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We MFMs wish we knew: Physicians and nurses who care for pregnant patients, physicians and all other providers who take care of preemies through their lifetimes, parents and researchers have looked at many ways to prevent preterm labor and delivery and its effects on children and families. At this point we do not even know all the causes. Plus we often lack treatment. Funding of research is what we need along with care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To avoid preterm labor, how do progesterone shots work to help avoid it? Is it bcuz it's assumed you had low progesterone which may have caused ptl?
That's Easy: That's an easy one. All you have to do is what you should be doing already anyway. Brush thoroughly after each meal, floss at least once a day, and see a dentist/hygienist as often as recommended. If they think every 6months is good, then that's what you should do. If your dental team suggests a shorter interval, that's what you should do. Also, eat healthy and don't smoke, and you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
C-section or inducti: If you have episiotomy a 4 degree even though we try to prevent it is possible, another way is for your gyn to cut a lml episiotomy meaning it is cut at an angle away from the rectum- prob is these are much more painful than a regular non4th epis., another possiblity is that you get induced early at 39 wks without an amnio or 38 -38-6 with an amnio so the bay is not too large talk to your ob. ...Read more
I am 6mos. pregnant now and my weight becomes 61kg from 54kg in just 3 weeks? Is there any way to lower my weight to avoid hard time with my labor?
Healthy: I would not recommend active weight loss at this point in your pregnancy. Have you seen your OB/GYN since the weight increase? It is possible that you are retaining fluid - is your blood pressure normal? I would just eat a very heatlhy variety of foods and exercise daily. Talk to your OB about specific calorie recommendations. ...Read more
What is the best advice you can give on how to avoid a c-section and labor inducing medicine when giving birth?
Discuss with OB: Talk to your obstetrician about their attitude on c-sections verses your attitude. If you both agree that you'd like to avoid one, and/or the use of labor inducing medications, that's the best odds you can have. Leave your mind open, though. In the process of birth there are often circumstances that occur that warrant the help of a c-section or meds to protect the life & well being of baby & mom. ...Read more