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Is it safe to use lidocaine jelly during my 36 weeks pregnancy?

Is it safe to use lidocaine jelly during my 36 weeks pregnancy?

Only if needed: Lidocaine has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. It is widely used for procedures during pregnancy but it does cross the placemta and enter the fetal bloodstream. Lidocaine should only be given during pregnancy when needed. Small amounts are probably ok. Ask your OB doc. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach. Why?

36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach. Why?

Slowed bowels: Pregnancy is associate with decreased 'transit time' through the bowels, from the stomach all the way through the colon. Audible gas noise can be a sign of this normal problem in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

Try the following: 1-BioFreze liniment (OTC) - used 3-4 times/day
2- an athletic sock filled with tennis balls to lower back and abdomen
3-localheat (pad) on Medium 10 min on/10 minutes off. ...Read more

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Is anovate cream for heamorroids during 36 weeks pregnancy safe?

Is anovate cream for heamorroids during 36 weeks pregnancy safe?

Unknown: Here is the information available:
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Aclovate cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Aclovate cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Aclovate cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and have been having contractions. My doctors gave meds to stop labor but they aren't working. What should I do?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and have been having contractions. My doctors gave meds to stop labor but they aren't working. What should I do?

Hospital: You should go to the hospital as you may deliver prematurely, if the contractions are regular and progressing. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant if I go into labor will my baby be fine?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant if I go into labor will my baby be fine?

Maybe: If you think you are in early labor, contact the delivery team as early as possible. At 36 wks baby has about 50% risk of premi lung disease (RDS) that would require ICU care for at least a week. You need to get to 38 wks to avoid most problems. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Is it saw to take valacyclovir 500 mg twice a day until labor? It scares me to take any meds, I don't want to harm my baby.

I'm 36 weeks pregnant. Is it saw to take valacyclovir 500 mg twice a day until labor? It scares me to take any meds, I don't want to harm my baby.

Benefits > than risk: The suppression of the herpes virus and prevention of a genital outbreak of lesions in your vagina or vulva which could seriously infect and endanger your baby during a vaginal delivery are significant benefits which greatly outweigh the potential risks or side effects of the medication. It is indeed wise and recommended to take it till delivery. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and 3cm dilated. With no pain when would I be in labor?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and 3cm dilated. With no pain when would I be in labor?

Cervical change: Technically labor is defined as contractions that result in cervical change. If you experience persistent contractions that gradually increase in intensity and frequency and have lasted for more than an hour, call your doctor for possible evaluation. ...Read more

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Blood streaked mucus at 36 weeks pregnant sign of labor?

Blood streaked mucus at 36 weeks pregnant sign of labor?

Maybe!: Sometimes early labor can be associated with changes in your cervix that cause bleeding. But at this point in pregnancy any bleeding should cause you to speak to your care provider directly for advise. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant as of tomorrow, and I just started my bloody show. Is this an indication that labor is about to start?

I am 36 weeks pregnant as of tomorrow, and I just started my bloody show. Is this an indication that labor is about to start?

Signs of labor: Typically a bloody show occurs while you are in labor. You may pass your mucous plug that could seem bloody. I recommend that you see your doctor to get this evaluated. Most babies at 36 weeks do well if delivery was to occur on its own, but you want to make sure you didn't break your water. I recommend that you see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and baby is breeched is there anything I can do to jump start labor?

36 weeks pregnant and baby is breeched is there anything I can do to jump start labor?

Why?: You probably aren't going to find a lot of OB docs willing to suggest you jump start labor at 36 week nor with being breech. Neither is a good idea as you are still preterm and most OB providers don't do breech vaginal birth anymore.
Have you discussed if you are a candidate for external cephalic version? This a procedure where the doctor attempts to turn baby back to head down. ...Read more

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I'm 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy.....Cause I had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will I beable to get my labor induce?

I'm 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy.....Cause I had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will I beable to get my labor induce?

IF you were my pt: I would induce u at 39 weeks or earlier, if earlier u must have an amnio but since you are 38.5 I would induce u right at 39 weeks, as the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks and I would be doing nsts and bpps each week until u deliver, indcucion is safe and easy and effective when done properly, almost all of my pts want to be induced, please call your OB to discuss and get it scheduled. ...Read more

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Tomorrow I will be 36 weeks pregnant. Lost my mucus plug yesterday and today im still losing it having contracts every 5 minutes. Can I be in labor?

Could be: While losing the mucus plug isn't always a predictor of labor onset, the contractions may be real or false labor. Call your OB provider today and discuss it. Most OB docs/midwives have an answering service. Call the office even if closed for instructions. ...Read more

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Sooo scared of labor. What do I expect from pregnancy week by week 36 weeks?

Sooo scared of labor. What do I expect from pregnancy week by week 36 weeks?

Stay calm :): From 36 weeks on you may expect to feel contractions (tightening in you abdomen) off and on. Some feel more pressure in their pelvis. If you have not taken classes go to the library and look at videos. Use the questions you form as a base for discussion with you md. Tell her what exactly you are afraid of so she can calm your fears. Remember you get a wonderful gift! ...Read more

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Is getting an epidural the only option for pain relief while you are in labor? I am 36 weeks pregnant and I don't want to get an epidural because some of my family members had problems with theirs. I was just wondering if that is my only option.

Is getting an epidural the only option for pain relief while you are in labor? I am 36 weeks pregnant and I don't want to get an epidural because some of my family members had problems with theirs. I was just wondering if that is my only option.

