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how can i raise my chances to have a vaginal birth?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good Nutrition: Good nutrition with appropriate weight gain is critical to having a normal size infant. Do the appropriate testing for things like gestational diabetes at the right time. Avoid early elective inductions of labor. Have a good line of communication with your care giver and know their philosophy of labor and delivery.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Depends: The healthier you are the better your pregnancy outcome will likely be. You should know that in america 1 in 4 women will have a cesarean delivery. That means you have a 25% chance of having a cesarean delivery. You will probably have a vaginal delivery, but be prepared for a cesarean section.

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Do pre-birth sleep schedules predict post-birth schedules?

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Neurology 18 years experience
As above: Overall you're sleep should improve quickly since you will feel more comfortable than when sleeping while pregnant. This can be affected by factors such as having a c-section, pregnancy related restless legs, snoring from weight gain, etc. Although your own schedule may improve, your baby will have its own schedule that you'll have to adapt to!
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What is the incidence of twin births?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
1.4 %: The incidence of twins in the US is 1 in 70. This is partially related to fertility treatments and partly due to increased incidence of pregnancy at older ages. Certain ethnic groups, Africans and African Americans have a higher incidence.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What time of the month do I start taking birth control?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Your gyn should: Have told you that, if you mean bc pills , depending on the pill my patients start it on the first day of the period or you can do the sunday after your period starts but with the low dose pills like i almost always prescribe to my patients they start on teh first day of their period.
A 65-year-old female asked:

One of the answers for rectocele treatment included the words vaginal pessary . What is this?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Supportive ring: Rectocele occurs when pelvic floor muscle lose support; rectum, usually uterus, maybe bladder sag. Pessary is a ring inserted into vagina to help keep things up and perky (kind of like a vaginal truss). This helps keep the rectum straight (as name implies), and lets it do its job of evacuating stool out, not bulge into vaginal vault.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the diffrence between a tight and loose vagina?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Muscle Tone: The "tightness" of the vagina refers to the muscle tone of the surrounding walls. Things can stretch these muscles out, such as vaginal child-birth. Other things can tighten the walls, such as kegel exercises.

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