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I am 39 weeks pregnante with my first child. I am totally effaced but only one CM dilated. How can I start to dialate quicker?

Regular activity.: It unfortunately takes as long as it takes to go into active labor. You cannot rush these things. Regular activity as tolerated, including sexual intercourse unless prohibited by your physician (or mood), is reasonable advice. Patience is a virtue. Keep all prenatal care appointments. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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39 weeks pregnant At 38 week I was 3 cm dialated and 50% effaced I am getting a cervix sweep tomorrow morning. Whats the estimated time for labor?

39 weeks pregnant  At 38 week I was 3 cm dialated and 50%  effaced I am getting a cervix sweep tomorrow morning.  Whats  the estimated time for labor?

Roughly about 3 days: Some estimates state that after stripping of membranes (a.k.a. "getting cervix sweep"), about 50-60% of patients go into labor within 72 hours. I'm finding that in my own practice that percentage is really more like 40-50%. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the cause of swollen feet in 39 weeks pregnancy?

What is the cause of swollen feet in 39 weeks pregnancy?

Like any mass...: The baby is a mass growing in your pelvic region, and it causes pressure on some of the blood vessels obstructing the blood flow from your legs back to your heart, thus causing your legs accumulate fluid. Although it largely improves after the pregnancy is over, it may lead to the formation of the varicose veins and some leg swelling to remain in the future. ...Read more

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Causes of severe headche during 39 weeks pregnancy?

Causes of severe headche during 39 weeks pregnancy?

PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: Now ! as you need immediate evaluation to make sure u do not have pre- eclampsia as u will need to be put on meds and get delivered if u do, and even if u do not have that, u need evaluation of the headache so if i was your OB i would send you straight to the labor room now for evaluation and to check the baby ., so please call your OB now. ...Read more

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Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it. ?

Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it. ?

No.: Betadine should be avoided in pregnancy because it can affect the maternal and fetal thyroid glands and cause complications from that. Do not use betadine pessaries in pregnancy! ...Read more

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I am pregnant from 39 weeks.How can I enlarge or dilate the cervix for an easier delivery?

I am pregnant from 39 weeks.How can I enlarge or dilate the cervix for an easier delivery?

Unproven techniques.: Some midwives recommend a large bouncing ball to achieve cervical ripening at term. Others do a vigorous cervical examination (stripping of the amniotic membranes) or offer nipple stimulation as an alternative. My approach to all those techniques is the same: unproven benefit and possible fetal risks do not justify using any of those options. Nature will take care of cervical ripening for you. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant, experiencing contractions 5 minutes apart and lost plug but water is yet to break. Advice on ways to dilate my cervix? Walking etc....

39 weeks pregnant, experiencing contractions 5 minutes apart and lost plug but water is yet to break. Advice on ways to dilate my cervix? Walking etc....

Sex might help: Believe it or not, but semen contains prostaglandins, and this can sometimes cause contractions. Additionally, you may try warm compresses to your breast, followed by nipple stimulation. That being said, if you are contracting every 5 mins, you will hopefully be in labor soon. Call your OB if you are unsure. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long will my cervix take to dialate more? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and dialated to 2 and cervix is softer and higher. Had last baby at 39 weeks

How long will my cervix take to dialate more? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and dialated to 2 and cervix is softer and higher. Had last baby at 39 weeks

Unknown: It would be awesome if we could predict exactly when someone would go into labor. Unfortunately we can not. It is great that you are already dilated at 37 weeks. That is great progress. Hopefully you will labor soon but beyond that there is not a way to predict it ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant & being induced on wed.I've been dialated 1cm for almost 3 weeks now &cervix is still thick and baby has not dropped is thiscommon?

39 weeks pregnant & being induced on wed.I've been dialated 1cm for almost 3 weeks now &cervix is still thick and baby has not dropped is thiscommon?

Yes it can be: You describe an unfavorable cx at 39 weeks. That, in and of itself, can be fairly common, . The.Question of induction at 39 weeks on an unfavorable cervix is another issue--depends on the indication. If you are unclear of the rationale, you should discuss with your ob. You should be clear about, and in agreement with the plan. ...Read more

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