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Doctor insights on: Post Term Pregnancy

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the best short term pregnancy prevention that I can use that wont affect my hormones.

What is the best short term pregnancy prevention that I can use that wont affect my hormones.

Condom all the time: Using a new condom every time, all the time, and being sure to be out of the woman before the penis shrinks (so the penis won't slip off the condom while the condom is still inside the woman) is a reliable way to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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

I had a colposcopy a few years ago and I was wondering does that have any effect 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have had 5 miscarriage, is there something that I can be tested for to prevent another one? And have a full term pregnancy?

I have had 5 miscarriage, is there something that I can be tested for to prevent another one? And have a full term pregnancy?

Maybe: After this many miscarriages you should be tested for possible problems. See your obstetrician or a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read more

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Pprom loss at 22 weeks on 122014. + hpt on 2615 miscarriage 2 days later. I have 2 older kids what can I do to have a healthy full term pregnancy?

Pprom loss at 22 weeks on 122014. + hpt on 2615 miscarriage 2 days later. I have 2 older kids what can I do to have a healthy full term pregnancy?

Work with OB: You can see an OB-Gyn to assess the problem and guide you on how to manage it. They will also follow any pregnancy you have very closely for risks and possible complications. ...Read more

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What is my percentage of having a full term pregnancy with having Uterus Didelphys?

What is my percentage of having a full term pregnancy with having Uterus Didelphys?

Good: With a uterine didelphys, chances are good. You will be considered high risk because of the risk of preterm labor, but will likely do fine. ...Read more

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When all blood/urine tests are normal what numbers indicate high blood pressure in full term pregnancy. What numbers would necessitate an induction?

When all blood/urine tests are normal what numbers indicate high blood pressure in full term pregnancy.  What numbers would necessitate an induction?

Gestational HTN: Gestational hypertension is typically defined as blood pressures greater than 140/90, with no protein in your urine or lab abnormalities consistent with preeclampsia. If you have this at term, delivery may be warranted. If you don't have high blood pressure before pregnancy and your systolic BP is greater than 160 or your diastolic is greater than 105, you need medication to bring down the reading. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause poor egg quality? I've had 1 full-term pregnancy and 1 missed m/c due to chromosomal abnormalities. Thanks in advance for any insight.

Can pcos cause poor egg quality? I've had 1 full-term pregnancy and 1 missed m/c due to chromosomal abnormalities. Thanks in advance for any insight.

Shouldn't: The quality of the eggs is most directly related to their age — and they are as old as you are. As you age the possibility of genetic anomalies with each pregnancy increases. If you have had a pregnancy with a genetic anomaly, the likelihood of a recurrence is also higher. ...Read more

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Is it possible to carry a full term pregnancy through in vitro even tho my tubes are tied. Past pregnancies were c section?

Is it possible to carry a full term pregnancy through in vitro even tho my tubes are tied. Past pregnancies were c section?

Yes: Of course! As long as your uterus is fine, the tied tubes or c-section history won't affect the pregnancy via the in vitro process. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I'm apx 10 weeks pregnant and have congestive heart failure, buergers disease and a pacemaker. Is it possible to have a full term pregnancy?

I'm apx 10 weeks pregnant and have congestive heart failure, buergers disease and a pacemaker. Is it possible to have a full term pregnancy?

Yes, but high risk: Due to these conditions, yours will be seen as high risk and ALL your Dr(s) — OBGYN, cardios, etc need to work together. QUIT SMOKING if you still do! The rare disease you name is even more rare in females so risks will be unknown but w/ good care and your full compliance it's probably possible — but prepared to have lots of help for perhaps a few years. Good luck! Best wishes. ...Read more