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I am 37 weeks/4 days pregnant & had my bpp done today. I was told my baby has dropped. How far should the fetus' head drop into the pelvis before labor?

I am 37 weeks/4 days pregnant & had my bpp done today. I was told my baby has dropped. How far should the fetus' head drop into the pelvis before labor?

All the way: When you start labor, the baby's head will eventually drop fully down into the pelvic bowl, which is the entrance to the birth canal. This will be happening over the next several weeks.

You should have your "go bag" packed and sitting by the door. It won't be long now! :-). ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy. Labor?

Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy. Labor?

Braxton hicks: Most likely they are practice contractions. I used to get them every time I stood up from a sitting position. Baby starts to move lower and reposition for labor which puts pain on your back. Good luck and congrats! ...Read more

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Significance of low co2 (17mEq/l) and high anion gap (19mEq/l) in late (37 weeks) pregnancy? All other tests in metabolic panel within normal limits.

Significance of low co2 (17mEq/l) and high anion gap (19mEq/l) in late (37 weeks) pregnancy? All other tests in metabolic panel within normal limits.

Reason for checking: I suppose the answer would vary depending on why it was checked. If there were certain symptoms or problems then the tests need to be analyzed in that context. Simply looking at only these numbers with no context they do not appear particularly abnormal for the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. The doctor who ordered them will be in the best position to interpret them. ...Read more

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Due to gall stones in neck position 9mm size with 37 weeks pregnancy. How to reduce sgot sgpt levels to perform cesarean as billirubin is ok?

Due to gall stones in neck position 9mm size with 37 weeks pregnancy. How to reduce sgot sgpt levels to perform cesarean as billirubin is ok?

Quoting merck: "Gallstones appear to be more common during pregnancy. Pregnant women who develop gallstones are closely monitored. If a gallstone blocks the gallbladder or causes an infection, surgery may be necessary. This surgery is usually safe for pregnant women and the fetus."
http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/women-s-health-issues/pregnancy-complicated-by-disease/liver-and-gallbladder-disorders-during-pregn ...Read more

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Fetal no kick and movement from 2 days I m 37 weeks pregnant?

Fetal no kick and movement from 2 days I m 37 weeks pregnant?

Ob-Gyn can evaluate: A pregnant woman in the third trimester who has a noticeable drop in baby movement should not wait to call her doctor to discuss the issue. The doctor will decide if more monitoring and more evaluation is needed, to be sure that things are still ok. ...Read more

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Iam 37 weeks pregnant. On ultrasound ac of fetus corresponds to 33 weeks. Afi is 7.4cms. What does this mean? What to do

Iam 37 weeks pregnant. On ultrasound ac of fetus corresponds to 33 weeks. Afi is 7.4cms. What does this mean? What to do

Dates are not: Accurate. Ultrasound is saying baby is older than you think it is. AFI is the amniotic fluid index. It is a measure of how much amniotic fluid is present in the uterus. There are tables that say how much should be present for such and such a date. This seems a little low. Talk to your doctor and find out. The baby may be born sooner than you think ...Read more

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At 37 weeks pregnant TSH is 5.5 and 3t4 is. 77 how does that effect my fetus?

At 37 weeks pregnant TSH is 5.5 and 3t4 is. 77 how does that effect my fetus?

It is probably ok: A slightly elevated TSH indicates mild thyroid failure. Early in pregnancy, even that can affect the fetal development, although changes are probably minimal. At the 37th weeks, the fetus has a fully functioning thyroid, so that slight hypothyroidism in the mother is not expect to cause any effect. ...Read more

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What should I do? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and unfortunately I still need to abort the fetus. What should I do? Hope you could help my worst problem please

What should I do? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and unfortunately I still need to abort the fetus. What should I do? Hope you could help my worst problem please

Too late to abort: 37 weeks means this fetus is fully (or almost fully) mature. Any attempt to abort this pregnancy at this point risks major problems for you as well as the death of a baby. You need to arrange for the completion of this pregnancy. If you cannot keep the baby, then you need to arrange for adoption. You need to see your physician (obstetrician) and a social worker for help ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant. Fetal weight is 3.054kgs. Am 5ft and 56 kgs. I had a previous c-section (reason cpd) 7 yrs back. Wat are my chances for vbac?

I am 37 weeks pregnant. Fetal weight is 3.054kgs. Am 5ft and 56 kgs. I had a previous c-section (reason cpd) 7 yrs back. Wat are my chances for vbac?

Not very high.: Go to: https://mfmu. Bsc. Gwu. Edu/publicbsc/mfmu/vgbirthcalc/vagbirth. Html
on the basis of the information you provide your chance of successful trial of labor (vbac) would range between 45-62%, depending on your race/ethnicity. I would prefer pre-labor repeat c-section if your chance of vbac is <65%, especially if you are not planning to have any more pregnancies. Talk to your obstetrician! ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and did a scan that says fetal abdominal Ascites and bilateral fetal scrotal hydrocele were noticed?

I am 37 weeks pregnant and did a scan that says fetal abdominal Ascites and bilateral fetal scrotal hydrocele were noticed?

Here are some...: I would no jump into the conclusion by the one ultrasound image; it is reasonable to wait and see with repeating another ultrasound in 4-5 weeks for comparison as long as fetal growth and your healthy state in line with a normally expected pregnancy and since it is hard to do anything about it if any fetal congenital abnormality has formed. More? Ask your obs-gyn doctor for detail. Best wish... ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant ultrasound showed 4 weeks. Fetal pole n yolk sac not seen gestation sac seen is everything alright? Its my first baby

8 weeks pregnant ultrasound showed 4 weeks. Fetal pole n yolk sac not seen gestation sac seen is everything alright? Its my first baby

Most likely, YES: Ultrasound is superior to your period in dating early pregnancy. A gestational sac is the first sonographic sign of pregnancy and appears about 4 1/2 weeks. Next is the yolk sac at about 5 weeks. The fetal pole with a heart beat at about 5 1/2 to 6 weeks. So, yes, it appears your pregnancy is progressing normally. ...Read more

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Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy, presently cephalic, 20weeks and 5days gestation, oligohydramnios fetal ascites. What can I do

Ultrasound result: single live intrautrerine pregnancy, presently cephalic, 20weeks and 5days gestation, oligohydramnios fetal ascites. What can I do

See perinatologist: Its frightening to have an ultrasound that gives news that isn't perfect. Oligohydramnios means that there isn't enough fluid around the baby. You can help make more fluid by drinking lots and lots of water and getting enough rest. You need to see a perinatologist to find out why. This is a doctor who concentrates on complicated pregnancies to find out why. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman's mood affect her fetus' development?

Can a pregnant woman's mood affect her fetus' development?

Metaphysical questio: Your question is metaphysical and I cannot answer to those ramifications. I will say, though, that maternal sorrow, anxiety, depression, stress do affect the pregnancy adversely and increase the risk for small babies, preterm birth and cesarean section. A healthy, optimistic mood is essential in all aspects of life, including reproduction! ...Read more

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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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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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I am meant to be 6weeks and 4 days pregnant. Went for a transvirginal scan which only showed a gestation sac and yolk sac no fetal pole. Is this indicating a miscarriage.?

I am meant to be 6weeks and 4 days pregnant. Went for a transvirginal scan which only showed a gestation sac and yolk sac no fetal pole. Is this indicating a miscarriage.?

Not necessarily: While it is possible that you are having a miscarriage, it may be that the pregnancy is just too early to see the fetal pole on US. Rescanning you in a week should reveal what you are looking for. In the meantime, watch for signs/symptoms of miscarriage - cramping, bleeding, etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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