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If a patient wanted to be induced early to avoid a difficult delivery of a large infant, how unusual will it be to induce at less than 36 weeks?

If a patient wanted to be induced early to avoid a difficult delivery of a large infant, how unusual will it be to induce at less than 36 weeks?

Extremely: No doctor should consider this based on current guidelines. You should be evaluated for causes of a large infant. Elective delivery should not be performed prior to 39 weeks. Estimated size is not an appropriate indication for early delivery due to the inaccuracy inherent in estimating fetal weight. Size may be considered when deciding the route of delivery. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

Will loud music such as a car radio affect my babies hearing.....I'm 36 weeks?

No: It will not. The baby is protected by the bag of water it is floating in, and it does an excellent job of protecting the babies ears. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I just listened to my babies heartrste on the packet fetal doppler I have at home and it read 194. Should I be concerned?

Heart beat accelerat: When the baby moves at this point of the pregnancy, the heart rate goes up. This is called an acceleration and is a good thing. It should settle back down soon afterwards to the normal range. If it stays elevated and you are having pain or fever, you should contact your OB right away. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

36 weeks pregnant w/twins, have been on bed rest for 10 wks. The wt of babies last wk was 5.6lbsand 6 lbs. If induced at this stage will babies be ok?

Define OK ??: If your question is primarily that of survival, outlook is good.However, at 36 wks there is a 50% risk of premature lung disease, more for male infants than female.Successful treatment is the usual outcome at this stage, but the longer you can stay pregnant, the better your chances of avoiding neonatal intensive care for the babies. ...Read more

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I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

I am almost 36 weeks pregnant and I am having horrible back pain and a lot of vaginal pressure. Is this normal? Previous babies were C-section

Call your doctor!: This is definitely a case when you need to talk to your personal doctor and see when she would like to evaluate you in person! ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and feel vibrations/twitches in my stomach. Is this normal? Do babies have seizures inutero??

Likely hiccups: Some have speculated that the close position of the babies stomach to the diaphragm causes a rubbing that triggers the hiccups.This is common & generally continues on through the first months after birth. Once the child grows longer & the stomach can drop away from the diaphragm the frequency declines. It bothers mom's more than the baby.Not a seizure! ...Read more

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My baby is 36 weeks an every time she's giving a bottle her oxygen level drops why is this happening? An yes she was born early too.

My baby is 36 weeks an every time she's giving a bottle her oxygen level drops why is this happening? An yes she was born early too.

Maybe: She may be holding her breath while drinking and may need to take breaks. Why are they checking her oxygen? More history and physical needed for this particular case. Please see your doctor ...Read more

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When was my baby conceived? My baby was born on nov. 29 2013, she was born premature at 36 weeks with due date of Dec. 19.

When was my baby conceived? My baby was born on nov. 29 2013, she was born premature at 36 weeks with due date of Dec. 19.

Approximately 3/28: There are pregnancy calculators for this. Rule of thumb: LMP + (9 months + ~7 days)= EDC (estimated date of confinement), i.e., 'due date'. ...Read more

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Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Protected info: This is protected health information, to which only the parent's, child and doctors involved should be privy. ...Read more