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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy 37 Weeks Labor

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Exhausted 35 weeks pregnant possible early labor?

Exhausted 35 weeks pregnant possible early labor?

Exhaustion: is pretty common at this point in pregnancy and is not usually an indicator that you will go into early labor. Take care. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant & on prometrium (micronized progesterone) due to vaginal bleeding at 4 weeks. Heartbeat at 6 weeks, another ultrasound scheduled next week. Miscarriage risk?

8 weeks pregnant & on prometrium (micronized progesterone) due to vaginal bleeding at 4 weeks. Heartbeat at 6 weeks, another ultrasound scheduled next week. Miscarriage risk?

Slightly above norm: Bleeding during pregnancy does put you at slightly increased risk. Know, however, that 25% of women experience 1st trimester bleeding and the majority of those go on to have successful term pregnancies. Only time will tell. Best wishes and good luck with this pregnancy. ...Read more

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33 wks pregnant irregular painless contractions,positive ffn test, 1 CM dilated, baby well into pelvis, 6th pregnancy,will i give birth early?

33 wks pregnant irregular painless contractions,positive ffn test, 1 CM dilated, baby well into pelvis, 6th pregnancy,will i give birth early?

Hard to say: The fetal fibrobectin test is much more predictive of the real condition, or the truth, when the test is negative, than when it is positive. A single positive ffn test result is not highly predictive of preterm labor and delivery, and since you are probably not in active labor from irregular contractions, it's hard to answer your question with confidence. See your OB regularly as directed ...Read more

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37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!

37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!

First or subsequent?: The onset of "true" labor is difficult to predict, however, sounds like you are very close. If you've had a vaginal birth before, it's likely to go faster the next time. If this is your first, then it could take an extra day or even week! Stay calm and let your contractions do their job. Your cervix will dilate, and/or your membranes will rupture! ...Read more

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Care in after 10 weeks pregnancy?

Care in after 10 weeks pregnancy?

Antenatal care: Firstly, congratulations! you must make appointment with obgyn doctor so they can start caring for you thru and after delivery. Stay healthy. ...Read more

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Positive ffn test at 33 wks pregnant,irregular painless contractions,baby engaged,pelvic pressure,told im in early labour.. Will i Deliver early ??




Positive ffn test at 33 wks pregnant,irregular painless contractions,baby engaged,pelvic pressure,told im in early labour.. Will i Deliver early ??

Likely: It is likely that you will deliver early since your ffn test was positive and the baby appears to be getting ready by all signs. The baby should do fine at any point now...Good Luck ...Read more

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Could a HPT go positive 3-4 wks after conception till 9 months delivery?

Could a HPT go positive 3-4 wks after conception till 9 months delivery?

Depends on test: Most sensitive test is for beta chain of human chorionic gonadotropin which can be detected at about 4-5 days after implantation of fertilized ovum in uterine wall. ...Read more

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Will round ligament pain felt at 37 weeks of pregnancy induce labor?

Will round ligament pain felt at 37 weeks of pregnancy induce labor?

No.: Round ligament pain tyically occurs in the first half of the pregnancy and has nothing to do with braxton-hicks contractions that prepare the mother/uterus/fetus for the labor to come. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?

Probably a new preg: But, rarely, there is a hormone-producing tumor left from the pregnancy. See your ob/gyn; you may need a 24 hour hormone assay to dfferentiate it from a a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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7 weeks after surgical abortion pregnancy test is positive why?

7 weeks after surgical abortion pregnancy test is positive why?

Couple of reasons: 1)depending on the hormone levels, it may take a while for the levels to drop to 0. 2)there may be retained tissue. 3)this could be a separate pregnancy. 4)there are some medical conditions (molar pregnancy) that can cause persistently elevated hormone levels. 5)the surgeon may not have completed the abortion (still an ongoing pregnancy). Follow up with the surgeon who performed the procedure. ...Read more

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Beta hCG level still going up, but not doubled after 7 days. 12/24/12-2500, 12/26/11-3100 6 weeks 1 day gest, 01/02/13-4500. Non-viable pregnancy?

Beta hCG level still going up, but not doubled after 7 days. 12/24/12-2500, 12/26/11-3100 6 weeks 1 day gest, 01/02/13-4500. Non-viable pregnancy?

Probably: This type of pattern can be consistent with a non-viable pregnancy, but you should see your OB clinician in order to make a diagnosis and to make sure you do not have an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Pelvic pressuere at 23 weeks pregnant with history of preterm labor at 31 weeks?

Pelvic pressuere at 23 weeks pregnant with history of preterm labor at 31 weeks?

Pelvic pressure: The pelvic pressure from the developing pregnancy may be normal, but with your premature labor history, you MUST inform your OB MD. ...Read more

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6 weeks post op csection & exclusively breastfeeding 1st baby. Last lochia bleed at 4 wks. Now Bleeding bright redx5 days. Period or complication?

6 weeks post op csection & exclusively breastfeeding 1st baby. Last lochia bleed at 4 wks. Now Bleeding bright redx5 days. Period or complication?

Normal Period: It is most likely that this is your normal menstrual bleeding. Many women who are exclusively breastfeeding do continue to have their normal periods.Congratulations onyour new addition! ...Read more

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C section 9 weeks ago.. began intercourse aft. six week pp check up.. cycle 2 weeks late.. negative pregnancy test..recheck or cycle just wacky?

Possibly normal: You did not mention if you are breast feeding or not. Cycles can be strange for up to 6 months after delivery and breastfeeding can have a major effect on your cycles. ...Read more

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Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy. Labor?

Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy.  Labor?

Braxton hicks: Most likely they are practice contractions. I used to get them every time i stood up from a sitting position. Baby starts to move lower and reposition for labor which puts pain on your back. Good luck and congrats! ...Read more

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I have an anterior placenta. 37 weeks pregnant. Pretty textbook pregnancy. Question is really about my placenta placement: will this affect labor?

I have an anterior placenta. 37 weeks pregnant. Pretty textbook pregnancy. Question is really about my placenta placement: will this affect labor?

No: An anterior placenta is simply located on the front part of the uterus. As long as it is not covering the cervix (opening of the uterus) in any way, your labor will not be affected. ...Read more

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Will round ligament pain felt at 37 weeks of pregnancy induce labor?

No.: Round ligament pain tyically occurs in the first half of the pregnancy and has nothing to do with braxton-hicks contractions that prepare the mother/uterus/fetus for the labor to come. ...Read more

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I dilated fully with no contractions at 37 weeks.The only sign of labor was my water broke. Should I be concerned with my cervix with next pregnancy?

I dilated fully with no contractions at 37 weeks.The only sign of labor was my water broke. Should I be concerned with my cervix with next pregnancy?

Maybe: If this were a 2nd event or more, then the cervix is certainly a concern. If not, there are other reasons such as your inability to perceive the labor contractions or an overlying undiagnosed concomitant medical condition that increases uterine irritability. ...Read more

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What are my chances of delivering early with my 3rd pregnancy. I am 37 weeks. --my 1st was 3 days late, 2nd was induced 1 week early.

What are my chances of delivering early with my 3rd pregnancy. I am 37 weeks. --my 1st was 3 days late, 2nd was induced 1 week early.

What did your OB say: Depends on if you are having a lot of contractions and if your cx is ripe which your OB can tell u, obviously u can be induced again at 39 weeks the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Are progesterone injections recommended for all women who delivered before 37 weeks (with no known cause)? Why is ptl likely for subsequent pregnancies?

Are progesterone injections recommended for all women who delivered before 37 weeks (with no known cause)? Why is ptl likely for subsequent pregnancies?

Yes and history: The Progesterone injection series is indicated for all women who have had a preterm delivery (before 37 weeks gestation). The strongest predictor of a preterm delivery, is having a history of a preterm delivery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe general malaise n nausea at 37 weeks pregnancy?

Is it normal to have severe general malaise n nausea at 37 weeks pregnancy?

No: Please discuss with your OB to r/o problems and if it persists if you were my pt would induce u at 39 wks. ...Read more

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Iam 27 yrs old female and 37 weeks of pregnancy. My ESR range is 95 mm. What is the risk and treatment.

Iam 27 yrs old female and 37 weeks of pregnancy.  My ESR range is 95 mm. What is the risk and treatment.

ESR: This non-specific indicator of inflammation was studied in pregnant women. For women without anemia the reference range of ESR rose from 18-48 mm/h in the first half of pregnancy to 30-70 mm/h in the second half of pregnancy. For anemic women the reference ranges were 21-62 mm/h and 40-95 mm/h, respectively. This is consistent with your values, but does not exclude other causes. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to start dilating around 37 weeks? This is my 3rd pregnancy, i just found out I have gestational diabetes around 33weeks.

Is there anyway to start dilating around 37 weeks? This is my 3rd pregnancy, i just found out I have gestational diabetes around 33weeks.

Sure : Many people go into labor early. Dilation at 37 weeks on a third pregnancy would not be abnormal at all or cause for concern. Simply ask your doctor to check your cervix. ...Read more

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I developed hellp syndrome at 37 weeks. Will my next pregnancy be considered "high risk" because of my increased risk of developing it again?

I developed hellp syndrome at 37 weeks. Will my next pregnancy be considered "high risk" because of my increased risk of developing it again?

Yes: In pregnacies where women develop hellp syndrome, they are at increase risk to develop again in future pregnancies. You should seek care early. ...Read more

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What is the cause for weight loss at end of pregnancy, i'm 37 weeks pregnant, mgtt done 2 months back was normal.

What is the cause for weight loss at end of pregnancy, i'm 37 weeks pregnant, mgtt done 2 months back was normal.

Caloric intake: If you are losing weight then you are burning off more calories than you are taking in. Ask your doctor if this is a concern. Depending on your starting body weight this may or may not be an issue. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old 37 weeks pregnant with my first child at the beginning of my pregnancy i had lots of sex now it's about once a week. Can it induce me?

Probably not: The idea that sex can induce labor seems sensible, but there has been some research on the subject and there is no evidence that it really can. That said, there are certain problems during pregnancy where abstinence from intercourse is advised. Check with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have been referred to a colposcopy unit for an urgent appointment. Is it safe to have a colposcopy this late on in pregnancy?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have been referred to a colposcopy unit for an urgent appointment. Is it safe to have a colposcopy this late on in pregnancy?

If you have to: But your OB should have explained why they are referring u as they must be worried you have something really bad or want to r/o something really bad , as normally would wait until after your delivery, u shoudl call your OB so u understand everything and what the possible courses of action are before u have anything done but your OB doc and the colpo doc should explain verything to u. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant, tested positive for HSV 1 igg. Is there is any special consideration during pregnancy?

37 weeks pregnant, tested positive for HSV  1 igg. Is there is any special consideration during pregnancy?

Herpes Simplex: Nope. Not in any way. 75% of your fellow adults also test positive for this common herpes virus. Most who have this infection got it during their childhood. ...Read more