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Delivery After 41 Weeks In Children
From the baby side,: Usually no special pediatric care is needed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
In 41 weeks preggers and today so much pressure and avdonenak pain but not reguler.... Wgen I sneeze or couth the pain gets worse?
Call your ob: Since the pain is not regular, you could be having contractions---call your ob. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Dr M ...Read more
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