Question: Is anencephalic baby of normal size, i mean in height and weight? S.K. (Pakistan)
Answer: In the womb, an anencephalic baby will tend to grow at the normal rate because that is mainly dependent on placental function. If the pregnancy gets to term, the baby will be of normal size and weight. These babies do not survive outside the womb.
Question: 1. After delivering my twins prematurely at 28 weeks, i bled for two months.
I had to undergo D&C. What was the cause of the prolonged bleeding?
2. Currently am 4 months pregnant. However, i usually get lower abdominal pain especially when i sit or walk for long. Is this situation putting my baby in danger or is it normal. What is the cause anyway?
3. My breasts are expanding abnormally yet am only 4 mths pregnant. For how long is this likely to go on. A.N. (Uganda)
Answer: Preterm delivery in twin pregnancy is relatively common, even though at 28 weeks, that was significantly earlier than the stage where this normally occurs. However, it is reasonable to assume that the prematurity was purely or largely because this was a twin pregnancy. The persistent postpartum bleeding was most likely due to retained products of conceptions, that is; bits of placenta and/or membranes. The D&C was the appropriate corrective procedure.
The pains you have mentioned are probably nothing more than a nuisance and unlikely to impact the well being of your baby in the womb in any way. This is a fairly common occurrence in pregnancy. I can of course understand your heightened anxiety following your experience in the previous pregnancy.
Breast enlargement should also not bother you unduly. This is a normal pregnancy development and varies from person to person and pregnancy to pregnancy. Being almost halfway through this pregnancy, there is unlikely to be much more enlargement to come. My best wishes.
Question: Hi, I am 41 years old and just got married two months back. After an ultrasound
scan the doctor found out that I have small ovaries. I am of small build but healthy
and having a normal menses cycle so far have had no problems in my menses cycle.
Please let me know my chances of getting pregnant. Thanks. M
Question: I give birth at 17yrs old. 7-9 hrs after, the left side of my body went numb and my speech went. My face lowered on left side too. It lasted for 5-8 mins. Also throughout my pregnancy i often blacked out and trembled before an after this occurred. L.B. (UK)