but I cannot explain the discrepancy to you. If, in fact, the hCG level DID drop, that is typically a sign that the pregnancy may not be a healthy one and can indicate an impending...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Incompotent Cervix, cerclage, bedrest
cerclage, bedrest, bed rest: Dear Liz I do not see a reason why not happen again. If you want another baby, there is no reason not to give it a try. I disagree with your Ob. Chances of success should be better with a singleton. I advise you to seek a detailed examination with another...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Mild pain, c section recovery, rehab exercises
c section recovery, rehab exercises, lower abdomen: Many women experience tenderness in the lower abdomen for several months after a C, and since your describe yours as mild, I don t think you have anything to worry about. Since you are almost 8 weeks post surgery, your stitches have healed and your connective...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Missed period negative HPT, estrogen dominance, thyroid dysfunction
estrogen dominance, thyroid dysfunction, excessive alcohol: Dear Martine, I would suspect that your longer cycles are likely due to a bit of a hormonal imbalance - as most cycle irregularities are. This happens occasionally for all women - even those who are usually like clockwork , especially as we get closer...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: muscle spasms in back, rib pain during pregnancy
rib pain during pregnancy: Because of the alignment changes of pregnancy, mid back pain/rib cage pain is common. As the belly expands the ribs expand to make more room for your lungs. This can also contribute to mid back pain. Try the constructive rest position for pregnancy. Lie...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: I need help., birth control pills, ortho tri cyclen
birth control pills, ortho tri cyclen, fertility specialist: Dear Kenya, Unfortunately, for women in your situation it can be a difficult and frustrating process trying to conceive. However...NOT impossible. You are taking the correct steps in seeking the advice of your physician, and depending upon his/her expertise,...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: i need a little help please, morning urine, bcps
morning urine, bcps, head thanks: Dear Pamela, The symptoms you are describing are hormonal and could be related to the BCPs or to a pregnancy. However, if you started taking the BCPs when you typically do (either the 1st day of a period of the Sunday after a period begins), the chances...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Ovulated, no period yet, pregnancy kit showed negative, urine pregnancy test, pregnancy kit
urine pregnancy test, pregnancy kit, morning urine: Dear Sajith, Typically, any alteration in the menstrual cycle is related to a hormonal imbalance of one sort or another. But if you ovulated around cycle day 15 and it is just now cycle day 33, you are only about 4 days late for a period. This would be...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Period lasted 1 day, birth control pills, symptoms of early pregnancy
birth control pills, symptoms of early pregnancy, liver metabolism: Dear Victoria, Alcohol may interfere with the hormonal balance and reproductive function either directly, by activating or inhibiting the actual production and/or release of hormones, or indirectly, by changing liver metabolism of the hormones. There have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Post pregnancy stomach, postnatal exercise, postparatum pouch
postnatal exercise, postparatum pouch, twins: Twins stretch out the abs much more than a singleton and it takes longer to rebuild strength and good tone because the road is longer. On top of this, moms of twins are much busier, stressed, and sleep deprived than moms of singles. Adding to this you have...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Pregancy, home pregnancy test, transvaginal ultrasound
home pregnancy test, transvaginal ultrasound, mood swings: Dear Melissa It is a very remote possibility that you are pregnant after 13 years of coagulating your tubes. Having a transvaginal ultrasound is the best way to exclude pregnancy. A home pregnancy test can be useful if you are 2 weeks late after your...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods, negative pregnancy tests, dear teresa
negative pregnancy tests, dear teresa, moderate flow: Dear Teresa, Thank you very much for the compliment and I appreciate your faith in me! :-) I concur with your doctor completely. If you had conceived a pregnancy on 4/24/09, you would have been approximately 13 weeks along on 7/10/09. Your doctor would...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: periods, first pelvic exam, negative pregnancy tests
first pelvic exam, negative pregnancy tests, moderate flow: Dear Sue, I do believe I just answered this same question - different name though, so I will make sure and and re-send the answer... I concur with your doctor completely. If you had conceived a pregnancy on 4/24/09, you would have been almost 13 weeks...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, ultrasound exam, proper diagnosis
ultrasound exam, proper diagnosis, best of luck: Dear Jackie No. It is not normal. You need to have a sonographic examination for proper diagnosis. It may be a sign for threatened abortion. Meanwhile, till you have your ultrasound exam done, it is better to avoid excercise, household activites, sex...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: pregnancy, food cravings, tender breasts
food cravings, tender breasts, pregnancy symptom: Dear Susan, Typical symptoms related to early pregnancy such as: - Delayed or missed menstruation (the most common pregnancy symptom) - Swollen or tender breasts - Fatigue/Tiredness - Nausea or morning sickness - Headaches - Lower backaches...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant?, home pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg
home pregnancy tests, serum beta hcg, home pregnancy test: Dear Cate, Typically a home pregnancy test will be able to detect the hCG hormone in urine well before 14 weeks after a potential conception date. And the symptoms you are experiencing are hormonal in nature and can also be related to the hormones in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Could I be pregnant, even though I have crucial irregularity with my period?, early pregnancy, irregular cycles
