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Ultrasound At 39 Weeks Pregnant
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
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
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
Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it.?
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
I lost my baby at 39 weeks due to vasa previa. This was not detected in any ultrasounds. I wanted to know how difficult is it to detect this.?
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
If I had a period between sex partners and 1st, 2nd, 3rd trimester ultrasounds all confirm my LMP can I be sure the partner after LMP is the father?
Yes: Sounds like it but you can go through the specific dates with your doctor or with an online reverse due date calculator if you want more detail. ...Read more
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
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
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
Please get medically: Checked. Promptly. This is likely deoxygenated blood. ...Read more
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
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
Probably not: It is most likely from swelling and is causing cramping of the toes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I've otosclerosis. I am 39 weeks pregnant n the hearing has worsened. Will an induced delivery worsen otosclerosis?
I'm 39 weeks 4 days pregnant for past 4 weeks i have been getting watery discharge white thick yellow clumps what is this?
I'm 39 weeks pregnant and i got checked today and they said I'm at 1 CM and now I'm having brown discharge, is this normal?
One cm is ok!
Discharge less so, talk with ob. ...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