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Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

See below...: The most likely explanation for pain that you describe is related to reflux disease or problems relate to your gallbladder. Both of these are extremely common during pregnancy and easy to evaluate - call your doctor! ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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I'm 39 weeks 3days I woke up to pain in my lower back then it started to come to my stomach my stomach would tighten up for 20 sec then it would stop?

I'm 39 weeks 3days I woke up to pain in my lower back then it started to come to my stomach my stomach would tighten up for 20 sec then it would stop?

Those are early cont: Contractions, please call your OB doc now, as I would send u in for a labor check, and I thought we already talked about getting induced, if I was your OB I would set you up to be induced tom or wed if you do not end up going into labor. ...Read more

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Can tightness in stomach be pregnacy?

Can tightness in stomach be pregnacy?

Test for Pregnancy: If you are sexually active and have missed your period, test for pregnancy. Tightness in the stomach usually comes later in pregnancy, mostly during the third trimester. ...Read more

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Causes of severe headche during 39 weeks pregnancy?

Causes of severe headche during 39 weeks pregnancy?

PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: Now! As you need immediate evaluation to make sure u do not have pre- eclampsia as u will need to be put on meds and get delivered if u do, and even if u do not have that, u need evaluation of the headache so if I was your OB I would send you straight to the labor room now for evaluation and to check the baby., so please call your OB now. ...Read more

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Why stomach tightening and back pain at 39 weeks of pregnancy?

Why stomach tightening and back pain at 39 weeks of pregnancy?

Please call your OB: Now, all? S at this point should be asked to your OB and your OB should have explalined or you should have taken OB classes to know that you are most likely having contractions and may be starting early labor so please call your OB now as your OB may want u to go to the labor room to be checked and if u are not in labor and everything is ok please ask your OB about guidelines when to call your ob. ...Read more

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How much cervix should be dilated in 39 weeks of pregnancy?

How much cervix should be dilated in 39 weeks of pregnancy?

No particular amount: At 39 weeks, your cervix could be dilated anywhere from 0-2 or 3 cm. However, it can be highly variable and usually depends on how many children you have had. But there's no particular cervical dilation that you should be at 39 weeks. Just remember, every woman's body is a little different. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister quit smoking weed at 23 weeks into her pregnancy, can baby test positive when born at 39 weeks?

What do you suggest if my sister quit smoking weed at 23 weeks into her pregnancy, can baby test positive when born at 39 weeks?

3rd Trimester's: Good for her for stopping! The most dangerous exposure to the baby is the 3rd trimester - so she's quit just in time. If she totally stays clean and also avoids other risky substances, it should be okay. Meconium rarely includes traces of cannabis if none was taken past 6 mth date. In some cases there is some, but not much. She did her best and just needs to continue. Best wishes to them! ...Read more

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What is the cause of swollen feet in 39 weeks pregnancy?

What is the cause of swollen feet in 39 weeks pregnancy?

Like any mass...: The baby is a mass growing in your pelvic region, and it causes pressure on some of the blood vessels obstructing the blood flow from your legs back to your heart, thus causing your legs accumulate fluid. Although it largely improves after the pregnancy is over, it may lead to the formation of the varicose veins and some leg swelling to remain in the future. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant, pregnancy has been mostly complication free but I suffer from svt and can't stop fearing death during labour?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant, pregnancy has been mostly complication free but I suffer from svt and can't stop fearing death during labour?

ARRYTHMIA: ARRYTHMIA like SVT can be seen during PRRGNANCY DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME AND HIGH OUTPUT STATE. It is usually managed very effectively. Followup with your INTERNIST AND CARDIOLOGIST to get SX managed. Stay well hydrated & limit Caffeine ingestion. Discuss MAGINEX SUPPLEMENT with your docs. To relieve Anxiety get the ANXIETY & PHOBIA WORKBOOK. EFT(EFT CLINIC APP)& EMDR(HEMIBALANCE APP) will help. ...Read more

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Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it.?

Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it.?

No.: Betadine should be avoided in pregnancy because it can affect the maternal and fetal thyroid glands and cause complications from that. Do not use betadine pessaries in pregnancy! ...Read more

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Cholestasis of pregnancy - are there any alternatives to inducing at 37 weeks? Can you wait till proper full term of 39 weeks by monitoring baby often?

Cholestasis of pregnancy - are there any alternatives to inducing at 37 weeks? Can you wait till proper full term of 39 weeks by monitoring baby often?

