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Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Cervical change: Braxton-Hicks contractions are real contractions, but are not putting you into labor, as evidenced by changing your cervix. Keep well hydrated, and time them. If they are coming ever 5 minutes, you need to be evaluated by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Labor Pains (Definition)

Labor is described in three stages, and together these stages complete the delivery and the passage of the placenta. Stage One The first stage is the process of reaching full cervical dilatation. This begins with the onset of uterine labor contractions, and it is the longest phase of labor. The first stage is divided into three phases: ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a miscarriage without bleeding but just massive contraction like labor pains for days?

Is it possible to have a miscarriage without bleeding but just massive contraction like labor pains for days?

NO: If you have documented non viable tissue inside your uterus it needs to come out and you will have some bleeding, your sxs are not normal and you need to see your obgyn or go to the er if you do not have one so they can do an exam , blood work and an ultrasound to start out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a miscarriage, no bleeding and massive contraction that are like labor pains for days?

Is it possible to have a miscarriage, no bleeding and massive contraction that are like labor pains for days?

Miscarriage : A miscarriage can be painless and have little or no noticeable bleeding but if you are in early pregnancy and are having severe abdominal pain you should see a doctor right away. You may have an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) which is a surgical emergency that needs immediate attention! if you have already had the miscarriage it may be incomplete and require surgery to complete. ...Read more

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Uterine contractions: what happens during the second stage of labor?

Uterine contractions: what happens during the second stage of labor?

2nd Stage of Labor: This is from the point at which your cervix is fully dilated (10 cm) and the baby is delivered but placenta is not. Depending on whether it is your first pregnancy or not, it can take minutes to hours but usually less than 2 hrs. This is when you will do most of the pushing and can be a risky time for both mother and baby. Babies can get stuck or the uterus or vaginal orifice can be damaged. ...Read more

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Will an epidural numb all labor pains?

Will an epidural numb all labor pains?

Not usually: Epidural pain relief for labor is intentionally kept on the lighter side, so that ideally the mother can move easily and sometimes even walk around. Lighter pain relief also enables her to push effectively when the time comes. If a c-section is needed, then the epidural is dosed at a higher level to provide complete relief of pain. Talk to the anesthesiologist for more information. ...Read more

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Which is worse: labor pains or kidney stones?

Which is worse: labor pains or kidney stones?

Good question!: As I have not experienced either pain, i cannot be definitive. Those who have experienced both actually consider them very close in extreme discomfort (without epidural). ...Read more

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Are period cramps as horrible as labor pains?

Are period cramps as horrible as labor pains?

By no means.: Dysmenorrhea is painful, but a stroll in the park compared to true labor pains (so I am told). ...Read more

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How can I help the pain from my endometriosis and ovarian cysts it's so painful it feels like labor pains once in awhile?

How can I help the pain from my endometriosis and ovarian cysts it's so painful it feels like labor pains once in awhile?

Problematic: Twenties female desperate for relief "endometriosis and ovarian cyst" pain has likely heard the orthodox theories of pain arousal ; treatments. Imo there is concern for iatrogenic pain-generator intestinal adhesions resulting from "endometriosis" surgeries. Status of pelvic joint stability is of concern because joint hypermobility, endometriosis, ibs, ; fibromyalgia are all markedly associated. ...Read more

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Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more