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Going Into Labor At 37 Weeks
I lost my mucous plug at 31 weeks and am dilated at 2 and effaced at 50 when will i go into labor?
Impossible: It's impossible to say when you will go into labor. It's possible that you will make it to term and won't go into labor pre-term, it's also possible that you will go into pre-term labor. Best is to avoid intercourse or sex. Avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting. It looks like you are already on Procardia (nifedipine) to help prevent preterm contractions. Best of luck ; hopefully baby stays until 37w. ...Read more
35 weeks pregnant 2 CM dilated 80 effaced with pre-term labor scare at 30 weeks, am I more likely to go into labor in days or weeks?
Unpredictable: If you've had vaginal births in the past or preterm births in the past, then the likelihood of early delivery is greater, but I have also had patients get up to 4cm and just stay that way for weeks, delivering ultimately at term. It is somewhat unpredictable, but with your cervix as it is, you should be closely followed by your OB. No steroids needed at this point. NICU care if born early. ...Read more
38 wks 6 days. On going contractions 2wks now. Cervix is dilated at 1 cm, started to thin out as of Tue. way to get regular contractions or labor goin?
Had inc. placenta previa at 16 weeks, moved up around 21 wks (3cm+) now at almost 32 wks u/s showing 1.5cm fr cervix. why did it move down again?
Doesn’t move: The placenta does not actually move. It is attached to the uterus. As the uterus grows the placenta can be pulled safely away from the cervix. In some cases it does not. It just depends on where the placenta is attached. In general it needs to be more than 2 cm from the cervix to permit vaginal delivery ...Read more
37 weeks 3 1/2 CM 50% effaced losing mucus plug that is brownish or pink over last 3 days. Will I go into active labor soon?
Mucus plug: The mucus plug is usually dark green to brownish and the size of the palm of your hand. You're probably having some bloody show from last office exam. When you go into labor has more to do with your uterus being ready to go into labor. I imagine it may be from today to the next week or so, but there's no way to guarantee ...Read more
What causes a subchorionic hemorrhage? Started at 13 weeks and lost baby at 16 weeks. Passed large clots at 15 weeks & 10 hours before miscarriage
That can be difficul: To say. A placental abruption is what this is called when it happens later in pregnancy, usually due to trauma. Your loss is classified as a miscarriage though it did happen later than usual. The bleeding can be like a chain reaction, blood, cramping then more tearing away. There is a good chance u will be fine with the next pregnancy but review this with your doctor. There may not b a gd answ. ...Read more
Im 37 weeks and 2 days , went to the dr and im 2centimeter dialated & 90% effaced , could i go into labor soon ?
Any time: You can't predict it, but be ready. It could be today, it could be 3 weeks. ...Read more
Im diagnosed with IUGR,specialist said I will be induced at 37 weeks,in 2 days.How can i start labor at home instead of going from scratch at hospital?
Maybe: All developmental milestones for the first yr to yr and a half should be adjusted for babies prematurity. Your average term born will prop sit for several seconds at 6 months and get to sitting and be stable by 9. Since your babies came more than 2 months early i would not expect them to be stable in sitting yet. ...Read more
My US showed empty uterus at 6 weeks after bleeding a week at 5 wks. HCG rose slowly inititally 40%. but HCG rose from 1000 to 1700 at 6 wks. Preg?
34 week ultrasound showed stage 3 placenta. Baby was 6lbs 3oz. Now 37 weeks and on bed rest for swelling. Will my doctor consider delivering soon?
Yes: It great you made it to 37 weeks. You need to talk with your doctor to determine when to deliver. Certainly at 37 weeks any time is now good. ...Read more
I am 37 weeks/4 days pregnant & had my bpp done today.I was told my baby has dropped.How far should the fetus' head drop into the pelvis before labor?
All the way: When you start labor, the baby's head will eventually drop fully down into the pelvic bowl, which is the entrance to the birth canal. This will be happening over the next several weeks. You should have your "go bag" packed and sitting by the door. It won't be long now! :-). ...Read more
Started cramping, lost my mucus plug at 2am. Woken up by cramping again at 930am. Back pain going down my legs as well. Labor? (33 weeks)
Had a cerclage at 12 weeks at 17 weeks cervix was 0.5cm and funneled 2nd stitch put at 18 weeks 3 days after I'm have orgasm while sleep will it hurt?
Could be: See your provider and get checked out. Occasional contractions( braxton hicks) are normal at this stage, but not sharp pain that is continuous. ...Read more
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