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Is 38 Weeks Full Term
Is 38 wks consider full term I'm due September But he keep dropping don't think ima. Go that far if he come at 38 weeks would he be full term?
Full term is a condition in which a baby is delivered after reaching 37 weeks' gestation. Full term babies are presumed to be normal, compared with premature babies who can suffer from cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc..., depending on ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant have been having real contractions but not good enough for the doctors will castor oil help with the dilating an full blown labor?
38 weeks pregnant and have low back pain with no signs of kidney issue. Dr. Stumped. Comes in waves like renal colic and comes with full bladder. ?
Pelvic dysfunction?: If your dr ruled out serious probs, let's look at one that might be missed by md's: pelvic dysf.Osteopathic drs can do all your md can, but we also look at muscular, connective tissue, & skeletal problems with hands-on exam.It's possible that in advanced pregnancy, baby+full bladder pushes on pelvic ring causing si or lumbar lig stretching or pinching & pain.Gentle osteopathic manipulation may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually 6-8 lbs.: Birth weight varies according to # of weeks of gestation and the size and ethnicity of the baby as well as other factors during pregnancy and the health of the placenta. Boys tend to weigh slightly more than girls. But, on average, a normal term baby weighs between 6 and 8 pounds. ...Read more
Yes: Premature babies have a smaller stomach size and will need to eat smaller amounts more frequently than larger full term babies. Soon after birth premature babies can also have a harder time maintaing their blood sugar; more frequent feedings will help to maintain their blood sugars more easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but see REI MD: You may still have a healthy baby: you've been pregnant 4 times already. Abortions rarely cause problems, but any surgical procedures (D&C) may cause scar tissue inside the uterus. After 2 miscarriages see a fertility md (rei) to look for causes of recurrent miscarriage, including uterus problems like polyps or fibroids, blood clotting disorders, immune system problems, low egg supply. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fetal movement : The lack of fetal movement is an emergency and should be monitored immediately. Go to hospital. ...Read more
No: Just a myth. No science behind it. ...Read more
Excellent: Follow the exact instructions you OB gives you. ...Read more
After 2 miscarriages, will she always miscarry or it possible she could still carry a baby to full term?
Miscarriage: The cause of most miscarriages is a chromosomal abnormality in the fetus. One in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage. The chance of another miscarriage after two miscarriages isn't any higher. The odds are still in your favor that the fetus will be normal. However, sometimes parents carry a chromosomal re-arrangement which increases the risk of a miscarriage. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for me to do 4th d&c will it will affect my chances of carry a baby to full term when I'm ready?
It depends: It depends on why you have needed 3 previous D & C's. Every time the cervix is dilated there is always a risk that a cervical tear can occur which can damage the ability of the cervix to remained closed during pregnancy. Talk to the MD who is doing the procedure about this concern. ...Read more
IVH grade-2: Usually not much. Early intervention ( with physical therapy) helps. However, long term consequences are not definitely clear. Some research links them to later on behavioral problems ( add etc) or learning disability ( dyslexia) however most importantly, every child is different and we cannot predict. ...Read more
4-6 words: At 15 months of age we expect a child to have 4-6 words. They generally can follow simple commands, such as 'go get your shoes,' and can point to 2-3 body parts (eyes, nose, ears, belly button, etc.) Of course all children develop at their own pace. But a 16 month old who is not close to meeting these milestones should be evaluated by their doctor. ...Read more
My son is 8 months old and his height is 70 CM and he was born full term so i was wondering,is he under weight for his age?
What is his weight?: If you would kindly include his weight in your post, we can check his growth percentiles and answer fully. Thanks! ...Read more
I had a stillbirth at full term...In your field how often does this happen and what are the chances of it repeating?
No cause was found.
About 1 in 1000: The risk for fetal demise is about 1 in 1000 at 39 to 40 weeks. The chance for a recurrence is about twice as high. ...Read more