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I have had a yeast infection throughout my entire pregnancy. My doctor has tested me for STD's and all are negative. He has prescribed metro gel to me. I have used this every few months. I am now on my 32 week and am using this prescription every other week.
Is there something stronger I can use or something I can change or do differently to help?
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Dear Ms Ultrasound,
Both of my previous pregnancies were induced at term due to low fluid when measured by ultrasound.
Both babies were delivered naturally with no problems weighing 8.5 and 7.14 lbs They are now 2 and 5 and are beautiful and healthy.
I am now in the 30th week of my third pregnancy and the technician measured my placental fluid at +- 50 mm. I would like this baby to go full term, but realize there is a risk if the fluid goes lower. What is the generally accepted cut off before a baby should be induced?
Thank you for your time,
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