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Can both a forcep and vacuum (ventose) be used during delivery? Help please?

Can both a forcep and vacuum (ventose) be used during delivery? Help please?

Training: If an operative assisted vaginal delivery is necessary, it will depend on what instrument the obstetrician performing the operation was trained on, whether the vacuum or the forceps will be used. ...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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If a women is a paraplegic and has a baby, would it hurt during delivery?

If a women is a paraplegic and has a baby, would it hurt during delivery?

Paraplegic: Most likely depends on the spinal injury. I have had such a case and the patient had no pain. ...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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I'm 30 yrs old married women. One month back I have lost my second child during delivery, how to stop that?

I'm 30 yrs old married women. One month back I have lost my second child during delivery, how to stop that?

Miscarriage: First, I am so sorry about the loss of your child. You should contact a high-risk specialist if this is your second loss. He/ she may be able to understand why this is happening (there are many possible reasons), what testing you need, and how to prevent you from losing another child. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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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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What are common causes of death during delivery?

What are common causes of death during delivery?

See below...: The most common causes of death are bleeding; hypertensive disorders of pregnancy such as pre-eclampsia; infections, and obstructed labor. Best wishes! ...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 don't 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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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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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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Is autism resulting from complications during delivery?

Is autism resulting from complications during delivery?

Not likely: Although the causes for autism are still being discovered and likely involve a combination of factors, complications during delivery/birth, while being a risk factor for many other problems, do not seem to be a major contributor or risk for autism specifically. ...Read more

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Is it ok to not remove my gellish french nails during delivery?

Is it ok to not remove my gellish french nails during delivery?

Not sure what means?: I am not exactly sure what you are asking. If you are asking if you have to remove fake nails to have a vaginal delivery then the answer is no. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal tear during delivery?

What is the definition or description of: vaginal tear during delivery?

Vaginal tear: A vaginal tear occurs when a delivering infant stretches the vagina and perineum causing either to "split" its lining or perineal skin surface. ...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

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Bleeding during delivery. Is that dic?

Bleeding during delivery. Is that dic?

Probably not: A good amount of bleeding is normal after delivery. Dic is a condition where blood clotting factors are used up (usually due to massive hemorrhage) resulting in an inability for blood to clot where it needs to. Most bleeding at the time of delivery stops because uterine muscle contracts over big blood vessels in the uterus, so dic usually is not an issue. ...Read more

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What conditions lead to a c-section during delivery?

What conditions lead to a c-section during delivery?

Many reasons...: C/Sections are done for many different reasons. Some of the more common reasons are: The baby is bottom first (breech); the baby isn't doing well and needs to be delivered quicky; the mother isn't doing well and needs to be delivered quickly; the baby is too big and can't come out in-spite of adequate labor; mom has had a prior c/section... There are many other reasons. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it safe to get the epidural with the SCS during delivery?

Depends on where: If it is in the lower to mid-back (for pain in back to toes) the leads are at a small risk of damage, if they are higher (ribs to head) it is very difficult to damage the system. Either way bring in films of where the IPG and leads are EARLY to OB Anesthesia to discuss this with them. They will likely consult a Pain Medicine specialist like me to discuss whether or not it would be safe for you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

What is the treatment for shoulder getting stuck during delivery?

Shoulder Dystocia: Shoulder dystocia occurs when the shoulder gets "stuck" during delivery. There are several maneuvers an OB can try to delivery the baby, or a c-section may be required. It can be associated with fracture and injury to the nerves of the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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If women got trauma to coccyx during delivery--what is usually done?

If women got trauma to coccyx during delivery--what is usually done?

Nothing: No treatment is needed, use donut cushion for sitting until pain resolves. You do not need to do anything else. ...Read more

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A girl age about 22 weight 40 KG and height about below 5 ft if she gets pergnent will there be any trouble for her during delivery?

A girl age about 22 weight 40 KG and height about below 5 ft if she gets pergnent will there be any trouble for her during delivery?

Underweight: A patient who is underweight such as the person described does have some increased risk during pregnancy. Often underweight patients are recommended to gain slightly more weight than an average sized woman in order to prevent growth restriction of the baby and to allow the baby to get adequate nutrition. There is also mild increased risk of preterm labor ...Read more

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Crowning during delivery. Should I ask for them to call my ob then?

Crowning during delivery. Should I ask for them to call my ob then?

Call OB earlier: Unless you want to have your child without your OB present, he/she should be called long before the baby is crowning. ...Read more

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What would happen to a baby during delivery if they gave the mom 6 epidurals?

Likely nothing: There is no direct effect from an epidural on the fetus; indirectly, changes in blood pressure due to an epidural may transiently effect the pattern of the baby's heart rate during labor. Having had six Epidurals during the course of labor likely speaks to technical challenges the anesthesiologist had with placing &/or poor relief from it. Increased chance of a spinal headache for you afterwards. ...Read more

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How does a woman correctly perform perineal massage to make delivery easier & prevent tearing during childbirth?

How does a woman correctly perform perineal massage to make delivery easier & prevent tearing during childbirth?

See links: They don't give us nearly enough space to discuss that here, but great question! I advise all pregnant women to practice this starting around 34 weeks and wish all doctors did so! See http://www. Ivillage. Com/perineal-massage-your-how-guide/6-n-145602 and http://pregnancy.About. Com/cs/episiotomy/a/perimassage. Htm
good luck!
ps check out the book ina may's guide to childbirth! ...Read more

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Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

Papilledema: Preeclampsia is defined by the development of new hypertension greater than 140/90 mm hg and new
proteinuria exceeding 300 mg/24 hr after 20 weeks gestation. Papilledema (swollen optic disc which can be seen on eye exam) can occur and can be a factor for early delivery though does not by itself create a problem for delivery. ...Read more