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Uterine contractions: what happens during the second stage of labor?

Uterine contractions: what happens during the second stage of labor?

2nd Stage of Labor: This is from the point at which your cervix is fully dilated (10 cm) and the baby is delivered but placenta is not. Depending on whether it is your first pregnancy or not, it can take minutes to hours but usually less than 2 hrs. This is when you will do most of the pushing and can be a risky time for both mother and baby. Babies can get stuck or the uterus or vaginal orifice can be damaged. ...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


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Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Same token: Endogenous oxytocin release during orgasm can cause uterine contractions; by the same token, exogenous oxytocin can cause uterine contractions outside pregnancy. ...Read more

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Uterine contractions at 15 weeks? I couldn't see baby on ultrasound. What does this mean? How to treat it?

Uterine contractions at 15 weeks? I couldn't see baby on ultrasound. What does this mean? How to treat it?

Pregnant?: Are you certain that you are pregnant? at 15 weeks the baby should be easily seen on sonogram. If it was not then this makes me question the pregnancy. If you are having contractions and you are pregnant then this should be evaluated by your doctor ...Read more

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Can low potassium cause uterine contractions?

Can low potassium cause uterine contractions?

Potassium: Potassium flux through potassium channels modulates uterine muscle tension, complicated, read this: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2012947/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy? What will it feel like without uterine contractions?

Is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy? What will it feel like without uterine contractions?

Masterbation: Masterbation should feel the same. Uterine contraction plays little if any role in the sensory experience of orgasm. Pelvic muscles contract during orgasm to produce the "contractile feel". Less than 3% of all women require the uterus to achieve orgasm as it is clitoral stimulation that "works" . A supracervical hysterectomy may be done if one can only orgasm with vaginal penetration. ...Read more

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Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Cervical change: Braxton-Hicks contractions are real contractions, but are not putting you into labor, as evidenced by changing your cervix. Keep well hydrated, and time them. If they are coming ever 5 minutes, you need to be evaluated by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I'm having uterine contractions, had a tubal ligation 5yrs ago, negative pg test, late period. What could be the cause for the contractions?

Late cycle cramps: If you're cycle is late the lining of the uterus tends to continue to thicken. As a result you may have more then the usual amount and duration of uterine cramps, which may feel like contractions. Your GYN may need to give provera to bring on your period if this continues. ...Read more

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5 wks after novasure, I've lost half my orgasm. Only weak flutter clitoral, but no deep uterine contractions radiating thru body. Will it come back?

5 wks after novasure, I've lost half my orgasm. Only weak flutter clitoral, but no deep uterine contractions radiating thru body. Will it come back?

Don't know: It sounds like that their may have been some interruption of the nerve pathways post Novasure. Nerves have been known to regenerate or find alternate pathways so I would not give up hope yet that the "full orgasm" experience may not return. Make sure that you are not peri menopausal as declining hormones also can cause your problem. ...Read more

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Best way to help ease uterine contractions?, 2 live births, 2nd child since then normal period contractions go to my lower back they stop me in my track

IBUPROFEN, NAPROXEN: Medications such as Ibuprofen (motrin) or Naproxen (aleve) can be helpful in reducing menstrual cramping. Ibuprofen can be taken in doses ranging from 400, 600, 800 mg, every 4, 6, or 8 hours with each increase in dosage. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a miscarriage without bleeding but just massive contraction like labor pains for days?

Is it possible to have a miscarriage without bleeding but just massive contraction like labor pains for days?

NO: If you have documented non viable tissue inside your uterus it needs to come out and you will have some bleeding, your sxs are not normal and you need to see your obgyn or go to the er if you do not have one so they can do an exam , blood work and an ultrasound to start out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a miscarriage, no bleeding and massive contraction that are like labor pains for days?

Is it possible to have a miscarriage, no bleeding and massive contraction that are like labor pains for days?

Miscarriage : A miscarriage can be painless and have little or no noticeable bleeding but if you are in early pregnancy and are having severe abdominal pain you should see a doctor right away. You may have an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) which is a surgical emergency that needs immediate attention! if you have already had the miscarriage it may be incomplete and require surgery to complete. ...Read more

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28 wks preggo. Uterine contractions that make it feel like it's hard to breathe. Is this normal? Third pregnancy

No: If you are only 28 weeks pregnant and having such severe contractions that it makes it hard to breathe, you need to be seen immediately in your doctor's office or labor and delivery. While false labor is more common in women who have been pregnant several times before, this is only diagnosed by exam and is true labor until shown to be otherwise. See your doctor NOW. ...Read more

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Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.

Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.

Call the Dr: Although you may be having false contractions it is very important that you keep a line of communication open with your ob. With a prior premi in your history, you are at increased risk of another & all the ob's i work with want to know sooner rather than later when these sort of issues come up. Make the call & find out what indicators they would suggest before u have these events monitored @ l& d. ...Read more

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Hcg 1419 @ 18 days past conception. Uterine lining is "quite thick" per doctor, 5cm corpus luteum cyst. Possible small gestational sac seen. Normal?

Hcg 1419 @ 18 days past conception. Uterine lining is "quite thick" per doctor, 5cm corpus luteum cyst. Possible small gestational sac seen. Normal?

Yes: Everything you state sounds good. In addition, you actually want a nice thick lush endometrium to support the pregnancy. The corpus luteum provides the progesterone you need until the placenta takes over production around 12 weeks. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more