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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

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

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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


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Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Normal: Mucus discharge in pregnancy is very inconsistent. Sometimes there is a lot and sometimes there isn't. Both are normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Term pregnancy: 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

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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

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

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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.

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.

Call OB: You are not being paranoid. But, it sounds like you do not understand what to do in this type of situation. Please contact or page your OB and give them your situation and vital signs. They will tell you what they want you to do next. ...Read more

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What medicine you can take if you have teeth pains in 38 weeks of pregnancy?

What medicine you can take if you have teeth pains in 38 weeks of pregnancy?

Most: Fetus has formed- ready for delivery no effect on on child -deliver and see your dentist soon. ...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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Swelling during pregnancy after 38 weeks?

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

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Hi I am 38 weeks pregnant. Can I get induced?

Hi I am 38 weeks pregnant. Can I get induced?

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

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How to better pass the time 38 weeks pregnant?

How to better pass the time 38 weeks pregnant?

Somethings: That you enjoy, relieve stress and are not physically taxing. I enjoyed knitting and cross stitch at those times. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant so when did I get pregnant?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant so when did I get pregnant?

Calculator: Use a free online reverse due date calculator. Type in your due date and it will show you your conception date. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant but measuring 40 is that alarming?

38 weeks pregnant but measuring 40 is that alarming?

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

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Is it normal o have diarhea at 38 weeks of pregnancy? Thank you

Is it normal o have diarhea at 38 weeks of pregnancy? Thank you

Sometimes: Some women do have some bowel issues like diarrhea especially if having off and on contractions. Stay well hydrated and antidiarrheals like immodium and koapectate are safe and I use them in my patients. ...Read more

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I was wondering are strong back pains normal at 38 weeks pregnant?

Backaches: Unfortunately backaches are normal. This is where you ask the father of the baby to massage your back. Soaking in the tub will also help. Use lots of bubbles! ...Read more

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Would cervix be open now at 38 weeks 6 days pregnant with 4th baby?

Would cervix be open now at 38 weeks 6 days pregnant with 4th baby?

Could be: One can not predict when the cervix will open in any individual pregnancy. Your doctor will need to check your cervix during the physical exam to determine the current status. ...Read more

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I am 25 and have 6 kids now im pregnant with (twins will I make to 38 weeks?

I am 25 and have 6 kids now im pregnant with (twins will I make to 38 weeks?

What's your history?: It's true that twin pregnancies have a higher risk of preterm labor than singles but that does not mean that most deliver preterm. The best predictor of preterm labor is if someone had preterm labor on a previous pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant she doesn't move near as much as she did befor is it normal?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant she doesn't move near as much as she did befor is it normal?

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

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My baby's position and presentation is roa ceph is this good or bad? I am 38 weeks pregnant.

My baby's position and presentation is roa ceph is this good or bad? I am 38 weeks pregnant.

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

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I'm 38 weeks and one day pregnant I woke up this morning with diaherra and greeney colour discharge?

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

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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

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

Any time: Your BP is affected by many things including diet, activity, stress, pain. Limit salt intake, caffeine and get plenty of sleep. Your BP will vary normally during the day depending on all of the above. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've gained 38 pounds and am 38 weeks pregnant and am under 18. How much weight will I lose once delivery is over from alumanatic fluid etc?

Varies: You can expect to lose the weight of the baby plus one or two pounds from the placenta and amniotic fluid. You will urinate off some of the retained water present in your feet and sof tissue. The rest will depend on your diet and activity level. ...Read more

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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'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?

Diet: Pregnancy does not really have any specific direct effects on bowel movement frequency or scent. That is more related to your dietary intake, consider seeing gastroenterologist if the problem persists after delivery ...Read more

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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?

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

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How does meth stay in your system while pregnant 38 weeks?

How does meth stay in your system while pregnant 38 weeks?

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

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What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

What are labor signs at 38 weeks pregnant?

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

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I am a pregnant 38 weeks but I have tsitomegalovirus. My baby is okey.?

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