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Is it possible to miscarry in the 3rd trimester?

Is it possible to miscarry in the 3rd trimester?

No: Sort of, but it wouldn't be called a miscarriage. If a fetus were to die in third trimester it would be an intrauterine fetal demise. If it were to deliver alive it would be preterm labor. Miscarriage technically refers to delivery of a fetus prior to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more


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What happens if you've miscarried in the 2nd or 3rd trimester, what was the reasoning?

What happens if you've miscarried in the 2nd or 3rd trimester, what was the reasoning?

Many causes: Infections, fetal anomalies (chromosomal ), weak cervical structure, trauma, drugs are common causes behind miscarriages in 2nd trimester. It may be due to chromosomal issues. See you OB-GYN to get further information. Regards Dr M ...Read more

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Im almost in my third trimester & the last 2 times ive peed ive peed what looks like clots of blood. Is it early labor? Or miscarrage?

Im almost in my third trimester & the last 2 times ive peed ive peed  what looks like clots of blood. Is it early labor? Or miscarrage?

See doc: Bleeding is abnormal in pregnancy. You should see your doctor to ensure that the placenta is normally placed and the cervix is of appropriate lenght and without funnelling. You can also have urinary tract infection that leads to small amount of blood in your urine see doc! Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Can Lifting heavy things while pregnant hurt the baby in third trimester ? Will it cause early labor or miscarriage/still birth?

Can Lifting heavy things while pregnant hurt the baby in third trimester ? Will it cause early labor or miscarriage/still birth?

Generally safe : In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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How is my baby developing in the 3rd trimester?

How is my baby developing in the 3rd trimester?

Growing and maturing: While the organ systems and body first form in the beginning of pregnancy, they continue to mature and grow until birth. Muscles are getting stronger, the brain continues to develop, and the baby is practicing breating and swallowing. One good site to track development is american baby magazine website. Lennart nilsson's book "a child is born" is an excellent reference you can buy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to fly in the 3rd trimester?

Is it ok to fly in the 3rd trimester?

Usually: I allow a pregnant woman to fly until 36 weeks. However if she is having any pregnancy complications such as high blood pressure or premature labor or the baby isn't growing well i strongly recommend against flying. If a woman flies late pregnancy wear support hose or move legs frequently to prevent leg swelling and risk of blood clots. ...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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What does it mean in ur 3rd trimester with lower backpains?

What does it mean in ur 3rd trimester with lower backpains?

Lightening: As you near the end of pregnancy, the fetus and uterus begin to drop into the pelvis. That frequently results in back, hip, pelvic, and vaginal pain and pressure. ...Read more

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Is it too late to have an amniocentesis in the 3rd trimester?

Is it too late to have an amniocentesis in the 3rd trimester?

No: It is easier to do amnio in the third trimester when amniotic fluid is abundant. Uses of third trimester amnio include testing fetal maturity (surfactant, other levels) to time delivery when there are complications (e.g., maternal pre-eclampsia). Use for genetic testing may allow preparation for a severe disorder (e.g., fetal trisomy 18) without options for pregnancy termination. ...Read more