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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Term pregnancy: At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her. She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more

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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Call OB: You are not being paranoid. But, it sounds like you do not understand what to do in this type of situation. Please contact or page your OB and give them your situation and vital signs. They will tell you what they want you to do next. ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks pregnant with my sixth child 5th pregnancy all were a week early does that mean ill have this baby a week early also?

Im 38 weeks pregnant with my sixth child 5th pregnancy all were a week early does that mean ill have this baby a week early also?

Taint neccessarily s: Each pregnancy is different. Usually the best they can call the timing of a pregnancy is +/- 2 weeks. It seems that all of your prior pregnancies were at term. That is fine. Hopefully this one will be also. ...Read more

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What to do if I didn't have morning sickness my entire pregnancy, now I'm nearing my 3rd trimester and sick almost everyday?

What to do if I didn't have morning sickness my entire pregnancy, now I'm nearing my 3rd trimester and sick almost everyday?

Try reflux med: Sometimes nausea and vomiting in third trimester is from reflux (heartburn). Try avoiding spicy foods, sleep propped up or try TUMS (calcium carbonate). Digestion also slows and sometimes causes nausea. If you are unable to keep fluids down, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant 5cm dilated feeling nausiated, i can barely eat or drink is that a sighn ill be going into labor soon?

38 weeks pregnant 5cm dilated feeling nausiated, i can barely eat or drink is that a sighn ill be going into labor soon?

Possible: At 38 weeks, labor can happen at any time. It is important to keep hydrated and eat well. If symptoms change you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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Random throwing up at 38 weeks pregnant? I am 38w5d pregnant and randomly threw up without feeling sick at all. Should I be worried?

Random throwing up at 38 weeks pregnant? I am 38w5d pregnant and randomly threw up without feeling sick at all. Should I be worried?

Stomach compression: Your stomach is being compressed by the enlarged uterus containing the fetus. Try smaller lighter more frequent meals and notify your treating OB MD of your present difficulty so he/she can corroborate this advice or not. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant today and i got sick 2 times this morning, my mucus plug already came out the other day but i had more today am i going into labor soon?

38 weeks pregnant today and i got sick 2 times this morning, my mucus plug already came out the other day but i had more today am i going into labor soon?

Could be: Losing your mucous plug is certainly a good sign but not guarantee that labor is imminent. Since you are 38 weeks labor should be within the next few weeks. Good luck. ...Read more