If the baby weighs what it should at 37 weeks but you are only 35 weeks and experiencing contractions is it safe to go into labor early?
Hello, Jamison here, As A rule it is not A good idea to induce or allow labor early, Only YOUR personal doctor can tell you if you need to give birth early, There are A LOT of factors to concider when talking about labor,,,,,,,,, My wife was 6 months early, She and her twin sister were The eariest babies in the county where they were born in Cali. in 1982, There were all sorts of complications for the two babies that TOGETHER WEIGHED LESS THAN 3 POUNDS at birth.,,,,,,,,,,,,, Good luck, Jamison. Answer If you have been working closely with your doctor and the baby is a good weight and you are naturally going into contractions then you and your baby will be fine. Your doctor will decide on what is best for you and your baby. New mothers can have false labor and be in and out of the hospital expecting to give birth sometimes once or twice. Sometimes the doctor is forced to enduce labor or perform a C-Section if the baby has not dropped and there is no indication of the baby being born two weeks after the due date.
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You are 37 weeks and 5 days and you are dilated to 2 and 80 percent effaced how soon should or could you go in labor?
Answer . \nSometime in the next 5 weeks.\n. \nSorry I can't be more helpful.\n. \nI have examined women with a closed uneffaced cervix and they have had the baby 2 hours later (it happened to me) and others in your position who go another 3-4 weeks.. How soon? . You are in labor. But You m…ean full blown labor. And that depends on your body and your babys hormones. Most likely within the next week. The best way to encourage full labor is to walk, walk, walk, and be sure to drink lots of water so you stay hydrated. If you are having false pains the walking will make them go away.\nMom of five ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nA normal pregnancy lasts 38-40 weeks. Starting at 37 weeks is not too much to worry about - lots and lots of babies come early.
If you are 37 weeks 2 cm dilated and 60 percent effaced and the baby's head is VERY low how much longer should you expect before going into labor?
Answer . \nYou could go into labout tomorrow or you may have to wait 3-4 weeks, there is no way of telling.
How long does it take to go into labor if you are 37 weeks 4 cm dilated and fully effaced but baby hasn't dropped?
Answer . \nThe baby can drop in labor. It is always not easy to distinguish when the baby drops. I have had 3 children and never knew when they dropped I only knew when labor kicked in.
You are 36 weeks and been contracting now since 31 weekswas in labor at 31 do you think castor oil will work for me doc says its safe to have baby now i am tired of hurting what would you do?
Answer . I tried that with my first child. I don't suggest it. I didn't go into labor, but I crapped myself silly!\nTry pinching your nipples, or getting your man to do it. That releases hormones into your system that will trigger labor. I'm not saying it will work every time, but that's how I i…nduced my labor with my last child. ( Full Answer )
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nIt happened to me when I was pregnant. After that my OB/GYN had scheduled Induced labor at due date, they don't want you to be overdue, it's not good for the baby.\n. \n Answer \n. \nMany women don't even notice Braxton-Hicks especially if they are very busy, a…nd it is nothing to worry about and is not a predictor of how your labor will go. research has shown that a baby can safely go up to 2 weeks after the due date but by about 10 days most doctors will start thinking about induction. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Sex. Ejaculate is a known cervix-softener, as it contains high amounts of testosterone. Also, orgasm can cause uterine contractions. Include nipple stimultation, and you're good to go! HOWEVER, I would recommend waiting another week or 2 JUST TO MAKE SURE you are at the gestational age c…onsidered "full term" since sometimes the doctors are wrong when they calculate a "due date". ( Full Answer )
The doctor gives you medication to soften the cervix and a drop to start contractions. Starting labor, and especially before you are due at 37 weeks, is something only doctors do.
You are 75 effaced and 1cm dilated and 35 weeks along how long till you go into labor i have lost my plug and having contractions here and there through out the day and night?
Answer . I would suggest calling your doctor. it all depends on your body. however, i know your pretty much safe until your 100 effaced and 10 cms, but that can happen quickly.
I am 37 weeks pregnant 2 cm dilated and 80 effaced Today i am having a lot of contractions do you think this is labor How soon do you think I could have this baby?
Answer . id say ure well on ure way! wiv my first i was 3cm wen i went to tha hospital, my labour lasted 11hours from then! good luck!
Answer . This may not be the answer you are looking for, but 36 weeks is a little early to be inducing labor unless it is done for medical reasons and by medical persons. A baby is considered premature at this stage. Some babies can even be less mature than expected at the 37 week mark which is t…he mandatory limit between premature and mature. ( Full Answer )
If you aren't yet 37 weeks (full term) and having labor symptoms, you need to contact your Doctor!
It is generally safe to go for delivery by 36 weeks. When indicated like in preeclampsia, you may go for delivery at 35 weeks. You may have to put the baby in premature baby unit to give that extra care.
If you are 37 weeks you have a 27 pound son should you be picking him up will that send you into early labor?
