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Since in the current answers there is no information about normal pregnancy duration I've decided to add my own answer for the sake of clarity. Normal pregnancy usually lasts 266 days which is exactly 38 weeks. It means the baby spends in the uterus 38 weeks. The exact day of conception is known only in the case of artificial fertilization (i.e. IVF in ...


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I looked at the other questions you've asked. Looking at the big picture, I think the most important thing for you to know is that with multiples, there is a greater risk of losing the pregnancy or of having significantly premature babies. I recommend the following: if twins happen along, do the best you can -- it can be stressful; but don't go looking for ...


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The woman can take the Birth Control Pill to suppress ovulation. This is helpful because the woman is born with a finite number of eggs.


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The Estimated Date of Confinement (EDC) or due date (EDD) is usually calculated from the date of the last menstrual period (LMP). With someone who has irregular periods or doesn't know the date of her LMP, it's a challenge to determine when conception occurred. if the doctor says "the calculated date of your menses is...let's say 1 of April"... The ...


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The pregnancy is usually calculated from the start of the last period. This is babycenter.com's page on 2 weeks pregnancy: Your last period started 12 to 16 days ago, so you're probably ovulating now or will be soon. Strange as it may seem, your healthcare provider calculates your due date (and your baby's gestational age) starting from the first day ...


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I think @anongoodnurse provided a fine answer. For your first question, I can't find anything on whether or not a fetus feels the stress of a moment. But I did find this article about how stress can affect a pregnancy in general. Preterm labor and premature birth Miscarriage Low birth weight Risk of infection Increased problems later in life The end of ...


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No doubt, if your wife was jostled, the baby felt this. More than that is hard to say. As women have been having healthy babies in spite of acute stressors of all kinds, I'd imagine that one episode has no lasting effect on the fetus. When your wife feels fear (for example, a near accident), her body releases stress hormones, such as epinephrine and ...


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Exercise during pregnancy is generally considered to be a good thing as it helps you stay healthy and helps with the fitness required for the birth. However, you should always follow the advice of your doctor or midwife first. Assuming that you have no conditions that prevent it then I'm not aware that there is any level of activity that should be avoided ...


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Exercise isn't important but rest. Yoga and stretching is okay but aerobic or strenuous activities are not good for Twin Pregnancies when it's good for singleton. Simple walk around 30 minutes everyday is should-do. Should also re-filled the body to be hydrated with 16-cups of water per day. Please see this URL for interesting story: Everything being a ...


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Sure thing, the body will be carrying larger, and ache a whole lot more. Pregnancy comes with its own risks and complications but having twins increases those risks significantly. With singleton pregnancy, one prenatal vitamin in a day is sufficient. But it needs more for an iron supplement and at least 1mg of folic acid for Twins. Those vitamin would reach ...


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I see many worthwhile and insightful thoughts here. I want to add a success story I hope you'll identify with. I am also a musician and bore other similarities to your story--such as speculating how unexpected this was and not being ready to settle down. Thirteen years ago I learned a child was on his way and also didn't want this responsibility. I ...


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I would recommend approaching the problem, not running from it. You said one thing that stood out to me amidst everything else: ...I don't want a relationship with her and don't really like her, I'm still in love with and attached to her. This strikes me as a very complicated internal state. While there is a tendency to say "get out of a situation ...


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First of all, you are not a bad person. Looking for guidance here was a small but important step. When we are faced with tough decisions, it is good and recommended to look for assistance. With this in mind, you certainly should look for a therapist, to keep getting assistance. I am definitely not even close to be an expert in parenting, but I felt like I ...


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You will never find a partner who is absolutely perfect in every way. We are all human. You and your wife have been together for a number of years and surely there is a strong bond there, whether you realise it or not. We need to learn to accept others' imperfections. I honestly think it's best to sit down and talk this over with her, probably with the help ...


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Man, I've been frustrated with my life due to some bad decisions I made in moments of weakness, but this puts me to shame! This seems like a very manipulative woman you're with, and the relationship is not healthy for you. She threatened to kill herself if you left, and you said that she got pregnant when she was on the pill? Did it ever occur to you that ...


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"I don't want to be a father" is a more common notion than you might expect. Your post looks like it goes a little further than that since the lifestyle you dream of could very well happen while also being a father. Whether or not you are being a father along side your wife. I don't think you should lean on the advise of people on the internet to tell you ...


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Regardless of what happens between you and your wife, you need to come to terms with the fact that your obligation to your son is now one of the most central realities of your life. The fact that he is now in the world is directly related to your actions and choices, and you need to take responsibility for those as an adult. You may feel tricked and ...


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Would my son be better off with a father who doesn't want to be around but is putting on a smiling face, or a father who was divorced early on? How do I handle my situation? Whether you like it or not your situation is about to change dramatically, and my advice would be to hold out until well after the arrival of your son before you do something ...


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I'm going to focus on this one thing that you said, because it's one of the only things you said about what you want, as opposed to all the stuff you are experiencing that you don't want: I want to be important and powerful and change the world. Well, I have good news and bad news about that. First the bad news. I'm going to be brutally honest here. ...


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I don't believe anybody envies your position. Personally I believe that no matter what choice you decide on, there isn't a wrong or right decision per se. It is unfortunate that things were allowed to progress as far as they did, threatening with suicide to prevent a break-up should really only finalize the ending of a relationship, but getting into that ...


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When we are confronted with a situation in our lives where what we believe doesn't match up to how we're living, we have two choices: Change our beliefs or change our actions. I think I know that tightness in your chest, and when I've experienced it, it's when what I am is not what I want to be. Other posters have suggested the latter. Get out for sure, ...


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Although my situation was different, I felt much the same way as you do five years ago. I ended up leaving my wife, but instead of feeling relieved and/or happier it made me feel worse. To make a long story short I ended up being diagnosed with depression and went on medication to help with that. It ended up improving my outlook on things significantly. ...


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You are going to be a father soon. My response will be limited to that. It's pretty clear that you probably won't find happiness in your marriage, so the question might be, for the sake of your child, when would be the best time to leave the relationship? If you want a chance to bond with the child and experience the child's infancy, it would be best if ...


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Since it is a question&answer board about parenting, I would only answer (vaguely) the parenting part. But do keep in mind that it is only my personal opinion. For the child, the question would be, what would be better for him: You break up now, You break up in a couple of months, or years, You stay together. I would say, but have no numbers, ...



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