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Medicine For 36 Weeks Pregnant
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•PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Aclovate cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Aclovate cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Aclovate cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. ...Read more
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
Only if needed: Lidocaine has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. It is widely used for procedures during pregnancy but it does cross the placemta and enter the fetal bloodstream. Lidocaine should only be given during pregnancy when needed. Small amounts are probably ok. Ask your OB doc. ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?
Try the following:
1-BioFreze liniment (OTC) - used 3-4 times/day
2- an athletic sock filled with tennis balls to lower back and abdomen
3-localheat (pad) on Medium 10 min on/10 minutes off. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks + 6 days pregnant. I have loose motions. Can you please suggest a medicine or a home remedy to cure loose motions.
Better...: In view of contamination/food borne infection possibility.......get stool examined, hydrate yourself. ...Read more
DID YOU ASK YOUR OB?: Standard of care to get checked every week to make sure you and the baby are ok because if anything is going on that your doc does not like then you need to be delivered so nothing bad happens to you or your unborn child, esp if you are 48, if you were my pt you would not be allowed to go past your due date because too many bad things can happen and nature does not always work right! ...Read more
Sounds normal: The fundal height measurement of 38 cm at 36 weeks is likely normal. In most women the measurement is plus or minus 2 cm, so 34-38 cm at 36 wks is normal. However the fundal height only measures one dimension of the uterus so it is only a rough estimate of the baby's growth. At your next visit ask your doctor how big he/she thinks your baby is. ...Read more
At full term most babies don't have a lot of room to move. However, if your baby is not moving the way you think it should,
do not second guess yourself. Go in for monitoring and ask your md to explain how to do kick counts. About 10 movements/hour. ...Read more
No worries.: It means that the baby's head has not yet applied well to your pelvis - which is a good thing (head feels like it is ~2 centimeters above your ischial spines, which is the base of your bony pelvis). Keep up with all your prenatal care appointments - and best of luck! ...Read more
Don't rush: Mother nature will take care of your effacement when the baby is ready. You still have another month to go, so be patient. The longer baby stays inside, the better. So many soon-to-be moms are anxious to give birth, but it best to wait until your body puts you into labor in most cases. Let nature take its course and relax and rest in the meantime. Congratulations! ...Read more
Shellfish: Can you eat 4 pounds of crawfish? If you can/did, that amount of shellfish should be discouraged. Moderation should be your guide. ...Read more
Talk to your OB: You should discuss this with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Medical convention: Medical convention is confusing. You due date (40wks) is based on the first day of your last period. (You really didn't get pregnant until about 2 wks later). Term is considered 38-42 weeks. You are not do yet, sorry. ...Read more
Yes: First you need to confirm the gestational age to rule out wrong dates. If the gestational age is correct but the baby weight is less than the gestational age then we call it is intra uterine growth retardation. There are so many causes. If the cause is treatable that is fine. If not then it is a problem. Consult your OB physician. ...Read more
Family practice: The baby won't just fall out. That's good. But the feeling of pressure could mean you are close. Check with your dr. ...Read more
Probably: Those are strong words. Hopefully, any signs of illness will be treated. At 36 weeks, your doctor would probably not delay the delivery any further for any fetal reasons. ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant 30 percent effacement and stationed at -2. Can this tell by when my delivery will happen.
Can not predict: You can not predict delivery based on this information. At 36 weeks this sounds like a fairly normal cervix. ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks and 5 days pregnant... I am having a severe sharp pain in my right side and in my lower back... It hurts when I move what can it be?
Pain back: Could be muscle or ligament pain try to lie on the right side. If continue call your OB/Gyn ...Read more
Depends: In general an afi of 10 is normal but a 9.4 is very close an is not worrisome. Whem an afi is at the borderline it is common to repeat the test in a week. She should stay well hydrated and rested. That help to increase the flow of blood to the baby which in turn make the baby urinate more...Hence more fluid! ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks and 3 days pregnant have been having sharp shooting pains that last a few seconds and its mostly when he moves my dr said that im dialated 1 1/2 cm what does this mean?
You're getting ready: To deliver! You're in the home stretch, that's for sure. I presume your birthing classes have taught you that the cervix will dilate to 10 cm and thin (efface) considerably before delivery. The pain could simply be a pelvic structure that is being compressed when the baby moves. Review your birthing plan and get ready for the ride of a lifetime! Very good wishes! ...Read more
A woman recently was reported in the news to have run a marathon at full term. She was monitored by her obstetrician and delivered shortly after crossing the finish line.
The answer to your question is going to be determined by your individual condition. If you are fit enough, you can do any exercise you want after you check it out with your obstetrician. If you're fatigued or in pain, stop. ...Read more
See your OB: Pain in your right side and back and nausea can be a sign of labor starting, can be a normal part of the last month of pregnancy, or can even be symptoms of appendicitis or galbladder problems. You need to see your OB for evaluation. Hope this helps. Best wishes to you and your baby. ...Read more