It isn't a good idea to be lifting objects late in pregnancy because the abdominal muscles that support your back are sometimes not able to do their job properly. You may hurt your back and further weaken the muscles. I don't believe it will put you in labor, though.
\nYes. Babies born after 36 weeks gestation are considered full term and are usually just fine.
A baby can survive outside the womb at 24 weeks (hospital staff consider it viable then, if it is before 24 weeks they will do nothing for your baby). The longer the baby stays in the womb the better it is for the baby, and the healthier the baby will be when it is born, generally any time after 36 …weeks is considered full term & it is more than safe to deliver the baby.. I am a Doula and have provided induction services, tips & techniques to many women to help them go into labor.....please contact me directly if you would like a list of things you can do to hopefully send yourself into labor, naturally (I would avoid drugs like Pitocin at all costs): www.myspace.com/APeaInThePodDoulaServices ( Full Answer )
Hi it would depend on the circumstances and it would have to be agreed that the risk to the mother and/or baby is greater if the labour isn't induced. My first baby was stillborn at 35+4 so the decision was made to induce my second baby at 35 weeks gestation but i first had to have this approv…ed by my consultant and have an internal examination. I was given steroid injections to strengthen the babies lungs and we ended up spending 6 days in hospital due to jaundice but we were told to expect to be in hospital for 2 weeks. The best thing to do is to talk to your midwife about any concerns that you have. Ann ( Full Answer )
I would say a pound or some where really close i am 22 weeks now and My baby weighs 1 pound 3 ounces but he is pretty big lol
Ask your doctor. i lost my son at 26 weeks due to water breaking, your child will NOT live if born this early!
Well 7 pounds and 5 oz isn't really that big so probably not. If you are realllly ready, you may be able to talk to your doctor about inducing you , if that is what you want.
They say around your 35th week a baby should weigh around 5 1/4 pounds....Hopefully this will help Varies so much from baby to baby. Our baby was born at 35 weeks weighing 2.5kg which was considered a good size for this gestatation.
Yes, a woman can go into labour at any time during her pregnancy. When it occurs determines what medical definition it gets. If you go into labour before 37 weeks it is called preterm labour. The infant born will then be called "prem" If labour occurs before 22 - 23 weeks it is called spontaneous ab…ortion. ( Full Answer )
I am 2 cm dialted -2 stage for head down position lost mucus plug and am 37 weeks and have contractions 6-10 minutes apart is labor going to be soon?
Why have you not called your maternity care provider rather than asking questions on here?
No, full term is not until 37 weeks. after that, taking long walks, helps the baby move down, or having sex, always take water w/you if you are out walking. Ask your Dr about getting induced.
You are 37 weeks and 2 days and you are dilated 2 and 90 percent effaced how soon should you go into labor?
You may not going into labor for several weeks. Women can walk around 4-5 cm dilated for a while before going into labor. Your body is doing some of the preliminary work for you!
It is possible. My wife started just making seven months of prgnancy. Of course, the baby (Matthew) was born a preemie. Now he is much taller and bigger than I. Still, this is not preferred, and your question (if you feel it is necessary) should be directed to your physician.
NO NO NO!!! Do not use Castor Oil ANYTIME during pregnancy! It is a harsh stimulant laxative and yes, it can make labor faster, but only if labor is ready to start on it's own. If you take it too early, it will not make your labor begin, but WILL most likely make you sick. I tried it, and wish I wou…ld have taken this warning serious, but like most women stuck at 40 weeks I was desperate. What Castor Oil does is loosens your stools. It causes you to have uncontrollable vomiting and diarreah. You can become seriously dehydrated and whats more is it passes thru the placenta so then you have a tiny baby making his/her first bowel movement in their warm safe home, turning it into a toxic nightmare! I took the max. dose of Castor Oil a week before I went into labor hoping it would speed things up. When I finally got to 7 cm, the doc broke my water and found there was meconium staining (baby had already pooped inside my uterus). This was the scariest thing for us. If a baby breathes in or swallows meconium they can be born with severe breathing problems (the poo is tar-like in texture and causes their little lung to be stuck closed) and even death (it is very toxic to a baby). Thank God my son was born without a drop breathed in or swallowed, but I know several other babies that werent that lucky. Please, give your baby the safest journey into the world and let him/her come on their own! ( Full Answer )
Will labor start soon if I am 37 weeks 2cm dilated station 0 and having lots of irregular contractions or can I still have a couple weeks to go?
There is really no straight answer for that. Your baby is fullyengaged, but that doesn't necessarily mean labor is imminent. Itdoes mean that your body is getting ready though. Good luck!
well it deend because if the baby has to come it is kind of ok but if you dont have to dont because the baby could really adapt some severe stuff
There are a few ways to induce labor. Although it is very important to go full term so your baby gets all the things he/she needs. The things I have been told are spicy foods, walking, and the biggest one is sex.. Watch a REALLY intense horror movie : )
btw 8 ounces to a pound above their birth weight. . at 2 weeks they should be up to their birth weight . and they should gain about .5 to 1 pound a week after.
approx 5 and a half pounds and 20 inches tall, but by this point in the pregnancy genetics is going to trump actuary tables. depending on how big the baby is going to be at delivery is could be a few inches and more than a pound off in either direction.
