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Likelihood Of Going Into Labor At 38 Weeks First Child
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
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
My First child was a preterm baby ( 37 weeks ) what's the chances of having my second child a preterm baby as well ?
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
Fetus stopped developing at 6 weeks. I'm now at 12 weeks. What are the chances it will still pass naturally?
What are the effects of giving birth at 34 weeks pregnant? I think i'm showing signs of going into labor soon so i'd like to know what'd happen.
Hmmm: For you nothing more than if you delivered at term. The baby of course would be affected the greatest. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I was on Depakote ER 750 mg until 4 weeks pregnant. What are my chances of the baby having a birth defect? Because my cycle usually lasts an average of 33 to 34 days, will this affect the possibility of the medicine affecting the fetus? Will looking at my
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
Im a first time mom, can bouncing on a yoga ball at 38.5 weeks pregnant help bring on labor if baby hasn't dropped much?
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
Bleeding first trimester with cramping. Baby heartbeat seems to be normal. Last pregnancy ended in stillbirth at 20 weeks 1 day, placenta fell apart. What can I do to minimize risk? 2.7 cm tear this time last pregnancy it increased from 4.4 - 8.6cm
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
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
Unlikely: Most miscarriages occur in the 1st trimester. As long as there are no other risk factors unlikely. All the best. ...Read more
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