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Medicine For 40 Weeks Pregnant
Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? Had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014
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
I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I know I have a yeast infection. Which over-the-counter medicine would be the best method, 1day treatment, 3 day treatment, or 7 day treatment especially since I could deliver any day now? Are generic yeast medications okay as we
Rec: one day: They are all similarly effective and generic is fine. Since you're so close to delivery I recommend a one day treatment. Congrats in advance on your baby! ...Read more
If u have pains at: 40 weeks please call your OB now, if you were my pt would send you to l&d to be evaluated, and none of my pts want to go past 40 weeks so I would rec to induce you as the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks. ...Read more
Rest: Keep yourself well rested and hydrated to help fight the infection. Make sure you wash your hands well to help prevent spread. ...Read more
OB consultation: Induction is u- to your oB- certainly call and discuss your pain and concerns. ...Read more
Intercourse: Some obstetric providers will recommend intercourse as a natural method of softening your cervix and getting you ready for labor. I would also encourage regular activity, such as walking, in order to help get you into labor. I would also continue to see your provider to get cervical exams, possible membrane stripping ...Read more
Not really.: Many things have been tried, particularly castor oil and evening primrose oil, but I have never been persuaded that any of them actually make a difference. You will certainly go into labor at some point, but you need to discuss with your doctor when the risks of waiting outweigh the risks of a medical induction. ...Read more
Most providers may opt to induce at 41 weeks.
However, if patient desires, induction can be delayed till 42 weeks while closely monitoring fetus.
Induction carries the risk of failure, increases your risk of cesarean section. If you want to maximize your chances of vaginal delivery, you can choose to wait :)
Best of luck! ...Read more
How come when you determine a pregnancy you add two weeks from lmp? Why 40 weeks, when you are actually 38?
What dates would intercourse had to take place to get pregnant if my 40 weeks pregnacy started aug 3rd 2014, DD May 10th 2015?
About 2 weeks after: About 2 weeks after the official start of a pregnancy is when conception happened. Intercourse would have been the day of conception, or often the one or two days before conception. In real life, this should not matter, as most women are trying to start a family with sex with only their husbands. So, if the official start date is Aug. 3, then the conception was Aug. 17, PLUS or MINUS one week. ...Read more
I am 40 weeks 8 days pregnant. Due to be induced in two days. Want to go naturally, any suggestions? Have tried spicy food and long walks. Nothing work
Universal mystery: Since the advent of time itself, mankind (&womankind alike) have wanted a way to initiate labor "naturally". Your induction will use a drug called Pitocin (oxytocin). However, labor contractions have been known to occur with orgasm which is harmless to the baby but enjoyable for all and who knows actual labor may result. (smile) ...Read more
First preg., 40 weeks 2 days preg. Is it true first time moms usually go past their due date? Also, being this far along-possible I got pregnant 6/2013?
Depends: It depends on what your level is. Your ob-gyn can give you a guideline accordingly. ...Read more
Possibly: Some doctors will wait until the 41st or 42nd week to induce. Ask yours. ...Read more
Nothing good: Poss infection, call OB now.Get a more detailed answer ›
Two patients: Ob providers often need to consider the risk and benefit of two patients--the expectant mom and the baby. If the pregnant woman is getting very sick quickly, then she might need to be delivered before the baby reaches term (hopefully after getting steroids if appropriate). If the condition of both mom and baby is stable and the pregnancy is preterm, the OB may discuss 'expectant management'. ...Read more
40 weeks 5 days pregnant, feeling extremely sleepy low energy just want to lay down all day. Is this normal?
Can happen: Rest, stay cool. Eat small but frequent, make sure baby is active, and keep all your prenatal visit appts ...Read more
32 weeks 3 days pregnant. I'm tiny and I was wondering do most tiny girls have their babies sooner at 40 weeks?
Pregnancy: It depends, you are now 8 months pregnant. You might have your baby soon. Good luck! ...Read more
40 weeks and 4 days pregnant and only 50 percent effaced and 1 CM dilated how much longer do u think labor will happen?
Pregnancy: That is one of the great questions of our time. All I know is babies never stay in they always come out. Not to be flippant, but your baby will come when it is ready or when your doctor decides you meet the criteria for induction. Good luck! ...Read more
40 weeks pregnant and I wiped and there was blood. Is this the bloody show? I did had an external exam today so I'm confuse
Likely from: The exam and possible it is from where the OB may have checked the cervix. If it is a good deal of blood call you OB right away. Otherwise not unusual if she/he did an exam. ...Read more
Should I work blackfriday this year I will be 35 weeks pregnant and have had my last 2 children before 40 weeks because of stress?
?: I would probably not if the job is strenuous ...Read more
I'm 40 weeks pregnant today. I was a small 1 and 30% effaced as of Tuesday. I just went to wipe and it was pink/reddish discharge. Is this normal?
Yes: Bloody show at this point is normal. ...Read more