Question: I last had my period beginning 18-21 august 2010, i tested for pregnancy and was positive. How old is my pregnancy? T.M.
Answer: If your cycles are regular, averaging 4 weeks, your due date is Wednesday the 25th of May 2011. That puts your gestational age at 22 weeks (5 months) now. Remember, less than 5% of all pregnant mothers can expect to deliver exactly on their calculated due date. You can always use our handy pregnancy calculator which is found here:
Question: My daughter is 1 month old, I am fair looking but my daughter is dark colour and very slim,always my baby is crying,that time i prefer to breast feeding but her health condition does not improve. Please help me for body colour will turn to fair and will her health condition improve? P. (India)
Answer: You have asked about two different issues here. You appear to be unhappy due to the fact that your baby daughter has a darker skin complexion compared to you. It is very important for you to accept and love your daughter as she is. Skin complexion is genetically determined. That could be inherited from either parent and could also be a combination of the two. It will be particularly sad if your love for your daughter was in any way negatively influenced by her skin complexion. It is unlikely that the complexion will change but that should not really be an issue for a mother. I hope you can get past this kind of thinking about your own child.
With regard to her weight and the crying, you need to assess whether she is getting enough feeding. If you are not producing enough milk or she is unable to feed properly for whatever reason, you need to seek appropriate help from a health professional to see what the problem is. At one month of age, the mother’s milk should be more than adequate without any need for supplements. If this is not happening, you need to find out why.
Question: I am 8 weeks pregnant and would like to know if going on theme park rides
will effect my pregnancy at this early stage? I've just read that placental abruption
may be a risk but wondered if this was later on down the line? Many thanks. K.J.
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