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Cervix At 38 Weeks Pregnant
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
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
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
Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more
Is it a mistake to be induced at 38 weeks sharp? Husband can't be present if we wait. 2nd pregnancy. Cervix dialated but not effaced. Dr. Says "ok".
In the recent past, we were seeing increased admissions to the nicu because of 'social' inductions.
The american college of obstetricians and gynecologists do not recommend inductions at less than 39 weeks unless there is a medical issue like high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
Although you might have a high chance of successful induction, there is a slight increased chance of baby complications. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 38 weeks and 5 days pregnant now. And my cervix is open at 1 cm. Is still be okay. How longer it could be?
Still some time: With your first pregnancy, it is quite likely that you will carry to 40 wks or even later. 1 cm dilated means you've made some progress and your cervix is starting to soften, but the process to go into active labor can still be weeks away. Call your provider if you have contractions every 5 minutes for an hour long, or any bleeding, or decreased fetal movement. Congrats on your upcoming arrival! ...Read more
38 weeks 2days pregnant, my dr said cervix is not opened yet. What I can do for that at my side. I want to deliver vaginally. Pls advice?
Patience: You will deliver your baby in a couple of weeks. You are not due yet. There is nothing for you to do to speed this up. If you want to deliver naturally then you must be patient to let nature take its course. ...Read more
Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?
At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her.
She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant white clumpy discharge like wet toilet paper they checked my cervix yesterday could it be from an on check?
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
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
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?
38 weeks pregnant and no signs of labour. Cervix completely closed and baby still not engaged. Does this increase my chances of c section?
No: Lots can happen in two weeks! This does not increase your chance! ...Read more
I'm 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
38 weeks pregnant and feeling pressure in my vagina. Boyfriend also said he couldn't 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
I'm 38 weeks 4 days pregnant, I'm extremely sick. Having trouble breathing, and the baby is already in my cervix. Can I have my doctor induce me?
38 weeks pregnant having braxton hicks contractions can this mean my cervix is thinning also a hint of blood when I wipe?
Yes: Yes it's common at your stage of pregnant with your symptoms, for your cervix may be thinning. ...Read more
Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?
Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant. 1cm dilated, cervix mushy. Loss of mucus plug this morning along with irregular contractions and pressure. Does this mean labor?
Not yet: Coming soon. Contractions should be 7-10 minutes apart lasting 30-45 seconds. ...Read more
Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days. My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.
I am 38 weeks pregnant & my doctor my cervix is still closed. Have hbp, swollen ankles/hands (numb, tingling, pain), sob & snore. Should I be induced?
Cervix: The cervix will thin out and dilate as you progress through labor. Having an "unfavorable cervix" means you probably aren't dilated very much and your cervix hasn't started to thin out (efface). Give it time, your OB will monitor your cervical change as you get closer to your due date or if you start having regular contractions. ...Read more
Currently 2cm dilated, soft cervix, and baby at - 2. What more can I do to get this labor going?! Currently 38 weeks and baby already 9 lbs
wife is 38 weeks and went to doctor. After checking her cervix she says take canesten that night. Wife didn't take it at night. Is this morning ok?
You're fine: Thank goodness Nature can withstand 8 hrs. Of noncompliance...even though sometimes doctors might make it seem like the end of the world! LOL.....Good luck with the new one! ...Read more
I am 31 weeks & cervix is 2.6cm & on progesterone pessaries. I've had intermittent reduced movt been checked all ok. How likely am I to make to 38 weeks
Pregnancy: This is impossible to answer. There are so many variables that go into when a woman will deliver, I gave up trying to determine when years ago. All I know is babies never stay in they always come out. I have had women who had premature labor at 31 weeks have to be induced at 42 weeks. Other women with a history of normal term deliveries have their water break and deliver at 33 weeks. Good Luck. ...Read more
38 weeks and was checked today and only 1/2 CM dilated, cervix is thin and soft. Is there natural ways to speed it up? (dilation)
Be patient: You may go on time. Stay active have intercourse! Really! ...Read more
Aren't you curious?: The biggest advantage is that a cervix check will help your doctor know if your cervix is ripe or not. This can be important if an induction of labor is being considered. The disadvantage is a very slight increase in the rate of infection and the discomfort of the exam. Best wishes! ...Read more
None: It is better to leave that to nature. ...Read more