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Went I to preterm labor at 32w. Able to stop it. I'm 35+2 and 2cm dilated. Is there a chance to have this baby early too?

Went I to preterm labor at 32w. Able to stop it. I'm 35+2 and 2cm dilated. Is there a chance to have this baby early too?

Possible: It is still possible to go into early labor. But at this time the likelihood of having a safe delivery and healthy baby are higher. Follow you doctor's instructions closely and you may be able to postpone delivery longer. Best wishes and congratulations! ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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How safe is it to have rough sex if you are 28weeks pregnant with a baby that has gastroschisis? Is it possible to cause premature labor if too much?

How safe is it to have rough sex if you are 28weeks pregnant with a baby that has gastroschisis? Is it possible to cause premature labor if too much?

Rough sex: "rough sex" is a variable term, and depending on extent could be damaging even if not pregnant. Gastroschisis is considered a high-risk pregnancy in many hospitals and requires careful monitoring. http://tinyurl.com/kfat7ap sex during pregnancy is generally safe, but i suggest speaking very frankly with your high risk OB doctor so that you're both clear about the kind of activities you mean. ...Read more

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Premature labor, endometritis, pelvic abscess. Can I have another baby later?

Premature labor, endometritis, pelvic abscess. Can I have another baby later?

Yes - but..: You may have pelvic adhesive disease and scarred endometrium. These could increase the risk of infertility and ectopic pregnancy or even miscarriage and preterm birth in future pregnancies. See an infertility specialist if unsuccessful in getting pregnant after 3-6 months and a maternal-fetal specialist if successful. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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My idiot ob says he will not stop preterm labor at 34 weeks citing no risks. What are the true risks for baby if born that early?

My idiot ob says he will not stop preterm labor at 34 weeks citing no risks. What are the true risks for baby if born that early?

Preterm risks: In fact, most obs will not stop labor at 34 weeks. The baby is in most cases mature enough. The concern is possible underdevelopment of the lung, but even in the 1% where that happens the treatments are very effective. So the only indication for stopping labor would be something like fetal distress or abnormal placement of the placenta. ...Read more

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Had preterm labor at 21weeks due to water broke early, don't know the cause, loss baby.What are the chances for it to happen again if pregnant?

Had preterm labor at 21weeks due to water broke early, don't know the cause, loss baby.What are the chances for it to happen again if pregnant?

Asking your OB: I would ask this question of your ob. They will have experience examining you and know all of your test results, things that none of us here know about you. Any answer we give you here will be pure speculation. ...Read more

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Really want a baby after a 25k stillbirth in jan due to her having turner syndrome ob said to wait a year due two risk of premature labor is this true?

Really want a baby after a 25k stillbirth in jan due to her having turner syndrome ob said to wait a year due two risk of premature labor is this true?

A bit too long: Most docs will recommend waiting 3-6 months to allow your body to physically heal. The real issue is when you are emotionally ready to get pregnant and only you and your partner can answer that. ...Read more

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Can tooth abcess cause premature labor? I have a tooth that needs a root canal but they won't do it until baby is born will it harm? I'm 28 weeks

Can tooth abcess cause premature labor? I have a tooth that needs a root canal but they won't do it until baby is born will it harm? I'm 28 weeks

Yes: But more info is needed... Why won't your dentist treat you? Because of your pregnancy? You are better off treating it now than taking the risk of infection and severe pain. Have your dentist refer you to an endodontic specialist and have him/her coordinate with your obgyn. Many times this can be completed in one visit. All the best.. ...Read more

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Are there bad effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?

Are there bad effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?

Not really: This is a chemical cousin of adrenalin, a normal stress chemical made by your body. It is quick acting but out of your (babies) body in 8 hours or less. Other than give you a headache and raise your heart rate & make you edgy, it has minimal side effects. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?

I was wondering what are the effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?

Rapid heart rate: Mom may experience a rapid heart beat which may cause changes in the baby 's heart rate as well. That is the most common change and is short lived if the medication is not continued. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of premature labor?

What are signs and symptoms of premature labor?

What did your OB say: You should be asking your ob, fi you have any concerns, there can be many, pains of the uterus which are contarctions that come and go, back pain that comes and goes, increased vaginal pressure or discharge, if you have concerns call your OB doc anytime so u can be assessed to r/o this instead of not calling and possibly have it missed so call your ob. ...Read more

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I am 20 weeks and 1 day and I have been having thick off white sweet smelling discharge is this normal? I am at risk of premature labor.

I am 20 weeks and 1 day and I have been having thick off white sweet smelling discharge is this normal? I am at risk of premature labor.

See Ob/Gyn!: If you are experiencing vaginal discharge during pregnancy you should be examined by your obstetrician to determine the optimal course of action. Asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis need not be treated during pregnancy for fear of increasing preterm birth risk, however symptomatic vaginal infections should be treated to relieve the mother. Progesterone may be helpful if ur hi-risk. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about premature labor?

What can you tell me about premature labor?

Premature labor: Preterm labor is labor that happens too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm labor can lead to premature birth. This means your baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Babies born this early can face serious health problems. About 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely each year in this country. http://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/preterm-labor-and-premature-birth.aspx ...Read more

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How early do they try to stop preterm labor?

How early do they try to stop preterm labor?

About 22+ weeks: After 22+ weeks of gestation many ob's will attempt to use tocolytics to stop labor, especially if the mother has had repeat pregnancy losses. Viability of a live fetus however is dependant upon the nicu of the hospital and its' care until the fetal lungs are mature enough to breathe and survive once pre-term delivery occurs. ...Read more

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Can heavy lifting cause water broke early or can it cause preterm labor?

Possible : But unlikely . More probably you would hurt your back. If you have an incompetent cervix or are dilated it is possible the activity of very heavy lifting may cause preterm labor or water to break. ...Read more

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Is preterm rupture of membrane is the same as preterm labor? What happens to the baby?

Is preterm rupture of membrane is the same as preterm labor? What happens to the baby?

Not the same: A premature rupture of membranes (also known as "PROM") means that your water breaks before you actually go into labor. If this happens for more than 12-18 hours before you go into labor, then yes, this is harmful for the baby. It could lead to an infection. This risk is even higher if you are GBS positive. If your water breaks prematurely, you should call your Ob/Gyn to discuss the game plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Stewart Tepper
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Betamethasone (Definition)

Betamethasone is a steroid that is given in 2 injections 24 hours apart when there is a strong possibility of preterm delivery. It is given between 24 and 34 weeks. It helps mature the lungs of the baby to decrease ...Read more


Dr. Guy VanDell
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Preterm Labor (Definition)

Preterm labor =regular uterine contractions before 37 weeks of pregnancy with accompanying cervical changes ...Read more