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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)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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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?

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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Getting Pregnant with IVF (Checklist)

Get moderate exercise
30 Min, Daily for 3 months
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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?

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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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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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?

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?

Need a team: Your problems merit a team approach; a cardiologist should work with your obstetrician to control your cardiovascular problems and make decisions about an induced labor. ...Read more

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