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Will a obgyn strip your membranes at 36 weeks if he checked me at 35 weeks and i was 1cm dilated?

Will a obgyn strip your membranes at 36 weeks if he checked me at 35 weeks and i was 1cm dilated?

Doubt it: 36 weeks is still considered preterm. It would not be right to strip your membranes thus encouraging preterm labor. ...Read more

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When will obgyn strip your membrane? Im 40wks pregnant. Just wondering if they will this week

When will obgyn strip your membrane? Im 40wks pregnant. Just wondering if they will this week

Might: Stripping membranes is something that has been done for generations but has no scientific basis or evidence to support that it increases the likelihood of labor. Of course there is no sound evidence that it doesn't sometimes help. For this reason it is sometimes done and sometimes not but is never done before the baby should be born ( usually term or beyond) ...Read more

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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?

39 weeks is best: Stripping the membranes release chemicals called prostaglandins which can help people go into labor. While 37 weeks is considered to be term, it is best to avoid artificially inducing labor before 39 weeks. Most doctors will want to avoid causing a patient to labor without a medical reason before 39 weeks. ...Read more

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What should I expect to see at my dating scan at 5 weeks and 6 days via abdominal scan? At 4 weeks 1 day hgc level was 1,078 so it would be higher now

What should I expect to see at my dating scan at 5 weeks and 6 days via abdominal scan? At 4 weeks 1 day hgc level was 1,078 so it would be higher now

Scan Improvement: In most of the cases the later the dare of the scanning the # is found to gradually increase Everything should be good and good luck with the pregnancy and I hope you have no problems. Be sure and follow your Dr and his advise to you. ...Read more

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If you were 8-9 weeks pregnant and u went for the NT scan, would they turn u away bcuz it was too early, or could it still be done at this stage?

If you were 8-9 weeks pregnant and u went for the NT scan, would they turn u away bcuz it was too early, or could it still be done at this stage?

Too early: First trimester screening is done between 11-13.6 weeks. It can not be done before that. Since you are 38 years old ask if you are a candidate for harmony or panorama testing. This is a maternal blood test where fetal dna is analyzed. It is easy and effective. ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks pregnant and have gallstones, i heard they can perform surgery while pregnant? but ive been told by 2 hospitals to wait til i deliver baby. I'm not high risk and they found it early on in pregnancy around 10 weeks so why can't they remove it t

Im 37 weeks pregnant and have gallstones, i heard they can perform surgery while pregnant? but ive been told by 2 hospitals to wait til i deliver baby. I'm not high risk and they found it early on in pregnancy around 10 weeks so why can't they remove it t

Risk to baby.: Besides, many people have gall stones and have no symptoms. Some say without symptoms leave them alone others say take them out. In either case, surgery while you are pregnant puts baby at risk, and therefore surgery while pregnant is left for only true emergency ...Read more

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I have my first appointment with an obstetrician in a few weeks.I will be 7 wks at that time.What can I expect to happen at the appointment?Thank you

I have my first appointment with an obstetrician in a few weeks.I will be 7 wks at that time.What can I expect to happen at the appointment?Thank you

First visit: During the first visit a complete exam is typically done. A sonogram will be done or will be scheduled depending on how their office is set up. They will likely do a bunch of blood work typical for pregnancy. They will take your medical history and answer any questions you have ...Read more

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My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50,000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

My vitamin D level was at 12 and so I was placed on D3 50,000 for 8 weeks. If my level isn't up now should I do another 8 weeks or try something else?

Depends: this depends on your lab results. I recommend that D3 levels be maintained in the 60-70 ng/dl range. Usual dose to be in that range is 5-7,000 IU per day. If you are taking 50,000 units per week, please be sure to take it with a meal. ...Read more

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I am 14 weeks pregnant and need a chest x-ray. Is it safer to wait until 20 weeks gestation or is the risk the same if I do the X-ray now?

I am 14 weeks pregnant and need a chest x-ray. Is it safer to wait until 20 weeks gestation or is the risk the same if I do the X-ray now?

Now is fine: Your baby will be covered with a lead apron over your belly when you get your chest x-ray. If you need to have an evaluation, earlier is better. Appropriate precautions for the baby will be taken. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant & my OB doesn't & won't check my cervix if am dilating. can I request for them to check me?

37 weeks pregnant & my OB doesn't & won't check my cervix if am dilating. can I request for them to check me?

Infection: Until the baby is ready to deliver there is concern about introducing infections with repeated exams. Once you are established in labor it will be the right thing to do. ...Read more

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Can you still get accurate results in pregnancy test if you held onto your pee.Ex. I woke up at 10 am I took the test at 3 pm.(Did not pee yet)?

Can you still get accurate results in pregnancy test if you held onto your pee.Ex. I woke up at 10 am I took the test at 3 pm.(Did not pee yet)?

Pregnancy testing: Do you realize that all of your questions have you listed as a male? Males cannot get pregnant. If you are a female and you have missed a period then the urine you describe should be adequate. ...Read more

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I am scheduled to have two dental fillings in a few weeks, at that point I will be 12 weeks pregnant is this ok? Or should I wait until after delivery

I am scheduled to have two dental fillings in a few weeks, at that point I will be 12 weeks pregnant is this ok? Or should I wait until after delivery

You'll be fine: No reason to let infected teeth get worse for 28 more weeks, then worry during breastfeeding! go ahead and get them fixed. Anesthetic and treatment risks are way less than those of infected teeth! ...Read more

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Dears .. I'm 37 weeks gest. Age pregnant and my doctor suggests a c section next week ... will it be risky to the baby ot may have any complications?

Dears .. I'm 37 weeks gest. Age pregnant and my doctor suggests a c section next week ... will it be risky to the baby ot may have any complications?

The open baby door: Your OB MD has recommended a C/S for a good medical reason which will be the "open door" for safe delivery of your baby. Of course, any surgery has risks and complications, which are best discussed with your treating OB MD who knows the reason why for the C/S and your pregnancy medical course. ...Read more

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HCG level at 179 from 142 in 72 hours. Very concerned for my pregnancy... they don't want to do another level until a week. Why wait that long?

HCG level at 179 from 142 in 72 hours. Very concerned for my pregnancy... they don't want to do another level until a week. Why wait that long?

Normal interval: Periodic increases in HCG are best checked at 7-14 day intervals or longer. You did not mention the date of your last menstrual period or when you were told that you are pregnant: these levels indicate only very early pregnancy- not measured in days: weeks-months. ...Read more