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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Decrease in mucous discharge at 38 weeks pregnancy. Is it normal?

Normal: Mucus discharge in pregnancy is very inconsistent. Sometimes there is a lot and sometimes there isn't. Both are normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Term pregnancy: At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her.
She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more

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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days. My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days. My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Call OB: You are not being paranoid. But, it sounds like you do not understand what to do in this type of situation. Please contact or page your OB and give them your situation and vital signs. They will tell you what they want you to do next. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for weight loss during the 3rd trimester?

What could be the reason for weight loss during the 3rd trimester?

Wt loss 3rd trimeste: You normally should not be losing weight during your 3rd trimester. Best to check this out with your doctor to find the cause. ...Read more

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I can't eat without feeling sick & I keep losing weight I loss 20lb in 2 months. Me & my bf have protected sex so I couldn't be pregnant?

I can't eat without feeling sick & I keep losing weight I loss 20lb in 2 months. Me & my bf have protected sex so I couldn't be pregnant?

Weight loss: Weight loss is an important issue and you must see your doctor to find out why and get things under control.
Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Is it safe if a pragnant woman take weight loss drink during pragnancy?

Is it safe if a pragnant woman take weight loss drink during pragnancy?

Depends on the drink: Some weight loss drinks are just extra fiber and water, so those should be fine. The drinks that have drugs and chemicals as ingredients are a bit worrisome, so one should bring the drink to her ob-gyn appointment and ask the doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I'm experiencing nausea and loss of appetite. I'm eating because I know I have to. Should I call my dr?

I'm 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I'm experiencing nausea and loss of appetite. I'm eating because I know I have to. Should I call my dr?

Schedule check up: If you are nauseated the continuing to eat is probably not going to help. Schedule a follow up appointment to make sure everything is normal with your blood pressure. If so your doctor can give you some nausea medication to get you through the very short amount of time left being pregnant. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and loss my mucous plug. Should I call my doctor?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and loss my mucous plug. Should I call my doctor?

Follow dr's advice: Some OB doctors might want to know if you have lost your mucus plug. A good rule of thumb is to go to the hospital if you are contracting every 5-7 minutes, if your water breaks, if you have a flow of blood, or if your baby is moving less than usual. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant started off at 108lbs now weighing 154Ibs. Why am I gaining so much weight? Should I be concerned? Also NOT having twins.

38 weeks pregnant started off at 108lbs now weighing 154Ibs. Why am I gaining so much weight? Should I be concerned? Also NOT having twins.

Calories: Weight gain in pregnancy is mainly determined by the amount of calories consumed minus the calories burned off. If you gained a lot then you likely ate more than usual. Pregnant women retain extra water and fluid which contributes to some degree. Plus you have the weight of the baby to calculate in as well. ...Read more

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I've gained 38 pounds and am 38 weeks pregnant and am under 18. How much weight will I lose once delivery is over from alumanatic fluid etc?

Varies: You can expect to lose the weight of the baby plus one or two pounds from the placenta and amniotic fluid. You will urinate off some of the retained water present in your feet and sof tissue. The rest will depend on your diet and activity level. ...Read more

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Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144

How much did u gain?: How much weight did you gain during the pregnancy? A four pound weight loss has to be taken in context of your entire weight gain to give an accurate answer. ...Read more

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Am 38, f, overweight BMI 38, with PCOS, been trying to get pregnant for 18 months no luck tried to lose weight but takes ages, help?

Am 38, f, overweight BMI 38, with PCOS, been trying to get pregnant for 18 months no luck tried to lose weight but takes ages, help?

Fertility Specialist: Is needed in this case as well as the guidance of a skilled general physician or an endocrinologist who specializes in PCOS. Managing stress is key, as is restful sleep. First, have you been prescribed metformin? Second, what are you doing to lose weight? Regular exercise is critical. Work with a nutritionist. Avoid all soda, including diet. Water aerobics will prevent joint pain. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it easier to lose weight to try and get pregnant?

Is it easier to lose weight to try and get pregnant?

Get healthy: If you re-evaluate life style and eat 6 equal healthy meals with 6 fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, whole unprocessed foods, get a good night sleep of 7-8 hours, move through the day, and manage stress well you will lose weight, have normal blood pressure and normal periods. This will increase your fertility. Be sure to take a prenatal vitamin and make sure vit d level is normal. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to lose weight when you first get pregnant?

Morning sickness: Pregnancy is not the time to start a diet. But, many women do lose weight the first trimester- especially if they have significant morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidum. That does not mean that they won't go on to have a healthy baby. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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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