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How cani go into labor tonight ?

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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How can I make the best arrangements for my other children when I go into labor?

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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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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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!!!?

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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How long after I lose my plug will I go into labor?

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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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Pack a change of clothes for you & labor partner
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Bring soothing music to listen to during labor
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Ask if you can bring popsicles to help hydrate
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Pack an outfit for your baby
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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?

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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What should I know if I go into labor and have the baby before I get to the hospital?

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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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Review a DVD on lamaze techniques
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Pack an overnight bag for the hospital
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Preregister at the hospital where you plan to give birth
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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?

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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