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Doctor insights on: How To Get Your Doctor At 37 Weeks To Sweep Membranes

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Can my doctor strip my membranes at 37 weeks if I ask and there is no medical reason to?

Can my doctor strip my membranes at 37 weeks if I ask and there is no medical reason to?

It's best to wait.: Many women feel "done" being pregnant by 37 weeks when they have reached full term. That being said, given the choice between a healthy baby and one with a chance of having serious medical issues, most would agree not to do anything. So most doctors will avoid stripping membranes before 39 weeks due to this potential risk unless there is a medical reason that outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks pregnant and my doctor said i was about 1/2 dilated. Ho would i get my cervix to dilate or soften faster?

Im 37 weeks pregnant and my doctor said i was about 1/2  dilated. Ho would i get my cervix to dilate or soften faster?

Be Patient: At 37 weeks, you should not be in a rush. Some babies are still finishing their lung development at 37 weeks. Hang in there and be patient for the next couple of weeks and let nature take its course. Blessings, ...Read more

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I'm at 33 weeks and my baby is still not head down - is it safe to let the doctors turn the baby at 36 or 37 weeks?

I'm at 33 weeks and my baby is still not head down - is it safe to let the doctors turn the baby at 36 or 37 weeks?

Generally, yes.: A baby that is not head down at 33 weeks is not necessarily a problem, as most babies revert to a cephalic (head-down) position by 37 weeks. If your baby is not head down by 36-37 weeks, your obstetrician should discuss the pros/cons of turning your baby--an external cephalic version. ...Read more

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37 weeks, contractions every 5 min, have lasted for 6 hours, dialated at 2 cent and not much fluid left. Doctors want to send me home. Stay or home?

37 weeks, contractions every 5 min, have lasted for 6 hours, dialated at 2 cent and not much fluid left.  Doctors want to send me home. Stay or home?

?????: If you water has broken you cannot go home, i assume it hasn't? Depends if the tracing is ok, how much amniotic fluid is there if you are not ruptured, how far you live away from the hospital, etc. That is a issue between you and your OB doc. ...Read more

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How likely is it that a doctor or midwife will induce me at 37 weeks?

How likely is it that a doctor or midwife will induce me at 37 weeks?

Indication: The key for induction of labor is indication. If there is no obstetrical indication, hospitals that adhere to the "Keystone Measures" will not permit induction before 39 completed weeks. If theres is an obstetrical indication, it will depend on the condition at what time a woman will be induced. ...Read more