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How Can I Go Into Labor Tonight
Fetus in control.: You cannot force labor onset by yourself; in fact, we now know that the fetus decides when labor starts in most circumstanes (barring trauma, abruption, incompetent cervix). Take it easy and maintain a positive attitude - if you are near your due date labor can occur anytime now. Best of luck! ...Read more
Plan Ahead: You are usually not able to bring other children to the delivery suite during labor, nor would you be able to care for them and manage them. Make a plan as delivery nears to have a friend, relative, or other caregiver available and "on call" to take your children when you need to go to the hospital for delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I'm 10 days overdue and I go in to get induced on saterday but really don't wanto , how can I go into labor fast!!!?
Labor remedies: You can try having sex. The prostaglandin in semen causes some contractions. Inducing diarrhea with things like castor oil also sometimes helps. Again, diarrhea also produces prostaglandins. Walking when you have contractions may help also. However, once more than 14 days overdue your risk of c section and still birth start going up fairly fast, so don't wait too long ...Read more
WHAT did your OB say: Any ?S like this - please ask your ob, it could be the same day or 3-weeks later it is variable, if you are 37 weeks or more- nothing to wory about, if your water breaks then call your OB right away and some advice from me who has delivered more than 5000 babies, a recent study says the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, safest for the baby, easy to induce, not worth going past due date. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told today i am 80-90% effaced and 2.5cm dilated ...this is my second child....will i go into labor soon?
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Be prepaired: First time moms usually spend 10-12 hrs in labor so this should not be an issue for most.It's not like on tv. It will wake you from sleep. After the 1st, you become aware & should go in when you know its real. If you do deliver outside the hospital baby must be dried off completely & kept warm. The cord can be tied off a few inches from the body & cut with a clean knife or scissors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having contractions that are 25 minutes apart for 3 days now. How long can I have these contractions at this consistency till i go into labor?
A long time: Assuming you are at least 37 weeks pregnant and less than 41 weeks, this is latent labor (your body getting ready for real labor) and can last many days or even a week or two. Be sure to keep your appointments! if you are earlier or later than the weeks listed, call your doctor today. ...Read more
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