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Im 37 weeks pregnant and am leakin a cear fluid what is this?

Im 37 weeks pregnant and am leakin a cear fluid what is this?

Broke your water?: You need to discuss this with your obstetrician right away. You may have broken your water (also called spontaneous rupture of membranes or srom) and may be going into labor. Sometimes this happens before you have any contractions. Many doctor prefer that you go to the labor floor after your water breaks, because of the risk of infection. ...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 36 going on to 37 weeks pregnant and start having some back pain is this a sign of early labor ?

I am 36 going on to 37 weeks pregnant  and start having some back pain is this a sign of early labor
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Possibly: Back pain, considered in the context of other early labor pains, may mean very early labor and needs to be "ruled out , " meaning, other explanations for your back pain should be sought for initially. Consult with your OB as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant. Today I noticed that labia minora is puffier than normal. No other symptoms Is this normal? Could this be a sign of pre labor?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant. Today I noticed that  labia minora is puffier than normal. No other symptoms Is this normal? Could this be a sign of pre labor?

No!: If you look closer (maybe from a mirror!) you may notice that everything around the genital area is "puffier" than normal. This is part of generalized swelling that is characteristic of pregnancy including - of course - not only your genitals, but also the rest of your body. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 37 weeks pregnant tomorrow, signs of labor?

What to do if I'm 37 weeks pregnant tomorrow, signs of labor?

Be happy!: At 37 weeks your baby is fully developed and it is perfectly acceptable to go into labor now. Be sure to let your OB know if you are going into labor so he/she can take your whole pregnancy history into account and make recommendations! ...Read more

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Coughing over a month. Diagnosed with bronchitis. Got better. Cough returned. Barking with metallic taste. 37 weeks pregnant. What should I do?

Coughing over a month. Diagnosed with bronchitis.  Got better.  Cough returned.  Barking with metallic taste. 37 weeks pregnant.  What should I do?

See your doc: Though you said you got better from your bronchitis, i think you may have had a relapse and might benefit from another course of a different antibiotic. There are a number of safe antibiotics you could be treated with so see you doctor and hopefully you will be feeling better before you go into labor. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and would like to know what they do when introduced labor and is its more pain?

37 weeks pregnant and would like to know  what they do when introduced labor and is its more pain?

Strong contractions: The decision to induce labor and the timing is up to you and your doctor. It also depends on your history of labor and birth with prior children, if any. In general medications used to induce and augment labor causes stronger, and more painful, contractions. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and keep getting sharp pains in my cervix, what is the cause of this?

I am 37 weeks pregnant and keep getting sharp pains in my cervix, what is the cause of this?

Several reasons.: The most common reason is ligament stretching and sometimes cervix dilating and effacing. If it is severe then you should see your OB for an exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your 37 weeks pregnant and have had bloody discharge for 4 days with slight cramps?

What does it mean if your 37 weeks pregnant and have had bloody discharge for 4 days with slight cramps?

preg/bloody discharg: This should be immediately reported to your OB and you should be checked for complications. I hope all is well, but best to be checked. ...Read more