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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 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
Im 37 weeks and 2 days , went to the dr and im 2centimeter dialated & 90% effaced , could i go into labor soon ?
Any time: You can't predict it, but be ready. It could be today, it could be 3 weeks. ...Read more
It really depends: It really depends on the health condition of the baby at birth. Many premature infants do quite well and are released without a stay in the NICU. Your physician may give you steroids prior to delivery to accelerate lung maturity. Infants born between 34-36 weeks may need extra care in the hospital which can lengthen their stay ...Read more
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
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
BACK PAIN & pregnant: Call your doctor to report and follow the advice carefully. ...Read more
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
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