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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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After passing your mucus plug how long can u go into labor?....I seems to past minds at 35 weeks pregnant can I make baby soon?

After passing your mucus plug how long can u go into labor?....I seems to past minds at 35 weeks pregnant can I make baby soon?

CALL YOUR OB: This is a question you should have already asked your OB ! your OB is on call or has someone on call 24/7 to help you! you can pass your plug from 1 day to weeks before you deliver. If you and the baby are ok which your OB can check that, you want to try not to deliver before 37 weeks as that is considered term, if a problem develops( hopefully it won't) u may need to be delivered soone. ...Read more

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What happens if I go into labor at 35 weeks will my baby have to stay in the nicu?

What happens if I go into labor at 35 weeks will my baby have to stay in the nicu?

It really depends: It really depends on the health condition of the baby at birth. Many premature infants do quite well and are released without a stay in the NICU. Your physician may give you steroids prior to delivery to accelerate lung maturity. Infants born between 34-36 weeks may need extra care in the hospital which can lengthen their stay ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and can't go to the toilet?

37 weeks pregnant and can't go to the toilet?

Retention: Is this bladder retention or bowel retention? If bladder, may be a urinary infection with spasm. If bowel, likely constipated; call your OB. !! ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant if i go into labor will my baby be fine?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant if i go into labor will my baby be fine?

Maybe: If you think you are in early labor, contact the delivery team as early as possible.At 36 wks baby has about 50% risk of premi lung disease (RDS) that would require ICU care for at least a week. You need to get to 38 wks to avoid most problems. ...Read more

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I have placenta previa. How soon can I go into labor and will my baby be safe?

Cesarean by 36-37w.: Placenta previa can lead to preterm labor, so i would recommend prelabor (i.e. Shceuled) cesarean section by 36-37 weeks. If placenta accreta is also suspected, delivery should be by 34-35 weeks with Betamethasone administration and immediate puerperal hysterectomy without attempt at placental delivery! all this shoudl be done in a large hospital. The infant should do well regardless. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant bloody discharge and back pain when should I go to labor and delivery?

39 weeks pregnant bloody discharge and back pain when should I go to labor and delivery?

Now is good: You may have mucous show which is normal. However, if you have no fetal movements, or frank bleeding, or severe constant back pain; you should go straight to labor & delivery. It's safer to get checked & ensure a healthy baby, see if labor has started, & see if everything's ok. L & d staff should be happy to reassure you & answer all your questions. ...Read more

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37wks&2days 80% effaced & 3-4cm dilated first baby -2 to -1 station sched. Induction @ 39 weeks what can I do to go in active labor want to go naturally?

37wks&2days 80% effaced & 3-4cm dilated first baby -2 to -1 station sched. Induction @ 39 weeks what can I do to go in active labor want to go naturally?

Patience: Let mother nature do her work. Your body and your baby know when it is the right time to go into labor. There are more and more studies every day about more problems in 'early term babies' - those born from 37-39 weeks. You are not even due yet. I know you are very uncomfortable and want to meet your new baby, but the baby likes it where he or she is right now, so let them stay where they are! ...Read more

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Water broke 31 wk. Almost 34 wk. How to go into natural labor? If not, have to get C-section

Water broke 31 wk. Almost 34 wk. How to go into natural labor? If not, have to get C-section

Walking: Have you been given corticosteroid injections to help speed up the maturation of the baby's lungs yet? If so, and a C-section is imminent, try walking. ...Read more

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Can sex make you go into labor or start to dialate at 35 weeks pregnant cause I have been cramping a little bit?

Can sex make you go into labor or  start to dialate at 35 weeks pregnant  cause I have been cramping a little bit?

Sometimes: Having sex, and having orgasms can definitely make one contract. Typically those contractions induced by intercourse are short lived, but if they persist or get stronger - then you should call your doctor and have an exam.In general, intercourse is safe for most uncomplicated pregnancies. Just watch to see if the contractions don't resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant my youngest is 1 though had an emergency c section at 34 weeks and appendix out 3 days before will that affect ability to do so?

Trying to get pregnant my youngest is 1 though had an emergency c section at 34 weeks and appendix out 3 days before will that affect ability to do so?

Should be ok: Having your appendix out 3 days before a c-section shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant again. If you're having trouble, see your OB or a fertility specialist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks pregnant with baby number 3 and I am 2 CM dilated. When will it be likely for me to go into labor?

Im 38 weeks pregnant with baby number 3 and I am 2 CM dilated. When will it be likely for me to go into labor?

Unknown: Many women who have had several pregnancies will be dilated some near the end of pregnancy. Statistically 80% or more will deliver within a week of their due date. It's hard to know when your glands will decide to sent out the hormonal trigger to labor. ...Read more

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I go to hospital in 34 week than doctor says baby head is down now I am 39 week pregnant but not start labor pain can baby change position these days?

Breech: Rare to have the baby change from vertex to breech at 39 weeks. Not a lot of room for baby to move at this time except you have a lot of amniotic fluid around the baby which will expand or create a lot of room for baby to flip from head down to buttocks down. It is expected that labor pain will start anytime. If not after 41-42weeks most places in the usa will induce. Good luck. ...Read more

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Am 41 weeks and 4 days pregnant two days ago they carried out an induction for my labour to start bt nothing happened no dilation they told me to go back home is it dangerous to go past your due date?

At 41 weeks and 4 da: Days u should be delivered either vaginally or by c-section ! and now u are 41-6 too much chance for a bad outcome if baby stays inside, and everyone has to be delivered by 42 weeks no matter what, I do not let my pts go past 40 weeks and my pts do not want to, there are advantages if u have a csection like not stretching out the vagina or tears that can damage the rectum or shoulder dystocia! ...Read more

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Had my membranes stripped today. Im 39 weeks 1cm and 50% effacted. Will i go into labor soon of will it not work?

Crystal ball: Unfortunately, it is impossible to know. In favorable conditions where the patient is 2 or more cm dilated, there is a better chance. But, if 48 hours pass after stripping, it didn't really work for you. ...Read more

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40 weeks 2cm dilated 50% thinned. Going to LD tomorrow for the baby to be checked out. Can i go into labor any time or should I asked to be induced?

40 weeks 2cm dilated 50% thinned. Going to LD tomorrow for the baby to be checked out. Can i go into labor any time or should I asked to be induced?

Any time: Sounds like you are almost there. You can asked to be induced...That is between you and your ob. Acupuncture can also get labor started if you are that ready (and at 40 weeks, i understand.). ...Read more

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