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36 Weeks Pregnant And 2cm Dilated
I'm 36 weeks pregnant 2cm dilated sharp stabbing pains in my vaginal area and pressure. What could this be?
Ask your OB MD: Definately ask your OB this question as he/she has your entire medical record and care over the past 36 weeks available. ...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
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•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
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 more
I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?
Try the following:
1-BioFreze liniment (OTC) - used 3-4 times/day
2- an athletic sock filled with tennis balls to lower back and abdomen
3-localheat (pad) on Medium 10 min on/10 minutes off. ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I've already started to dilate. Everytime I walk it feels like my baby is going to fall out. Should I go to the hospital?
YOU should call your: Ob and do what your OB says baby cannot fall out unless you are 10 cm dilated and you have to have contractions to do that your OB may want u to go to the labor room for a check but at 36 weeks if u and baby are fine then the baby needs to stay inside, you can be induced at 39 weeks if u make it that far. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant... Can I take an Epsom Salt bath if I am starting to dilate and my dr is monitoring me for high blood pressure?
36 weeks: Should not be a problem but please contact your Obstetrician! ...Read more
Is there a safe way to break my water? I'm 36 weeks pregnant and in 2cm dialated with contractions
Not now: You are still preterm and unless it is necessary for a medical reason you don't want to induce labor. Once your water is broken germs can get to the baby increasing the risk of infection for both you and the baby. What you are experiencing is very normal. The last month of pregnancy always seems like it is longer than the other 8 put together but it takes the time for the baby to mature. Patience ...Read more
Not thinning: You are due to deliver in about 4 weeks. This is probably not your first delivery if you cervix is open 3cm, but that's ok. Effacement is cervical thinning. Right now, your cervix is full and thick - maybe even an inch thick. That is going to get as this as a piece of paper and almost 6 inches around when you deliver! Pretty amazing! (and then go back). You are right on schedule with cervix status. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant and the dr told me that I am 1 centimeter dialated and -1 aface but I am due on jan 1, 2013. Is this normal?
Yes: Term is 37 weeks, one week from now, not likely to be a problem, sounds like you are progressing normally. ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks and 3 days pregnant have been having sharp shooting pains that last a few seconds and its mostly when he moves my dr said that im dialated 1 1/2 cm what does this mean?
You're getting ready: To deliver! You're in the home stretch, that's for sure. I presume your birthing classes have taught you that the cervix will dilate to 10 cm and thin (efface) considerably before delivery. The pain could simply be a pelvic structure that is being compressed when the baby moves. Review your birthing plan and get ready for the ride of a lifetime! Very good wishes! ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I'm dialated at a 1 already and having severe vaginal pain and pressure what's the pain and pressure caused from? Dialation?
Time 2 see OB doctor: The cause might be preterm labor. The step that should be taken in simple. A woman not yet at term with pain is best seen on labor and delivery for examination of her and monitoring for contractions and the fetal status. Calling the office to let them know a patient is on the way is nice but not necessary if there is so much pain. ...Read more
Ok: This sounds like a very common scenario in a near-term pregnancy. The limited information you've provided is not necessarily a sign of impending delivery but could be depending on how quickly things are changing. Certainly though, your obstetrician is the only appropriate person to give you a proper assessment here. Don't be afraid to ask him or her! ...Read more
Possible: You need to have follow up with your gyn. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant and I'm 3cm dialated and now I've been cramping as well as cramping in my back with watery discharge is this labor?
Could be: Since you are preterm you should go to labor and delivery now and get evaluated. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant &' my doctor said my cervix was open on the outside but not the inside? She didn't explain anything. Am I dialated? Is this normal?
Hard to tell: Without knowing more specific & physical examination its hard to tell. Cervix has two parts. During late pregnancy it frequently changes shape and size. Needs to know the size of internal OS. I am sorry, its not possible to answer your Q without knowing these information. Did you noticed and contraction or discharge. You should contact your Obstetrician. ...Read more
DID YOU ASK YOUR OB?: Standard of care to get checked every week to make sure you and the baby are ok because if anything is going on that your doc does not like then you need to be delivered so nothing bad happens to you or your unborn child, esp if you are 48, if you were my pt you would not be allowed to go past your due date because too many bad things can happen and nature does not always work right! ...Read more
Runs when need to:
I am presuming you have good antinatal followup for this stage of pregnancy and have previous history of childbirth for your age. Pooing a lot means that u r having diarrhea, which can be due to 1) some infection, prob viral, 2) digestive issues, or 3) stress rela (carisoprodol)ted, which is a known cause of nervous diarrhea, in final wks of pregnancy.
Try avoidin dairy products, take plenty of fluids and rela (carisoprodol) ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Brown discharge usually means old blood. While bleeding and pregnancy is very common, it's never considered normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. At 36 weeks it may simply be from your cervix starting to soften and dilate. Your doctor will need to confirm this. ...Read more
Confusing: Irregular contractions, where some are not as strong as others, that might change with ambulation or rest are likely not 'real' contractions. As I like to say, "it is confusing until it is obvious". This is often the case with labor. When you are in labor, you will know. If you are not entirely certain, then run it by your OB so they can decide if you need to be seen. ...Read more
See OB: Make sure you do not have a urinary infection. ...Read more
Braxton-Hicks: You are term, so these could be early labor or still be braxton-hicks contractions, small tightenings of the uterus getting it in shape for full blown labor. If the cramps get longer and regular intervals, then may be transitioning into active labor. Many women experience these in the couple of weeks before labor. Congratulations on your soon to be addition to the family! ...Read more
Pregnancy: In the later months can certainly contribute to your symptoms. Ask your obstetrician for advice on how best to deal with this and what to watch for. You're almost there! ...Read more