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What is the brown discharge in third trimester my mucus plug already came down 1 wk ago?

What is the brown discharge in third trimester my mucus plug already came down 1 wk ago?

Early labor signal?: Old blood appears brownish. Did your OB examine you recently? Did you have intercourse? Is it still there, more profuse, reddish? Are you having contractions, pressure or pain in the pelvis? These are some questions you will be asked by your OB or his associate. Discharge can herald labor. A third trimester baby can have risks if born before term. So most obs would want to evaluate or speak to you. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Is it normal to have brown discharge during the early 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to have brown discharge during the early 3rd trimester?

Not normal: Please call your OB as you may have a vaginal infection, but u need to make sure your cervix is not starting to open or nothing bad is going on with the placenta your OB can do an exam and an ultrasound and vaginal cultures. ...Read more

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Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Is white discharge normal in the 3rd trimester?

Yes: Vaginal discharge changes in the 3rd trimester. It can get thick and white or thin and watery. White discharge is usually normal, however, if it is clumpy or accompanied by itching, pain, or a fishy odor it may be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge during second trimester normal?

No: But it is not necessarily serious. You should be checked. ...Read more

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Lost 11 pounds in my third trimester in a month what could be wrong?

Lost 11 pounds in my third trimester in a month what could be wrong?

A mistake.: It is unusual to lose weight late in pregnancy. The most likely cause is a mistake during "weigh in". If not, then you should talk to your doctor about and possible pregnancy complications like new onset of overt diabetes, hiv, tuberculosis, or other serious medical condition, in which case you would almost certainly be having symptoms. ...Read more

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What are something's that would cause your baby to measure small in third trimester?

What are something's that would cause your baby to measure small in third trimester?

Nutrition & drugs: Inadequate nutrition as well as drugs including alcohol can cause IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Retardation). ...Read more

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Can bleeding in the third trimester affect my baby?

Can bleeding in the third trimester affect my baby?

Yes: Vaginal bleeding in the third trimester is never normal and always requires immediate evaluation by a doctor. There are many different causes that only a physical exam can detect. Bleeding can be from the placenta, which is the nutrition source for your baby. ...Read more

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How can I know the sex if my fetus in third trimester?

How can I know the sex if my fetus in third trimester?

Ultrasound: The quickest and easiest way to determine the sex of a fetus is with ultrasound. However, this is not always infallible and, while generally considered safe, we do not recommend unnecessary exposure to ultrasound or any other testing modalities during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are morning sickness symptoms in the third trimester normal?

Are morning sickness symptoms in the third trimester normal?

Not The Same: Severe nausea & vomiting in your third trimester should be reported to your ob. Early in pregnancy, morning sickness is attributed to the quickly rising hormone levels. This is not the case in your last trimester. Your doc should evaluate you for a possible bowel infection, liver disease, preeclampsia, among other common pregnancy complaints. Call your doc & take care. ...Read more

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What can I do if my breathing feels restricted in the third trimester?

What can I do if my breathing feels restricted in the third trimester?

See OB, L&D ASAP: If new or worsening respiratory or heart symptoms, there may be condition that affects not only the pregnant woman but also the fetus. So it is important for a woman to immediately notify her OB provider and to be seen for evaluation of her and for fetal heart monitoring till a problem is ruled out. If not a problem, then she will be sent home with office followup unless symptoms come back. ...Read more

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Iam in my third trimester what will. The fetus be doing and will I have body changes?

Iam in my third trimester what will. The fetus be doing and will I have body changes?

Baby kicks/punches: The healthy baby will continue to kick/punches/moves, and likely starts to turn head-down if not done so. Baby may actually kick/punches a bit less because of less room. Your belly will get bigger and may sag a bit. Also, u may need to pee more often, and feel more short of breath, more reflux, back aches, and more uncomfortble laying on your back etc. If having problems, consult doc. Congrats! ...Read more

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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Yes: Absolutely! Some poses may be difficult, but do what you can. Yoga is great for maintaining strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

Fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen): Fluids, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen). But, you should check with your doctor to make sure you don't need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do about leaky breasts in the third trimester?

What can I do about leaky breasts in the third trimester?

See answer: This can be an issue and is common. Discuss with your gyn, and you may need to invest in some good maternity bras with padding to prevent the leakage from being noticeable through your clothing. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have leaky breasts in the third trimester?

Yes: The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy will prepare the body to produce milk and often can cause leakage late in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Yes, but...: The uterus can rotate to the right & impact blood flow back to the heart from compression of the vena cava. Probably the best position for sleep in the 3rd trimester is on the left side in fetal position. That maximizes blood flow to the placenta which is how the baby gets nourishment. ...Read more

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What to do if migraine in third trimester lasting 5 days and counting!!?

What to do if migraine in third trimester lasting 5 days and counting!!?

Hypertension: I would have your blood pressure tested and if its OK and your urine does not show protein I would call your OB and speak to him/her or a health professional in the office. At your age there is a higher risk of complications. ...Read more

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I am in my third trimester and I have difficulty breathing when I lie down. Why?

I am in my third trimester and I have difficulty breathing when I lie down. Why?

Sob: Often the size of the fetus/uterus in the third trimester can interfere with diaphagmatic motion when lying down and cause difficulty breathing, talk you your doctor, lying down with chest higher than abdomen can help in this case rather than lying flat. ...Read more

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Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Fetal pressure +: The pressure and movement of the fetus in the uerus will often initiate "pre-labor" contractions which can be measured on a fetal monitor. These are often rhythmic in nature as opposed to the pressure of "stretching" pains. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?

Is it safe to get in a hot tub for short increments of time in the very beginning of the third trimester?

Yes: Some women find that a hot tub will help them get through the discomforts of the 3rd trimester. Be sure to drink lots of cool water and not to stay in for more than 10 minutes at a time. Water temperature below 104 will decrease risk of low blood pressure causing a woman to feel faint or pass out. ...Read more

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Is it okay to lift 50 pounds or more in the third trimester? I'm going to be 32 weeks, and starting a cna program. What would you say is the limit?

Is it okay to lift 50 pounds or more in the third trimester? I'm going to be 32 weeks, and starting a cna program. What would you say is the limit?

Possible: If that is part of your usual activity.
How big are you?
. Bigger, clumsy items can hurt your back.
Handles, straps may make it easier.
If unusual, work up to it in gradual steps and be careful with the lift, position, posture etc
probably 20-25 pounds - grocery bag size is more reasonable. ...Read more