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How do I know im going into labor?

How do I know im going into labor?

You'll know: The saying "if you have to ask, then you're not in active labor" is pretty accurate. For first time moms there is nothing to compare the experience to so it can seem confusing. True active labor involves intense contractions that consistently come every 3 to 5 minutes. You can't walk or talk through them. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am going into preterm labor?

How to tell if I am going into preterm labor?

Preterm labor: The best way to tell, is by a cervical check and toco monitoring. This can be performed in the doctors office or in the hospital. ...Read more

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How do I know when i'm going into labor?

Contractions every 5: Regular and painful contractions every 5 minutes for at least 30 minutes should prompt you to go to your maternity hospital! ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby get into position before going into labor?

What can I do to help my baby get into position before 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

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How will I know when to push during labor?

How will I know when to push during labor?

CALL YOUR OB !!!: And you hospital should offer child birth classes and if u do not want to labor acog says you can have an elective c-section ! as long as you have been told of the pros and cons and risks ! I do elective csections on my pts if they request it and have no contraindications, child birth classes will teach u how to push and the labor room nurses will show u ! ...Read more

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How long after I lose my plug will I go into labor?

How long after I lose my plug will I go into labor?

WHAT did your OB say: Any ?S like this - please ask your ob, it could be the same day or 3-weeks later it is variable, if you are 37 weeks or more- nothing to wory about, if your water breaks then call your OB right away and some advice from me who has delivered more than 5000 babies, a recent study says the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, safest for the baby, easy to induce, not worth going past due date. ...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 I caculate when I am going to ovulate

How can I caculate when I am going to ovulate

14 days before: Ovulation consistently occurs about 14 days before your period. Count day 1 as the first day of bleeding. If you have 30 days between each period then you would ovulate on day 16. ...Read more

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How can I tell when its safe to start jogging again after labour?

How can I tell when its safe to start jogging again after labour?

See details: Ask your obstetrician but i would say that 3 weeks after delivery is a reasonable time to restart exercising. ...Read more

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I want it to know how many weeks am I when they sew my cervix shut?

I want it to know how many weeks am I when they sew my cervix shut?

Ask your OB: There are too many variables to be able to say. Generally in the late first or early second trimester. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am going into septic shock?

How to tell if I am going into septic shock?

You're not: When you're going into septic shock, you're usually too sick to be asking about it on a website. ...Read more

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How will my doctor know when I pass away?

How will my doctor know when I pass away?

Obituary?: Absence of heartbeat, absence of respiration, fixed dilated pupils and no reflexes. Rigor mortis is a for sure. ...Read more

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I think I am in stalled labor now i was having contractions every 3 min and it got me to 3 CM but now I have been contractiing less i would say. How do I get back into labor mode an how long will it take me to get into active labor?

I think I am in stalled labor now  i was having contractions every 3 min and it got me to 3 CM but now I have been contractiing less i would say. How do I get back into labor mode an how long will it take me to get into active labor?

Delivery went well?: Since your question was posted yesterday, presumably you've delivered already. Labor, deliver, breastfeeding, etc..., are natural processes that have been happening since the beginning of mankind. Doctors do have some medications that can help labor progress, but the effects are not identical to natural labor. Sometimes, a c-section ends up being needed. ...Read more

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How do I know if im going through menopause?

How do I know if im going through menopause?

Cycles: By definition, menopause is going a full year without a period. The symptoms of menopause (hot flushes etc) may start early and may extend after the cycles stop. It varies tremendously for each person. My book "A Woman's Guide to Hormone Health" details both symptoms and treatment options. ...Read more

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I am trying that and I can't get nobody to help me how do i go about getting her into the hospital?

Who is it about?: Sounds like you concern about other person to go to hospital? If it is adult mentaly capsble maje a decission you cant force her. But if you see emergency call 911., ...Read more

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How will I know if I am in labor?

How will I know if I am in labor?

You will know: If you have to ask "am i in labor?" then chances are that you are not in active labor. ...Read more

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How do I know when i'm going into labor?

Contractions every 5: Regular and painful contractions every 5 minutes for at least 30 minutes should prompt you to go to your maternity hospital! ...Read more

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How do I know im going into labor?

