Question: After suffering consecutive miscarriages, how about taking estrogen and progesterone before conception.do you think it is advisable. I really want to do my bit in preventing future miscarriages since i have already had 3 in the past. O. (Nigeria)
Question: My wife has been spotting for about 5 days. Her doctor saw her and recommended a scan which was done and the result revealed viable fetus. However, the bleeding though not regular but accompanied by lower abdominal pain. Please, what is your advice? D.I. (Nigeria)
Question: I am a vegetarian. Baby due on aug 23 (just over 2 weeks away). I was diagnosed with anaemia 2 months ago. Taking iron tabs but have had very loose stools since being on them; what can I do ? Doc says anaemia has not improved . Should I still have a home birth ? D.H. (UK)
Question: how do I know if i am pregnant? I got my periods 8 to 9 days late so i m worried if i m pregnant. Did my pregnancy test, it was negative. T.D. (India)
Answer: You are, most probably, not pregnant. Your period did arrive albeit late and the pregnancy test is negative. Both these facts point strongly to your not being pregnant. Late periods may be uncommon for you but many women do experience these from time to time. Moreover, modern pregnancy tests are quite sensitive and therefore rarely give negative results. If you are still concerned just do another pregnancy test, maybe using a different brand. However, from the facts given, I am firmly convinced you are not pregnant.
Question: hello......my sister is 5 months pregnant and her ultrasound reports shows that her baby's brain and spinal code are not developed and her doctor suggested her to do abortion .....now she is in hospital. They gave her some medicine in glucose but from last 30 hours her labour pain is after 10 min.
Now she is very tired and axausted..can you please tell me if she can do any exercise or can eat something that can help in getting close towards her labour.if there is any danger in this stage of abortion .... J.
Light vaginal bleeding at 12 weeks pregnant
Addendum: i am 12 weeks pregnant and having a light bleeding... i cannot go to doctor or any hospital...is there any home remedy for this??please answer me as soon as possible.. I'll b grateful.. A. (UK)
Answer: OK, this sound like threatened miscarriage. As a rule, there is nothing that needs to be done in threatened miscarriage as you cannot influence what happens eventually. The bleeding does eventually stop but unfortunately for 1 in 10, this sort of development is a prelude to pregnancy loss. If this was going to happen, nothing can be done to change the course of events. I am, however, a little concerned about your comment that you cannot go to a doctor or any hospital. I would not want to pry as for the reasons for this but this suggests to me that you probably have not even had a booking scan and therefore do not have the basic information about your pregnancy. Information such as confirmation of the gestation, number of babies, viability etc. If that is the case< I would strongly urge you to find a way of getting medical attention. My best wishes.