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How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

See below: The pain is usually associated with the active phase of labor and rapidly leaves after birth. ...Read more

Quickening (Definition)

Daily quickening refers to looking for approximately 10-12 kicks over about 10-12 hours. Quickening is when a pregnant woman first notices baby movements or baby kicks. First movements are felt during the second trimester, with first-time pregnant women feeling quickening later in the trimester, and the experienced women being able to feel quickening early in the trimester. A woman's doctor can tell her how many kicks per hour or per day she should feel from the baby (and when to call the doctor), at each stage of the latter ...Read more


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I'm due in 2days and haven't dilated! I went to labor and delivery last weekend cause I was having mild contractions every 3-5mins and still am. Why?

I'm due in 2days and haven't dilated! I went to labor and delivery last weekend cause I was having mild contractions every 3-5mins and still am. Why?

False labor?: You are getting probably false labor also called Braxton - Hicks contraction. You are not in real labor because not dilated. There are some causes of Braxton-Hicks contractions. You need to be monitored by your Obstetrician. ...Read more

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How long will it hurt to go to the bathroom (1&2), after vaginal labor and delivery if u get stiches?

Depends: It depends on how severe the "tearing" is. Having done it twice, i can say it's not too awful, and surprisingly that area heals very quickly! you will likely get a squirt bottle at hospital (like the one dish soap comes in but smaller). You will use this to squirt water on yourself whenever you use bathroom. This keeps it from hurting, and from getting infected. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of an epidural used during labor and delivery?

Are there any long term side effects of an epidural used during labor and delivery?

Almost never: It is very rare to have any long term side effects from your epidural if you are otherwise healthy. Women who are at increased risk for bleeding are at increased risk for complications and need to talk to the anesthesiologist carefully. Back pain is just as common in women who deliver with or without epidural. ...Read more

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How can I become a labor and delivery nurse?

How can I become a labor and delivery nurse?

See below: Talk to some l&d nurses to see what went well for them and, just as importantly, what to avoid. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to get organized for labor and delivery?

What do I need to do to get organized for labor and delivery?

My list: Consider taking a childbirth education class. Make sure you have childcare lined up for any other children you have at home--even in the middle of the night. Complete any large projects you need accomplished at home in the next year. Good luck! ...Read more

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Freezing when visiting. Why are labor and delivery rooms always cold?

Freezing when visiting. Why are labor and delivery rooms always cold?

I give up...: I'm in an office with > 30 women, ranging in ages from 22-57... I am constantly losing the "thermostat wars" & i can't explain with the usual answers, "different metabolism, can't thermoregulate, hormone changes, etc." suffice it to say that the office feels a chilly 60 degrees and l&d is no different. I also learned (the hard way) not to argue with anyone who feels hot...It's not safe! ...Read more

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Do nurses or doctors run labor and delivery?

Do nurses or doctors run labor and delivery?

Teamwork: Both! doctors and nurses work together to provide the bet care to the patients. ...Read more

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Hospital labor and delivery, what to expect?

Hospital labor and delivery, what to expect?

Hospital tour: Birthing experiences vary widely to each person, facility and family. Schedule tours with the birthing center where the delivery may occur, and discuss the different birthing plan options available. You will likely be surprised at how much information you will gather and it will make the entire experience less stressful. ...Read more

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How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

Midwife: Midwife actually has the training to carry out uncomplicated deliveries, l&d nurse assist during the labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Why do doctors recommend an IV during labor and delivery?

Why do doctors recommend an IV during labor and delivery?

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

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What decisions will my doctors have the power to make in labor and delivery?

What decisions will my doctors have the power to make in labor and delivery?

Two way street: You have complete control over medical decisions that concern you. Since you have a baby inside you, your doctor in responsible for both patients. Certain medical conditions place the mom's needs at odds with the baby's. All medical decisions should be discussed with you and you have the right to participate in your care. ...Read more

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What are the risks during labor and delivery caused by von willebrands disease?

MINIMAL RISK OF BLEE: In a study with close follow up and detailed guidelines of management of delivery, produced very very low rate of immediate and late bleeding.Desmopressin was effective and safein preventing significant bleeding at delivery in most of the patients. ...Read more

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What type of healthcare professions work in labor and delivery?

What type of healthcare professions work in labor and delivery?

??????: Ob doctors , nurses, certified scrub techs , unit clerks, midwives, anesthsia docs etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more information on labor and delivery.

Too broad a topic: That's a really broad question that entire textbooks are written about. I think we'll be able to help you a lot more if you can ask something specific about what you're wanting to know. Sorry--will try to help with any questions you come up with! ...Read more

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What exercises will help prepare me for labor and delivery?

Low impact ones.: Stationary bike, treadmill, walking, swimming are all excellent choices for pregnancy conditioning in preparation for labor. You can lower your risk for c-section and large babies if you maintain a normal weight for you height and use one of the above options every other day for 30-45 minutes. Avoid heavy lifting, exercising in the heat/humidity and maintain good hydration throughout. ...Read more

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Stitching after labor and delivery ?

Stitching after labor and delivery 
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Sutures: Sutures might be needed if there was a significant tear during delivery or if you had an episiotomy. If this doesn't address your question then please re-ask with a clear question. Take Care. ...Read more

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After i’m admitted to labor and delivery, am I allowed to walk?

After i’m admitted to labor and delivery, am I allowed to walk?

Depends: In many cases they will get you up and walk you (with or without assistance) to help you progress in labor. If you are in premature labor & they are trying to stop it, you may be confined.There may be other reasons this would or would not be a good idea. The answer must be taylored to your individual need. ...Read more

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Feeling Your Baby Kick (Definition)

It is normal to feel the baby kick as early as 14 weeks, but often the first notice of movement will be at 18 - 20, or sometimes not until 25 weeks. You should expect to feel your baby move every ...Read more