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Is It Normal To Delivery After 41 Weeks
From the baby side,: Usually no special pediatric care is needed. ...Read more
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
41 weeks pregnant. Cramps and small red spoting when i wipe after I use the bathroom. Is this normal?
41 weeks pregnant. Had a little spotting when i wipe i was told it was normal, a little concerned since spotting has increased. Is this normal?
L;D: At 41 weeks, most doctors would recommend induction of labor to avoid a possible intrauterine fetal demise. While some doctors feel comfortable going to 42 weeks, i think it's reasonable to go to l;d and see if you're dilated and possibly stay at hospital for induction or augmentation of labor. While no across the board consensus on induction at 41 weeks, *most* doctors do induce at this point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it normal? Fetal kicks at 22 weeks pregnant REALLY painful in the bladder? .. I never had this UNTIL the 3rd trimester with the last 2 pregnancies.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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