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Is Cephalic Presentation A Symptom Of Labor And Delivery
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
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
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
Midwife: Midwife actually has the training to carry out uncomplicated deliveries, l&d nurse assist during the labor and delivery. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
??????: Ob doctors, nurses, certified scrub techs, unit clerks, midwives, anesthsia docs etc. ...Read more
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
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
Ask questions: This would be the time to ask your doctor a lot of questions. ...Read more
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
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
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
Can someone with a low lying placenta exercise? Due to the condition I've been somewhat sedentary and worry about stamina for labor and delivery. 30w
Exercise: I would do nothing that would put a strain on your abdominal muscles. Strolling or walking would be my max. ...Read more
BACK PAIN & pregnant: Call your doctor to report and follow the advice carefully. ...Read more
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
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
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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