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Doctor insights on: 37 Week Gestation

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Is it safe to take 1 tablet of 10mg phenergan (promethazine) per day for pupps at 37 weeks of gestation?

Is it safe to take 1 tablet of 10mg phenergan (promethazine) per day for pupps at 37 weeks of gestation?

Yes: This skin condition, peculiar to pregnancy, will get better when you deliver. It may take a few days to weeks to subside. It is not dangerous and only needs treatment to help with the itching. Antihistamines, such as phenergan, (promethazine) Hydroxyzine and Diphenhydramine can be used safely to cut down on the itching. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. This is my 3rd pregnancy, can I be induced early? Is their away to start dilating on my own? Is it safe?

37 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. This is my 3rd pregnancy, can I be induced early? Is their away to start dilating on my own? Is it safe?

Please discuss with : Ob ! u can be induced at 39 weeks , no earlier, but that is between u and your doc, unless there is something wrong with you or the baby and i rec an us for efw so you can see if this baby's efw is larger than your first 2. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to start dilating around 37 weeks? This is my 3rd pregnancy, i just found out I have gestational diabetes around 33weeks.

Is there anyway to start dilating around 37 weeks? This is my 3rd pregnancy, i just found out I have gestational diabetes around 33weeks.

Sure : Many people go into labor early. Dilation at 37 weeks on a third pregnancy would not be abnormal at all or cause for concern. Simply ask your doctor to check your cervix. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes. Is this why my fingertips are numb?

I am 37 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes. Is this why my fingertips are numb?

Contributes: Swelling from retained fluid can cause numbness in the finger tips. If your hands are hot and numb you many not be eating properly for gestational diabetes, eat 6 equal meals with good quality protein, fresh vegetables and berries. Avoid sugar, wheat, and dairy which increase bacteria in GI that cause Insulin resistance, weight gain, and fluid retention. Check for low vit d, magnesium, and b-6. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant major pelvic pressure and numbness in hips when walking when sleeping I have hip pain is this normal? I do have gestational diabetes

37 weeks pregnant major pelvic pressure and numbness in hips when walking when sleeping I have hip pain is this normal? I do have gestational diabetes

Many possible causes: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause of the neuropathy in order to obtain the best possible treatment. ...Read more

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I am in finishing the week 37 of pregnancy, and the my baby is male but now his weight is about 2400 grams, should i worry about his weight?

I am in finishing the week 37 of pregnancy, and the my baby is male but now his weight is about 2400 grams, should i worry about his weight?

In nature...: In nature, people don't know how much an unborn baby weighs. So, if a pregnancy has been going well, there is no worry about the weight, because nobody knows the weight. That means having a numerical estimate of the weight, can become a cause of worry. That being said, 2400 grams with 3 weeks to go is ok, in a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks in pregnancy and I am suffering from diarrhea and pains in my belly what is this ?

Early labor?: Many women will have loose stools and belly pain/cramping in early labor. Of course you could also have a stomach bug. Any concerns at this point in pregnancy should be directed to your personal obgyn, who can determine if they want to see you in person for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 37 and just had my 2nd miscarriage in my 5 week of pregnancy. What could be causing my miscarriages?

I'm 37 and just had my 2nd miscarriage in my 5 week of pregnancy. What could be causing my miscarriages?

Miscarriage: Miscarriages early in pregnancy are usually caused by an abnormal chromosomal complement in the fetus. As you get older chromosomal abnormalities become more frequent, that increases your risk of a miscarriage as well as a chromosomally abnormal child, such as down syndrome. ...Read more

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