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35 weeks pregnant. Contractions during the night and im feeling pressure down below during the day is this normal?

35 weeks pregnant. Contractions during the night and im feeling pressure down below during the day is this normal?

Contractions: You sound like you are in labor. Please go to Labor and Delivery for evaluation. They will notify your doctor. Do not delay as 35 week infants may have some problems breathing at least at first. Congrats on your baby, hopefully it is a false alarm. ...Read more

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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 am 35 weeks pregnant, having contractions every 6 minutes for the past 2 days! I am in extremely terrible pain! I feel like me and my unborn baby are at great risk to harm. I know my body, and I know when somethings not right. My doctor refuses to tal

I am 35 weeks pregnant, having contractions every 6 minutes for the past 2 days! I am in extremely terrible pain! I feel like me and my unborn baby are at great risk to harm. I know my body, and I know when somethings not right. My doctor refuses to tal

One: One thing that is positive is that even though you have not been aware of fetal movement for the last two days that your baby has a heartbeat and is alive. Normal fetal heart rate is 120 to 160 beats per minute. Fetal bradycardia is less than 120 beats per minute for 10 minutes or longer. Fetal tachycardia is a heart rate of that is faster than 160 beats per minute for 10 minutes or more. Early decelerations occur when the fetal heart rate is below baseline and return to the baseline by the end of the contraction. It is a normal response. In late decelerations, the fetal heart rate drops well after the contraction starts begins and return to baseline after the contraction ends. There are also variable decelerations. They will normally study the the decelerations to determine if they are normal. If the decelerations are abnormal, they would then take whatever medical actions were appropriate.
Did they diagnose you with braxton hicks contractions? If so, make sure you are hydrating well. You may need to lie on your left side when you have the contractions. Try not to let your bladder become full. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant and having contraction and low back pain?

Call your doctor: You may be in preterm labor. Call your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant, is it real contractions or braxton hicks one every few hours? Hurts so bad I have to crouch over and breath deeply till it stops

35 weeks pregnant, is it real contractions or braxton hicks one every few hours? Hurts so bad I have to crouch over and breath deeply till it stops

Braxton Hicks: You are probably having Braxton Hicks contractions. These contractions can sometimes be quite painful. Make sure that you stay hydrated. Labor pains usually become more frequent and stronger with time. You are considered in labor only when the pains cause your cervix to become thinner and the cervix starts dilating. Call your Doctor if yor have vaginal bleeding, or your condition worsens. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant & I just don't feel pregnant. Was having contractions all morning, but they were small& now I can run & feel lighter. Over 1 CM dialtd?

Lucky you!: Maybe the position of the baby has changed to make you more comfortable. As long as you are feeling good movement from your baby, all is probably well. It is common to have occasional contractions that come and go as you get further along in your pregnancy. If you have painful, regular contraction more than 6 in an hour or your water breaks, call your doctor or midwife. ...Read more

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How long and how many braxton hick contractions should I be having? I'm 35 weeks pregnant. And for the last couple days I have been having a lot of braxton hicks. And they seem to be going on for long periods of time. I just recently had one and it lasted

In: In this situation you need to contact your doctor immediately. A contraction lasting six minutes is not normal. For you or anyone reading this post, if you are pregnant and you think that there is the slighest chance something is off, call your doctor!
by the date of this post a week has passed. Please reply with an update.
I hope all is well. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant. No prior heart problems ever! But each time a contraction comes on my heart RACES. Is this normal? I am not ready for H yet :/

I am 35 weeks pregnant. No prior heart problems ever! But each time a contraction comes on my heart RACES. Is this normal? I am not ready for H yet :/

See a Provider: When you have a contraction, hormones are relieased in the body to speed up the heart, but I am not sure what you are feeling. It is easy enough to check out with auscultation with a stethescope or a monitor to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant with twins. Was having pretty strong contractions sitting in my chair so I went and laid down and they stopped. Babies moved all night long which they don't typically do. Am I getting closer to labor?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant with twins. Was having pretty strong contractions sitting in my chair so I went and laid down and they stopped. Babies moved all night long which they don't typically do. Am I getting closer to labor?

