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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I am rhesus positive and my husband is negative. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my partner are trying to get pregnant and he is a rhesus negative O and I am an O. Is there any possibility of getting pregnant or not?  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, there are high chances of getting pregnant but you must seek medical attention before getting pregnant to optimize your general health up to maximum so that if you end up with a healthy conception and rhesus negative is important if the mother is negative and hu...  Read Full »

I am 34 weeks pregnant and have small bumps on the outer edge of my vagina. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have found small bumps on the outer edge of my vagina. They are itchy and sometimes burning. Once in a while they leak a little blood but mostly yellow discharge. Also I am 34 weeks pregnant and currently on some medicines for UTI.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have not seen your problem and nature of the bumps, but from the symptoms you mentioned I suspect that this could be HSV (herpes simplex virus), but I am not sure about it. As you are pregnant, I would suggest you contact your local doctor and have it assessed urge...  Read Full »

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to travel to an area prone for Zika virus?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband and I are currently trying to conceive, and hope to be pregnant in the next few months. My in-laws are planning a trip after three months, and I am trying to verify if there is still a risk for pregnant women in regards to the Zika virus. The CDC states to consult with our ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, Zika virus is affecting pregnancies and does have adverse effects on your baby if the mother gets exposed to it in her first trimester or either later in pregnancy. Unfortunately, no precautionary measures are available other than avoiding the exposure to it. I ...  Read Full »

I am on my second pregnancy and advised to take Ecosprin 75 mg. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. I am on my second pregnancy. My last menstrual period was a month ago. Last month my beta hCG was 2708 mIU/mL, and transvaginal ultrasound showed GA (LMP) 5 weeks. Gestational sac 0.66 cm (no yolk sac or fetal embryo seen). A single intrauterine pregnancy ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your details show that there is no yolk sac seen on the scan until now (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but you have not mentioned any query. I suppose you are worrying for absent yolk sac. I would suggest to repeat a scan after a week or so and a...  Read Full »

Is it normal to vomit almost 10 times a day during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 13 weeks pregnant. I vomit almost 10 times a day. I could not focus on regular works at home. Lost 6 kg in 20 days. Is that normal? Feel moody more at times. But will having sex affect my baby?  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are vomiting frequently and has lost weight, you must see your local doctor as soon as possible for IV fluids and accurate management to control the vomiting. Excessive vomiting can adversely affect the baby as well as your health. And having sex does not affect...  Read Full »

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