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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

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

Counting the weeks: Conception time is estimated as 2 weeks after the "start of the pregnancy" when doctors are counting the weeks. All dates are only estimates. If a pregnancy is counted starting from August 3rd, conception is about 2 weeks later in mid-August. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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 40 weeks and keep getting vaginal discharge. Is it a show?

I'm 40 weeks and keep getting vaginal discharge. Is it a show?

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

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I'm over 40 weeks pregnant. Are there any natural ways for induction?

I'm over 40 weeks pregnant. Are there any natural ways for induction?

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

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How come when you determine a pregnancy you add two weeks from lmp? Why 40 weeks, when you are actually 38?

How come when you determine a pregnancy you add two weeks from lmp? Why 40 weeks, when you are actually 38?

Because: Because the egg is fertilized by the sperm approximately two weeks from your LMP......Middle of your cycle

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Is 127 a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant.

Is 127 a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant.

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

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Is 100a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant. ?

Is 100a normal fetal heartbeat at 40 weeks pregnant. ?

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

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How much vitamin b allowed in pregnancy? I'm 40 weeks?

How much vitamin b allowed in pregnancy? I'm 40 weeks?

Depends: It depends on what your level is. Your ob-gyn can give you a guideline accordingly. ...Read more

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Is prednisone 5mg okay to take while 40 weeks pregnant?

Is prednisone 5mg okay to take while 40 weeks pregnant?

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

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Why do my legs feel heavy and achy at 40 weeks pregnant?

Why do my legs feel heavy and achy at 40 weeks pregnant?

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

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Pain and pressure in the vagina area and 40 weeks pregnant?

Pain and pressure in the vagina area and 40 weeks pregnant?

Labor.: Sounds like you are about to have a baby! Go to your maternity center asap for evaluation and good luck! ...Read more

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Almost 40 weeks pregnant and my belly button hurts and pooches?

Almost 40 weeks pregnant and my belly button hurts and pooches?

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

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Pregnant, over 40 weeks by 4days and have a swollen foot. Should we be worried?

Pregnant, over 40 weeks by 4days and have a swollen foot. Should we be worried?

Talk to OB/GYN: It's not uncommon during 3rd trimester for swelling in the legs and feet but one of the things to make certain is that your blood pressure is under control, especially check for preclamsia/eclamsia (which can be an emergency). ...Read more

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Long steingy mucus from vagina at 40 weeks pregnant also strange feeling in vagina?

Long steingy mucus from vagina at 40 weeks pregnant also strange feeling in vagina?

Mucous plug: As the cervix begins to dilate mucous is released. It sounds like you are passing your mucous plug. This a good sign that labor may come soon. ...Read more

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'40 weeks pregnant and i''m having upper back pain. Is this something to worry about? '

'40 weeks pregnant and i''m having upper back pain. Is this something to worry about? '

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

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I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I wiped myself and got a stringy snot like discharge could this be my mucus plug?

I'm 40 weeks pregnant and I wiped myself and got a stringy snot like discharge could this be my mucus plug?

Likely: Mucus plug is a thick clump of mucus. It comes out any time near the end of pregnancy. Some women notice it, others don't. Labor may come soon but passing the mucus plug is not a sign of labor. ...Read more

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Almost 40 weeks pregnant and have really bad heartburn at nights and can't sleep, any remedies? They are painful

Almost 40 weeks pregnant and have really bad heartburn at nights and can't sleep, any remedies? They are painful

Heartburn: Yes, do not lay down after a meal. Sleep upright with pillows behind your back. Try to avoid fatty foods. Also eat smaller portions of food during the day. Tums, (calcium carbonate) or mylanta also may help. Hope you feel better ...Read more

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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?

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?

Go: To the hospital you may have a UTI, or a kidney stone and may get progressively worse. Don't take the chance with your pregnancy. I hope every thing is alright. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Ultrasound accurate.: An ultrasound at 6 weeks is the most accurate way of dating a pregnancy. The due date will be calculated by adding 34 weeks to the day the ultrasound was done for a total of 40 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Does it feel like: Start of labor. If your symptoms are similar to those you had when you had the earlier babies, please do go to the hospital. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more