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Is it true that labor will be faster with my second baby?

Is it true that labor will be faster with my second baby?

See below: That is the usual wisdom. Though any physician can tell you exceptions. Please talk to your OB doctor about any concerns. ...Read more

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Is it true that delivery of your second child is usually easier and faster than the first? I’ve heard that delivering a second child is usually quicker than the first child. Is this true? Why?

Is it true that delivery of your second child is usually easier and faster than the first? I’ve heard that delivering a second child is usually quicker than the first child. Is this true? Why?

Yes, : Yes, if your first birth was vaginal, delivering a second child is almost always quicker because the first baby paved the way through the virgin pelvis and stretched things out a bit, making the second baby’s ride through the labor tunnel more german sedan, less beater jalopy. After your first birth, the muscles relax, the vagina widens, and even the cartilage around the bones can become more lax, making it easier to fit a second baby through the birth canal. Second babies also have a tendency to come a wee bit earlier, so your second baby may be smaller than your first. Consider your first labor the literal rite of passage, and don’t be surprised if your second child comes so quickly, you wind up looking like those lucky pregnant women in the movies, who barely labor and make it to the hospital just in time for the baby to slide out. ...Read more

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It seems that everybody now are telling me baby immunisation not necessary? Is it true that the effect of this will lead baby to get aefi?

It seems that everybody now are telling me baby immunisation not necessary? Is it true that the effect of this will lead baby to get aefi?

They are Wrong: The people who are telling you that immunization is not necessary are misinformed and giving you wrong advice. Chilhood immunization protect your baby against diseases that can make your baby vary sick.There has been increased incidences of Measles,Whooping Cough and other disease. Get your baby immunized as adviced by your Pediatrician ...Read more

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Is it true that if you're walking a lot the baby will come early ? .

Is it true that if you're walking a lot the baby will come early ? .

Sure, but......: Talk to your ob/gyn regarding safe methods to help naturally induce labor. Not all methods work for everyone. Remember, only when your baby is ready, labor will occur. Good luck for an easy delivery! ...Read more

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Is it possible that of being premature as a baby can effect me to not have kids or is it still possible to actual conceive?

Is it possible that of being premature as a baby can effect me to not have kids or is it still possible to actual conceive?

Still possible: A standard infertility evaluation with your ob/gyn or an infertility specialist will help determine the cause of difficulty conceiving and possible treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it true that second child labor usually faster than the first?

Is it true that second child labor usually faster than the first?

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

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Is it true that wemon with pcos, after sucessfully giving birth to a child that the pcos will go away?

Is it true that wemon with pcos, after sucessfully giving birth to a child that the pcos will go away?

No: Pcos is an inherited disorder and will never go away. Symptoms and lifestyle problems related to pcos can change over time, and weight gain or loss often changes things. Pregnancy does nothing to alter the course of pcos longterm. ...Read more

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Is it a sign of early labor that your fetus will move/kick for 2 minutes straight when it normally doesn't move that often?

Is it a sign of early labor that your fetus will move/kick for 2 minutes straight when it normally doesn't move that often?

No: This is more likely simply a positional change of the baby so that you are feeling the usual movements more intensely. If anything, the baby will move a little less when labor is beginning. ...Read more

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Is it true that wiping my baby's infected eye with tea will make it better?

Is it true that wiping my baby's infected eye with tea will make it better?

Probably not: There are many home remedies that are often suggested, but most of them to not have evidence to support them. It depends on the cause of the infection. If it is allergic in nature, rubbing them will sometimes make it worse. Most likely the cause is viral and time will help the eye to resolve on its own, but you should go see your pediatrician as they may give you drops to treat the infection. ...Read more

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Is it likely i will have another baby with the same heart defect?

Is it likely i will have another baby with the same heart defect?

