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Delivery At 36 38 Weeks (Overview)

Sometimes early delivery is recommended for medical reasons. This can be done by induction of labor or c-section.


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50% effaced at 36 weeks, normal?

50% effaced at 36 weeks, normal?

3rd trimester: Effacement of 50% at 36 week may not be abnormal. The cervical dilation also need to be known as well.
A first time pregnant mother can be at this stage for several weeks before labor.
For a multigravida mother, she is only one week from 37 weeks which is term. Thus if a pregnant mother goes into natural labor after 37week, they usually do fine and the same with the infant. ...Read more

Delivery At 36 38 Weeks (Overview)

Sometimes early delivery is recommended for medical reasons. This can be done by induction of labor or c-section.


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Are contractions after sex normal at 36 weeks?

Are contractions after sex normal at 36 weeks?

Yes, but these are: usually Braxton-Hicks or false labor contractions. Unless you're about ready to go in to labor anyway, they are unlikely to trigger true labor. If your contractions are very strong, you might want to abstain from sex for another week when you'll be at term. Then, in the unlikely event that it does trigger true labor, you're baby should be fine. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Does stripping membranes at 38 weeks pregnant work?

Does stripping membranes at 38 weeks pregnant work?

Yes, but..: 'stripping membranes' also runs the risk of induced rupture of the membranes. If you don't then go into spontaneous labor over a short period of time, infection to the baby can result as well as the need for labor induction' with drugs. Talk to your OB md and express your 'birth plan' desires. ...Read more

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Can a twin lost at 36 weeks gestation.

Can a twin lost at 36 weeks gestation.

Cannot disappear: A twin at 36 weeks can pass in the womb, but will still be there, as opposed to what is called a "vanishing" twin, where a woman with a twin pregnancy experiences the miscarriage of one twin, hence "vanishing" twin. ...Read more

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Would cervix be open now at 38 weeks 6 days pregnant with 4th baby?

Would cervix be open now at 38 weeks 6 days pregnant with 4th baby?

Could be: One can not predict when the cervix will open in any individual pregnancy. Your doctor will need to check your cervix during the physical exam to determine the current status. ...Read more

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Had cerclage stitch at 20 weeks for 1cm cervix length, will i be able to carry baby until at least 30/32 weeks. ?

Had cerclage stitch at 20 weeks for 1cm cervix length, will i be able to carry baby until at least 30/32 weeks. ?

A good chance: Its not possible to predict the future in your specific case; however, a cerclage has been shown to reduce pre-term birth in women with a short cervix. Progesterone supplementation is another intervention that can also help. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

Early contractions: You will probably feel the baby "drop" which means it is getting lower in the pelvis, in preparation for childbirth. You probably will have intermittent contractions, known as Braxton-Hicks contractions, again in preparation for childbirth. As the time draws nearer to delivery the contractions will become stronger and more frequent. ...Read more

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Will cervix be open at 37 weeks 5 days if it was closed at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant with 4th child?

Will cervix be open at 37 weeks 5 days if it was closed at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant with 4th child?

Could be: One can not predict exactly when one’s cervix is going to start dilating. We also can not predict when labor will occur. At your next prenatal appointment ask your doctor to do a cervical exam. They will easily be able to assess the current status of your cervix. ...Read more

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Unknown LMP but dating scan measured baby at 63.9 at 12 weeks and 5 days. Is 12 weeks and 5 days when i conceived? Edd is 8 february.

Unknown LMP but dating scan measured baby at 63.9 at 12 weeks and 5 days. Is 12 weeks and 5 days when i conceived? Edd is 8 february.

No: Generally ultrasound dating is using the gestational age, which means it is 12 weeks from your last missed period. Generally date of conception is about 2 weeks less than last period. So about 10 weeks ago. ...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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Is 36 weeks considered full term? -- and why don't you stop labor after 36 weeks?

Is 36 weeks considered full term? -- and why don't you stop labor after 36 weeks?

37 weejs: 37 weeks is consiidered fullterm. We don't stop labor after 35 to 36 weeks because the risks of the medications can outweigh the risks of prematurity. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

Define OK ??: If your question is primarily that of survival, outlook is good.However, at 36 wks there is a 50% risk of premature lung disease, more for male infants than female.Successful treatment is the usual outcome at this stage, but the longer you can stay pregnant, the better your chances of avoiding neonatal intensive care for the babies. ...Read more

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Water broke @ 35 weeks, then contractions started few hrs later, then baby born 14hrs later. Is this pprom, prom or preterm birth?

Water broke @ 35 weeks, then contractions started few hrs later, then baby born 14hrs later. Is this pprom, prom or preterm birth?

Prom/preterm: People seldom apply the prolonged label to premature rupture of membranes until they have been open at least 18 hrs. Your birth was preterm which does not exclude the premature rupture of membranes label, it includes it. ...Read more

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How soon after birth can you get pregnant again? Formula fed, 1st period at 3 weeks, had sex 3 times at 5 weeks. Chance of pregnancy? More fertile?

Yes possible: As you describe if you had a cycle again, then, yes, you could be pregnant again. Bearing two children in less than 12 months is not common but absolutely not unheard of. ...Read more

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Is delivery at 33 weeks considered preterm?

Is delivery at 33 weeks considered preterm?

Yes.: Any delivery before 37 weeks is considered preterm and has significant short and long term consequences. A 33 week delivery is not desirable, but is much better than a 28-32 week delivery, meaning most infant should survive intact. ...Read more

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If i am 14 weeks pregnant will my baby measure at 12 weeks or 14 weeks based on ultrasound.

If i am 14 weeks pregnant will my baby measure at 12 weeks or 14 weeks based on ultrasound.

Same thing, 14 weeks: if your pregnancy is dated correctly from your last menstrual period, and if the ultrasound is also interpreted correctly they will both say 14 weeks. You do not adjust the ultrasound for the 2 "extra" weeks from the last menstrual period. ...Read more

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5 weeks pregnant and TSH is at 3.8 now. Was 3.6 before getting pregnant. Is this normal?

5 weeks pregnant and TSH is at 3.8 now. Was 3.6 before getting pregnant. Is this normal?

Normal thyroid: The small change in TSH is within the normal variation in the measurement of this hormone. Pregnancy will change thyroid function as thyroid hormone production is increased to provide adequate hormone for the developing baby. These changes generally begin around week 8. If you're already taking thyroid medications, make sure the prescribing doctor knows about your pregnancy. ...Read more