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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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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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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've been experiencing a major headache, extreme fatigue and dizziness I'm 39 weeks pregnant should I be worried?

I've been experiencing a major headache, extreme fatigue and dizziness I'm 39 weeks pregnant should I be worried?

Not unusual: Headaches during pregnancy are not uncommon, but usually fade during third trimester. Have your obstetrician check you out, but unlikely that you possess severe underlying problem of any kind. ...Read more

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What is the normal amount of weeks woman is pregnant 4? Is it 36 or 39 weeks?

What is the normal amount of weeks woman is pregnant 4? Is it 36 or 39 weeks?

It is 40 weeks from: The first day of your last period until your due date, the ideal time to deliver as shown by a large recent study is 39-40 weeks gestation, my advice to u is, do not go past your due date- not worth taking a chance something bad could happen to the baby, all of my patients are delivered by 40 weeks and they want to be! ...Read more

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How to encourage labour? I am 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant.

How to encourage labour? I am 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant.

Be patient :): Nothing guaranteed, but walking will help bring the baby down and might make contractions stronger. Sex is a tried and true way for many women due to prostaglandins in the semen than can induce labor. You can ask your obgyn to strip the membranes at your next visit. But the best advice is to stay patient and enjoy the last few days to week of growing that little miracle in your belly! I. ...Read more

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How much cervix should be dilated in 39 weeks of pregnancy?

How much cervix should be dilated in 39 weeks of pregnancy?

No particular amount: At 39 weeks, your cervix could be dilated anywhere from 0-2 or 3 cm. However, it can be highly variable and usually depends on how many children you have had. But there's no particular cervical dilation that you should be at 39 weeks. Just remember, every woman's body is a little different. Good luck! ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant having contrations and viginal discharge?

39 weeks pregnant having contrations and viginal discharge?

Ask Labor ; Delivery: At 39 weeks, having contractions and vaginal "discharge" means it's time to call the labor and delivery nurse, and/or the obstetrician, to see if it is time to head to the hospital. The doctor or nurse will want to know how many minutes apart the contractions are, whether or not they are coming closer, plus what kind and how much "discharge" is coming from the vagina. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink red wine at 39 weeks pregnant?

Is it ok to drink red wine at 39 weeks pregnant?

May be only a glass!: A glass with dinner may be OK but confirm with your PCP or obstetrician. ...Read more

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Really bad toothache and 39 weeks pregnant should I go to the er?

Really bad toothache and 39 weeks pregnant should I go to the er?

If only option: The er will not be able to address your toothache, and will probably only give you pain medication and/or antibiotics. You would be better off seeing a dentist. The sooner the better. ...Read more

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If 39 weeks pregnant and seeing brown discharge do I go to hospital now?

If 39 weeks pregnant and seeing brown discharge do I go to hospital now?

Yes, that: Would be prudent brown discharge is usually blood that is older. Congratulations! ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant. Feel sick, dizzy and generally unwell. What could this be?

39 weeks pregnant. Feel sick, dizzy and generally unwell. What could this be?

Flu, Allergies, Cold: I cannot tell where you live. But, it is still flu season here in my locale; and on top of that allergies are blooming like the buds on the trees. There are a lot of reasons not to feel well. But, you did not share specific symptoms you are having. Perhaps it is time to contact the physician caring for you. ...Read more

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Should I heading to hospital when brown discharge shown in 39 weeks pregnant?

Yes: At 39 weeks you should make sure that everything is okay. Brown discharge is old blood and bleeding in pregnancy should always be evaluated, especially this late in the pregnancy. Best of luck! ...Read more

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39 weeks 4days pregnant and having constant lower back pain could this be a start of labor?

39 weeks 4days pregnant and having constant lower back pain could this be a start of labor?

It certainly: Could be the start of labor.it would be reasonable to go to labor and deliver or at least call you OB and see what they want you to do. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 39 weeks pregnant, and was just wondering what some of you ladies did to induce labor?

