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38 Weeks Pregnancy Contractions
Hi, am 38 weeks pregnant now, but I keep having strong contractions on daily basis, and this is my first pregnancy. Does it mean am close to deliver?
Maybe: Having a few contractions on a daily basis near term is normal. It doesn't necessarily mean you are about to deliver. If your contractions are close together so that you can time them and they are 5 minutes apart or so for more than an hour, you may be going into labor. If you are uncertain, you can go to your hospital's labor and delivery unit and they will tell you for sure. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Not a good idea...: Most Obs won't induce labor until at least 39 weeks. This is because babies do best when they are allowed to mature in utero. Even at 38 weeks an occasional baby is born that needs to be in the NICU due to breathing difficulties. If you want to go into labor, I would discuss this with you Ob. There are a lot of ideas on the internet about how to start contractions but some can be harmful. ...Read more
I'm getting an induction at 38 weeks pregnant... I'm so scared something will go wrong.. How safe are inductions at this stage in pregnancy?
I have had discharge my whole pregnancy but the last week it has stopped completely. I am very dry now is this normal ? 38 weeks pregnant
Im 38 weeks pregnant with my sixth child 5th pregnancy all were a week early does that mean ill have this baby a week early also?
This my 2nd pregnancy 1 was medically induced never dilated past 2 CM this 1 i'm 38 weeks pregnant and still only 1 1/2 CM dilated what 2 do 2 dilate?
38 weeks pregnant with second child. I was induced with the first because of no amniotic fluid what does this mean for this pregnancy. ?
I'm 38 weeks pregnant whit 4 CM and 50 % efface is my 3rd pregnancy I have a lot pressure in my vagina and a pain in my lower back I can't be induced?
Been feeling dizzy almost 38 weeks pregnant is this something to worry about? I havnt had any blood pressure issues the whole pregnancy
Hydrate: Dizziness can lead to a lot of things. Make sure you keep well hydrated. Make sure you tell your dr of any changes. This could be due to a drop on your sugars. Orthostatic changes. Be aware of signs like blurred vision abdominal pain excessive swelling, headaches elevated blood pressures this could be signs of preeclampsia. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant. Had contractions which where 4 to 5 mins apart and it lasted for about 1 hour then they stopped.
Getting ready : it is not uncommon to have contractions that start and stop near term. One common cause of this is dehydration. The hormone that is released when you are thirsty (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) is very similar in structure to oxytocin the hormone that stimulates contractions, if you were dehydrated and had ADH stimulating contractions then if you hydrated yourself they would likely go away. ...Read more
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
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