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I've been pregnant 3 times the first time I went into labor early at 20 weeks and the baby boy past away right after. the second time they called it a?

I've been pregnant 3 times the first time I went into labor early at 20 weeks and the baby boy past away right after. the second time they called it a?

Not clear history: Sorry about your loss. If all 3 pregnancy were spontaneously aborted at 20 weeks or earlier, it's a high risk of chromosomal abnormalities of the fetuses. The infants < 20 weeks are not viable and unfortunately chances of next pregnancy to be premature is higher. Check with Fetal-Maternal Medicine and Genetics Docs prior to plan your next pregnancy. You probably need further evaluation. Best! ...Read more

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I've had most of the signs of preterm labor, could i be going into preterm labor?

I've had most of the signs of preterm labor, could i be going into preterm labor?

Need Exam: The only way to check or rule out preterm labor is with monitoring & exam. See your OB for evaluation and ffn testing. This will help screen you for risks of cervical softening or change. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the health risks going into preterm labor at 33 weeks. I will be having a baby boy and am high risk for preterm labor.

What are the health risks going into preterm labor at 33 weeks. I will be having a baby boy and am high risk for preterm labor.

NICU stay: Under 36 weeks there is >50% chance a boy premi would end up with respiratory distress & need to spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit.This would involve oxygen & fluids pumped through iv's or tubes into the belly button.It might mean a mechanical ventilator to assist breathing. Eventual outcome > 33 wks is pretty good with good care but stay is usually > 10 days & complications do occur. ...Read more

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My First child was a preterm baby ( 37 weeks ) what's the chances of having my second child a preterm baby as well ?

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My First child was a preterm baby ( 37 weeks ) what's the chances of having my second child a preterm baby as well ?

37 weeks = term: if completed 37 weeks pregnancy, that's full term, as for the chances of having a preterm baby in your next pregnancy is extremely variable, once pregnant, have good prenatal care that's the main advice and main prophylaxis against abnormal pregnancy, good luck ...Read more

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Will taking 1 hit of meth at 18 weeks pregnant show up in babies meconium at birth in 22 weeks? never used again? she will be tested, along with baby.

Will taking 1 hit of meth at 18 weeks pregnant show up in babies meconium at birth in 22 weeks? never used again? she will be tested, along with baby.

Meconium: Think.. where will it all go , or `accumulate? But In Meconium which begins to form, I believe around 12 th or 16th wk. Drugs can be detected in Meconium by second trimester. If you stay clean and your UDS continues to be negative, they may not test Meconium. But are you asking this question for yourself or for your Baby, that little helpless, precious being expecting all protection from Mama. ...Read more

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What is the usual time a woman will go into labor before her due date?

What is the usual time a woman will go into labor before her due date?

The week before...: The week before the due date, many women go into labor. The due date is an estimated date of delivery, but babies are very often born a few days before or a few days after their due dates (it is not very predictable exactly when the mom will go into labor). ...Read more

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Fetus stopped developing at 6 weeks. I'm now at 12 weeks. What are the chances it will still pass naturally?

Fetus stopped developing at 6 weeks. I'm now at 12 weeks. What are the chances it will still pass naturally?

Slim to none: If it hasn't happened in 6 weeks thus far then it is very unlikely to happen. A D & C to empty the uterus is in the offing if the HCG titers aren't rising and the ultrasound is negative to prevent infection and restart your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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She conceived after 7 years of marriage. Any extra steps she should take to make sure the development of baby at early stage goes safely?

She conceived after 7 years of marriage. Any extra steps she should take to make sure the development of baby at early stage goes safely?

Rest, Vitamins: Take Prenatal vitamin with Folic acid everyday. Folic acid has been shown to help prevent birth defects. Get plenty of rest. Eat a healthy, well balanced diet. Go for a walk everyday. Do not drink alcoholic beverages or consume anything containing alcohol. Do not smoke cigarettes. BE HAPPY! ...Read more

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27 yr daughter 27 week preg. In hospital pre term labor. Slightly dialated, cervix started to elongate. What are the odds labor can be stopped?

27 yr daughter 27 week preg.  In hospital pre term labor.  Slightly dialated, cervix started to elongate.  What are the odds labor can be stopped?

You really need to: Discuss this with her doctors as they know her specific situation and the meds she is on and if she is having any problems with the meds cannot give any odds withiut knowing a lot more and once the labor is stopped , have to keep it stopped until at least 36 weeks if possible and hopefully a perinatologist is being consulted and involved in her care. ...Read more

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Started with 3.1 cervical length at 21wks to 2.6 at 21.5 wks and 2.9 at 22.3 wks with progesterone n rest. Is this bad? Is there a chance at fullterm?

Started with 3.1 cervical length at 21wks to 2.6 at 21.5 wks and 2.9 at 22.3 wks with progesterone n rest. Is this bad? Is there a chance at fullterm?

Not bad: This is not bad at all and there is a good chance for a full term pregnancy. It sounds like your doctor is on top of the situation and the progesterone has definitely been shown to help. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more

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My friend used meth 1 time at 18 weeks pregnant, very small amount, will it show in babies meconium at birth, if she delivers at full term. in 22 week?

My friend used meth 1 time at 18 weeks pregnant, very small amount, will it show in babies meconium at birth, if she delivers at full term. in 22 week?

Meconium starts : forming between 12-16 weeks. The Chicago-based lab we used when I worked for the NV State Health Division claimed that their assay could detect illicit drugs in meconium used 6 months prior to delivery. A temporary decrease in oxygen from a "hit" of meth may cause permanent damage in some areas of the fetal brain. Encourage her to 'fess up, for her baby's sake & to get addiction counseling. ...Read more

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What are the signs of labor at 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant?

What are the signs of labor at 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant?

YOUR OB: Or midwife should have fully given u instructions about this or you should have learned all this at the prenatal classes, please call your OB if u think u are having contractions or are not sure what is going on because at 38 wks and 4 days would send u to he labor room for a labor check and i was your OB i would want u to call m with any issues about this before u ask here, please call your o. ...Read more

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What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.

What are the risks of the mother if the Uterus tries to push out the baby at 5th month of pregnancy giving the mother unbearable mini labor pain.

Minimal : The risk to the mother is minimal most of the time. The risk to the fetus is significant at that gestational age. Prematurity and it's side effects is very serious. ...Read more

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What are my chances of going into labor on my own? Early, or even preterm?

What are my chances of going into labor on my own? Early, or even preterm?

Many factors: Many factors determine whether or not a woman will go into preterm labor and will have a preterm delivery. A good predictor is to determine the length of the cervix by ultrasound. If by 24 weeks the length is not less than 30 mm, the likelihood of a preterm delivery is very low. The most important preventive measure you can take is, attend prenatal care visits on a regular basis. ...Read more

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25 weeks pregnant with second child and nesting could this be the sign of early labor?

This early on I do: Not think that your nesting behaviors are necessarily heralding premature labor. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 12 weeks. Baby looked healthy. What are the chances of miscarriage after this?

Ultrasound at 12 weeks. Baby looked healthy. What are the chances of miscarriage after this?

Unlikely: Most miscarriages occur in the 1st trimester. As long as there are no other risk factors unlikely. All the best. ...Read more