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Signs Of Labor At 38 Weeks Pregnant
YOUR OB: Or midwife should have fully given u instructions about this or you should have learned all this at the prenatal classes, please call your OB if u think u are having contractions or are not sure what is going on because at 38 wks and 4 days would send u to he labor room for a labor check and I was your OB I would want u to call m with any issues about this before u ask here, please call your o. ...Read more
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
Early contractions: You will probably feel the baby "drop" which means it is getting lower in the pelvis, in preparation for childbirth. You probably will have intermittent contractions, known as Braxton-Hicks contractions, again in preparation for childbirth. As the time draws nearer to delivery the contractions will become stronger and more frequent. ...Read more
Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?
Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more
I am 38 weeks pregnant as of nov. 23 2012. This is my 3rd son, I had all of the other two at 28 and 31 weeks. What are signs that labor is near?
Possibly: These could be braxton-hicks contractions, a tightening of the uterine muscles for one to two minutes and are thought to be an aid to the body in its preparation for birth. At 38 weeks the duration of pregnancy itself may be an indication that labor could be soon. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant 5cm dilated feeling nausiated and haven't eaten or drank much all day. Is this a sign I could be going to labor soon?
I am 38 weeks pregnant and I've been having consistent lower back pain but more than 5 minutes apart is that an early sign of labor? What should I do?
Call Your OB: You should have instructions given you by your OB on when and how to get in contact with them. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks 4 daus pregnant with constant cramping nausea and severe back pain? Is this a sign of labor?
Get checked: At this stage of pregnancy these symptoms could be sign of labor or a worrisome problem like fetal distress due to any reason like dehydration or cord around baby's neck or early separation of placenta. It is best to see your OB doc and get checked to make sure baby is okay. ...Read more
Could be...: If the back cramps become regular and progressively stronger, these symptoms would be compatible with labor. Start timing, lay back and relax in between. If the pain is continuous and not intermittent like early labor, then you need more urgent evaluation as this would not be normal at this point and could point to a problem. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant and my stomach gets really hard but I don't feel cramping is it a sign of labor?
38 weeks pregnant for 3 hours now my stomach is so crampy all over its not really tighting but hurts alot as well as my back. Sign of labor?
Call OBGYN: Call your OB/GYN or to labor and delivery nurses or go to the hospital yoi plan to deliver ...Read more
I've been having a milky white discharge on my liner when I check my pants before toilet, I'm 38 weeks pregnant, is this a sign of labour?
38 weeks pregnant and no signs of labour. Cervix completely closed and baby still not engaged. Does this increase my chances of c section?
No: Lots can happen in two weeks! This does not increase your chance! ...Read more
Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more
Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?
At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her.
She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more
Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days. My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.
I am 38 weeks pregnant with my first child and was checked today I'm 2cm 50% effaced. How long does it normally take after this point for labor?
Labor, onset: It is difficult to pinpoint a time labor will ensue. In the United States most places will deliver you between 41 and 42 weeks if your pregnancy is progressing well and labor has not started. If you are 38 weeks you are definitely close to delivery. Hang in there. See you doctor regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Pregnant: Very likely yes. CongratsGet a more detailed answer ›
I am 38 weeks pregnant baby is already engaged but is position roa ceph. Will this cause labor to delay?
Hello, I am 38 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Last Thursday my OB said I was 3 cm dilated and 83% effaced. When will labor start?
Good question: labor is marked by regular contractions that occur every 5-10 mins on a regular basis with dilation of the cervix. Your cervix is favorable and once your contractions pick up the intensity and frequency, you can consider yourself to be in labor. Patience is key. It may take a day or a week but the importance is to let your body do it on its own. ...Read more
Nothing proven to wo: Work, but your doctor can induce you anytime after 39 weeks gestation depending on your specific situation ...Read more
I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have had clear jelly like discharge twice today and more frequent bm's. Could I be going into labor?
Maybe: Though you will start having contractions to call it labor. At 38 weeks, you can go into natural labor at any time, so you should have your bag packed to go to the hospital at any time. The discharge is probably a physiologic discharge. ...Read more
I am 38 weeks pregnant and dialated to 1 1/2 CM, . I have been feeling jolts of sharp pain in my pelvic area for two days is this the start of labor?
Probably: These are probably some type of labor pains. You're just starting, so these may likely pass before too long. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant 5cm dilated feeling nausiated, I can barely eat or drink is that a sighn ill be going into labor soon?
I am 38 weeks pregnant with my 3rd. I am 4 CM dilated, more than 50% effaced and have been losing my mucus plug. Is labor anywhere in sight?
I am 38 weeks pregnant 3cm dilated and 100% effaced. I have lost my plug. How soon could I go into labor or I could I stay like this for weeks?
Soon: As described, you should be delivering soon at 100% effaced and 3 cm dilated, but rarely, these things can be delayed. Stay patient and keep up with your GYN, best wishes. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant and the doctor at labor and delivery prescribed hydrocodon 5-500 to me because of pain... Is that safe? Need another opinion
Category C: It is a category c drug animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. While this may sound bad, most of the meds in pregnancy fall in this category. Hydrocodone is generally considered safe. ...Read more
I will be 38 weeks pregnant tomorrow. I think I am 4 CM dilated. But I am nauesous, and very uncomfortable right now. Does that mean I am in labor.
Could be: I would touch base with your pmd or obgyn ...Read more
I am 38 weeks pregnant and I have had clear jelly like discharge twice today and more frequent bm's. Could I be going into labor? A lot of back pain is coming too?
Maybe: It sounds like there is more pressure on your cervix this morning. It doesn't mean you will go into labor. You need to rest and drink a lot of water. If you are dehydrated, you will have contractions that can hurt, but they don't do anything. You want to do whatever makes them go away, otherwise you won't feel good. Real labor will not go away with hydration, so you can't stop it. ...Read more
Spotting during pregnancy for a week? I am 38 weeks 2 days pregnant. I have been lightly spotting since for the past week now and my lower back has been hurting a lot more than usual and my stomach has been getting harder than usual. Is this labor? I know
Any: Any vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is abnormal and should be evaluated by your ob/gyne or midwife immediately. You should call them right away since it could be something serious such as a placental abruption which can put you and your baby at risk. Being sent home from the l&d might be frustrating, but would be a good thing in the end since that would mean that you and the baby are healthy and fine. ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant and im 1cm dilated experiencing alot of cramps how long do you think before I go into labor?
Onset labor: When the pains come how long do they last? How far in between the pains? If you continue to have pains that are 40sec long and are occurring at regular intervals you should go to labor and delivery to be monitored. ...Read more
About 38 weeks pregnant and leaking a small amount of mucus out of my private area is this normal there's no blood could I be close to labor?
Mucus plug: It sounds like you are passing some cervical mucus. It serves to protect the baby, and can be passed intermittently during pregnancy. It doesn't help to predict when labor will occur. At 38 weeks - you are probably close to labor - most women will labor spontanteously during the 39th week. Hang in there. ...Read more
38 weeks pregnant have been having real contractions but not good enough for the doctors will castor oil help with the dilating an full blown labor?
I'm 38 weeks pregnant, will a exercise ball help me go into labor? What are the chances of a membrane stripping at 39 weeks work also.
Bouncing can help: You could also do pretend jump roping for a total of 60 minutes a day in 10 minute sessions. Eating eggplant can be a help. Stripping membranes is not a good idea unless the cervix is effaced completely and beginning to dilate since it can cause rupture of the membranes and a need to deliver in 24 hours to prevent infection. ...Read more
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