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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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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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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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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?

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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