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Doctor insights on: 33 Weeks Pregnant Braxton Hicks

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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33 weeks pregnant and having braxton hicks every time I get up and move around especially at work (work in housekeeping). Should I be concerned?

33 weeks pregnant and having braxton hicks every time I get up and move around especially at work (work in housekeeping). Should I be concerned?

No: Braxon Hicks contractions are usually worse with movement. In general, they are nothing to worry about. If you have leakage of fluid or bleeding, or a significant increase of pain, call your OB. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am 33 weeks pregnant & am starting braxton hicks. Tonight my belly seems to be harder for longer, almost 30 minutes. Should I be worried?

I am 33 weeks pregnant & am starting braxton hicks. Tonight my belly seems to be harder for longer, almost 30 minutes. Should I be worried?

No but call Dr.: You should let your OB know what you are feel;ing as he/she may want you to come in to be checked. Braxton Hicks can start early and continue for many weeks. They should not become more intense, more frequent (i.e more than four per hour), last a lot longer or be accompanied by discharge or pressure in the lower abdomen or back. They can be worsened by dehydration so maintain good water intake ...Read more

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I am 33 weeks pregnant and I am having horriblecontractions. They are not like the braxton hicks that I had with my first son. Can my toothache be a cause inthis?

I am 33 weeks pregnant and I am having horriblecontractions. They are not like the braxton hicks that I had with my first son. Can my toothache be a cause inthis?

Possibly connected: In general, oral health, or in your case ill-health, is not just limited to your mouth. Your baby can suffer from infection and inflammation that is occuring anywhere in your body, the mouth included. It has been proven that certain oral problems, especially gum disease, can contribute to early and low birth-weight babies. Call your obstetrician right away, and then follow up with your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have 1700 grams fetus weight at 33 weeks pregnancy?

Is it normal to have 1700 grams fetus weight at 33 weeks pregnancy?

Fetal growth chart: Any time a test is done the doctor ordering the test needs to go through the results with you and make sure you are fully informed about the findings. You can consult a fetal growth chart and compare the weight of the baby to gestational age. ...Read more

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Is livogen xt 100 mg once a day safe in 33 weeks pregnancy.? My Tlc is as high as 12, 400 & my Sgot and sgpt levels are also high, is my baby at risk

Is livogen xt 100 mg once a day safe in 33 weeks pregnancy.? My Tlc is as high as 12, 400 & my Sgot and sgpt levels are also high, is my baby at risk

Depends: Livigen is iron and frolic acid and would be fine in a normal pregnancy. The abnormal lab values are concerning and I would need to know why they are elevated to say for sure that anything is safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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33 weeks pg. And am have had sharp cramping pains where it feels very tight belly gets harder. It last for a few minutes. Are these Braxton hicks?

33 weeks pg. And am have had sharp cramping pains where it feels very tight belly gets harder. It last for a few minutes. Are these Braxton hicks?

Contractions: Yes, these are most likely Braxton Hicks contractions. Having some at 33 weeks is quite normal. They should not be regular and frequent though. You might have 3 or 4 an hour and then not notice any for the rest of the day - that's ok. However, if they are frequent, painful and regular, or if you see any bleeding, you should be checked by your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and having thick yellow discharge no itching or burning but smells sweet also been having painful braxton hicks? What is it?

Follow with OB: It's best to follow with the obstetrician for any abnormal discharge. Your painful contractions could also be related to the abnormal discharge, making it even more imperative to be checked out! Good luck! ...Read more

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Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.

Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.

Call the Dr: Although you may be having false contractions it is very important that you keep a line of communication open with your ob. With a prior premi in your history, you are at increased risk of another & all the ob's I work with want to know sooner rather than later when these sort of issues come up. Make the call & find out what indicators they would suggest before u have these events monitored @ l& d. ...Read more

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Can having a bunch of braxton hicks contractions all through your 3rd trimester facilitate childbirth?

As long as: It doesn't cause premature labor, usually it will have your cervix more ripe when u do go into labor, I am sure your doctor will start checking your cervix at 37 weeks or earlier if you are having too many contractions, and the doc can tell u where u are at. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and have very bad headaches I've been having brazton hicks contraction abdominal pain and diarreah and dizziness should I go in?

I'm 33 weeks pregnant and have very bad headaches I've been having brazton hicks contraction abdominal pain and diarreah and dizziness should I go in?

Could be preeclampsi: You are relating symptoms that can be high blood pressure & premature labor, both of which need immediate treatment. Go to l&d now. Delay may mean you having seizures at home & endangering both your lives. ...Read more

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I'm preganat, and I don't know what the difference between a contraction and a braxton hicks?

