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Questions tagged [pregnancy]

Regarding issues that arise during pregnancy (medical, legal, planning). See also the tag [maternity] for specifics regarding maternity-wear.

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how well is my baby protected at 21 weeks? [on hold]

3 days ago, i hit my belly my belly with am ombrela really hard and I haven't felt movement from my baby since then. Should I be worried?
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Daughter is deciding to have a child with near-total stranger

I have a daughter who has made many, many bad choices in her life. At 26, she has already been in several failed relationships, got addicted to heroin, recovered (6 years now), moved in with a guy ...
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My partner's pregnant with her second child (my first) and shows no emotions. How can I help bring that excitement out of her?

I'm a 32-year-old man expecting my first child in September. I imagined having my first would come with all the joys of that experience. My partner already has a son of 2, who I've taken as my own ...
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Pregnant partner unwilling to talk properly to you and unwilling to eat [closed]

My partner has two kids and separated. I desperately wanted a child and we decided to have another child. She is now pregnant. But her daughter often raises her voice so much I cannot speak up, and ...
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What to do if you are poor, have no house, no parents and pregnant?

I do not know where else to ask for the advise. I need someone to point me what to do. My situation: I am pregnant, ~ 3 months. I did not know about this pregnancy because I was taking ...
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Partner's son embarrassed about mother being pregnant

My partner and I decided to have a child; she is four months pregnant. We live in a small town of 3000 people. Her fourteen year old son, who usually stays at his grandparents' house, says he is ...
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12-year-old hits pregnant mother in the stomach [duplicate]

My partner is pregnant with my child. We were doing homework on the couch with her twelve year old daughter. All was going well when she started hitting her mother and then hit her mildly in the ...
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Will marijuana affect my baby? [closed]

I'm about 3 weeks pregnant and I only just found out. During the week I had 2 draws of a joint but I didn't know I was pregnant. Will this harm my baby? I'm very nervous.
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Study while pregnant

If a pregnant women reads or studies suppose English or Mathematics or Science books during her trimesters, then does it really helps in brain development of the child ? If yes, is there any specific ...
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Research request on marriage for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

I read this statement and wanted to know more. ... studies show that pregnant teens who marry before giving birth generally have more stable marriages, do better financially, and have healthier ...
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3 days ago, my doctor pressed my belly really hard and I haven't felt movement from my baby since then. Should I be worried? [closed]

The doctor pressed my stomach really hard to find where the baby's head was at, since then I haven't felt a movement from my baby and I'm really scared. Should I be worried? Should I go to the ...
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How to keep myself safe (during pregnancy) from abusive ex-boyfriend [closed]

I am now 20 weeks pregnant and I don't know what to do to keep this baby safe from an abusive ex that thinks I lost it. He is extremely mentally unstable and has threatened both of our lives if I ...
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Help…IM NOT SURE WHO THE FATHER IS [closed]

I had unprotected sex with an ex boyfriend on June 19th which was the last day of my period that began on June 14th I then got back together with my current boyfriend and we had unprotected sex ...
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11 weeks and concern of THC in babys system at birth [duplicate]

I was a heavy weed smoker for the past 3 years, up until I found out I'm pregnant. I've completely stopped smoking now. So far, it's been 30 days and I'm 11 weeks pregnant but I recently took a drug ...
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6 weeks pregnant and having trouble eating regular foods?

My wife is about six weeks pregnant is getting hit pretty hard with morning sickness and food aversions. She says most food smells like "it's rotting". So she's been falling back to mostly carbs since ...
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Health risk to my unborn child due to alcohol and drug use before finding out I was pregnant? [duplicate]

We were not planning on getting pregnant so we both were not practicing healthy living habits! The only time we were not careful having sex was only a few days (2days) after my last period which I ...
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Can an infant sense if their mother is pregnant

I have a 7 month son - he has became super clingy to me but gets very fussy with others including his father. Every time I feed him(breastfeeding) he always wants to put his butt in the air and ...
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What is the black line on pregnant womens belly

There is a vertical black line on a womans belly (shes white caucasian). I heard that its a common fact. Where does this line come from? Does it have a biological function? I heard about a remnant ...
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Choosing same name as a friend, how to ask or annonce?

So there's a name that we liked for our baby but I have a childhood distant friend having the same name. Would she (yeah its a she) be offended if we name our baby after her? How do I approach or ...
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Options to have a child but not giving birth

My wife and I want to have a child, but my wife does not want to bear a baby. We know we can adopt one from an orphanage. But what about child transferring from another family? Or bearing from ...
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How do I get a toddler to play more gently now that I'm pregnant again?

I have a 2 year old son and another baby on the way. I just recently found out I'm pregnant but not sure how far just yet. My son rammed into my stomach like he is always doing but this time it made ...
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Can tummy tighening cause harm to the baby in the womb

Can the tightening of abdominal muscles harm my baby? I ask because while sitting down on the bed I lost my balance which led to my tummy tightening as I re-gained my balance. I am 26 weeks along.
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Are there any health risks for mother or child when using a sauna or steam room while pregnant?

Are there any risks to either the mother or baby from using a sauna or steam room while pregnant? I know it's bad to stay for long periods in there, but what about short stays like 5 minutes, once a ...
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My wife had her first doctor's appointment and it took exactly 15 minutes is that ok?