Labor with twins: Well, you are getting closer to labor and delivery because you are 35 weeks pregnant. A term pregnancy even with twins is 40 weeks. Twins are most frequently born between 35 and 37 weeks gestation. So you are close. ...Read more

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Woke up with horrendous pain in top of my stomach. Felt like a continuous contraction for 3 hrs straight. I'm 35 weeks pregnant but measuring 39. My doctor doesn't really care about me last time I tried to talk to her it was me calling the doc office e

Woke up with horrendous pain in top of my stomach. Felt like a continuous contraction for 3 hrs straight. I'm 35 weeks pregnant but measuring 39. My doctor doesn't really care about me last time I tried to talk to her it was me calling the doc office e

Go to the hospital: It is the weekend. If you have a concern about your third trimester pregnancy, you need to go to labor and delivery of your local hospital to be evaluated. If you think you can wait, then see your doctor on Monday. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing a lot of pelvic pressure, some contraction appr 4 an hour and severe vaginal pain and some slight wetness in my underwear not caused by incontinence. Is this preterm labor? Should I go to the hospital?

I am 35 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing a lot of pelvic pressure, some contraction appr 4 an hour and severe vaginal pain and some slight wetness in my underwear not caused by incontinence. Is this preterm labor? Should I go to the hospital?

Call for a ride now: At any gestational age, a patient with persistent wetness or gush of fluid should see an er or OB provider to determine if rupture of membranes (rom), in labor, etc. The same applies if pelvic pressure, pain and contractions. Often nurse or on-call physician will see her and admit for evaluation or, if rom at 35 weeks, for probable labor and delivery. I tell my patients to not delay by eating, etc. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant, what should pulse be?

35 weeks pregnant, what should pulse be?

Varies: Your pulse should be around 70 to 90 beats per minute and will increase when you are active. The fetal pulse will be between 110 and 170 beats per minute. ...Read more

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My bloodpressure rises from 110/70 to 120/70. I'm 35 weeks pregnant. Is that normal?

My bloodpressure rises from 110/70 to 120/70. I'm 35 weeks pregnant. Is that normal?

Yes: It's normal to see these types of blood pressures changes in the 35th week of pregnancy. Systolic > 140 or diastolic > 90 would be cause for concern. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant with brown discharge?

35 weeks pregnant with brown discharge?

Lots of possibilitie: Assuming you don't have a placenta previa, brown discharge at 35weeks pregnant is most likely not anything bad - but needs to be reported to your doctor. Some common causes: early ctx's with a little cervical softening or dilation (preterm labor) can cause this; sometimes vaginitis (yeast or bv) can cause; intercourse can cause) - less often: could be leaking amniotic fluid; small abruption. ...Read more

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What's the cause of brown discharge at 35 weeks pregnant?

What's the cause of brown discharge at 35 weeks pregnant?

Mucus plug?: Hard to know. I wonder if this might be the mucus plug or "bloody show" which occurs before labor starts. Since brown discharge may be blood, ask your doctor about this, particularly since you are still early. I trust you are not having contractions or other abdominal pain. And I trust that you are feeling plenty of baby movement. Check with your doctor to be sure about this. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant with pain in my groin. Can you please help?

35 weeks pregnant with pain in my groin. Can you please help?

Please see your OB: May be a groin pull or hernia, u may need a consult, no matter what it is if it keeps bothering you, your OB can induce at 39 weeks if necessary, the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, . ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant 3cm dilated 75% effaced. What does that mean?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant 3cm dilated 75% effaced. What does that mean?

Dilated and effaced: These terms refer to your cervix. 3 cm dilated means that the circumference of your cervical opening is 3 cm. Effacement refers to how flat your cervix is. A cervix can go to 10 cm or "fully dilated" and 100% effaced or "fully flattened". ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant is there a certain position to sleep at this stage?

35 weeks pregnant is there a certain position to sleep at this stage?

Lie on left side: I'm not an OB but I see pregnant patients as a medical consultant on maternity. The advice is still the same because it protects blood flow to the placenta and that is good for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal at 35 weeks pregnant to have light bleeding after strep b test?

Is it normal at 35 weeks pregnant to have light bleeding after strep b test?

