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38 Weeks Pregnant And Have No Energy
Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more
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
Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?
Term pregnancy: At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her. She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more
Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?
Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more
Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.
Call OB: You are not being paranoid. But, it sounds like you do not understand what to do in this type of situation. Please contact or page your OB and give them your situation and vital signs. They will tell you what they want you to do next. ...Read more
35 years old- 20 weeks pregnant and have gained 20lbs so far. Is that too much? No energy to exercise but eat relatively healthy. Occasional ice cream
Depends: My recommendation for weight gain in pregnancy depends on your starting weight. If you had a pre-pregnancy BMI less than 20, then I would be happy to see you gain 20 lbs so far. Otherwise, yes you are gaining a little faster than ideal. The risks of excessive weight gain include preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, child with large birth weight, and cesarean section. ...Read more
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