Pregnancy: The difference is that braxton hicks are ineffective and the cervix does not change or dilate. Real contractions cause the water to break and the cervix to begin changing in preparation of delivery. ...Read more

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I am 80% effaced n 3cm dilated only 33 weeks and 4days pregnant third pregnancy all 1yr apart delivering soon? How soon?

I am 80% effaced n 3cm dilated only 33 weeks and 4days pregnant third pregnancy all 1yr apart delivering soon? How soon?

Whoa Nellie!!: You don't want to let that horse out of the barn just yet as it is still a too small foal. It's lungs are immature and due to the miracles of modern medicine (& nicu) we save more then we lose. Call your OB and if contractions are evident the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Very thick white discharge at 33 weeks pregnant?

See OBGYN for eval: This may be a normal pregnancy associated discharge, or it may be something that requires treatment like a yeast infection. The only way to know is to have your doctor evaluate you. ...Read more

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Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Too soon: It's too soon to determine the need for a C-section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is cephalexin okay to take while pregnant? 33 weeks pregnant.

Yes: Keflex or Cephalexin is ok to take during pregnancy. Congrats on your pregnancy. May delivery go smoothly. The first three months are difficult after delivery because of fatigue and multiple causes, but remember that this too shall pass. Enjoy your little one and may god bless you and your family. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 33 weeks pregnant. Is it ok for me to dye my hair?

What to do if I'm 33 weeks pregnant. Is it ok for me to dye my hair?

Differing opinions: There seems to be differing opinions regarding use of hair dye while pregnant. Some doctors indicate that it's likely safe (especially after 1st trimester). Other doctors recommend no unnecessary contact w chemicals during pregnancy. I would be concerned w bleaching before hand & products w ammonia, peroxides & other chemical ingredients. Wish I could find a good study to refer you to.
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I'm 33 weeks pregnant, what is the best thing to take for heartburn?

I'm 33 weeks pregnant, what is the best thing to take for heartburn?

Variety of options: There are a variety of options available. Tums or rolaids or generic equivalent can be effective. A brand or generic anti-histamine like Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine) are also good. If neither of those types of medications work, you will want to see your doctor. It's very common to have heartburn. Avoid foods that cause it, eat slowly and try not to eat a few hours prior to sleep, and stay hydrated. ...Read more

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I'm currently 33 weeks pregnant and my blood pressure was 80/48 is this normal.

I'm currently 33 weeks pregnant and my blood pressure was 80/48 is this normal.

As above: It seems u r having a very low blood pressure, see u physician to find out the causes and provide needed treatment. ...Read more

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I'm about 33 weeks pregnant if I've used meth will it show up when my child is born?

I'm about 33 weeks pregnant if I've used meth will it show up when my child is born?

Depending on timing: & duration of use, it may be found in your hair sample &/or your newborn's meconium, the 1st stool, It could've impaired fetal growth & brain development, especially if you also used tobacco, with ^ed arousal & poor quality of movement as a newborn, then persistent attention & learning problems. Seek addiction treatment now. Active users can't breastfeed or parent consistently & effectively. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant....suggest some exercises for normal delivery...having haemoroids?

33 weeks pregnant....suggest some exercises for normal delivery...having haemoroids?

ACOG link: Perineal massage can help prepare the vaginal opening for delivery. As far as exercise in general, Here is a link to the ACOG patient info page on exercise in pregnancy: http://m.acog. Org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq119.pdf? Dmc=1&ts=20140518T1541465391 ...Read more

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Is it safe to run the generator in our rv while I am 33 weeks pregnant and after she is born?

Is it safe to run the generator in our rv while I am 33 weeks pregnant and after she is born?

Sure, if...: It's fine to use a generator, if one knows about generators. An RV is great for vacations with kids, but one also needs to understand its complexities. The generator and the main engine both produce exhaust, which must not be accidentally sucked into the cabin. The furnace, oven, fridge, and water heater use propane, so need to be burning cleanly. Make sure the gas detectors are working well. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant. Have taken about 10 percocet 30mg during pregnancy. Will it affect my baby? : (

33 weeks pregnant. Have taken about 10 percocet 30mg during pregnancy. Will it affect my baby? : (

Opiate & pregnancy: It is not recommended to use opiate in the pregnancy. It can affect fetal development in the first trimester and it can cause great stress for the baby due to withdrawal. If you are so dependent on the opiate, please discuss it with your doctor before going to labor. He can help you develop a plan to take care of your baby after birth. ...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