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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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If I have aniexty attacks while ptegant can the doctor induce my labor at34weeks or more?

If I have aniexty attacks while ptegant can the doctor induce my labor at34weeks or more?

Depends on severity: Taking care of patients is always a risks vs. Benefits assessment. So, the question's are: how harmful to the mother and to the baby are the mother's anxiety attacks, how harmful is the treatment for the attacks, what potential bad things can happen to the mother and to the baby if an attempt to deliver before term is tried. In general, we want a baby to deliver naturally. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant. Delivery scheduled 2nd July. Labor induction 6am c section if need same day eve. Need to know instructions precautions before induc?

39 weeks pregnant. Delivery scheduled 2nd July. Labor induction 6am c section if need same day eve. Need to know instructions precautions before induc?

Induction: Avoid eating after midnight the evening before, be on time, and get some sleep. One of the big reasons labors fail is that the patient is too tired from being up all day and night to push effectively. Bring something comfortable to wear after the baby. If you get an epidural, kick everyone out of the room for a couple hours and sleep. ...Read more

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Will taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) when 37 weeks pregnant induce labor?

Will taking milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) when 37 weeks pregnant induce labor?

No: All you will do is get diarrhea. Not so fun. I wouldn't do it unless you are constipated. But let your OB know first. ...Read more

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Does kayro syrup help induce labor?

No evidence: Karo corn syrup has never been studied as an agent to induce labor and likely never will. I would not recommend attempting labor induction at home without consultation with your provider. Karo syrup will likely just cause elevated blood sugars and I would avoid it, in pregnancy...And in life, really. ...Read more

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When is the soonest time I can induce labor?

When is the soonest time I can induce labor?

39 weeks: Labor can be induced at anytime. Sometimes we even induce prematurely if the mom or baby are in danger. There are risks of prematurity though. These risks seem to be lessened after 38 completed weeks. So we try to wait until after 39 weeks to induce someone electively. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could induce labor at home?

Let your Body decide: Your Body and your baby knows best when to make an entry into our beautiful world. Only if you have some medical conditions or are more then 41 weeks we consider doing an induction of labor. ...Read more

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What are some safe ways to induce labor at home?

What are some safe ways to induce labor at home?

Labor: If you could bring on labor then the secrete would be out there and women would love it. Always remember the baby is part of the equation and sends a signal to the mom when it is time to come out. Part of the increase in Cesarean section rate is from inductions when it is not time. ...Read more

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Hi will green curry induce labor?

Hi will green curry induce labor?

No: What it might do if you have a sensitive stomach is to cause cramping which might be hard to distinguish from labor. ...Read more

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Can you induce labor with swimming?

Can you induce labor with swimming?

No: But swimming is good exercise all the way through pregnancy, if u are at last 39 weeks talk to you doc about induction, I do not let any of my pts go past their due date an induction in my hands has saved many pts from having a csection and from having a bad outcome by not going past their due date. ...Read more

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Any ideas to induce labor besides sex?

Any ideas to induce labor besides sex?

Labor: How about waiting for it to start naturally. If you are really impatient have your OB doctor decide if its okay to have a medical induction done. ...Read more

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Does acupressure really work to induce labor?

Does acupressure really work to induce labor?

Possibly: This may be helpful in balancing the body and stimulating the uterus but is no guarantee. ...Read more

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What is done for a cervical ripening to induce labor?

What is done for a cervical ripening to induce labor?

Apply medication: The most common way to induce changes supporting progression of labor is to apply some chemicals that stimulate the opening of the cervix (dilatation) called prostaglandins. In addition, such things as nipple stimulation can release one's natural hormone, oxytocin, which can also stimulate labor naturally. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use golden seal to induce labor at 38 wks?

Is it safe to use golden seal to induce labor at 38 wks?

No.: Golden seal does not induce labor. And it is not safe to induce labor at 38 weeks without a medical indication. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking caster oil to help induce labor?

What are the risks of taking caster oil to help induce labor?

Don't do it!: Unapproved indication in pregnancy, could stimulate forceful contractions and dehydration from diarrhea, a combination likely to lead to fetal asphyxia and death.
Use of castor oil as a laxative during pregnancy should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is magnesium citrate ok to induce labor?

Is magnesium citrate ok to induce labor?

Not likely: Magnesium is used by OB to slow / delay / stop labor. Mag citrate will likely just give you a colicky stomach prior to "clearing you out" from wrong (or at least not intended) orifice. Sorry. ...Read more

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Will nipple stimulation induce labor?

Effective 4 some: Nipple stimulation can be effective for some. It triggers a release of a hormone called oxytocin from the brain. Always get clearance from your doctor first. Gently rubbing, tweaking the nipples over time will lead to some uterine contractions. ...Read more

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

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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Do clary sage oil help induce labor ariund 38\39 weeks snd how to use it?

Do not rec that: If you want to go into labor discuss induction with your OB, you can be induced anytime after at or after 39 weeks gestation, I use cervadil to ripen the cervix then rupture of membranes and a little pitiocin if necessary, it is safe when done correctly like I do it and works please discuss with your doc, there are other meds to use also, ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Labor Induction (Definition)

Induction of labor to deliver the baby sooner may be considered when there are maternal or fetal indications that continuing the ...Read more