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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Strip My Membrance At 37 Weeks

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Can my doctor strip my membranes at 37 weeks if I ask and there is no medical reason to?

Can my doctor strip my membranes at 37 weeks if I ask and there is no medical reason to?

It's best to wait.: Many women feel "done" being pregnant by 37 weeks when they have reached full term. That being said, given the choice between a healthy baby and one with a chance of having serious medical issues, most would agree not to do anything. So most doctors will avoid stripping membranes before 39 weeks due to this potential risk unless there is a medical reason that outweighs the risk. ...Read more

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37 weeks 3 days pregnant, had a membrane sweep 2 days ago, on and off contractions for 3 days, now experiencing low back pain. Could labor be starting?

37 weeks 3 days pregnant, had a membrane sweep 2 days ago, on and off contractions for 3 days, now experiencing low back pain. Could labor be starting?

Wait and see: We can not predict the future but contractions are a good sign. Since you are 37 weeks it is safe to assume labor will start within the next month. ...Read more

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I'm at 33 weeks and my baby is still not head down - is it safe to let the doctors turn the baby at 36 or 37 weeks?

I'm at 33 weeks and my baby is still not head down - is it safe to let the doctors turn the baby at 36 or 37 weeks?

Generally, yes.: A baby that is not head down at 33 weeks is not necessarily a problem, as most babies revert to a cephalic (head-down) position by 37 weeks. If your baby is not head down by 36-37 weeks, your obstetrician should discuss the pros/cons of turning your baby--an external cephalic version. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be in car mechanics garage 36-37 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to be in car mechanics garage 36-37 weeks pregnant?

Depends: It depends on your job description. If you are working in narrow spaces, inhaling fumes... maybe not so much. If you are on a desk doing clerical work, it is ok. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use golden seal to induce labor at 37 weeks or later?

Is it safe to use golden seal to induce labor at 37 weeks or later?

No.: Golden seal does not induce labor. And it is not safe to induce labor at 37 weeks without a medical indication. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have been referred to a colposcopy unit for an urgent appointment. Is it safe to have a colposcopy this late on in pregnancy?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have been referred to a colposcopy unit for an urgent appointment. Is it safe to have a colposcopy this late on in pregnancy?

If you have to: But your OB should have explained why they are referring u as they must be worried you have something really bad or want to r/o something really bad , as normally would wait until after your delivery, u shoudl call your OB so u understand everything and what the possible courses of action are before u have anything done but your OB doc and the colpo doc should explain verything to u. ...Read more