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38 Weeks Pregnant Induce Labor By Masterbating
Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?
Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Depends on severity: Taking care of patients is always a risks vs. Benefits assessment. So, the question's are: how harmful to the mother and to the baby are the mother's anxiety attacks, how harmful is the treatment for the attacks, what potential bad things can happen to the mother and to the baby if an attempt to deliver before term is tried. In general, we want a baby to deliver naturally. ...Read more
39 weeks pregnant. Delivery scheduled 2nd July. Labor induction 6am c section if need same day eve. Need to know instructions precautions before induc?
Induction: Avoid eating after midnight the evening before, be on time, and get some sleep. One of the big reasons labors fail is that the patient is too tired from being up all day and night to push effectively. Bring something comfortable to wear after the baby. If you get an epidural, kick everyone out of the room for a couple hours and sleep. ...Read more
No: All you will do is get diarrhea. Not so fun. I wouldn't do it unless you are constipated. But let your OB know first. ...Read more
No evidence: Karo corn syrup has never been studied as an agent to induce labor and likely never will. I would not recommend attempting labor induction at home without consultation with your provider. Karo syrup will likely just cause elevated blood sugars and I would avoid it, in pregnancy...And in life, really. ...Read more
Labor: If you could bring on labor then the secrete would be out there and women would love it. Always remember the baby is part of the equation and sends a signal to the mom when it is time to come out. Part of the increase in Cesarean section rate is from inductions when it is not time. ...Read more
No: But swimming is good exercise all the way through pregnancy, if u are at last 39 weeks talk to you doc about induction, I do not let any of my pts go past their due date an induction in my hands has saved many pts from having a csection and from having a bad outcome by not going past their due date. ...Read more
Apply medication: The most common way to induce changes supporting progression of labor is to apply some chemicals that stimulate the opening of the cervix (dilatation) called prostaglandins. In addition, such things as nipple stimulation can release one's natural hormone, oxytocin, which can also stimulate labor naturally. ...Read more
Too early: At 38 weeks and at 48 years of age you should be undergoing fetal testing to ensure your baby has a good heart rate and enough fluid. If these tests are normal then we generally recommend delivery at 39wks, which means you should not attempt any self-induction unless your doctor says you have another indication for induction; regardless of mucous plug. ...Read more
Do not rec that: If you want to go into labor discuss induction with your OB, you can be induced anytime after at or after 39 weeks gestation, I use cervadil to ripen the cervix then rupture of membranes and a little pitiocin if necessary, it is safe when done correctly like I do it and works please discuss with your doc, there are other meds to use also, ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks. ...Read more
There is a paucity of data regarding the safety and/or efficacy of castor oil which is often ingested rather than used topically. People tend to report nausea with this method and I would recommend against trying induction at home.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed? Term=23881775. ...Read more
Does green tea cause contractions or induce labor? I've been told that it does for people in the later stage of pregnancy.
No evidence: I've checked multiple resources and can find no evidence that green tea will induce labor. It's not even among the traditional herbal labor inducers. There could be some caffeine in green tea, though. So it appears this is one of those internet things that don't bear up under examination. If wanting to induce your labor, please talk with your ob-gyn physician. ...Read more
39 weeks and 6 days and no effacement or dilation nor any bh nor any contractions. Anyway to induce labor naturally and safely?
Can walk may help: But if she were my pt I would offer her induction as a recent large study showed the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks if she were my pt I would rec cervadil to ripen cervix in the evening in the labor room, then start Pitocin (oxytocin) in am I have induced unripe cervix many times at 40 weeks and the induction works 99% of time and have prevented many more chance for prob after 40wks. ...Read more
Is dangerous to use CYTOTEC (misoprostol) to induce labor at 41 weeks?, my doc say is not dangerous but I would like a second opinion
Not Dangerous...: Cytotec is used frequently to soften the cervix in preparation for labor induction with Pitocin (oxytocin). When used correctly with monitoring in the hospital it is very safe and effective. It would not be safe to use at home where there is no monitoring etc. Most of the time it doesn't actually cause full blown labor but some women, especially if they have had other deliveries will go into labor. ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks pregnant with my first child I've heard of blue cohosh to induce labor would it be safe to take blue cohosh after 37 weeks?
I am 34 w 5 d pregnant as in lmp. However in ultrasound I am only 33 w. Bp is 130/90. Should I be afraid? Doc suggests induce labor after 2w.
Preeclampsia?: Your description is suspicious for preeclampsia (mild or severe). If the feus is well-dated and yet not growing well and your blood pressure is increasing near term, close medical supervision is warranted to avoid serious complications such as fetal death, placental abruption, eclamptic seizures, stroke, hellp/presyndrome, hepatorenal failure, heart attack. Delivery by 37 weeks is a good idea. ...Read more
Once considered full term in pregnancy, can I try to make myself go info labor? Like natural ways. I.E the over-the-counter tea that is said to help induce labor
There are ways: I've seen the ads for the otc, too. It's not clear what the ingredients are or if they've been studied. However, several physical methods exist to naturally stimulate prostaglandin release at term. Intercourse, orgasm, and nipple stimulation can all help in inducing labor. Your doctor can "strip your membranes" (stretch your cervix) in the office. Enemas and lots of other remedies are useless. ...Read more
Wait until 39 weeks: After 39 weeks, you can encourage contractions in a uterus that is ready with sex (semen has natural hormones that gently stimulate labor) or gentle nipple stimulation. If the uterus is ready, it might work. If it doesn't work, it's probably not ready for labor. Your doctor can sweep membranes. The baby is developing it's brain and lungs and other organs right up to 40 weeks, so don't rush nature! ...Read more
Your ob/gyn may recommend an "induction" of labor for reasons related to your or your baby's health. There are numerous reasons for needing to have this option recommended. You are admitted to the hospital, fetal monitoring, IV started and a dilute solution of Pitocin (oxytocin) is given to start labor contractions slowly. Indications such as post dates, toxemia, iugr, fetal distress, and more
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Nature or not: Induction of labor is recommended when a pregnancy needs to be delivered for medical reasons. Providers use medications soften the cervix and contractions to start. All methods have risks, and "natural" methods can be just as risky as medication unless you are being monitored by your physician. If you are concerned and you need induction, talk to your doctor about what your options are. ...Read more
No: But too much caffine at term can be bad for your heart, if you re 39-40 weeks please discuss with your OB about inducing, I have delivered over 5000 babies and do not let any of my pts go past their due date. ...Read more
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this is certainly what I heard and so did my daughter. It's a natural way to prompt the natural process. I have no idea that it would overcome problems that might require intervention. Talk with your midwife, doula or obgyn for your specific situation. Best wishes! ...Read more