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Do They Still Give Enemas To Women In Labor
I was reading about new studies that allow, or think its okay for women to eat during labor? Why do most hospitals still restrict it?
Surgery: In the event surgery is needed, a full stomach increases the risk of aspiration. ...Read more
What do I do about painful vaginal scar tissue from labor? 11 months ago and still can't have sex. Please give me some advice or home remedies! thanks
Dyspareunia: Up to 1/5 of women will have painful intercourse a year after delivery, breastfeeding lowers estrogen levels which may cause some vaginal atrophy. Use of vaginal lubricants and vaginal moisture replenishers can help. If there is a specific area that is more painful get an exam by your doctor to see what is causing the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens to pregnant women who go into labor but don't got insurance? Can they still get the epidural? How much is the epidural?
Insurance: You should discuss this with your doctor or the hospital where you plan on delivering the baby. They can sometimes set up a payment plan and would be better able to answer your question. ...Read more
To a female doctor: my bf has to have a colonoscopy and was told to have a 2 quart enema and asked me to give it to him, what do I need and how do I give it to him
Fear-induced labor I am writing a fiction book and was wondering if fear can induce labor in a woman who is almost ready to give birth anyway?
Is it possible for a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall to still have an uncomplicated pregnancy & labor?
MFM consult: You should have a consultation with an obgyn or mfm doc before you conceive if possible. They can review details in your medical history and see if there are risk factors for pregnancy complication. You may need an echocardiogram to assess heart function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall still have uncomplicated pregnancy/labor/delivery/postpartum course?
Probably: Dextrocardia and situs inversus will not cause any issues, although things may be backwards. However, I am not sure what you mean by no atrial wall. This could be a serious abnormality. The heart needs 4 chambers (rooms) separated by the right doors (valves or pregnancy could have some difficulties. Please provide more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Labor induction depends alot on the exact situation. If your doctor felt that the risks of continuing the pregnancy outweigh the risks of induction then an induction is the way to go. In general inductions lead to longer labors with higher c section risks. That depends on the starting cervical dilation though. Again if there is a complication then for baby's safety induction is often needed. ...Read more
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