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Are there harmful symptoms of delivery after 41 weeks?

Are there harmful symptoms of delivery after 41 weeks?

No: If your dates are accurate then delivery at 41 weeks is about as long as you want to wait. Waiting longer can actually be more harmful as the placenta is not doing the same good job of feeding and oxygenating your baby because it is getting worn out. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Delivery after 41 weeks?

What is the definition or description of: Delivery after 41 weeks?

Delivery > 41 wks: Pregnancy longer than 42 weeks is called post-term. This means that delivery is past the due date. ...Read more

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What are the tests for postterm delivery?

Not sure of question: If you are still pregnant past 41 wks you will be followed closely likely with nst, which is like a fancy ultrasound but as you approach 42 wks most ob's will encourage induction of labor. Risks of post term delivery have to do with size and maturity of baby, including stooling in utero and birth injury. ...Read more

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When a woman has postterm delivery, what does it mean?

42 weeks or beyond: It mean that the baby delivers at 42 weeks of pregnancy or beyond (2 weeks or more beyond the mother's due date). ...Read more

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What can u do if u are constipated at 41 weeks?

What can u do if u are constipated at 41 weeks?

See below...: You should be on a stool softener such as colace (docusate sodium) 100mg twice daily. You could also consider a suppository or enema. This would be important to discuss with your ob/gyn. Also, this will all be improved with delivery which should be happening soon? ...Read more

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I will be 40 weeks on the 9th and I really don't want to go to 41 weeks based on all the risks Iv read. Can a woman asked to be induced after 40 weeks?

I will be 40 weeks on the 9th and I really don't want to go to 41 weeks based on all the risks Iv read. Can a woman asked to be induced after 40 weeks?

Induction: The answer is yes as long as you are greater than 39 weeks with an inducible cervix. Therefore u have to be dilated and thinned out to be a candidate. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to induce before 41 weeks?

Depends: Induction always carries some risk but so does the reason why you are inducing. Induciton should not be done for convenience. It should have medical indications! One must weight the benefits versus the risk with any procedure. Prematurity is the main risk for induciton. Know your dates and know your risks! ...Read more

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What is it like to be induced at 41 weeks pregnant?

What is it like to be induced at 41 weeks pregnant?

Depends: If you have a favorable cervix for induction or not. IF cervix is favorable, Bishop score of 6 or more, and if you and the baby are average size, it should go well. I presume you have a vertex presentation ...Read more

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My wife is in 41 weeks and no signs of labour. What are the most effective natural induction ways you are suggesting? Should we worry for this latency?!

My wife is in 41 weeks and no signs of labour. What are the most effective natural induction ways you are suggesting? Should we worry for this latency?!

Consider acupuncture: The cochrane review looks at all studies about a topic - their latest review on the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture for the induction of labor stated acupuncture "appears safe, has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective. However, the evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of this technique is limited." 41 weeks is common, but check with your OB about concerns. ...Read more

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Should I allow my doctor to induce me at 40 weeks or is it safe to go to 41 weeks?

Should I allow my doctor to induce me at 40 weeks or is it safe to go to 41 weeks?

Induce by 40w3d.: If your pregnancy dates are based on a reliable first trimester ultrasound, then induction of labor by 3 days after your due date is both reasonable and recommended. In fact, studies have shown that the risk of fetal death after 40 weeks 3 days exceeds the risk of death in the nursery - thus providing a practical definition of post-term pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is my baby developing in the 3rd trimester?

How is my baby developing in the 3rd trimester?

Growing and maturing: While the organ systems and body first form in the beginning of pregnancy, they continue to mature and grow until birth. Muscles are getting stronger, the brain continues to develop, and the baby is practicing breating and swallowing. One good site to track development is american baby magazine website. Lennart nilsson's book "a child is born" is an excellent reference you can buy. ...Read more

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What can I take for a cold in my 3rd trimester?

What can I take for a cold in my 3rd trimester?

Cold in 3rd trimeste: Rest, fluid and small amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) (less than 4 gm total a day) for fever.
If not better in 5 days, or fever, shortness of breath, abdominal pains, signs of baby distress or early labor, consult your OB immediately. ...Read more

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Why am I gaining so little weight in the 3rd trimester?

Why am I gaining so little weight in the 3rd trimester?

Focus on nutrition: Focus on nutrition instead of the scale. Most women will gain weight due to fluid retention but many gain too much from over eating. Are you eating a healthy diet and exercising daily? If so, the lack of weight gain is not important. Your baby appreciates your healthy lifestyle. A pregnant woman only needs about 300 calories more per day in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Is measuring a week ahead in the 2nd and 3rd trimester normal? What causes that? Neither me or my fiance are very tall.

Is measuring a week ahead in the 2nd and 3rd trimester normal? What causes that? Neither me or my fiance are very tall.

