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What is the ideal birthing position

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Squatting: It depends on your body size, the baby's size, and whether or not you have an epidural. Generally though, gravity always helps and squatting will als ... Read More

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Dr. Ralph Boling
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Most comfortable,: for you, so a trial of different positions, is fine. Right or left lateral may be more comfortable.
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Dr. Ralph Boling
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Right or left side,: or your choice.
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Dr. Nela Cordero
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LITHOTOMY: The best position to speed up baby go down the birth canal is lithotomy
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Depends: On amount of fluid, gravida, weeks ofgestation. Commonly it head or breech engages hrs before normal delivery.
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Dr. Adam Tripp
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No best kind: Paxil (paroxetine) has shown more problems and adverse birth complications than other ssris, but all antidepressants have low risks of complications. ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
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28 weeks: At 28 weeks of gestation, fetus turns head down.
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Dr. Amy Herold
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Hospital tours: First find out what hospitals are covered by your insurance and where your doctor has privileges to perform deliveries. Then choose a hospital that i ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
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Room for delivery: The best room for a home delivery should be well lighted, limited access to individuals who are not participating in the birth, and most importantly e ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Rasak
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Depends: No wt loss program should be intiated without input from your dr and ob/gyn. If your breast feeding this will actually help burn calories . Early on w ... Read More

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