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34 Weeks Pregnant In Children
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
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
Not unusual: You are carrying more weight than usual and your posture has changed. Sometimes arch supports can be helpful. ...Read more
I am 34 weeks pregnant and getting extremely sharp pains in left side when baby moves, what could this be?
Contractions?: If you are 34 weeks and having "extreme" pain, then you need to call your doctor now. While this might represent fetal movement or position change, your OB must be involved while this gets sorted out! ...Read more
Please, I am 34 weeks pregnant and this is my first, but the baby hasn't dropped. Should I be worried, and is there something I can do? Thank you.
No set time: “Dropping” is not something that everyone experiences. For those who do it can occur at various times. It is neither a good or bad thing for it to occur at this gestational age. ...Read more
Yes, sort of...: If a woman has 28-day regular cycles, and is 34 weeks pregnant (34 weeks gestation) now, then she "got pregnant" 32 weeks ago. That means she was 2 weeks pregnant (2 weeks gestation) on the day she actually got pregnant. However, if she doesn't have regular 28-day cycles, these estimated dates have to be adjusted. ...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
Harmful: I don't know how smoking effects the fetus at 34 weeks - am not an obstetrician -- but smoking at anytime while pregnant causes harm to your baby in ways too numerous to list here. Just to start: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/tobaccoUsePregnancy/index.htm ...Read more
No: The collaborative perinatal project reported 197 first-trimester exposures to guaifenesin. Fourteen malformations were reported for a relative risk not significantly different from 1.0. In a review of 229, 101 deliveries to michigan medicaid patients, 141 first-trimester exposures to Guaifenesin and 349 exposures anytime during pregnancy were recorded. A total of 9 birth defects were reported with. ...Read more
No: You are likely feeling this way because you are pregnant . Your baby does not feel sick when you feel sick. ...Read more
Call MD: Please call your obstetrician, you are considered preterm, labor might be imminent. The baby's lung might not be mature yet. ...Read more
Ligaments : Popping is most likely the snapping of ligaments that are stretched around the growing and moving ( thankfully) uterus. All good. ...Read more
Im 34 weeks pregnant, my baby head measure small 3%. Whats that mean, what is the consequences...
Small head: it depends on what all the other measurements are. This question is best left up to the person who is treating you for your pregnancy and his/ her consultants. They will know you Hx, other values and what all has gone on with your pregnancy. By the way my granddaughter measured like that and she is as smart as they come! ...Read more
Took floradix for 6 weeks (bottle says to consume with 4 wks). 34 weeks pregnant. Harmful to baby?
Floradix: Floradix is an iron supplement. No, it isn't harmful to the baby. ...Read more