No: The recurrence risk of a normal parent having a second kid with a congenital heart lesion (any type) is about 4%. If mom or dad had one it would double. A repeat of the same defect is rare, but can occur if it is part of an inherited syndrome. A consultation with a geneticist, usually found at a childrens hospital or medical school would help sort this out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have periods and be pregnant? Does that happen and the baby born healthy

Is it possible to have periods and be pregnant? Does that happen and the baby born healthy

Not possible: A period is the shedding of the lining of the uterus when an egg does not get fertilized. One can not have a period during pregnancy. A pregnant person can have bleeding from other causes which is not normal and should be promptly addressed by her doctor. ...Read more

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I delivered my baby by help of a vacuum machine,but my baby's head has a swelling that is so soft is it normal?And how long it gonna take to disappear

I delivered my baby by help of a vacuum machine,but my baby's head has a swelling that is so soft is it normal?And how long it gonna take to disappear

Patience: Although this often looks stressful it is a common event with a vacuum extraction and the majority of the time the blood will be absorbed. If there are no neurological issues, patience and time are the best medicine. Be sure to have your Pediatrician check it out and monitor it with you. http://www.drhull.com/EncyMaster/C/cephalohematoma.html ...Read more

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Is it true that if I breastfeed, it will be harder to bottle feed later on or be an option?

Is it true that if I breastfeed, it will be harder to bottle feed later on or be an option?

No: A hungry baby won't reject food for long.....They may be picky or stubborn but eventually they learn. ...Read more

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What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?

What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?

You decide: The head is part with the largest dimension that needs to transit the birth canal. In practice, if the feet come first, there is no guarantee that the head will. ( they can & do get stuck) If head first, feet and umbilical cord come after with plenty of room. Feet first, the head can also compress the umbilical cord like a tourniquet so baby gets no oxygen= likely brain damage. Answer should be ez ...Read more

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Is it true that labor will be faster with my second baby?

See below: That is the usual wisdom. Though any physician can tell you exceptions. Please talk to your OB doctor about any concerns. ...Read more

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Do babies go into sleep mode before labor?

Do babies go into sleep mode before labor?

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

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Why arent they as strict on labor ward as when I had my babies? I went with daughter and was shocked.

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

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Are babies likely to have CP if difficult labor?

Are babies likely to have CP if difficult labor?

Not necessarily: CP is often blamed erroneously on the OB and has given rise to the common use of caesarean. Brain damage is an unfortunate complication of difficult labor but it is relatively uncommon in today's handling by the ob. ...Read more

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Do babies usually cry when they come out of the mother during labor?

Do babies usually cry when they come out of the mother during labor?

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

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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?

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?

It depends: It depends on whether you've previously been reported for smoking marijuana while pregnant. It sounds like you have a significant issue with marijuana and need help with this. Please speak with your obgyn physician about it so s/he can assist you. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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Is it true that second child labor usually faster than the first?

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

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29 weeks pregnant, babies head is engaged and have constant pressure on pelvic floor. What is the likelihood of early labour before full term?

29 weeks pregnant, babies head is engaged and have constant pressure on pelvic floor. What is the likelihood of early labour before full term?

Get checked: You will need to see an obgyn. The doctor can examine your cervix. If there is concern your doctor can do a sonographic cervical length and a test called a fetal fibronectin. With that information your question can then be answered. ...Read more

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Since this is my 5th child will labor go fast for me?

Since this is my 5th child will labor go fast for me?

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

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Is it true that the labor process goes by faster when induced?

Is it true that the labor process goes by faster when induced?

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

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My Last baby I had a long labor what positions will help this time to make labor faster?

My Last baby I had a long labor what positions will help this time to make labor faster?

It will be faster: Second labor is likely to be faster. Position is not likely to make any difference. You should discuss your concern with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I had a fast labor with my first child, what is the best way to prepare if this happens with my second child?

Plan ahead: You want to have a plan in place for how you will get to the hospital when you go into labor. Find family and friends, etc who will be available at all times. ...Read more

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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?

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