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Ibuprofen Preterm Labor
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible : It may relieve the pain and doesn't hurt you or baby to take on occasion when you are having these contractions. ...Read more
Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??
Preterm labor: Premature labor is caused by inflammation or infection. Magnesium has been used for the treatment of premature labor, but multiple studies have shown that it doesn't really stop contractions. Its use for this indication is declining. Withdrawing an ineffective medication can't cause premature labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Braxton hicks 23 wks: Call your doctor this AM and discuss. Usually do not have B-H that early (usually 3rd trimester, 2nd is early, so is a bit early) may be UTI or pre-term labor. Drink water and do not dehydrate as that can precipitate. Relax, lie down. Call you doctor this AM immediately ...Read more
Preterm contractions: Premature contractions? Or premature labor? Premature labor is treated with Nifedipine (procardia). Real premature labor can't really be stopped by any agent for more than 24 - 48 hrs. Enough time to give steroids to the mother to accelerate fetal lung maturity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: As far as the mother is concerned, pretty safe in good hands, other than a remote risk of chronic low back pain. As far as the fetus is concerned, early epidurals are associated with increased occiput posterior and cesarean sections, fever in labor and sepsis work-up in the nursery. Of course, the alternative (intravenous narcotics) is even worse for the fetus! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Largely unknown...: Pretem labor is a blanket/umbrella diagnosis for a wide spectrum of conditions that result in fetal stress and uterine contractions. Such conditions include: infections, poor growth, placental failure, bleeding, too much amniotic fluid, multifetal pregnancies, trauma, fetal anomalies causing hydrops or heary failure, etc. Most of the time there is no diagnosis and preterm labor is "idiopathic". ...Read more
What to do if I have blood as if i started my period but it didn't contiune. Could this be preterm labor?
Need more info: If this question is about bleeding during pregnancy: call your OB. A small amount of spotting can be normal in pregnancy, however if there is bleeding like a period or more or if there is associated cramping or pain this needs to be evaluated. Call your OB or go to labor and delivery if after hours ...Read more
I was wondering what are the effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?
What are the health risks going into preterm labor at 33 weeks. I will be having a baby boy and am high risk for preterm labor.
NICU stay: Under 36 weeks there is >50% chance a boy premi would end up with respiratory distress & need to spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit.This would involve oxygen & fluids pumped through iv's or tubes into the belly button.It might mean a mechanical ventilator to assist breathing. Eventual outcome > 33 wks is pretty good with good care but stay is usually > 10 days & complications do occur. ...Read more
I'm high risk and i had vaginal cerclage but i still went into preterm labor and had him at 5 mos. Was the cerclage not places correctly?
I am 12 weeks with a quarter size cervical polyps. I have a history of preterm labor (incompetent c). Should the polyps be removed due to the size?
I'm concerned with preterm labor...I'm almost 28 weeks, previous abdominoplasty, and have been experiencing tremendous backpain on lower right side ?
On procardia (nifedipine) for preterm labor since 30 weeks. Now 36w & 3 days- dr told me to stop taking it. When should I expect labor after stopping the procardia (nifedipine)?
Varries: Could be days or you may go to or past your due date, only time will tell. ...Read more
We MFMs wish we knew: Physicians and nurses who care for pregnant patients, physicians and all other providers who take care of preemies through their lifetimes, parents and researchers have looked at many ways to prevent preterm labor and delivery and its effects on children and families. At this point we do not even know all the causes. Plus we often lack treatment. Funding of research is what we need along with care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PreTerm Labor: We don't know the reason for ptl but if you had one ptl then you are at risk for this to happen again. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Dilatation: It has little correlation to when you will go into labor. Many women, especially those who have delivered babies before, are dilated 1 or more cm their entire pregnancy. If your cervix where thinning and becoming more anterior and making changes with exams then this may indicate something. But for right now I would not worry, enjoy your pregnancy, enjoy the feeling of life inside. Best wishes. ...Read more
What kind of exercises can I do if I cannot walk or stand because i'm on bedrest due to preterm labor?
If i went into preterm labor due to dyhdration and stress at 20 weeks. Does that mean my body will most likely go into labor naturally when it's time?
Preterm labor: If you had a previous preterm 20 week delivery then this pregnancy would be considered high risk. Your doctor may want to start you on Progesterone injections. Depending on the circumstances of your 20 week loss they may consider a cerclage. A detailed obstetrical history is needed to provide guidance ...Read more
Pain & frequency: True labor is generally painful, or at least associated with pelvic pressure and/or backache. True contractions come every 5-10 minutes, whereas false contractions of braxton-hicks come every 30 minutes. If in doubt, consult your obstetrician asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor prescribed terbutaline for my "comfort" i was not in preterm labor. I never dilated nor had any effacement. Why?
Not in labor: You likely didn't dilate because you weren't in preterm labor. There are no medications that will stop true preterm labor; the best we can do is slow things down to allow benefit of steroids to improve lung maturity. Current guidelines recommend against the use of medications beyond 48 hours for slowing contractions, there is no demonstrated benefit that justifies the risks of these medications. ...Read more
I had m/c at 20w. It happened suddenly but was very painful. But before that i had much contractions. So was it preterm labor or incompetent cervix?
I am sorry: Sorry to hear of your miscarriage. Without and exam, it would be tough to tell you if you had an incompetent cervix, vs whether or not it was pre-term labor. Miscarriages are unfortunately more common that you would have thought, until you have one and realize how many other couples had one too. I have personal friends who have had miscarriages and we never found out any definitive reasons.G-bless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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