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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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How far along can you go past your due date? And how long does the placenta work to feed your baby?

How far along can you go past your due date? And how long does the placenta work to feed your baby?

Most consider: Most consider it safe to go up to 2 weeks past the 40 week mark generally accepted as the due date but testing of fetal well being usually starts by 41 weeks and with reassuring tests the pregnancy can, in rare situations, be extended longer. The placenta can also age faster and in some conditions making fetal testing and, at times, earlier delivery necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My Last baby I had a long labor what positions will help this time to make labor faster?

My Last baby I had a long labor what positions will help this time to make labor faster?

It will be faster: Second labor is likely to be faster. Position is not likely to make any difference. You should discuss your concern with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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How much time longer of labour pain in second child and how i can feeel the labour start?

Labor is unknown: Labor is an unknown entity. You usually will know when labor starts. However, be sure to speak to your doctor to review signs and symptoms of labor. ...Read more

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My labor is stalled how do I get back into labor mode before going back to the hostipal?

My labor is stalled how do I get back into labor mode before going back to the hostipal?

It happens by itself: True labor will happen by itself, at the right time when the baby is full term. Either the contractions will start up and get stronger and stronger, and closer and closer in time; or the woman will be seeing her ob-gyn for the regular appointment. The website has a full explanation: http://www.Babies.Sutterhealth.Org/laboranddelivery/labor/ld_lbr-begins.Html. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a 30 & 32 week pregnancy? Also how early does the baby start to put head down for birth?

How can you tell the difference between a 30 & 32 week pregnancy? Also how early does the baby start to put head down for birth?

Pregnancy: 30 and 32 week pregnancies are differentiated by ultrasound dating - with the earlier dating the most accurate. About 75% of babies go head down by 30 weeks, but it does not become something the doctor will usually address until around 36 weeks. ...Read more

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How does stress impact a woman's ability to go into labor and give birth?

How does stress impact a woman's ability to go into labor and give birth?

Frankly: giving birth can be stressful. I don't think that stress is going to prevent a delivery. ...Read more

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Can straining on the toilet due to constipation bring on labour at 34 weeks pregnant or beyond?

Can straining on the toilet due to constipation bring on labour at 34 weeks pregnant or beyond?

Not typically: Diarrhea can result in contractions from the release of prostaglandins. IF you are constipated you can take colace, fibercon, metamucil, milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and dulcolax. A good fiber source like plum or prune juice may help too. ...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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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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What's the earliest and safest time i can request my labor to be induced?

Term: You should wait until you are fully term, which is 40 weeks. Longer your baby stays inside of you, it can grow in a safe environment. ...Read more

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38 wks Possible to only experience labor on your back and not go to ur front?

Early on : in early labor some feel the contractions in their back. Once active labor kicks in though it usually changes ...Read more

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What is the best advice you can give on how to avoid a c-section and labor inducing medicine when giving birth?

What is the best advice you can give on how to avoid a c-section and labor inducing medicine when giving birth?

Discuss with OB: Talk to your obstetrician about their attitude on c-sections verses your attitude. If you both agree that you'd like to avoid one, and/or the use of labor inducing medications, that's the best odds you can have. Leave your mind open, though. In the process of birth there are often circumstances that occur that warrant the help of a c-section or meds to protect the life & well being of baby & mom. ...Read more

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Can having a tooth out bring on labour early is baby ok with me going through an extraction?

Can having a tooth out bring on labour early is baby ok with me going through an extraction?

Good question: Discuss this issue with both your own dentist and Obstetrician. Together they can better answer your question based upon the urgency of the extraction and your medical history and specific circumstances. ...Read more

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What's a natural yet does work efficiently to bring on labour ?

What's a natural yet does work efficiently to bring on labour ?

Patience : There is no secret way to bring on labor. Patiently waiting for the time is the best approach ...Read more

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Wil bath with epsom salts bring on labour?

Epson salts: will not bring on labour, but may slow onset of labour ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks and I have had 90mLs of castor oil I'm 2cm dilated could this bring on labour, I feel selfish now I have done this but I'm so fed up ?

