Top
40
Doctor insights on: Light Contractions At 27 Weeks Of Pregnancy With Twins

Share
1

1
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. Ronald Krauser
4 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Just completed 27 weeks of pregnancy. For last 1 week having swollen feet. Is there anyth to worry? FYI- in last pregnancy lost my baby due to preterm

Just completed 27 weeks of pregnancy. For last 1 week having swollen feet. Is there anyth to worry? FYI- in last pregnancy lost my baby due to preterm

Check you BP: Please check your Blood pressure if that is fine then try to eat diet with low salt and also when you sleep in the night try to put some pillows underneath your legs. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
Hi! I'm 27 weeks prego. I take sertraline 75mg for my panicattack. My doc told me its safe during pregnancy is that true?

Hi! I'm 27 weeks prego. I take sertraline 75mg for my panicattack. My doc told me its safe during pregnancy is that true?

SSRI's in pregnancy: It is always best to limit serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) in pregnancy, since the final word on effects in pregnancy is not yet established. There are other medications which may reduce the frequency of "panic attacks" or the severity of the attacks. Ask your ob provider to recommend alternative meds for this. ...Read more

7

7
Is sertraline okay to take in pregnancy I'm 27 weeks?

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

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

10

10
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

12

12
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

13

13
Headache in pregnancy 27 weeks?

Headache in pregnancy 27 weeks?

Have your blood pres: Have your blood pressure checked. If elevated and a headache can be a sign of this, call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

14

14
How long after my stomach drop does my baby usually come its twins and I'm almost 27 weeks!

How long after my stomach drop does my baby usually come its twins and I'm almost 27 weeks!

Not poss to predict: Over the internet. YOu need to ask your OB Dr, what your status is. Twins can commonly come early, and sometimes doctors suggest you go to strict bedrest to try and keep the babies inside for as long as possible. There is a big difference between twins born at 27 weeks vs 30 weeks vs 32 wks vs 34 wks. Every week more is better for them. ...Read more

17

17
Is electrolysis on my face safe during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Is electrolysis on my face safe during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Recommend avoiding: It is recommended that it be avoided during pregnancy because there haven't been studies done to evaluate how safe it is during pregnancy. ...Read more

20

20
3rd pregnancy, 27 weeks along and I look and feel as tho the baby's has dropped. Is this possible. Should I be worried?

3rd pregnancy, 27 weeks along and I look and feel as tho the baby's has dropped. Is this possible. Should I be worried?

Normal: Angie,
The sensation of the baby dropping is not unusual for a 2nd pregnancy. However, if you note any abdominal tightening/cramping, change in discharge, bleeding/spotting or leakage, please get immediate attention. The main concern would be for preterm labor, but this is unlikely if your first pregnancy progressed to term without problems.
Hope that helps,
Dr. S. ...Read more

21

21
What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: Maintaining an appropriate weight during pregnancy is very important. Find your target weight in this link: http://www. Babycenter. Com/pregnancy-weight-gain-estimator. During pregnancy, you really don't need to eat for two. Only about 200-300 extra calories are needed during the last months of pregnancy. Women should eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grain ...Read more

22

22
When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

It starts at: 26 2/3 weeks gestation, that is what we go by, and ends at 40 week gesatational age. ...Read more

23

23
When is 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks please)?

When is 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks please)?

28 weeks: Term pregnancy is considered 40 weeks, obviously not divisble evenly by 3. So most consider 28 weeks the start of the third trimester. ...Read more

24

24
I am 27 weeks pregnant and I've gained a total of nine pounds during my whole pregnancy. Is this bad?

I am 27 weeks pregnant and I've gained a total of nine pounds during my whole pregnancy. Is this bad?

It depends: Recommended weight gain during pregnancy depends on your pre-pregnant weight, more specifically bmi, a measure of weight and body type. If, for instance, your pre-pregnancy bmi is in the normal range, then the recommended weight gain at 27 weeks would be about 15 lbs, but if your bmi is in the very overweight range then a total weight gain for the entire pregnancy might be only 5-10 lbs. ...Read more

25

25
I've snorted a little herion off and on my entire pregnancy. I am now 27 weeks and have stopped. I am not experiencing withdrawals but is my baby?

I've snorted a little herion off and on my entire pregnancy. I am now 27 weeks and have stopped. I am not experiencing withdrawals but is my baby?

