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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy At 37 Weeks

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Its normal if at 4 weeks and 2 days of pregnancy my gestational sac mesure 0,46 cm?

Its normal if at 4 weeks and 2 days of pregnancy my gestational sac mesure 0,46 cm?

MSD: Mean sac diameter (MSD) is a sonographic measurement of the gestational sac which is usually first seen at around 3 weeks after conception (5 weeks after the last menstrual period), when it measures 2-3 mm. MSD = (length + height + width)/3 Normal MSD (in mm) + 30 = days of pregnancy ...Read more

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When should my midwife check for dilation? 37 weeks and 3 days. But baby is measuring at 38-39 weeks.

When should my midwife check for dilation? 37 weeks and 3 days. But baby is measuring at 38-39 weeks.

Not Unusual: It is not unusal to measure a week or two ahead at your stage of the pregnancy. It is ok to check now if you would like to have the cervix checked for dilatation. Providers , including midwives , do not like to intervene until 39 weeks unless there is a reason too. ...Read more

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I still have a + pregnancy test 3 weeks after my miscarriage, the pregnancy ended at 8 weeks however was discovered at 12 week u/s. Is this normal? Tx

I still have a + pregnancy test 3 weeks after my miscarriage, the pregnancy ended at 8 weeks however was discovered at 12 week u/s. Is this normal? Tx

Yes: First, sorry for your loss. Yes,the pregnancy test may still be positive 3 weeks after a miscarriage. The HCG level has to drop off, and this can take some time. The ultrasound suggests the heart stopped about a month before you had the ultrasound, or that you weren't as for along as you thought. ...Read more

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Three negative home prgnancy tests after unprotected sex. One at 40 days one at 37 days one at 30 days. Still very late period. Why still late period?

Three negative home prgnancy tests after unprotected sex. One at 40 days one at 37 days one at 30 days. Still very late period. Why still late period?

Don't discount: the stress of worrying (it sounds like) that you are pregnant! The hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle, progesterone and estrogen, are constantly in a state of flux and they determine when menstruation starts. Stresses including illness, fatigue, travel, worrying about pregnancy, can all have an affect. Your period should come; 40 days is 12 days late. Pursue reliable contraception, if need ...Read more

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Is bleeding normal at 6 weeks pregnant?

Is bleeding normal at 6 weeks pregnant?

Not really: needs to be checked out. Bleeding is not normal during pregnancy and each episode of bleeding needs full evaluation by obstetrician ...Read more

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At 38weeks 6 days pregnant would cervix be open now if it was closed at 37weeks pregnant ?

At 38weeks 6 days pregnant would cervix be open now if it was closed at 37weeks pregnant ?

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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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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Is bleeding normal at 6 weeks of pregnancy?

Is bleeding normal at 6 weeks of pregnancy?

It's not normal.: This suggests a threatened miscarriage. Call and see your oby right away. Take care!http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/threatened_miscarriage/article_em.Htm. ...Read more

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Is there an average size my belly should be at 12 weeks pregnant? 13 weeks?

Is there an average size my belly should be at 12 weeks pregnant? 13 weeks?

Normal growth: At twelve weeks the top of your uterus should be just above your pubic bone. You will find that even though you don't look very pregnant, by this time your jeans will no longer fit. Your uterus grows about 1 centimeter a week, on average. ...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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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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My US showed empty uterus at 6 weeks after bleeding a week at 5 wks. HCG rose slowly inititally 40%. but HCG rose from 1000 to 1700 at 6 wks. Preg?

My US showed empty uterus at 6 weeks after bleeding a week at 5 wks. HCG rose slowly inititally 40%. but HCG rose from 1000 to 1700 at 6 wks. Preg?

Yes: With an HCG that high you are almost definitely pregnant. The only concern would be that you could possibly have an ectopic or tubal pregnancy. Be sure to follow up with your OB. If you develop severe increase in the pain or severe bleeding, go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Missed miscarriage at 8wks 0d, only discovered at 12wk scan. When should I get a negative pregnancy test? I stopped feeling preg at around 9 weeks.

Missed miscarriage at 8wks 0d, only discovered at 12wk scan. When should I get a negative pregnancy test? I stopped feeling preg at around 9 weeks.

Varies: After you have a D and C for miscarriage or pass the baby naturally one would expect the first menstrual cycle 3-8 weeks after. The menstrual cycle indicates that all of the bhcg hormone is gone and the ovaries have begun working again ...Read more

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Will cervix be open at 37 weeks 5 days if it was closed at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant with 4th child?

Will cervix be open at 37 weeks 5 days if it was closed at 36 weeks 5 days pregnant with 4th child?

Could be: One can not predict exactly when one’s cervix is going to start dilating. We also can not predict when labor will occur. At your next prenatal appointment ask your doctor to do a cervical exam. They will easily be able to assess the current status of your cervix. ...Read more

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At 28 weeks am i 7months pregnant?

At 28 weeks am i 7months pregnant?

Yes: It is confusing, because 28 weeks is not yet 7 calendar months, because most months are more than 4 weeks long. However, doctors do consider 28 weeks as being 7 months pregnant. The "months" are more vague, and "weeks" more exact, so doctors usually count weeks instead of months. ...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 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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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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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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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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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

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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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Severe lower back pain off and on at 37 weeks of pregnancy - how can I get rid of it?

Severe lower back pain off and on at 37 weeks of pregnancy - how can I get rid of it?

Options: You can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm soaks and massage. Some people find the maternity belts helpful. In severe cases, physical therapy can help discuss this with your doctor who may want to check for urinary tract infections and/or kidney stones. ...Read more

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