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What happens if I tear during delivery?

What happens if I tear during delivery?

Episiotomy: At times, tearing may be common, and you would need an episiotomy, which involves the suturing of a tear (which may be made by the gyn surgeon to cause less pain and an easier repair of the vaginal area). ...Read more

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If I tear during delivery will they sew me up or just leave it?

If I tear during delivery will they sew me up or just leave it?

Repair is likely: Most physicians will repair any laceration that occurs during delivery unless it is very small and not bleeding. Suture used for the repair will dissolve on its own and does not need to be removed later. ...Read more

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How do I avoid tearing during delivery without epis?

How do I avoid tearing during delivery without epis?

Tearing is natural : Tearing is natural with pain and weeping.Why you want to avoid tearing.I dont know anything which will stop that. ...Read more

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What should I bring my other children during delivery?

What should I bring my other children during delivery?

A babysitter: You will probably be very busy and distracted and will need someone to supervise and entertain them. ...Read more

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Will an epidural work during delivery if it did not work with the first one?

Will an epidural work during delivery if it did not work with the first one?

Usually, yes.: It really depends on why the epidural in the first labor did not work. Each epidural is different and independent of a previous one. An epidural can fail because it is placed to deep and is one sided. It can be in the wrong place altogether outside the epidural space. Many people have had failed epidurals and subsequent successful ones. Communicate the first failure with your anesthesiologist! ...Read more

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Why don't nurses push down on the baby to help it come out during delivery?

Why don't nurses push down on the baby to help it come out during delivery?

Because they: Are not supposed to! u need to push the baby out in a reasonable amount of time depending on what your specific situation is, many docs can do an outlet vacuum or forcps ( only the easiest kind to help the baby out) if necessary, and your doc should have an estimated fetal wt all my pts do an us 34-36 wks so I have an idea of est wt, u do n ot want a shoulder dystocia where shoulders get stuck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

What are the symptoms of shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

Shoulder dystocia: Shoulder dystocia is a serious problem, resulting in the infant being stuck in the birth canal. Your obstetrician is well versed in dealing with this problem during delivery. ...Read more

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What kind of problem is a shoulder getting stuck during delivery (birth)?

What kind of problem is a shoulder getting stuck during delivery (birth)?

Potentially big: Shoulder dystocia occurs when the baby's shoulders are stuck behind the pubic bone. Some babies end up with permanent neurologic injuries from this problem, although most have only transient effects from the maneuvers required to complete the delivery. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of an epidural administered during delivery?

What are the long term effects of an epidural administered during delivery?

None: Unless you have a complication there will not be any. Complications are very rare. ...Read more