Not normally: Unless your doctor took the sample by rubbing your cervix, then you should not bleed. Now, if he checked your cervix during your visit, that can cause spotting. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the areola to start going back lighter at 35 weeks pregnant?

Is it normal for the areola to start going back lighter at 35 weeks pregnant?

It can be: As the breasts expand in size the areola in fair skinned women do not always darken but can lighten especially in Scandinavian descent patients. ...Read more

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My wife is 35 weeks pregnant. Complains about pain in her hips. Is it normal?

My wife is 35 weeks pregnant. Complains about pain in her hips. Is it normal?

Yes: The increase in weight, change in center of gravity, and increase in Progesterone causes laxity in the pelvic joints and can lead to pelvic and hip pain. Consider pelvic exercises, pregnancy support belt, water exercises and massage. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a lot of white discharge while 35 weeks pregnant?

What does it mean when you have a lot of white discharge while 35 weeks pregnant?

Normal: While this is likely a normal effect of pregnancy related to the hormones of pregnancy, it might represent a yeast infection - go get it checked out! ...Read more

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I just started taking insulin at 35 weeks pregnancy. Will it do any harm to my baby?

I just started taking insulin at 35 weeks pregnancy. Will it do any harm to my baby?

Helps/not harms baby: Insulin (i) carries glucose through cell walls so its can be used. The (i) u take/make stays in your body controlling your blood sugar while baby actually begins to make its own during pregnancy. If your blood sugar level stays too high, baby makes xs (i)& puts away the xs sugar as enlarged organs. At delivery babies xs (i) can drive their blood sugar down to 0 & require iv's.Keep your level nl. ...Read more

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Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant cause my baby to go through withdrawal?

Will 5 days of taking dilaudid at 35 weeks pregnant cause my baby to go through withdrawal?

No: Narcotics are not generally thought to be dangerous for development, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Babies in utero can, however, become dependent on such medications. Therefore, the shortest duration of treatment is advised--especially around the timing of delivery. Babies who are exposed to narcotics right before delivery can have (treatable) sleepiness and slow breathing. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks pregnant and yesterday I started feeling a discomfort in my vaginal area? What does this mean?

Several possibility: Some women will experience pressure in the vagina from the weight of the baby. Pregnant women frequently get vaginal infections such as yeast or BV - you will need an exam to check that out. Also increased blood flow and changes in the vagina in late pregnancy can cause the vagina to feel a little swollen or uncomfortable. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant. Lately I have just lost my appetite I have to force myself to eat meals/snacks is this normal?

35 weeks pregnant. Lately I have just lost my appetite I have to force myself to eat meals/snacks is this normal?

May not be.: The last few weeks of pregnancy the fetal growth is accelerated and you should be eating well. In addition the fetus typically engages in your pelvis and descends from your upper abdomen, so you should expect the stomach fullness to get better soon. If your anorexia persists, mention it to your obstetrician and consider getting a growth ultrasound to make sure the fetus is still growing well. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant with baby boy. Dilated 5 CM for over a week now and 80% effaced. How much longer could this last?

35 weeks pregnant with baby boy. Dilated 5 CM for over a week now and 80% effaced. How much longer could this last?

Don't get antsy for: A premature delivery (before a solid 38 weeks). Discuss with your OB & the pediatrician you've chosen to attend to your baby's health after delivery. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant and detected with high TLC level how much serious problem it is? Can it lead to pre term delivery?

I am 35 weeks pregnant and detected with high TLC level how much serious problem it is? Can it lead to pre term delivery?

TLC?: Maybe you are referring the the total leukocyte count? Your WBC count is a better predictor of infection than looking at leukocyte count in isolation. The doctor ordering the test will need to interpret the result as they will now the context of your current clinical situation. ...Read more

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I'll be 35 weeks pregnant tomorrow & have been active all day now I'm getting sharp ripping like pains on my lower left side abdomen?

I'll be 35 weeks pregnant tomorrow & have been active all day now I'm getting sharp ripping like pains on my lower left side abdomen?

CALL YOUR OB NOW!!!: U shoudl have already called you ob, u need evaluation, if you were my pt I would send you staright to the labor room for evaluation, u need to make sure u are not in premature labor and everything is ok inside the uterus with the baby and placenat don't delay. ...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