It is possible, but some mommas walk around 2 or 3 cm dilated for a couple weeks. It also depends how effaced you are. Just make sure to call your doctor and go to the hospital (L&D) if you have regular contractions - for some women they simply feel like menstrual cramps at first!
You should not try to induce labor on your own before 40 weeks or without the assistance of a trained professional. Castor oil will not really induce labor- that's an old wives tale. It will however act as a laxative
Talk to your doctor about the options. Maybe have it induced, but first talk to your doctor.
Yes. Every pregnancy gets faster than the last one so you should get to the hospital or call your midwife.
yes but the longer it stays in the more developed it will be their little lungs need the whole time to develop correctly or they may have to spend a while in the hospital like my daughter did. dont worry mine is now a healthy 17yr old Yes but not advised! My son was born at 35 weeks, in the countr…y where I live (HK) once you go into labour after 34 weeks they do not try and stop it and they do not give you a steroid injection for the baby's lungs. My son spent a week in hospital after birth. He needed two days on a ventilater, to help with his breathing. He had a feeding tube for two days as his sucking reflex had yet to develop. He was jaundiced (common in premature and pre term babies). We were told the two biggest issues with babies born at 35 weeks is the breathing and feeding due to a lack of maturity with the lungs, and the lack of a sucking reflex. But he is now seven months old and happy and healthy. He weighed 2.5kg at birth which is a good weight for 35 weeks. ( Full Answer )
Yes. It is possible to go into labor at any point. It might not behealthy for the baby to be in labor at 30 weeks, so it's best toget to a hospital and be examined by a medical professional.
A baby is counted as 'viable' (able to survive) from 24 weeks of pregnancy but I would not call that safe. 33% of babies born at 24 weeks, 19.9% at 23 weeks, and 9.1% at 22 weeks live long enough to be discharged from hospital. Not surviving but being discharged. So only a third survives from 24 wee…ks and usually with damages. It's in those last weeks the lungs are developing so I would say week 38 when you have gone the whole pregnancy is the safest. A few weeks before that can also be safe, it depends on the fetus condition and development. ( Full Answer )
Sono on August 312009 from lmp you should have been 30 weeks but growth of baby was at 34 weeks weighing 4 lbs13 oz went into false labor on sep 16 2009 sono at hospital said you are 37 which is rite?
If your menses were regular before the pregnancy and you are absolutely sure of your dates, then LMP is to be belived. If menses were not regular or unsure of dates, the sono is true. Also, at that gestational period, sono dating is +- 3 weeks.
It could be that you are losing your mucus plug, so yes, it could mean that you are going into labour, but not necessarily
Absolutely! If a baby is born at just 38 weeks, its considered full term. A baby born at 37 weeks should be just fine! From about 26 weeks can a baby survive. I have already seen a baby who was born at 25 weeks and who has survived.
I've tried it all... my #1 recommendation is walking. Lots of walking! Castor oil only messes you up, sex can soften the cervix, but walking helps everything right along :)
37 weeks pregnant today what I think is contractions since yesterday increasing in intensity slight wet feeling is this labor?
We can only guess here so you need to call the hospital and hear what the people there say since they are the ones delivering you.
In cases of Fetal Growth Restriction it is better for the baby to be delivered at 35 weeks, than to remain pregnant and possibly face further restriction or loss.
generally not a lot as babies tend to arrive when they are ready! There are various theories about how to induce birth including pineapple, curry, wine, raspberry leaf tea and even having sex but i don't think any have been medically proven to work......still, you can have fun trying!!
No. The baby and especially the lungs are not fully developed yet but if there is nothing else to do they have to be born. This is something you need to discuss with your doctor.
If a baby is born at 36 weeks, the baby will probably be fine. Many women go into labour at 36 weeks.
I'm currently 36 weeks pregnant but am measuring 37.5. This is my 3rd child and I am so ready to go into labor already. Does this mean the baby may be early?
If you're measuring ahead (larger than your dates), there are a few possible explanations: ~ You are overweight . A "fat pad" on the abdomen can cause the measurements to be off. ~ The measurement was inaccurate . This is most likely if you've switched care providers or if you have someone new… measuring your belly at this visit as compared to the last visit. ~ You are further along than you thought . This is most likely if you've been measuring ahead throughout the entire pregnancy. ~ You are pregnant with twins . In this case, you would normally measure FAR ahead, not just 1.5 weeks ahead. So, yes, it could mean that you are further along than 36 weeks and that you will go into labor earlier than expected. However, the measurement could be a fluke. ( Full Answer )
No, the baby's lungs need more time but sometimes the doctors have to if the baby or mother's health is in danger.