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40 weeks pregnant pains down geoin ?

40 weeks pregnant pains down geoin ?

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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Im 40 weeks pregnant and im coming down with a cold, what do I do?

Im 40 weeks pregnant and im coming down with a cold, what do I do?

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

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What to do if over 40 weeks pregnant any natural ways for induction?

What to do if over 40 weeks pregnant any natural ways for induction?

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

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I'm over 40 weeks pregnant. Are there any natural ways for induction?

I'm over 40 weeks pregnant. Are there any natural ways for induction?

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

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40 weeks pregnant, large clump of mucus, should I be concerned?

40 weeks pregnant, large clump of mucus, should I be concerned?

Please call your OB: most likely the mucus plug of the cervix came out, does not necessarily mean you will go into labor soon but if your cervix is ripe your doctor can induce you ...Read more

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Im 40 weeks pregnant and keep getting mucus stuff is that normal?

Im 40 weeks pregnant and keep getting mucus stuff is that normal?

Mucous plug?: Many women will "lose their mucous plug" and experience increased discharge in the days prior to labor. If you have any concern that your mucous is becoming more watery, call your obgyn to make sure your bag of water is not ruptured. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant had a show couple days ago now i'm itchy down below?

40 weeks pregnant had a show couple days ago now i'm itchy down below?

CALL YOUR OB: Any preg related problems should be directed to your ob, you may have a yeast infection or something else a culture can be done and they can do an ultrasound to check the viablity of the fetus. ...Read more

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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

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

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Im 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?

Im 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?

Mucous plug : it sounds like you are passing your mucous plug. This is normal and expected as you approach your due date. It is also a good sign of labor to come. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant, slipped disk or labour pain?

40 weeks pregnant, slipped disk or labour pain?

Either: Not necessarily a slipped disc could be pains related to pregnancy, and pressure on back and nieves running through pelvis. ...Read more

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What is the brown discharge when 40 weeks pregnant?

That can be: Deoxygenated blood. Please let your obstetrician know asap. Do you have any other signs that labor may be imminent? I would probably see your obstetrician now or get checked at the emergency room. ...Read more

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Is Pure Ceylon Black Tea safe if im 40 weeks pregnant?

Is Pure Ceylon Black Tea safe if im 40 weeks pregnant?

Ask you OB MD: You are so close to the labor process that it is important that you ask questions of your treating OB MD rather then this virtual forum for your best answers. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant with no signs, how can I get things moving?

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

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40 weeks pregnant and I am dry heaving and keep getting nauseous?

40 weeks pregnant and I am dry heaving and keep getting nauseous?

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

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I have a really bad migraine and im 40 weeks pregnant is that normal?

No: Even if you have a history of migraines, it is urgent you see your OB asap so your BP can be checked and the cause of your headache evaluated. Some headaches are a sign of serious problems at 40 weeks. Don't delay. ...Read more