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I'm 38 weeks pregnant can I masturbate?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant can I masturbate?

If you chose.: Placing sex toys or other objects in the vagina may not be prudent. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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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

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Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Normal: Mucus discharge in pregnancy is very inconsistent. Sometimes there is a lot and sometimes there isn't. Both are normal. Best wishes! ...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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Hi im 38 weeks pregnant and I was using a dildo to masturbate and noticed in the toilet there was two big globs. Is it my mucus plug?

Hi im 38 weeks pregnant and I was using a dildo to masturbate and noticed in the toilet there was two big globs. Is it my mucus plug?

Yes: Yes, orgasm can cause uterine contractions so likely there was some disturbance in the cervix that caused this mucous to dislodge. No worries, everything will be fine. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant I've would like to know if its safe to take Castro oil this would be my second time taking It?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant I've would like to know if its safe to take Castro oil this would be my second time taking It?

Not recommended: Although 38 weeks is term, it's not ideal to induce pregnancy prior to a pregnancy due date. Castor oil to induce pregnancy has been used by practitioners and midwives for some time. However, it can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting without inducing pregnancy, leaving you feeling badly at this stage of pregnancy. It can also cause fetal distress. Recommend talking to your Dr. Before considering ...Read more

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I'm 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?

I'm 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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I'm 38 weeks pregnant I woked up having watery diarrehea should I b worry.....?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant I woked up having watery diarrehea should I b worry.....?

Probably not: Many women have told me that right before the onset of their labor, their body will discharge the contents of their bowels, resulting in diarrhea on occasion. Of course, this could also be the onset of the flu so monitoring temperature and other symptoms would help. Make sure to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I drank a tea of ginger about 10min ago what could happen to me or my baby?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I drank a tea of ginger about 10min ago what could happen to me or my baby?

Ginger: Concur w dr. Rinker. Ginger is often used in pregnancy. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can decrease nausea. ...Read more

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Hello how are you, im 38 weeks pregnant as of today n only 2cm dilatin is there anything I can do to speed it up?

Hello how are you, im 38 weeks pregnant as of today n only 2cm dilatin is there anything I can do to speed it up?

Not really: YOU DON'T WANT TO RUSH MOTHER NATURE in dilating your cervix faster than necessary. As I learned during my OB rotations; every day the baby is able to stay in the womb is worth 10 in an incubator! The other thing I learned is that Mother Nature KNOWS your due date much better than any doctor. You're almost there. Just take care of yourself and Nature will take care of you. ...Read more

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I have clear sticky discharge and my underwear are allways wet like IV weed myselfis this normal im 38 weeks pregnant its been goin on for some time?

I have clear sticky discharge and my underwear are allways wet like IV weed myselfis this normal im 38 weeks pregnant its been goin on for some time?

Get checked: You will need to be examined to figure it out. Towards the end of pregnancy many women leak urine. You mucous plug also comes out. Yeast and bacterial vaginosis can occur. Most important though is to make sure you have not broken you water. You doctor will check you to evaluate. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I had a yellowish jelly like discharge on my panties. What is it?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I had a yellowish jelly like discharge on my panties. What is it?

Mucous plug: Some time before delivery, the mucous plug in the cervix is expelled. I suggest you inform your OB. Have you been nesting? ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant, 1cm dilated doctor said 50 effaced, what is that meant?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant, 1cm dilated doctor said 50 effaced, what is that meant?

You are pregnant: That you are not going into labor today. This is a very end of pregnancy state to be in. It, in no way, says you are going into labor yet. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant. Can I use Honest Organic Breathe Easy rub?

I am 38 weeks pregnant. Can I use Honest Organic Breathe Easy rub?

Don't Know: I can't answer this question as I am unfamiliar with your specific pregnancy's health or complications. Why not ask your treating OB MD that question ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant can I eat cooked shrimp? Or food that's been cooked with shrimp?

38 weeks pregnant can I eat cooked shrimp? Or food that's been cooked with shrimp?

Ask your OB: If u were my pt I would say yes, in moderation but u need to ask your ob, and a little tip, don't go past your due date - not worth it, latest studies show the safest time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks- the least chance the baby will end up in the special care nursery, all of my pts are induced at 40 weeks if they haven't delivered, no reason for anything bad to happen to your baby. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant having watery and creamy discharge?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant having watery and creamy discharge?

Water broke: Your water may have broke. You should see your doctor immediately. Prolonged rupture may lead to infection. Therefore, you should be delivered if your water has broke. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant having watery and creamy discharge what could it be?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant having watery and creamy discharge what could it be?

See your doctor: At this stage, it could be anything from being normal discharge to premature rupture of membranes. Go to your doctor and he/she will find out. ...Read more

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Hi ive got a stys on both my eyes but im 38 weeks pregnant what can I take to help?

