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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not commonly.: Late preterm birth such as the one you inquire about at 36 weeks has increased risks for neonatal morbidities such as difficulty eating, breathing, in ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Certainly can be: About half the infants will spend 10-14 days in the NICU for respiratory problems and need a variety of interventions that include IV fluids, antibiot ... Read More

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Complications: Conditions that may make early delivery necessary are varied. Problems with the placenta like a previa, accreta or abruption won't go until term. Prev ... Read More
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Dr. David Sherer
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Risk: Any risk to your fetus or your own health would compel the ob/gyn to do an early delivery.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Maybe: She may be holding her breath while drinking and may need to take breaks. Why are they checking her oxygen? More history and physical needed for this ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Premature delivery: Ideally, your pregnancy would go 38-40 weeks, but most babies born at 36 weeks do fairly well. They are more prone to having problems maintaining blo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael McFadden
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Approximately 3/28: There are pregnancy calculators for this. Rule of thumb: LMP + (9 months + ~7 days)= EDC (estimated date of confinement), i.e., 'due date'.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Extremely: No doctor should consider this based on current guidelines. You should be evaluated for causes of a large infant. Elective delivery should not be pe ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not normal: Please call your OB as you may have a vaginal infection, but u need to make sure your cervix is not starting to open or nothing bad is going on with t ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on u: If you have been doing that before and all throughout your preg and u are having no problems then u prob can, if u have not been doing it already then ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Conception: Conception dates are not an exact science If you have sex on the 4/21 and 4/25 it would be nearly impossible to determine when you got pregnant. For ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
27 years experience Gynecology
Not really.: Losing your mucous plug can be a sign of early labor. However, many women will have a mucousy discharge towards the end of pregnancy and remain pregna ... Read More
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