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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 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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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