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Doctor insights on: 3rd Trimester Pregnancy Contraction

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Why do I get painful contractions during my 3rd trimester?

Why do I get painful contractions during my 3rd trimester?

Labor begins!: The process of labor begins slowly and builds up over time. Uterine contractions are initially disorganized and mild are are usually not noticed. As you get closer to the time of delivery, the contractions become better organized and stronger. ...Read more

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Can having a bunch of braxton hicks contractions all through your 3rd trimester facilitate childbirth?

Can having a bunch of braxton hicks contractions all through your 3rd trimester facilitate childbirth?

As long as: It doesn't cause premature labor, usually it will have your cervix more ripe when u do go into labor , I am sure your doctor will start checking your cervix at 37 weeks or earlier if you are having too many contractions, and the doc can tell u where u are at. ...Read more

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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: Maintaining an appropriate weight during pregnancy is very important. Find your target weight in this link: http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-weight-gain-estimator. During pregnancy, you really don't need to eat for two. Only about 200-300 extra calories are needed during the last months of pregnancy. Women should eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grain ...Read more

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When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

It starts at: 26 2/3 weeks gestation, that is what we go by, and ends at 40 week gesatational age. ...Read more

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When is 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks please)?

When is 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks please)?

28 weeks: Term pregnancy is considered 40 weeks, obviously not divisble evenly by 3. So most consider 28 weeks the start of the third trimester. ...Read more

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Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

NO!: Do not use afrin or any other nasal decongestant (claritin-d, allegra-d) throughout pregnancy, as it can cause unsafe spikes in your blood pressure, stroke, placental abruption, or even fetal loss! plain oral antihistamines (not -d), nasal saline spray may be used instead, as may nasal steroids with medical supervision. ...Read more

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Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more