Third Trimester

Breasts, Nursing and Lovemaking

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
I am 6 weeks away from having my first child. I am a black woman age 26, and I am starting to develop some milk I guess, because my breasts are swelling a little now and leaking just a little, is that normal to start developing milk at this point in my pregnancy? How much milk should I be developing between now and my babies birth?

How Soon After I lose my Plug Does Labor Start?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife
I am 38 weeks pregnant and told at my last appointment that I was 1 cm dilated.

How early can you loose your mucus plug? I have had discharge since the beginning of my pregnancy, but I think I may have fully lost it today. At one point today, I discharged about three times the amount I typically do.

Could this be it? If so when will actual labor begins?

Complications Affecting Baby?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I'm 25 years old and have always been very healthy. Currently I am 25 weeks pregnant and have already had two yeast infections (treated with Monistat 7), a bout of Bacterial Vaginosis (that was treated with Flagyl), and now due to the antibiotics I have Thrush, and possibly another yeast infection that I am waiting to confirm with the doctor tomorrow.

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