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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

Dr. Guy VanDell
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Preterm Labor (Definition)

Preterm labor =regular uterine contractions before 37 weeks of pregnancy with accompanying cervical changes ...Read more


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Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read more

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Is delivery at 33 weeks considered preterm?

Is delivery at 33 weeks considered preterm?

Yes.: Any delivery before 37 weeks is considered preterm and has significant short and long term consequences. A 33 week delivery is not desirable, but is much better than a 28-32 week delivery, meaning most infant should survive intact. ...Read more

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How possible is preterm labor with very frequent braxton hicks at 30 weeks?

How possible is preterm labor with very frequent braxton hicks at 30 weeks?

Timing is everything: If the frequency of Braxton Hicks contractions with a timed shortened interval, then that is actual labor when it gets down to 5 to 7 minutes whereupon you cannot walk, talk, laugh or breathe ...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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31 weeks and 3cm dilate and 76% effaced is labor close?

31 weeks and 3cm dilate and 76% effaced  is labor close?

Depends: First pregnancy? Size of previous? Length of labor? What has been the progression? And accuracy of your dates. A number of important variables but effacing and dilating are always toward the end! ...Read more

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34 weeks & signs of pre term labor @ 31 weeks. Last week was 3.5cm dilated 25% effaced. Got steroids at 31 weeks. Belly is rock hard. Concern?

Preterm labor: IF you are 34 weeks and already dilated to 3.5 cm then you are at very high risk for preterm labor. It sounds like your doctor is aware of this since you already got steroids for fetal lung maturity. If you are uncertain as to your plan of care please contact the doctor taking care of you for clarification and instructions on dealing with preterm labor. ...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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35 weeks pregnant. 1cm dilated 30% effaced. Can sneezing cause further dilation? Scared of delivering preterm. :(

35 weeks pregnant. 1cm dilated 30% effaced. Can sneezing cause further dilation? Scared of delivering preterm. :(

No: 1 cm. dilated and 30% effaced is perfectly normal at 35 wk. gestation and sneezing will not cause dilatation or labor. Fortunately for those with seasonal allergies, sneezing is not a cause for preterm births. :) Your concern tells me how lucky this baby is to have you for a mom. Hope this helps and best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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Stitching after labor and delivery ?

Stitching after labor and delivery 
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Sutures: Sutures might be needed if there was a significant tear during delivery or if you had an episiotomy. If this doesn't address your question then please re-ask with a clear question. Take Care. ...Read more

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Im 20 weeks preg.W/my last baby had preterm labor from 28 weeks on that began w/ pelvic pressure.I am again feeling a lot.Am i in preterm labor again?

Im 20 weeks preg.W/my last baby had preterm labor from 28 weeks on that began w/ pelvic pressure.I am again feeling a lot.Am i in preterm labor again?

Possibly: Having had an early, preterm delivery (ptd) w/ your last pregnancy, you are @ increased risk of having another ptd. Sometimes pressure is what heralds pt labor. You should alert your ob. Also, i would be following the length of your cervix; offering you Progesterone injections since 16wks; doing a test called fetal fibronectin beginning at 22wks. ...Read more

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Have IC.21 weeks cervix 23mm,funneling 22mm.no bulging sac.placed emergent cerclage successfully.strict bedrest. % chance of carrying at least 28wks?

Have IC.21 weeks cervix 23mm,funneling 22mm.no bulging sac.placed emergent cerclage successfully.strict bedrest. % chance of carrying at least 28wks?

Likely very good: You should have a very good chance of reaching 28 weeks and longer. The current literature would support your management, with a cerclage placed for your history of an incompetent cervix. However, current literature would take exception to the "strict bed-rest" as that will increase the risk for complications such as a DVT while not decreasing the risk for premature or preterm delivery. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

39 weeks pregnant increased fetal movement sign of labor?

No: Increased Fetal Movement is not a common complaint. It is not a sign of labor. If you just ate a huge carbohydrate meal then maybe you have some increased movement. In pregnancy, I usually follow one rule. If you find something is not usual and normal for you go to Labor and Delivery and get the baby checked with a Non Stress Test. This is the only safe thing to do. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant, 1 1/2 CM dilated, lower abdominal pressure for 2 days, some contractions(not regular), lost mucus plug. Preterm labor?Normal?

34 weeks pregnant, 1 1/2 CM dilated, lower abdominal pressure for 2 days, some contractions(not regular), lost mucus plug. Preterm labor?Normal?

Preterm labor: Any blood stained mucus or discharge? If it is than it is called show. Irregular contraction can be braxton hicks or uterine irirritability. ...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?

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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I delivered my twins at 31 weeks due to spontaneous preterm labor. If i get pregnant again (with a singleton), how likely am i to deliver preterm?

I delivered my twins at 31 weeks due to spontaneous preterm labor. If i get pregnant again (with a singleton), how likely am i to deliver preterm?

Depends on first one: It is not a certainty that you will deliver preterm again. It depends on why you went into preterm labor with the first pregnancy. It is important to discuss this with your obgyn prior to your next pregnancy since you may be able to take measures to prevent what happened last time. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant 2 CM dilated 80 effaced with pre-term labor scare at 30 weeks, am I more likely to go into labor in days or weeks?

35 weeks pregnant 2 CM dilated 80 effaced with pre-term labor scare at 30 weeks, am I more likely to go into labor in days or weeks?

Unpredictable: If you've had vaginal births in the past or preterm births in the past, then the likelihood of early delivery is greater, but I have also had patients get up to 4cm and just stay that way for weeks, delivering ultimately at term. It is somewhat unpredictable, but with your cervix as it is, you should be closely followed by your OB. No steroids needed at this point. NICU care if born early. ...Read more

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34/35 wks preg dd 7/29-8/3 extreme back/vaginal/lower abdominal pain contractions last couple wks discharge & feeling of leaking on self preterm labor?

34/35 wks preg dd 7/29-8/3 extreme back/vaginal/lower abdominal pain contractions last couple wks discharge & feeling of leaking on self preterm labor?

Go to L&D: The symptoms you describe warrant an exam by your doctor or a doctor covering for Labor & Delivery. You need to rule out preterm rupture of membranes, as well as preterm labor. Go now. ...Read more

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Dr. John Holden
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Early Onset Of Labor (Definition)

Early onset of labor is a clinical finding in which the birth process begins before the ...Read more