Third Trimester

Ask questions about what to expect during your final trimester, weeks 28 to 40 and delivery.

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Third Trimester
Inducing Labor

What can you take or do to induce labor when you are full-term or overdue?

Remember, that anything before 38 weeks is preterm labor, and the baby may not be ready! Early birth can mean immature lungs, jaundice, and other problems. It is better to be patient, and let your body go into labor on its own. If there is something wrong, or some reason that the doctor feels labor should be induced, (s)he will let you know, and schedule an appointment. It will then be done in a controlled environment, with medications that are known to work. This will reduce the chances of harm coming to you, or your baby.

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How many weeks in normal pregnancy?

40 weeks, and from 37 to 42 weeks is accepted as being within normal medical limits.

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Labor and Birth
Third Trimester

What does it look like to have a baby?

If you do a websearch for "birth videos" you will find a wealth of links to different videos of birth, natural, epidural, c-sections and more. It's a search results page so have a look at the titles and watch what your looking for or watch them all.

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Body Piercing
Third Trimester

How do you remove a loop navel piercing?

The ball is held in by pressure from the ring, it has two little divits in it. To get the ball out try to put pressure on one side of it and it may pop out, if not go to a shop they have specific tool made to take the ball out. Some people use tools around the house but this is a good way to ruin your jewelry and maybe infect the piercing if the tool isn't clean.

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Third Trimester
Inducing Labor
Morning Sickness

What would make a doctor induce labor?

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Having given birth twice by induction, I can tell you what they did for me.

There are two main ways to induce labor; pitocin given by injection and/or punturing the membrane, also called "breaking the waters". When this is done, surgical utensil shaped like a crochet needle is inserted into the cervix via vaginal canal and tears a small hole in the amniotic sac. This causes the "water to break" and usually induces labor shortly thereafter.

The amniotic sac can and usually does rupture by itself when the fetus is fully grown, but this method was used on me because I was at full-term and any more growth may have resulted in health problems for the baby and I.

Word of advice: If you plan on having an epidural during labor, ask your doctor/midwife/anesthesiologist to get that going BEFORE they induce your labor. When my labor was induced, I went immediately into hard labor (also called 3rd phase) after my membrane sac was ruptured. I was only 4 centimeters dialated and fully effaced. I went from 4 to 8 centimeters within 1 very painful hour. This can be very traumatizing for anyone in their first labor, especially if they had planned on getting an epidural.

I never needed to use pitocin, so you may want to ask your doctor how this process works.

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If you are wanting to be induced before your due date then there is a risk that the baby would be born prematurely. Dates and even ultrasound can sometimes be a little 'off' with accurately dating the age of a pregnancy and/ or baby. 37 weeks is usually the 'official' cut- off point for a pre- term labor but one baby may be mature at this age while another may be immature.It may risk his/her health and even their life if they were induced. It is usually so much better to wait unless there is a good medical reason to induce. Once I was in hospital with a woman who had insisted on an induction because she was so depressed with being pregnant, but she later regretted it. She was more depressed than before and now had an infant in special care as well.
As for full- term inductions, I would heartily second what the first contributor said. Artificially induced labors are so much more difficult to cope with. Most labors are painful but somehow the pain is more vicious and difficult to get on top of. It lacks the rhythm of the natural process. At least, it did for me.



I was induced with both of my children. My first pregnancy went so smoothly that I couldn't wait to do it again before I had even left the hospital. I had gestational diabetes with both children. Though I didn't have it, high blood pressure may also be another cause to induce labor. With my son, I had low amniotic fluid which the doctor's monitored 2 or more times a week. If it reaches and remains below a certain point, they may induce labor for that reason. It is always safest to push the pregnancy out as close to the due date as possible, but if it becomes medically necessary doctor's may choose to induce. There are many reasons why doctor's would choose to induce labor. If they think the child, or mother's, life or health may be at risk, then they will induce. Inducing labor is not much different from natural labor in that progress can happen in any stage and at any rate. I had two very different outcomes with induction so it varies from person to person and birth to birth.

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Fetal Movement
Third Trimester

Is excessive fetal movement dangerous for a pregnant woman?

