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37 weeks pregnant. When should my ob check my babies weight?

37 weeks pregnant. When should my ob check my babies weight?

They have been: Chances are they have been at every visit in the 3rd trimester. Maybe they haven't done an ultrasound to check, but by measuring the size of your uterus, & watching the interval growth, they are monitoring the baby's growth, as accurately as if they were getting ultrasounds every visit! The error margin for an ultrasound measurement is so high, we only use it when the outside msr is off. ...Read more

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Why do my babies lips look sooo big in the ultrasound at 37 weeks?

Why do my babies lips look sooo big in the ultrasound at 37 weeks?

PREGNANCY: The ultrasound reading will tell you if there is any problem with the baby. Sometimes there is some technical errors. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant, 2 cent. Dilated & 90% effaced also the babies head is really low and I feel pressure and period like cramps, wen will I go into labor?

37 weeks pregnant, 2 cent. Dilated & 90% effaced also the babies head is really low and I feel pressure and period like cramps, wen will I go into labor?

Possible labor: If you are having those "cramps" or better say contractions very frequently (especially every 5-10 mins) it is time to get checked for progression. We cannot determine with certainty exactly at what point you will be in active labor since this varies from person to person. If you are having pain as often mentioned call your OB provider. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor I can't sleep get sick when I eat and am in pain from

I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor I can't sleep get sick when I eat and am in pain from

No: The risk of early delivery is decreased but there are risks other than lung maturity that are increased with premature delivery. Your doctor will tell you when it is safe to deliver the baby. Plus, castor oil doesn't necessarily bring on labor, tastes awful, and causes diarrhea. ...Read more

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How long is an infant protected from the flu shot given to a pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester? I got the 4 virus version.

How long is an infant protected from the flu shot given to a pregnant woman in the 3rd trimester? I got the 4 virus version.

Hard to be sure: The antibodies built during pregnancy are pushed into baby at a level higher per pound than mom retains. That said, all such antibodies begin to age out and become less effective with time. By 3-6 mo there is little if any left. Since there are always a few more flu strains circulating than the ones they can put in the vaccine, it is important to avoid exposure as the primary form of prevention ...Read more

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My baby is 11weeks and is only 11 lbs. I had her at 37 weeks why is she not gaining weight?

My baby is 11weeks and is only 11 lbs. I had her at 37 weeks why is she not gaining weight?

?? not gaining??: A baby girl born at an average weight at 37 wks is actually at average weight at 11wks if she weighs 11lb. The best way to come up with good growth expectations for your baby is to have regular followup with your pcp and have growth parameters plotted on a growth chart at each visit. If the plotted features show that growth is slowing, proper testing can be done. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and the baby head 34- baby weight is in 23% and head 3%. I can not stop worrying that my baby will be having mental problems.

37 weeks pregnant and the baby head 34- baby weight is in 23% and head 3%. I can not stop worrying that my baby will be having mental problems.

Genetics likely: Some people have big bays some smaller. If it worries your OB doc them he or she may offer induction of labor. Some babies are best taken out of an environment that isn't good for them to thrive anymore. Discuss with your doc pros and cons of induction if your case warrants it. ...Read more

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I recently acquired a mouse problem and have to clean up a lot of it on my own. What's the risk of lcmv infection & the risks to my baby at 37 weeks?

I recently acquired a mouse problem and have to clean up a lot of it on my own. What's the risk of lcmv infection & the risks to my baby at 37 weeks?

Mouse in the house!!: Risks are very low unless mouse contaminates food. Wear gloves to clean up droppings. Disinfect areas. Disinfect counters. Clean spills right away. ...Read more

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Is it harmful for my child to be born at 37 weeks?

Is it harmful for my child to be born at 37 weeks?

37 weeks: Is a good size baby. You should be ok. You should be in the good hands of your obstetrician and pediatrician. ...Read more

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If I'm 37 weeks and baby growth has dropped under the line can I push for induction as I'm already in early labour?

Discuss with Dr.: It would be inappropriate to give you specific advice about the specific scenario. In general though if fetal growth is less than the fifth percent induction is warranted for growth restriction. Discuss the specifics with your physician. ...Read more

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My First child was a preterm baby (37 weeks) what's the chances of having my second child a preterm baby as well?

My First child was a preterm baby (37 weeks) what's the chances of having my second child a preterm baby as well?

37 weeks = term: If completed 37 weeks pregnancy, that's full term, as for the chances of having a preterm baby in your next pregnancy is extremely variable, once pregnant, have good prenatal care that's the main advice and main prophylaxis against abnormal pregnancy, good luck ...Read more

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37 weeks preg and sat near husb. While sanding old table. Wore a mask 75% of time. If table poss. Had lead should I get tested/ test babe when born?

37 weeks preg and sat near husb. While sanding old table. Wore a mask 75% of time. If table poss. Had lead should I get tested/ test babe when born?

