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Can i take castor oil when im 37weeks and 4days pregnant im already having contractions im having contraction i tried having sex, and walking

Can i take castor oil when im 37weeks and 4days pregnant im already having contractions im having contraction i tried having sex, and walking

This : This was an old "wive's tale" on aiding with labor. This is not an appropriate way to help labor. Other's that do not help are: walking, jumping, etc.. These only pass the time. The only thing that has been proven to increase contractions and quicken labor is intercourse. The fluid that the sperm swim in has a prostaglandin that is simular to the prostaglandin that we use to "induce" a woman's labor. Although this can be quite uncomfortable to a full term woman it is the only "act" that has been shown to increase contractions and aid in labor. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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I am13 weeks pregnant and having contractions is dis normal?

I am13 weeks pregnant and having contractions is dis normal?

No: Cramping in early pregnancy is not normal. If you are having bleeding associated with it you are at risk for miscarriage. See your doctor if it persists. Take care! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your having contractions pregnant and your 2 months way from your due date ?

What does it mean when your having contractions pregnant and your 2 months way from your due date ?

Get checked: Depnding on how frequent your contractions are it could be false labor or premature labor. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if you are having contractions. ...Read more

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Is having contractions only for pregnant women?

Is having contractions only for pregnant women?

Please ask again: What? There are a number of type of contractions, such as how the colon moves stool through to the anus or how the clitoris or penis stimulation with orgasm. Uterine contractions when in labor are felt by pregnant females only. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your having contractions pregnant?

What does it mean when your having contractions pregnant?

Get checked: Depnding on how frequent your contractions are it could be false labor or premature labor. Please see your doctor as soon as possible if you are having contractions. ...Read more

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I don't think I'm pregnant but been having contractions all day what should I do?

I don't think I'm pregnant but been having contractions all day what should I do?

Get pregnancy test: Check a pregnancy test first. If negative, constipation is a common reason for "contraction" like pain (especially in your left lower abdomen). Also, bladder infections, kidney, stomach / bowel problems (aka gastroenteritis). If you are having fever or your pain is worsening, go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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"i am 17 week pregnant and I have been having contractions for 3 days sould i go in or stay home?

Well: There is o evidence that rest decreases per term birth; in your case it would be a miscarriage; at this stage aleve (naproxen) 2 twice a day can help but you may have a bladder infection. This can cause the uterus to cramp but staying at home vs going out not likely to change the outcome. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel like I am having contractions but i'm not pregnant. Is this weird?

Not necessarily: Contractions are just cramping of the muscle. The uterus may contract when a woman is not pregnant - menstrual cramps are "contractions" of the uterine muscle. In addition, a female orgasm is accompanied by uterine contractions. However, some rhythmic pains in the lower abdomen may be the result of intestinal or ovarian pain. If these persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 24 weeks and 1 day pregnant and 5 1/2 CM dielated and having contractions every day?

Need checkes: Most people with your situation would be hospitalized at a location with a nursery able to handle such an early infant. You physician would be the best to answer any questions you have. ...Read more

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I am 9 months pregnant and only dilated 0.5cm but having contractions every 6 minutes lasting 60 seconds for about an hour. What should I do?

I am 9 months pregnant and only dilated 0.5cm but having contractions every 6 minutes lasting 60 seconds for about an hour. What should I do?

Prodromal labor: Like a conductor at the symphony, the uterine contractions "practice" at longer time intervals until the "concert" actually begins. Prodromal(early) labor will eventually shorten the contractions to every 3 to 4 minutes apart and the "real symphoney" will begin. So, wait it out for now. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more