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What is transverse lie?

What is transverse lie?

Unstable position.: Fetuses tend to have longitudinal lies in pregnancy - be they cephalic or breech. Transverse lies are less common and involve the fetus with its spine axis perpendicular to the mother's spine axis (head to right or left, spine up or down). If persistent, transverse lies need cesarean section for delivery, unless external cephalic version [with epidural and terbutaline under real-time u/s] works. ...Read more

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Transverse Lie (Definition)

Transverse lie is a condition where the fetus is lying sideways within the uterus. If found at labor it requires delivery via Caesarean section. The normal position for ...Read more


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What are the tests for transverse lie?

What are the tests for transverse lie?

Ultrasound.: Expert ultrasound can reliably detect transverse feta lie, which can be an indication for c-section at delivery. ...Read more

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Are there worrisome symptoms that can associated with a baby positioned in a transverse lie?

Are there worrisome symptoms that can associated with a baby positioned in a transverse lie?

TRANSVERSE LIE: Baby is in a floating position before term. Your OB usually can still change baby's position before delivery. Not sure what month they do it. Get assurance from your OB that everything will be alright. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a transverse lie at 35 weeks, and the baby won't move with exercises that my midwife has recommended. Your thoughts?

I have a transverse lie at 35 weeks, and the baby won't move with exercises that my midwife has recommended. Your thoughts?

Version: If malpresentation persists at 37 weeks, an external version may be attempted where the provider places hands on the abdomen and attempts to guide the baby into the proper position. There can be complications, so this should be done in a hospital with fetal monitoring and the ability to perform a csection if necessary. ...Read more

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What kind of incision for delivery of singleton in transverse lie with anterior placenta previa? Will low transverse cut risk hemorrhage/uterine tear?

What kind of incision for delivery of singleton in transverse lie with anterior placenta previa? Will low transverse cut risk hemorrhage/uterine tear?

Hyst'omy MANDATED: hello Annie-_777 I am not an OB GYN but I have had a lot of experience which tells me that a lower abdominal incision (Pfannen-Stiel) is a better incision in almost all situations. This situation of a transverse lie and an anterior placenta praevia is a very hazardous situation because you need the baby out and the cord clamped within seconds of opening the uterus so choose a very skilled surgeon. ...Read more

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Can my age be a fertility factor?

Can my age be a fertility factor?

Yes: Yes, age can be a major contributing factor to fertility. No two people are alike. Therefore we can only quote statistics such as pregnancy rates for women over the age of 40 y/o is 10% per cycle and miscarriage rates are 30-50%. However there are medications and treatments short of donor egg ivf to help improve your chances. All hope is not lost! ...Read more

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What to do if i know that age is a risk factor, but is being post-menopausal a risk factor in itself?

What to do if i know that age is a risk factor, but is being post-menopausal a risk factor in itself?

Risk factor for what: It seems that your question was not complete. I am not sure which risk you refer? Are you refer to breast cancer, bone fracture, or mood disburbance? If your answer is yes, then the answer to your question is yes. ...Read more

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At what age does a woman's metabolism start slowing down (aside from factors like physical activity, diet, etc.)?

At what age does a woman's metabolism start slowing down (aside from factors like physical activity, diet, etc.)?

Let try to explain: Metabolism is the name for the process your body uses to convert the food you eat into energy. The energy your body does not use is stored as fat. Many people believe that this process slows as you age, causing weight gain. However, this is a misconception, since your metabolism is more directly related to your level of activity throughout your life. ...Read more