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Doctor insights on: Should I Be Concerned That I Am Only 30cm At 34 Weeks

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Should I be concerned that I am only 30cm at 34 weeks?

Should I be concerned that I am only 30cm at 34 weeks?

Yes: Concerned, but not worried. Some moms seem to consistently carry their babies in a way that makes them measure "size less than dates", so everything can be perfectly fine. However, such a measurement usually prompts a sonogram to confirm that there has been adequate fetal growth and that there is a normal fluid level. ...Read more

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Baby is 11 weeks and can only eat 3 ounces at a time ... He was born at 34 weeks. Should i be concerned?

Baby is 11 weeks and can only eat 3 ounces at a time ... He was born at 34 weeks.  Should i be concerned?

See below: As long as the child's provider feels that the growth is normal, then no concerns. Some infants will take smaller more frequent feedings. ...Read more

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Im 34 weeks pregnant.My bp today was 120/85. My booking bp was 120/80. Should i be concerned?

Im 34 weeks pregnant.My bp today was 120/85. My booking bp was 120/80. Should i be concerned?

Not yet: However most pregnancies cause a drop in B/P as the pregnancy progresses. In your case it is unchanged and I am sure your OB MD is watching your pregnancy carefully for signs of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension.(Preeclampsia) ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant and have not gained any weight in 2 weeks but yet my fundus measured more is that normall or should I be concerned?

34 weeks pregnant and have not gained any weight in 2 weeks but yet my fundus measured more is that normall or should I be concerned?

No worry: Pregnant women gain weight and fundal height different. One two week block without weight gain (despite fundal height gain) is not a worry. If it becomes a more consistent issue, talk to your obgyn. Good luck and congrats in advance! ...Read more

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Bleeding after sex at 34 weeks, is it normal? Hasn't happened at any other stage in pregnancy and sex was normal. Should I be concerned?

Bleeding after sex at 34 weeks, is it normal? Hasn't happened at any other stage in pregnancy and sex was normal. Should I be concerned?

Bleeding after sex: During pregnancy, the lining of the canal leading to the womb (cervical canal: endocervical) can expand, covering the external cervix in the vagina. Sexual activity can irritate these cells and cause minor bleeding. This alone is not harmful to the pregnancy, but if bleeding continues and clots are seen, immediately see your healthcare professional for advice. ...Read more

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I am 34 weeks pregnant and ate a turkey sandwich. Should i be concerned about listeria?

I am 34 weeks pregnant and ate a turkey sandwich. Should i be concerned about listeria?

Listeria: The incidence of listeriosis in pregnancy is 12 per 100, 000. Thus it is a rare disease. Listeria is found commonly in nature. So it can be hard to avoid being exposed to it. I ate luncheon meats when pregnant w/o problems but if you want to be really prudent: wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from hot dogs packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. >. ...Read more

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Im 34 weeks and everytime i pee i get a sharp pain in the bottom of my stomach what could be wrong? and should i be concerned?

Im 34 weeks and everytime i pee i get a sharp pain in the bottom of my stomach what could be wrong? and should i be concerned?

UTI?: Pain with urination is often caused by an infection in the bladder. These types of infections can cause pre-term labor so its a good idea to have it checked out. If you have an infection, you will need a short course of antibiotics. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Ate a pasteurized cheese spread that I didn't know also had SPAM in it. I'm 34 weeks pregnant and now I'm concerned about the risk of listeria.

Ate a pasteurized cheese spread that I didn't know also had SPAM in it. I'm 34 weeks pregnant and now I'm concerned about the risk of listeria.

Probably fine: If it is a spread that was heated or warmed, it would be unlikely that you contracted Listeria. Watch for symptoms of headaches, excess fatigue or headaches. Call your doctor in the morning and let them know your concerns. ...Read more

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Is it common to be nauseous while having contractions @ 34 weeks or should I be concerned? 1st pregnancy, stopped procardia (nifedipine) 2 days ago for ptl

Is it common to be nauseous while having contractions @ 34 weeks or should I be concerned? 1st pregnancy, stopped procardia (nifedipine) 2 days ago for ptl

Call your OBGYN NOW: Should not be nauseated necessarily and why did they stop it before 36-37 weeks unless u were having problems or it was not working ? If u are nauseated need to make sure your BP is not going up or that u do not have any other problems and if u don't anti- nausea meds can be given to u like zofran (ondansetron) - safe and it works so call your OB now and any further issues should be directed 1st to your OB ! ...Read more

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Have pregnancy induced hypertension. 34 weeks pregnant, have had migraine since saturday and lots of pressure. 3-4 bh an hour. Should i be concerned?

Have pregnancy induced hypertension.  34 weeks pregnant, have had migraine since saturday and lots of pressure. 3-4 bh an hour. Should i be concerned?

Talk to your GYN: Your headache may not be due to migrane, but rather due to preeclampsia which is very common among pregnant women with high bp. Please, see or talk to your gyn as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks pregnant with BP 80/47 pulse 137 & extremely fatigued and light headed. Should i be concerned? I don't want to go to dr or hosp today w kids.

I'm 34 weeks pregnant with BP 80/47 pulse 137 & extremely fatigued and light headed. Should i be concerned? I don't want to go to dr or hosp today w kids.

EMERGENCY: I am sorry to tell you, but I am very uncomfortable thinking that you are just at home with such dangerous vital signs this far along in your pregnancy. At the very least please page your OB immediately. ...Read more

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What else can I try to help the swelling go down? I am 34 weeks pregnant. For a month m feet have been swollen. The swelling hasn't gone down at all. I have talked to the doctors at the naval hospital and they don't seem concerned int he least bit so labo

What else can I try to help the swelling go down? I am 34 weeks pregnant. For a month m feet have been swollen. The swelling hasn't gone down at all. I have talked to the doctors at the naval hospital and they don't seem concerned int he least bit so labo

Continue : Continue to elevate your feet and rest. If you develop headaches, right upper quadrant abdominal pain, changes in vision or elevated blood pressure, you need immediate evaluation on the obstetrics floor where you plan to deliver. Continue your weekly OB appointments and seek care sooner if your symptoms change. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about the tightening feeling in my belly early in the 3rd trimester?

Should I be concerned about the tightening feeling in my belly early in the 3rd trimester?

Tightening: Could be because of the growth of the baby. If it is like contractions it is normal to have mild contractions which is not painful in pregnancy. But if you're getting painful contractions you have to be seen by a gynecologist immediately. ...Read more

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Just started 3rd trimester, and sex causes some cramping in abdomen making it uncomfortable and a bit painful. Should i also be concerned for the baby?

Just started 3rd trimester, and sex causes some cramping in abdomen making it uncomfortable and a bit painful. Should i also be concerned for the baby?

No: The baby is fine. The impact to your cervix is causing your uterus to contract. That causes the sensation of cramping you feel. This is normal, and the contractions are not strong enough to cause labor or have any impact on the baby. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the baby normally lie at 34 weeks?

Can you tell me how the baby normally lie at 34 weeks?

Head down: head down ( vertex) is the most common position at 34 weeks ...Read more