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Forceps Used During Delivery
No, it should not: You should ask the anesthetist or obstetrician any questions you have about the procedure; but the reason it is used so frequently instead of other drugs is that it is so safe. Good luck! ...Read more
After 2 births(vag), I had 2 retained placentas, 2 postpartum hemmorhage 2nd labor precipitous (2hr) Is induction or csection safer to manage nextime
May be: Since the likelihood of such complications increase with subsequent pregnancies, your OB might suggest you to deliver at a predictable time. ...Read more
Not safe: If you have had a prior c-section and wish to have a tolac (trial of labor after c-section), then you cannot use pitocin, (oxytocin) Cytotec or other agents to induce labor. They increase the risk of 'uterine rupture'. This should be discussed with your OB with consideration of the reasons for the prior c-section. ...Read more
Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?
Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your body makes.It helps increase the effectiveness of contractions.Drs can add a pit to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make.Distressed babies need to be delivered asap. ...Read more
As needed: Vaginal exams in normal labor determine progress; they are cervical checks. Unless there is infection or bleeding risk these exams are safe and not painful, and necessary to determine if labor is on track. In a short quick labor there will be fewer exams than in a longer one. In a hospital setting more invasive exams may be performed if there's concern about the baby's well-being. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the incidence of mixed delivery (one twin delivered vaginally, one twin delivered via c-section)?
About 4% but rising: The most common reasons for c section of a second twin are heart rate problems and the baby coming down in a position other than head first. Many doctors used to be willing to deliver a second twin either butt first or by the feet, but few still have much experience in doing this. There is also a risk of injury to the nerves of the arm or learning disability in any baby that is born breech. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Requested no pitocin (oxytocin) be used during labor. Rn says they'd give it after birth.Is it common to be given pitocin (oxytocin) after delivery? Why is this necessary?
What are risks of manual cervical checks by the ob during pregnancy? Placenta contamination, preterm labor? Had 2 checks in 2 weeks, cervix is fine.
Yes BUT: Babies born vaginally are at risk for aquiring herpes infection from the mother even though she does not have an out break. She can still shed the virus without symptoms. The baby is at higher risk if delivered vaginally. The preferred method for the babies safety is c-section. ...Read more
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