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Bv Preterm Labor
It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding and Cntrxns: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Significant: You should be seen by your doctor. Both you and your consort should be treated and tested for cure. ...Read more
What is the question: Are you HIV + and asking if your baby can be hiv+? Or are you concerned that delivering vaginally will subject you to risk of HIV infection? If the latter, don't worry. You do not get HIV in that fashion. Only sexually or by blood transfer (transfusion, needle sharing, transplants, etc.) rephrase your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not but: If you are close to your delivery date, you should concentrate on keeping comfortable and not over-do excercises. If you find the you are sore from the kegels than cut back a bit on their intensity. ...Read more
Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??
Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. ...Read more
29wks preg, contractions, cervix little soft/thin. Neg fetal fibronectin, positive Vaginal bacteriosum, put on Flagyl. Still contract. Early baby?
Call the Ob-Gyn Dr.: A 29-week pregnant woman with a tummy that gets hard can call her Ob-Gyn doctor and go get re-examined at the doctor's office or at the hospital's labor and delivery ward. The doctor will be checking for preterm labor, which can lead to a preterm birth (and all the problems that come with premature babies). Preterm labor is serious, so it is important to be examined by an experienced physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnant with triplet.Have history of preterm labor 29 weeks (twins) due to rupture membrane.Is it important to do cervical cerclage? (cervix is fine)
Hmmmm. : Let's see. You had preterm labor at 29 weeks with twins and are pregnant with triplets? I'd go for cerclage given the risk of an incompetent cervix is present with 3 babies. I'm guessing you see a perinatologist? If that's what she/he is recommending, i'd sign up for it. Good luck. ...Read more
TVS measured cervical length [email protected] to [email protected], fFN+, cramping/backache, spotting. Normal shortening of CL? What's the risk of preterm labor?
Very real risk: The positive fetal fibronectin suggests that the risk is very real and treatment to prevent/stop preterm labor +/- steroids to hasten lung maturity should be considered based on your particular case. If one is available I would guess your OB wants to consult a maternal-fetal medicine specialist ( a doctor who specializes in high risk pregnancies). Best wishes to you and the baby. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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