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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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If I had a previous post term pregnancy, should I schedule a c-section for my current pregnancy?

If I had a previous post term pregnancy, should I schedule a c-section for my current pregnancy?

????: Was your 1st pregnancy a vaginal delivery, because if it was your doc would not schedule a csection unless you have a specific issue that would prevent or make a trial of labor and vag delivery contraindicated, you can be scheduled to be induced as the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks according to a large recent study, if u had a previous c-sec then u can schedule a repeat.

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What is the definition or description of: Post term pregnancy?

What is the definition or description of: Post term pregnancy?

After 38 weeks: A pregnancy after 37 completed weeks (37 and 6/7) is considered term (37 and 7/7 or 38 and 0/7 weeks). This is not to be confused with a post-DATES pregnancy, which, technically, is after 41 completed (41 and 6/7) weeks. However, based on risk factors, a pregnancy may be considered post-dated @ 41 (40 completed) weeks.

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What are the safest interventions for risk for post-term pregnancy?

Avoid it!: Delivery within 3 days of your due date is the best advice to avoid the risks of postdates pregnancy.

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What are the ob interventions for post-term pregnancy?

What are the ob interventions for post-term pregnancy?

Eventually Delivery: Testing the baby to assure everything is ok up until the deliver. If not delivered an induction will be done. Either using a ripening gel, Foley bulb or pitocin (oxytocin).

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If I had a previous post term pregnancy, should I schedule a c-section for my current pregnancy?

????: Was your 1st pregnancy a vaginal delivery, because if it was your doc would not schedule a csection unless you have a specific issue that would prevent or make a trial of labor and vag delivery contraindicated, you can be scheduled to be induced as the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks according to a large recent study, if u had a previous c-sec then u can schedule a repeat.

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How long is term pregnancy?

How long is term pregnancy?

When is baby coming?: Traditionally obs consider a due date to be 40 weeks after the last normal menstrual period (lmp) and a term pregnancy to be 38 to 42 weeks. However, conception occurs approximately two weeks after the lmp. Also many people stick to talking about nine months being the length of pregnancy. Confused? You are not alone. Med students often scratch their heads. Ask your OB at each visit how many weeks.

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Can you have a full term pregnancy if you have the iud?

Can you have a full term pregnancy if you have the iud?

Iud: Are you asking if it is possible to get pregnant with an IUD then yes you can. If you are asking if you can carry a pregnancy to full term while having the IUD in place then the answer is also - yes it is possible but once you find out you are pregnant you need to have it removed as it may cause issues with the pregnancy as you progress.

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What is the meaning of borderline term pregnancy, sfd, iugr with hypothermia, will these affect the child in future?

What is the meaning of borderline term pregnancy, sfd, iugr with hypothermia, will these affect the child in future?

Small children: Sfd means small for gestational age. Iugr means intrauterine growth failure hypothermia means low temperature. There is an increased risk for developmental problems with this combination, but most children will function in the average range.

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I was told that my amniotic fluids where low and I'm a full term pregnancy should I be worried? I am also not dilating what should I do.

I was told that my amniotic fluids where low and I'm a full term pregnancy should I be worried? I am also not dilating what should I do.

Maybe: It depends on the number. If your fluid is low enough, your OB will probably consider an induction. If it's borderline and the rest of the testing is ok, you can go a little while longer. While it's preferable for you to start dilating on your own, there are several reliable ripening agents that can help. Talk to your OB and voice your concerns. Keep monitoring your baby's movements.

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I've had on to term pregnancy. After that I have no. Prob getting pg It's getting the baby to second tri. What could this mean?

I've had on to term pregnancy. After that I have no. Prob getting pg It's getting the baby to second tri. What could this mean?

Avoid miscarriage: If I understand your question you have had one or more miscarriages in early pregnancy? Many factors can cause this. Chromosomal abnormalities are a common cause of miscarriage though I think you mentioned that you already had one healthy child? Also, tobacco, alcohol and drug use as well as excessive weight can increase chance of miscarriage. The older you are the more the risk of miscarriage.

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I'm Rh negative and I've had 2 miscarriages what are my odds of having a full term pregnancy?

I'm Rh negative and I've had 2 miscarriages what are my odds of having a full term pregnancy?

Did you get the shot: After your miscarriages? If so your chances are pretty good of having a normal pregnancy from the rh standpoint.

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3 CM dialated, 50% defaced and full term pregnancy. How can labor be safely induced at home?

3 CM dialated, 50% defaced and full term pregnancy. How can labor be safely induced at home?

Intercourse: Hi! Three centimeters is great! The best way to safely induce or encourage maybe is a better word labor at home is intercourse. The semen contains prostaglandins in small amounts. Prostaglandins are what providers use to induce labor in some cases. Put your baby-daddy to work! If your water breaks though, then stop and call your provider. Good luck! Dr brown.

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Can I carry a full term pregnancy with fibroid?

Can I carry a full term pregnancy with fibroid?

Often: Usually, but variable. Discuss with your ob/gyn.

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I had a colposcopy a few years ago and I was wondering does that have any affect on getting pregnant or having a full term pregnancy?

I had a colposcopy a few years ago and I was wondering does that have any affect on getting pregnant or having a full term pregnancy?

None: A colposcopy is a procedure that is performed after an abnormal pap test and is simply done to look at the cervix more closely in an attempt to spot abnormal cervical cells. Colposcopy by itself should have no impact on your fertility.

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Is it possible to carry full term pregnancy if your tubes are tied?

Is it possible to carry full term pregnancy if your tubes are tied?

Confusing question: If you became pregnant in spite of having your tubes tied, as happens with ivf fertility treatments, you can carry a baby to full term. With tubes tied, you don't have a natural pregnancy.The sperm cannot get to the egg. If one re- attached, and a fertilized egg made it to the uterus, it could carry to term. Tubal pregnancies will not survive and end up in emergency surgery.