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How Do Doctors Know If I Am In Labor
Cervical change: Labor is defined as cervical change in the presence of regular uterine contractions. Slow cervical change < 1 CM per hour is considered latent labor, while faster cervical change is considered active labor. Active labor typically onsets at about 4 CM of dilatation, but this can vary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe menstrual cramps. Even my bones hurt in pelvis. Birth control doesn't help. I feel like I am in labor. Doc can't find reason why.
Labor: When you see your obstetrician next time frankly discuss his/ her approach. Ask permission to speak with former patients establish your comfort zone. Remember, your obstetrician is interested in good outcome as you are. You should be comfortable with you doctor, if you are not seek another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydration: Many patients aren't able to take enough fluids orally during labor because they may be nauseated and they can become dehydrated. Iv fluids can prevent dehydration. Additionally, they provide access to administer any medications that may be necessary in labor such as antibiotics or pain meds. Finally, if a cesarean section becomes necessary, the IV allows the anesthesiologist to have access. ...Read more
Those you sign for: Entry into the hospital & or physician /patient relationship generates a paper trail.This may include a broad permission to treat & specific paperwork detailing the types of procedures you may need during the treatment & a write-up of possible complications.Discuss any concerns you have long before labor. In an emergency, they may only have minutes to act & salvage baby & delays could be deadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the name of the thing doctors put inside u to open your cervics when you in labor or it's to start the contractions nd da doctors take it out?
Depends: Probably not used when you're in labor, because the cervix will dilate on it's own in labor . However to start the dilatation process, sometimes a Foley catheter can be used. Also, certain meds are used to start the cervical "ripening" process (ie. Cytotec (misoprostol) ). Another thing that can be used is laminaria --however, this is used typically in non-viable pregnancies. ...Read more
No: This is a normal occurrence. The baby may need to spend time in the NICU prior to leaving the hospital. ...Read more
When your doctor say your 3cm 70% dilated what does the 70% mean ? If you reach 100% are you in labor?
Cervical exam: There are 3 basic component to a cervical exam. Dilation refers to how open the cervix is. Effacement refers to how thin the cervix is. Station refers to how low the fetal head is. There is not set exam that equals labor but the more dilated, the thinner and the lower down the higher the chances of labor. ...Read more
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