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Doctor insights on: If I Ask Would They Strip Membranes At 37 Weeks

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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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37 weeks 3 days pregnant, had a membrane sweep 2 days ago, on and off contractions for 3 days, now experiencing low back pain. Could labor be starting?

37 weeks 3 days pregnant, had a membrane sweep 2 days ago, on and off contractions for 3 days, now experiencing low back pain. Could labor be starting?

Wait and see: We can not predict the future but contractions are a good sign. Since you are 37 weeks it is safe to assume labor will start within the next month. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be induced when I'm 37 weeks?

Is it possible to be induced when I'm 37 weeks?

Talk with your DR.: Most of the doctors I know don't induce babies early unless there is a medical indication. ...Read more

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Is it harmful for my child to be born at 37 weeks?

Is it harmful for my child to be born at 37 weeks?

37 weeks : Is a good size baby. You should be ok . You should be in the good hands of your obstetrician and pediatrician. ...Read more

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Risk of giving birth @ 37 weeks?

Risk of giving birth @ 37 weeks?

Depends: Childbirth at 37 weeks, unless due to labor, still carries some risks of prematurity, including the baby has a greater chance of being in the nicu after birth. Some children may not do as well in school. If it is the result of the natural onset of labor then the risks would be the same as delivering at 39-40 weeks. ...Read more

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What anti inflammatory are good at 37 weeks?

What anti inflammatory are good at 37 weeks?

Ones that OB suggest: I don't know why you need to take an anti-inflammatory, but your present OB MD may have a recommendation if a call is placed to him/her. Because you are 37 weeks pregnant, it is important that your medical advice come from that one source. ...Read more