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Sex And Preterm Labor
No: Pregnant woman may continue to enjoy intercourse unless specifically instructed to avoid by your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
Significant: You should be seen by your doctor. Both you and your consort should be treated and tested for cure. ...Read more
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
Hospital tour: Birthing experiences vary widely to each person, facility and family. Schedule tours with the birthing center where the delivery may occur, and discuss the different birthing plan options available. You will likely be surprised at how much information you will gather and it will make the entire experience less stressful. ...Read more
Am 36 weeks pregnant cervix is soft and low have menstrual type cramping and frequent braxton hicks can early labour be on its way?
If I am at risk for preterm labor (twin pregnancy, lots of bh contractions, 2 CM cervix, 1 CM dilation, positive ffn), what can I do to lower my risk?
MFM care.: Depending on your gestational age maternal-fetal medicine consultation will help you and the babies achieve the optimal perinatal outcome. Pessary apparently may help prevent twin preterm birth, but pretty much nothing else helps. Please see an mfm to assess chorionicity and possibility of ttts/ops. Steroids and short term tocolysis (magnesium sulfate for 48 hours) help and should be considered! ...Read more
36 weeks pregnant, just took my last procardia (nifedipine) for preterm labor. When will i go into labor?
No: If only that were so.... We could induce labor with sperm instead of medication! there have been extensive studies and there's no evidence that semen causes labor. If your doctor told you to avoid sex because of a problem with placenta, definitely avoid sex, but if not, it's okay. Make sure you're comfortable too, not feeling pressured, etc. Pregnancy can be confusing for couple's sex life. ...Read more