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What makes you go into labor at 33-34 weeks?

What makes you go into labor at 33-34 weeks?

Several things: Trauma, infections, family history, poor nutrition. genetic malformations, ruptured membranes and drug use are only a few of the many things that can trigger early labor. ...Read more

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I lost my mucous plug at 31 weeks and am dilated at 2 and effaced at 50 when will i go into labor?

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

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How long can someone have contractions dilated at 1 1/2 CM before going into labor?

Varies: One could go into labor and change their cervix and go into labor in a matter of minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can make you go into labor at 33 - 34 weeks?

Infections: An undiagnosed infection most commonly a urinary tract infection can initiate premature labor. The second most common cause is premature rupture of the membranes. Thirdly, trauma to the pregnancy due to a mother's existing medical illness untreated. Fourthly, a lack of oxygen transfer from the mother (hypoxia). Finally, there are some unknown initiators of premature labor. ...Read more

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Im 24 wks 4 days pregnant cervix is shorten measuring 1cm how long will it be before I go into labor ?

Im 24 wks 4 days pregnant cervix is shorten measuring 1cm how long will it be before I go into labor ?

This is worrisome: Please discuss this with your OB or Perinatologist. It is important to get care so that they can hopefully prevent a bad outcome. Perhaps cerclage would be in order, Please discuss it with them. ...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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36 weeks pregnant, just took my last procardia (nifedipine) for preterm labor. When will i go into labor?

36 weeks pregnant, just took my last procardia (nifedipine) for preterm labor. When will i go into labor?

At sometime: You will not immediately go into labor. Most likely, you will deliver near your due date unless you are already more than 4cm dilated. Pericardial though often given, does little to stop early labor if it is "real". I wish i had more room to explain. ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks preg. Passing too much gas, already dilated and 50% effaced. Am i going into labor soon?

Labor: Already dilated? How much are you dilated? It depends on cervical dilation and cotractions. If you are having contractions q 5 minutes and you are dilating probably you are on labor. ...Read more

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Having contractions that are 25 minutes apart for 3 days now. How long can I have these contractions at this consistency till i go into labor?

A long time: Assuming you are at least 37 weeks pregnant and less than 41 weeks, this is latent labor (your body getting ready for real labor) and can last many days or even a week or two. Be sure to keep your appointments! if you are earlier or later than the weeks listed, call your doctor today. ...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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After passing your mucus plug how long can u go into labor?....I seems to past minds at 35 weeks pregnant can I make baby soon?

After passing your mucus plug how long can u go into labor?....I seems to past minds at 35 weeks pregnant can I make baby soon?

CALL YOUR OB: This is a question you should have already asked your OB ! your OB is on call or has someone on call 24/7 to help you! you can pass your plug from 1 day to weeks before you deliver. If you and the baby are ok which your OB can check that, you want to try not to deliver before 37 weeks as that is considered term, if a problem develops( hopefully it won't) u may need to be delivered soone. ...Read more

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I've been pregnant 3 times the first time I went into labor early at 20 weeks and the baby boy past away right after. the second time they called it a?

I've been pregnant 3 times the first time I went into labor early at 20 weeks and the baby boy past away right after. the second time they called it a?

Not clear history: Sorry about your loss. If all 3 pregnancy were spontaneously aborted at 20 weeks or earlier, it's a high risk of chromosomal abnormalities of the fetuses. The infants < 20 weeks are not viable and unfortunately chances of next pregnancy to be premature is higher. Check with Fetal-Maternal Medicine and Genetics Docs prior to plan your next pregnancy. You probably need further evaluation. Best! ...Read more

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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?

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