Maybe you should go see a doctor in person about it.

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Cervical Cancer
Cervix During Pregnancy
Third Trimester

What is a normal cervical length in the second trimester of pregnancy?

Cervical measurements vary greatly, but a normal second trimester cervix is usually between 3 and 4 cm long (30-40 mm) If your cervix is less than 25 mm in length at 18-22 weeks, you are at higher risk for pre-term labor, pre-term delivery and incompetent cervix. Usually your doctor will recommend serial cervical measurements via transvaginal ultrasound if your cervix is found to be shorter than normal or if you have conditions that put you at higher risk for incompetent cervix and/or pre-term labor. Examples would previous second trimester miscarriage, previous pre-term labor and/or delivery, previous cervical surgery and multiple gestation.

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Spotting While Pregnant
Third Trimester

Why might you bleed in the third trimester?

Any bleeding during pregnancy should be checked. It may be the result of sexual intercourse but it may also be a symptom of a condition whereby the placenta lies over the neck of the womb making vaginal birth difficult. Get it checked.

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Is dizziness normal in the third trimester?

Sometimes yes due to hormone changes. Let your doctor know that you are having this.

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Third Trimester

Nausea in third trimester?

Is compleatly normal...Hormones from being pregnant cause the mothers body to become unbalanced...Some wimen get it in the first trimester,some get it there whole pregnancey and other don't get it at all...But in all cases it is compleatly normal...Just remember to stay hydrated and if you vomet for more then 24hrs be sure to talk to your doctor to see if he/she is wanting you to go in and make sure you are still hydrated enough

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Pregnancy
Pregnancy Tests
Third Trimester

Does c on a pregnancy test mean positive?

no this is the Control section of the window in regards to whether the test was done right, it can appear with the other line though and that means you are!!

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Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)
Pregnancy Symptoms
Third Trimester

Is painful urination during pregnancy a sign of a serious problem?

It sounds like a bladder infection, which could become a serious problem if not taken care of. Go see your doctor. If it's a bladder infection, it can easily be taken care of with antibiotics. If it is something else, they will find it.

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Labor and Birth
Third Trimester
Diapers

How can one turn a breech baby?

It depends on the type of breech. A fully breech baby is usually taken by cesearean section due to the risk of excessive bleeding of the mother and meconium aspiration of the infant. If the baby is across the abdomen, side lying, the doctor or midwife may try manipulation by positioning the mother left lateral and massaging the abdomen. Follow your OB's advice to be safest. good luck. Joymaker RN

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Trimesters
Third Trimester

What best describes what happens to a developing fetus during third trimester?

the organs grow larger

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Pregnancy
First Trimester
Third Trimester

What do the trimesters mean?

Trimester simply is a term that refers to dividing the normal 9 month pregnancy into three 3-month segments. So, the first trimester is the first three months of pregnancy; the second trimester is months 4-6; and the third trimester is the final three months. Hope this helps! Dr. B.

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Pregnancy
Pregnancy Symptoms
Third Trimester

How many weeks are in a normal first pregnancy?

40 weeks is the general term for pregnancy though it can be anywhere from 37-42.

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Pregnancy Symptoms
Third Trimester
Discharge During Pregnancy

What is the pink discharge in early stages of pregnancy?

As the baby grows during your pregnancy, the uterus is receiving a lot of blood flow in order to deliver all the necesary nutrients & oxygen your baby needs to grow. Often your cervix (which is the entrance to the uterus) is slightly swollen due to the increased blood flow. The blood vessels in the cervix are also somewhat bigger. Pink discharge after intercourse that appears as spotting can be a normal sign. The "trauma" of the penis contacting the cervix during intercourse can cause these blood vessels to rupture and a small amount of bleeding to occur. This is normal. However, pink discharge may be a sign of something more serious. Pink or red discharge is always fresh bleeding. Brown discharge is almost always "old" bleeding. It is always best to check with your healthcare provider in order to know for sure whether pink discharge during pregnancy is normal for you.