Normal: This amount of difference in pregnancy measurements is entirely normal. In fact, it doesn't even indicate well the size your baby will be. Even ultrasound scan measurements can easily be off by two weeks on the measurements in later pregnancy. It sounds as if you are perfectly normal. Shorter women often measure a little bigger since they have less room to hide the baby in and thus appear bigger. ...Read more

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Is it ok to fly in the 3rd trimester?

Is it ok to fly in the 3rd trimester?

Usually: I allow a pregnant woman to fly until 36 weeks. However if she is having any pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure or premature labor or the baby isn't growing well I strongly recommend against flying. If a woman flies late pregnancy wear support hose or move legs frequently to prevent leg swelling and risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Is it possible to miscarry in the 3rd trimester?

Is it possible to miscarry in the 3rd trimester?

No: Sort of, but it wouldn't be called a miscarriage. If a fetus were to die in third trimester it would be an intrauterine fetal demise. If it were to deliver alive it would be preterm labor.

Miscarriage technically refers to delivery of a fetus prior to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 41 weeks pregnant with no pain is it a problem?

Within normal: 41 weeks is still within normal, but you should really be asking your OB about this. If you don't have one yet, now's the time! ...Read more

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What are comfortable sexual positions in the 3rd trimester?

What are comfortable sexual positions in the 3rd trimester?

Be creative: It varies with each expectant mother, but any position that reduces the depth of penetration will be more comfortable. Many find that front to front laying on the side is comfortable, in addition to rear penetration laying on the side. ...Read more

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What does it mean in ur 3rd trimester with lower backpains?

What does it mean in ur 3rd trimester with lower backpains?

Lightening: As you near the end of pregnancy, the fetus and uterus begin to drop into the pelvis. That frequently results in back, hip, pelvic, and vaginal pain and pressure. ...Read more

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Is it too late to have an amniocentesis in the 3rd trimester?

Is it too late to have an amniocentesis in the 3rd trimester?

No: It is easier to do amnio in the third trimester when amniotic fluid is abundant. Uses of third trimester amnio include testing fetal maturity (surfactant, other levels) to time delivery when there are complications (e.g., maternal pre-eclampsia). Use for genetic testing may allow preparation for a severe disorder (e.g., fetal trisomy 18) without options for pregnancy termination. ...Read more

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Is it actually unsafe to travel by plane in the 3rd trimester?

Is it actually unsafe to travel by plane in the 3rd trimester?

No: Air travel is not risky for mother or her fetus. However, restrictions are in place to limit the possibility of an unplanned delivery on the plane. Check with your airline regarding the rules. Typically domestic flights <36 weeks; international < 32-35 weeks. You will need documentation from your doctor about your due date. Ask for a wand/pat down to avoid accidental radiation at tsa screening. ...Read more

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Terrible stress in 3rd trimester, how terrible can it affect my baby?

Terrible stress in 3rd trimester, how terrible can it affect my baby?

Not too bad: Stressful feelings are a normal part of pregnancy. They generally should not harm the baby unless you are practicing any unsafe habits to deal with the stress like smoking, drinking or taking drugs/medications that are not cleared by your obstetrician. If the stress becomes severe, talk to your doctor for safe ways to help. Wishing you and your new baby well. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get piles in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to get piles in the 3rd trimester?

Common: During the third trimester, women have increased urinary frequency due in part from pressure of the uterus/baby on the bladder. While they are trying to get the last minute tasks accomplished, this is "inconvenient" and many deal with this by cutting back on their fluid intake. Frequent urination is much less inconvenient than constipation and hemorrhoidal flares, drink more fluids! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to have cramps in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: There are 3 common causes of cramps in the 3rd trimester. Round ligament pain is pain in the structures supporting the uterus, often in the groin. Braxton-hicks contractions are "practice" contractions, when the uterus tightens or cramps periodically but they aren't regular. Labor can also cause cramping contractions every 3-5 minutes that don't go away with rest and hydration. ...Read more

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What happens if you've miscarried in the 2nd or 3rd trimester, what was the reasoning?

What happens if you've miscarried in the 2nd or 3rd trimester, what was the reasoning?

Many causes: Infections, fetal anomalies (chromosomal), weak cervical structure, trauma, drugs are common causes behind miscarriages in 2nd trimester.
It may be due to chromosomal issues.
See you OB-GYN to get further information.
Regards
Dr M ...Read more

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What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: Maintaining an appropriate weight during pregnancy is very important. Find your target weight in this link: http://www. Babycenter. Com/pregnancy-weight-gain-estimator. During pregnancy, you really don't need to eat for two. Only about 200-300 extra calories are needed during the last months of pregnancy. Women should eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grain ...Read more

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When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

It starts at: 26 2/3 weeks gestation, that is what we go by, and ends at 40 week gesatational age. ...Read more