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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Inducing Labor Contractions

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Do labor contractions make you tired?

Do labor contractions make you tired?

Yes.: They call it labor for a reason - it is not only painful, but also exhausting. Good hydration and adequate caloric intake throughout labor (by adding sugar to the intravenous fluids) helps along, as does a good epidural anesthesia. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


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What do labor contractions feel like?

What do labor contractions feel like?

Colicky pain.: Lower abdominal and/or lower back pain that gradually peaks within half a minute, lasts for a few seconds and then gradually resolves within half a minute. In labor, they come every 2-5 minutes generally getting more severe as labor progresses. Epidural anesthesia is a highly recommended technique to help women through labor pains; natural methods do not suffice for 99% of women. No need to suffer. ...Read more

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Are real labor contractions always evenly spaced, or can they have a range (5 10 minutes)?

Are real labor contractions always evenly spaced, or can they have a range (5 10 minutes)?

No rules: There really are no rules in labor. Your contraction interval can be quite variable. Labor is much more effective, ie delivr the baby sooner, if they are regular and close together. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have regular labor contractions (about every 10 minutes) at night, but that will then go away in the morning?

Is it normal to have regular labor contractions (about every 10 minutes) at night, but that will then go away in the morning?

Very normal: As long as you are near term, that's normal. Women can have nightly episodes of "false labor" for days or even weeks prior to the big day. It's your body's way of warming up for the event. We usually ask women to wait until contractions are 4-5 minutes apart, last about a minute, and persist in that pattern for an hour or two, prior to heading to the hospital. Good luck! ...Read more

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Been having labor contractions but a week now on an off had them all day friday went to bed and they were gone when i woke up everything hurt. normal?

Been having labor contractions but a week now on an off had them all day friday went to bed and they were gone when i woke up everything hurt. normal?

Depends: How many weeks are you? During pregnancy, its not uncommon to have intermittant contractions that are not strong enough to produce cervical change. These 'false labor' contractions frequently go away with rest. If they persist more than an hour or so, its best to see your Ob be checked to see if you are in labor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be dilated at 1cm for more then two days with labor contractions?

Is it possible to be dilated at 1cm for more then two days with labor contractions?

Could happen....: Active labor is generally defined as regular contractions in a woman who is dilated to 4 centimeters - and making progress towards delivery. You didn't mention if this is a term pregnancy. If not, call the doctor. There are so many variations, though. I remember a patient who was 5 centimeters dilated for weeks before se actually went into active labor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a miscarriage, no bleeding and massive contraction that are like labor pains for days?

Is it possible to have a miscarriage, no bleeding and massive contraction that are like labor pains for days?

Miscarriage : A miscarriage can be painless and have little or no noticeable bleeding but if you are in early pregnancy and are having severe abdominal pain you should see a doctor right away. You may have an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) which is a surgical emergency that needs immediate attention! if you have already had the miscarriage it may be incomplete and require surgery to complete. ...Read more

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I have a lower left throbbing pain (reminds me of labor contractions) under my ribs. What could this be?

I have a lower left throbbing pain (reminds me of labor contractions) under my ribs. What could this be?

Under ribs would: include the muscles in that location, intercostal rib cage muscles, diaphragm, colon, stomach, small bowel, even heart (much less likely), etc. Study abdominal anatomy online & experiment with what movements/actions consistently change the pain; intensity, location, sensation for better clues. Usually works much better to seek help in person: too many variables. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a miscarriage without bleeding but just massive contraction like labor pains for days?

Is it possible to have a miscarriage without bleeding but just massive contraction like labor pains for days?

NO: If you have documented non viable tissue inside your uterus it needs to come out and you will have some bleeding, your sxs are not normal and you need to see your obgyn or go to the er if you do not have one so they can do an exam , blood work and an ultrasound to start out. ...Read more

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Will manzanilla with anise tea help start labor contractions ?

Will manzanilla with anise tea help start labor contractions ?

Probably not: First, PLEASE do NOT try to induce labor if it is not yet your due date. When your baby is ready it will start the process. But if you're past your due date and uncomfortable various folk remedies may help. Manzanilla tea may help during labor but is not known to start it. See http://www.natural-pregnancy-midwife.com/ways-to-induce-labor.html & http://tinyurl.com/q6q3n2x for other ideas Good luck! ...Read more

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A naturalist told me that drinking 3-5 cups of chamomile tea can cause labor contractions. Is this true?

A naturalist told me that drinking 3-5 cups of chamomile tea can cause labor contractions. Is this true?

Chamomile: Chamomile can stimulate uterine smooth muscle -- not good in pre-term pregnancy. It increases blood flow in the pelvic and uterine area --it's an emmenogogue which can also induce menstruation. Historically it was also used as an abortifacient. All these are reasons why chamomile isn't recommended in pregnancy, even though many women have safely used it. http://tinyurl.com/px7ymna. ...Read more

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Can i still have a normal delivery even if I have chocolate cyst? How high is the risk that the cyst may rupture during labor contractions?

Yes and low risk: Pregnancy is actually sort of a hiatus for the endometriosis process. Once pregnant, the presence of a chocolate cyst (e.g. Endometrioma) does not affect your ability to undergo a tol (trial of labor) and achieve a vaginal delivery. Cysts of this nature are quite tenacious and unlikely to be affected, certainly to the point of rupture, by labor contractions. ...Read more

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Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Cervical change: Braxton-Hicks contractions are real contractions, but are not putting you into labor, as evidenced by changing your cervix. Keep well hydrated, and time them. If they are coming ever 5 minutes, you need to be evaluated by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Whenever my bowel movements are moving thru my intestines, I can feel it and its excriciateingly painful like labor contractions painful. Why?

Whenever my bowel movements are moving thru my intestines, I can feel it and its excriciateingly painful like labor contractions painful. Why?

Feels food in guts: You are probably describing visceral hyperalgesia--the heightened sense of gut distension & motility that many patients with irritable bowel syndrome experience, particularly at times of "mass movement." however, the same feeling may occur in response to partial obstruction (whether mechanical or functional). An abdominal obstruction series may reassure you, or may lead to additional studies. ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant can't sleep at night anymore; left hip feels like going to pop out; have already been in preterm labor contractions come and go but real?

33 weeks pregnant can't sleep at night anymore; left hip feels like going to pop out; have already been in preterm labor contractions come and go but real?

Completely OK: It's hard to be pregnant and have these irritation side effects. Hope you can relax and go out and have fun. You deserve it. Hope the baby makes you very happy. ...Read more

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Labor Induction (Definition)

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Labor Pains (Definition)

Labor pains = rhythmic uterine contractions that occur during delivery ...Read more