Top 20 Doctor insights on: Cervix at 38 weeks pregnant

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Is it psbl to have labour pains n amniotic fluid leakage n still cervix is not dilated. 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

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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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. ?

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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38 weeks pregnant now will cervix be open now?

38 weeks pregnant now will cervix be open now?

Could be: At the end of pregnancy typically patients are seen weekly. Often the doctor will perform a cervical examination to determine the current status. At your next visit ask your doctor to check your cervix. This is very normal and I am sure they will be happy to do this for you. ...Read more

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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

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

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Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Normal: Mucus discharge in pregnancy is very inconsistent. Sometimes there is a lot and sometimes there isn't. Both are normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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".

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".

Not recommended: 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

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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

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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

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Would cervix be open now at 38 weeks 6 days pregnant with 4th baby?

Could be: One can not predict when the cervix will open in any individual pregnancy. Your doctor will need to check your cervix during the physical exam to determine the current status. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Term pregnancy: 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

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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?

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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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?

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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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?

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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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?

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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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Time for an eval: You may want to go to labor & delivery & have a direct evaluation of fetal well being& see if you are either in early labor or developing high blood pressure. Induction is a process that can be decided after the evaluation based on findings at hand. ...Read more

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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

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

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more