I'm 38 weeks and I have had 90mLs of castor oil I'm 2cm dilated could this bring on labour, I feel selfish now I have done this but I'm so fed up ?

Castor Oil: No harm, however I am not aware of any study that shows it helps. Do not feel guilty, I have not talked to any woman at 38 weeks who does not want it to be OVER! Best of luck, and remember you are near the end. I hope your delivery is smooth. ...Read more

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What are some ways to induce labor?

Lots of ways: Pitocin (oxytocin) is a medication that mimics a hormone in your body to start contractions. Cervidil and Cytotec are prostaglandins that soften the cervix and may start some contractions that are used when your cervix is less open. Some doctors use a catheter that manually opens the cervix a little as well. It depends on why you are being induced and how your cervix is to start. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to induce labor?

Yes: Nipple stimulation is one way. It can cause powerful contractions so it is not something you should do without talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Could pineapple induce labor at 34 weeks?

No: Pineapple does not induce labor. Food Poisoning or Urinary tract infections can give you some contractions and may lead you into preterm labor. ...Read more

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How can I naturally induce labor?

How can I naturally induce labor?

Wait until 39 weeks: After 39 weeks, you can encourage contractions in a uterus that is ready with sex (semen has natural hormones that gently stimulate labor) or gentle nipple stimulation. If the uterus is ready, it might work. If it doesn't work, it's probably not ready for labor. Your doctor can sweep membranes. The baby is developing it's brain and lungs and other organs right up to 40 weeks, so don't rush nature! ...Read more

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Does kayro syrup help induce labor?

No evidence: Karo corn syrup has never been studied as an agent to induce labor and likely never will. I would not recommend attempting labor induction at home without consultation with your provider. Karo syrup will likely just cause elevated blood sugars and i would avoid it, in pregnancy...And in life, really. ...Read more

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Can a hot shower help induce labor?

Soemtimes: Although other times a warm shower can make strong contractions go away. ...Read more

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What does it mean to "induce" labor?

What does it mean to "induce" labor?

Kickstart: Your ob/gyn may recommend an "induction" of labor for reasons related to your or your baby's health. There are numerous reasons for needing to have this option recommended. You are admitted to the hospital, fetal monitoring, IV started and a dilute solution of Pitocin (oxytocin) is given to start labor contractions slowly. Indications such as post dates, toxemia, iugr, fetal distress, and more `. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help induce labor?

What are some ways to help induce labor?

Nature Decides: If you are not more than 41 weeks, let your body decide the safe time to have a baby. Keep doing Kick counts. That is safest method. ...Read more

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When is the soonest time I can induce labor?

39 weeks: Labor can be induced at anytime. Sometimes we even induce prematurely if the mom or baby are in danger. There are risks of prematurity though. These risks seem to be lessened after 38 completed weeks. So we try to wait until after 39 weeks to induce someone electively. ...Read more

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Are there safe ways to naturally induce labor?

Nature or not: Induction of labor is recommended when a pregnancy needs to be delivered for medical reasons. Providers use medications soften the cervix and contractions to start. All methods have risks, and "natural" methods can be just as risky as medication unless you are being monitored by your physician. If you are concerned and you need induction, talk to your doctor about what your options are. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could induce labor at home?

Let your Body decide: Your Body and your baby knows best when to make an entry into our beautiful world. Only if you have some medical conditions or are more then 41 weeks we consider doing an induction of labor. ...Read more

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What are some safe ways to induce labor at home ?

Labor: If you could bring on labor then the secrete would be out there and women would love it. Always remember the baby is part of the equation and sends a signal to the mom when it is time to come out. Part of the increase in Cesarean section rate is from inductions when it is not time. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to induce labor naturally?

Lots of advice: There are numerous old- wives tales on this subject. The bottom line is ... When the baby is ready they will be born. ...Read more

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Is there anything that'll induce labor at home being at 5cm?

Patience: There is nothing that is used to induce labor outside the hospital. At 5cm you could start labor at any time. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to help induce labor if im 90% thinned out?

Are there natural ways to help induce labor if im 90%  thinned out?

Babies come when: They are ready. Doctors can induce labor when there is a medical indication. ...Read more