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36 Weeks Pregnacy
Depends: In general an afi of 10 is normal but a 9.4 is very close an is not worrisome. Whem an afi is at the borderline it is common to repeat the test in a week. She should stay well hydrated and rested. That help to increase the flow of blood to the baby which in turn make the baby urinate more...Hence more fluid! ...Read more
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
Unknown: Here is the information available: •PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Aclovate cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Aclovate cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Aclovate cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. ...Read more
Stay calm :): From 36 weeks on you may expect to feel contractions ( tightening in you abdomen) off and on. Some feel more pressure in their pelvis. If you have not taken classes go to the library and look at videos. Use the questions you form as a base for discussion with you md. Tell her what exactly you are afraid of so she can calm your fears. Remember you get a wonderful gift ! ...Read more
Yes: Yes. I see no problem with eating coconut flesh at 36 weeks. However, not knowing you i think it would be best to check with your doc before doing so. ...Read more
You're probably OK: We have so many systems to keep our bodies in balance. My guess is that if you were seriously in need of more water than you were getting, you would have felt thirsty. We get a lot of water in our foods. Our bodies do need more fluid during pregnancy, so it's usually a good idea to keep yourself well hydrated. You'll need plenty of water during the rest of your pregnancy and if you're nursing. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant & want to know, if i haven't taken much prenatal pills throughout my pregnancy can I still have a healthy baby?
Normal to worry!: Unfortunately, 36 weeks is just the start of a long period of worrying about your children! while it would have been optimal to have taken prenatal vitamins, you get many of the same nutrients if you eat a reasonably healthy diet. Not smoking is also critical. If you are a smoker, stop now. Take comfort in the reassurance of your baby's activity and hopefully, normal exams. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Are severe back and sharp side pains normal during pregnancy? I am 36 weeks. And i already have an appointment with my ob, just curious.
Most likely yes: Pains in your back and side are usually caused from pressure of the large uterus and swelling of the tissues which causes nerve blockage and therefor pain. If you notice decreased movement, vaginal bleeding, painful urination and fever/chills it could be something else and you should go to labor and delivery immediately! ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks pregnant, i keep having sharp pains shooting all the way down and i'm a lull worried what's going on this is my third pregnancy and this isn't normal to me, this is continuous?
Only if needed: Lidocaine has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. It is widely used for procedures during pregnancy but it does cross the placemta and enter the fetal bloodstream. Lidocaine should only be given during pregnancy when needed. Small amounts are probably ok. Ask your OB doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer