How long does pregnancy morning sickness last?

During early pregnancy, up to nine out of 10 women will feel sick or be sick at some point. Morning sickness is the most common symptom of pregnancy. How bad the sickness is varies from woman to woman. About one woman in three feels sick but doesn’t actually vomit. You may get the mild queasiness […]

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When does 3rd trimester start?

Reaching the third trimester you will feels like a relief. Your baby has developed enough at this point that he or she could survive if you go into labor early, and at least two-thirds of the pregnancy is behind you. There’s some disagreement about when exactly the third trimester begins. Some people swear it starts […]

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How many weeks is a full term pregnancy?

A pregnancy is considered full term at 39 weeks. This means it’s best not to schedule your baby’s delivery before that point unless there’s a medical reason to do so. On average, pregnancies last about 40 weeks (280 days) from the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period. That’s how your practitioner will most […]

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When can babies drink water?

Once your baby is six months old, you can begin giving water in small amounts. This is the time when you introduce solid foods, and also when she gets more active. You can also offer diluted form of fruit juices (1:10 of juice and water), but not soda or other sugar drinks. You may start […]

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What is the purpose of the gel used in ultrasound scanning?

It is medium to help transmit sound waves. I like to think of it this way: you know how whales can talk to each other over many miles, but humans can only talk to each other at a distance of a few meters under most circumstances? Sound waves move very well through water, but much […]

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What does a heartbeat look like on an ultrasound?

When looking at real-time ultrasound images, the primary movement you would notice in the heart would be the opening and closing of the valves that connect heart chambers. You would also see the squeezing motion of the heart muscles. A special type of ultrasound called doppler ultrasound can see the movement of the blood flow […]

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Can an ultrasound say if the baby is black or white?

No. Ultrasound images are created by sending out sound waves that are too high for us to hear and receiving the echoes as the sound bounces off the structure being imaged. The computer then interprets the returning echoes and produces a picture. Since different colors all have the same echo pattern, the machine can’t “see” […]

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What do the colours on an ultrasound mean?

Assuming that the instrument’s parameters are appropriately set for the range of velocities to be depicted in color when superimposed upon the gray-scale image, RED means flow in one direction while BLUE means flow in the opposite direction. A mixture of RED & BLUE together can be the result of circular flow, turbulence, aliasing, or […]

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Is ultrasound bad for babies?

There is no evidence that ultrasounds are harmful, if used as per the guidelines. No, having an ultrasound won’t affect your baby. Ultrasound sends sound waves through your womb (uterus), which bounce off your baby’s body. The echoes are turned into an image on a screen, so your sonographer can see your baby’s position and […]

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What causes bleeding after a transvaginal ultrasound?

Ultrasound does NOT cause bleeding.If you bleed after an ultrasound exam. Several possibilities: Minor irritation of the cervix. The beginning of a spontaneous abortion as a coincidence. But if your pregnancy is further along it may be a cervical problem that the doctor definitively needs to know about. The ultrasound itself may be of help. […]

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Why would a transvaginal ultrasound be painful?

A transvaginal ultrasound, also called an endovaginal ultrasound, is a type of pelvic ultrasound used by doctors to examine female reproductive organs. This includes the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. If you have abdominal ultrasound, you will likely feel pressure in your bladder and a strong urge to urinate because your bladder is […]

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How soon can you detect an ectopic pregnancy?

Suspicion of ectopic pregnancy is abnormal bleeding or severe abdominal pain during pregnancy. Beta HCG levels need to be evaluated for this purpose of diagnosis. The serum quantitative HCG is then repeated serially (typically every two days) to assess whether the increase in concentration is consistent with an abnormal pregnancy. In some cases, the diagnosis […]

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What happens if you take birth control pills while pregnant?

They will not be effective as birth control. If you’re pregnant, you’re not ovulating monthly, so there’s nothing for them to do. They won’t affect menstrual timing, flow, and symptoms because your hormone levels will be far above what the pills contain. In fact, those high natural hormone levels put you at far greater risk […]

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Is diarrhea a sign of early pregnancy?

If you experience diarrhea during pregnancy, it is because there are a few associations between pregnancy and diarrhea. When you find out you are pregnant, you make sudden changes in your diet to make sure your baby is getting the nutrients they need. If there are changes in your diet or food you eat, can […]

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When do babies start sitting up?

Four to seven months is the ages between which your baby will be able to sit. Your baby will have mastered rolling over and holding his head up. Most babies can sit well for several minutes without support by the time they’re 8 months old. At the age of 4 months, your baby’s neck and […]

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Can the baby ‘hide’ from ultrasound?

No, they can’t. The uterus is not very large, and the baby takes up basically all of it. In the first trimester, up to eight and rarely nine weeks, the baby may not be seen by an ultrasound. The abdominal scan may miss it, a transvaginal ultrasound will pick up the baby by the six […]

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How Many Times is Ultrasound Safe During Pregnancy?

An ultrasound is a technology that uses high pitched sound waves that bounce off from the baby and are collected by the transducer (the device that the technician glides over your abdomen). These sound waves form a series of images on the monitor. A normal abdominal ultrasound, if properly done by a trained technician, produces […]

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How Soon Can an Ultrasound Confirm Your Pregnancy?

