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Vaginal Gas 40 Weeks Pregnant
Doctors started counting my 40 weeks pregnancy aug 3rd 2014, what possible sex led up to getting pregnant? Had intercourse July 31st and aug 16th 2014
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
I 40 weeks pregnant, im having mild period cramping in my lower vagina also it feels like I have bad gas pain along with tightening stomach? Labor?
Well I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I can't be induced due to the fact I'm going vaginally after two c-sections but my body don't know how to go in to labor on its own how can I get my water to break on its own and I'm already dilated 2 center meters?
Don't: Not sure why you are doing a trial of vaginal birth after 2 c sections. This is not a good idea as you are at an even higher rate of uterine rupture than someone after one c section. ...Read more
Very common: Vaginal discharge is very common in late pregnancy. If it is itching or burning it is likely something that can be treated, but if not it is likely physiologic (normal). If the discharge contains blood you should have it checked out by your physician or hospital labor and delivery. ...Read more
Not really.: Many things have been tried, particularly castor oil and evening primrose oil, but I have never been persuaded that any of them actually make a difference. You will certainly go into labor at some point, but you need to discuss with your doctor when the risks of waiting outweigh the risks of a medical induction. ...Read more
How come when you determine a pregnancy you add two weeks from lmp? Why 40 weeks, when you are actually 38?
Yes…: The normal range for fetal heart rate (FHR) is 120-160, so 127 is considered normal. However, the FHR alone is insufficient in determining the wellbeing of a fetus. In general, a moving baby is a healthy baby. There are other tests to see if the fetus is doing well such as a non-stress test (NST). ...Read more
Not really: The normal range is 110-160. However, sometimes if the heartbeat drops to 100 and return, it can be due to a slow down in the heart rate and that requires further evaluation. See your ob for full evaluation ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what your level is. Your ob-gyn can give you a guideline accordingly. ...Read more
Maybe: In general, what's best for the mother is what's best for the baby. That being said, you would only want to take Prednisone during pregnancy if it were absolutely necessary. So, if you were having a severe asthma exacerbation, then yes, it would be a good idea. Prednisone crosses the placenta and has effects on the unborn baby. ...Read more
The bigger? Is: Why have you not been delivered? The pressure from the fetus is decreasing blood venous blood return and you are carrying around a lot of extra weight on your legs, time to talk to your health care provider about being induced! I hope your baby is not too large, good luck, there is a lot more down side than upside with leaving your baby inside and waiting for labor in my opinion. ...Read more
Labor.: Sounds like you are about to have a baby! Go to your maternity center asap for evaluation and good luck! ...Read more
Belly button "outti": Pregnant with the umbilicus (belly button) sticking out ("outti") is quite common at 40 weeks gestation. The good news is that at 40 weeks gestation, it will all end soon and I promise that the baby will not come out through the "belly button" but alternate "exit". ...Read more
Please call your OB: Now to make sure u are ok, if you were my pt at age 42 and 40 weeks pregnant I would induce you, a recent large study shows the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks, in my hands and most ob's hands induction is safe easy and effective, once you go past your due date too many bad things could happen to both you and baby and baby could have already been safely delivered! ...Read more
Braxton Hicks: This is most likely. Discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more
40 weeks and 5 days pregnant leaking fluid and little cramps for 5 hours now is this my water breaking?
Go to delivery: This sounds like you have broken your amniotic membrane. I suggest you go to the hospital and be examined. ...Read more
I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I wiped myself and got a stringy snot like discharge could this be my mucus plug?
Almost 40 weeks pregnant and have really bad heartburn at nights and can't sleep, any remedies? They are painful
40 weeks pregnant and I can barely walk. Have a sharp pain in my right lower back side. Should this be happening?
Call your physician: Given that you are due to deliver soon, I suggest being seen to evaluate your pain. ...Read more
Really bad kidney pain for 12 hours and almost 40 weeks pregnant. Do I need to go to a hospital or just wait it out?
Had an ultrasound and I am 6 weeks pregnant, when does that make me due do I count 40 weeks or 38 as its not from my lmp?
I'm 40 weeks pregnant and 1.5 CM dilated as of wednesday and today when I went to wipe I had pink discharge. What could it be?
Preparing 4 Labor: Your body is getting ready to delver your baby. ...Read more
I am 40 weeks pregnant and I am bleeding blood and leaking some kind of fluid. Should I be worrying about it? Should my baby born soon?
Call OB: I think your question may be the very definition of when it is time to put internet medicine away and to contact the doctor providing you care. The only advise we can offer here is for you to urgently contact your OB and follow their instructions. ...Read more
I'm 40 weeks pregnant and getting pain in my back and my stomach is righting been getting it all day should I go in and get checked out?
I just turned 40 weeks pregnant today and woke up with very severe heartburn. Does this have anything to do with labor coming any time soon?
Could he be the father? Had sex with this guy on June 1st 2014, pregnancy countdown (40 weeks) started aug 3rd 2014, due date is May 10th 2015?
No: Due date is calculated 40 weeks after conception. So sexual activity occurred in early August ...Read more