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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and i'm 3 CM dialated and 70% effaced does this mean i'm gonna be having my baby soon or could it still be weeks to come ?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and i'm 3 CM dialated and 70% effaced  does this mean i'm gonna be having my baby soon or could it still be weeks to come ?

Could be anytime!: By that, i mean that you could go into labor tonight - or you might still be pregnant a month from now! certainly, the fact that your cervix is 3 cm dilated and 70% effaced (thinned) is evidence that your body is getting ready. I had one woman who was 5 cm dilated for several weeks! everybody thought that baby was just going to fall out! so do the best you can to be patient (!); time will pass. ...Read more

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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


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Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy. Labor?

Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy.  Labor?

Braxton hicks: Most likely they are practice contractions. I used to get them every time i stood up from a sitting position. Baby starts to move lower and reposition for labor which puts pain on your back. Good luck and congrats! ...Read more

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Significance of low co2 (17mEq/l) and high anion gap (19mEq/l) in late (37 weeks) pregnancy? All other tests in metabolic panel within normal limits.

Significance of low co2 (17mEq/l) and high anion gap (19mEq/l) in late (37 weeks) pregnancy? All other tests in metabolic panel within normal limits.

Reason for checking: I suppose the answer would vary depending on why it was checked. If there were certain symptoms or problems then the tests need to be analyzed in that context. Simply looking at only these numbers with no context they do not appear particularly abnormal for the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. The doctor who ordered them will be in the best position to interpret them. ...Read more

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Due to gall stones in neck position 9mm size with 37 weeks pregnancy. How to reduce sgot sgpt levels to perform cesarean as billirubin is ok?

Due to gall stones in neck position 9mm size with 37 weeks pregnancy. How to reduce sgot sgpt levels to perform cesarean as billirubin is ok?

Quoting merck: "Gallstones appear to be more common during pregnancy. Pregnant women who develop gallstones are closely monitored. If a gallstone blocks the gallbladder or causes an infection, surgery may be necessary. This surgery is usually safe for pregnant women and the fetus." http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/women-s-health-issues/pregnancy-complicated-by-disease/liver-and-gallbladder-disorders-during-pregn ...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 37 weeks pregnant. My placenta is now clear of my cervix, but is close enough that if i dilate, i'll most likely bleed. Is sex safe?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant. My placenta is now clear of my cervix, but is close enough that if i dilate, i'll most likely bleed. Is sex safe?

37 wk preg: Under the circumstances you describe, it would be wise to avoid sex or other stress on the genital area. Also avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise, and rest as much as you are able. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor i can't sleep get sick when i eat and am in pain from

I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor i can't sleep get sick when i eat and am in pain from

No. : No. You should not take castor oil prior to reaching your due date. Remember that your baby is 2 weeks younger than the number of weeks that you are pregnant. Your baby is not ready to be born. Once your due date has arrived, you may consult your doctor about taking castor oil to induce pregnancy. Do not do this without consulting your doctor. Remember that castor oil is a laxative. It has a bad taste, can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhea and vomiting. If you do not want to feel these symptoms, then you should avoid this. Talk to your doctor about things to do to help you be more comfortable. It is very common for women to be uncomfortable during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Your baby needs more time in your tummy. ...Read more

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What does a trace dialated mean. Im 37 weeks pregnant.

What does a trace dialated mean. Im 37 weeks pregnant.

Less than 1 cm: Trace dilated means that your cervix is almost closed, but not quite. It's common at 37 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant 2cm dialated and 50 % effaced feeling tired and sick why?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant 2cm dialated and 50 % effaced feeling tired and sick why?

You are pregnant: Depends on what you mean by sick. Many women at term are tired and achy this is common. It you have headache, visual problems, swelling in legs and feet or severe abdominal pain, call your md. These are symptoms of preeclapmsia. ...Read more

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How long will my cervix take to dialate more? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and dialated to 2 and cervix is softer and higher. Had last baby at 39 weeks

How long will my cervix take to dialate more? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and dialated to 2 and cervix is softer and higher. Had last baby at 39 weeks

Unknown: It would be awesome if we could predict exactly when someone would go into labor. Unfortunately we can not. It is great that you are already dilated at 37 weeks. That is great progress. Hopefully you will labor soon but beyond that there is not a way to predict it ...Read more

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So I'm 37 weeks &1 CM dilated and halfway effaced is what doctor said last appointment. For the last two days my vagina has felt swollen& sensitive?

So I'm 37 weeks &1 CM dilated and halfway effaced is what doctor said last appointment. For the last two days my vagina has felt swollen& sensitive?

We expect this!: Hi Deborah, As the baby moves down in the pelvis which is what is happening slowly and gradually at this point in your pregnancy, the vaginal tissue is filling with fluid. This is due to the pressure the baby's head is placing on the veins of the pelvis. This is normal and will continue until delivery. It does not feel good but is expected. ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and 2/3 CM with soft cervix how long for labor?

I am 37 weeks pregnant and 2/3 CM with soft cervix how long for labor?

It depends: There are so many factors in this question. Is this the first child? How long have you been 2/3 cm? And there is a lot of variability. As much as i hate to say it, there is no way of telling how long your labor may be, from 2-3 hours to over 24 hours. For children 2, 3, 4, etc.... That time will likely diminish. First children can be very unpredictable. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks today and i'm dilated 2-3 cm. Should my doctor induce me already?

I'm 37 weeks today and i'm dilated 2-3 cm. Should my doctor induce me already?

Actually not needed: For someone who is multi-gravida ("mommy of 3"), you can go from 2-3 cm to fully dilated in a matter of hours, so i would just be patient. As long as the baby is safe and good heart tones and the stress test is normal, just sit back and let nature take its course at 37 weeks..... ...Read more

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37 weeks and 4 days pregnant dilated at 2 CM and 50% thinned with excessive discharge! what should I do?

37 weeks and 4 days pregnant dilated at 2 CM and 50% thinned with excessive discharge! what should I do?

See your doctor: You are losing yourmucous plug as you are dilating. Nothing to worry about unless you are concerned that you have ruptured your membranes. See you doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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I don't discharge often but lately when i hit 35 weeks i discharge at least once a week. Does my discharge indicate that i'm dilating because I am 37 weeks now and 2 1/2 CM dilated?

I don't discharge often but lately when i hit 35 weeks i discharge at least once a week. Does my discharge indicate that i'm dilating because I am 37 weeks now and 2 1/2 CM dilated?

Dilation v infection: Some vaginal discharge is normal in pregnancy due to hormonal changes. As you get closer to delivery a mucous discharge comes too called your mucous plus. Infections such as yeast, bacterial vaginosis and stds are also possibilities. Next step is an exam with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks and 3 CM dilated and i lost my mucus plug today how much longer tell labor starts?

I'm 37 weeks and 3 CM dilated and i lost my mucus plug today how much longer tell labor starts?

No one knows: The loss of the mucous plug means that your body is getting ready for labor, but sadly does not predict exactly when it will start. It could be tomorrow or 3 more weeks. ...Read more

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