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Might it be possible that a baby develop brain defect if you cross your legs while in labor?

Might it be possible that a baby develop brain defect if you cross your legs while in labor?

Interesting question: My answer is no.The blood flow to babies system is controlled through the placenta and that object does not change its flow based on how you position your legs. Poor placental flow might cause brain issues, as would oxygen loss. I thing someone is just "pulling your leg". ...Read more

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Started cramping, lost my mucus plug at 2am. Woken up by cramping again at 930am. Back pain going down my legs as well. Labor? (33 weeks)

Started cramping, lost my mucus plug at 2am. Woken up by cramping again at 930am. Back pain going down my legs as well. Labor? (33 weeks)

Labor: Very possible. Get checked right away. Not uncommon to lose mucus plug early and doesn't mean you'll go into active labor, but the pain you are describing needs to be addressed, especially since 33 weeks. ...Read more

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I just had labor and my son is 6 days old and I have slight pain of swelling in my legs and ankles what do you suggest I do ?

I just had labor and my son is 6 days old and I have slight pain of swelling in my legs and ankles what do you suggest I do ?

Contact your gyn: If swelling is significant contact your gyn asap so they can evaluate you and rule out clots or phlebitis. ...Read more

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While in labor my child was crowning and the nurse held my leg shut cause my doctor wasnt there. Now she has lot of health problems could this be why?

While in labor my child was crowning and the nurse held my leg shut cause my doctor wasnt there. Now she has lot of health problems could this be why?

Maybe,maybe not: "health problems" is i bit too broad to be specific. If the infant is still attached to a well functioning cord & placenta, the time in the birth canal, though stressful, does not necessarily lead to health problems.If the cord or placenta were not functioning well, it should have shown up durin monitoring & lead to c secton. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in labor! epideral b4 5cm. barely able 2 move legs with severe pain @7cm, put on oxygen. what's wrong!!!?

Can you tell me in labor! epideral b4 5cm. barely able 2 move legs with severe pain @7cm, put on oxygen. what's wrong!!!?

Maybe nothing wrong: Its normal not to be able to move legs with an epidural in place. Also epidurals can be patchy. Sometimes there are areas where you still can have fairly severe pain during labor even with an epidural. Oxygen is sometimes used if you or baby is getting tired. The best thing to do is ask your Ob what is happening. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Occasionally I get bad leg cramps in the upper back of my leg above the knee. after a 12hr day of labor in sun all day.what causes.hurt I can't move?

Occasionally I get bad leg cramps in the upper back of my leg above the knee. after a 12hr day of labor in sun all day.what causes.hurt I can't move?

Fatigue, dehydration: Muscle fatigue due to physical exertion, dehydration with loss of electrolytes contribute to leg cramping. Venous insufficiency with leg swelling aggravates the situation. Remedy with ice massages of aching muscles, adequate hydration with Gatorade or equivalent, stretching exercises. Using compression hose to cut down on leg swelling may help; see phlebologist @ www.phlebology.org ...Read more

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I am concerned about my swollen legs, i was induced, had a 24 hour labor and had a c section, my legs are very swollen and it concerns me, please help?

I am concerned about my swollen legs, i was induced, had a 24 hour labor and had a c section, my legs are very swollen and it concerns me, please help?

Swelling common: Swelling in the legs is common after a cesarean section. It usually is gone by about a week after delivery. Sit with your feet up and avoid salt. However it might be a sign of toxemia - blood pressure problems of pregnancy - or of blood clots in the legs. Call your doctor for elevated blood pressure, headaches or one leg is swollen and painful. ...Read more

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I got an epidural shot when i was in labor with my daughter and the needle hit a nerve in my right leg my leg and went numb all throughout my labor?

I got an epidural shot when i was in labor with my daughter and the needle hit a nerve in my right leg my leg and went numb all throughout my labor?

Your question is ???: You stated some facts but did not ask a clear question. The issue you mentioned is not uncommon. You essentially got a spinal on one side rather than a simple epidural.Some women/docs actually prefer it as it is easier to do technically. It can take longer to get the feeling back but you should not have any long term complications. If you have other ? Submit a new ? ...Read more

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