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I am 40 weeks pregnant on sunday 6/12/16 and have been having solid bright green stool for about a week. Is this normal or a sign labor being close?

I am 40 weeks pregnant on sunday 6/12/16 and have been having solid bright green stool for about a week. Is this normal or a sign labor being close?

Check your diet!: Too much green, leafy food in your diet may change the color of your stool and has nothing to do with your labor. ...Read more

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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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

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Well I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I can't be induced due to the fact I'm going vaginally after two c-sections but my body don't know how to go in to labor on its own how can I get my water to break on its own and I'm already dilated 2 center meters?

Well I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I can't be induced due to the fact I'm going vaginally after two c-sections but my body don't know how to go in to labor on its own how can I get my water to break on its own and I'm already dilated 2 center meters?

Don't: Not sure why you are doing a trial of vaginal birth after 2 c sections. This is not a good idea as you are at an even higher rate of uterine rupture than someone after one c section. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant heartburn, back pain and feel like I have to go #2 and nothing comes out. Early labor?

40 weeks pregnant heartburn, back pain and feel like I have to go #2 and nothing comes out. Early labor?

Not yet necessarily: Just means that the size of the gravid uterus is pressing on the colon/abdominal content giving the urge to defecate. Also likely causing the back pain as well. Likely won't be long until you go into labor, based on gestation. Try to lay in the left lateral recumbent position, and follow up with your ob/gyn for further instructions. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant with llower back pain that feels like menstural cramps every 6 minutes or so and brown discharge. Is this pre labor?

I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant with llower back pain that feels like menstural cramps every 6 minutes or so and brown discharge. Is this pre labor?

Hopefully: If your dates are correct, hopefully you are moving into labor. The longer you go past 40 weeks, riks start to increase. I would certainly go in to be monitored. Good luck. ...Read more

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M 40 weeks pregnant today, and I had cervical sweep done today. Since then I am getting mild bareable contractions every 5 mi. M I in labor. What to do?

M 40 weeks pregnant today, and I had cervical sweep done today. Since then I am getting mild bareable contractions every 5 mi. M I in labor. What to do?

Call OB: You may start your labor process. Call your OB now. If contraction gets stronger- go to your destinated labor and delivery place to be triaged and evaluated. ...Read more

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40 weeks pregnant and feeling pressure in my groin. My vagina is very numb and cramps all the time is labor close or not?

Call your OB: If I was your OB, you would not be having those probloems now because I deliver all of my pts by 40 weeks, new studies show the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, once you go past your due date you are potentially asking for problems, if I was your OB I would send u to the labor room and if give u cervadil if necessary and get the baby out, but call your ob, no reason to suffer at 40 weeks! ...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 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

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Lower back pain with period like cramps on and off. 40 weeks pregnant. No tightness in the belly. Is this labour??

Lower back pain with period like cramps on and off. 40 weeks pregnant. No tightness in the belly. Is this labour??

Time contractions: And Call your Ob to discuss this symptom. This can most certainly be a sign of labor because contraction won’t always start out super painful at first and could feel like a cramp or menstrual cramp…so keep track of them. We have our fingers, toes, legs and eyes crossed so keep us posted! Congrats in advance!!! ...Read more

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At 40 weeks is severe back pains a sign of labor?

Possibly: Be seen. It certainly could be labor pains. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks today and have no leakage till tonight is it a sign of labor being close?

I'm 40 weeks today and have no leakage till tonight is it a sign of labor being close?

Could be!: If you are leaking fluid from the vagina, it could be that your "water has broken". Call your OB doc or get checked. ...Read more