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Chances Of Going Into Labor At 38 Weeks
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I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have had clear jelly like discharge twice today and more frequent bm's. Could I be going into labor?
Maybe: Though you will start having contractions to call it labor. At 38 weeks, you can go into natural labor at any time, so you should have your bag packed to go to the hospital at any time. The discharge is probably a physiologic discharge. ...Read more
Im 38 weeks preg. Passing too much gas, already dilated and 50% effaced. Am i going into labor soon?
38 weeks pregnant 5cm dilated feeling nausiated, i can barely eat or drink is that a sighn ill be going into labor soon?
I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have had clear jelly like discharge twice today and more frequent bm's. Could I be going into labor? A lot of back pain is coming too?
Maybe: It sounds like there is more pressure on your cervix this morning. It doesn't mean you will go into labor. You need to rest and drink a lot of water. If you are dehydrated, you will have contractions that can hurt, but they don't do anything. You want to do whatever makes them go away, otherwise you won't feel good. Real labor will not go away with hydration, so you can't stop it. ...Read more
My stomach feels rock hard and has been like this for 2 days. I have some lower back pain with it. I am 38 weeks pregnant. Am I going into labor?
Call ob and: get checked to make sure there is not an infection or other problem. Labor pains come and go and are not 2 days constant. ...Read more
I have sharp upper stomach pain. It feels like it is tightening in my back and chest area. I'm thinking could it be gas. I did have a loose stool morning I am 38 weeks pregnant also. Do you think
It's gas or I am going into labor.
Many factors: Many factors determine whether or not a woman will go into preterm labor and will have a preterm delivery. A good predictor is to determine the length of the cervix by ultrasound. If by 24 weeks the length is not less than 30 mm, the likelihood of a preterm delivery is very low. The most important preventive measure you can take is, attend prenatal care visits on a regular basis. ...Read more
38wks/4days preg. Totally thinned out/effaced but not one bit dilated. Whats the chances of going into labor sooner than later & having natural birth?
Im 38 weeks pregnant, will a exercise ball help me go into labor? What are the chances of a membrane stripping at 39 weeks work also.
Bouncing can help: You could also do pretend jump roping for a total of 60 minutes a day in 10 minute sessions. Eating eggplant can be a help. Stripping membranes is not a good idea unless the cervix is effaced completely and beginning to dilate since it can cause rupture of the membranes and a need to deliver in 24 hours to prevent infection. ...Read more
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
YOUR OB: Or midwife should have fully given u instructions about this or you should have learned all this at the prenatal classes, please call your OB if u think u are having contractions or are not sure what is going on because at 38 wks and 4 days would send u to he labor room for a labor check and i was your OB i would want u to call m with any issues about this before u ask here, please call your o. ...Read more
You'll know: The saying "if you have to ask, then you're not in active labor" is pretty accurate. For first time moms there is nothing to compare the experience to so it can seem confusing. True active labor involves intense contractions that consistently come every 3 to 5 minutes. You can't walk or talk through them. ...Read more
Labor: Signs that labor is approaching include dilation of the cervix. Loss of the cervical mucus plug is another sign. Some dilation and loss ov the mucus plug can occur weeks before the baby actually comes. Many women develop an increase in energy level. Once your water breaks it is important to tell your physician. Contractions may last half a minute to a minute and a half. ...Read more
Nothing: The baby will position itself prior to delivery. Sometimes this dose not occur and the baby can present either feet first or horizontally. If this occurs the physician may be able to encourage the baby to change position, however, the mother usually cannot do much. ...Read more
Hello I’m 38 weeks! I’m 1cm and 80% thinned how long would it possibly take to go into labor? I do understand it happens when your body is ready.
See below: "back labor" refers to the pain and discomfort that laboring women experience in their lower back. Although most women will feel a degree of achiness or slight cramping in the back at some point during labor, about a quarter of all women report experiencing severe discomfort in the lower back that is most intense during contractions and often painful between contractions. ...Read more
Ask your OB: If you don't have an OB then if will become apparent when the contractions are strong and come regularly--only a few minutes apart. If you don't have an OB and you are pregnant you should find one or call a clinic that will set you up with prenatal care and will follow you thru your pregnancy. ...Read more