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Effacement Without Dilation
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
Can braxton hicks contractions cause effacement and dilation if they randomly occur multiple times per day? Not more than 4 in an hour though.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why would my doctor have me take terbutaline for 8 weeks even though i was not in preterm labor? I never dilated or had effacement, just mild contract
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
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
Cervical dilatation: As you dilate you might feel cramps or a sharp pain localized high in the vaginal area. As the baby get slower you can feel pelvic pressure. HOWEVER, you cannot feel that "you are 5cm" with any accuracy at all. Only an exam by an experienced person can determine this. ...Read more
Medications, bulbs.: Cervical ripening is generally done with mechanical means (e.g. Catheters with inflatable bulbs/balloons at their end), or with laminaria (for midtrimester pregnancy terminations), or with medications (cervidil, Cytotec (misoprostol) etc). Oxytocin infusion can also help dilate the cervix to trigger labor. ...Read more
Yes: You can wear contacts when more than 5 minutes have passed since you had the dilating drops. ...Read more
Pupils dilate: Good question for wikipedia. Depends on the drug as many things make them dilate but by different mechanisms. ...Read more
?Pharmacist?: Maybe a pharmacist could help you to identify this. ...Read more
Likely: If bleeding has stopped and you are feeling ok, it should be fine. ...Read more
Yes & no - see below: Pupil constriction and dilation in response to different levels of lightis unaffected by contact lenses. However, if pupils being pharmacologically altered for eye exam or prior to eye surgery, then conact lenses should always be removed prior to instillation of of eye medications. ...Read more
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