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Doctor insights on: Acupuncture For Pregnancy Labor

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

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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Will acupuncture be safe during pregnancy?

Will acupuncture  be safe during pregnancy?

Yes: And can make delivary easy, but u need to do it with someone skilled in it. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture be good for inducing labor?

WHO says yes: According to the world health organization, induction of labor falls under the category of “diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment”. ...Read more

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How are breast-feeding classes helpful for couples during pregnancy?

How are breast-feeding classes helpful for couples during pregnancy?

Resources/Education: Classes help you learn what to expect, proper technique, common problems & how to fix them, and most importantly, where to call for help if you need it. Better to be prepared, for the first time mom, breast feeding can be overwhelming-especially with everyone who volunteers conflicting advice. You'll learn benefits, health tips, and what to expect. Trust me, learn all you can before delivery. ...Read more

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What trimesters are safe for pregnancy massage?

What trimesters are safe for pregnancy massage?

All: Presuming that you are not having trauma to your abdomen, massage is reasonable throughout pregnancy, though in the third trimester, your abdomen will limit face-down positioning. ...Read more

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Home remedies for inducing labor at 38 weeks?

Home remedies for inducing labor at 38 weeks?

Why 38 weeks?: It is probably best to allow the baby to get the full amount of nutrients that are transferred towards the end of pregnancy. One interesting home remedy for inducing labor is eating eggplant. ...Read more

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Pregnancy for 4 weeks is there any pills for abortion?

Pregnancy for 4 weeks is there any pills for abortion?

???!!!!: There is a pill but illegal in the us, don't know about turkey. It is not very safe and the is why it is not legal here. You would be better off talking to doctor about traditional methods. ...Read more

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Are there safe medical and non-medical treatment options for muscle pain during pregnancy?

Are there safe medical and non-medical treatment options for muscle pain during pregnancy?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) topical rub: Many OTC meds are safe in pregnancy, including Acetaminophen (tylenol) for muscle aches and pains. Topical rubs and patches (ben-gay, icy-hot) are also safe, which is considered very good news in the third trimester, when back and shoulder pain can really hurt! massage and, yes, heating pads are safe in pregnancy -- even a jacuzzi, as long as the temperature does not exceed that of a warm bath. ...Read more

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Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

Medical treatment for cervical ectopic pregnancy?

NONE: Ectopic pregency of cervix is rare even rare going to full term, unless get implanted close to uterus, then a nightmare to managing team, always associated with bleeding, could be massive, usually aborts, or require urgent surgical intervention, and medical treatment has no role. Leave it to expert OB surgeon to handle the problem. ...Read more

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How possible is preterm labor with very frequent braxton hicks at 30 weeks?

How possible is preterm labor with very frequent braxton hicks at 30 weeks?

Timing is everything: If the frequency of Braxton Hicks contractions with a timed shortened interval, then that is actual labor when it gets down to 5 to 7 minutes whereupon you cannot walk, talk, laugh or breathe ...Read more

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Can cinnoman tea cause preterm labor at 28 weeks if i tested postive for ffn?

Can cinnoman tea cause preterm labor at 28 weeks if i tested postive for ffn?

No: Cinnamon does not cause preterm labor. A positive ffn means you are at high risk for preterm labor. ...Read more

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Is telemedicine successful for pregnant women on bedrest at home?

Is telemedicine successful for pregnant women on bedrest at home?

NO: It can give genearized responses. Every pregancy is different and you OB is the best source to answer questions related to you condition because they have the complete history an physical exam. ...Read more

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Exercise in early pregnancy bad for implantation?

Exercise in early pregnancy bad for implantation?

Discuss...: This with your ob. They will be able to guide you through your pregnancy and give you specifics on do's and don'ts. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are the risks in labor and delivery for a pregnant mother who had retinal detachment surgery during pregnancy?

What are the risks in labor and delivery for a pregnant mother who had retinal detachment surgery during pregnancy?

Depends: If the retina detachment was successfully repaired, there should be little risk that the retina will re-detach during the stress of labor. ...Read more

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Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Yes.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more

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Can tramadol abort a weeks pregnancy?

Can tramadol abort a weeks pregnancy?

No: Not under normal circumstances with normal dosage.I suppose a huge dose or overdose of about any drug could abort a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there any safe natural home remedies that will help terminate a pregnancy? I'm about 4 weeks along.

Are there any safe natural home remedies that will help terminate a pregnancy?  I'm about 4 weeks along.

No: Fortunately, America is beyond that (that was before modern medicine and before getting rid of laws against inducing miscarriage). Any woman who needs to induce a miscarriage (easier to say abortion), such as if her early fetus has a genetic defect or other significant birth defect, can get help from her Ob-Gyn doctor. The doctor has good reliable ways to do this ("natural" is not in the picture). ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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