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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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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 ?
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?
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