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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...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 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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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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I am currently 39 weeks pregnant. I went in for ultrasound today she measured 4 weeks behind and they don't know why. What will they do? Induce maybe?

I am currently 39 weeks pregnant. I went in for ultrasound today she measured 4 weeks behind and they don't know why. What will they do? Induce maybe?

Depends: If the dating of the fetus is based upon a first trimester ultrasound there could be growth retardation which could require induction. If the dating is based upon menstral dating that could be in error and then induction may not be needed. Ask your ob. ...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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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and at my last ultrasound (in march) my son's heart rate was 118 bpm. At home, it's always 105-120 BPM max, isn't it too low?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and at my last ultrasound (in march) my son's heart rate was 118 bpm. At home, it's always 105-120 BPM max, isn't it too low?

Normal: That's a good heart rate, what you should expect. Fluctuations in heart rate are common within 10-15 beats per minute. ...Read more

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What is the normal amount of weeks woman is pregnant 4? Is it 36 or 39 weeks?

What is the normal amount of weeks woman is pregnant 4? Is it 36 or 39 weeks?

It is 40 weeks from: The first day of your last period until your due date, the ideal time to deliver as shown by a large recent study is 39-40 weeks gestation, my advice to u is, do not go past your due date- not worth taking a chance something bad could happen to the baby, all of my patients are delivered by 40 weeks and they want to be! ...Read more

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How to encourage labour? I am 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant.

How to encourage labour? I am 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant.

Be patient :): Nothing guaranteed, but walking will help bring the baby down and might make contractions stronger. Sex is a tried and true way for many women due to prostaglandins in the semen than can induce labor. You can ask your obgyn to strip the membranes at your next visit. But the best advice is to stay patient and enjoy the last few days to week of growing that little miracle in your belly! i. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take black cohosh at 39 weeks pregnant?

PLEASE consult with: Your obstetrician on this. As you must already know, black cohosh can stimulate the uterus & can induce labor. Anything you are considering doing that impacts your health or your baby's health requires consultation with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Pink discharge at 39 weeks pregnant what does this mean?

Many possibilities: Usually light bleeding late in pregnancy is due to cervical dilation (labor progress). It could also be due to a recent vaginal exam at your doctor's office, or recent sexual activity. If you are contracting regularly call your doctor. Make sure your baby is moving like normal as well. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant clear leaking slimy fluid is this normal.?

Please call your OB: Right now, you may have ruptured membranes, so your OB needs to know thatif you called me I would send you straight to the labor room, to find out one way or the other so please call your OB now and I am sure any further? S like this, please call your OB before you ask here as your OB knows you and your situation and your OB should be the first one to be contacted about any concerns like this. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about white discharge at 39 weeks pregnant?

Probably normal: White discharge at 39 weeks pregnant probably just means your cervix is getting ready for labor. If the discharge is uncomfortable, burning, or itchy, or if it is clear indicating your water may have broken, you should see your doctor right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant loosing clear water, discharge with tightenings and pains?

39 weeks pregnant loosing clear water, discharge with tightenings and pains?

Ruptured membranes: Your "bag of waters" may be leaking. This usually triggers labor, but simple testing can determine if that's what's going on. Get checked by your OB asap. Good luck with the delivery! ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my toes started to lock up on me should I be worried?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my toes started to lock up on me should I be worried?

Probably not: It is most likely from swelling and is causing cramping of the toes. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant baby is very active does that mean baby is under distress?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant baby is very active does that mean baby is under distress?

Sounds healthy: There's not much room left in your abdomen at 39 weeks and any movement is going to be noticeable. Relax and best of luck to you and your baby. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant and 3 cm dilated with my 4th, how much longer till he's ready?

39 weeks pregnant and 3 cm dilated with my 4th, how much longer till he's ready?

Soon, very soon...: Your baby is probably "ready" and your cervix seems to be also but not the contractile muscles of your uterus. Science has not found a reliable way to predict the onset of labor yet in nullipara nor in multiparous women like you. Discuss "nipple stimulation" and "stripping of the membranes" with your obstetrical team or remain patient and hopeful. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks & 6 days pregnant and I have backaches and headache what should I do.?

I'm 39 weeks & 6 days pregnant and I have backaches and headache what should I do.?

See your doctor: A headache late in pregnancy needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Your blood pressure needs to be checked to rule out a common disease called preeclampsia. ...Read more

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39 weeks & 3 days pregnant my dr wants to induce labor. R there any risk for me or baby?

There are the: Usual risks assocaited with childbirth. It is safer than anytime in history to deliver a baby. The decision to induce can be declined but i wouldn't wait too long. Consider that the baby is just getting bigger, on average about 1/2 pound per week. At 39 weeks the baby is not at increased risk from prematurity. Good luck, try not to worry too much. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant with only 4 days left. Can my baby still move after contractions stop?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant with only 4 days left. Can my baby still move after contractions stop?

Yes: In fact when a contraction stops it leaves more room for movement. I generally tell my term patients to do kick counts at home. While baby will sleep more at term, eating a meal should result in 6-10 movements the hour after you eat. If that's not happening alert your OB/midwife that day so an NST (non stress test) can be done. ...Read more

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What are the ways to start natural labor pain rather than inducing.I'm 39 weeks 3 days pregnant.

What are the ways to start natural labor pain rather than inducing.I'm 39 weeks 3 days pregnant.

Walking: May help, nipple stimulation induces release of oxytocin which can make you contract but whether you go into labor can be hard to say, good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and baby is measuring big for dates will my midwife book me for induction?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and baby is measuring big for dates will my midwife book me for induction?

Sounds reasonable: Ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks for the baby, but what is the estimated fetal weight? It depends on how large the baby is in relation to u, it is a good sign if the head is down in the vagina if it is your 1st baby, a bad sign if it is not and make sure the midwife has good doctor backup as you may end up with a c-section, as the song goes if it does not fit do not force it. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant. Have not got any contractions im due in 5 days. Getting anxious. Any recommendations?

39 weeks pregnant.  Have not got any contractions im due in 5 days. Getting anxious. Any recommendations?

Be patient: Your due date is just the date that you turn 40 weeks. It is not the date that the baby will come out. Some people deliver before and some after. Find out from your doctor if your cervix is open. Discuss the option of an induction of labor after your due date. There are lots of options. ...Read more

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I am 39 weeks pregnant and I am prescribed subutex if I quit now how long will it remain in the baby's system?

I am 39 weeks pregnant and I am prescribed subutex if I quit now how long will it remain in the baby's system?

How bad will it be?: Even more important may be the question "How bad?" It is essential that all the providers involved at the birth are aware of the status and prepare to deal w/ your baby's needs as they reveal themselves. It is probably not life-threatening, but will need special management for however long. That can vary depending on dose levels and any complications. Be sure to warn them! Hope it goes well! ...Read more

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I've otosclerosis. I am 39 weeks pregnant n the hearing has worsened. Will an induced delivery worsen otosclerosis?

I've otosclerosis. I am 39 weeks pregnant n the hearing has worsened. Will an induced delivery worsen otosclerosis?

No: It has long been held that hearing loss in otosclerosis worsened during pregnancy. Recent data disputes this. Method of delivery should have no effect on hearing loss. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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