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Do I need to call the hospital and let them know I am in labor?

Yes: You should always call the hospital, if you are able, to let them know you are coming in and why. They will be able to have a room prepared for you and have your paperwork ready. If there are space issues it also gives them time to do some rearranging so that by the time you get there you don't have to wait. All good things! ...Read more

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Hospital labor and delivery, what to expect?

Hospital labor and delivery, what to expect?

Hospital tour: Birthing experiences vary widely to each person, facility and family. Schedule tours with the birthing center where the delivery may occur, and discuss the different birthing plan options available. You will likely be surprised at how much information you will gather and it will make the entire experience less stressful. ...Read more

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What are the chances I will be happy with my hospital experience while in labor and delivery?

What are the chances I will be happy with my hospital experience while in labor and delivery?

Keep think positive!: It's combined product which depends on your personal expectations, the hospital per se and the hospital staff, where you are delivering. I always recommend, keep on positive thinking. ...Read more

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What can I expect when I arrive at the hospital in labor?

What can I expect when I arrive at the hospital in labor?

You will deliver!: You will be fast tracked through the er, triaged by ob/gyn personell, and than depending how far you are in labor, you will be closely monitored by the OB physician on the floor. Probably you will get the us to check again if everything is ok with the baby, the fetal tracing of the heart rate will be monitored. The doctors would need the info about your prenatal care and labs, and than congrats! ...Read more

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Can i deliver in a hospital that my ob doesn't work at? I've heard too many horrid stories about it. The hospital i want to deliver at, i've been seeing a urologist there do i'm not completely new. Can't i just show up when i'm in labor there?

Can i deliver in a hospital that my ob doesn't work at? I've heard too many horrid stories about it. The hospital i want to deliver at, i've been seeing a urologist there do i'm not completely new. Can't i just show up when i'm in labor there?

Yes you can: You absolutely can deliver at a hospital where your OB is not on staff. Your obstetrician will not be the one to deliver your baby however. The OB on staff will have that pleasure. You could resume follow-up care once released with your personal ob. ...Read more

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When i get ultrasound or doppler at the hospital in labor/delivery e.R. My baby goes nuts in my belly. Why? Can he feel it vibrating or maybe hear it?

When i get ultrasound or doppler at the hospital in labor/delivery e.R. My baby goes nuts in my belly. Why? Can he feel it vibrating or maybe hear it?

Sound: Imagine if you were in a pool of water and someone put a waterproof speaker up to the pool's edge. Definitely the babies react to the sound of the doppler, but, i don't think there's any evidence that they respond to the vibrations of the sound waves like a dolphin, the waves are just too far apart for that. That's great though! the nurses don't have to use an acoustic stimulator ! ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant and 5 days having severe cramping with brownish discharge. Do. Go to hospital now? Am. In labor?

39 weeks pregnant and 5 days having severe cramping with brownish discharge. Do. Go to hospital now? Am. In labor?

Hospital: You should head to the hospital when your contractions are 5 minutes apart and regular. Always better to go sooner rather than too late. ...Read more

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Im currently 40 weeks +2 days having a lot of bad gas, back pain, pelvic pain and period like cramping in stomach am i in labor should I go to hospital?

Im currently 40 weeks +2 days having a lot of bad gas, back pain, pelvic pain and period like cramping in stomach am i in labor should I go to hospital?

PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: Asap all ?S at your stage of pregnancy should never be asked here 1st, your doc would wientt to know what is going on with you, if you were my patient, i would send you to l;d to be evaluated but you must call your doc now. ...Read more

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My 4th child, I was in labor 20+ hours with contractions from 7-17 minutes apart when sleeping and 1-5 minutes apart when awake. What is this called?

My 4th child, I was in labor 20+ hours with contractions from 7-17 minutes apart when sleeping and 1-5 minutes apart when awake.  What is this called?

It depends.: Did you have your baby? If you did, then it's a long (but not technically prolonged) labor. True labor lasting > 24 hours might be "prolonged." If true labor starts (with cervical dilation) then stops for more than 24 hours, it's "arrested labor." If you had contractions without progressive cervical dilation, that's "false labor". What do you call your baby? ...Read more

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What will labor and delivery be like?

What will labor and delivery be like?

Depends!: Such a big question for 400 characters. For most, it will be a great experience. For a few, it will be stressful. Ask your family members and friends that have had babies, and your physician as well. It will be a new experience for you no matter what! make sure your doc or midwife answers all your questions before you go into labor. A tour of l and d is usually available. ...Read more

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What excercises can II fo to have a smoother labor and delivery?

What excercises can II fo to have a smoother labor and delivery?

Stay active: Staying active during pregnancy has many benefits fr your body before, during and after delivery, as well as mood benefits. Walking and even running can be done well into pregnancy. Stretches and yoga poses (gentle) ones keep flexibility good and train you in controlled breathing. Kegel or pelvic floor exercises help you connect with those important muscles. Good luck for a gentle journey! ...Read more

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How will i know when i'm in labor?

How will i know when i'm in labor?

Time contractions: When your contractions become regular, every 5-10 minutes lasting 30-45seconds. ...Read more

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Stitching after labor and delivery ?

Stitching after labor and delivery 
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Sutures: Sutures might be needed if there was a significant tear during delivery or if you had an episiotomy. If this doesn't address your question then please re-ask with a clear question. Take Care. ...Read more

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How do you know when you are in labor?

How do you know when you are in labor?

Contractions->change: Labor is typically considered to occur when regular contractions of the uterus cause a change in the cervix. It can occur before term as well as around the due date. Therefore, the OB doctor should be notified if contractions occur to arrange evaluation. ...Read more

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Do all women bleed in labor?

Do all women bleed in labor?

No: Some women may bleed with common lacerations that occur, others may have uncomplicated deliveries and not bleed. Blood may be seen naturally that comes from the placenta and the cutting of the cord. ...Read more

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Suprapubic pain, can I be in labor?

Other sx's?: When you are starting labor your water may break or you may have blood in vaginal discharge. The baby may feel like s/he had dropped lower. Nausea or loose stools may be present . Contractions may be strong, regular and don't cease until delivery. There may also be back pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat when i'm in labor?

Is it safe to eat when i'm in labor?

Probably not: in the event something would happen and you would need a C-section the risk of vomiting and aspiration would be greatly increased. Some physicians do allow ice chips or clear liquids and some do allow one to eat but I do not recommend it. ...Read more

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How do doctors know if I am in labor?

How do doctors know if I am in labor?

Cervical change: Labor is defined as cervical change in the presence of regular uterine contractions. Slow cervical change < 1 CM per hour is considered latent labor, while faster cervical change is considered active labor. Active labor typically onsets at about 4 CM of dilatation, but this can vary. ...Read more

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