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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Low impact ones.: Stationary bike, treadmill, walking, swimming are all excellent choices for pregnancy conditioning in preparation for labor. You can lower your risk f ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Life in L&D: This is too varied to sum up in 400 characters! to best prepare yourself for *your* l&d experience: 1) take tour of l&d at the hospital where you plan ... Read More
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends!: Such a big question for 400 characters. For most, it will be a great experience. For a few, it will be stressful. Ask your family members and friends ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Talk to some l&d nurses to see what went well for them and, just as importantly, what to avoid.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes!: That's the whole point of a laborist team; that the cover l&d 24-7-365, allowing for excellence in labor outcomes and freeing up the other physicians ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Rice
17 years experience Family Medicine
Too broad a topic: That's a really broad question that entire textbooks are written about. I think we'll be able to help you a lot more if you can ask something specific ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Barbieri
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pack early!: It is best to get organized and have your bag ready a few weeks before your due date, so that when labor truly starts, you can just grab it and go. I ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Stay active: Staying active during pregnancy has many benefits fr your body before, during and after delivery, as well as mood benefits. Walking and even running c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask questions: This would be the time to ask your doctor a lot of questions.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sutures: Sutures might be needed if there was a significant tear during delivery or if you had an episiotomy. If this doesn't address your question then please ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Fineberg
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hopefully: Unless you have a medical condition that makes it dangerous (such as very high blood pressure) you should be able to walk. This is something you shou ... Read More
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