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37 weeks and 6 days pregnant. 4cm dilated. 60% effaced. Lost mucus plug. False labor yesterday. How much longer until true active labor?!
First or subsequent?: The onset of "true" labor is difficult to predict, however, sounds like you are very close. If you've had a vaginal birth before, it's likely to go faster the next time. If this is your first, then it could take an extra day or even week! Stay calm and let your contractions do their job. Your cervix will dilate, and/or your membranes will rupture! ...Read more
Positive ffn test at 33 wks pregnant,irregular painless contractions,baby engaged,pelvic pressure,told im in early labour.. Will i Deliver early ??
39wks. Baby positioned, effaced but not dilated. Can't sleep, contractions are irregular yet strong/crampy . Whats chance of labor or water breaking?
Very good. I'd say: you've rounded third and are very close to crossing home plate. Prepare. ...Read more
Wean off Subutex in pregnancy ok'd.WorldHealthOrg: "1st trimstr = inc rsk miscarry, 3rd = rsk preterm labor". Is 2nd tri then safest option for fetus?
Highly variable: The biggest risk in coming off a maintenance drug for opioid addiction is NOT the harm to the fetus as much as it is the harm to the mother - relapse. There are no controlled trials of this, but the relapse rate of women who come off methadone is over 90%, and the use of street drugs, the crime necessary to obtain them, the adulterants and contaminants and lifestyle issues are what is harmful. ...Read more
How long does it take first time moms that r in early labor to get into active labor. When i say early labor i mean 3cm dilated with contractions every 3 min?
Every labor : Pattern is unique. Your OB should help guide your expectations. ...Read more
Started active Birth control pills 4 days early (only took 3 inactive pills), now cramping. Is this bad? Is the risk of pregnancy higher?
11 wks preg, RA, fibroid 4.8cm, low lying placenta, baby very active at scan, will fibroid grow with pregnancy?
30wks+2days pregnant cervix-100% effaced 1 CM dilated "unmeasurable in length" strict hospital br put on mag sulf for 12 hrs likelihood of labor soon?
EMERGENCY: Only if you can be on strict bed rest with the bed tilted at least 30 degrees or more upside down this may make the baby head back off against the cervix then you can stay pregnant for few more weeks pressure to the cervix by the presenting parts will cause contractions if you break water, the game is over you can't take mag for too many weeks good luck. ...Read more
Rcs schedule. Gbs +. Ob says no antibiotics unless labor or water breaks. No risk to baby if mucus plug comes out? Risk to baby w/o meds?
12-13 wks pregnant.Had bleeding due 2 low lying placenta.On progesterone earlier vaginally b4 n orally frm today.If Taken orally any risk with plaenta?
36w5d preg today.received last p17 shot a week ago.removed emergent cerclage 36w3d,2-3cm dilated 60% effaced.baby engaged.approximately when deliver?
Impossible to say: Once a cerclage is removed it is normal to expect delivery very soon but it is possible that you will not go into labor until your due date. I have even had patients who had to be induced. Babies seem to come in their own time.There is just no way to know. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more
23 weeks pregnant , having menstrual - like cramps, but lighter.My ob said its urinar infection or false contraction.. Can it be preterm labor sign?
UTIs & contractions: Yes, a UTI (urinary tract infection) can be associated with early labor, so it's good you are being checked. False contractions may get your attention, but they don't typically become worse over time. If you have worsening or more rapidly occurring cramps - and certainly if you have a gush of fluid from the vagina - you may be in early labor. Monitor yourself carefully and get checked if needed. ...Read more
Does ovulation occur 14 days after you begin the inactive bc pills or 14 days after period starts? Skipped 3 pills 2 weeks after inactive pills began.
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Yes: Babies can be delivered vaginally even over 10 lbs. Some larger babies may cause difficulty with delivery however. Do not rely on the estimated size to determine if the baby can be delivered vaginally as size estimates in the 3rd trimester can be inaccurate. Rely on your obstetrician's experience! ...Read more
Lighter periods (basically spotting) during active birth control pills for the past 2 months, taken several pregnancy tests all negative.. Normal?
