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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Labor Inducer (Overview)

Labor inducers are a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What is the difference between labor with a multiples and labor with a single baby?

What is the difference between labor with a multiples and labor with a single baby?

More complicated: When the babies are correctly positioned, with the first baby head down, or vertex, rather than breech, they can be delivered vaginally; otherwise a c-section may be required. This usually limits labor to twins. Most concerning is that the uterus starts to contract after delivery of the first infant, which can compromise the placenta of the twin still inside. Should only be done in hospital. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
14 doctors shared insights

Labor Inducer (Overview)

Labor inducers are a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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Where exactly is back labor pain located?

Where exactly is back labor pain located?

Low back and pelvis: Low back and pelvic regions. Also the buttocks and thighs can be painful. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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Can you describe emla cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) for IV insertion during labor?

Can you describe emla cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) for IV insertion during labor?

Yes: Yes. It should have no appreciable affects on the baby in the doses used to start iv's. ...Read more

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Where in maryland can I get oxymorphone prescribed? I broke my leg a few years ago, and did not have surgery, when i got my walking boot i took it off and starting doing hard labor work. I confident that my leg did not heal back right, because it gives m

Where in maryland can I get oxymorphone prescribed? I broke my leg a few years ago, and did not have surgery, when i got my walking boot i took it off and starting doing hard labor work.  I confident that my leg did not heal back right, because it gives m

So, : So, let me understand you... You were prescribed a walking boot after a broken leg, but didn't use it, and instead began "heavy labor, " and relied on narcotics to essentially mask the pain. And, if i read your question correctly, you were also in a cast which you implied was removed prematurely. You're also active in sports and have a job that is physically demanding, and rather than look to try to find solutions to your problems, would rather live on narcotics and not even attempt to find relief. If i'm reading your question correctly, it sounds like you're going to have a very difficult time finding anyone who would be willing to keep prescribing narcotics for you. Narcotic pain medication certainly plays an important role in helping people in pain while they heal. In some instances, where the pain is terminal or nothing has been able to reduce your pain to a tolerable level, narcotics might then have a purpose. But it sounds like you're not even interested in finding a solution, and would just prefer to live the rest of your life working hard and playing sports, but relying on narcotics to see you through it all. I'm sorry to sound judgmental, but if you're not even willing to try to get better, and deliberately, outright refuse to wear a cast or boot, you can't expect to not suffer the consequences of your own actions. Thus, you will find it exceedingly difficult to find a doctor willing to write you prescriptions for narcotics with no effort on your part to make an attempt to fix the problem that is causing the pain in the first place. ...Read more

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Is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?

Is garlic washing a natural and effective option for group b strep treatment in labor for home birth?

Doubtful: Group b strep infection in newborn, typically acquired from colonized birth canal, can be serious. Pregnant mother should receive penicillin. Don't fool around. Garlic used to be hung around the neck to ward off bad germs & spirit in the medieval era. ...Read more

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Does pit work for induction of labor?

Yes: Can work by causing contractions but not always successful. ...Read more

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Can swallowing cum ripen the cervix or bring on labor compared to evening primrose oil? Which one works better?

See answer : Swallowing cum, no. There have been no scientific studies done that show evening primrose oil serves as a cervical ripener. All of the evidence pointing to the efficacy of evening primrose oil as a cervical dilator is anecdotal in nature. Also, no medical or scientific evidence that shows evening primrose oil to be either safe or unsafe. Best advice is to never attempt to induce labor on your own. ...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?

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 there any safe way to encourage labor? Im 38 weeks and some days

Is there any safe way to encourage labor? Im 38 weeks and some days

Encourage labor: The traditional answer is to have sex. The combination of mechanical pressure, the prostaglandins in seminal fluid, and vigorous exercise all tend to promote labor. There is, of course, no guarantee that this will work. ...Read more

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How dangerous are labor epidurals?

Depends.: As far as the mother is concerned, pretty safe in good hands, other than a remote risk of chronic low back pain. As far as the fetus is concerned, early epidurals are associated with increased occiput posterior and cesarean sections, fever in labor and sepsis work-up in the nursery. Of course, the alternative (intravenous narcotics) is even worse for the fetus! ...Read more

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Safe amount of acetaminophen a day if I take a Trileptal 1200 mg/day a know inducer of CYP (increased toxic acetaminophen metabolite)?

