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Checking Membranes During Pregnancy
I am 38 weeks pregnant and went to the doctor today. While doing my internal exam, she asked me if I wanted her to strip my membranes. What does that mean?
Preparing for Labor: The membranes are loosely adherent to the lining of the uterus. During the exam, if the cervix is open enough to allow passage of the examiners finger, the finger can be swept between the membranes and the lower uterine wall breaking this loose adhesion. This releases compounds that can further soften and thin the cervix and cause an earlier onset of labor. ...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
My doctor wants to sweep my membranes next Tuesday. I will be 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant. Is this a good idea ? Why?
Matter of opinion: as a board certified OB/GYN, I don't think it makes a difference (and there is medical literature that agrees with me) ...Read more
I lost my mucus plug I'm 38weeks pregnant 3cm and 70% effaced and my doctor stripped my membrane today I'm in pain can labor be real soon ?
What does 17-progesterone mean? can i still get pregnant dont have money for the doctors to get myself checked
Yes You Can: Why did you ask about 17 Progesterone.It actually is a blood test done on the babies when we suspect a condition called Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia 17 Progesterone is an endogenous Progesterone and also chemical intermediate in the biosynthesis of other steroid Hormones including Corticosteroids,androgens(male sec\x horkone)and estrogen(female sex hormone). You can get pregnant,17Pro has nothin ...Read more
My doc checked blood 4 pregnancy 6days after my peak fertile day it was a 1 is this negative what dose this mean please ttc lost baby at 17 weeks in jan?
Negative: A bhcg of 1 means that you are not pregnant. ...Read more
My wife went to the doctor for regular check up as she is pregnant and was told she has 2 placentas but carrying 1 child what does mean ?
What does it means when a doctor finds that a woman is bleeding through a urine exam test at and check up at 13 weeks of pregnancy?
35 weeks pregnant and when my doctor checked my cervix, she told me there was a lot of pressure but didn't explain so wondering what that could mean?
31 weeks pregnant, had period like cramps. Doctor checked and I was not dilated,babies head was down, and 70% effaced. What does this mean?
When doctors use u/s date instead of lmp to count your pregnancy does it still mean your conception is 2 weeks after? The start of my 40 wks is aug3rd
Gestation: If your dates are accurate and cycles are every 28 days, use your dates to establish your delivery date. If not a series of US may help, the most accurate US is around 20 weeks. All the best. ...Read more
33 wk pregnant w/ GD Last week doc measured me 36 cm. Had an u/s today my placenta was unusually thick. What does or could this mean for my baby?
Gf had to take urine pregnancy test at doctors 2 weeks ago still havnt heard back any idea what this could mean?
Call doctor: Not hearing from the doctor does not mean anything. Call the doctor's office to get the results. If your Gf has had a period since the visit, it does not matter, You could do a home pregnancy test, if she has missed her period by 4-5 days. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, ...Read more
Do sperms swim like olympians like what one of the doctors said to me? I mean just buy fingering? About the chance of pregnancy?
If you go to the doc and they do a check up and tell u breath in and out. Do pregnant woman breath in and out alot when pregnant?
My doctor said hes going to induce, does this mean he'll send me to the hospitial that day or strip my membranes and send me home?
I am nine months pregnant and I am going in to have the membrane removed from my cervix what does that mean also will it hurt when he removes it
Removing : Removing the membrane from your cervix is also called stripping membranes or membrane sweeping. Your doctor will place his or her finger into the cervix to separate the bag of amniotic fluid from the uterus. It can be done as part of your pelvic exam. Hormones are released when the membranes are stripped and this can help to soften up the cervix and to start contractions. It is a method to help induce labor. It is uncomfortable but this is brief. Congratulations on your pending arrival. ...Read more
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