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Doctor insights on: 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?

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

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Im 38 weeks preg. Passing too much gas, already dilated and 50% effaced. Am i going into labor soon?

Im 38 weeks preg. Passing too much gas, already dilated and 50% effaced. Am i going into labor soon?

Labor: Already dilated? How much are you dilated? It depends on cervical dilation and cotractions. If you are having contractions q 5 minutes and you are dilating probably you are on labor. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant 5cm dilated feeling nausiated, i can barely eat or drink is that a sighn ill be 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?

Possible: At 38 weeks, labor can happen at any time. It is important to keep hydrated and eat well. If symptoms change you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant today and i got sick 2 times this morning, my mucus plug already came out the other day but i had more today am i going into labor soon?

Could be: Losing your mucous plug is certainly a good sign but not guarantee that labor is imminent. Since you are 38 weeks labor should be within the next few weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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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? A lot of back pain is coming too?

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

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What are my chances of going into labor on my own? Early, or even preterm?

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

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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?

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?

Pretty good.: Advanced cervical effacement even without dilatation is very promising regarding the onset of true labor and vaginal delivery. Good luck! ...Read more

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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.

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

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Home remedies for inducing labor at 38 weeks?

Home remedies for inducing labor at 38 weeks?

Why 38 weeks?: It is probably best to allow the baby to get the full amount of nutrients that are transferred towards the end of pregnancy. One interesting home remedy for inducing labor is eating eggplant. ...Read more

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What are the signs of labor at 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant?

What are the signs of labor at 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant?

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

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How do I know im going into labor?

How do I know im going into labor?

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

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How do I know when i'm going into labor?

Contractions every 5: Regular and painful contractions every 5 minutes for at least 30 minutes should prompt you to go to your maternity hospital! ...Read more

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Signs of going into labor include low afi?

Signs of going into labor include low afi?

Sometimes.: Low afi is seen as pregnancies approach their due date and correlates strongly with the onset of true labor. ...Read more

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What are signs that you are going into labor?

What are signs that you are going into labor?

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

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What are the signs that I am going into labor early?

Pain, bleeding: Some signs of early labor include bleeding, discharge, or pain. ...Read more

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Is there any safe way to encourage labor? Im 38 weeks and some days

Is there any safe way to encourage labor? Im 38 weeks and some days

Encourage labor: The traditional answer is to have sex. The combination of mechanical pressure, the prostaglandins in seminal fluid, and vigorous exercise all tend to promote labor. There is, of course, no guarantee that this will work. ...Read more

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How to induse my labor i'm 38 weeks and is ready to have the baby now

How to induse my labor i'm 38 weeks and is ready to have the baby now

Baby's lungs: Please don't try to induce labor in yourself. It is best to discuss this with your obstetrician. It is quite important that the baby's lungs be adequately mature before you deliver. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby get into position before going into labor?

What can I do to help my baby get into position before going into labor?

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

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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.

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.

LABOR: IT IS HARD TO TELL BUT DEPENDS ON HOW FREQUENT YOUR CONTRACTIONS ARE AND HOW MANY PREVIOUS CHILDREN YOU HAVE HAD. I WOULD START TIMING YOUR CONTRACTIONS IF ANY ...Read more

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Where exactly is back labor pain located?

Where exactly is back labor pain located?

Low back and pelvis: Low back and pelvic regions. Also the buttocks and thighs can be painful. ...Read more

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Where is labor pain in my back concentrated?

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

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How can I know that the labor pain is started?

How can I know that the labor pain is started?

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