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What does cervix soft, 1cm long, closed. -2 mean at 40 weeks pregnant? Can this change and I still go into labour naturally without being induced?

What does cervix soft, 1cm long, closed. -2 mean at 40 weeks pregnant? Can this change and I still go into labour naturally without being induced?

Not quite ready: 1 cm means the cervix is only open 1 cm - has to get to 10 cm to deliver the baby. Long / closed - means the cervix has not softened up yet. -2 means the baby's head is still pretty high up in the birth canal. 40 weeks - full term! Natural labor is definitely a possibility ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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 and feeling really sick and crampy and this a sign of labour ?

40 weeks pregnant and feeling really sick and crampy and this a sign of labour ?

Can be: Nausea is very common in labor because the stomach stops emptying normally and some people experience the early contractions as cramps. At 40 weeks pregnant, symptoms like these can often be the start of labor. Check with your OB to see if you should be seen at the office or in labor and delivery but you do need to be checked. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more

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Im 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

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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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40 weeks pregnant.Inducing pain is more beneficial or c-section.Cervix is not yet opened.

Epidural better: Same gain / less pain w/natural delivery and quicker recovery for you than with surgery. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more