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Doctor insights on: 39 Weeks Pregnant Menstrual Cramping

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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I'm 39 weeks pregnant today and am having lite menstrual cramps. Does this mean labor is happening? Or what does this mean? Thank u! :)

I'm 39 weeks pregnant today and am having lite menstrual cramps. Does this mean labor is happening? Or what does this mean? Thank u! :)

No: The lower part of the uterus stretches and thins as you approach your due date. This allows the top part of the uterus to stay thicker and stronger for contracting. This stretching and the increasing size of the baby can cause cramping. You are likely in labor when you are having strong contractions, lasting a minute, at least every 5 minutes, for an hour or more. ...Read more

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Back pain and on and off menstrual cramping for 3 days now! i's 39 weeks pregnant 1cm dilated and 50%. What do I do?

Back pain and on and off menstrual cramping for 3 days now! i's 39 weeks pregnant 1cm dilated and 50%. What do I do?

See ur OB: Notify your OB in setting of cramping and back pain with 39 week gestation. Can be related to pregnancy , baby coming down and new mass effect and pressure on abominal and pelvic viscera/organs. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant with brown discharge and constant menstral like cramps?

39 weeks pregnant with brown discharge and constant menstral like cramps?

Speak to GYN: It would be best to speak to your gyn. You may be going into early labor. ...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

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more