Hi ive got a stys on both my eyes but im 38 weeks pregnant what can I take to help?

Styes: A sty, also known as a chalazion, is best treated initially with hot compresses (at least ten minutes) and expression (squeezing). Done correctly and quickly enough, this method works 9 times out of 10. Imagine that one has to melt a large chunk of frozen butter and then squeeze it through a tube. If it is not working, one usually needs more heat. If necessary, surgical removal after delivery. ...Read more

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I think im leaking amnio fluid can u please help me identify if I am im 38 weeks pregnant?

I think im leaking amnio fluid can u please help me identify if I am im 38 weeks pregnant?

Amnio fluid leak?: Contact your ob; explain your concern. If you can't get appointment soon, go to the er. They can test the fluid. ...Read more

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If im 38 weeks pregnant what if I am 40 weeks pregnant are they going to make me wait till 42 weeks is there any way I could tel them to induce me?

If im 38 weeks pregnant what if I am 40 weeks pregnant are they going to make me wait till 42 weeks is there any way I could tel them to induce me?

Wait on delivery: No they are not going to make you wait too long. Nature is in control and man will probably not intervene unless there is a problem.
Then you can discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and leaking this mucus liquid?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and leaking this mucus liquid?

Call doctor: You should be evaluated to make sure you are not leaking amniotic fluid. Call your provider tonight. ...Read more

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Hi I am 38 weeks pregnant. Can I get induced?

Hi I am 38 weeks pregnant. Can I get induced?

Talk to your OB.: Typically induced labor is reserved for situations where it is deemed medically necessary. Going into labor naturally is generally safer and less painful. The medications used to induce labor have risks associated with their use, and your baby may not be positioned properly. The risk of any medical intervention has to be outweighed by the potential benefit. Discuss with OB, and make a birth plan. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and have a ventral hernia. What should I do?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and have a ventral hernia. What should I do?

Hernia & pregnancy: Hernias should only be repaired during pregnancy if the hernia is strangulated. I generally recommend waiting six weeks following delivery before making further decisions about repair. Its essential to consider future plans for child birth when considering timing of a hernia. The size and characteristics of the hernia will be factored into the decision making regarding repair and best timing. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I was windering do my pee supposed to be clear?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and I was windering do my pee supposed to be clear?

Getting enough water: If you are drinking adequate amounts of water, then you will have very light/clear urine. This is a great habit! ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant, and it hurts to touch the lower part of my stomach. Is that normal?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant, and it hurts to touch the lower part of my stomach. Is that normal?

Go to L;D: If you are having pain at 38 weeks, it's best to be evaluated on labor ; delivery. Having no other history for you, and given that you want to be extra careful at term, definitely go to l;d and be evaluated. Best of luck, . ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and it hurts to even touch the lower part of my stomach. What could it be?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and it hurts to even touch the lower part of my stomach. What could it be?

Please call your OB: Could be many different causes all tissues get more swollen toward the end, your OB can determine if it is something serious or not. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and yesterday I was leaking water now I have a bad itch down there. What could it be?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and yesterday I was leaking water now I have a bad itch down there. What could it be?

You need an exam: If you are 38 weeks pregnant and "leaking water" you need to be evaluated on labor and delivery. If the water has in fact broken, you and the baby could become infected.. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and for the last 3 days my stomach has been rock hard and hurts at the top. Is this normal?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and for the last 3 days my stomach has been rock hard and hurts at the top. Is this normal?

Call your OB now: A rock hard abdomen that is not rhythmically contracting could be a forerunner to placental abruption. (sudden detachment). Call your OB and get examined. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant and my vagina is extremely sore... Why is this and is it normal?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and my vagina is extremely sore... Why is this and is it normal?

Can be normal: By late pregnancy it is common for the vagina to feel irritated or swollen. This is due to the extra blood flow to the vagina and the changes that happen there to let a baby fit through. However pregnant women are also more prone to vaginal infections such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis. If you have itching, irritation, or fishy odor it could be an infection. Check with your provider. ...Read more

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If I am 38 weeks pregnant can traveling to a higher elevation cause my water to break or can traveling at all cause me to go into labor?

If I am 38 weeks pregnant can traveling to a higher elevation cause my water to break or can traveling at all cause me to go into labor?

Travel: You really should not be traveling at all at 38 weeks pregnancy unless you want to risk going into labor in an unfamiliar environment. Play it safe and stick close to home. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant with baby number 3 and I am 2 CM dilated. When will it be likely for me to go into labor?

Unknown: Many women who have had several pregnancies will be dilated some near the end of pregnancy. Statistically 80% or more will deliver within a week of their due date. It's hard to know when your glands will decide to sent out the hormonal trigger to labor. ...Read more