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Could it be possible im going into labor if.? I been feeling lower abdomen pains and back pains since last night, exept I happens like every 2 hours for like 15 minutes and then they go away is this a sign of labor? Should I go to the hospital?

Could it be possible im going into labor if.? I been feeling lower abdomen pains and back pains since last night, exept I happens like every 2 hours for like 15 minutes and then they go away is this a sign of labor? Should I go to the hospital?

In: In a situation like this where you are unsure about going to the hospital, you should call the doctor's office. There will be a doctor or nurse on call that can tell you what to do based on how far along you are, your level of pain, and the frequency and duration of your contractions. I always tell my prenatal patients, when in doubt call your doctor!
best of luck. ...Read more

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2cm dilated 80% effaced thursday. Lower back pain x2 days irregular contractions. Tired/ not hungry. Labor? Should I go to hospital 38 weeks 4 days

2cm dilated 80% effaced thursday. Lower back pain x2 days irregular contractions. Tired/ not hungry. Labor? Should I go to hospital 38 weeks 4 days

Not active labor: At term, most physicians recommend patients go to the hospital once they are having regular contractions, at least every 10 minutes, that have continued in that pattern for at least 1-2 hours and are perceived as getting stronger. Actual labor occurs only when there is cervical change--thus, that is what is evaluated on labor and delivery. As long as the baby continues to move well, await labor. ...Read more

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I'm currently 40 weeks +2 days having a lot of bad gas, back pain, pelvic pain and period like cramping in stomach am I in labor should I go to hospital?

I'm currently 40 weeks +2 days having a lot of bad gas, back pain, pelvic pain and period like cramping in stomach am I in labor should I go to hospital?

PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: Asap all? S at your stage of pregnancy should never be asked here 1st, your doc would wientt to know what is going on with you, if you were my patient, I would send you to l;d to be evaluated but you must call your doc now. ...Read more

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When is the right time to go the hospital and what is the best position to be in to make labor easier. Thanks in advance!

When is the right time to go the hospital and what is the best position to be in to make labor easier. Thanks in advance!

Labor: The best time to go to the hospital is when you are having contractions that are coming regularly, about 10-15 min apart. This also depends on how far away you are from the hospital. There is no one position that is best for labor. Everyone is differently. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ensure my labor and hospital experience is what I want it to be?

What is the best way to ensure my labor and hospital experience is what I want it to be?

Go to a good doc: And a good hospital and express your desires about everything long before you go into labor but make sure you trust your doc because nature does not always work right and u may end up with a c-section even if u want a vaginal delivery so u have to trust the expertise and judgement of your doc or midwife. ...Read more

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What should I know if I go into labor and have the baby before I get to the hospital?

What should I know if I go into labor and have the baby before I get to the hospital?

Call 911: Call 911. Don't panic. Have someone pour some rubbing alcohol over a section of the umbillical cord and tie a clean shoe lace soaked in rubbing alcohol around the cord. You do not have to cut the cord. Dry the baby with clean towels and wrap in clean dry towels to keep warm. ...Read more

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What kind of anesthesia is commonly used in hospital for labor epidurals?

What kind of anesthesia is commonly used in hospital for labor epidurals?

See below: The goal of a labor epidural is to provide pain relief for childbirth without slowing labor or causing ill effects. To accomplish this, it has been found that a combination of medications given in the labor epidural work best. This allows the least amount of each medication to be given. Typically labor epidurals contain a dilute solution of local anesthetic (ropivicaine) and an opiate (fentanyl. ...Read more

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Hospital labor and delivery, what to expect?

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

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Hospital labor & delivery vs birth center. Which is better and why?

Hospital labor & delivery vs birth center. Which is better and why?

Define Birth Center: I deliver at a birth center which has private rooms, newborn rooming, birth plan receptive... But still offer 24/7 epidural service, full or availability in-house for emergencies, full time peds/neonatologist if needed, and full lab & blood bank services. Most hospital l&d units are emulating birth centers & maintain all support services in case of emergencies. Tour & deliver where you feel safe. ...Read more

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What should be in my wife's hospital bag as she prepares for labor?

