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Acupuncture During Labour
No, it should not: You should ask the anesthetist or obstetrician any questions you have about the procedure; but the reason it is used so frequently instead of other drugs is that it is so safe. Good luck! ...Read more
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
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When pregnant, can your doctor detect herbal labor inducers, like cotton root bark, during or after labor ?
Purpose : Your physician is trying to help you and your newborn to have uncomplicated delivery. By withholding information from your physician you can harm yourself and your child. ...Read more
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Can having a bunch of braxton hicks contractions all through your 3rd trimester facilitate childbirth?
Moderate exercise: Exercise during pregnancy or any other time in life can be helpful for your physical feeling of well being as well as your physical condition. Exercise during pregnancy is certainly still helpful to give you release of endorphins and good feeling. You must be careful, however, and use moderation. Most importantly ask your obstetrician specifics of limitations. Walking normal pace usually good. ...Read more
Herniated disc: Yes. The extra weight from the baby pulls on the tendons and ligaments of the lumbar spine and pelvis. The lumbar spine discs at the L4/5 and L5/S1 levels are particularly susceptible to herniation. The sacroiliac (SI) joints often become inflamed and painful too. These are the largest joints in the body and relax to allow the baby's head to pass through the birth canal. ...Read more
These are my thought: on the matter- other providers on Healthtap may be more knowledgeable about this subject. I have received deep tissue massage a number of times. It breaks down tissue and thus may release toxins into your system. Although, I believe that massage in general could be very beneficial to a pregnant woman - I would be more hesitant to recommend deep tissue work at that time. I don't have hard data to ...Read more
? Muscles vs Organs: ?Standard pelvic pain workup. If your doc are still guessing then you need to shift gears and began a wellness program, vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, and stretching. Think flesh=muscles/tissue and not organs with chronic pain. ...Read more
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Reading a book on orgasmic birth, encourages orgasm during labor for more easy/pleasant delivery. Is it possible? It seems contra to actual delivery?
Possible, ...: Conceptually, it may help induce more love hormone - oxytocin to further enhance natural uterine contraction for delivery. Clinically, oxytocin has been used to labor induction by some. More? Read the page in http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10184. Hopefully, the info help... ...Read more
Hydration: Many patients aren't able to take enough fluids orally during labor because they may be nauseated and they can become dehydrated. Iv fluids can prevent dehydration. Additionally, they provide access to administer any medications that may be necessary in labor such as antibiotics or pain meds. Finally, if a cesarean section becomes necessary, the IV allows the anesthesiologist to have access. ...Read more
Is breaking waters during labor and delivery necessary? Will it prolong labor intact and left alone to break on its own?
Depends: An amniotomy is one tool that can be used to augment labor if things are not progressing on their own. Your labor and delivery nurse and doctor can guide you through the complicated process of labor and all of the subtle nuances of various maneuvers to help you achieve your goal of a healthy delivery. ...Read more
Labour: Talk to your obstetrician. Epidurals are quite common. Medication can also be used. Your obstetrician what is best for you based on the circumstances. ...Read more
Epidurals: Lumbar epidurals are the best , safe in the trained hands and effective , i could not imagine delivery without it ! ...Read more
Almost never: It is very rare to have any long term side effects from your epidural if you are otherwise healthy. Women who are at increased risk for bleeding are at increased risk for complications and need to talk to the anesthesiologist carefully. Back pain is just as common in women who deliver with or without epidural. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Loaded Question: Nitrous is a inhaled sedative that can help relax you and make you more calm, it also is alway delived with oxygen. The two combined can reduce asthma symptoms because of the increased oxygen intake and the nitrous may act as a bronchodialator which is also very beneficial. Obvoiusly using it with delivery should be and informed choice that you and your provider discuss. ...Read more
Does having a previous endometritis effect current pregnancy or cause any type of complications during labor and delivery?
Hsv 1&2 blood tests done -- negative for 2, but 1 came back "indeterminate" should one be concerned about this during labour? No outbreaks ever.
Want to know what complications a sedentary lifestyle can cause during labor and delivery and the baby. I'm healthy but not phys active @ 36 weeks. ?
What is some information regarding the use of emla cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) for IV insertion during labour?
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Why does having a full bladder during labour prevent the baby from coming out. Wouldn't you just urinate since you're pushing so hard?
I've extremly sore hips nothing eases pain, 1 hip was higher than the other during labour and has beenn sore ever since then and my baby is 9 months?
Had a child 12 years ago and during labour i had back contractions for 24 hours now 12 years on i still get back ache in the same place. What can i do?
See a spine doctor : Either an Orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon who specializes in spine problems, s/he would run some tests after history and physical exam, not necessarily will embark on surgery but will diagnose you right. Meanwhile avoid heavy lifting, bad posturing, use warm compresses, rest and pain killers, swimming can be helpful too or just walking in the shallow end of the pool, best wishes ...Read more
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