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What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

Early contractions: You will probably feel the baby "drop" which means it is getting lower in the pelvis, in preparation for childbirth. You probably will have intermittent contractions, known as Braxton-Hicks contractions, again in preparation for childbirth. As the time draws nearer to delivery the contractions will become stronger and more frequent. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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Exhausted 35 weeks pregnant possible early labor?

Exhausted 35 weeks pregnant possible early labor?

Exhaustion: is pretty common at this point in pregnancy and is not usually an indicator that you will go into early labor. Take care. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant but only 1cm dilated. What can help start labor?

38 weeks pregnant but only 1cm dilated. What can help start labor?

Nothing proven to wo: work, but your doctor can induce you anytime after 39 weeks gestation depending on your specific situation ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant. Can having sex start labor?

39 weeks pregnant. Can having sex start labor?

It can: By the time a woman is 39 weeks pregnant it is possible that having sex will start labor. Usually it would only happen if she is close to going into labor anyway. ...Read more

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38 wks preg Moody, passed mucus plug yesterday, cramping and back pain, extremely tired. Contractions irregular 2cm 50% effaced Dd 7/29-8/3 labor soon?

Labor: Yes. After passing the mucous plug the labor will begin soon but may be delayed for up to a week afterward. Try to get some rest and notify your obstetrician that you passed the mucous plug. Congratulations! You will have a beautiful baby soon. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant and very gassy?

38 weeks pregnant and very gassy?

Feel gassy: That actually might happen in 3rd trimester associated with constipation. If only gas is bothering you just avoid foods and beverages that create gas, such as beans, onion, soda, etc. If you need fibers such as vegetables, just steam them for few minutes. ...Read more

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I am 30 weeks pregnant. Are braxton hicks contractions supposed to hurt?

I am 30 weeks pregnant. Are braxton hicks contractions supposed to hurt?

They are: Uncomfortable , but not very painful, if regular call OB and make sure it is not premature labor. ...Read more

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Would pregnancy symptoms show up 4 weeks after intercourse?

Would pregnancy symptoms show up 4 weeks after intercourse?

If pregnant : Sure. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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7 weeks post partum, been having pregnancy symptoms, clear stringy EWCM lasting 2 weeks+, unprotected sex 16 days ago, negative pregnancy tests.

7 weeks post partum, been having pregnancy symptoms, clear stringy EWCM lasting 2 weeks+, unprotected sex 16 days ago, negative pregnancy tests.

Negative tests: If your pregnancy symptoms were caused by pregnancy then this implies that the hormone levels are high. If true then the pregnancy test should be positive. If you are not wanting to be pregnant again then you will need to use condoms and/or start a form of birth control. ...Read more

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What are pregnancy symptoms at 6 weeks pregnant?

What are pregnancy symptoms at 6 weeks pregnant?

Several: Symptoms of early pregnancy include: nausea or vomiting, breast tenderness or sensitivity, easy fatigue, and urinating more frequently. These may be accompanied by chage in appetite or weight, moodiness, sensitivity to certain odors as well as missed menses. Spotting occurs in about 20% of pregnant women in the first trimester. ...Read more

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Trying to get prego. Sex on ovulation day. Period 4 days early. But breast pain still here 3 weeks after period. Pregnancy?

Trying to get prego. Sex on ovulation day. Period 4 days early. But breast pain still here 3 weeks after period. Pregnancy?

Pregnancy: If a person has a period of normal duration and flow, then even if it was early, it is incredibly unlikely that the person is pregnant. Pregnancy requires the cessation of periods to develop the baby. ...Read more

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Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?

Had a medical abortion at 14 weeks. 3 weeks after , 2 hpt were negative. However, i feel "gassy" stomach. Baby kicking? Possible continued preg?

Shouldn't be: A termination that late may result in retained products (placenta) and that might cause cramping and bleeding, but its more likely the sensation you are feeling is the gas. Bowel gas can feel like butterfly flicking like early pregnancy. Try some gas X or simethicone. ...Read more

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Are period cramps at 6 weeks pregnant supposed to happen?

Are period cramps at 6 weeks pregnant supposed to happen?

Cramping: Some women experience cramping in early pregnancy. It is important to start your prenatal care so that your doctor can make sure that all is proceeding normally. ...Read more

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If youre having sore breast symptoms within 3 days since you were last sexualy active, could it pregnancy?

If youre having sore breast symptoms within 3 days since you were last sexualy active, could it pregnancy?

Possibly, unlikely: 3 days after intercourse, if you did conceive the first day, the hormonal changes that cause this symptom would usually be insufficient to have this effect. Most likely your symptoms are not due to pregnancy. Breast symptoms may appear 1-2 wekks after conception. ...Read more

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38 weeks feeling contractions occassionally how long til delivery?

38 weeks feeling contractions occassionally how long til delivery?

Cn not predict that: Could be later today could be a few weeks, i tell my pts, to call if the contractions are 5 -6 minutes apart for 2 hours in a row or if they hurt bad enough that u want something for pain or if your water breaks, or if u are worried the baby is not moving, and i rec u do not go past your due date , ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, induction is safe easy and effective my pts want induction. ...Read more

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37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!

37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!

First or subsequent?: The onset of "true" labor is difficult to predict, however, sounds like you are very close. If you've had a vaginal birth before, it's likely to go faster the next time. If this is your first, then it could take an extra day or even week! Stay calm and let your contractions do their job. Your cervix will dilate, and/or your membranes will rupture! ...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