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First Term Pregnancy
When is baby coming?: Traditionally obs consider a due date to be 40 weeks after the last normal menstrual period (lmp) and a term pregnancy to be 38 to 42 weeks. However, conception occurs approximately two weeks after the lmp. Also many people stick to talking about nine months being the length of pregnancy. Confused? You are not alone. Med students often scratch their heads. Ask your OB at each visit how many weeks. ...Read more
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
I've had on to term pregnancy. After that I have no.prob getting pg It's getting the baby to second tri. What could this mean?
Avoid miscarriage: If I understand your question you have had one or more miscarriages in early pregnancy? Many factors can cause this. Chromosomal abnormalities are a common cause of miscarriage though I think you mentioned that you already had one healthy child? Also, tobacco, alcohol and drug use as well as excessive weight can increase chance of miscarriage. The older you are the more the risk of miscarriage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After 38 weeks: A pregnancy after 37 completed weeks (37 and 6/7) is considered term (37 and 7/7 or 38 and 0/7 weeks). This is not to be confused with a post-DATES pregnancy, which, technically, is after 41 completed (41 and 6/7) weeks. However, based on risk factors, a pregnancy may be considered post-dated @ 41 (40 completed) weeks. ...Read more
Iud: Are you asking if it is possible to get pregnant with an IUD then yes you can. If you are asking if you can carry a pregnancy to full term while having the IUD in place then the answer is also - yes it is possible but once you find out you are pregnant you need to have it removed as it may cause issues with the pregnancy as you progress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the meaning of borderline term pregnancy , sfd, iugr with hypothermia, will these affect the child in future?
I was told that my amniotic fluids where low and i'm a full term pregnancy should I be worried? I am also not dilating what should I do.
Maybe: It depends on the number. If your fluid is low enough, your OB will probably consider an induction. If it's borderline and the rest of the testing is ok, you can go a little while longer. While it's preferable for you to start dilating on your own, there are several reliable ripening agents that can help. Talk to your OB and voice your concerns. Keep monitoring your baby's movements. ...Read more
Intercourse: Hi! three centimeters is great! the best way to safely induce or encourage maybe is a better word labor at home is intercourse. The semen contains prostaglandins in small amounts. Prostaglandins are what providers use to induce labor in some cases. Put your baby-daddy to work! if your water breaks though, then stop and call your provider. Good luck! dr brown. ...Read more
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