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Is It True That Labor Will Be Faster With My Second Baby
Hard to say: Babies "mode" during labor would be hard to study. Sleep states are generally documented by eeg study, which is impossible in labor.Labor itself can vary in length from a few hours to a day or more and i doubt baby would be aleart or asleep for it all. Moms note fetal movements between contractions at various stages of labor, but movement can occur in sleep. Just list this as an unknown. ...Read more
Why arent they as strict on labor ward as when I had my babies? I went with daughter and was shocked.
Not sure...: ...What they need to be strict about. Babies are usually equipped with "burglar alarms", security is good - what exactly do you see as the problem? ...Read more
My twin babies were18 weeks and were in the same sac and died in me for 3 week is it healthy to get prego 4 months after labor?
Yes: I'm sorry for your loss. It's okay for you to try to conceive again. ...Read more
Yes: With the transition to life outside the womb, one of the biggest changes is initiation of breathing. Babies will often cry some as they start breathing, and one of the factors we assess in the evaluation of the newborn is a good cry as a sign of normal respiratory effort. ...Read more
How long can a babies heart rate drop to 80 BPM during labor without increased risk of permanent consequences to the child?
Depends: Mother and baby healt make variable outcomes. Lucky those babies are tough. ...Read more
If i smoked weed in my pregnancy an but im clean when i go into labor will cps still get involved if its not in mine or the babies system?
Late 30s. Can i somehow avoid C-section for this and the 2 next pregnancies i'm hoping for? Really want to labor & have vaginal delivery for my babies
VBAC: If you've never had a c-section, then unless there is trouble during delivery then vaginal birth should be expected. If you've had a previous c-section then there is controversy about following deliveries and the safety of a vaginal birth. Many obs will default for repeat c-sections because the risk of uterine rupture and other serious complications are high in subsequent pregnancies. ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks pregnant with twins. Was having pretty strong contractions sitting in my chair so I went and laid down and they stopped. Babies moved all night long which they don't typically do. Am I getting closer to labor?
37 weeks pregnant , 2 cent.Dilated & 90% effaced also the babies head is really low and i feel pressure and period like cramps, wen will i go into labor?
Possible labor: If you are having those "cramps" or better say contractions very frequently( especially every 5-10 mins) it is time to get checked for progression. We cannot determine with certainty exactly at what point you will be in active labor since this varies from person to person. If you are having pain as often mentioned call your OB provider. ...Read more
I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor i can't sleep get sick when i eat and am in pain from
No. : No. You should not take castor oil prior to reaching your due date. Remember that your baby is 2 weeks younger than the number of weeks that you are pregnant. Your baby is not ready to be born. Once your due date has arrived, you may consult your doctor about taking castor oil to induce pregnancy. Do not do this without consulting your doctor. Remember that castor oil is a laxative. It has a bad taste, can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhea and vomiting. If you do not want to feel these symptoms, then you should avoid this. Talk to your doctor about things to do to help you be more comfortable. It is very common for women to be uncomfortable during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Your baby needs more time in your tummy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually, but it also: depends on the size and position of the baby and the health of the mother. Hopefully your delivery will be uneventful and you deliver a health baby. ...Read more
29 weeks pregnant, babies head is engaged and have constant pressure on pelvic floor. What is the likelihood of early labour before full term?
Not always: Not always the case.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: In general, the first labor is the longest with some speedup in successive labors. One variable in the process is the recognition of true labor by the mother & a tendency to wait to go in with later pregnancies. Since the beginning point is rather subjective, it is hard to say for sure. It is important for you to go in soon enough that you actually have a safe delivery in a controlled setting. ...Read more
No: This depends on a lot of factors, including the reason for induction. If the cervix is not "favorable" or not close to labor, different medications may be used to help soften it & get the contractions started. This can be a long process, depending on issues such as how many babies you have had & how far along in your pregnancy you are. If you are past your due date, it just helps to get started. ...Read more
I had a fast labor with my first child, what is the best way to prepare if this happens with my second child?
34wks preg. First baby will he come soon than expected? Getting braxton hicks 4 in hr painless? How will I know am in true labor?
Timing is everything: Timing your contractions with a watch or clock and when the interval is consistently 5 minutes or less and you cannot walk, talk, laugh or breathe during the contraction, it is time to contact your OB MD and head to your delivery facility. Braxton Hicks contractions are just like the conductor of the symphony doing a "practice" session before the actual concert.(delivery). ...Read more
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