Wait for Nature: If you are not over due, it is safer to wait for your body to decide when it is the right time for the baby to be born. Keep doing kick counts. That is the best way to go. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant and when ever the baby kicks it hurts an my stomach gets hard is this normal?

39 weeks pregnant and when ever the baby kicks it hurts an my stomach gets hard is this normal?

Common: The uterus is responding to he kicks and contracting, making it hard and since it is large it feels like your whole abdomen as a common phenomenon. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant stomach rock hard with no pain it's hard constantly not sure what that means?

39 weeks pregnant stomach rock hard with no pain it's hard constantly not sure what that means?

Over due: You are close to being overdue. Do you feel your baby moving? After 41 weeks there is increased risk to your baby due to the placenta becoming less efficient. You should see your doctor immediately for an ultrasound and evaluation. You could have increased amniotic fluid or other problems. He may want to induce labor or do a C section. ...Read more

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Will my doctor induce me im 39 weeks pregnant and physically can't do it anymore it is my 4th baby?

Will my doctor induce me im 39 weeks pregnant and physically can't do it anymore it is my 4th baby?

Depends: It is reasonable to induce after 39 weeks if your cervix is favorable, and if your dates are accurate. There are risks with any procedure and you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant. My lil one seems to be pretty comfy in my womb. Wat r d chances I cud go overdue?

Cervix Dilation: Usually 40 weeks is the cutoff, 42 weeks is the overdue date. Cervical dilation gives a coming soon view as the days get shorter for delivery time. You are supposed to see your Ob weekly or more frequently at this point. If not out by 42 weeks, they might induce the pregnancy or get a C-section. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant. Today I have had yellow discharge which has a sweet smell to it. What could it be?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant. Today I have had yellow discharge which has a sweet smell to it. What could it be?

Mucous plug?: It's common towards the very end of pregnancy for the mucous sitting in the cervix protecting the baby to loosen and start coming out. It can be yellowish. It's nothing to worry about and a sign the cervix is getting ready. ...Read more

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What is better for pain. 39 weeks pregnant and took castor oil and the pain is horrendous due to hemorids?

Castor oil: While a great old wives' tale castor oil is not an effective way to get into labor. For the hemorrhoids use Tucks (witch hazel) and sit on a bag of frozen peas. Castor oil gives you diarrhea. To bring on labor, walk, have intercourse with the father of the baby, get adequate rest and nutrition. ...Read more

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I am 39 weeks pregnant and baby hasn't dropped neither I am dilated will I be able to give birth naturally?

I am 39 weeks pregnant and baby hasn't dropped neither I am dilated will I be able to give birth naturally?

Wait and see: Last I checked, Mother Nature runs a pretty tight and efficient production line in a timely fashion. When the actual labor process begins you will have your answer. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant, and considering an epidural. However, I'm concerned about spinal headaches. Should I be?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant, and considering an epidural. However, I'm concerned about spinal headaches. Should I be?

No: A spinal h/a usually is from leaking of spinal fluid. It can happen but is treatable. Remember that this is a great time in your life and when the time comes you will make the right decision about the spinal or not. Ask you OB about the options and what they will do in the event something happens. You will be fine. Congrats. ...Read more

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My doctor wants to sweep my membranes next Tuesday. I will be 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Is this a good idea? Why?

My doctor wants to sweep my membranes next Tuesday. I will be 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Is this a good idea? Why?

Matter of opinion: As a board certified OB/GYN, I don't think it makes a difference (and there is medical literature that agrees with me) ...Read more

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I am 39 weeks pregnant with off and on sharp stabbing pain in my right side. Bad enough I spend 10 mins screaming and crying.

I am 39 weeks pregnant with off and on sharp stabbing pain in my right side. Bad enough I spend 10 mins screaming and crying.

Call yourOBprovider!: Call your OB provider! Do not write questions online if you are 39 weeks pregnant and have pain enough to make you cry. ...Read more