Pregnancy is the period from the formation of an embryo in a female womb till childbirth. It is also called gestation period, and it usually lasts for 40 weeks from the last menstrual period. The symptoms of pregnancy include missed periods, nausea, vomiting, implantation bleeding, and breast tenderness.

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My wife is 34 years old and we are not in the plan for a child. Could you please advise on the age limit to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 34 years old, and two to three years ago a lady doctor mentioned that she had fewer eggs left (I think in one of the ovaries) after her examination. At present, my wife and I can not plan for a child due to some personal circumstances. So my wife is worried that after two to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A woman can get pregnant as long as she menstruates. But after 35 years, quality of eggs decreases, which might lead to difficulty to conceive might lead to abnormalities in the babies, etc. So it is advisable to complete family before 35 years. After 35 years, if eg...  Read Full »

I am 35 weeks pregnant, and I am having contractions every six minutes. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35.3 weeks pregnant. When I turned 35 weeks, my mucus plug fell out, and I started having contractions every six¬†minutes apart consistently. I went to the hospital and was 1.5 cm dilated. They could not do anything, so they sent me home. I was wondering if it was fine to start tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are 35.3 weeks pregnant, and only the mucus plug fell off, so I believe that it was just sticky white secretion that came out. Dilation of 1.5 cm, which must not be progressing might be the reason for sending you home. I expect that you have received injection Beta...  Read Full »

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