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Contractions After Membrane Sweep
Maybe : It works for some and not for others. ...Read more
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
Two weeks before delivered loose mucus plug then contractions, bleeding and fully dilated at 25 weeks pregnant is these a weak cervix symptoms?
Preterm labor.: The symptoms you describe do not support a diagnosis of incompetent cervix, rather a typical preterm labor and delivery. You should get early prenatal care with all future pregnancies, consume Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily for the rest of your reproductive life and receive intramuscular weekly 17-hydroxy Progesterone caproate after 16 weeks to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Varies: The appearance of the mucus plug varies but the general idea is that it looks like thick glob of mucus; slightly white and sometimes with a little blood in it. ...Read more
35+4, 3cm dilated, 80% effaced, baby in -1 station, lost mucus plug two days ago, steady cx, no blood/gush of fluid -- how far off is labor?
Early labor: From your question, my understanding is that you are having steady contractions. If this is the case and you are 35wks this is premature. You should contact your OB ASAP. If they are not persistent and are not more than 40secs, this my be prodromal or Braxton hicks and oral fluids will help. Either way you should contact your doctor. ...Read more
23wks w/emergent cerclage at 21 weeks.week after stitch all closed 40mm cervix.today funneling 8mm.closed cervix 35mm.% chance of PPROM?
High: I would not give up but this is not a very encouraging development and you are still terribly early. Even every day is significant so good luck. ...Read more
My doctor stripped my membranes today at 2cm dilated and 50% effaced and -2 station. How often does stripping membranes start labor?
It can help you: It is hard to say exactly the percentage of time stripping can help, but anectodely it can. It is hard to say if it is stripping or just time to go into labour. ...Read more
39 weeks/5 days.having contractions since 8am and lost mucus plug at 12. From 12-5 contractions were 10 mins apart. 5:20- contractions are 6 mins?
39 weeks 5 days with second. 2cm dilated with soft cervix. contractions getting stronger and Doctor stripped my membranes and still contracting.
Good to know: You are on your way. Was there a specific question we can help you with? If so, please resubmit & let us know what info you seek. ...Read more
31 wks pregnant.Can waters break without cervix dilating/opening? Weekly internal cervix checks with Ob. Occasionally 1-2 a day wet patch in undies?
Leaking membranes?: If your bag of waters is leaking and you suspect that from your question, please contact your OB MD immediately who can do a test to check. If they are leaking or ruptured your fetus can get infected rapidly. ...Read more
What's the normal/average size of the cervix @ 20 weeks? Can braxton hicks contractions dilate, shorten, or efface it?
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
37/38 wks preg contractions daily only 2cm 50% dilated. Had sex last night right after started to lose mucus plug 3rd preg will this baby come soon?
37 weeks 3 1/2 CM 50% effaced losing mucus plug that is brownish or pink over last 3 days. Will I go into active labor soon?
Mucus plug: The mucus plug is usually dark green to brownish and the size of the palm of your hand. You're probably having some bloody show from last office exam. When you go into labor has more to do with your uterus being ready to go into labor. I imagine it may be from today to the next week or so, but there's no way to guarantee ...Read more
37wks. Transverse baby. Regular contractions that subside since tuesday. Lost mucus plug. Lower back & abdominal pain. Feeling like pushing. What is?
37 weeks pregnant, 4cm dilated,100% effaced, station 0, vaginal pain,lost mucus plug, watery discharge all day today? Does this mean labor?
I'm not an OB, but..: Hi. Yeah, I'd say it sounds like that li'l sprout is on its way out! Give your OB a call! Good luck! ...Read more
How soon can labor start after getting my membranes stripped and losing my mucus plug in the same day?
Very variable: Some patients will go into labor in a few hours, others may not start labor more than a few days. If your contractions start getting closer (every 4-5 minutes), or you start leaking fluid call your doctor. You may spot after having your membranes stripped, but heavier bleeding should also prompt a call. ...Read more
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