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Induced At 39 Weeks Irritable Uterus
I had an irritable uterus throughout my entire1st pregnancy. I was just wondering how likely it is to happen again with the irritable uterus?
No: An irritable uterus is one that can be contracting, but is not the same as preterm labor. Preterm labor means the cervix is opening and that is threatening for you and the baby. Preterm contractions are when the uterus contracts but the cervix doesn't open. It can be VERY hard to distinguish the 2 from patient perspective (I had them same in my pregnancy). See doctor or L&D! if worried though! ...Read more
22 weeks pregnant, emergent cerclage at 21 weeks.Almost whole pregnancy when i change positions i often feel tightening.problm?is it irritable uterus?
Close monitoring: An emergency cerclage is an extremely high risk procedure. Very close monitoring by your doctor is warranted. Please clarify the plan of care with your Obgyn as to how you should proceed. Often these cases are managed with bedrest at home or in the hospital. Serial sonographic cervical lengths are done. Sometimes medications are used to calm the uterus. ...Read more
I get Braxton Hicks contractions when I bend over... is that a symptom of an irritable uterus? They occur very often although without a set frequency.
What is an irritable uterus and how its contractions are different from Braxton Hicks contractions? Can either efface or dilate my cervix? I'm 33w5d.
Same contractions: Braxton Hicks contractions indicate the level of sensitivity(irritability) of the uterus to the agent(oxytocin) that can cause labor. The difference is the frequency, intervals, and duration of the contractions that will eventually be progressive enough to produce changes in the cervix-AKA active labor. ...Read more
30 weeks pregnant with 2nd baby. Loose stools for 2 weeks and feel like I need to go all the time. Also have irritable uterus should I be concerned?
Taking care w/ baby: Given that you have a baby-on-board, I would be proactive about getting you treated. You should go to the doc and get a diagnosis for the diarrheal illness. With some history, exam and lab tests, there should be some 'road map' to follow. Pregnancy causes your immune system to weaken, and you don't want things to get out of hand. I hope you can get seen TODAY. Take care. ...Read more
Small pieces of mucus plug lost, diarrhea, increased intensity of contractions (diagnosed w irritable uterus), 35 weeks. early signs of labor?
5 more weeks: it is not uncommon for attraction to begin starting at 32 weeks and they may not be a true sign of labor, rather the might just be practice contractions or whatare called Braxton Hicks contractions. Just because you lose some mucus, does not mean you will go into labor because your cervix will keep on creating mucus. call the hospital though, for regular painful contractions or loss of fluid. ...Read more
39 WEEKS?: Please please please get off the internet right now and call your OB doctor. If you don't have one got o the nearest hospital that does deliveries. ...Read more
i had a c section since 8/10/2013 because my baby's head did not induce into the uterus .don't know if my dr. were wrong or right for that decision because my baby's head were normal not big to induce and don't know my uterus is small or good fro natu
DiscussWithYourDoc: That's a very complicated issue.Much too complicated to address here.But first,let's be grateful you have a brand spanking new baby & that you are all right.Decisions on whether or not to do a C-section may have to be made at the last minute if everything isn't going according to plan.If not that,then other factors may compel the doctor to do one,but when there is time,they should discuss with you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do estrogenic compound like fenugreek or fennel induce abortion? I thought estrogen is necessary for baby implantation in the uterus
They do not: I can not find supportive studies in the medical literature stating that these herbal remedies are linked to medical termination despite their popularity. ...Read more
Was givencytotec to induce labor. I just read the warnings. Will this cause infertility in the future? Would i know if my uterus had ruptured from it?
Cytotec, (misoprostol) uterus: Cytotec (misoprostol) will not cause infertility . Uterine rupture may occur with it's use but it is very uncommon if you have never had any prior uterine surgery and the usual small standard dose was used. You will definitely have significant symptoms if you had ruptured uterus, pain , bleeding and anemia from acute blood loss are one of the common symptoms of a ruptured uterus ...Read more
39 weeks and 6 days and no effacement or dilation nor any bh nor any contractions. Anyway to induce labor naturally and safely?
Can walk may help: But if she were my pt i would offer her induction as a recent large study showed the ideal time for the baby to be delivered is 39-40 weeks if she were my pt i would rec cervadil to ripen cervix in the evening in the labor room, then start Pitocin (oxytocin) in am I have induced unripe cervix many times at 40 weeks and the induction works 99% of time and have prevented many more chance for prob after 40wks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: Typically they give you an IV medication called oxytocin, which is the same hormone that your brain produces to make you go into labor. Sometimes they will do other things, including a couple of different medications in your vagina and cervix. Discuss it with your physician. ...Read more
NOT SAFE OR WISE!!!: Your doctor could but i believe a good doctor should not! induction significantly increases risk of a difficult complicated labor that's risky for your baby, increases risk of c-section, jaundice & your baby needing admission to the neonatal intensive care. Do you really want to put your baby at risk just to minimize your discomfort? See http://pregnancy.About.Com/od/induction/a/risksinduction.Htm. ...Read more
Yes: If he feels it would benefit to your or baby's outcome. ...Read more
Dr wanted to induce at 39 weeks b/c baby hasn't dropped yet. Isn't this a reason not to induce? My baby and i are otherwise healthy w/o complications.
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