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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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I'm 34 weeks pregnant having lower back pain, diarrhea and bladder pain. Could I be going into labor soon?

I'm 34 weeks pregnant having lower back pain, diarrhea and bladder pain. Could I be going into labor soon?

Uncertain: The symptoms you describe are vague and nonspecific. They could be anything from the onset of labor to a type of infection, please call your obstetrician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks pregnant and having bad lower back pain?

I'm 34 weeks pregnant and having bad lower back pain?

Not uncommon: This is very common as the baby shifts and the weight increases. Also, there could be more pressure in selected "back pain causing areas" due to the position of the baby. Remember, the baby is growing and the space is getting much more filled-in. Call your GYN MD for any additional info/advice. (Wish I had a fix-it -- I could help a lot of women.) Good Luck. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant and having lower to mid back pain is this normal if not what could it be?

34 weeks pregnant and having lower to mid back pain is this normal if not what could it be?

Not uncommon: You're gaining weight, your center of gravity changes and your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in your pelvis. However you can ameliorate condition by keep the right posture, lift properly, sleep on your side, moist heat, passive physical activity daily.
Good luck. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant. Already lost my mucus plug and having a lot of upper back pain. Is it labor?

34 weeks pregnant. Already lost my mucus plug and having a lot of upper back pain. Is it labor?

Check with your doc: You need to contact your OB and arrange to be checked. If it is early labor they may be able to stop it and increase babies chances of avoiding an nicu stay for prematurity and lung problems. Please call or go to the hospital. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant with nausea and extra saliva, some lower back pain, what is this?

34 weeks pregnant with nausea and extra saliva, some lower back pain, what is this?

Very common: During the pregnancy.
If concerned consult with your physician for evaluation and home remedies.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm almost 34 weeks pregnant with my 5th kid. I have been getting back pain, head aches and loose stools. Are these signs of labor coming soon?

I'm almost 34 weeks pregnant with my 5th kid. I have been getting back pain, head aches and loose stools. Are these signs of labor coming soon?

Maybe: Loose stools can cause contractions. The headache isn't likely related to labor. It could just be a headache, unless you have an elevated blood pressure. If the back pain is constant, its less likely labor. If every few minutes lasting 30-60 seconds its more likely contractions. The only way to know for sure is call your OB and see if they want you to get on a fetal monitor. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant with non steady contractions nauseous and vomiting, bit of a headache and dull lower back pain. I have been eating and drinking water?

34 weeks pregnant with non steady contractions nauseous and vomiting, bit of a headache and dull lower back pain. I have been eating and drinking water?

Call your OB: Most OB providers have an answering service. You could have a urinary tract infection in addition to the contractions. You might be dehydrated as well. Call your OB even if after hours and see if the call goes to an answering service or gives instructions on reaching your OB. Call now, don't wait until this gets worse. ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnant for the last two days have experienced mild cramping, nausea, low back ache, weak and tired, loose stools. This is my 5 preg?

I am 34 weeks pregnant for the last two days have experienced mild cramping, nausea, low back ache, weak and tired, loose stools. This is my 5 preg?

G.I. "contractions": Make sure that you are not in early labor so that only feces not fetus is being passed. A fifth pregnamcy usually puts the fetus on the "express down elevator" so check with your OB md. ...Read more

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What could cause deflated boobs at 34 weeks pregnancy?

What could cause deflated boobs at 34 weeks pregnancy?

Uncommon: Your body will go through many changes during pregnancy, and it is not uncommon for fluctuations to happen. However, deflated breast are not something that even as an ob/gyn I would be able to evaluate virtually. Consider talking to your OB about this and being examined. ...Read more

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Can I paint indoors at 34 weeks pregnancy?

Can I paint indoors at 34 weeks pregnancy?

Please ask your OB: If u were my pt I would say no too many fumes wait till after delivery. ...Read more

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What to do about pain at 34 weeks pregnancy?

Consider: acupuncture in lieu of medications. It is safe, effective & doesn't carry unnecessary risks to the baby. ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnancy and I'm experiencing extreme itchiness over my arms, hands, feet and stomach. What can be the cause for this?

I am 34 weeks pregnancy and I'm experiencing extreme itchiness over my arms, hands, feet and stomach. What can be the cause for this?

