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Leaking Amniotic Fluid During Third Trimester Of Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Male fetus ultrasound (35w 4d) which showed an enlarged fetal bladder. Normal amniotic fluid and kidneys. Is this typical in third trimester?
Specific case: This is a very specific case that requires a doctor to evaluate the exact findings of the sonogram to determine if it is normal or not. You will need to seek clarification from your doctor regarding the term “enlarged bladder” to determine if further testing, follow up sonograms or a referral to a perinatologist is indicated. ...Read more
I'm pregnant I'm in my third trimester and I smell this strong smell of ammonia am I leaking amnotic fluid?
In my third trimester just started my seventh month three weeks ago and now I'm leaking a grayish white mucous and I'm wondering what it means?
Get it checked:
An increased discharge in the third trimester may be normal but it can also be a sign of an infection or ruptured membranes. Its best to have it checked out by your OB.
As your pregnancy progresses and the uterus enlarges, blood flow to the mucus membranes of the vagina and cervix increase causing more discharge. ...Read more
No: Actually stimulating the breast by pumping might cause you to start having uterine contractions. ...Read more
My braxton hicks have been. 15min apart at night for 2 days. I was leaking this morning. I don't know if im leaking amniotic fluid. I'm in Third mester?
Is it possible to leak amniotic fluid at 21 weeks of pregnancy? And if so would it be colored? How would I know?
Yes, colorless: You can leak and it is colorless. Easily identified in dr office most of the time. ...Read more
No big deal.: Detecting renal problems by fetal ultrasound is very accurate and efficient because it can prevent serious complications postnatally. Fetal renal pyelectasis or even hydronephrosis is nothing to worry about, provided the amniotic fluid is monitored and remains normal. The neonatology team should be notified at birth to institute appropriate follow-up for the newborn; monthly ultrasounds are needed. ...Read more
If I get oral herpes for the first time during third trimester of pregnancy will this harm my unborn baby?
You are FIRST trimes: If you carry the baby 2-3 weeks after infection begins, your body develops immunity which is passed onto the baby for several months. If the baby comes sooner, your body may not yet be producing antibodies. Then the baby needs to be closely observed because herpes in a newborn is very serious. ...Read more
Time to call OB: Suspicious for presence of an infection. Might be nothing, but should ask your OB. He/she may want to do an exam and microscopic evaluation of discharge to be certain nothing concerning.. ...Read more
Little evidence: There is no scientific reason to suspect this would be harmful but also no evidence proving safety ...Read more
It is safe: Yes it is safe but why not drink fresh milk. It is your choice ...Read more
What if any are the risks of contact w/ weed killer/herbicides during third trimester of pregnancy? Husband sprayed yard & I want to go back out.
Should be OK: As long as you are not in direct contact ...Read more
Is afrin safe to use for severe nasal congestion during third trimester of pregnancy? I am currently 33 weeks and a few days and need sleep! Thank you
If your BP is NML:
Afrin (oxymetazoline) contains a vasoconstrictor, which is to say that it constricts blood vessels. In women predisposed to this, especially in late pregnancy, it may cause a rise in your bp, that could make your doctor suspicious of developing preeclampsia.
In small amounts it should be safe, but I would suggest you try antihistamines (they sometimes help), and avoid the decongestants for the above reason. ...Read more
Is it safe to have sex during your third trimester of pregnancy? I'm 35 weeks and 3 days pregnant
Right side: Have you had any issues or issues with the baby? It is most often ok but Check with your Obgyn first to avoid blood flow issues to the baby. ...Read more
No: Bleeding is not normal in pregnancy unless it is associated with labor. If you are bleeding, you need to see your doc ASAP. If it is more than just pink-tinged discharge or spotting after intercourse, its best to go to the hospital or your provider for an evaluation. This is especially true if you are also cramping. Best wishes! ...Read more
Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.
Anxiety...: I am not an MD, but have had hundreds of patients with similar questions. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not typically good for anxiety incidently. Anyway, Sertraline (Zoloft) is considered relatively safe for pregnant women and has been used where they know the mother to be prone to depression/anxiety. Ask your MD. All the best in your search for answers and good health for you and your child! ...Read more
Call doctor: If you think you are leaking amniotic fluid, call your doctor right away. ...Read more
There should not be:
Any blood in the urine during any trimester of pregnancy is not normal and need to be investigated and treated
it can be due to urinary tract infection, kidney stones, kidney disorder or cancer
it can also be in women who have medical conditions like lupus, sickle cell disease and diabetes. ...Read more
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