Safe amount of acetaminophen a day if I take a Trileptal 1200 mg/day a know inducer of CYP (increased toxic acetaminophen metabolite)?

After research: Checked in epocrates which is a respected source of drug information showed nothing in the way of interaction between acetaminophen and trileptal. before taking any action check with your doctor and or pharmacist. Good luck ...Read more

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Is getting a herpes outbreak during labor life threatening for the baby?

Is getting a herpes outbreak during labor life threatening for the baby?

Yes, it can be: Because herpes simplex infections in newborns and very young babies can be life-threatening, mothers with genital herpes outbreaks in labor can be safely delivered by c-section. Herpes in a newborn can spread all through the baby's body, including the brain. In the brain, the virus causes encephalitis, with seizures, lethargy, brain damage, and even death. ...Read more

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What are th side effect of tramadol on a baby in the womb?

What are th side effect of tramadol on a baby in the womb?

Multiple.: Adverse events were observed in animal studies. Tramadol has been shown to cross the human placenta when administered during labor. Postmarketing reports following tramadol use during pregnancy include neonatal seizures, withdrawal syndrome, fetal death, and stillbirth. Not recommended for use during labor and delivery. Enters breast milk/not recommended. ...Read more

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I was on procardia (nifedipine) for 2 weeks to stop labor. Will the side effects continue?

I was on procardia (nifedipine) for 2 weeks to stop labor. Will the side effects continue?

No: Procardia (nifedipine) wears off after about 8 hours. There should not be any long term side effects after your stop the medication. ...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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How long does labor last?

6-36 hours: It really depends on the number baby it is for you, the size of the baby, etc. ...Read more

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Why do people get labor epidurals since it causes so many back problems later in life?

Very low risk: I have to disagree with you--epidurals very rarely cause any long-term problems, and often are used in the treatment of back pain from other causes. Labor epidurals are the safest way to manage labors which are severely painful, and can also be extended to provide anesthesia if a c-section is necessary. They very seldom cause any back pain other than temporary soreness at the insertion site. ...Read more

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During my1st labor i had an epidural, it seemed to wear off on one side. I could feel pain on my left & my left thigh was on fire. 13 years later, my menstral cramps feel that way. Why?

During my1st labor i had an epidural, it seemed to wear off on one side. I could feel pain on my left & my left thigh was on fire. 13 years later, my menstral cramps feel that way. Why?

Doubt are related: Sometimes an epidural is more effective for one side of the body than the other. If that happens, the anesthesiologist may pull back the catheter a little, or may administer a different concentration of medication. Sometimes the epidural has to be completely removed and a new one inserted. I can't think of a reason that your menstrual cramps would have the same pattern as your labor pain. ...Read more

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Should I see a perinatologist for my new pregnancy? I have suffered one ectopic, one miscarriage, and pre-term labor @ 23 wks. No live children.

Should I see a perinatologist for my new pregnancy? I have suffered one ectopic, one miscarriage, and pre-term labor @ 23 wks. No live children.

Seeing MFM early: Many of us perinatologists or subspecialists in maternal-fetal medicine (mfm) encourage women with a history of prior losses to bring records for consultation before or early in pregnancy. We use the information and history to help create a plan for the healthiest possible pregnancy and know the patient in case problems develop. Plus we interact with OB care provider and do advanced fetal imaging. ...Read more

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I was given an overdose of magnesium during labor.Could that cause behavioral problems with my child?

I was given an overdose of magnesium during labor.Could that cause behavioral problems with my child?

Clear with your OB: Magnesium sulfate is given for a reason durung labor/delivery, when mom is experiencing symptoms that could hurt her and the baby that are not her fault, nor the doctor's. I suspect there was a nicu crew there to tend to any initial, transient low muscle tone or neurological depression in your baby. There should be no long-term effects from the magnesium. Ask your OB about your experience. ...Read more

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Will I feel much pain in the first stage of labor?

It varies by person: Most of us just feel something close to menstrual cramps but some feel more. Try to stay active. And, like everything else, you'll be more tolerant of pain if you have slept the night before. ...Read more

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How many people can I take in dr with me before labor?

Depends: Depends on the doctor's policy and the hospital. Best thing to do is to ask your treating doctor. ...Read more