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Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Can transverse baby at 33 weeks pregnant lead to c section?

Too soon : It's too soon to determine the need for a c section at 33 weeks. Your baby could still change its position over the next 5-6 weeks. If your baby remains transverse or becomes breech late in pregnancy, you will need a c section. However, it is simply too early to tell right now. Discuss this with your obgyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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Having a 6th c section at age 38?

Having a 6th c section at age 38?

Congratulations!: Congratulations on at least your sixth child. Your OB surgeon will have his/her work "cut out" for them due to possible adhesions at the time of the Cesarean. I hope you have completed your family with this pregnancy. ...Read more

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Whats the recovery time recovery time after ceserean section for stiillbirth?

Whats the recovery time recovery time after ceserean section for stiillbirth?

Same: First off I am so sorry to hear about the stillbirth. Emotionally that can be very challenging to recover from. Physically the recovery will be the same as another c section. Most patients can leave the hospital in 48-72 hours, will be sore requiring pain medication for 1-2 weeks and then back to normal by week 5-6. ...Read more

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Pain in c section area after 1 yr.is this normal.planning for pregnancy.

Pain in c section area after 1 yr.is this normal.planning for pregnancy.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If your pain is specifically in your c section scar you should schedule an examination to evaluate for an incisional hernia and other causes ...Read more

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28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

28 wks pregnant, previous c section, placenta anterior, no acretta now- placenta is 4cm above c section scar. Could acretta still develop at this pt?

Yes but low risk: Acretta can develop even in women who have never had a c/section. Fortunately this is rare. The risk is much higher if the placenta is covering the prior c/section scar. With the placenta 4cm from the scar, your risk is very low (but not zero). Best wishes! ...Read more

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How to avoid placenta attached to c section scar for next pregnancy ?

How to avoid placenta attached to c section scar for next pregnancy ?

You can not : There is not a way for you or your doctor to control where your placenta attaches. In most cases it does not attach there ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant tomorrow scheduled c section in 4 days...is monistat 3 safe to take? Thanks

39 weeks pregnant tomorrow scheduled c section in 4 days...is monistat 3 safe to take? Thanks

Call OB doc first: You are having symptoms, either discharge or itching, I presume, that makes you think you have a yeast infection, it would be best to call your OB doc and discuss your symptoms first, to be sure that that is what is going on. Don't take a chance that you may be mistaken as to the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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How soon can I get a transabdominal cerclage put in after a d & c at 21 weeks.

How soon can I get a transabdominal cerclage put in after a d & c at 21 weeks.

Months: If your doctor is sure this is what you need, then i would probably wait 2-3 months for your uterus to recover from the pregnancy loss and shrink down to it's normal size and vascularity prior to undergoing an abdominal cerclage. There are some specialists who can do this procedure laparoscopically, which may be less invasive, and with a faster recovery. Good luck to you in the future. ...Read more

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Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Depends on how bad: This type of injury can be minor or severe. They may have trouble talking, walking swallowing and thinking. Or they might just have a bad headache. The problems that the epidural caused need to be dealt with. ...Read more

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What are the procedures done before a c section?

What are the procedures done before a c section?

C/S Process: In general, an IV is put in a vein and you are given fluids and an antibiotic. You drink an antacid; your pubic hair is shaved; the anesthesia provider injects some anesthetic in your spinal fluid; a foley catheter is placed in your bladder and pneumatic compression devices are placed on your legs. The surgeon confirms that you can't feel the surgery; a time-out is performed and surgery starts. ...Read more

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Postop care plan at home after op tah-bso?

Postop care plan at home after op tah-bso?

Pot tah-bso: Most post op care has to do with wound care. Watch for reddness or swelling around the wound. If you feel chills or develop a fever temp 101.5 or above then consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How much critical to undergo curettage under GA after 5 months of c section.

How much critical to undergo curettage under GA after 5 months of c section.

Unknown: There is not information here to comment. I would schedule a follow up visit with the doctor treating you to confirm the treatment plan and to discuss all of your options. General anesthesia is the most comfortable anesthetic method for a D an C. An epidural or spinal are other options. ...Read more

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Started with 3.1 cervical length at 21wks to 2.6 at 21.5 wks and 2.9 at 22.3 wks with progesterone n rest. Is this bad? Is there a chance at fullterm?

Started with 3.1 cervical length at 21wks to 2.6 at 21.5 wks and 2.9 at 22.3 wks with progesterone n rest. Is this bad? Is there a chance at fullterm?

Not bad: This is not bad at all and there is a good chance for a full term pregnancy. It sounds like your doctor is on top of the situation and the progesterone has definitely been shown to help. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with marginal placenta previa at 23 wk. Now 26 wk. MD said I will need a c section. Is there any chance the previa will still resolve?

Diagnosed with marginal placenta previa at 23 wk. Now 26 wk. MD said I will need a c section. Is there any chance the previa will still resolve?

Perhaps: If a previa is present at the time of labor then a c section will be needed. Typically marginal previas are monitored by serial ultrasounds. As the uterus grows the placenta may be pulled safely away from the cervix. Ask your doctor if other sonograms will be done ...Read more

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Can I know range for vaginal delivery or c section are they expensive?

Can I know range for vaginal delivery or c section are they expensive?

See Link below: The cost is highly variable. The charge for an uncomplicated cesarean section is about $17,859. An uncomplicated vaginal birth costs about $10,657. You can find this data broken down by national average, year and state here: http://transform.childbirthconnection.org/resources/datacenter/chargeschart/statecharges/ Best wishes! ...Read more

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