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What are the symptoms of a pregnant women at 42 weeks?

What are the symptoms of a pregnant women at 42 weeks?

U should not be 42 : Weeks! i never let my pts go that far- u need to be induced asap, the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks- studies show baby has the least chance of going to nicu and everyone says u should not ever go past 42 weeks ! your baby is better off outside than in ! it would be a shame if something happened and I have seen it in other doc's and midwive's pts and the baby could have beeen out! ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Hi! im 42 weeks pregnant now. 2 weeks laps from my scheduled delivery date. Am i still safe and my baby?

Hi! im 42 weeks pregnant now. 2 weeks laps from my scheduled delivery date. Am i still safe and my baby?

??sure of dates ??: In the us, the ob's would be closely monitoring your babies condition & generally induce delivery by this point. The longer you go past 40 wks the more the placenta begins to break down & make it less able to suport the stresses of delivery. ...Read more

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What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: Maintaining an appropriate weight during pregnancy is very important. Find your target weight in this link: http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-weight-gain-estimator. During pregnancy, you really don't need to eat for two. Only about 200-300 extra calories are needed during the last months of pregnancy. Women should eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grain ...Read more

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When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

It starts at: 26 2/3 weeks gestation, that is what we go by, and ends at 40 week gesatational age. ...Read more

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When is 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks please)?

When is 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks please)?

28 weeks: Term pregnancy is considered 40 weeks, obviously not divisble evenly by 3. So most consider 28 weeks the start of the third trimester. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to do during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What are some good exercises to do during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Depends: As long as you are having no problems (previa, preeclampsia, etc.) walking is excellent. Also light weights, low impact aerobics, some yoga and pilates. ...Read more

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Can loud noise/rock concert/movies hurt unborn baby in any way? Pregnant on 3rd trimester.

Can loud noise/rock concert/movies hurt unborn baby in any way? Pregnant on 3rd trimester.

Cushioned sound: The fetus is bathed in fluid and can hear sound but the amplitude of the sound causing "pain" or other untoward effects is not clearly known. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect for taking fortacortine ampole in the 3rd trimester pregnancy?

Is there any side effect for taking fortacortine ampole in the 3rd trimester pregnancy?

Yes. : This is dexamethasone, a corticosteroid which could be dangerous to a developing fetus, as well as the mother. Don't take it. ...Read more

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Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

How much did u gain?: How much weight did you gain during the pregnancy? A four pound weight loss has to be taken in context of your entire weight gain to give an accurate answer. ...Read more

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What to do if I didn't have morning sickness my entire pregnancy, now I'm nearing my 3rd trimester and sick almost everyday?

What to do if I didn't have morning sickness my entire pregnancy, now I'm nearing my 3rd trimester and sick almost everyday?

Try reflux med: Sometimes nausea and vomiting in third trimester is from reflux (heartburn). Try avoiding spicy foods, sleep propped up or try TUMS (calcium carbonate). Digestion also slows and sometimes causes nausea. If you are unable to keep fluids down, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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If im 38 weeks pregnant what if I am 40 weeks pregnant are they going to make me wait till 42 weeks is there any way I could tel them to induce me?

If im 38 weeks pregnant what if I am 40 weeks pregnant are they going to make me wait till 42 weeks is there any way I could tel them to induce me?

Wait on delivery: No they are not going to make you wait too long. Nature is in control and man will probably not intervene unless there is a problem. Then you can discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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42 weeks pregnant, Fetal monitor shows 167 BPM my pulse on oximeter is 89 but blood test is negative for pregnancy. How is this possible?

42 weeks pregnant, Fetal monitor shows 167 BPM my pulse on oximeter is 89 but blood test is negative for pregnancy. How is this possible?

False negative: The pregnancy test is a false negative - there can be many reasons: outdated reagents, user error, etc. Of more concern is a pulse ox of 89. You should contact your OB. ...Read more

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Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

NO!: Do not use afrin or any other nasal decongestant (claritin-d, allegra-d) throughout pregnancy, as it can cause unsafe spikes in your blood pressure, stroke, placental abruption, or even fetal loss! plain oral antihistamines (not -d), nasal saline spray may be used instead, as may nasal steroids with medical supervision. ...Read more

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What tests during 3rd trimester pregnancy will tell if I am deficient in any nutrients?

What tests during 3rd trimester pregnancy will tell if I am deficient in any nutrients?

Unfortunately: Although such tests have been described, they have not been broadly developed because of the resistance against vitamin therapy or prevention. For example, a test called red cell transketolase would show whether you have deficiency of vitamin B1 but I do not know of a laboratory that does this test ...Read more

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Hi I'm 38 weeks and 3days pregnant to be exact, through out my 2nd and 3rd trimester I've had bad nausea this week is really bad, why?

Hi I'm 38 weeks and 3days pregnant to be exact, through out my 2nd and 3rd trimester I've had bad nausea this week is really bad, why?

Reflux: The further along you in your pregnancy the higher likelihood of reflux which can lead to nausea. As the baby grows, it pushes on the diaphragm which can reduce the stomach size and can the symptoms you describe. Eat smaller meals more frequently to alleviate some of your symptoms. Try Tums (calcium carbonate) as well. Feel better. ...Read more

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Is electrolysis on my face safe during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Is electrolysis on my face safe during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Recommend avoiding: It is recommended that it be avoided during pregnancy because there haven't been studies done to evaluate how safe it is during pregnancy. ...Read more