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Doctor Clamp Cut Cord Delivery
Hydration: Many patients aren't able to take enough fluids orally during labor because they may be nauseated and they can become dehydrated. Iv fluids can prevent dehydration. Additionally, they provide access to administer any medications that may be necessary in labor such as antibiotics or pain meds. Finally, if a cesarean section becomes necessary, the IV allows the anesthesiologist to have access. ...Read more
Two way street: You have complete control over medical decisions that concern you. Since you have a baby inside you, your doctor in responsible for both patients. Certain medical conditions place the mom's needs at odds with the baby's. All medical decisions should be discussed with you and you have the right to participate in your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please ask your doc: For a referral or contact your state medical association. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I think I need to see a doctor. I am contracting every 10 min. Why does labor delivery person say no?
Contraction Q 10 min: Labor is defined as regular painful contractions with cervical dilation. Some may have dilation without frequent or painful contractions. How many weeks pregnant one is and the specifics on medical/pregnancy history is important here. If you are concerned and unsure then an exam by a doctor is best to check for any other signs and possible cervical dilation. When i doubt i advise check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Doc,I will be having cervical stitch at 15weeks,I want to ask when I can travel to USA for delivery?Thanks
Consult the OB/GYN: A cervical stitch at 15 weeks is usually done for cervical incompetence. If you are having this procedure done then you are at high risk for your baby being born too early. You should be under the care of an OB/GYN who will be doing the procedure. That is the best person to advise you about when or if it is safe for you to travel. ...Read more
I want to have my baby in new york as a non-citizen. I need recommendations on great doctors and hospitals for delivery.?
Dear doctor am four weeks post delivery , i would like to know how soon can I start excersining and what type of execeraises can I do?
Genter: Talk with your physician, but usually people can gradually resume normal activities by 4 weeks, such as walking and bicycling. Start slow, and if you start to get pain then stop. Would also do some light calisthenics such as pushups and squats. Do something you enjoy so you keep it up. But go slow. ...Read more
Why do people in the U.S. need medicine to have a safe pregnancy/delivery when women in other countries can do it without any doctors or medicine at all?
Can be done, but...: 100 years ago, 1 in 4 women in the USA died in Childbirth. Now, the rate is .28 per 1000. This is due mostly to the availability of doctors, blood, antibiotics and c/sections. Its true that women in, say, Sierra Leone, frequently give birth without medicine or doctors but the maternal mortality rate is 40 times higher (11 per 1,000 women). It can (and is) being done but carries some risk. ...Read more
Many reasons: Unfortunately I have missed a few deliveries in my 15 years as well. Traffic, trains, nurses waiting too late to call, women who gave birth easily and rapidly, and on and on. Don't be to hard on your doc - this happens. Raz him a bit about it but i bet he's frustrated he didn't make it either - we like delivering! what matters is your child was hopefully delivered safely - enjoy the bonding time! ...Read more
If I don't want a med student iin my delivery, am I being mean to ask my doctor to not have them?
No: It is a patients right to request that no students be involved in their care. ...Read more
What do the doctors do with the placenta after delivery is kept, researched, where does it go or is used for?
Studied: It is briefly studied, sometimes microscopically, weighed, then destroyed unless special circumstances exist. ...Read more
Hello doctor my problem is that i got a irregular end period after now four month of my natural baby delivery what s wrong ...
RECORD ANY BLEEDING : One tool to help physicians is the need for you to record any day you have meaningful bleeding. Inform them of only major changes--blood is fresher than routine menses blood. When you give birth you loss a great deal of blood and water, and sometimes this effects hormones. Ask your doc to check out your hypothalamus to see if the birth fluid drop made it sluggish. Hugs to you and success. Dr j. ...Read more
What care should I take after delivery..........Doctor is saying to operate me now i want to get sugesstions and important tips for my and my child ca?
Watch teaching video: At the hospital, there will be several teaching videos for new moms. The nurses are helpful, too. Entire books are written on this subject. Regarding the baby, don't pass the baby around to visitors until the baby is 2 months old (to avoid baby infections). Select only a couple of main helpers, such as grandparents. Try to get all adult and child contacts are vaccinated before the baby is born. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obstetrician: Most general practice doctors no longer do deliveries as well as some gynecologists do not do deliveries. ...Read more
Monitoring: Fetal ultrasounds are performed every 2-4 weeks to watch for problems. During the last 2 months or so tests of fetal well-being are added (nonstress or biophysical profile testing) steroids may be given to mature the baby's lungs if delivery before 34 weeks is anticipated. Delivery should occur at a tertiary center capable of managing the surgery and any other problems the baby may experience. ...Read more
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