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Planning For Labor Pain (Overview)

Childbirth classes can teach you breathing and relaxation techniques to help you cope with pain experienced during labor and delivery. The amount of pain felt during childbirth is different for every woman. For some women, the techniques learned in the childbirth classes are enough to relieve their pain, and medication is not necessary. For other women, the option of having pain relief medication available to them during labor and delivery is appealing and, when used, may help them experience a more comfortable childbirth.


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Please write strongest pain medication, complete drug plan for post C-section pain. I chose C-section with general anesthesia. I don't want spinal or epidural?

Please write strongest pain medication, complete drug plan for post C-section pain. I chose C-section with general anesthesia. I don't want spinal or epidural?

Analgesia: It would not be practical to provide you with rx plan for postop analgaesia without knowing your medical history. You have tied your anesthesiologist's hands by declining spinal/epidural. Both techniques can have opiate adjuvants which diminishes motor blockade whilst maintains sensory blockade. Elective general anesthesia for delivery is dangerous and as an anesthesiologist i wouldn't do that. ...Read more

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Planning For Labor Pain (Overview)

Childbirth classes can teach you breathing and relaxation techniques to help you cope with pain experienced during labor and delivery. The amount of pain felt during childbirth is different for every woman. For some women, the techniques learned in the childbirth classes are enough to relieve their pain, and medication is not necessary. For other women, the option of having pain relief medication available to them during labor and delivery is appealing and, when used, may help them experience a more comfortable childbirth.


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What to expect for epidural during labor after lower back surgery?

What to expect for epidural during labor after lower back surgery?

It depends: on the extent of your surgery, you might not have an epidural space where it is needed, it might be partial, it may be difficult to place, it may work fine ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor, such as increasing contractions or fluid leakages
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If the baby is not moving, do kick counts, and keep in mind that you should feel 10 in two hours
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Call your doctor with any questions or concerns
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I need a list of pain meds for child birth and labor ((that isnt an epidural))?

I need a list of pain meds for child birth and labor ((that isnt an epidural))?

Why ?: Those that are effective are by prescription only and their use is best decided by the physicians in attendance at delivery. A prenatal consult with the OB and or others involved should provide you with the meds commonly used in your situation. ...Read more

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What to expect for epidural for labor with cage around l1?

What to expect for epidural for labor with cage around l1?

No Difference: The needle or catheter will be inserted well below your hardware. So, it should make no difference. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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What do you recommend for pain management for Stage IV Endometriosis, fibromyalgia and PCOS?

What do you recommend for pain management for Stage IV Endometriosis, fibromyalgia and PCOS?

There are choices: These are three different diagnoses. For fibromyalgia therapies include antidepressive, muslce relaxants, anticonvulsants. Your gyencologist can help with the endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. You need to discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more

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Need pain relief for spinal stenosis. What is safe to take throughout pregnancy?

Need pain relief for spinal stenosis. What is safe to take throughout pregnancy?

Talk to your ob: Check with your obstetrician before any treatment. Often she or he will let you take some medications (acetaminophen or tylenol is allowed by some). While walking may be uncomfortable, exercise while flexed (bent forward), as on a bicycle or recumbent bike may be comfortable, and exercise often reduces pain. In more severe cases, your OB may allow an epidural injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Will exercising help with back pain after taking epidural labor shot?

Will exercising help with back pain after taking epidural labor shot?

Back pain: After pregnancy is not caused by an epidural needle but by loose ligaments in your spine caused by Progesterone and overall core muscle weakness. Exercise will help with back pain caused by weak core muscles. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Does taking an epidural during labor also help for the awful contractions after the birth? I'm expecting my 10th and suffer terribly after each birth.

Does taking an epidural during labor also help for the awful contractions after the birth? I'm expecting my 10th and suffer terribly after each birth.

Epidural: An epidural lastsapproximately 3-5 hours. You can discuss your problem with your obstetrician and maybe he can give you a more potent cocktail in your epidural. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What are the health risks going into preterm labor at 33 weeks. I will be having a baby boy and am high risk for preterm labor.

What are the health risks going into preterm labor at 33 weeks. I will be having a baby boy and am high risk for preterm labor.

NICU stay: Under 36 weeks there is >50% chance a boy premi would end up with respiratory distress & need to spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit.This would involve oxygen & fluids pumped through iv's or tubes into the belly button.It might mean a mechanical ventilator to assist breathing. Eventual outcome > 33 wks is pretty good with good care but stay is usually > 10 days & complications do occur. ...Read more

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Labor Pains (Definition)

Labor pains = rhythmic uterine contractions that occur during delivery ...Read more