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will an induced labor affect by baby?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It might: Any labor can affect your baby. With contractions, the uterus tightens and can put pressure on the umbilical cord. Each contraction also very briefly decreases the blood flow to the baby. When a woman is being induced, most of the time it is because of some complication with the pregnancy. Any problem may already have decreased the blood supply to the baby and make labor hard for the baby to take.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: Most inductions are handled under a protocol or pattern designed to be sure the meds used are not pushed to the point they would stress the baby. This is verified through fetal monitoring that reflects how baby is doing in the process. Done well, it is no more stressful to baby than a normal labor, but far more predictable, and you can immediately stop the meds if stress is observed.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are some healthy ways to get a crying baby to stop crying?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
List of fixes: It helps if mom/dad make a list of what things they can do something about, for those times they are tired & can't think clearly. Offer feed if not fed within last 2hr. Warm if cold. Cool off if warm. Change if dirty. Console if in need of nurturing. A warm bath can relax them. If nothing works & baby is otherwise well, put on the headphones & let the kid figure it out.
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How can I keep from stressing about my unborn baby's being normal and myhealth?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Prenatal stress: You should talk to ur OB & if he/she tells you everything is okay you should not stress yourself. The baby feels your stress as well so it would be better to let your doctor worry &stress for your & your baby's health if needed. You should enjoy your pregnancy&be happy. If your doctor told you some thing is wrong, there may be other things you could do besides stressing. Use ur energy positively.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How many weeks is a baby's gender established?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
At conception: A baby's gender is determined at the time of conception. Depending on the tests done fetal sex can be determined at various times. In normal pregnancy fetal sex can be determined by testing mother;s blood at 7 weeks. In case of in-vitro fertilization, it could be determined before the embryo is implanted.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

How long does periods last after having a baby?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: Bleeding, spotting and discharge after having a baby is very normal. The time will vary from person to person. Usually it stops within 3-6 weeks. Breastfeeding women sometimes will have irregular spotting instead of normal periods due to the hormonal changes.
Anderson, SC
A 19-year-old female asked:

What are some early labor signs?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
As follows;: Cramping which starts out far apart and becomes more regular and more painful. You may leak fluid and may have bleeding. If you are ever unsure, check with your doctor right away.

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