Ask the Midwife

PCOS

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Dear Midwife,
I just turned 30. I was diagnosed with PCOS approximately 1 1/2 yr ago. We have been trying for about a year to get pregnant but with no success.

What are my options for fertility drugs? And what is my next step? My next doctor's apt is not until June.

Vaginal Discharge During Early Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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Dear Midwife,
I am about 5 and a half weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy and we've been trying for over 3 years, so naturally, I'm nervous about every little thing.

Yesterday I noticed I was having an occasional brown discharge, that also had a little pink in it. Had none this morning, but started again this afternoon. I keep reading conflicting things about this being normal, and then about this being a warning sign of miscarriage.

I had no implantation bleeding (as in red blood), so could this be leftovers from implantation?

Probability of Multiples

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Dear Midwife,
My maternal grandmother had 3 sets of fraternal twins. My mother is a fraternal twin that gave birth to identical twins. My husband's maternal grandmother had a fraternal set of twins. The male twin had a set of fraternal twins as well.

I am about 5 weeks pregnant with my third pregnancy, I am 38 year old African-American female. I have had extreme nausea for 2 weeks, my breasts are VERY VERY sensitive, and my pants are tight.

Fundal Height

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Dear Midwife,
I just stepped into week 33 today. my mid-wife told me that the fundal height is not enough, so I've an appointment for ultrasound next week.

I tried to ask her the reasons and what can I do to help it grow.... she told me not to worry but I am, therefore I need your help.

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