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Pregnant: expectant mothers.

ex·pec′tant n.
ex·pec′tant·ly adv.
Referring to a stance of nontreatment adopted for an illness for which the benefit of therapy is uncertain, which follows the dictum primum non nocere ("first, do no harm")


adjective Clinical medicine Referring to a stance of nontreatment adopted for an illness for which the benefit of therapy is uncertain, following the dictum, '…primum non nocere' Vox populi Pregnant


Characterized by the willingness to wait hopefully. The term is used especially of medical treatment.

Patient discussion about expectant

Q. What to expect from a Parkinson's patient? My 70 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. What will he be like from now on, what to expect?

A. Some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:
• Trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
• Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
• Slowness of movement
• Poor balance and coordination
The symptoms usually get worse with time and then people with the disease may have trouble walking, talking or doing simple tasks.

Q. Curious as to what to expect with menopause

A. Menopause symptoms are caused due to rapid decline in hormonal levels- especially estrogen. You should expect to experience a variety of symptoms, that may be unpleasant such as hot flashes, palpitations, night sweats, vaginal atrophy (drying), skin drying, slight decrease in sexual drive, mood changes, urgency in urination and more. Not all women have these symptoms, and usually woman don't have all the symptoms.

Q. What kind of health complications I should expect if I have Psoriasis? i recently was diagnosed with Plaque Psoriasis- will it affect other organs in my body? Are there any complications I should worry about?

A. Patients suffering from psoriasis may also suffer from arthritis of various type, and also accelerated atherosclerosis (i.e. heart diseases). However, I don't think that the approach should what should you worry about, but rather you may consult your doctor to see what you can do to control the disease and maybe feel better about it.

Take care,

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In 80% of expectantly managed patients the duration of third stage of labour was greater than 5 minutes.
Nulliparous women who have an unfavorable cervix have comparable neonatal and maternal outcomes, including similar rates of cesarean delivery, whether they are managed expectantly or undergo induction of labor
Smith--and I--are expectantly awaiting the results of his MRI.
In the meantime, read this - and wait expectantly for book two in the autumn.
Expectantly, Beatrice listens to people call in and starts to feel comforted and intrigued by Jonah when she hears his voice that night.
The judge turned his attention to the defendant, his hand against his temple, expectantly waiting for the 63-year-old to turn the phone off.
Those who were managed expectantly were discharged home without abdominal complications.
I looked at him expectantly, figuring he had a handgun to sell and I was his prime candidate.
They come within a few feet of the snack bar, toss their heads and look expectantly.
Each January, I receive its catalog and expectantly unlock its treasure chest of pages, eager to glimpse the botanical jewels inside, a number of which are described below.
They made their way to the drive-through window and gazed expectantly at McDonalds employees.
AS the festive season beckons, Ma'Dere Whitfield (Loretta Devine) waits expectantly for all the members of her family and their partners to arrive for the holiday season, united for the first time in four years.