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I got pink blood in my discharge can that happen in early pregnancy but the thing is I got my period 2 weeks later

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Computer Hardware
Definitions
Hard Disk Drives
Third Trimester

What does 'PXE-E61 Media test failure' mean?

It has multiple connotations. If you actually know what PXE is and were planning to use it, it simply means that something is wrong with the network cable, or the router is not turned on.

If you have absolutely no idea what PXE is or why you would want it and just want to know why your computer doesn't start up, it means that either your hard drive has been formatted or died, or that "LAN" was set up as the first boot device in the BIOS. If the BIOS detects that there is no hard drive or it isn't bootable, it will continue through the list of boot devices, including the network. PXE is basically the ability to boot an operating system that is stored on another computer over the network. It is very useful for businesses and power users, but most consumers will never actually use it.

BIOS is checked out when computer is switched on and reports configuration, if set as 1st boot device hard drive at Bios boots here, if Bios is set to another device it boots there, 1st boot sequence is your 1st boot choice, if hard drive is the choice initialization activates a mechanical arm where mounted on its end is a head configuration comprising of magnetic small boxlike shapes the arm and its associated parts directionalises its self over to the outside cylinders on the platter/plate associated with the disc in the hard drive and attempts to read a ring of coded data and locates sector 1 and an area of data where reading executes from MBR (MASTER BOOT RECORD) and tells computer what PARTITION to boot in this case it is drive "C". Since "C" is active partition on after the scan boot reports on 2 "FILE ALLOCATION TABLES" known as FAT and provides size, here is the record recordings of files on hard disc, after reading the 1st FAT, 2nd FAT contains "ROOT DIRECTORY" where 2 hidden system files are located and a "KEY FILE" called "COMMAND.COM" boot process initializes windows start. PARTITIONING can in hard drive takes on other assigned letters "D" "E" "F" ETC. Where no partitioning has occurred next hardware device CD-ROM IS assigned the letter "D", and this can be your 1st BOOT device rather than hard drive, it's optional. A VIRUS can replace MBR with themselves and replace MBR somewhere else.

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Third Trimester

Is losing weight in the third trimester normal?

Yes, because the baby is bigger and squishing your stomach so there is less space for your food, which often makes you not very hungry and can cause morning sickness to come back again, hence weight loss Always call your OB, remember they have the degree. The answer is NO. The baby is growing and also putting on more weight IF you are eating normally/there hasn't been a change in your eating. A lot of people do lose weight though. I certainly did and many other people I know did. I was told it was normal and very common

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Body Piercing
Third Trimester

How do you close your navel piercing?

Take the jewelry out, that's the first step. After the jewelry is removed, keep taking care of it as if it has jewelry in it. Keep it clean, because even though there is no jewelry in it, it needs to be clean. It will eventually close up, but you may have some scarring.

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Third Trimester
Inducing Labor
Pineapple

Do herbs such as slippery elm help induce labor?

Slippery elm is known to cause contractions and could perhaps induce labor. Taking herbs while pregnant, especially if not under the direction of a professional who knows all of the benefits and risks, could be very dangerous, though.

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Pregnancy
Pregnancy Tests
Third Trimester

Can positive pregnancy tests means something other then pregnancy?

Yes, home pregnancy tests can produce both false positives and false negatives. If a home pregnancy test is positive, you should see a gynecologist to have the pregnancy confirmed as soon as you can.

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Labor and Birth
Dwarf Planet Pluto
Third Trimester
Inducing Labor

How much walking does it take to go into labor?

I had a friend of mine who walked everyday around the high school track for a really long time and she never went into labor. She tried everything, short of castor oil. She ended up having to have a c-section, but she did not say why she had to have one. I too walked miles when 4 days overdue and ended up being induced 4 days after that.

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Third Trimester

What best describes how a developing fetus changes during the third trimester?

It grows larger (cheaters)

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Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)
Pregnancy Symptoms
Spotting While Pregnant
Third Trimester

Is it normal for the bump to move downwards in the seventh month of pregnancy?

Yes, this is normal, as the baby and the mother prepares for delivery the baby must move toget in the right position, so you may notivce this fromt he 7th month but it will also continue to seem to move downwards until delivery.

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