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20 weeks pregnant. Free from miscarriage? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Hi
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:MY WIFE IS PREGENT FOR 20 WEEKS. IS SHE FREE FROM ANY MISCARRIGE . SHE IS 39 YEARS. I HAVE ONE DAUGTER OF 15 YEARS OF AGE.
Doctor:Miscarriage or abortion is most likely during early pregnancy.
User:KINDLY INFORM WHAT IS THE MEANING OF EARLY PREGNENCY .
Doctor:Technically speaking abortion/miscarriage can occur till 24 weeks. However as your wife above 20 weeks, the chance of she having an abortion is less likely.
Doctor:Less than 12 weeks is considered as early pregnancy.
Doctor:Most abortions and miscarriages are reported within 12 weeks.
User:THANK YOU SIR .
Doctor:That being said, other complications of pregnancy such as retarded growth of baby, antepartum bleeding leading to loss of fetus, still births are existent.
Doctor:Please consider regular visits to gynecologist and take medications as suggested religiously.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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