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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

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Labor Pains (Definition)

Labor is described in three stages, and together these stages complete the delivery and the passage of the placenta. Stage One The first stage is the process of reaching full cervical dilatation. This begins with the onset of uterine labor contractions, and it is the longest phase of labor. The first stage is divided into three phases: ...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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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

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


Uterus (Definition)

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