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Doctor insights on: 37 Weeks Pregnant And Losing Weight

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy. Labor?

Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy.  Labor?

Braxton hicks: Most likely they are practice contractions. I used to get them every time i stood up from a sitting position. Baby starts to move lower and reposition for labor which puts pain on your back. Good luck and congrats! ...Read more

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Significance of low co2 (17mEq/l) and high anion gap (19mEq/l) in late (37 weeks) pregnancy? All other tests in metabolic panel within normal limits.

Significance of low co2 (17mEq/l) and high anion gap (19mEq/l) in late (37 weeks) pregnancy? All other tests in metabolic panel within normal limits.

Reason for checking: I suppose the answer would vary depending on why it was checked. If there were certain symptoms or problems then the tests need to be analyzed in that context. Simply looking at only these numbers with no context they do not appear particularly abnormal for the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. The doctor who ordered them will be in the best position to interpret them. ...Read more

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Due to gall stones in neck position 9mm size with 37 weeks pregnancy. How to reduce sgot sgpt levels to perform cesarean as billirubin is ok?

Due to gall stones in neck position 9mm size with 37 weeks pregnancy. How to reduce sgot sgpt levels to perform cesarean as billirubin is ok?

Quoting merck: "Gallstones appear to be more common during pregnancy. Pregnant women who develop gallstones are closely monitored. If a gallstone blocks the gallbladder or causes an infection, surgery may be necessary. This surgery is usually safe for pregnant women and the fetus." http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/women-s-health-issues/pregnancy-complicated-by-disease/liver-and-gallbladder-disorders-during-pregn ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks pregnant and losing yellow jelly discharge is it normal?

Im 37 weeks pregnant and losing yellow jelly discharge is it normal?

Mucous Show: Yes it's normal & expected once your cervix starts thinning (effacement) and softening. It's one of the early signs that your uterus is getting ready for labor. Call your OB if it's watery, green colored, or if you have frank bleeding like a period (blood streaked mucous is ok). Congrats on your upcoming delivery. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and since last week my weight has not increased at all. Is that normal ?

I am 37 weeks pregnant and since last week my weight has not increased at all. Is that normal ?

Probably all right: If your appetite is still good, you are eating a healthy diet, your pregnancy has been normal and your fetus has remained active (normal fetal movements and kick counts, normal sonograms and amniotic fluid index), there is little to no cause for alarm. Patterns of weight gain do vary among pregnant women and the emphasis now is more on good nutrition, good eating habits,not on weight/pounds gained ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and the baby head 34- baby weight is in 23% and head 3%. I can not stop worrying that my baby will be having mental problems.

37 weeks pregnant and the baby head 34- baby weight is in 23% and head 3%. I can not stop worrying that my baby will be having mental problems.

Genetics likely: Some people have big bays some smaller. If it worries your OB doc them he or she may offer induction of labor. Some babies are best taken out of an environment that isn't good for them to thrive anymore. Discuss with your doc pros and cons of induction if your case warrants it. ...Read more

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I am 33 weeks pregnant and his body is measuring 33 weeks (roughly) and his weight is in the 41st percentile but his head was measuring 37 weeks. Is this cause for concern?

I am 33 weeks pregnant and his body is measuring 33 weeks (roughly) and his weight is in the 41st percentile but his head was measuring 37 weeks. Is this cause for concern?

Not necessarily: Measurement late in pregnancy aren't always very accurate and if the baby is cephalic (head down) it can be quite difficult to get an accurate head measurement. I would ask your OB if the US showed any brain issues like dilated ventricles, but otherwise I wouldn't be overly concerned. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant. When should my ob check my babies weight?

37 weeks pregnant. When should my ob check my babies weight?

They have been: Chances are they have been at every visit in the 3rd trimester. Maybe they haven't done an ultrasound to check, but by measuring the size of your uterus, & watching the interval growth, they are monitoring the baby's growth, as accurately as if they were getting ultrasounds every visit! the error margin for an ultrasound measurement is so high, we only use it when the outside msr is off. ...Read more

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What is the cause for weight loss at end of pregnancy, i'm 37 weeks pregnant, mgtt done 2 months back was normal.

What is the cause for weight loss at end of pregnancy, i'm 37 weeks pregnant, mgtt done 2 months back was normal.

Caloric intake: If you are losing weight then you are burning off more calories than you are taking in. Ask your doctor if this is a concern. Depending on your starting body weight this may or may not be an issue. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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