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40 Weeks Pregnant
If u have pains at: 40 weeks please call your OB now, if you were my pt would send you to l&d to be evaluated, and none of my pts want to go past 40 weeks so I would rec to induce you as the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks. ...Read more
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
Rest: Keep yourself well rested and hydrated to help fight the infection. Make sure you wash your hands well to help prevent spread. ...Read more
Intercourse: Some obstetric providers will recommend intercourse as a natural method of softening your cervix and getting you ready for labor. I would also encourage regular activity, such as walking, in order to help get you into labor. I would also continue to see your provider to get cervical exams, possible membrane stripping ...Read more
Not really.: Many things have been tried, particularly castor oil and evening primrose oil, but I have never been persuaded that any of them actually make a difference. You will certainly go into labor at some point, but you need to discuss with your doctor when the risks of waiting outweigh the risks of a medical induction. ...Read more
Nothing good: Poss infection, call OB now.Get a more detailed answer ›
40 weeks pregnant and I wiped and there was blood. Is this the bloody show? I did had an external exam today so I'm confuse
Likely from: The exam and possible it is from where the OB may have checked the cervix. If it is a good deal of blood call you OB right away. Otherwise not unusual if she/he did an exam. ...Read more
I'm 40 weeks pregnant today. I was a small 1 and 30% effaced as of Tuesday. I just went to wipe and it was pink/reddish discharge. Is this normal?
Yes: Bloody show at this point is normal. ...Read more
I'm 40 + weeks pregnant with baby #1 and when I was wiping I noticed a large yellowish jelly like clump of something come out of me. What was it?
Hi I have just moved from one state to another and I am 40 weeks pregnant no gynocologist will take me cause I have out of state I don't know if I need induced what I should do
I see you: Are in Columbus Ohio. Go to the hospital at Ohio State university or call St Ann's hospital in Westerville. Either location should be able to get you connected. ...Read more
In the US: And if you were my pt, I would induce you, if done properly it is safe, easy, effective and can prevent potential c-section due to not letting the baby get too large, not letting meconium get too thick, not letting the placenta get too old and many other reasons, a recent large study showed the ideal time for the baby to be born is 39-40 weeks please, ask your midwife or doc to induce you! ...Read more
Call OB: Call OB. Please sign off of the internet and get medical attention urgently. ...Read more
Nausea: Your doctor can give you medication for nausea. If you are unable to tolerate any food or water to keep hydrated you should be evaluate in the hospital. If you think you are in labor you should go to labor and delivery. ...Read more
Probably form increa: Increased mucus but u must make sure your water is not leaking so please call your OB now and if u were my pt I would be inducing u tomorrow, since ideal time for the baby to deliver is 39-40 weeks and when I induce it is effective, safe, gets u into labor and has prevented many csections before the baby grew too big or got fetal distress or meconium fluid from going past your due date. ...Read more
You doctor can help: Sometimes waiting another week can help. If not, there are a variety of ways to get a cervix to ripen. Medicines (prostaglandin formulations) are most commonly inserted vaginally to help this process when it is time to be induced. Alternatively, Foley catheter or laminaria can be inserted into the cervix to mechanically dilate the cervix. You doc will decide which is best for your situation. ...Read more
Probably normal: A women at term frequently has a large amount of discharge that can be noticed during intercourse. Its usually normal. If there is a copious amount of fluid that keeps coming out it could also be that your bag of waters broke. If there is any question about it, you should be evaluated at the hospital. Best wishes! ...Read more
40 weeks pregnant today, I have been feeling nauseated for 5 days with dull headaches what could this be?
I am 40 weeks pregnant, and ive started having diarrhoea. Gone to the toilet three times, can this be onset of labour?
I'm 40 weeks pregnant. My dr has advised me to go for inducing pain through injections. Will inducing pains more as d cervix is not at all opened.
Depends: Usually induced labors are longer and more uncomfortable. However, induction is typically done at 41 weeks if there are no medical complications and at 39 weeks if there are medical complications. If the cervix is unripe or unfavorable, then cervical ripening agents can be placed in the vagina or cervix. ...Read more
I am 40 weeks pregnant today and am ready to have my baby boy! I've been examined weekly (baby hydronephrosis-at 10) and aporox 9lbs. Is induction pos?
I'm 40 weeks pregnant, yesterday my dr checked me and said I'm 3cm. Since then I've been having a brownish discharge when I go to the bathroom. Normal?
Yes: That is called a bloody show and its due to the trauma of the exam and sometimes due to contractions against the cervix. Just make sure the baby is moving well. In any case, when worried call ur md. ...Read more
Yes…: The normal range for fetal heart rate (FHR) is 120-160, so 127 is considered normal. However, the FHR alone is insufficient in determining the wellbeing of a fetus. In general, a moving baby is a healthy baby. There are other tests to see if the fetus is doing well such as a non-stress test (NST). ...Read more