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Dilation To Five Without Painful Contractions
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
What's the normal/average size of the cervix @ 20 weeks? Can braxton hicks contractions dilate, shorten, or efface it?
39 weeks and 6 days and no effacement or dilation nor any bh nor any contractions. Anyway to induce labor naturally and safely?
Can walk may help: But if she were my pt i would offer her induction as a recent large study showed the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks if she were my pt i would rec cervadil to ripen cervix in the evening in the labor room, then start Pitocin (oxytocin) in am I have induced unripe cervix many times at 40 weeks and the induction works 99% of time and have prevented many more chance for prob after 40wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is an irritable uterus and how its contractions are different from Braxton Hicks contractions? Can either efface or dilate my cervix? I'm 33w5d.
Same contractions: Braxton Hicks contractions indicate the level of sensitivity(irritability) of the uterus to the agent(oxytocin) that can cause labor. The difference is the frequency, intervals, and duration of the contractions that will eventually be progressive enough to produce changes in the cervix-AKA active labor. ...Read more
Can braxton hicks contractions cause effacement and dilation if they randomly occur multiple times per day? Not more than 4 in an hour though.
Dialation: Every examiner is slightly different when it comes to measurements, but they usually are off by 1/2 to 1 cm .... Usually not this much...I think someone might have made a mistake with their exam. ...Read more
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I'm 40 weeks pregnant and have not had any contractions in 3 weeks. I'm only 1cm dilated & 90% effaced how can I bring on contractions to help dilate?
Talk to UR obstetrii: Postdated pregnancy? , if true by the usg estimation of gestation , talk to ur obs. Doc. After waiting for few day, less than a wk , they may plan induction of labor- medication induced vs caesar.S based on pelvic findings, any foetal distress, failure of induction with medications .There are still chance sthat your pregnancy can end up successfully in a normal labor. With 90 % effacement already. ...Read more
Lots of pressure & pain. Any way to self induce safely at 39 weeks? Doctor is uptight about stripping membranes.I'm so uncomfortable.Help!
Pain at 39 wks: Pay careful attention to your medical advice. Make an appointment to have your doctor or his team examine you to be sure all is ok. ...Read more
Hi, can having an orgasm after cervical stitch cause contractions, or any problems to the baby/pregnancy. 24 wks with 5 cm long cervix with stitch. ?
Cerclage: It appears you are asking about a cervical cerclage. In general nonpenetrative sexual activity is not restricted in women with a cerclage. Vaginal intercourse is restricted because the suture material for the cerclage is very sharp and can cause injury. Of course individual cases must be addressed by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to be 37 weeks haveing contractions every 1-2 min apart lasting about 50 to 60 sec or more. Not dialating n this is 4 c-section
Get evaluated.: If you had multiple c-sections in the past and you are contracting this often, please get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more
36 wks lost mucus plug contractions are consistent 1cm dialated lower back pain vaginal and abdominal. On bed rest due to BH 2 months. Could it labor?
38 weeks and was checked today and only 1/2 CM dilated, cervix is thin and soft. Is there natural ways to speed it up? (dilation)
39wks. Baby positioned, effaced but not dilated. Can't sleep, contractions are irregular yet strong/crampy . Whats chance of labor or water breaking?
Very good. I'd say: you've rounded third and are very close to crossing home plate. Prepare. ...Read more
36 wks. Dilating & thinning. Passed mucous plug. Dr can feel babies head. Uterine suspension undone. Pain! MANY BH contractions. Safe to self induce??
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