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What symptoms are associated with short labor?

What symptoms are associated with short labor?

Bleeding, emergency.: Short labors can lead to home births and profuse bleeding after the placenta delivers - therefore they can be emergencies requiring 911 calls and ambulance rides. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Short Labor (Definition)

Precipitous delivery is a condition where the baby is delivered in fewer than 3 hours from the start ...Read more


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If I have fast pregnancies, is it possible to schedule induced labor to reduce complications from precipitous delivery.

If I have fast pregnancies, is it possible to schedule induced labor to reduce complications from precipitous delivery.

Sure - talk to OBGYN: Precipitous labor and deliveries in your past make the request for elective labor induction at 39-40 weeks completely reasonable and legitimate. Talk to your obstetrician to see if that can be arranged; if not, seek second opinion. Best of luck! ...Read more

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38w 1 got membrane sweep now i feel nausas n my stomach sore it's this normal? I'm goin into labour soon i'm 2 CM short very soft?

38w 1 got membrane sweep now i feel nausas n my stomach sore it's this normal? I'm goin into labour soon i'm 2 CM short very soft?

Labor possible: If you had your membranes stripped at 38 weeks, then this will very likely produce contractions, nausea, etc. You should call your OB and ask if they want you to come in to be checked. ...Read more

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How the normal labor differs from the induced one?

How the normal labor differs from the induced one?

Faster, more natural: Spontaneous onset of labor is characterized by faster progression, greater likelihood of vaginal delivery and decreased likelihood of neonatal respiratory morbidity compared to induced labor. There are many conditions, though, that labor induction saves feta lives which is why it is increasingly common and appropriately so. ...Read more

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Difference between normal backpain and back labor?

Difference between normal backpain and back labor?

Intensity: and location! The pain of "normal" back pain is usually "aching" and constant relieved only by rest , heat. etc Labor pain is "deep" , comes in "spasm"s and has no relationship to activity. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between normal back pain and back labor?

How can I tell the difference between normal back pain and back labor?

Not possible: 36 yo female queries difference between low back pain & "back labor", which might be lay term, but which is not a medical term or even a defined diagnostic disorder. Pregnant women have elevated secretion of an hormone, Relaxin, which loosens pelvic ligaments to prepare pelvus for ease of infant transit through birth canal. Major pelvic joints, sacroiliac joints, painfully sublux. See comments: ...Read more

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Is slower than normal labor a symptom for a specific condition?

Longer labors: Longer labors are seen in some obstetrical conditions such as twins or larger babies. Longer labors are not associated with any specific medical conditions. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get hot flashes after labor?

Is it normal to get hot flashes after labor?

Something like that : I have observed that a large number of women experience chills after delivering. They experience uncontrollable shaking. It is relieved by or subsides by the time someone goes to get them a warm blanket. That would seem to be more of a "cold flash" than a hot one, but it may to be a similar sensation. As I am always on the catching side of the delivery, i can't say first hand, however... ...Read more

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Gave labor 9 days ago today I noticed the string from stitching hanging out. I'm able to pull & push it. Very painful meds not helping is it normal?

Gave labor 9 days ago today I noticed the string from stitching hanging out. I'm able to pull & push it. Very painful meds not helping is it normal?

Maybe not normal: The tails on these stitches are usually cut about 1-2cm long. If the tail is longer than this, it can mean that some of the incision came open. If you are having a lot of pain as well, you need an exam just to make sure everything is healing the way it should. Best wishes! ...Read more