What should be in my wife's hospital bag as she prepares for labor?

Like taking a trip..: She should take everything she will need to be more comfortable while she is in the hospital. She will need her personal items such as hairbrush, toothpast, toothbrush; She may want a night-gown and clothing/underwear/shoes to come home in; Bringing a baby outfit or special items for the baby and a few diapers is also a good idea for the ride home. You should also bring a car-seat. ...Read more

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After first getting there what exactly does a hospital do when prepping you for labor&delivery w/ a baby?

After first getting there what exactly does a hospital do when prepping you for labor&delivery w/ a baby?

Family practice: Depends on the time allotted sometimes a catheter to empty the bladder. Sometimes an enema. If a lot of pain they give you an option for epidural they usually do a blood count, blood type and rh, and urinalysis. They will put you on a fetal monitor. ...Read more

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Hello. I recently spent the labor day weekend in the hospital after being diagnosed with rhabdo. What are the signs of rhabdo?

Hello. I recently spent the labor day weekend in the hospital after being diagnosed with rhabdo. What are the signs of rhabdo?

Rhabdomyolysis?: You ache all over and feel a bit weak. The kidneys may shut down for a bit but they recover fast. You may have exercised really hard, got overheated, or become allergic to you statin rx. I see you are a non-drinker, I bet you did not try Cocaine or fall off the mechanical bull (an famous cause in its time) or get struck by lightning. Insist that your doctor explain how the diagnosis was made. ...Read more

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Leaking after feminin examination in the same day and day after. Is it labor I have to go hospital?

Leaking after feminin examination in the same day and day after. Is it labor I have to go hospital?

Not a symptom: Leaking fluid is not a symptom of labor but it can be a symptom of ruptured membranes which can only be diagnosed by an exam so you do need to go to either your doctor's office or the hospital to be checked. Best wishes to you and the baby. Be safe. ...Read more

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What are the chances I will be happy with my hospital experience while in labor and delivery?

What are the chances I will be happy with my hospital experience while in labor and delivery?

Keep think positive!: It's combined product which depends on your personal expectations, the hospital per se and the hospital staff, where you are delivering.
I always recommend, keep on positive thinking. ...Read more

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What can I expect when I arrive at the hospital in labor?

What can I expect when I arrive at the hospital in labor?

You will deliver!: You will be fast tracked through the er, triaged by ob/gyn personell, and than depending how far you are in labor, you will be closely monitored by the OB physician on the floor. Probably you will get the us to check again if everything is ok with the baby, the fetal tracing of the heart rate will be monitored. The doctors would need the info about your prenatal care and labs, and than congrats! ...Read more

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Do I need to call the hospital and let them know I am in labor?

Yes: You should always call the hospital, if you are able, to let them know you are coming in and why. They will be able to have a room prepared for you and have your paperwork ready. If there are space issues it also gives them time to do some rearranging so that by the time you get there you don't have to wait. All good things! ...Read more

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Do you have to stay in the hospital longer if you have an epidural in labor?

Do you have to stay in the hospital longer if you have an epidural in labor?

No.: There is no difference in length of stay for patients that had an epidural compared to those who did not. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with IUGR, specialist said I will be induced at 37 weeks, in 2 days. How can I start labor at home instead of going from scratch at hospital?

I'm diagnosed with IUGR, specialist said I will be induced at 37 weeks, in 2 days. How can I start labor at home instead of going from scratch at hospital?

Mgt: I would advise against this since the labor should be monitored in a medical setting. Preterm delivery can be associated with complications. ...Read more

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I'm 32 weeks pg contractions r 20mins part some strong but not bad. Have had labor stoped 2 times should I go to hospital. Or just wait. I'm dialated 2cm?

Most people: Are not going to tell you to not go in. The risk of not going in are high if there is a problem. The best thing to do is be in close contact with your doctor. ...Read more

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Daughter is 36 weeks along and thought her water broke, but the hospital sent her home saying there wasn't ambeontic (sp?) fluid present. What was the fluid if not her water breaking? How close is she to going into labor?

