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Is back labor a difficult labor?

Is back labor a difficult labor?

It can take longer: Back labor is when the back of the baby's head enters the birth canal facing down towards the rectum of the mother and does not rotate and comes out facing upwards. That type of birth often takes longer in the "pushing phase"(2nd stage) of labor and can get "stuck" more often resulting in a cesarean section. ...Read more

Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
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Difficult Labor (Definition)

Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more


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What is secondary arrest of difficult labor?

What is secondary arrest of difficult labor?

It can take longer: Back labor is when the back of the baby's head enters the birth canal facing down towards the rectum of the mother and does not rotate and comes out facing upwards. That type of birth often takes longer in the "pushing phase"(2nd stage) of labor and can get "stuck" more often resulting in a cesarean section. ...Read more

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Do they still use forceps for difficult labor?

Do they still use forceps for difficult labor?

As a last resort: Modern day OB is getting away from instrumental deliveries for many reasons. Lack of experience and/or training, availability of c-sections, and risks of malpractice for less than perfect babies.... But, in well-trained & experienced hands, forceps can save an infant from brain injury, hypoxia, even death. Vacuums replace forceps in many hospitals & are also a safe alternative if needed. ...Read more

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Are babies likely to have CP if difficult labor?

Are babies likely to have CP if difficult labor?

Not necessarily: CP is often blamed erroneously on the OB and has given rise to the common use of caesarean. Brain damage is an unfortunate complication of difficult labor but it is relatively uncommon in today's handling by the ob. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for difficult labor?

What is the treatment for difficult labor?

Cesarean section!: C/s is the most commonly used life-saving procedure in our modern world; it cures obstructed/difficult labor and is associated with excellent outcomes in good centers, provided it is not repeated more than twice. ...Read more

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Can a preemie survive difficult labor?

Can a preemie survive difficult labor?

Yes: It is possible for a premature infant to survive a difficult labor. ...Read more

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Why do they give pitocin (oxytocin) for difficult labor?

Helps: Pitocin (oxytocin) is given during labor to increase the frequency and strenght of the contractions. If a patients contractions are not adeequate to cause further dilation, Pitocin (oxytocin) can be given. ...Read more

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After the birth of my second child -difficult labor- baby had irregular rapid heart beats.?

After the birth of my second child -difficult labor- baby had irregular rapid heart beats.?

Concerning finding: An irregular, rapid heartbeat can be a transient, normal finding- if it persists or if the child has low oxygen levels and respiratory problems, look for metabolic disorders, long qt syndrome, structural heart disease, or possibly a toxic effect of medication mom got during labor. ...Read more

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Will I have a difficult labor due to my bony pelvis?

Will I have a difficult labor due to my bony pelvis?

Bony pelvis: The baby's head has to pass through the pelvic bones in a vaginal delivery. If there is a discrepancy between the size of the head and the diameters of the pelvis, you may have either a prolonged labor or an arrest in labor. A trial of labor will determine wheter you will be successful in having a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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A friend was just diagnosed with dysfunctional labor, is that a serious condition?

Dysfunctional labor: Dysfunctional labor affects women during the course of delivery. Dysfunctional means not functional. There are many different kinds of dysfunctional labor. The effect on the woman is usually that labors are longer. ...Read more

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What's the hardest part of labor?

Good question: Well, it all looks hard to me. The first part of labor, when your cervix is opening, involves painful contractions for a number of hours. Pain meds or an epidural can be used here to reduce or completely remove the pain. When fully "opened" you will need to use your abdominal muscles to push your baby out. This can be some pretty hard physical work for 1-3 hours until the baby is out. ...Read more

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What will help my labor go by fast?

What will help my labor go by fast?

Oxytocin: In some cases, it is necessary to augment labor by increasing the frequency and strength of contractions. That is often done by giving oxytocin (pitocin) in an IV in the pregnant woman's arm. If a provider says labor should be "speeded up" with "pit" an expectant couple should ask why it is needed, what are the benefits and risks, if anesthesia needs change, and if mom and fetus are doing well. ...Read more

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Does pit work for induction of labor?

Yes: Can work by causing contractions but not always successful. ...Read more

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Still no labor. How can it be induced?

Still no labor. How can it be induced?

Induce labor.: On your own, people often state you can walk around or eat spicy food. Officially, induction of labor should be done by your Obstetrician in the hospital. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to spur labor?

There are none: Walking causes contractions but not labor. Bumpy car rides causes back aches but not labor. You will just have to be patient and let it happen naturally. ...Read more

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How the normal labor differs from the induced one?

How the normal labor differs from the induced one?

Faster, more natural: Spontaneous onset of labor is characterized by faster progression, greater likelihood of vaginal delivery and decreased likelihood of neonatal respiratory morbidity compared to induced labor. There are many conditions, though, that labor induction saves feta lives which is why it is increasingly common and appropriately so. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I will tear in consecutive labors?

How likely is it that I will tear in consecutive labors?

Very: Women who tear in one labor often tear in the next. This is because the tissue that heals along the old tear site is not as strong as unscarred tissue. ...Read more

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I know i'll know when labor comes but just wondering how to prepare?

I know i'll know when labor comes but just wondering how to prepare?

Resource: Check out this great site for the answer: http://www.Whattoexpect.Com/pregnancy/labor-and-delivery/landing.Aspx. ...Read more

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Dark brown urine signs of labor?

Dark brown urine signs of labor?

You may be : Very dehydrated. Don't know how far along you are. Please d/w your obstetrician. ...Read more