PUPPPS: Could also be Puritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy, also known as PUPPPS. It is a condition of the skin that can happen during pregnancy causing itching and skin rash. As the other doctor suggested gallbladder issues (common in pregnancy) can also cause skin itching. Best to see and discuss with your OB. Hope this helps. Best of luck and congratulations on the pregnancy. Dr R ...Read more

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What to do about really bad back pain at 34 weeks.?

Massage: There are massage therapists that are certified to work on pregnant women. Try a pregnancy back support brace. Avoid as many activities as possible that aggravate the pain. There is hope - you're almost done! Only 6 more weeks to go!!! Good luck ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks and lost what I think was my mucus plug last night. I woke up this morning and have had back pain as well as cramping all day long.

I'm 34 weeks and lost what I think was my mucus plug last night. I woke up this morning and have had back pain as well as cramping all day long.

Call your doc: It's possible to lose your mucus plug, but create another one. But, you have to wonder what may have allowed your mucus plug to come out early. You have to consider premature labor/dilation - mention it to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having lower abdominal pain and back pain along with pains in my groin area I am 34 weeks preg. What should I do is this normal

Even: Even though some pain can be normal from the stretching of the uterine ligaments, some pains can be more concerning such as early labor, blood clot, or a problem with the pregnancy. The safest thing to do is to call your ob/gyn. Let them know exactly what you are feeling and they will be able to guide you as to whether they can see you in the office or whether you should go to the er. If you have any vaginal bleeding or fluid leakage, go to the er. Good luck! ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant, had egg omelet b4 bed n woke up at night with severe diarrhea, vomiting, back pain n shivering. Why did this happen?

34 weeks pregnant, had egg omelet b4 bed n woke up at night with severe diarrhea, vomiting, back pain n shivering. Why did this happen?

Food Poisoning: These are the classic symptoms of food poisoning. The only way that could happen would be if the egg was not fully cooked or you used an ingredient that was bad. These episodes are usually very short lived and recovering is quick. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant, back pain, cramping \u0026 bleeding. What does it mean?

6 weeks pregnant, back pain, cramping \u0026 bleeding. What does it mean?

Early pregnancy: It is quite common to experience cramping in the first weeks of early pregnancy. An ultrasound can verify that the pregnancy is developing normally ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant back pain last 4 days left middle back, doc said urine routine, test yest WBC 15-20 hpf, epithelal 5-10, mucus threads, ceftum250x2/d?

Agree: It sounds like you might have a bladder infection, so it was appropriate to treat. But did they check your cervix? Did they place you on the monitor to see if you are just contracting? If you pain is still there, and they did not do any of these things, then call your ob/gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant back pain last 4 days left middle back, doc said urine routine leukocyte esterase +ve nitrite -ve pus cell 5-7 wbc/hpf, ceftum250x2/d?

39 weeks pregnant back pain last 4 days left middle back, doc said urine routine leukocyte esterase +ve nitrite -ve pus cell 5-7 wbc/hpf, ceftum250x2/d?

OK: Appears you may have a urinary tract infection that your dr is appropriately treating with an antibiotic that is safe in pregnancy. Assure you keep following up with your dr. For any issues or worsening symptoms, etc. Best wishes and good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant back pain and stomach cramps, intense some hours. Does not ease with position change. Braxton hicks or go to doctor?

37 weeks pregnant back pain and stomach cramps, intense some hours. Does not ease with position change. Braxton hicks or go to doctor?

Go to doctor: Braxton hicks contractions can occur at this stage of pregnancy, however there are other things that could be going on. Questions to answer would be: do you still feel baby moving, has there been a loss of fluid from the vagina, any bleeding or spotting? At this stage of pregnancy, it would be advised to at least contact your ob/gyns office for further advice and possible appointment. ...Read more

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Am 7week pregnant got back pain is that normal?

Am 7week pregnant got back pain is that normal?

Can Be: In early pregnancy, any new pain should be explored and an ultrasound performed to ensure an intra-uterine pregnancy. Although back pain is fairly common, it can occasionally be from referred pain from a bleeding ectopic, uterine cramping, or an ovarian process. Discuss your symptoms with your doc to see if an evaluation is appropriate. Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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