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I'm 38 weeks 4 daus pregnant with constant cramping nausea and severe back pain? Is this a sign of labor?

Get checked: At this stage of pregnancy these symptoms could be sign of labor or a worrisome problem like fetal distress due to any reason like dehydration or cord around baby's neck or early separation of placenta. It is best to see your OB doc and get checked to make sure baby is okay. Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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


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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

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

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38 weeks pregnant with bad cramps and back ache for 2 days constantly. Not able to time it's there all the time. What should I do?

38 weeks pregnant with bad cramps and back ache for 2 days constantly. Not able to time it's there all the time. What should I do?

Early signs of labor: The cramps in your back are actually contractions.
The should get stronger as you go into real labor.
Make sure you stay hydrated. Dehydration cause cause contractions also Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant. I have been having constant menstrual like cramping for more than 10 hours. I am lying down and drinking water but pain seems to be getting worse. What should I do?

I am 38 weeks pregnant. I have been having constant menstrual like cramping for more than 10 hours. I am lying down and drinking water but pain seems to be getting worse. What should I do?

I would CALL L&D, OB: I am a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Therefore, my patients are high-risk, and I want them to be in touch with their OB or my group in case of questions or to go to labor and delivery if problems. Having cramping for >10 hours could be labor, and monitoring during labor is recommended. Worsening of pain is also a concern, and only evaluation by OB provider can determine what is happening. Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant. I have a constant dull low back ache and period like cramps. Also have had some minor contractions. Is this labor?

Maybe early labor: Your complaints sound like early labor. They may get greater or they may subside. Call your doctor if the contractions are every 5 minutes, if you start leaking fluid, you have bleeding, or have decreased fetal movement. Read more

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Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Normal: Mucus discharge in pregnancy is very inconsistent. Sometimes there is a lot and sometimes there isn't. Both are normal. Best wishes! Read more

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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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My wife has been having unusual cramps at 38 weeks pregnant. Is that a sign labor could be soon?

My wife has been having unusual cramps at 38 weeks pregnant. Is that a sign labor could be soon?

Possibly: These could be braxton-hicks contractions, a tightening of the uterine muscles for one to two minutes and are thought to be an aid to the body in its preparation for birth. At 38 weeks the duration of pregnancy itself may be an indication that labor could be soon. Good luck and have a great baby. Read more

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38 weeks pregnant pressure on bladder and cramping?

38 weeks pregnant pressure on bladder and cramping?

Timeable?: If those cramps are timetable at 2-4 minutes apart, and getting harder over the last 2 or 3 hours you might get evaluated for labor. Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and have had slight cramping all day. I went to the bathroom and when I wiped, there was blood on the tissue. What's wrong?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and have had slight cramping all day. I went to the bathroom and when I wiped, there was blood on the tissue. What's wrong?

Labor?: Some bleeding from cervical effacement and dilatation is expected as you approach your due date and enter the early stages of labor. Other causes, however, can also lead to vaginal bleeding at 38 weeks: vaginitis, cervicitis, placenta/vasa previa, abruption. Please see your obstetrician as soon as possible to evaluate this further - and best of luck! Read more

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38 weeks pregnant botton of belly gets hard & cramping, is it normal?

38 weeks pregnant botton of belly gets hard & cramping, is it normal?

Braxton-Hicks: You are term, so these could be early labor or still be braxton-hicks contractions, small tightenings of the uterus getting it 'in shape' for full blown labor. If the cramps get longer and regular intervals, then may be transitioning into active labor. Many women experience these in the couple of weeks before labor. Congratulations on your soon to be addition to the family! Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and my stomach gets really hard but I don't feel cramping is it a sign of labor?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and my stomach gets really hard but I don't feel cramping is it a sign of labor?

Contractions: As one gets closer to the due date the uterus starts contracting off and on. These are referred to as braxton hicks contractions. Consider this a warmup to labor. Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and im 1cm dilated experiencing alot of cramps how long do you think before I go into labor?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and im 1cm dilated experiencing alot of cramps how long do you think before I go into labor?

Onset labor: When the pains come how long do they last? How far in between the pains? If you continue to have pains that are 40sec long and are occurring at regular intervals you should go to labor and delivery to be monitored. Read more

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38 weeks pregnant, had spotting today with mild cramps like periods. Then stoped, spotting still seen with small sticky red stuff. What is it?

38 weeks pregnant, had spotting today with mild cramps like periods. Then stoped, spotting still seen with small sticky red stuff. What is it?

Pregnancy: Bleeding in pregnancy can be due to many things. It could be from something as simple as cervical dilation if those cramps were actually contractions. It could also be something more serious like abruption or placenta previa. Contact your OBGYN to discuss further. Read more

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38 weeks pregnant with nausea, back cramps and gas, could it be signs of labor?

38 weeks pregnant with nausea, back cramps and gas, could it be signs of labor?

Could be...: If the back cramps become regular and progressively stronger, these symptoms would be compatible with labor. Start timing, lay back and relax in between. If the pain is continuous and not intermittent like early labor, then you need more urgent evaluation as this would not be normal at this point and could point to a problem. Read more

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