My wife is 11 weeks pregnant and made appointment to one of the doctors around our area. When we went they did few tests on her but the doctor did not even talk to her nor ask her how her pregnancy ...
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Calculating gestational age of a baby

Does "gestational age" of an unborn child count from the first day of the last menstrual period of the mother?
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Estimate date of concieve [duplicate]

My girlfriend's estimated delivery date is 23 Feb 2016. Our last intercourse was on 7 May 2015. I checked with some expected conception date calculators on the net. They all say that the conception ...
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Estimated Date of Conception

My girlfriend's estimated delivery date is 23 Feb 2016. Our last intercourse was on 7 May 2015. I checked with some expected conception date calculators on the net. They all say that the conception ...
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If a pregnant woman's tummy is pressed hard, can the baby in her womb get hurt?

I am 22 weeks in my pregnancy and my baby does kick and stretch at times. Yesterday he poke a limb/head/butt out on my tummy which I could see a firm lump. I showed my friend, and she pressed on the ...
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PREGNANT ON Flaka-PVP [closed]

My daughter is 29 weeks pregnant and has been smoking the drug "flakka" (bath salts, pvp, and crystal meth mixed). She has gone to one doctor appointment, but she is scared the Department of Children ...
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Will a mother's crazy work hours affect child development in the womb?

My wife sometimes has to work 24 hours straight at least twice every three weeks, and it is very taxing on her, and she usually doesn't fully get back to norm until the weekend. She is a programmer, ...
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Could I have damaged my unborn baby in the womb?

I'm an intelligent and educated woman. I'm currently studying towards a Masters in Neuropsychology. On my reading list are books like 'early life origins of human health and disease' and 'only one ...
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Maybe pregnant? [duplicate]

Can my 4 year old son tell if I am pregnant, and if so how far along do I have to be in order for him to tell? I should be about two weeks along. A couple of my co workers says I am, that they can ...
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When should I take my pregnant wife to the hospital for nausea?

My wife is 12 weeks along with our first child and we are very excited to be parents next year. However, since about week 6, she has had quite a few bouts with nausea. We were quite aware that this ...
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How can I tactfully ask that people refrain from giving religious items at a baby shower?

My wife has a baby shower coming up in a month or so and we are not religious, but both of our extended families are Christian. We've seen other members of her family receive religious items, like ...
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Should I stop taking my prenatal vitamins? [closed]

I bought what I thought were the best quality prenatal vitamins. They are $100 a bottle and manufactured by Bayer pharmaceuticals in Germany. However, I was shocked by the list of excipients: "Each ...
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Actual date of conception

When ob-gyn performs US and says "Your pregnancy is of 6 weeks" what does it mean: (1) six weeks since last menses or from actual conception date? The question is related to some interesting story: ...
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Do high stress moments affect a fetus?

Recently my wife was driving and nearly hit a person who pulled out in front of her, and noticed a strong clenching in her stomach. There are quite a few websites indicating that a high-stress ...
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What are the health risks of having twins (or more)?

What are the health risks of being pregnant with twins, and how does it compare to being pregnant with just one child?
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What can be done to extend the fertility of a woman?

I want to ask the question: "what is the age cut-off for female fertility", but I think that varies a lot between women. Instead, I ask, what can be done to extend the fertility of a woman? Basically,...
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I don't want to be a father [closed]

I feel awful about this, but I can't keep my silence about it anymore. I'm a 25 year old man. I am a piano teacher and have a lot of entrepreneurial/artistic dreams and goals. I met a girl about two ...
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Flight travel during pregnancy

Can flying cause any problems during any stage of pregnancy ? Is there any harmful effect on the baby or mother ?
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Constipation problem in two months pregnancy

i am two months pregnant. Feeling constipation every two days. What should i take to get relieved of this problem? Pls somebody advice.
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Just found out pregnant and smoked marijuana

I just found out I am pregnant and I am 11 weeks. I am embarrassed to admit I smoked marijuana (casually, not everyday) until I found out a few days ago. Aside from the health risks for my child, I am ...
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Morning sickness symptoms

I'm pregnant for the first time, and I've never really had morning sickness until recently. What are the normal signs and symptoms of morning sickness? What are some signs and symptoms I should look ...
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Do negative thoughts affect a foetus?

Do negative thoughts affect a foetus ? How do most new parents avoid negative thoughts - for example worrying intensely about birth deformities etc ?
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What level/type of exercise is safe during pregnancy?

Reading Can Pregnancy Weight Loss Be Good?, I stumble across "We know that exercise in pregnancy is safe for everybody," Artal says. "When we talk exercise, we talk about just walking -- a safe ...
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Consequences of smoking marijuana during pregnancy (especially first weeks)? [duplicate]

I just found out yesterday I am 4 weeks pregnant, I am a regular weed smoker I usually smoke once a day at night right before bed just a couple hits out of my pipe so I basically smoked every night ...
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What constitutes a Birth Plan

My wife and I are expecting our first within the next couple weeks, and while we have made significant preparations, we remain a little confused as to what constitutes a "Birth Plan" We have already.....
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When will I feel the same attachment for my next child as my firstborn?

My second child is due towards the middle of next year. This was an expected, planned pregnancy. I have no worries or reservations about having another child. It's something my wife and I both wanted ...
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My wife is pregnant and I don't want to be part of it, what I should do? [duplicate]

My wife is pregnant with her 8th child. She has 3 from her first marriage, 2 more with another relation, and I married her and we have 2 more. She got pregnant while she has both an IUD and is on ...