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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal To Delivery After 41 Weeks

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Are there harmful symptoms of delivery after 41 weeks?

Are there harmful symptoms of delivery after 41 weeks?

No: If your dates are accurate then delivery at 41 weeks is about as long as you want to wait. Waiting longer can actually be more harmful as the placenta is not doing the same good job of feeding and oxygenating your baby because it is getting worn out. ...Read more

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What are the tests for postterm delivery?

Not sure of question: If you are still pregnant past 41 wks you will be followed closely likely with nst, which is like a fancy ultrasound but as you approach 42 wks most ob's will encourage induction of labor. Risks of post term delivery have to do with size and maturity of baby, including stooling in utero and birth injury. ...Read more

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When a woman has postterm delivery, what does it mean?

42 weeks or beyond: It mean that the baby delivers at 42 weeks of pregnancy or beyond (2 weeks or more beyond the mother's due date). ...Read more

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Is measuring a week ahead in the 2nd and 3rd trimester normal? What causes that? Neither me or my fiance are very tall.

Is measuring a week ahead in the 2nd and 3rd trimester normal? What causes that? Neither me or my fiance are very tall.

Normal: This amount of difference in pregnancy measurements is entirely normal. In fact, it doesn't even indicate well the size your baby will be. Even ultrasound scan measurements can easily be off by two weeks on the measurements in later pregnancy. It sounds as if you are perfectly normal. Shorter women often measure a little bigger since they have less room to hide the baby in and thus appear bigger. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to lose weight in the 3rd trimester?

No: Most women don't lose weight consistently in the third trimester. Some women may gain 2-3 pounds one week and the next week be down 1-2 pounds, this can be very normal. Continued weight loss is more concerning. However, women who are overweight or obese before becoming pregnant may be advised by their doctor to not gain as much weight during pregnancy (maybe only 15 pounds). ...Read more

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Is it normal to get piles in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to get piles in the 3rd trimester?

Common: During the third trimester, women have increased urinary frequency due in part from pressure of the uterus/baby on the bladder. While they are trying to get the last minute tasks accomplished, this is "inconvenient" and many deal with this by cutting back on their fluid intake. Frequent urination is much less inconvenient than constipation and hemorrhoidal flares, drink more fluids! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to have cramps in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: There are 3 common causes of cramps in the 3rd trimester. Round ligament pain is pain in the structures supporting the uterus, often in the groin. Braxton-hicks contractions are "practice" contractions, when the uterus tightens or cramps periodically but they aren't regular. Labor can also cause cramping contractions every 3-5 minutes that don't go away with rest and hydration. ...Read more

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41 weeks pregnant period, stomach pains, and my stomach is rock hard. Is this normal?

41 weeks pregnant period, stomach pains, and my stomach is rock hard. Is this normal?

Need evaluation: Pain and abnormalities at the end of pregnancy need to pregnancy need to be evaluated by your doctor to make sure that all is normal. ...Read more

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Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: Vaginal discharge changes in the 3rd trimester. It can get thick and white or thin and watery. White discharge is usually normal, however, if it is clumpy or accompanied by itching, pain, or a fishy odor it may be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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