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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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40 weeks pregnant tomorrow and have massive headache and extreme fatigue.

40 weeks pregnant tomorrow and have massive headache and extreme fatigue.

Go to the hospital!: A massive headache during pregnancy can be a sign of pre-eclampsia and sometimes is a prelude to a seizure. You need to go to the hospital for evaluation ASAP (Today). Most hospitals that deliver babies have a triage unit on Labor and delivery so you shouldn't have to go to the ER. Pre-eclampsia isn't something that can wait for tomorrow as it can be serious for you and your baby. Best wishes! ...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, i woke up with awful stomach pain, nausea, and a headache could i be going into labor? Should i call my doctor?

I'm 40 weeks pregnant, i woke up with awful stomach pain, nausea, and a headache could i be going into labor? Should i call my doctor?

You'll know...: The difference between typical stomach pain and labor contractions is the latter comes and goes, feels like a muscular tightening that lasts 30-60 seconds, and then goes away. If you're having these kinds of pains, congrats, it could be early labor! you can watch, however, to make sure the pains are regular and are slowly getting worse (stronger or more frequent). One other thought...(below)... ...Read more

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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

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39 weeks pregnant. Will ill be induced if im past 40 weeks?

Possibly: Some doctors will wait until the 41st or 42nd week to induce. Ask yours. ...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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If I was diagnoze with preeclampsia and I am pregnant can I deliver until 40 weeks? If not why?

If I was diagnoze with preeclampsia and I am pregnant can I deliver until 40 weeks? If not why?

Two patients: Ob providers often need to consider the risk and benefit of two patients--the expectant mom and the baby. If the pregnant woman is getting very sick quickly, then she might need to be delivered before the baby reaches term (hopefully after getting steroids if appropriate). If the condition of both mom and baby is stable and the pregnancy is preterm, the OB may discuss 'expectant management'. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more