When will I start period? 4m postpartum w/ mod. dysplasia,not breastfeeding,no birth control&no sex since delivery.bad cramps w/ 1spot of blood last m
Water broke @ 35 weeks, then contractions started few hrs later, then baby born 14hrs later. Is this pprom, prom or preterm birth?
39 weeks pregnant. Delivery scheduled 2nd July. Labor induction 6am c section if need same day eve. Need to know instructions precautions before induc?
Induction: avoid eating after midnight the evening before, be on time, and get some sleep. One of the big reasons labors fail is that the patient is too tired from being up all day and night to push effectively. Bring something comfortable to wear after the baby. If you get an epidural, kick everyone out of the room for a couple hours and sleep. ...Read more
Not pain-free: Don't get suckered, labor hurts. How different women cope with pain is what varies. It is possible to deliver without drugs or epidural but some women have added fears, anxiety, distrust, & misinformation which can add exponentially to the pain experience. Talk to your OB about options & your needs. Labor with family and/or friends who help and trust your OB provider - you'll be just fine. ...Read more
Labor induction: Labor induction might be induced in a number of situations. It's usually recommended when conditions for the baby in the uterus are dangerous. Some of the common reasons are diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, preeclampsia, and evidence that the baby is not growing well. The most common reason is that you’re more than one week overdue. Babies do not do well if you go too far past due date ...Read more
How far pregnant?: Labor pains occur with regularity and feel like a hard muscle cramp--(your uterus). The intensity will increase as labor helps to bring the baby down for delivery. You should learn how to grade labor pains from very hard to just starting to feel them. Your obstetrician will teach you. Best wishes! Always let your doctor know if you have any vaginal discharge--water or blood especially. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pitocin (oxytocin) use: Induction involves the use of a drug(pitocin) to stimulate contractions when pregnancies exceed 42 documented weeks or electively at the time of fetal maturity for other reasons, or earlier in the pregnancy such as a diabetic mother with a suspected "large baby". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fetal control.: Current theories (supported by pretty conclusive data) suggest that the fetus is in control of labor initiation at term and preterm (in most cases without infection, trauma, abruption). When the fetal brain is mature and stressed enough by the confines of in utero life, it stimulates the fetal adrenal gland setting in motion a cascade that leads to uterine contractions and delivery. ...Read more
Good question: Well, it all looks hard to me. The first part of labor, when your cervix is opening, involves painful contractions for a number of hours. Pain meds or an epidural can be used here to reduce or completely remove the pain. When fully "opened" you will need to use your abdominal muscles to push your baby out. This can be some pretty hard physical work for 1-3 hours until the baby is out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labor: Labor is extremely variable. It can be as short as 1 hour (lucky) or as long as two days or more. These are both extremes though. For a first baby labor should be about 12-18 hours. Subsequent labors are usually shorter, usually 6-10 hours. It is important to monitor the health of the baby during labor. It is a stressful time for the baby also. Good luck! ...Read more
Oxytocin: In some cases, it is necessary to augment labor by increasing the frequency and strength of contractions. That is often done by giving oxytocin (pitocin) in an IV in the pregnant woman's arm. If a provider says labor should be "speeded up" with "pit" an expectant couple should ask why it is needed, what are the benefits and risks, if anesthesia needs change, and if mom and fetus are doing well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucous plug: Some women will lose their mucous plug a week or two prior to the onset of labor. This is very variable. Another is the sensation that you can now breath because the baby has settled lower into the pelvis. Also a change in the way you walk for that reason and a sensation around the rectum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please ask your OB: Any regular contractions or increased discharge, if u and baby is ok if u go into labor before 37 weeks then your doc will try to stop it, if your water breaks then it won't be stopped, so if u are worried call now so premature labor can be prevented rather than treated, and i always get an ultrasound on all of my pts between 34-36 weeks so i know what is going on, and don't go past your due date. ...Read more
None: Despite the fact that many obstetricians use medications like terbutaline, magnesium sulfate, and Nifedipine to prevent early labor from progressing, many studies show that they are not very effective....And, for active labor, there are no known medications, at this time, to stop progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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