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40 Weeks Pregnant With Headache
Call OB: Call OB. Please sign off of the internet and get medical attention urgently. ...Read more
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
40 weeks pregnant. I have a headache that woke me up, a little bit of cramping, and backache? Should i go to the er
Yes: You should defiantly be seen for evaluation immediately. ...Read more
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
At 40 weeks pregnant, she woke up with headaches and complaining of her ear hurting, should we go to the er.. her due date was today?
Call her OB MD: You need to contact her treating OB MD rather than this forum. ...Read more
40 weeks pregnant today, I have been feeling nauseated for 5 days with dull headaches what could this be?
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
Is it ok for a pregnant woman to take Aspirins or Paracetamol? She's having headaches and she's now on her 3rd trimester.
Hi, I'm 40 weeks, 2 days pregnant with my first. Since Friday I've been vomiting and having awful stomach cramps, this let up last night but now I have a headache and really bad lower back pain. I've been told already my baby is back to back. Any advice?
Be seen: You are at the point delivery is eminent. Be seen to have you and the baby checked. OP or back to back often makes for a difficult labour but the baby can be turned when the head is reachable. All the best. ...Read more
Currently 40 weeks +2 having headaches back pains and stomach pain and tightening....Should i call hospital or false labor?
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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?
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
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
Possibly: Some doctors will wait until the 41st or 42nd week to induce. Ask yours. ...Read more
Nothing good: Poss infection, call OB now.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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