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How can I get ready to manage pain in childbirth?

How can I get ready to manage pain in childbirth?

Ask!: Managing pain is something your doctor and the nurses on l&d will be happy to help with. We can treat with IV pain medicines, epidural, and labor coaching. Special conditions (such as prior back surgery or reactions to meds) and concerns are best discussed with your doctor in advance. Special classes, such as bradley or hypnobirth, may be helpful for those desiring to go without medication. ...Read more

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Why do women become so big and wide after a childbirth?

Uh, Beautiful, guys: During pregnancy the pelvis widens a bit so that a baby can pass through. Also during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding some moms gain some weight by underestimating the amount they eat/overestimating what the baby needs. No woman is lovelier than one who is healthy and pregnant or breastfeeding a baby. If lucky enough to be related to that baby, you should compliment the mother whenever you see her! ...Read more

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What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

Bleeding, high BP: Sadly, women are still dying around the world during childbirth. Some conditions could be prevented by better care and closer hospitals. Others cannot. Over the ages, leading causes of death eg infection have been better controlled in developed nations. However, it is still difficult to prevent progression of rising blood pressure as in preeclampsia and bleeding from placental or uterine problems. ...Read more

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Is it okay having this hemrrhoids for about 2yrs due to childbirth?

Is it okay having this hemrrhoids for about 2yrs due to childbirth?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are quite common and don't necessarily require treatment unless they are causing symptoms. Pregnancy and childbirth is often a precipitant. Fiber diet and good toilet etiquette (avoiding sitting and straining or reading a book) will help. There are other treatments if necessary including creams and banding to remove ones on the inside. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take a childbirth education class?

Is it necessary to take a childbirth education class?

No: Reading online makes it seem like everyone takes classes. The fact is though that most people do not take classes. They do just fine. What is right for some may not be right for you. We encourage patients to take them. Most couples find it beneficial, fun and anxiety relieving to learn about pregnancy and to emotionally and physically prepare for birth. ...Read more

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I want to go back to my old weight after childbirth. What is a quick way?

I want to go back to my old weight after childbirth. What is a quick way?

Best + quickest way: For new mothers who want something quick, free, healthful for baby, satisfying for all, there is only one "weight loss" method that will do all that: breastfeeding. Consider taking a prenatal class or meeting with a lactation consultant or OB to find out about the technique and all the benefits including losing weight. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get aroused by seeing women having pain for childbirth?

Lots of things: Are "normal" and i wouldn't get wrapped around one definition of "normal" and obsess over it. Arousal is complex, sometimes feeling strong emotions when your hormones are flowing can make arousal happen. It's a funny thing. I would reassure you that unless you are acting on that arousal inappropriately, it's all good... ...Read more

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When can I travel again after childbirth?

When can I travel again after childbirth?

Depends: You should be able to travel as soon as you want and are able after your delivery. For many women travel is ok within a couple weeks afte delivery. ...Read more

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What amount does childbirth hurt?

What amount does childbirth hurt?

Varies: DSome women have very little pain with contractions in labor and need no pain medication, but most women do have pain and benefit from some type of pain control management such as IV drugs or and epidural. You should discuss your options with your doctor well before going into labor. ...Read more

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