You'll know: The saying "if you have to ask, then you're not in active labor" is pretty accurate. For first time moms there is nothing to compare the experience to so it can seem confusing. True active labor involves intense contractions that consistently come every 3 to 5 minutes. You can't walk or talk through them. ...Read more

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Could it be possible im going into labor if..? I been feeling lower abdomen pains and back pains since last night, exept i happens like every 2 hours for like 15 minutes and then they go away is this a sign of labor?Should i go to the hospital?

Could it be possible im going into labor if..? I been feeling lower abdomen pains and back pains since last night, exept i happens like every 2 hours for like 15 minutes and then they go away is this a sign of labor?Should i go to the hospital?

In : In a situation like this where you are unsure about going to the hospital, you should call the doctor's office. There will be a doctor or nurse on call that can tell you what to do based on how far along you are, your level of pain, and the frequency and duration of your contractions. I always tell my prenatal patients, when in doubt call your doctor! best of luck. ...Read more

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What are signs that you are going into labor?

What are signs that you are going into labor?

Labor: Signs that labor is approaching include dilation of the cervix. Loss of the cervical mucus plug is another sign. Some dilation and loss ov the mucus plug can occur weeks before the baby actually comes. Many women develop an increase in energy level. Once your water breaks it is important to tell your physician. Contractions may last half a minute to a minute and a half. ...Read more

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Signs of going into labor include low afi?

Signs of going into labor include low afi?

Sometimes.: Low afi is seen as pregnancies approach their due date and correlates strongly with the onset of true labor. ...Read more

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How bad is labor pain ? This is my first baby and i'm too scared.

Not to worry: Everyone is different. Some people have a high tolerance for pain and some people cannot tolerate a needle stick for a blood test. You should ask your OB about an epidural and request this when you are in active labor (frequent and strong contractions). This will enable you to tolerate the contractions but still be able to move and experience labor. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby get into position before 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

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Am I going into labor or is this a symptom of constipation?

Am I going into labor or is this a symptom of constipation?

LABOR OR CONSTIPATIO: Abdominal pain associated with pregnancy and cervical dilatation is the start of labor. Constipation has hx of no bm x few days. ...Read more

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Where is labor pain in my back concentrated?

See below: "back labor" refers to the pain and discomfort that laboring women experience in their lower back. Although most women will feel a degree of achiness or slight cramping in the back at some point during labor, about a quarter of all women report experiencing severe discomfort in the lower back that is most intense during contractions and often painful between contractions. ...Read more

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What are my chances of going into labor on my own? Early, or even preterm?

What are my chances of going into labor on my own? Early, or even preterm?

Many factors: Many factors determine whether or not a woman will go into preterm labor and will have a preterm delivery. A good predictor is to determine the length of the cervix by ultrasound. If by 24 weeks the length is not less than 30 mm, the likelihood of a preterm delivery is very low. The most important preventive measure you can take is, attend prenatal care visits on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What do labor contractions feel like?

What do labor contractions feel like?

Colicky pain.: Lower abdominal and/or lower back pain that gradually peaks within half a minute, lasts for a few seconds and then gradually resolves within half a minute. In labor, they come every 2-5 minutes generally getting more severe as labor progresses. Epidural anesthesia is a highly recommended technique to help women through labor pains; natural methods do not suffice for 99% of women. No need to suffer. ...Read more

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Where exactly is back labor pain located?

Where exactly is back labor pain located?

Low back and pelvis: Low back and pelvic regions. Also the buttocks and thighs can be painful. ...Read more

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How can I know that the labor pain is started?

How can I know that the labor pain is started?

Ask your OB: If you don't have an OB then if will become apparent when the contractions are strong and come regularly--only a few minutes apart. If you don't have an OB and you are pregnant you should find one or call a clinic that will set you up with prenatal care and will follow you thru your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are some labor pain management options?

What are some labor pain management options?

TAP block, epidural: Labor itself can be relieved with an epidural or combined spinal epidural. Pain of a cesarean section can also be relieved by above or with a transversus abdominis plane block (tap block). ...Read more

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How is ruptured appendix pain compared to labor pain?

How is ruptured appendix pain compared to labor pain?

Ask a mother. : You would really have to ask someone who has experienced both. Though labor pain traditionally in more crampy, achy. And appendicitis is sharp stabbing and worse with touching ...Read more

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