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Doctor insights on: Is Cephalic Presentation A Symptom Of Labor And Delivery

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How does a breech presentation affect labor and delivery?

How does a breech presentation affect labor and delivery?

Cesarean section: In this country, most breech presentations are delivered by cesarean section. The risks to the baby during a vaginal delivery are too high and most physcians, myself included, are no longer have the skills for a vaginal breech delivery. ...Read more

Baby Presenting Head First (Definition)

Baby presenting head first = cephalic presentation = fetal position in womb with ...Read more


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In my ultrasound (36 weeks) I'm in cephalic presentation, possible chances of normal delivery?

In my ultrasound (36 weeks) I'm in cephalic presentation, possible chances of normal delivery?

Very high: That's great and you couldn't expect anything more at this point in the pregnancy. A vaginal delivery is dependent on the size of the baby, and the shape of the woman's pelvis. Of course, those can be out of your control. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 35 week old pregnancy normal delivery possible fetal is in cephalic presentation?

What to do if I'm 35 week old pregnancy normal delivery possible fetal is in cephalic presentation?

Yes: Cephalic presentation just means the baby is head down. Breech presentation would mean the baby is butt down and that is usually delivered by c-section. ...Read more

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How can I become a labor and delivery nurse?

How can I become a labor and delivery nurse?

See below: Talk to some l&d nurses to see what went well for them and, just as importantly, what to avoid. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to get organized for labor and delivery?

What do I need to do to get organized for labor and delivery?

My list: Consider taking a childbirth education class. Make sure you have childcare lined up for any other children you have at home--even in the middle of the night. Complete any large projects you need accomplished at home in the next year. Good luck! ...Read more

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Freezing when visiting. Why are labor and delivery rooms always cold?

Freezing when visiting. Why are labor and delivery rooms always cold?

I give up...: I'm in an office with > 30 women, ranging in ages from 22-57... I am constantly losing the "thermostat wars" & I can't explain with the usual answers, "different metabolism, can't thermoregulate, hormone changes, etc." suffice it to say that the office feels a chilly 60 degrees and l&d is no different. I also learned (the hard way) not to argue with anyone who feels hot...It's not safe! ...Read more

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Do nurses or doctors run labor and delivery?

Do nurses or doctors run labor and delivery?

Teamwork: Both! Doctors and nurses work together to provide the bet care to the patients. ...Read more

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Hospital labor and delivery, what to expect?

Hospital labor and delivery, what to expect?

Hospital tour: Birthing experiences vary widely to each person, facility and family. Schedule tours with the birthing center where the delivery may occur, and discuss the different birthing plan options available. You will likely be surprised at how much information you will gather and it will make the entire experience less stressful. ...Read more

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How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

Midwife: Midwife actually has the training to carry out uncomplicated deliveries, l&d nurse assist during the labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Why do doctors recommend an IV during labor and delivery?

Why do doctors recommend an IV during labor and delivery?

Hydration: Many patients aren't able to take enough fluids orally during labor because they may be nauseated and they can become dehydrated. Iv fluids can prevent dehydration. Additionally, they provide access to administer any medications that may be necessary in labor such as antibiotics or pain meds. Finally, if a cesarean section becomes necessary, the IV allows the anesthesiologist to have access. ...Read more

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How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

See below: The pain is usually associated with the active phase of labor and rapidly leaves after birth. ...Read more

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What decisions will my doctors have the power to make in labor and delivery?

What decisions will my doctors have the power to make in labor and delivery?

Two way street: You have complete control over medical decisions that concern you. Since you have a baby inside you, your doctor in responsible for both patients. Certain medical conditions place the mom's needs at odds with the baby's. All medical decisions should be discussed with you and you have the right to participate in your care. ...Read more

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What are the risks during labor and delivery caused by von willebrands disease?

MINIMAL RISK OF BLEE: In a study with close follow up and detailed guidelines of management of delivery, produced very very low rate of immediate and late bleeding. Desmopressin was effective and safein preventing significant bleeding at delivery in most of the patients. ...Read more

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How long will it hurt to go to the bathroom (1&2), after vaginal labor and delivery if u get stiches?

Depends: It depends on how severe the "tearing" is. Having done it twice, I can say it's not too awful, and surprisingly that area heals very quickly! You will likely get a squirt bottle at hospital (like the one dish soap comes in but smaller). You will use this to squirt water on yourself whenever you use bathroom. This keeps it from hurting, and from getting infected. ...Read more

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What type of healthcare professions work in labor and delivery?

What type of healthcare professions work in labor and delivery?

??????: Ob doctors, nurses, certified scrub techs, unit clerks, midwives, anesthsia docs etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more information on labor and delivery.

Too broad a topic: That's a really broad question that entire textbooks are written about. I think we'll be able to help you a lot more if you can ask something specific about what you're wanting to know. Sorry--will try to help with any questions you come up with! ...Read more

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What exercises will help prepare me for labor and delivery?

Low impact ones.: Stationary bike, treadmill, walking, swimming are all excellent choices for pregnancy conditioning in preparation for labor. You can lower your risk for c-section and large babies if you maintain a normal weight for you height and use one of the above options every other day for 30-45 minutes. Avoid heavy lifting, exercising in the heat/humidity and maintain good hydration throughout. ...Read more

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Stitching after labor and delivery?

Stitching after labor and delivery?

Sutures: Sutures might be needed if there was a significant tear during delivery or if you had an episiotomy. If this doesn't address your question then please re-ask with a clear question. Take Care. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is cephalic presentation?

What does it mean if there is cephalic presentation?

Head down: Cephalic means that the baby's head is down, which from an obstetrical perspective is the desirable position, as opposed to breech, when the baby is bottom down. ...Read more

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After i’m admitted to labor and delivery, am I allowed to walk?

After i’m admitted to labor and delivery, am I allowed to walk?

Depends: In many cases they will get you up and walk you (with or without assistance) to help you progress in labor. If you are in premature labor & they are trying to stop it, you may be confined. There may be other reasons this would or would not be a good idea. The answer must be taylored to your individual need. ...Read more

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How many nerves in a woman's body are involved/stimulated during labor and delivery?

TMTC: Too many to count! Obviously nerves serving uterus, vagina, pelvic organs, hips, sacrum, buttocks, legs, lower abdomen, diaphragm, ribs, back muscles are affected and probably even more! Giving birth is a total body work-out! ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of an epidural used during labor and delivery?

Are there any long term side effects of an epidural used during labor and delivery?

Almost never: It is very rare to have any long term side effects from your epidural if you are otherwise healthy. Women who are at increased risk for bleeding are at increased risk for complications and need to talk to the anesthesiologist carefully. Back pain is just as common in women who deliver with or without epidural. ...Read more

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What are the chances I will be happy with my hospital experience while in labor and delivery?

Keep think positive!: It's combined product which depends on your personal expectations, the hospital per se and the hospital staff, where you are delivering.
I always recommend, keep on positive thinking. ...Read more

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What will labor and delivery be like?

What will labor and delivery be like?

Depends!: Such a big question for 400 characters. For most, it will be a great experience. For a few, it will be stressful. Ask your family members and friends that have had babies, and your physician as well. It will be a new experience for you no matter what! Make sure your doc or midwife answers all your questions before you go into labor. A tour of l and d is usually available. ...Read more

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Do labor and delivery laborists usually work at night?

Yes!: That's the whole point of a laborist team; that the cover l&d 24-7-365, allowing for excellence in labor outcomes and freeing up the other physicians to see more patients in clinic and ultrasound. ...Read more