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38 Weeks Pregnant With Period Like Cramps
Im 38 weeks pregnant and im getting period like cramps and low back pain can't cope with this pain anymore getting the cramps for 2 weeks now?
Sacroiliac joints: As the pregnancy nears completion, the joints and ligaments of the birth canal begin to loosen. The baby often rotates from breech to head down position. The added pressure leads to cramps and pain from the sacroiliac joints in your back. See your gynecologist to discuss treatments that reduce the pain. ...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
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
38 weeks pregnant. Notice a distinct drop in fetal kicks and jabs. Still over 10 movements in 2 hours. Period like cramps for 3 days. Normal?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you are 38 -3 : Today on the 27th may and your periods are every 28 days then you would have conceived around sept 14, if you periods were irregular then a different date, and remember the ideal time for the baby to deliver is 39-40 weeks, I do not recommend going past your due date, easy to be induced if you make it till your due , none of my pts want to go past and it can prevent baby from getting too large. ...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
I am 38 weeks pregnant & was told I conceived on the 18th of nov. I had sex with someone else Nov 4th a day before my period. Could it be his??
Not likely: That's too long an interval between exposure (intercourse) and the reported day if conception. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant. Lost mucus plug and having back pain on my left side. No contractions but legs hurt like if i were on my period. Labor?
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
Is it safe to have sex during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? When to stop doing sex? Condoms are recommended or not in this period?
Yes: Sex is safe throughout pregnancy unless your doctor tells you not to due to a specific complication of pregnancy. Sex is an important way for couples to maintain intimacy. It is a normal and healthy activity during pregnancy. If there is concern for std and you are not in a stable monogamous relationship then condoms should be used. ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks 5 days pregnant ..i have period like cramps from 8 am ..it s 5 pm now .. it doesn't go away ..i am really tired . what should i do ?
Time them: if you are having contractions every 5-10 minutes, go to your delivery center/ hospital. If your contractions cause your cervix to change, you may be in labor. Otherwise, if they are far apart (more than 30 mins apart), they may be "practice" contractions. Keep yourself hydrated to calm your contractions. ...Read more
I'm 38 and 2 days pregnant. I've been having really soft stool all day and extremely painful period like cramps that will not go away. is labor near?
Cramping: Nope. That is abnormal and should be communicated to your ob. ...Read more
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