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Medicine For 38 Weeks Pregnant
Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...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
Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?
At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her.
She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more
Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?
Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more
Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days. My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.
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
Yes: Swelling is common, as the fetus takes up so much room that vascular and other body parts are being moved and squeezed, so it is common to have a back up of fluid, especially in the extremities. At 38 weeks you should be seen by your OB for anything however. You are close! Congratulations and good luck! ...Read more
Talk to your OB.: Typically induced labor is reserved for situations where it is deemed medically necessary. Going into labor naturally is generally safer and less painful. The medications used to induce labor have risks associated with their use, and your baby may not be positioned properly. The risk of any medical intervention has to be outweighed by the potential benefit. Discuss with OB, and make a birth plan. ...Read more
Not really: I usually tell patients that I'm not concerned if the are +/- 2 weeks when I measure them. Perhaps your baby is a little bigger than average or you have generous amniotic fluid. ...Read more
Possibly/possibly no: A reassurance of normal fetal health is 10 movements in 1 hour during 24 hour period. If you're not having that many, then go to labor and deliver to be put on the monitors we always take a mom's perception that her baby is not moving normally very seriously. Baby could just be sleeping, but it's best if you get evaluated. ...Read more
Call your OB MD: Call your treating OB MD and follow his/her advice rather than this forum. ...Read more
No worries: The most common way for a fetus to present at 38 weeks is with the back of the head closest to the cervix and turned slightly to the mother's left. This is termed left occiput anterior, or loa. Although loa is the most common presentation, roa, or right occiput anterior, is not uncommon and is not associated with any increased complications. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks and one day pregnant I woke up this morning with diaherra and greeney colour discharge?
See obstetrician: You need to be tested to be sure your membranes have not ruptured, in which case decisions about delivery and monitoring need to be made. Please go see them soon and have a great baby. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant and baby not yet engaged. What can I do to help him engage? Will scrubbing floor help?
Nothing: Pregnancies are still controlled by "Mother Nature" and when she is ready engagement will occur or not. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant, my BP is 140/80 today. Dr told to check BP daily. What is the ideal time to check the bp? Pls advice
I am 38 weeks pregnant today and iam contracting but they're not that strong and quite not 5 minutes apart yet what should I do?
Call labor ward: You can tell the nurse more and they can help you decide. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant and the past couple of weeks I can't stop pooing. I will go at least 3 times a day. And it really stinks. Is this normal?
I am 38 weeks pregnant and my baby moves 24/7 literally. I can't function during the day nor the night. Is there a possible illness why she so activ?
No: Activity by your baby is completely normal.... As you know, if your baby wasn't moving, that would be worrisome and something that would make you want to go to the hospital right away. Some babies move more than others, this happens with multiples, and with women across different pregnancies. Just be thankful that your baby is so full of life! Only a few more weeks! ...Read more
Meth: Meth will only stay in your system for a couple days but it will stay in the baby's cord blood and meconium (poop) till birth actually most drugs taken after about 12 weeks gestation will show up in the baby ...Read more
Early contractions: You will probably feel the baby "drop" which means it is getting lower in the pelvis, in preparation for childbirth. You probably will have intermittent contractions, known as Braxton-Hicks contractions, again in preparation for childbirth. As the time draws nearer to delivery the contractions will become stronger and more frequent. ...Read more
Cytomegalovirus: This common dna herpes virus can create fetal damage if you had active infection early in your pregnancy. If you only have antibodies for CMV these may be reflective of disease at an indeterminate prior date. You should discuss this with your obstetrician, or rephrase the question with more specific info. How do you know you have cmv? Is this recent infection? ...Read more