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Fatigue At 36 Weeks Pregnant
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
How can housekeeping work, like hanging wet clothes from window over the window sill on a rope harm baby? Pregnant 36 weeks. Just got tired
Depends on situation: Light housekeeping should never cause any harm to the fetus. In fact many mothers carry on an active & very physical life up to delivery. I have followed jazercise instructors that did just that. If your doc has told you to limit activity due to related health issues, you should follow that advise. Also, when you tire, you should rest. ...Read more
Feel like tight: Contractions feel like someone is tightening a belt around your waist. They typically last for 40-60 seconds. They can also feel like cramping, again, about 3-5 minutes apart and lasting for 40-60 seconds each. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Near zero: Lymphocytic choriomeningitis is very rare. Mice are everywhere. Best wishes and good luck on your upcoming delivery. ...Read more
Hmmm: You may be having contractions. Usually they are not vaginal pain. You should be evaluated. ...Read more
Define "in": If for any reason you end up on the hospitals radar as a possible drug user, the kids pee and poo will be sent fro drug tests. The pee can clear relatively quickly but the poo retains drug residue for months. A hair sample would also hold it. The best thing you can do is abstain and avoid any activity that would bring suspicion on you or the friends that visit you. In my state you loose the baby. ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks pregnant and it feels like even while sitting im struggling to catch my breath is that normal?
I am 36 weeks pregnant and baby's head is 2/5ths engaged. Does this mean that I will have my baby any time soon?
Not necessarily: You are referring to station. Station is a very subjective measurement of how far down the birth canal the baby is. A lower station tends to imply a sooner delivery, but its not a reliable indicator. Different practitioners can measure a different station in the same woman at the same time as well - its more of a gestalt than a reliable objective measure, despite its objective definition. ...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
Hello...I am 36 weeks pregnant and I saw a mouse in our kitchen. We have since caught it and disinfected the house. Am I at a real risk from lcmv?
Congenital lcm infection is an under appreciated cause of intrauterine infection. Not all cases reported had really close contact with the rodent or its secretions but severe cases of infection in the fetus are ones acquired in the first trimester.
Baby should be fine. Let me know. ...Read more
Sounds normal: The fundal height measurement of 38 cm at 36 weeks is likely normal. In most women the measurement is plus or minus 2 cm, so 34-38 cm at 36 wks is normal. However the fundal height only measures one dimension of the uterus so it is only a rough estimate of the baby's growth. At your next visit ask your doctor how big he/she thinks your baby is. ...Read more
No worries.: It means that the baby's head has not yet applied well to your pelvis - which is a good thing (head feels like it is ~2 centimeters above your ischial spines, which is the base of your bony pelvis). Keep up with all your prenatal care appointments - and best of luck! ...Read more
Family practice: The baby won't just fall out. That's good. But the feeling of pressure could mean you are close. Check with your dr. ...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
Dizziness: In advanced pregnancy is usually postural and caused by pressure of uterus on large abdominal vessels (vena cava). Do not sit for prolonged time, lay on yor back or stand in one spot for prolonged time. When symptom occurs lay down ion your left side if possible, or bend forward to relieve pressure. Good luck with delivery. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant and am I so itchy all over my body for the past week. What can cause this?
I am 36 weeks pregnant and having sharp pain in left side. Is this normal and what can I do about it?
More info is needed: Pain is on the left side of upper or lower abdomen, back or flank? If it's your abdomen, call your obgyn and describe your symptoms, if it's your back try rest and gentle stretches. ...Read more