What happens at a 35 week appointment?

What happens at a 35 week appointment?

At each third trimester prenatal appointment, your doctor will continue to check your blood pressure, weight, and urine, and will suggest a screening to check for signs of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and infection.

What should I ask at my 35 week appointment?


  • How will I know that the baby is coming and it’s time to go to the hospital?
  • How will I know my labor pains have begun?
  • What is false labor?
  • What should I do if my water breaks or I notice a bloody discharge from vagina?
  • What if I do not get labor pains even after 40 weeks of pregnancy?

What week Do they check your cervix?

36-40 weeks: When your physician checks you, several things are being assessed: Cervical dilation—how open is the cervix? This is a number, measured in centimeters, typically between 1 and 4 (until you move into active labor).

Is cervix check painful?

Toward the end of pregnancy, vaginal tissue becomes more sensitive, so a cervical exam (which is not known for being gentle) can feel uncomfortable or even painful. Second, a cervical exam introduces foreign bacteria inside your vaginal canal and near your cervical opening, which increases the risk of infection.

Are you usually dilated at 36 weeks?

Some women begin dilating at 36 weeks and go to 41 weeks before they finally go into labor at 7 centimeters. Some women are checked with a routine cervical exam and found to be just “a finger tip dilated,” then go into full blown, active labor 24 hours later.

What is the Purple Line in labor?

Purple line is one of the non-invasive methods to assess the progress of cervical dilatation and foetal head descent in labour (Shepherd et al. 2010). This line starts at the anus and moves up the cleft at the beginning of the second stage of labour (Byrne and Edmonds 1990).