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Dr. Charles Whiting
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Is it psbl to have labour pains n amniotic fluid leakage n still cervix is not dilated..38 weeks pregnant?

Dr. Charles Whiting
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Is it psbl to have labour pains n amniotic fluid leakage n still cervix is not dilated..38 weeks pregnant?

Yes: "False Labor" pains not strong enough to cause cervical dilation can go on for weeks before real labor begins. That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt! However, if you are leaking amniotic fluid, you should be delivered right away. Your doctor can do an exam to see if you are really leaking amniotic fluid or if it is something else like urine or a heavy vaginal discharge. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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I am having sharp pains in what I believe is my cervix.  I am 38+4 weeks pregnant. It has been going on for about an hour now. ?

Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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I am having sharp pains in what I believe is my cervix.  I am 38+4 weeks pregnant. It has been going on for about an hour now. ?

Labor: This is one possibility. However, my suspicion for cervical ripening (the process by which the cervix softens and prepares itself for dilation) is also elevated. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Robert Killian
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I'm 38 weeks pregnant 5 CM dilated and mushy cervix but no contractions. Why? How can I bring them on ? Is there any possible ways?

Dr. Robert Killian
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I'm 38 weeks pregnant 5 CM dilated and mushy cervix but no contractions. Why? How can I bring them on ? Is there any possible ways?

Being Pregnant: Stop. Your baby needs more time. These last weeks are the most important for lung development. Your contractions will happen when the baby is ready. It is not ready yet! ...Read more

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Dr. John Feola
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38 weeks pregnant white clumpy discharge like wet toilet paper they checked my cervix yesterday could it be from an on check?

Dr. John Feola
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38 weeks pregnant white clumpy discharge like wet toilet paper they checked my cervix  yesterday could it be from an on check?

VAGINITIS : VAGINITIS in pregnancy. Unlikely to have been caused by the exam. Follow up with your OB and have labs / UA AND CULTURES checked. It may be a fungal infection. Request a HBA1C, some women develop pregnancy induced diabetes. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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I'm 38 weeks pregnant. Placenta is now clear of cervix, but close enough that if i dilate, i'll most likely bleed. Is orgasm (w/o penetration) safe?

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant. Placenta is now clear of cervix, but close enough that if i dilate, i'll most likely bleed. Is orgasm (w/o penetration) safe?

May be: You are near term with a risk of bleeding. I would recommend holding off on sexual activity till after delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Enggano
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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and my cervix is at 50 percent and i'm having this sharp shooting pain in my cervix i'm i having contraction?

Dr. Brian Enggano
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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and my cervix is at 50 percent and i'm having this sharp shooting pain in my cervix i'm i having contraction?

Go to L;D: You should be seen at l;d to rule out labor and check the status of your baby if you are experiencing regular contractions, sharp abdominal pain, bleeding, leakage of fluid, or decreased fetal movement. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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38 weeks pregnant over a CM dilated and cervix is 70%thinned baby's super low.Having diarrhea and puking and little sharp pains. Is this normal?

Dr. Robert Killian
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38 weeks pregnant over a CM dilated and cervix is 70%thinned baby's super low.Having diarrhea and puking and  little sharp pains. Is this normal?

Flu Season: Unfortunately illnesses can affect the pregnant female. No, this is an illness. It is not normal. Please try to stay hydrated as best as you can. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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38 weeks pregnant and feeling pressure in my vagina. Boyfriend also said he couldnt feel my cervix and felt what he thought was the babys head?No pain?

Dr. Marsha Davis
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38 weeks pregnant and feeling pressure in my vagina. Boyfriend also said he couldnt feel my cervix and felt what he thought was the babys head?No pain?

Not head: Normal to feel pressure. You would break water way before head and feel massive need to push. Did you go to prenatal classes? Not too late to catch a few ! ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Whiting
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Im 38 weeks pregnant and at my last appointment my doctor inform me that my cervix was still closed. That I haven't dilated at all. Is this normal?

Dr. Charles Whiting
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Im 38 weeks pregnant and at my last appointment my doctor inform me that my cervix was still closed. That I haven't dilated at all. Is this normal?

Yes, its normal: During your first pregnancy (and sometimes even during a subsequent pregnancy) your cervix may not begin to dilate until your membranes rupture and you start having contractions. This doesn't mean its not getting ready for the big day. Even though it doesn't dilate, it may become softer and thinner. ...Read more

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