You are admirable: I genuinely admire your courage and honesty. We all make mistakes and I am very proud of your asking for help and guidance for your baby. Great step forward! Your ob/gyn is a great resource to answer this, and will not (hopefully) be judgmental. You also want your doctor to know so they can take great care of you and your baby. Please never hesitate to ask for help. Better days ahead! ...Read more

27

27
Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

NO!: Do not use afrin or any other nasal decongestant (claritin-d, allegra-d) throughout pregnancy, as it can cause unsafe spikes in your blood pressure, stroke, placental abruption, or even fetal loss! Plain oral antihistamines (not -d), nasal saline spray may be used instead, as may nasal steroids with medical supervision. ...Read more

28

28
What tests during 3rd trimester pregnancy will tell if I am deficient in any nutrients?

What tests during 3rd trimester pregnancy will tell if I am deficient in any nutrients?

Unfortunately: Although such tests have been described, they have not been broadly developed because of the resistance against vitamin therapy or prevention. For example, a test called red cell transketolase would show whether you have deficiency of vitamin B1 but I do not know of a laboratory that does this test ...Read more

29

29
Is it normal to get darker skin in butt crack in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to get darker skin in butt crack in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Many areas of the skin darken in pregnancy nipples, pubic area face etc. These usually lighten after delivery. If you are concerned show ob, for possible referral to dermatologist. ...Read more

30

30
Sleeping on ur back or right side increase chances of still birth in pregnancy is this true? I slept on my back I'm in 3rd trimester I'm so scared

Sleeping on ur back or right side increase chances of still birth in pregnancy is this true? I slept on my back I'm in 3rd trimester I'm so scared

Sleeping position: Sleeping position has no effect or relationship to to increased incidence of still birth. So please relax, but you can also your obstitrician during your next checkup. Good luck. ...Read more

31

31
At 27 weeks pregnancy I had a blood test for rhesus c. They found cold antibodies. They say this can do no harm to my baby, but what does it mean for me?

At 27 weeks pregnancy I had a blood test for rhesus c. They found cold antibodies. They say this can do no harm to my baby, but what does it mean for me?

Basically nothing: It may perhaps be a bit trickier finding the best donor blood should you need a transfusion, but there's enough c-negative blood available. Consider autologous donation should you be planning surgery -- always a good idea in any case. Congratulations on your upcoming delivery, and best wishes. ...Read more

32

32
Is there any side effect for taking fortacortine ampole in the 3rd trimester pregnancy?

Is there any side effect for taking fortacortine ampole in the 3rd trimester pregnancy?

Yes.: This is dexamethasone, a corticosteroid which could be dangerous to a developing fetus, as well as the mother.
Don't take it. ...Read more

33

33
Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

How much did u gain?: How much weight did you gain during the pregnancy? A four pound weight loss has to be taken in context of your entire weight gain to give an accurate answer. ...Read more

34

34
What to do if I didn't have morning sickness my entire pregnancy, now I'm nearing my 3rd trimester and sick almost everyday?

What to do if I didn't have morning sickness my entire pregnancy, now I'm nearing my 3rd trimester and sick almost everyday?

Try reflux med: Sometimes nausea and vomiting in third trimester is from reflux (heartburn). Try avoiding spicy foods, sleep propped up or try TUMS (calcium carbonate). Digestion also slows and sometimes causes nausea. If you are unable to keep fluids down, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

35

35
Pregnancy 3rd trimester completes on 9 june I have increased blood flow in placenta on ultrasound what does it indicate? Is it fine or not?

Pregnancy 3rd trimester completes on 9 june I have increased blood flow in placenta on ultrasound what does it indicate? Is it fine or not?

Should be fine: Excellent blood flow to the placenta generally means your baby is being well nourished. Unless this is accompanied by other issues it is doubtful that this has negative connotations, but the best person to discuss this with would be the obstetrician who did or ordered the ultrasound. Have a great baby. ...Read more

36

36
Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

See below...: The most likely explanation for pain that you describe is related to reflux disease or problems relate to your gallbladder. Both of these are extremely common during pregnancy and easy to evaluate - call your doctor! ...Read more

38

38
What are some good exercises to do during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What are some good exercises to do during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Depends: As long as you are having no problems (previa, preeclampsia, etc.) walking is excellent. Also light weights, low impact aerobics, some yoga and pilates. ...Read more

39

39
Can a wisdom teeth be removed in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Can a wisdom teeth be removed in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: A problematic wisdom tooth can be removed during the third trimester of pregnancy after consultation and approval from your obstetrician. Your OB will provide information regarding what type of anesthesia can be utilized for the procedure and what type of medication (s) can be prescribed. Some wisdom teeth problems can be managed conservatively and surgery delayed until after delivery. ...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