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Doctor insights on: Light Contractions At 27 Weeks Of Pregnancy With Twins

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If I am at risk for preterm labor (twin pregnancy, lots of bh contractions, 2 CM cervix, 1 CM dilation, positive ffn), what can I do to lower my risk?

If I am at risk for preterm labor (twin pregnancy, lots of bh contractions, 2 CM cervix, 1 CM dilation, positive ffn), what can I do to lower my risk?

MFM care.: Depending on your gestational age maternal-fetal medicine consultation will help you and the babies achieve the optimal perinatal outcome. Pessary apparently may help prevent twin preterm birth, but pretty much nothing else helps. Please see an mfm to assess chorionicity and possibility of ttts/ops. Steroids and short term tocolysis (magnesium sulfate for 48 hours) help and should be considered! ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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2nd pregnancy, 27 weeks getting a lot of braxton hicks. I am drinking a lot of water. Should i be concerned?

2nd pregnancy, 27 weeks getting a lot of braxton hicks. I am drinking a lot of water. Should i be concerned?

Maybe: If you are having more than 6 contractions (bh or not) in an hour and they do not resolve with hydration, emptying your bladder and rest, you should call your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is sertraline okay to take in pregnancy I'm 27 weeks ?

Is sertraline okay to take in pregnancy I'm 27 weeks
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Sertraline: Contact your OB. From Epocrates, "caution advised during pregnancy, esp. in 3rd trimester; risk of fetal harm low, though risk of neonatal withdrawal sx or serotonin syndrome based on human data; risk of neonatal persistent pulmonary HTN or autism inconclusive" ...Read more

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Once diagnosed w/gestational diabetes at 27 weeks, can you reverse it during pregnancy and reverse how fast the baby is growing to normal rate?

Once diagnosed w/gestational diabetes at 27 weeks, can you reverse it during pregnancy and reverse how fast the baby is growing to normal rate?

Diabetes: The diagnosis of gestational diabetes is difficult (even though it should be easy). It is possible, based on a 3 hour glucose test to test positive on monday and, if repeated, test negative on friday. If you consistently run high glucose levels then you need to modify your diet and sometimes be on medication. Diet can often reverse the high sugars but you need to still check glucose levels. ...Read more

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Can I have an abortion at 27 weeks i just found out a week ago that i was 27 weeks pregnant and I do not wish to continue the pregnancy.Is there anyway a doctor can help me?

Can I have an abortion at 27 weeks i just found out a week ago that i was 27 weeks pregnant and I do not wish to continue the pregnancy.Is there anyway a doctor can help me?

Hello. : Hello. Abortions are not performed at 27 weeks. Please do not attempt to abort your fetus yourself. You could look into options if you don't desire to keep child when he or she is born. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more