I: I respectfully disagree with what dr. Fowler states in her responses to you. I am an obstetric anesthesiologist and want you to be aware of all of the options available to you. I would like to first recommend visiting the american college of obstetrics and gynecology website at: http://www. Acog. Org/~/media/for%20patients/faq086.Pdf? Dmc=1&ts=20120424t1533385979 where you will find more information from obstetricians about pain relief during labor and delivery. The american society of anesthesiologists also offers an excellent outline of your options at: http://www. Lifelinetomodernmedicine. Com/anesthesia-topics/labor-and-delivery. Aspx

i would be interested to hear what problems your family members had. As with all medical procedure, there are risks and benefits of performing the procedure. The benefit of an epidural anesthetic includes pain relief as well as a means to provide rapid anesthesia if an emergency c-section needs to be performed. The risks include bleeding, infection, temporary pain at the site of insertion, the need to replace the epidural because it isn't working right, and a chance of a headache. Obviously there are other risks, but these are the most common.

Overall, options for pain control during labor are:
1) non-intervention. This includes breathing technique, massage, birthing tubs, and a whole variety of other childbirth techniques that are collectively referred to as "natural" childbirth. The biggest risk of many of these techniques is pain. However, the majority of children born around the world are born without the use of epidurals and IV medications.
2) IV pain medications. Generally speaking, these are generally reserved for people early in labor and are frequently discouraged for patients late in labor since many of the most effective medications (fentanyl and morphine for example) can all cause decreased breathing effort in newborn babies. It's not dangerous, per-se, however the general consensus is that it is better to avoid administering these medications too close to delivery.
3) epidurals and spinals. Generally women who have them are very satisfied as long as the blocks work. Most women who have had an epidural will request them on subsequent births. I've detailed the risks and benefits above.
4) nerve blocks (pudendal block). Many obs don't perform them and the blocks only help with external discomfort. They do not help with contraction pain (different set of nerves).

We do not perform general anesthesia on laboring patients. Also, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) administration is not performed in 99% of the hospitals in the United States and there is little to no research on its use in women delivering babies. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant & I've been losing my mucus plug for a week or so & having fairly regular & painful contractions. Is labor imminent?

Depends: Definition of imminent?
In next few hours-Prob NOT
In next few days-Possible
In next few weeks: Probable.

Once as a 3rd year medical student on OB rotation, a woman in labor asked if she would deliver in the next few hours, I replied yes. When the attending OB hear of this, he suggested I sit with her until she delivered. After 8 hours of labor, delivery occurred.
I learned about predictions!! ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I'm afraid I will have shortness of breath during labor, will I have problems giving birth if I can't catch my breath?

Talk to your OB: Or family doc. Tell her/him your concerns about breathing. If you have asthma or other breathing problem, they can work w/you to prevent an exacerbation. All hospitals keep specialists around for emergencies such as inability to breathe. ...Read more

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Is my doctor trying to stop my labor? Like I have contractions every 4 minute lasting 80 seconds long I'm 36 weeks am 5 days pregnant and keeps getting muscle relaxers and what not but not working. Is my doctor trying to stop labor

Is my doctor trying to stop my labor? Like I have contractions every 4 minute lasting 80 seconds long I'm 36 weeks am 5 days pregnant and keeps getting muscle relaxers and what not but not working. Is my doctor trying to stop labor

Late preterm labor.: Your doctor is probably trying to keep you as comfortable as possible during your episode of late preterm labor. Muscle relaxants, however, do not work for anything but musculoskeletal pain and you are suffering from uterine contraction pain. Patience, tylenol, (acetaminophen) lower back massage by your partner, and frequent assessments by your obstetrician to determine if you are in active labor are needed! ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and it hurts to move, laying or standing. There's pain between my legs and more discharge. Could I be in labor?

Maybe: Labor is described as contractions that occur with frequency and intensity (ie every 5 -10 mins with increasing "cramping" pain in your belly)
As you progress further in your pregnancy, your uterus may start to contract irregularly and with no dilation of your cervix. That's ok.
When you feel regular contractions, go to your OB to see if you are in labor. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant 1 centimeter dilated mucus plug came out how much longer for labor?

36 weeks pregnant 1 centimeter dilated mucus plug came out how much longer for labor?

No way to tell: Although losing the mucus plug is a sign labor is getting closer, that period of time varies and cannot be determined with certainty. Also, many women may be dilated 1cm for a few weeks before actually going into labor. This is especially true if you have had children before. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant w/ 2nd child, 32 yrs old, having short sharp pelvic pains, mild irregular contractions, and hip pain. How close am I to labor?

Impossible to predic: Unfortunately - there isn't a good way to predict labor. If you are already dilating that's possibly a sign -but still not reliable for predicting when labor will start. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant sharp needle like pain in my area. Also been having stomach pains been having both for a while does this mean labor is near? If so he lng

Pain 36 weeks: You could be having braxton-hicks contractions. If the pain is becoming more intense and periodic (every 5-10 minutes for an hour) then you could be in labor. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant, just took my last procardia (nifedipine) for preterm labor. When will I go into labor?

At sometime: You will not immediately go into labor. Most likely, you will deliver near your due date unless you are already more than 4cm dilated. Pericardial though often given, does little to stop early labor if it is "real". I wish I had more room to explain. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant with lose bowels, lower back pain, pain in vaginal are and rectal area, and feeling nauseous. Could this be a sign of labor?

Possibly: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more