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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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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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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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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38 weeks 2days pregnant, my dr said cervix is not opened yet.What i can do for that at my side.I want to deliver vaginally.Pls advice?

38 weeks 2days pregnant, my dr said cervix is not opened yet.What i can do for that at my side.I want to deliver vaginally.Pls advice?

Patience: You will deliver your baby in a couple of weeks. You are not due yet. There is nothing for you to do to speed this up. If you want to deliver naturally then you must be patient to let nature take its course. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant sevre back pains and tender belly area?

Call your OB!: That's something to discuss with your ob. They would expect a phone call to them with this issue. Call them now and put yourself at ease. ...Read more

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Iam 28weeks pregant. My vaginal & pelvic feel sore with pressure what does that mean?

Iam 28weeks pregant. My vaginal & pelvic feel sore with pressure what does that mean?

What pain,. pressure: Having discomfort in the vagina and pelvis at 28 weeks is something most OB providers want to have reported to them immediately. If there is pressure felt in the pelvis, they often want to see the patient on labor and delivery. Connecting with an OB can help clear up what might or might not be happening. ...Read more

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Hi I am 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I have bad tooth ache I have appointment tomorrow what can I take?

Hi I am 38 weeks and 3 days  pregnant  and I have bad tooth ache I have appointment tomorrow  what can I take?

Only Tylenol (acetaminophen): Your only option at this point would be acetaminophen; no other over the counter analgesic would be safe to take at your stage of pregnancy. The timing of your toothache may also pose certain limitations on what your dentist can do, and he will need to collaborate with your obstetrician to chart a course that provides relief with the least risk to your pregnancy and your unborn baby. ...Read more

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Constant ache in back, loose bowels and i'm at 38 weeks pregnant. Is this worrying?

Constant ache in back, loose bowels and i'm at 38 weeks pregnant. Is this worrying?

Early Labor?: These symptoms are somewhat non-specific during pregnancy. It may mean you are contracting and in early labor. Or it could be that you have a touch of gastroenteritis and this is giving you diarrhea and back pain. It might be worth it to go to the Ob floor at the hospital and have them monitor you to see if you are contracting. Best wishes! ...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