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38 Weeks Delivery
Cn not predict that: Could be later today could be a few weeks, i tell my pts, to call if the contractions are 5 -6 minutes apart for 2 hours in a row or if they hurt bad enough that u want something for pain or if your water breaks, or if u are worried the baby is not moving, and i rec u do not go past your due date , ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, induction is safe easy and effective my pts want induction. ...Read more
Yes, but..: 'stripping membranes' also runs the risk of induced rupture of the membranes. If you don't then go into spontaneous labor over a short period of time, infection to the baby can result as well as the need for labor induction' with drugs. Talk to your OB md and express your 'birth plan' desires. ...Read more
Yes: Swelling is common, as the fetus takes up so much room that vascular and other body parts are being moved and squeezed, so it is common to have a back up of fluid, especially in the extremities. At 38 weeks you should be seen by your OB for anything however. You are close! congratulations and good luck! ...Read more
Could be: At the end of pregnancy typically patients are seen weekly. Often the doctor will perform a cervical examination to determine the current status. At your next visit ask your doctor to check your cervix. This is very normal and I am sure they will be happy to do this for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early contractions: You will probably feel the baby "drop" which means it is getting lower in the pelvis, in preparation for childbirth. You probably will have intermittent contractions, known as Braxton-Hicks contractions, again in preparation for childbirth. As the time draws nearer to delivery the contractions will become stronger and more frequent. ...Read more
How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!
2cm dilated 80% effaced thursday. Lower back pain x2 days irregular contractions. Tired/ not hungry. Labor? Should i go to hospital 38 weeks 4 days
Not active labor: At term, most physicians recommend patients go to the hospital once they are having regular contractions, at least every 10 minutes, that have continued in that pattern for at least 1-2 hours and are perceived as getting stronger. Actual labor occurs only when there is cervical change--thus, that is what is evaluated on labor and delivery. As long as the baby continues to move well, await labor. ...Read more
Too early: At 38 weeks and at 48 years of age you should be undergoing fetal testing to ensure your baby has a good heart rate and enough fluid. If these tests are normal then we generally recommend delivery at 39wks, which means you should not attempt any self-induction unless your doctor says you have another indication for induction; regardless of mucous plug. ...Read more
37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!
First or subsequent?: The onset of "true" labor is difficult to predict, however, sounds like you are very close. If you've had a vaginal birth before, it's likely to go faster the next time. If this is your first, then it could take an extra day or even week! Stay calm and let your contractions do their job. Your cervix will dilate, and/or your membranes will rupture! ...Read more
Im 24 wks 4 days pregnant cervix is shorten measuring 1cm how long will it be before I go into labor ?
22 y/o got pregn 8 months after marriage..blighted ovum at 6 weeks bled a week been 4 weeks when can i expect period?
38 weeks 4 days 20% effaced 1-2 CM dialated had my membranes scraped today 4th baby. What are the chances of havicng baby within the next 3 days?
72 hours: Ideally given within 72 hours of delivery. Can give within 28 days if can't give with the 72 hours after delivery. ...Read more
It may: Depending on how often you've been using marijuana, it could show up in both you and your baby. Please at least stop now. Your baby is exposed to whatever you eat, drink, or smoke. Marijuana is not safe for fetuses -- premature birth and developmental problems are associated with mothers' smoking marijuana during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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