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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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SPECTACULAR: Dazzling fireworks lit up Riyadh's skyline over seven locations as residents expectantly welcomed Eid holidays.
Wide eyes hoping for what could be, young lives waiting expectantly.
Maren Sanchez had planned to go to the prom with another boy, who was her alleged attacker's friend and expectantly posted a pic of her wearing a teal-blue gown, the New York Post reported.
The last time my wife and I were stuck at Bahrain airport, I thought up a brilliant wheeze I should have tried years earlier to avoid the frustration of gazing expectantly at those information TV screens, waiting for the words 'flight delayed' at the side of our flight number to be replaced by the words 'now boarding'.
Throughout the year new clubs are introduced and we are expectantly waiting for a climbing club and ocarina club which should start next term.
One of my dogs actually used to go straight under the garden tap and wait expectantly for her drenching
He viewed that the Election Commission along with caretaker prime minister will take steps to ensure that the government machinery is not used by any political party in the general elections expectantly being held in May and the commission has started planning in this regard, he added.