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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?
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