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Dilated Cervix Not Pregnant
I hope not: 35wks is a bit too soon to deliver. If you begin to feel cramping or other signs that premature labor is starting you should contact your OB immediately & arrange to be evaluated. Pre-term labor can be stopped if the process is recognized early enough. Add another few wks & you can avoid a nicu stay for baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Is it psbl to have labour pains n amniotic fluid leakage n still cervix is not dilated..38 weeks pregnant?
Yes: "False Labor" pains not strong enough to cause cervical dilation can go on for weeks before real labor begins. That doesn't mean it doesn't hurt! However, if you are leaking amniotic fluid, you should be delivered right away. Your doctor can do an exam to see if you are really leaking amniotic fluid or if it is something else like urine or a heavy vaginal discharge. Best wishes! ...Read more
(Intact thick hymen-so couldn't have full penetration-&now I'm 4months pregnant )what will doc's do during cervix dilation check if hymen is intact?
Hymen: women with intact hymen can still use tampons and usually can accommodate one finger which is all that is needed for initial cervical exams. If you have a high risk pregnancy and need a more extensive pelvic exam, a doctor could perform a small incision to open up the hymnal ring so exams are more comfortable. ...Read more
I'm pregnant,my hymen is thick & still intact, I heard doc's will check for cervix dilation while nearing labor, what'll they do if hymen is intact?
I'm 38 weeks pregnant. Placenta is now clear of cervix, but close enough that if i dilate, i'll most likely bleed. Is orgasm (w/o penetration) safe?
Not necessarily..: If this is your first baby/pregnancy, then it may mean so. If second or more, slightly dilated cervix is common/normal and it likely stays that way until close to delivery time. Nevertheless, regular follow-up with your OB is strongly advised to ensure that it is so. If it dilates/opens up more too early, then it is incompetent and treatment maybe needed. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more
Can an internal digital cervix exam at 28wks pregnancy cause mucus plug to come away? Worried after obgyn did internal due to bleeding. Cervix closed.
Cannot tell!: The first day of your period is day#1. Most women are most fertile around day#14. Most pregnancy tests do not turn positive until about day#28 (assuming regular cycles). At three weeks after your period, even if you had conceived, it would be near impossible to tell if you were pregnant. The cervix, on exam, is a poor indicator of early pregnancy. I hope this helps! ...Read more
M/c due to an incompetent cervix. Period is regular and trying to conceive. Can i ovulate without egg white cervical mucus and still be pregnant?
Yes: So sorry to hear about your loss. . Mucous can be helpful, but it's not a be-all and end-all for determining what's going on with your body. Are you considering cerclage in this next pregnancy at 13-14 weeks? Good luck conceiving and try not to worry, you got pregnant once, you'll get pregnant again. ...Read more
33 weeks pregnant. Dilated 2 CM and thin cervix. Doctor could feel babys head. When do you think baby will arrive?
Hard to say: You can walk around for weeks like that, or you could have the baby today. It is still quite early for the baby to be born, so i would talk to your doctor about bed rest until you get to at least 36 weeks. Your baby should be ok if born this early, but is likely to have some problems jsut because of small size at this gestation, and we know letting them go as long as possible is usually best. ...Read more
27wks pregnant.Have had a few digital cervix exams to check.Ob says cervix closed+firm. Worried Can repeat digital cervix exams cause labour or pprom?
More info: The basic answer is that checking your cervix at this point should not cause any problems. The more important question is why are you being checked? Discuss with your doctor if you have certain risks or symptoms that increase your risk of preterm labor. If so or if you are complaining of contractions or pressure perhaps this is why exams are being done. Clarify the concerns and plans with your ob ...Read more
39wks. Baby positioned, effaced but not dilated. Can't sleep, contractions are irregular yet strong/crampy . Whats chance of labor or water breaking?
Very good. I'd say: you've rounded third and are very close to crossing home plate. Prepare. ...Read more
No particular amount: At 39 weeks, your cervix could be dilated anywhere from 0-2 or 3 cm. However, it can be highly variable and usually depends on how many children you have had. But there's no particular cervical dilation that you should be at 39 weeks. Just remember, every woman's body is a little different. Good luck! ...Read more
Im 2cm dialate cervix opening im starting p17shot im 22wks n 4 days have weak cervix whatelse can i do to prolong pregnancy longer cerclage no need?
Dilating cervix: I am sure that your OB has advised bed rest. ...Read more
39weeks preg. No dilation but baby is positioned and I am thinned/effaced. More discharge. Contractions not close. What are chances of water breaking?
If you were my pt: And were 39 weeks and have an effaced cervix and are having irregular contractions i would bring you in and rupture your membranes and start pitocin, (oxytocin) if necessary which it may not be abd get u in active labor, ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks , and you will be uncomfortable and have a hard time sleeping with contractions going on, at 39 weeks the baby is better off outside than in! ...Read more