Balance: There is always a balance to consider in these situations. Not all babies give clear indications on the monitor that something is wrong, and stillbirth, when it happens, happens mostly without warning. You can talk with doctor about your specific situation, as well as the risks of prematurity at 37 weeks. Typically, the balance at 37 weeks lays with inducing labor to prevent stillbirth. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharp pains in the lower tummy at 39 weeks of pregnancy

What does it mean when you have sharp pains in the lower tummy at 39 weeks of pregnancy

Preparing for labor: As you get closer to delivery it is normal to begin having mild irregular contractions. You may feel your abdomen tighten and then relax. Many patients feel sharp pains at the pubic bone or down into the vagina. Your body is preparing for labor. The baby's head positions itself down in the pelvis putting pressure on your cervix and your pubic bone separates in the middle. ...Read more

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Pregnancy 3rd trimester completes on 9 june I have increased blood flow in placenta on ultrasound what does it indicate? Is it fine or not?

Pregnancy 3rd trimester completes on 9 june I have increased blood flow in placenta on ultrasound what does it indicate? Is it fine or not?

Should be fine: Excellent blood flow to the placenta generally means your baby is being well nourished. Unless this is accompanied by other issues it is doubtful that this has negative connotations, but the best person to discuss this with would be the obstetrician who did or ordered the ultrasound. Have a great baby. ...Read more

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How common and safe is it to induce at 39 weeks of pregnancy? What are the concerns one should consider if choosing to induce? Thanks

How common and safe is it to induce at 39 weeks of pregnancy? What are the concerns one should consider if choosing to induce? Thanks

Labor induction: It is a patient choice to be induced, but may be medically necessary if the fetus is upper normal in size/weight. Induction of labor at a documented 39 weeks has no negative effects on the fetus or the mother. Make sure your dates are correct (ultrasound at earlier stage of pregnancy). Induction reduces the chance of a cesarean section. ...Read more

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This is my fourth pregnancy but will be my second successful birth. What are the chances of me going in labour on my own and before 39 weeks?

This is my fourth pregnancy but will be my second successful birth. What are the chances of me going in labour on my own and before 39 weeks?

Unpredictable: Everything else usual, the best guess for natural birth chance before 39 weeks for someone who has had a full term birth is roughly 25%. ...Read more

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Extreme hot flashes at 39 weeks pregnant? I've had hot flashes throughout my pregnancy but it has gotten really bad this past two weeks.

Extreme hot flashes at 39 weeks pregnant? I've had hot flashes throughout my pregnancy but it has gotten really bad this past two weeks.

Hot flash pregnancy: 39 weeks you are nearly done metabolic rates go up in pregnancy and it is hot in the northeast doubt u have any reason to worry have your OB know. ...Read more

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This is my 1st pregnancy. I m 39 weeks 2 days. My dr. Has advise to induce pains through injection. Will inducing pain harm. I m very sensitive toward pain?

Got your way: So dr is ok w/induction, now what? In long run, will not harm baby, if that is who you are referring to. Labor pain often somewhat more pronounced w/induction due to medication expedited process. Epidural addresses this quite effectively and has no significant impact on baby. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get darker skin in butt crack in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to get darker skin in butt crack in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Many areas of the skin darken in pregnancy nipples, pubic area face etc. These usually lighten after delivery. If you are concerned show ob, for possible referral to dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sleeping on ur back or right side increase chances of still birth in pregnancy is this true? I slept on my back I'm in 3rd trimester I'm so scared

Sleeping on ur back or right side increase chances of still birth in pregnancy is this true? I slept on my back I'm in 3rd trimester I'm so scared

Sleeping position: Sleeping position has no effect or relationship to to increased incidence of still birth. So please relax, but you can also your obstitrician during your next checkup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a wisdom teeth be removed in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Can a wisdom teeth be removed in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: A problematic wisdom tooth can be removed during the third trimester of pregnancy after consultation and approval from your obstetrician. Your OB will provide information regarding what type of anesthesia can be utilized for the procedure and what type of medication (s) can be prescribed. Some wisdom teeth problems can be managed conservatively and surgery delayed until after delivery. ...Read more

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What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What should I eat in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Pregnancy diet: Maintaining an appropriate weight during pregnancy is very important. Find your target weight in this link: http://www. Babycenter. Com/pregnancy-weight-gain-estimator. During pregnancy, you really don't need to eat for two. Only about 200-300 extra calories are needed during the last months of pregnancy. Women should eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grain ...Read more

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When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

It starts at: 26 2/3 weeks gestation, that is what we go by, and ends at 40 week gesatational age. ...Read more

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When is 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks please)?

When is 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks please)?

28 weeks: Term pregnancy is considered 40 weeks, obviously not divisble evenly by 3. So most consider 28 weeks the start of the third trimester. ...Read more

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Is electrolysis on my face safe during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Is electrolysis on my face safe during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Recommend avoiding: It is recommended that it be avoided during pregnancy because there haven't been studies done to evaluate how safe it is during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) in 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

NO!: Do not use afrin or any other nasal decongestant (claritin-d, allegra-d) throughout pregnancy, as it can cause unsafe spikes in your blood pressure, stroke, placental abruption, or even fetal loss! Plain oral antihistamines (not -d), nasal saline spray may be used instead, as may nasal steroids with medical supervision. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more