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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.: Most babies will revert to a head down position spontaneously by 37 weeks. Your obstetrician should discuss the pros/cons of turning your baby (external cephalic version) in the 36-37th week. Certain parameters need to be in place before a version is attempted and the success rate is approximately 60-75%. Consider looking into the webster technique practiced by some obstetrical chiropractors. ...Read more

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I had moh's surgery to remove a basil cell carcinoma next to my nose in mid dec. Is it normal that it is itchy and still sore at times after 3 months?

I had moh's surgery to remove a basil cell carcinoma next to my nose in mid dec.  Is it normal that it is itchy and still sore at times after 3 months?

MOHs surgery: Not usually. Mohs surgery is the process used in tumor removal. After the tumor is removed there is a defect in the skin which can be repaired or left to heal by nature. Your symptoms are more likely related to the repair process. More information about what was done with your wound after the cancer was removed is needed before commenting. For example, you may have a buried stitch. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take amoxicillin after 2 weeks of c section Or is it ok to use Neosporin on my little wound that open after c section but not infected ?

Is it ok to take amoxicillin after 2 weeks of c section
Or is it ok to use Neosporin on my little wound that open after c section but not infected ?

Do not self treat: If you feel your c section wound is infected it is very important that you see your doctor urgently to determine if medication is needed. It is important to address wound infections early before they get too bad. Do not treat on your own. Amoxicillin is safe for use but not a great choice for a c section wound infection. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. This is my 3rd pregnancy, can I be induced early? Is their away to start dilating on my own? Is it safe?

37 weeks pregnant with gestational diabetes. This is my 3rd pregnancy, can I be induced early? Is their away to start dilating on my own? Is it safe?

Please discuss with : Ob ! u can be induced at 39 weeks , no earlier, but that is between u and your doc, unless there is something wrong with you or the baby and i rec an us for efw so you can see if this baby's efw is larger than your first 2. ...Read more

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I reopened an incision two weeks ago and the hole is spreading up the incision line. It has a thick, yellow, odorless discharge inside. Is this okay?

I reopened an incision two weeks ago and the hole is spreading up the incision line. It has a thick, yellow, odorless discharge inside. Is this okay?

NO & NO.: It's not okay for an incision to open up a hole that keeps getting larger.. This is called dehiscence. It means that the incision isn't healing properly. Dehiscence is often associated with infection and that's not okay either. Please see your surgeon ASAP!!!!! ...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 have vaginal bacteria and i'm in 37 weeks. Is it posable the bacteria reach my baby if i won't recover? How is it dangerous?

I have vaginal bacteria and i'm in 37 weeks. Is it posable the bacteria reach my baby if i won't recover? How is it dangerous?

Yes: We all have bacteria in the vagina, but alot depends on what particular bacteria is present - some are worse than others. If you have group b strep, your doctor may give you antibiotics during labor to try to prevent the baby picking up the infection during the birth. Chance of baby getting the infection also depends on how long your water is broke, so let doc know immediatley if it breaks. ...Read more

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37 wks.bp at home manually 150/96. It is usually normal although has been into 130s/80s in office past few weeks. Can this wait til morning to call?

37 wks.bp at home manually 150/96. It is usually normal although has been  into 130s/80s in office past few weeks. Can this wait til morning to call?

No: You should call your OB MD or his/her office nurse and advise them of the change in your blood pressure as this may be the beginning of pregnancy induced hypertension also known as pre-eclampsia. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant. My placenta is now clear of my cervix, but is close enough that if i dilate, i'll most likely bleed. Is sex safe?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant. My placenta is now clear of my cervix, but is close enough that if i dilate, i'll most likely bleed. Is sex safe?

37 wk preg: Under the circumstances you describe, it would be wise to avoid sex or other stress on the genital area. Also avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise, and rest as much as you are able. ...Read more

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At 37 weeks pregnant TSH is 5.5 and 3t4 is .77 how does that effect my fetus?

It is probably ok: A slightly elevated TSH indicates mild thyroid failure. Early in pregnancy, even that can affect the fetal development, although changes are probably minimal. At the 37th weeks, the fetus has a fully functioning thyroid, so that slight hypothyroidism in the mother is not expect to cause any effect. ...Read more

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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?

39 weeks is best: Stripping the membranes release chemicals called prostaglandins which can help people go into labor. While 37 weeks is considered to be term, it is best to avoid artificially inducing labor before 39 weeks. Most doctors will want to avoid causing a patient to labor without a medical reason before 39 weeks. ...Read more

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3 wks ago I had a pacemaker change,1 lead to a 2 lead one. My HR is going above 100 and when it does go below it is still in the 90s this is 4 a wknow?

3 wks ago I had a pacemaker change,1 lead to a 2 lead one. My HR is going above 100 and when it does go below it is still in the 90s this is 4 a wknow?

Pacemaker Check: I would recommend getting your pacemaker interrogated. Was the reason it was changed because it wasnt working? Best to see the cardiologist, there are many settings on it that can be changed. ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks pregnant and have used crack cocaine thru out pregnancy. c section is scheduled on 21st of this month. will baby and I system be clean?

Im 37 weeks pregnant and have used crack cocaine thru out pregnancy. c section is scheduled on 21st of this month. will baby and I system be clean?

Absolutely not!: First of all, tell your treating OB MD immediately of the above cocaine use so that the "addicted baby" can be properly treated at delivery. Moreover, your cocaine use is going to change the effectiveness of certain analgesic and anesthesia medications at the C/section which may cause an adverse reaction jeopardizing your health if the Health Care Team is not aware. Get substance abuse help! ...Read more

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Jus had a C-section 3wks ago is it safe to use the body wrap product to shrink my stomach?

Jus had a C-section 3wks ago is it safe to use the body wrap product to shrink my stomach?

These products don't: Work. Loss from sweating in a specific area will return when hydrated. This will not lead to weight loss or to spot loss. ...Read more

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My wife is 37 weeks pregnant and her platlet count is at 100, at what number does she have to get induced, and is vaginal delivery safe or is c section?

My wife is 37 weeks pregnant and her platlet count is at 100, at what number does she have to get induced, and is vaginal delivery safe or is c section?

Low platelets: This is called third trimester gestational thrombocytopenia due to the peak effects of the placental hormones causing fluid retention and subsequent dilutional low platelets.Nothing to worry about do not let her obstetrician give her any steroids trying to raise her platelets since this will predisposes her for eclampsia. She will be fine and do not worry. ...Read more