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Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wright
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Periodontitis (Definition)

Periodontitis is a general term for an inflammatory gum disease that has caused some degree of irreversible hard and soft tissue damage. While most treatments will put the disease into remission with rigorous patient home care and there are even some new therapies that can repair some of the damage, it is a major cause of tooth lose! Best to avoid the altogether with regular ...Read more


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I don't understand why I went into preterm labor? What are the causes?

I don't understand why I went into preterm labor?  What are the causes?

Largely unknown...: Pretem labor is a blanket/umbrella diagnosis for a wide spectrum of conditions that result in fetal stress and uterine contractions. Such conditions include: infections, poor growth, placental failure, bleeding, too much amniotic fluid, multifetal pregnancies, trauma, fetal anomalies causing hydrops or heary failure, etc. Most of the time there is no diagnosis and preterm labor is "idiopathic". ...Read more

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Can mag withdrawal cause preterm labor?

Preterm labor: Premature labor is caused by inflammation or infection. Magnesium has been used for the treatment of premature labor, but multiple studies have shown that it doesn't really stop contractions. Its use for this indication is declining. Withdrawing an ineffective medication can't cause premature labor. ...Read more

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Can heavy lifting cause water broke early or can it cause preterm labor?

Can heavy lifting cause water broke early or can it cause preterm labor?

Possible : But unlikely . More probably you would hurt your back. If you have an incompetent cervix or are dilated it is possible the activity of very heavy lifting may cause preterm labor or water to break. ...Read more

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Can quiting my ADHD medication cause me to have preterm labor in my third trimester?

Can quiting my ADHD medication cause me to have preterm labor in my third trimester?

Coordinated care: When there is need to taper or stop medications acting on the brain or nervous system, women who are pregnant should ask OB provider about a referral to maternal-fetal medicine specialist and/or neurologist or psychiatrist who prescribed the medication. Then all of the doctors can consider risks and benefits for mom and baby before making a change. ...Read more

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Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?

Sex 3rd trimester: It is safe to have sex in the third trimester, as long as your partner is positioned so that his weight isn't on your tummy. Lying at the edge of a bed with your partner standing is usually the easiest. It is unlikely to cause preterm labor. Oral sex is ok. ...Read more

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I had a micro preemie at 24 weeks due to a uterine infection that caused preterm labor. How likely am i to have another preemie?

Varies: If it was truly due to an infection and that infection is treated and cured, you would be at no higher risk than usual.However, if there were other contributing circumstances, like early cervical shortening, any abnormalities of uterus, then the risk could be a lot higher. It's an excellent thing to talk to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist about and what you can do pre-pregnancy to prevent. ...Read more

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Is there fact to too much rubbing belly in first trimester cause increased body temperature that may provoke miscarriage or preterm labor? Doc said so

No: Rubbing the belly surface won't increase one's body temperature inside. The skin may get a little warmer where one rubs. Nothing unusual happens to the baby, because the baby is inside, at a stable temperature. So, if any baby problems arise, they are not due to rubbing the belly surface. ...Read more

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How to keep gingivitis bacteria low during pregnancy to avoid preterm labor?

How to keep gingivitis bacteria low during pregnancy to avoid preterm labor?

That's Easy: That's an easy one. All you have to do is what you should be doing already anyway. Brush thoroughly after each meal, floss at least once a day, and see a dentist/hygienist as often as recommended. If they think every 6months is good, then that's what you should do. If your dental team suggests a shorter interval, that's what you should do. Also, eat healthy and don't smoke, and you should be fine. ...Read more

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How can I avoid preterm labor?

How can I avoid preterm labor?

We MFMs wish we knew: Physicians and nurses who care for pregnant patients, physicians and all other providers who take care of preemies through their lifetimes, parents and researchers have looked at many ways to prevent preterm labor and delivery and its effects on children and families. At this point we do not even know all the causes. Plus we often lack treatment. Funding of research is what we need along with care. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this is preterm labor?

Be suspicious!: First baby? Expected when? Some cramping- contractions do come and go! you have some time to be observant, and call OB to alert them. ...Read more

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I don't understand why I went into preterm labor again?

PreTerm Labor: We don't know the reason for ptl but if you had one ptl then you are at risk for this to happen again. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Preterm labor?

Preterm labor: Preterm labor =regular uterine contractions before 37 weeks of pregnancy with accompanying cervical changes in preparation for delivery. ...Read more

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Why do triplets have preterm labor?

Why do triplets have preterm labor?

Basic mechanics occ.: Whether it contains triplets, one big baby or extra amniotic fluid, the uterine muscle can only stretch so far before it starts to contract. Similarly fibers holding the cervix closed can only withstand so much weight and pressure before it begins to thin and to open up. A similar thing might happen to a single amniotic sac these (contractions, dilating, bag breaking) can lead to labor, delivery. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of preterm labor?

What are signs and symptoms of preterm labor?

What did your OB doc: Say this is a ? U should be directing to your health care provider , just like i expalin all of this to my OB pts. Some are contartcions, pains in teh uterus , increase discahrge, etc. If u are worried u need to call your provider now to be evaluated as u do not want to catch taht too late. ...Read more

Dr. Guy VanDell
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Preterm Labor (Definition)

Preterm labor =regular uterine contractions before 37 weeks of pregnancy with accompanying cervical changes ...Read more


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Early Onset Of Labor (Definition)

Early onset of labor is a clinical finding in which the birth process begins before the ...Read more