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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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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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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False negative: The pregnancy test is a false negative - there can be many reasons: outdated reagents, user error, etc.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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Given ok to wean slowly off Subutex, now 17 weeks pregnant. At 3mg from 4mg. Is 2nd or 3rd trimester safer to be to zero? Benefits or drawbacks of ea?

Given ok to wean slowly off Subutex, now 17 weeks pregnant. At 3mg from 4mg. Is 2nd or 3rd trimester safer to be to zero? Benefits or drawbacks of ea?

Opioids in Pregnancy: Methadone is the only approved medication but buprenorphine is becoming more acceptable. According to the National Institutes of Health, 2010: "Babies born to women addicted to opioids fare better when their mothers are treated with either the addiction medication buprenorphine or methadone than babies whose mothers are not treated at all. " ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tooth extraction done in 3rd trimester, i'm 28 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to get a tooth extraction done in 3rd trimester, i'm 28 weeks pregnant?

Scenario dependent: If you are/have a high-risk pregnancy or have complications within your 3rd trimester, then if any elective treatment can be delayed it should. However, if you are contending with chronic pain & abscess/infection, then it is best to proceed with treatment, which is completely safe with local anesthesia - best to have oral surgeon perform and use lido (categ b preg drug) anesthetic- Epinephrine ok. ...Read more

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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

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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 as well. Feel better. ...Read more

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