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During pregnancy what can a pregnant woman do to avoid a csection when she goes into labor?

During pregnancy what can a pregnant woman do to avoid a csection when she goes into labor?

Nothing : Unfortunately your baby and body will determine the likelihood of a csxn. Relax and enjoy labor. The odds are you won't have a csxn. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it possible for a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall to still have an uncomplicated pregnancy & labor?

Is it possible for a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall to still have an uncomplicated pregnancy & labor?

MFM consult: You should have a consultation with an obgyn or mfm doc before you conceive if possible. They can review details in your medical history and see if there are risk factors for pregnancy complication. You may need an echocardiogram to assess heart function. ...Read more

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Can a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall still have uncomplicated pregnancy/labor/delivery/postpartum course?

Can a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall still have uncomplicated pregnancy/labor/delivery/postpartum course?

Probably: Dextrocardia and situs inversus will not cause any issues, although things may be backwards. However, I am not sure what you mean by no atrial wall. This could be a serious abnormality. The heart needs 4 chambers (rooms) separated by the right doors (valves or pregnancy could have some difficulties. Please provide more information. ...Read more

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Which hypolipidaemic agent can be used in pregnancy?

Which hypolipidaemic agent can be used in pregnancy?

Why: Why would one use these agents during pregnancy? Statins should not be used. Most others are category c. In general, fetal risk should be weighed against maternal benefit. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is iron infusion safe during early pregnancy? Or is it agent/dose specific? Neither my hematologist nor my MFM can answer. Please help clarify. Thx!

Is iron infusion safe during early pregnancy? Or is it agent/dose specific? Neither my hematologist nor my MFM can answer.  Please help clarify. Thx!

Need more info: Are you anemic? What is your ferritin level? What is the hurry that you would consider IV iron when taking it orally may be just as effective. If you need iron supplementation, taking it my mouth is the better option. IV infusion is generally safe. ...Read more

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Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a safe approach during pregnancy. Please consult your OB gyn regarding proper nutritional approaches during pregnancy. ...Read more

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On 3rd pregnancy 32weeks, terrified of labor, what to do?

On 3rd pregnancy 32weeks, terrified of labor, what to do?

Labor fears: The best way to counteract fear is by educating yourself. Let your physician or midwife know about your fear. The more you know, the better you can prepare yourself. Congratulations and I hope that all goes well. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can pregnancy or labor cause mastocytosis?

Help plz! Can pregnancy or labor cause mastocytosis?

No: Mastocytosis is caused by mutations in the DNA that lead to increased mast cell growth. These mutations occur randomly, not due to pregnancy or labor. Hormonal changes in pregnancy may exacerbate the symptoms of mastocytosis, or can also lead to other problems like hives during or after pregnancy. See an allergist/immunologist or a provider that specializes in mastocytosis for more info. ...Read more

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Does WPW syndrome need to be concerned during pregnancy and labor?

Does WPW syndrome need to be concerned during pregnancy and labor?

No more: than usual....Make sure your OB-GYN knows about your Cardiac History and any Medications you may be on. Get checked by your Internist/Cardiologist during your pregnancy (I suggest each Trimester! Good Luck Healthy Baby!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Which members of labor and delivery staff will be around during pregnancy?

Which members of labor and delivery staff will be around during pregnancy?

Labor nurse: Usually your labor nurse and possibly a nursing student or a resident (only in training facilities). ...Read more

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Is it ok to be physically active during pregnancy? I want to get strong for labor.

Is it ok to be physically active during pregnancy? I want to get strong for labor.

OK if uncomplicated: Whether, when, and how to exercise when pregnant are important concerns. An OB provider who is experienced and knows the patient best is the one who can assess risk and benefits of exertion. Traditionally obs caution patients to not start any new types of exercise and to update them on problems. Note that high-risk conditions, illness, fetal problems might require a change in activity type, level. ...Read more

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Does wearing a girdle/corset after labor help you get back to your pre-pregnancy body?

Does wearing a girdle/corset after labor help you get back to your pre-pregnancy body?

A/W Dr. Cunningham: Tight corsets can be damaging. Tightlacing is an extreme form of corset training. Tight lacing (also called waist training or corset training) can cause shortness of breath, fainting, indigestion. This practice can decrease lung volume (requiring intercostal breathing). Relatively less use of lower lungs can leading to coughing. Some corset styles can push the lower ribs inward. The liver is. ...Read more

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What are some yoga poses that are good for pregnancy as well as helping with labor & delivery?

What are some yoga poses that are good for pregnancy as well as helping with labor & delivery?

There are many: I practice yoga, and while I am not sure of all of the names of the exact poses, pregnancy yoga is wonderful for stretching the hips, legs and back and increasing flexibility in those areas. Seek out an instructor certified for yoga in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Now i'm 39 weeks 1day of pregnancy! i want to ask u is there any way to put me into labor faster?

Now i'm 39 weeks 1day of pregnancy! i want to ask u is there any way to put me into labor faster?

Check out these: Links. Best of luck and godspeed! http://wrylilt.hubpages.com/hub/ways-to-induce-labour-naturally. http://www.m.webmd.com/baby/inducing-labor-naturally-can-it-be-done. ...Read more

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Sooo scared of labor. What do I expect from pregnancy week by week 36 weeks?

Sooo scared of labor. What do I  expect from pregnancy week by week 36 weeks?

Stay calm :): From 36 weeks on you may expect to feel contractions ( tightening in you abdomen) off and on. Some feel more pressure in their pelvis. If you have not taken classes go to the library and look at videos. Use the questions you form as a base for discussion with you md. Tell her what exactly you are afraid of so she can calm your fears. Remember you get a wonderful gift ! ...Read more

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How can I progress labor during pregnancy at home?

How can I progress labor during pregnancy at home?

Early Labor: You need to be patient. Maybe take a walk, warm bath and a light meal. Labor takes time . Eventually the contractions will be consistent and come closer. ...Read more

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Is a fluctuating temperature during pregnancy indicative of labor ?

No: A true fever (over 100.4 degrees f) suggests infection, but just feeling hot or warm doesn't indicate labor. Most pregnant women often feel warm in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can sex during pregnancy help to have easier labor?

Can sex during pregnancy help to have easier labor?

Yes: Yes, it can as long as it is done gently and no anal intercourse is done due to infection risk and cross contamination. Orgasm in the third trimester can actually stimulate demonstrable uterine contractions that can eventually result in labor. Please check with your treating OB MD to be certain that it is safe to engage in sexual activity. ...Read more

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How can I help my wife during pregnancy and during labor when that time comes?

Talk to her..: Tell her how beautiful she is, thank her over and over again, massage her back, tie her shoes when she can't reach them anymore, tell her again how beautiful she is. During labor, listen to her - do what she wants you to do at that moment, and realize that request may change 5 seconds later. Be patient with her - she's not sure either from one second to the next what she will need! ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Labor Inducer (Definition)

Labor inducers are a kind of women's ...Read more