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Doctor insights on: 40 Weeks Pregnant And Not Dilated

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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40 weeks & 2 days pregnant. Was 1 CM dilated weds., losing mucus plug today, a lot of lower back pain & cramping in pelvis. What does all this mean?

40 weeks & 2 days pregnant. Was 1 CM dilated weds., losing mucus plug today, a lot of lower back pain & cramping in pelvis. What does all this mean?

Delivery!: Sounds like labor is close by. Lower back pain is often a symptoms of the cervix dilating. Your doctor should have given you instructions on when to go to the hospital. If not, call the labor and delivery unit at the local hospital for advice. ...Read more

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Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014

Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014

Counting the weeks: Conception time is estimated as 2 weeks after the "start of the pregnancy" when doctors are counting the weeks. All dates are only estimates. If a pregnancy is counted starting from August 3rd, conception is about 2 weeks later in mid-August. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks pregnant and have not had any contractions in 3 weeks. I'm only 1cm dilated & 90% effaced how can I bring on contractions to help dilate?

I'm 40 weeks pregnant and have not had any contractions in 3 weeks. I'm only 1cm dilated & 90% effaced how can I bring on contractions to help dilate?

Talk to UR obstetrii: Postdated pregnancy? , if true by the usg estimation of gestation , talk to ur obs. Doc. After waiting for few day, less than a wk , they may plan induction of labor- medication induced vs caesar.S based on pelvic findings, any foetal distress, failure of induction with medications .There are still chance sthat your pregnancy can end up successfully in a normal labor. With 90 % effacement already. ...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'm 40 weeks pregnant and have a white discharge . What does that mean ?

I'm 40 weeks pregnant and have a white discharge . What does that mean ?

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

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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