early pregnancy, irregular cycles, conception date: Dear Sharmanique, Simply having irregular cycles does not make it impossible for you to become pregnant. It actually causes you to be more protective if you do NOT want to conceive because you never know when you might be ovulating. The symptoms you...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Rhogam, rh immune globulin, rh positive pregnancy
rh immune globulin, rh positive pregnancy, red blood cells: Dear Linda, Rh incompatibility occurs only if you are Rh negative and your baby is Rh positive. In most cases, development of antibodies (sensitization) can be prevented, but if antibodies are formed, they will cross the placenta and can cause serious damage...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: No Sac in 6 weeks, irregular period, dominant follicle
irregular period, dominant follicle, 4th july: Dear Pooja, It is very difficult for me to answer your question. First - I am not familiar with the medications used. These are not medications that are used in the U.S. Typically, there is not alot that can be done when a miscarriage is imminent in the...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Specific Exercises?, folic acid supplements, fetal health
folic acid supplements, fetal health, maternal health: There are no specific exercises to help you conceive. If you do not get pregnant by the end of one year, then you should consider infertility testing to find out what s going on. Since you are trying to become pregnant, now is the time to start folic acid...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: sorry another pregnancy question, lower backache, pregnancy question
lower backache, pregnancy question, best guess: Dear Necola, LOL...for someone who isn t crazily trying to get pregnant, you seem really anxious about this! :-) Here s the thing... the symptoms you describe are hormonal in nature and can also be related to hormone fluctuations within your cycle....

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Can i still get pregnant after being on depo provera?, depo provera, fertile time
depo provera, fertile time, body time: Dear Cassie, If you have resumed normal, regular menstrual cycles, you should be fertile and able to conceive. The most fertile time of your cycles will be cycle days 10-21 - particularly CDs 11-17. I typically suggest that couples who are actively trying...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: what are unsafe exercises if TTC?, yoga during pregnancy
yoga during pregnancy: Since you re not pregnant yet, you do not need to modify your exercise routine. After you become pregnant, you will need to modify your yoga once your belly pops out, generally around the 3rd or 4th month. Many women choose to switch in a specialized prenatal...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: vagina afterf pregnancy, natural lubrication, sexual intimacy
natural lubrication, sexual intimacy, dense tissue: Labial tears are possible during delivery. And if you had one, most likely your OBGYN would have stitched the tissue back into position. But you don t say why you needed stitches or where they were put in. Many women in the USA undergo an episiotomy during...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Walking while pregnant, walking during the last trimester
walking during the last trimester: Walking will provide a lot of health benefits, including increasing circulation, boosting mood, and improving the quality of you sleep (which you should get a lot of now, while you can) but will not induce labor. The start of labor is due to your body s...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: could i?, morning urine, conception date
morning urine, conception date, accurate results: Dear Gabby, Although some tests claim accuracy on the first day of a missed period, I usually suggest that women wait until the week after a missed or spotty period before testing for pregnancy, which is usually about three weeks after a potential conception...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: blood in urine at 26 weeks, blood cell count, pelvic ultrasound
blood cell count, pelvic ultrasound, white blood cell: Dear Tim Your wife have to be sure first that this blood is coming from her urethra and is not a vaginal bleeding that may occur accidentaly during urination and be mistaken for bloody urine. The most importnat cause for bloody urine is renal stone and...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: cycle, aloe vera juice, proper exercise
aloe vera juice, proper exercise, exercise bike: Riding a bike is a non-weight bearing activity and therefore less stressful on the joints then other forms of exercise. Bike riding will also strengthen your thighs, which in many cases, cures knee pain. Aerobic exercise, like bike riding, also raises metabolism...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Diastasis and TVA, diastasis, finger widths
diastasis, finger widths, glutes: First off, a mid line that measures less than 2 finger-widths is not wide enough to be considered a diastasis. So that s good news. Sometimes muscles do become quiescent, meaning that they don t engage when they should. (This can occur for various reasons.)...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Exercise/Workout, exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy fitness
exercise during pregnancy, pregnancy fitness: Since your activity level is generally very high, you can continue moderate to strenuous workouts until about the 20th week of pregnancy. (You did not loose that much fitness from the 2 months that you didn t exercise.) From there on out, slowly taper down...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: Failure in labor in both pregnancy's, vaginal deliveries, second pregnancy
vaginal deliveries, second pregnancy, water bags: Dear Mary here are the answers for your questions: 1- Yes you can have a surgery to untie your tube but chances for success is 50% or less. 2-Your next delivery will be a Cesarean. The scar in your uterus from previous surgery makes uterus liable to...

ObGyn/Pregnancy issues: POSTPARTUM EXERCISES, deep breathing exercises, postpartum exercises
deep breathing exercises, postpartum exercises, pregnancy period: Twin pregnancies/double baby care is exponentially harder than a singleton. And you re right organization is key. So work on that first. Take it one step at a time. Don t try to make lots of changes at once, you ll just get overwhelmed. Sleep is critically...