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A 23-year-old female asked:

or it normal for my 38 weeks to have leakage.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Mucous or water?: As you get closer to the delivery day you may notice an increase in mucous and discharge. This happens as your cervix dilates. Many people will also leak small amounts of urine which is also common. If there is a continuous watery discharge then your water may have broken. In that case you need to go to labor and delivery. If you are not sure then see your doctor.
Dr. Audrey Lance
Gynecology 14 years experience
Leaking fluid: If you are pregnant and having leakage of fluid, this may indicate that you have broken your water and that it is time to have your baby. You should call or OB or midwife and let them know, as they will likely want you to come in to be evaluated.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Why am I gaining so little weight in the 3rd trimester?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Focus on nutrition: Focus on nutrition instead of the scale. Most women will gain weight due to fluid retention but many gain too much from over eating. Are you eating a healthy diet and exercising daily? If so, the lack of weight gain is not important. Your baby appreciates your healthy lifestyle. A pregnant woman only needs about 300 calories more per day in the third trimester.
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Should I be concerned if I am not feeling fetal movements at 28 weeks?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No: You should talk to your doctor. Some women perceive movements less than others. This may be due to the position of the placenta. A more concerning scenario would be if the baby moved a certain amount all the time and suddenly stopped moving. You should talk to your doctor immediately if something like that happened.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to feel like I am breathing fast in the 3rd trimester?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Depends: As the baby grows, it presses up on the lungs and certain muscles in the ribs relax and you may feel like you are taking shallower breaths more often. But if this happens suddenly or you feel like you are really struggling, you need to see someone right away. Blood clots in the lungs are also more common in pregnancy and can be very serious.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

At the time of intercourse I m not able to discharge sperms in quantity and organ getting loose after course of 5-10 minutes, is there any problem. Kindly advise.?

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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
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Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Consult physician: Don't worry about the "quantity" of the sperm, unless there is none. A single drop is enough for conception purposes. You don't say if the penis gets flaccid before getting the orgasm or your total intercourse time is 5-10 minutes. You need to see a physician to evaluate this and other issues to find out the cause and prescribe a treatment if necessary.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How do I know my 27 weeks old premie son can hear?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Loud: Get tested or try clapping your hands really loudly and see if he startles.

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