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36 weeks 75% effacement, FT dilation & Station 0. Having BH 4 minutes apart. Hospital sent me home. Chances of active labor high? Thanks!

36 weeks 75% effacement, FT dilation & Station 0. Having BH 4 minutes apart.  Hospital sent me home. Chances of active labor high? Thanks!

Maybe contractions: could get stronger and closer or sometimes go away if they get stronger and the same frequency or closer together for a few hours then call your OB, if your cervix has changed that means early labor , at 36 weeks as long as you and baby are OK no one is going to encourage your labor ...Read more

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Can braxton hicks contractions cause effacement and dilation if they randomly occur multiple times per day? Not more than 4 in an hour though.

Can braxton hicks contractions cause effacement and dilation if they randomly occur multiple times per day? Not more than 4 in an hour though.

Not really : If you have contractions that are causing cervical dilatation and effacement, we would call it labor, in your case preterm labor. If you are having labor contractions, we would not call it braxton hicks contractions. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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39 weeks and 6 days and no effacement or dilation nor any bh nor any contractions. Anyway to induce labor naturally and safely?

39 weeks and 6 days and no effacement or dilation nor any bh nor any contractions. Anyway to induce labor naturally and safely?

Can walk may help: But if she were my pt i would offer her induction as a recent large study showed the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks if she were my pt i would rec cervadil to ripen cervix in the evening in the labor room, then start Pitocin (oxytocin) in am I have induced unripe cervix many times at 40 weeks and the induction works 99% of time and have prevented many more chance for prob after 40wks. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed terbutaline for my "comfort" i was not in preterm labor. I never dilated nor had any effacement. Why?

My doctor prescribed terbutaline for my "comfort" i was not in preterm labor. I never dilated nor had any effacement. Why?

Not in labor: You likely didn't dilate because you weren't in preterm labor. There are no medications that will stop true preterm labor; the best we can do is slow things down to allow benefit of steroids to improve lung maturity. Current guidelines recommend against the use of medications beyond 48 hours for slowing contractions, there is no demonstrated benefit that justifies the risks of these medications. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant 2 cm dilated and 50% effacement and bleeding in urine two times same day. No pain, no intercourse. What does it mean?

36 weeks pregnant 2 cm dilated and 50% effacement and bleeding in urine two times same day. No pain, no intercourse. What does it mean?

May deliver early: Call your OB and he/she may say you should be on bed rest in hospital under close observation. The good thing is that your child is almost fully cooked (36 weeks). The longer your child can stay in your oven the better it is. In hospital the child's heart can be monitored and if labor starts too early they can try to stop it. ...Read more

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Why does your pupil dilate?

Why does your pupil dilate?

Pupil: Because a part of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic) , when stimulated, will caused two sets of muscles in your iris to change the diameter of the whole in the center (the pupil). ...Read more

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What drugs cause your pupils to dilate?

What drugs cause your pupils to dilate?

Dilation: Many drugs can cause pupil dilation. Some include cocaine, amphetamines, and MDMA. Additionally, some non-illicit/ recreational medications such as anticholinergics and antidepressents can cause dilation. ...Read more

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Please answer! what would cause your pupils to not dilate?

Please answer! what would cause your pupils to not dilate?

Pupils dilate and: constrict under control of cranial nerve 2 and 3. 2nd senses light and 3d adjusts pupil to control light input. No dilation = deficit in one or the other or a medication in the eye has poisoned muscle function. Would be very unlikely to inadvertently notice that both pupils do not dilate. Close eyes in bright room then open while friend observes. If they constrict they must have been dilated. ...Read more