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Can Jumping Jacks Induce Labor
Probably not but: If you are close to your delivery date, you should concentrate on keeping comfortable and not over-do excercises. If you find the you are sore from the kegels than cut back a bit on their intensity. ...Read more
No: No those activities should not cause a miscarriage. ...Read more
Many people say so: I'm sure you will get more replies, but: this is certainly what i heard and so did my daughter. It's a natural way to prompt the natural process. I have no idea that it would overcome problems that might require intervention. Talk with your midwife, doula or obgyn for your specific situation. Best wishes! ...Read more
Can lhermittes sign be from excessive exercise? Ex.Stair running, sit ups, weight lifting, sprints, etc?
Lhermitte phenomenon: Is a transient sensory symptom described as an electric shock radiating down the spine or into the limbs w/ flexion (forward movement) of the neck, but can occur with the least movement of the head or neck. Most frequently encountered in ms, can also be seen with other lesions of the cervical cord ( tumors, cervical disc herniation, myelopathy and following trauma). ...Read more
No evidence: There's no evidence that can confirm whether or not bouncing the ball will truly help to induce labor , nor is there evidence for walking or standing or doing any number of exercises. It certainly does not hurt so long as you don't fall. Sometimes bouncing makes you feel more comfortable and that in itself is a benefit. ...Read more
No: The actual answer is yes & no! the only part of labor it has been shown to prolong is pushing. Without the sensation of pressure pushing may be less effective. That said, i've also seen patients actual accelerate progress in labor after an epidural. This is thought to be from a patient being able to relax. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Labor: Stripping membranes or rupturing membranes are two ways. ...Read more
Don't...: If you are pregnant and not wanting to carry the pregnancy to term I suggest that you do the safest thing for YOUR HEALTH and seek a medical abortion. See a healthcare provider immediately to discuss options (the sooner in the pregnancy this decision is made, the safer it is for you!) ...Read more
I'm kalyan 21yrs by this nov12.I'm just 5'7.I want to increase "will kicking, stretching exercises, inversion exercise, hanging, jumping increase my heigh?
No: I know of nothing that will increase your height. Very rarely people do grow a bit in height after 21, but over 99% of the time one has stopped growing by age 21 & i know of nothing that will change that.While not as tall as average (average height in the us for caucasians is about 5'10", but 5'7" for hispanics) you are not unusually short. Given this is unlikely to change, it is wise to accept it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle & hand: There are two acupressure points that can be used to help induce labor. One is on the hand and the other is inside the ankle. Be aware that they are normally only useful when the body is physiologically prepared for labor. Acupressure can also be used decrease anxiety and pain during delivery. ...Read more
Ask your OB: Depends what u were doing before u can start running if u ran before at 4-5 weeks if u are not sioe, no abdominal crunches or situps for 4 months as u can ruin your rectus muscles( they atre teh lst to heal up ) that is what i tell my pts after reading a book written by a female exercise guru who tore up her abdomen cause she exercised too soon but ask your ob. ...Read more
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