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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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
Currently 40 weeks +2 having headaches back pains and stomach pain and tightening....Should i call hospital or false labor?
40+ weeks: Call your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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