Probably not needed: If the table had lead paint this exposure would probably not cause any difficulty, having worn a mask most of the time. It would take more exposure over a longer period of time to be worrisome. ...Read more

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My us scan at 36 weeks result values are fl 37 weeks ac 33 weeks hc 36 weeks weight 2.57kg is it normal?

My us scan at 36 weeks result values are fl 37 weeks ac 33 weeks hc 36 weeks weight 2.57kg is it normal?

Not to worry: Esimates of fetal weight close to term are not very accurate. Fetal health is assessed by a number of parameters, not just ultrasound, such as fetal movements and heart rate so ask your Obstetrician if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Baby 5 days old sleeping for 8 hours without feeding (1st time) born at 37 weeks, slow at nursing but was told to expect that, is this normal?

Baby 5 days old sleeping for 8 hours without feeding (1st time) born at 37 weeks, slow at nursing but was told to expect that, is this normal?

TERM INFANT: 37 to 42 weeks is term pregnancy. Newborns sleep 18-20 hours a day. Feeding is needed every 3 hours on an average, night time gap can be 4-6 hours max. So wake the baby by gentle movement/ rubbing the back and offer feeding. Too much sleepiness combined with refusal / poor sucking, poor muscle tone, pallor, moaning, hypothermia are signs of infection. If these happens, talk to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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If baby move a lot and I am 37 weeks pregnant is ok?

If baby move a lot and I am 37 weeks pregnant is ok?

Yes: They baby will move quite a lot as they get bigger and more mature. ...Read more

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If you are 37 weeks and dialated to a 1 and having sever back pain how long till you have the baby?

If you are 37 weeks and dialated to a 1 and having sever back pain how long till you have the baby?

No one knows: Oftentimes there is pain when the baby's head moves down into the pelvis. Being dilated 1 centimeter is not much to speak of this far along. Somewhere between now and 5 weeks from now is probably when you will have a baby but it might come a little sooner. No one knows. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and since last week my weight has not increased at all. Is that normal?

I am 37 weeks pregnant and since last week my weight has not increased at all. Is that normal?

Probably all right: If your appetite is still good, you are eating a healthy diet, your pregnancy has been normal and your fetus has remained active (normal fetal movements and kick counts, normal sonograms and amniotic fluid index), there is little to no cause for alarm. Patterns of weight gain do vary among pregnant women and the emphasis now is more on good nutrition, good eating habits, not on weight/pounds gained ...Read more

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I'm at 33 weeks and my baby is still not head down - is it safe to let the doctors turn the baby at 36 or 37 weeks?

I'm at 33 weeks and my baby is still not head down - is it safe to let the doctors turn the baby at 36 or 37 weeks?

Generally, yes.: Most babies will revert to a head down position spontaneously by 37 weeks. Your obstetrician should discuss the pros/cons of turning your baby (external cephalic version) in the 36-37th week. Certain parameters need to be in place before a version is attempted and the success rate is approximately 60-75%. Consider looking into the webster technique practiced by some obstetrical chiropractors. ...Read more

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I have vaginal bacteria and I'm in 37 weeks. Is it posable the bacteria reach my baby if I won't recover? How is it dangerous?

I have vaginal bacteria and I'm in 37 weeks. Is it posable the bacteria reach my baby if I won't recover? How is it dangerous?

Yes: We all have bacteria in the vagina, but alot depends on what particular bacteria is present - some are worse than others. If you have group b strep, your doctor may give you antibiotics during labor to try to prevent the baby picking up the infection during the birth. Chance of baby getting the infection also depends on how long your water is broke, so let doc know immediatley if it breaks. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks today I have had BH for the last three days and today I got a bad bolt of poops and cramping in back and front this is my 5th baby?

I'm 37 weeks today I have had BH for the last three days and today I got a bad bolt of poops and cramping in back and front this is my 5th baby?

Could be real: This could be real labor. Unfortunately, the only way to know is to be checked. Even a mother of 4 can be wrong but since labor tends to go faster in those we have had more children, you need to be seen and examined now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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37 weeks & I have thinned & soften in my cervix the baby dropped @ 35wks and he is lower than usual how long before dilating? Found this out today?

37 weeks & I have thinned & soften in my cervix the baby dropped @ 35wks and he is lower than usual how long before dilating? Found this out today?

Good question: Predicting the onset of labor is impossible. It sounds like everything is going as expected, but can't predict with labor will occur. Believe me, I wish I could. ...Read more

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Will cervix be open at 37 weeks 5 days if it was closed at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant with 4th child?

Will cervix be open at 37 weeks 5 days if it was closed at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant with 4th child?

Could be: One can not predict exactly when one’s cervix is going to start dilating. We also can not predict when labor will occur. At your next prenatal appointment ask your doctor to do a cervical exam. They will easily be able to assess the current status of your cervix. ...Read more