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38 Weeks Pregnant And Popping Noise In Stomach
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?
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
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
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.
Feels like I have a pocket of fluid on my lower abdomen and im 38 weeks pregnant what could this be? Or what causes this? Is this dangerous?
Call your OB Doctor:
at 38 weeks you need to be concerned for the last two weeks. Baby is probably doing fine, but nurses in your OB office will help you personally! Give them a call.
You should be seeing your OB each week by now. If no OB care call a free clinic in your town.
Good luck! ...Read more
Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.
I am 38 weeks pregnant and have a horrible cough and wheezing. I have coughed so much my abdomen hurts. I almost double over while coughing.
Cough: Why are you not seeing a doctor as soon as you can? ...Read more
Hi I'm 38 weeks 4 days pregnant I have a cold with bad cough but last night I started having a sharp pain only on the right side of my lower abdomen?
Talk to your OB: With a full explanation of your symptoms and other information they will be able to tell you whether it is necessary to come in and be seen. ...Read more
Concerned: I am concerned about your symptoms. There are many possibilities but since you are 38 weeks pregnant all are potential serious issues and you need to seek emergent care now. Good luck ...Read more
Doubt it: Your baby is tucked away in a secure compartment connected to your system by a placenta. That placental unit acts as a filter for baby & the bag of waters acts as a cushion. The chemicals your body makes as a pain response may hype baby up a bit like caffeine, but the filter/cushion prevents baby from having any real harm. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant. Feeling sharp pains in lower abdomen/inside of vagina. Also contractions. What does this mean? Should I worry?
Is really strong dull lower back pain that comes to the front of lower abdomen with contractions only on top normal for 38 weeks 6 days pregnant?
Early labour: Could be the start of labour. Call your gyn. ...Read more
I am 38 weeks pregnant and am getting these sharp pains in y vagina and there is also a popping feeling/ sound along with the pain can you explain why?
Pubic bone: Consistent with the softening of the fibrocartilage holding your pelvis together. Your body is preparing to deliver the baby by softening this bridge and allowing more room for the delivery. ...Read more
What does it mean when your 38 weeks pregnant and you hear a popping noise in your stomach what does this mean?
Any: Any symptoms at this stage of pregnancy must be evaluated. When you are this close to your delivery date, any symptom can be signficant. Please call your doctor or their nurse and discuss your symptoms. If you have any pain, cramping, contractions, back pain, or vaginal discharge/bleeding then you must be evaluated immediately. ...Read more
Talk to your OB.: Typically induced labor is reserved for situations where it is deemed medically necessary. Going into labor naturally is generally safer and less painful. The medications used to induce labor have risks associated with their use, and your baby may not be positioned properly. The risk of any medical intervention has to be outweighed by the potential benefit. Discuss with OB, and make a birth plan. ...Read more
Possibly/possibly no: A reassurance of normal fetal health is 10 movements in 1 hour during 24 hour period. If you're not having that many, then go to labor and deliver to be put on the monitors we always take a mom's perception that her baby is not moving normally very seriously. Baby could just be sleeping, but it's best if you get evaluated. ...Read more
Hot flashes pregnant: Yes, pretty much anything goes during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Hot flashes are thought to be cause by the temperature control gland in the brain being over-sensitive. Whatever the cause, the best treatment is sipping ice water, shedding layers, getting a fan on, etc. Good luck with the changes coming up...lots of them.,, ...Read more
Likely nothing: At 38 weeks of pregnancy your lower spine and pelvis has developed a curvature to accommodate the weight of the baby. It's called lordosis of pregnancy. I suspect your hips and gluteus muscles (buttocks) are somewhat sore from the extra work. Rest and hydrate, likely by tomorrow should feel a little better ...Read more
Go to ER!!!: You may be experiencing preeclampsia symptoms (scotomata). Please have someone drive you to the emergency room (or call 911) as soon as possible, as you may require expert care to avoid complications! Best of luck! ...Read more
Nothing: Your body is adjusting. Your diaphragm is flatter and your rib cage is expanding for better breathing. ...Read more
I have a toothache, can I take amoxicillin 500? I am pregnant almost 38 weeks. It is safe to take it. Thank u
Under supervision: Only if prescribed by your OB- if this old medication, please consult a dentist. ...Read more
PUPPP: This late in pregnancy it could be a condition called puppp. It stands for pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy. It is usually associated with a rash that is red and extremely itchy. While it is not completely clear what causes puppp, it is thought to be related to serum bile acids. Generalized itching toward the end of pregnancy may be related to sluggish bile flow. ...Read more