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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Im 18 weeks pregnant I am experiencing tightness in my lower abdomen. This has been happening for the past four days. Is this a contraction?

18 week 'tightening': Between 16 and 20 weeks your baby and your uterus are growing at a tremendous rate and are gaining a lot of weight. This causes more pressure on the ligaments (called 'round' ligaments) that hold up your uterus. It is very common to get a sensation of discomfort, tightness, or actual pain between 16 and 20 weeks. You can take either tylenol or Motrin for this. ...Read more

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Am 41 weeks and 4 days pregnant two days ago they carried out an induction for my labour to start bt nothing happened no dilation they told me to go back home is it dangerous to go past your due date?

Am 41 weeks and 4 days pregnant two days ago they carried out an induction for my labour to start bt nothing happened no dilation they told me to go back home is it dangerous to go past your due date?

At 41 weeks and 4 da: Days u should be delivered either vaginally or by c-section ! and now u are 41-6 too much chance for a bad outcome if baby stays inside, and everyone has to be delivered by 42 weeks no matter what, I do not let my pts go past 40 weeks and my pts do not want to, there are advantages if u have a csection like not stretching out the vagina or tears that can damage the rectum or shoulder dystocia! ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant lots of pain can't walk my ob don't want to induce until 41 weeks please help im mucus plug coming out for few days now ty?

Im 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant lots of pain can't walk my ob don't want to induce until 41 weeks please help im mucus plug coming out for few days now ty?

That is too bad: For you, feel bad for you, i induce all of my pts by their due date, a recent study said the ideal time to deliver for the baby is 39-40 weeks, if you were my pt i would induce u at 39 weeks if u had a ripe cervix or at least by 40 , maybe you can ask your OB to strip your membranes if the cervix is ripe that is a natural way that sometimes works to get you into labor. ...Read more

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41 weeks pregnant and have the flu for 4 days now with bad cough. Do I wait it out or try something like tamiflu?

41 weeks pregnant and have the flu for 4 days now with bad cough. Do I wait it out or try something like tamiflu?

See your doctor: Flu is extremely dangerous for pregnant women regardless of gestational age. If you think you have symptoms of the flu or have had contact with someone with the flu, you should see your doctor immediately. Tamiflu can be prescribed for flu. ...Read more

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I am 36 weekes n 4 days pregnant..I lost my mucus plug last night w/ blood n i started to have contractions 2-4 min apart but stopped. Should i go in?

I am 36 weekes n 4 days pregnant..I lost my mucus plug last night w/ blood n i started to have contractions 2-4 min apart but stopped. Should i go in?

Labour: Keep hydrated with water , or gatorade/powerade/pedis lyre/lucozade/pocari sweat etc. This will dilute your oxytocin level. Once contractions become regular , notify your obstetrician and head to the birth centre. Start packing your birth bag if you haven't done do already. Remember to request your epidural. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant with only 4 days left. Can my baby still move after contractions stop?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant with only 4 days left. Can my baby still move after contractions stop?

Yes: In fact when a contraction stops it leaves more room for movement. I generally tell my term patients to do kick counts at home. While baby will sleep more at term, eating a meal should result in 6-10 movements the hour after you eat. If that's not happening alert your OB/midwife that day so an NST (non stress test) can be done. ...Read more

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38+5 weeks pregnant experiencing non painful contractions i walk or turn over in bed it is very painful it brings me tears. 4cm 80% 4 days ago

38+5 weeks pregnant experiencing non painful contractions i walk or turn over in bed it is very painful it brings me tears. 4cm 80% 4 days ago

Go to L&D: Go and get rechecked. Your pain may be ligament pain but if you are over 38 weeks, contracting, & 4 cm dilated, it's easy to admit you, augment labor if needed & more importantly - provide comfort and reassurance that all is well with your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more