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Im 31 weeks and 4 days preg, ive been having contractions& alot of pain lately, also feeling a bit wet down , how can i know if ik leaking or not ?

Im 31 weeks and 4 days preg, ive been having contractions& alot of pain lately, also feeling a bit wet down , how can i know if ik leaking or not ?

See your Ob...: There isn't a good way for YOU to know if you are leaking amniotic fluid. However, your doctor has tests to find out. The best thing is to see your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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31 weeks on procardia (nifedipine) and still having contractions but my dr said it's fine? My contractions are regular & up'd meds from 6hrs to 4 last week.

31 weeks on procardia (nifedipine) and still having contractions but my dr said it's fine? My contractions are regular & up'd meds from 6hrs to 4 last week.

Not recommended: Prolonged use of oral medications for preterm labor are recommended against due to their lack of efficacy in preventing preterm labor and preterm birth and the risks associated with use of these medications without demonstrated benefit. Contractions are not unusual in the 3rd trimester and are not a concern if they are not associated with cervical change. ...Read more

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I am almost 31 weeks along but I've been having contractions and cramping, which gets worse when i raise my voice at my kids.Should i be worried?

I am almost 31 weeks along but I've been having contractions and  cramping, which gets worse when i raise my voice at my kids.Should i be worried?

CALL YOUR OB: All ?S like this should go to your OB as if u were my pt i would send u to l&d to r/o premature labor and to make sure no problems with the baby or placenta , u do not want to go into labor at 31 weeks or have rom at 31 weeks, so call your OB as your OB is on or has someone on call 24/7. ...Read more

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I am13 weeks pregnant and having contractions is dis normal?

I am13 weeks pregnant and having contractions is dis normal?

No: Cramping in early pregnancy is not normal. If you are having bleeding associated with it you are at risk for miscarriage. See your doctor if it persists. Take care! ...Read more

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Can my pregnant sister's doctor detect herbal inducers? She is a teen mother, 6 months pregnant and having contractions. She didn't want the pregnancy

Unlikely,but: If there is any indication from her actions that she tried to abort the pregnancy at this stage the attending physicians will refer to child & family services that will investigate her and the family. This one attempt could end up keeping cps in her life forever. If she triggers a delivery they may charge her with felony child endangerment. ...Read more

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Im 24 weeks pregnant i been having contractions since thursday is their anything i can do to ease the pain?

Im 24 weeks pregnant i been having contractions since thursday is their anything i can do to ease the pain?

Please call your OB : Asap, u need immediate evaluation to make sure u are not going into premature labor and if u are the contractions need to be stopped asap so please call your OB asap and if the OB does not call back then go to the labor room now ! ...Read more

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Im having contractions without being pregnant. My tubes are tied and burnt. Is something wrong? Serious question!

Im having contractions without being pregnant. My tubes are tied and burnt.  Is something wrong?  Serious question!

Seriously, I don't : Think of any serious problems unless there's serious persistent symptoms like weight loss, loss of appetite, bleeding, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation etc.Get checked for problems with uterus, ovaries, intestines, bladder etc. Best wishes! ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more