Daughter is 36 weeks along and thought her water broke, but the hospital sent her home saying there wasn't ambeontic (sp?) fluid present. What was the fluid if not her water breaking? How close is she to going into labor?

Hello.: Hello. They check the fluid to see if there is ferning (cystallization pattern) which would be present if your daughter had a release of amniotic fluid. If that was absent, I am wondering if the fluid was urine? I really don't have a way to know when she will go into labor. Congratulations on the pending birth of you grandchild. Take care. ...Read more

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I go to hospital in 34 week than doctor says baby head is down now I am 39 week pregnant but not start labor pain can baby change position these days?

Breech: Rare to have the baby change from vertex to breech at 39 weeks. Not a lot of room for baby to move at this time except you have a lot of amniotic fluid around the baby which will expand or create a lot of room for baby to flip from head down to buttocks down. It is expected that labor pain will start anytime. If not after 41-42weeks most places in the usa will induce. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I get ultrasound or doppler at the hospital in labor/delivery e.R. My baby goes nuts in my belly. Why? Can he feel it vibrating or maybe hear it?

When I get ultrasound or doppler at the hospital in labor/delivery e.R. My baby goes nuts in my belly. Why? Can he feel it vibrating or maybe hear it?

Sound: Imagine if you were in a pool of water and someone put a waterproof speaker up to the pool's edge. Definitely the babies react to the sound of the doppler, but, I don't think there's any evidence that they respond to the vibrations of the sound waves like a dolphin, the waves are just too far apart for that. That's great though! The nurses don't have to use an acoustic stimulator! ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant and 5 days having severe cramping with brownish discharge. Do. Go to hospital now? Am. In labor?

39 weeks pregnant and 5 days having severe cramping with brownish discharge. Do. Go to hospital now? Am. In labor?

Hospital: You should head to the hospital when your contractions are 5 minutes apart and regular. Always better to go sooner rather than too late. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with my 3rd child I'm 2cm dilated 50% effaced I'm 39 weeks due sep 20th will I go into labor soon lots of pressure in butt haven't seen a doctor they wanted to send me far and couldn't afford it been going to hospital but they don't help?

I'm pregnant with my 3rd child I'm 2cm dilated 50% effaced I'm 39 weeks due sep 20th will I go into labor soon lots of pressure in butt haven't seen a doctor they wanted to send me far and couldn't afford it been going to hospital but they don't help?

Labor signs: Increasing intensity and frequency of contractions.
If difficult to breath through contraction, and if they start a out every 10 minutes, decreasing to 5 minute intervals. If your amniotic sac ruptures, lots of fluid pouring out of vagina. These would be reasons to go to hospital. If you are not in labor they will likely send you home if you and baby are stable. Labor is cervical change. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing a lot of pelvic pressure, some contraction appr 4 an hour and severe vaginal pain and some slight wetness in my underwear not caused by incontinence. Is this preterm labor? Should I go to the hospital?

I am 35 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing a lot of pelvic pressure, some contraction appr 4 an hour and severe vaginal pain and some slight wetness in my underwear not caused by incontinence. Is this preterm labor? Should I go to the hospital?

Call for a ride now: At any gestational age, a patient with persistent wetness or gush of fluid should see an er or OB provider to determine if rupture of membranes (rom), in labor, etc. The same applies if pelvic pressure, pain and contractions. Often nurse or on-call physician will see her and admit for evaluation or, if rom at 35 weeks, for probable labor and delivery. I tell my patients to not delay by eating, etc. ...Read more

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34 weeks dilated 5 CM but no labor (in the hospital) how long can this last?

34 weeks dilated 5 CM but no labor (in the hospital) how long can this last?

Difficult to predict: While it is likely that you will deliver sometime over the next week or so, or even within the next few days, I have rarely seen this situation persist up to 3 or 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Already been to the hospital for preterm labor 2x's 34+5 will I make it to my due date?

Already been to the hospital for preterm labor 2x's 34+5 will I make it to my due date?

Early birth likely: If you have two episodes of pre-term labor already, you will likely deliver early, but within 3 weeks of your due date. If your cervix is already dilated, you will likely deliver even earlier. ...Read more