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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Hey i went to my doctor appt and he said i was 3 centimeters dialated. What are my chances that my water mi th t break and i go into labor tonight?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Hey i went to my doctor appt and he said i was 3 centimeters dialated. What are my chances that my water mi th t break and i go into labor tonight?

Depends on: Is it first one or fifth one ! . If you are prime ( first one ) you have time to think or multi you must have been delivered already. A pregnant woman ready to delver must be in touch with her own doctor but no one else. Good Luck ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
21 years in practice
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How cani go into labor tonight ?

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
21 years in practice
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How cani go into labor tonight
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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

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Alysia Townsend
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
15 years in practice
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How can I make the best arrangements for my other children when I go into labor?

Dr. Alysia Townsend
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
15 years in practice
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How can I make the best arrangements for my other children when I go into labor?

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 more

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
23 years in practice
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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!!!?

Dr. Douglas Lawson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
23 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
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How long after I lose my plug will I go into labor?

Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
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How long after I lose my plug will I go into labor?

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 more

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
5 years in practice
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What are doctors going to do if I go into labor early?

Dr. Rahil Malik
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
5 years in practice
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What are doctors going to do if I go into labor early?

Depends: If you are between 23-34 weeks, they can give you steroids, magnesium and medications to slow your labor. After 34 weeks, not much is done to prevent you from going into labor. ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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I was told today i am 80-90% effaced and 2.5cm dilated ...this is my second child....will i go into labor soon?

Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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I was told today i am 80-90% effaced and 2.5cm dilated ...this is my second child....will i go into labor soon?

Yes: Sounds like you are well on your way. Good Luck and dont waste time when you do go into labor. Those second babies come a lot faster. Congrats and Good Luck! ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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What should I know if I go into labor and have the baby before I get to the hospital?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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Im 2 centimeters dilated 80% effaced and baby is in -3 position and its my second baby! How much longer do you think till i go into labor?

Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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Soon: It's so hard to wait, especially at the very end. Cannot tell when, but once labor begins, it is much shorter than the first time. ...Read more

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Dr. Natalie Light
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
16 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Natalie Light
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
16 years in practice
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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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