In early pregnancy, an ultrasound is done to confirm if the pregnancy is viable or date the pregnancy if the mother is unsure about her last menstrual cycle. Later on, it is done periodically to determine fetal health and expected date of delivery. Two types of early ultrasounds may be performed: abdominal ultrasonography and trans-vaginal […]

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When does Implantation occur?

Implantation is the process where the fertilized egg gets embedded into the uterine wall. It marks the beginning of true pregnancy. Implantation can occur any time between 6-12 days after ovulation. 85% of times it occurs between 8 to 10 days post ovulation. During ovulation, an egg is released from your ovaries into the fallopian […]

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When can I take a Pregnancy Test?

Pregnancy tests measure the HCG hormone level of your body. HCG increases continuously after implantation and reaches measureable values after 7-12 days. It is advisable to do a urine pregnancy test a week after your missed period or 1-2 weeks after sex. Sensitivity of different brands for HCG is different. It is described in mIU/mL […]

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How many days after your period do you ovulate?

Ovulation depends on your menstrual cycle. If you ideally have a regular cycle of 28 to 30 days, the 1st day of your cycle will begin with your menstrual period.  After the 10th day you begin ovulating, and will most likely ovulate on the 12th, 14th, 16th, and 18th day of your cycle. Methods such […]

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How long does ovulation last?

You need to know how long your ovulation lasts, in order to avoid or bring about pregnancy. For women, who are trying to get pregnant for a long time, ovulation may appear to be an illusion. On the other hand, for women who are trying to avoid pregnancy, but had to end up aborting it […]

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How many weeks is a pregnancy?

It is normal for pregnant women to get anxious about seeing the baby in the last days of pregnancy. Most of them have a common question – How many weeks is my pregnancy? It is never a easy question to answer. It is difficult to understand exactly when you have become pregnant. That is why […]

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How do you know when you are ovulating?

This is a question that every woman needs to know, whether you want to get pregnant or abstain from pregnancy. As you start ovulating, your ovaries start releasing eggs. If the egg meets a sperm, you get pregnant. You need to be aware of symptoms of ovulation so that you can either abstain from sex […]

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When will you ovulate again after miscarriage?

Women often tend to have feelings of sadness, anxiety and guilt after a miscarriage. But it is as common as 10-20% among women who know they are pregnant to experience a miscarriage. There is nothing  alarming about   miscarriages, unless, of course, you are having it again and again. If you had a miscarriage, rest assured […]

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When are the fertile days? Which days are considered as ‘peak fertility’ days?

The day before and the day of ovulation are considered as the most fertile days. The egg only survives for 24 hours and if you plan to conceive, the conception must take place in this extremely short phase only. Basically, the fertile period in a woman’s system begins about 5 days before ovulation and lasts […]

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What might be the causes which lead to delay in ovulation?

There are many factors which contribute to delay in ovulation. Some of them include illness, taking certain kinds of medications, high stress levels, increased activity levels, etc. If you find that the ovulation is getting delayed and you want to conceive, it is recommended to get in touch with a gynecologist and seek suggestions. Related […]

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What is the luteal phase in ovulation?

The luteal phase is the time which commences with ovulation day and stretches through the remaining of the menstrual cycle. The luteal phase spans between 10-16 days. The general period of ovulation can be calculated by subtracting the length of luteal phase from the total length of the menstrual cycle. Related Posts

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What is the best way to calculate the ovulation time?

Calculating ovulation timing is not as easy as it seems. Study of menstrual cycles and body composition is important for the same. Tracking periods, observing cervical fluid and noting basal body temperature are some of the ways of identifying ovulation time. In most of the cases, ovulation is estimated to take place between 11-21 days […]

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What are some of the signs of ovulation?

There are many signs and symptoms related to ovulation. However, most women experience only one or two among the ones mentioned: Light spotting Change in cervical fluid Increased sex drive Breast tenderness Brief twinge of pain felt on single side of abdomen Abdominal bloating Cervical firmness and change in cervical position Increase in basal body […]

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Should I be concerned if I experience pain and PMS symptoms from ovulation?

Ovulation pain and PMS symptoms might be common during ovulation. While for some women the period of ovulation might be normal, some might face quite rough challenges. There are many reasons for ovulation pain. If the pain becomes intolerable, it is always recommended to consult a gynecologist as there might be problems in the female […]

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Is monthly ovulation common in all women?

No. All women do not ovulate every month. In some cases it has been seen that not ovulating every month indicates that there is some problem in the gynecological health of a woman. Related Posts

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How long after ovulation does implantation take place? When do you start to have symptoms?

This is a very important question that many women ask. Implantation is the process in which the egg implants itself on the uterine wall. An integral part of the conception process, it is actually the beginning of pregnancy. There might be some symptoms which might be seen once the implantation has taken place and these […]

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Does cervical position indicate when one is fertile?

Yes, cervical position is a great indicator that a woman is fertile. Right before the process of ovulation starts, levels of estrogen increase in the body and the cervix rises. Charting the cervical position is important after the menstrual cycle ends. The opening closes at this time. With fertility, the opening opens and becomes soft […]

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Did you have any ovulation symptoms while on Clomid?

Clomid is a fertility medicine, which is non-steroidal in nature. The process of ovulation is stimulated with this medicine as the pituitary gland releases the required hormones. Women taking Clomid have high success rates of ovulation. Many women have successfully got pregnant with this drug. Though there are no side effects of this fertility drug, […]

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