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gestationPregnancy Reproduction medicine The period from fertilization to delivery/birth. See Multiple gestation.
gestationthe development of the embryo in the uterus of mammals. The gestation period is the time elapsing from fertilization and the implantation of the embryo to birth. This takes 60 days in the domestic cat, 9 months in humans and 18 months in the Indian elephant.
Patient discussion about gestation
Q. Will she be tired all her pregnancy? My wife is 6 weeks pregnant with our first baby. She is tired all the time and goes to bed at 7 PM. Will she be like this the whole pregnancy?
-She should take short breaks during the day and lie down and lift her feet up. This can help her feel better and less tired. If she is at work and can't lie down, then she should just pick her legs up on a chair.
-She should take a few short naps during the day and sleep at least 7-8 hours a night.
- She should sleep on her left side as this improves the blood flow to the womb.
Q. Is this the symptom of pregnancy? I have burning rashes all over my face and neck and it is itching a lot. I’ve tried with popular brand lotions and all of them are in vain. I have consulted skin specialist also and he said this is not an allergic reaction. Can anyone give me some insight on this and what I could use to get rid of this crazy outbreak of rashes every now and then….. It’s just my skin got really sensitive for some reason... Is this the symptom of pregnancy?
Q. Which vaccinations are allowed during pregnancy? I'm 13 weeks pregnant and planning to travel to east Africa.
Please check urgently the links on this page before you would like to go on with any vaccination, you should check out this very long list of links:
at the bottom you will also find links in english. vaccinations in general are very disputable/dubious and it is probably time that we learn about it.