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31 Weeks Pregnant Is How Many Months
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
Pregnancy: You are on the cusp between 7 and 8 months pregnant. ...Read more
Call the Ob-Gyn Dr.: A 31-week pregnant woman with a tummy that gets hard can call her Ob-Gyn doctor and go get examined at the doctor's office or at the hospital's labor and delivery ward. The doctor will be checking for preterm labor, which can lead to a preterm birth (and all the problems that come with premature babies). Preterm labor is serious, so it is important to be examined by an experienced physician. ...Read more
How low?: Oligohydramnios is defined as afi <2.5%tile for gestational age (or: afi <5cm, mvp <2cm); it can be due to rupture of the amniotic membranes, maternal dehydration, bilateral fetal renal dysgenesis, or fetal growth restriction (+/- fetal aneuploidy). Fetal surveillance is indicated twice weekly, and delivery by 34-37 weeks depending on your mfm's advice. Maintain hydration, avoid exercise, get u/s. ...Read more
Brown discharge at 31 weeks pregnancy. Felt tension in pelvic if walking fast. Dr examined cervix and vagina. Both normal. Reasons for spotting?
Not clear: Continue to communicate with your doctor. Recent intercourse is also a possibility if it occurred postcoitally. ...Read more
Is lower back pain near pelvic area normal, and how will I know if burning in vagina area is already UTI w/o urinalysis in 31 weeks pregnancy?
You can't know: For sure without an exam and a urinalysis. It is important to get a diagnosis and treatment since you are pregnant. If you can't get to a clinic/lab over the weekend, you can drink lots of cranberry juice. You can also clean yourself off VERY well, go into a clean cup or jar and check for any odor. Leave it at room temp overnight, if not infected, it should still be clear and nearly odorless. ...Read more
My daughter is 31 weeks pregnant. Is it safe for her to travel with a companion approx 5-6 hours in a car with plenty of breaks and stretching?
Yes: As long as there are no other complications with the pregnancy, car travel with frequent breaks is safe. It is important to stretch your legs during the trip, even if by plane, to prevent blood clots. Pregnant women are more prone to them because of the hormones and increased blood volume. ...Read more
I'm almost 31 weeks pregnant, is there anything I can take to help me sleep? Insomnia like crazy : (
For both of you: Try warm milk first. It works.Get a more detailed answer ›
Our local zoo has had a break out of avian flu. We have plans to go to the zoo tomorrow. I'm 31 weeks pregnant, is it safe to go?
Sushi & pregnanc: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more
Nothing: Guess what? News flash! Having a baby early or late is not under your control. ...Read more
No: Worried about what? You questions is not clear. ...Read more
Why did I dialate for my skn faster than this pregnancy? I am 31 weeks by this time I was already 2cm and this time nothing?
Today I was laying on my right side it started hurting so I turn over to the left side and it stop so do you know why ihurt I'm 31 weeks pregnant?
Probably ligaments: The support tissues around the uterus can get stretched and cause pain. If position resolves the pain, it is almost assuredly not a serious problem. ...Read more
I'm 31 weeks pregnant and the baby kicks a lot! Sometimes rhythmic, sometimes just continual. Is this normal? Should I worry there's something wrong?
Normal!: Baby kicking a lot is normal and a good sign. ...Read more
Not related: Being 31 weeks pregnant is not related to vomiting and diarrhea. Perhaps the vomiting and diarrhea is related to a viral illness or food borne illness, similar to the general population that is not pregnant. Stay well hydrated and talk to your Obstetrician without fail. ...Read more
I'm 34 weeks and 5 days pregnant my baby is measuring 31 weeks and 1 day an weighs 3pds 14oz. What do you think my Dr will do when he sees this info?
Sounds fine.: That does not found worrisome to me. Best not to worry and be second guessing your doctor. Ask them any questions you have. Relax. ...Read more
Depends...: Which antibiotic is used for a new toxoplasmosis infection in pregnancy depends on if the infection has spread to the baby or not. Special testing is needed to know this. If it hasn't spread to the baby, Spiramycin is often used. It doesn't cross the placenta so risk to baby is minimal. If baby is infected, Pyrimethamin is used as it crosses the placenta. Best wishes! ...Read more
Usually Tylenol (acetaminophen)...: But your dentist should determine why your tooth hurts... is it something that can wait, or does it need to be immediately addressed? Either way, your dentist and OBGYN will discuss your situation and come to an agreement as to what is best for you and your baby. ...Read more
Monitor kicks: In the last trimester of pregnancy the baby is growing fast and spends a lot of time sleeping while it is growing. Also sometimes your personal activity makes you less in tune to your babies activities. Spend a 15 minute period of time 2 times daily at the same time and track your babies movements to be sure that nothing has changed. ...Read more
Depends: If your doctor tapered you off the methadone appropriately and under their medical supervision, everything will probably be fine as long as you don't relapse and go through withdrawal episodes. You should stay involved with treatment and follow up with your addiction/psychiatric and obstetric providers as requested. ...Read more
What does it mean when a pregnant person is 31 weeks and a doctor says that she is with the only one and a top is wide in the bottom is not?
Top and bottom: The question does not sound like familiar terminology. Perhaps there was a misunderstanding. I would ask for clarification at my next appointment. ...Read more
Baby BPD measuring 4 weeks ahead, HC 3 weeks ahead, AC 2 weeks ahead and FL is just right for the date. 31 weeks pregnant Should I be worried?
Highly specific: We can not comment on such a highly specific case without more information. Your doctor should compare this sonogram to your previous ones to assess the growth pattern and to determine the accuracy of your stated due date. If there is concern for hydrocephalus then a referral to a perinatologist can be arranged. ...Read more