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How To Speed Up Going Into Labor
Nothing: The baby will position itself prior to delivery. Sometimes this dose not occur and the baby can present either feet first or horizontally. If this occurs the physician may be able to encourage the baby to change position, however, the mother usually cannot do much. ...Read more
Depends: This is very variable and personal dependent. It is depends if it is truly elective or not. But the short answer is anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days. More information can be provided on a case by case basis but best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Things for baby, mom: An OB provider can tell a patient what to pack for a particular hospital. There are also lists online. My suggestion is to take things that are needed for mom and baby that would be difficult for other family members or friends to find or purchase. A mobile phone and backup camera would top my list along with a pair of earplugs (when sleeping alone, not with baby, of course). ...Read more
Because they: Are not supposed to! u need to push the baby out in a reasonable amount of time depending on what your specific situation is, many docs can do an outlet vacuum or forcps ( only the easiest kind to help the baby out) if necessary, and your doc should have an estimated fetal wt all my pts do an us 34-36 wks so I have an idea of est wt, u do n ot want a shoulder dystocia where shoulders get stuck. ...Read more
Local inflammation: Probably just a little plebitis or inflammation of the vein. It is due to the catheter or possibly caused by something you were given thru the iv. Try placing a warm compress to the area for about 20 minutes several times daily. If the symptoms persist or worsen you may need to see your doctor for an antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: Exercising will do wonders to speed up your metabolism. Exercise 20 minutes to 40 minutes daily and you will notice your metabolism will increase 20 - 25%. Additionally a healthy diet consisting of a low fat diet with a mix of fruits and vegetables will undoubtedly increase your metabolism as well. ...Read more
Behaviour changes...: Usually, doing some behavioral therapy, or cognitive-behavioral therapy can help prevent hyperventilation. Informally, this might involve deep breathing, meditation, prayer, and positive thinking. Occassionally, an increased respiratory rate is in response to a medical reason, but more often than not it is related to anxiety and stress. ...Read more
Mucous plug: There is not a definite time frame related to the loss of the cervical mucous plug and labor. I have had patients that lost there plug at 35 weeks and didn't deliver until 40 weeks. I would focus more on regularity of contractions, vaginal spotting, and rupture of your fluid to help you guide whether you may be getting close to more active labor. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: After a concussion, you want to avoid activities which may exacerbate the concussion. In particular, you want to avoid activities where you may hit your head again. Frequently, this is discussed in the context of contact sports. Repeated head injuries or concussions in a short period of time can have cumulative effects. For example, mohamed ali. Also, you want to avoid alcohol or recreatonal drugs. ...Read more
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