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38 weeks feeling contractions occassionally how long til delivery?

38 weeks feeling contractions occassionally how long til 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

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Does stripping membranes at 38 weeks pregnant work?

Does stripping membranes at 38 weeks pregnant work?

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

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Swelling during pregnancy after 38 weeks ?

Swelling during pregnancy after 38 weeks  ?

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

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38 weeks pregnant now will cervix be open now?

38 weeks pregnant now will cervix be open now?

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 more

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What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

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

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Home remedies for inducing labor at 38 weeks?

Home remedies for inducing labor at 38 weeks?

Why 38 weeks?: It is probably best to allow the baby to get the full amount of nutrients that are transferred towards the end of pregnancy. One interesting home remedy for inducing labor is eating eggplant. ...Read more

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How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!

How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!

Pregnancy: There is no evidence to show that stripping membranes induces labor. In fact, it can results in cramping and spotting, just making you more uncomfortable than you already are! ...Read more

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30wks2days pregnant1cm dilated cervix fully effaced no measurable length strict hospital br last 4wks given mag for 12hrs 4 days ago baby coming soon?

Ask your doctor: I'm sorry your doctor has not answered this question for you. The truth is I do not have enough information to give you a prediction. Based on the above you will probably deliver before 36 weeks, but impossible to say when. ...Read more

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Could a HPT go positive 3-4 wks after conception till 9 months delivery?

Could a HPT go positive 3-4 wks after conception till 9 months delivery?

Depends on test: Most sensitive test is for beta chain of human chorionic gonadotropin which can be detected at about 4-5 days after implantation of fertilized ovum in uterine wall. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can you ovulate 3 weeks after giving birth?

Can you ovulate 3 weeks after giving birth?

Possible: 3 weeks is a little on the early side but still possible. Unless you are trying to get pregnant again, which is not a good idea so soon, use protection or wait. ...Read more

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How to induce labor? 38 +1 weeks, lost mucus plug.

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

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37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!

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

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Im 24 wks 4 days pregnant cervix is shorten measuring 1cm how long will it be before I go into labor ?

Im 24 wks 4 days pregnant cervix is shorten measuring 1cm how long will it be before I go into labor ?

This is worrisome: Please discuss this with your OB or Perinatologist. It is important to get care so that they can hopefully prevent a bad outcome. Perhaps cerclage would be in order, Please discuss it with them. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Labor: You are definitely labor ready, but when you will go into labor is anybody's guess. Membrane stripping doesn't always help, particularly prior to 40 weeks. ...Read more

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Within how màny hours mother should take anti d injection after delivery?

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

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I am 8 weeks from delivery will marijuana show after delivery in my baby?

I am 8 weeks from delivery will marijuana show after delivery in my baby?

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 more

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Hair falling - 14 weeks after delivery.

Hair falling - 14 weeks after delivery.

Very common: Make sure your thyroid is checked and you're getting adequate nutrition, but hair loss after delivery is very common. It's not real loss, just breakage, and should return to normal over time. Avoid chemical and physical trauma to your hair. ...Read more