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Doctor insights on: 40 Weeks Pregnant Signs Of Labor

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 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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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 and 4 days pregnant and only 50 percent effaced and 1 CM dilated how much longer do u think labor will happen?

40 weeks and 4 days pregnant and only 50 percent effaced and 1 CM dilated how much longer do u think labor will happen?

Pregnancy: That is one of the great questions of our time. All I know is babies never stay in they always come out. Not to be flippant, but your baby will come when it is ready or when your doctor decides you meet the criteria for induction. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 40 weeks 2 days. My due date was oct. 12th. Every little thing that happens to me i think is labor because I am tired of being pregnant. When?

I am 40 weeks 2 days.  My due date was oct. 12th.  Every little thing that happens to me i think is labor because I am tired of being pregnant.  When?

Any moment now...: If truly 40 weeks and 2 days, labor will happen when it happens, which is any day or any moment now. Otherwise, the ob-gyn may induce labor or do a c-section. ...Read more

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I am 40 weeks pregnant and 3 days over my due date already 2cm lost my mucus plug is there anything i can do to help the labor process along?

I am 40 weeks pregnant and 3 days over my due date already 2cm lost my mucus plug is there anything i can do to help the labor process along?

Talk with your OB: The ob's i work with pay close attention to anyone that goes over 40 wks.They do stress tests to assure the babies status & will induce by 41 wks if it goes that far.There are many myths about drinking things like caster oil or jumping around etc., non of which change what will happen naturally. ...Read more