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Best way to help ease uterine contractions?, 2 live births, 2nd child since then normal period contractions go to my lower back they stop me in my track

Best way to help ease uterine contractions?, 2 live births, 2nd child since then normal period contractions go to my lower back they stop me in my track

IBUPROFEN, NAPROXEN: Medications such as Ibuprofen (motrin) or Naproxen (aleve) can be helpful in reducing menstrual cramping. Ibuprofen can be taken in doses ranging from 400, 600, 800 mg, every 4, 6, or 8 hours with each increase in dosage. ...Read more

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If you tore during child birth, why dis it happen?

If you tore during child birth, why dis it happen?

Episiotomy: The area between the vagina and rectum is called the perineum and gets stretched very thin as a baby crowns. Often the baby's head is big and that little area will need to be cut (epsiotomy) or it will tear to allow enough room for the baby to come out. ...Read more

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What number of women die during child birth these days ?

What number of women die during child birth these days ?

Too many...: Most are women in Africa and Asia with poor access to medical care. In the United States, there about 600 (or 15-20 in every 100,000) a year. Most of these deaths could be prevented with good prenatal care and access to medical services like transfusion, blood pressure medicines, antibiotics, etc. ...Read more

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What percent of women get through child birth no complications or death?

What percent of women get through child birth no complications or death?

Low: Mortality rate in the US is approximately 17 per 100,000 live births. Many factors contribute to mortality and complications. Here is some information: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PMSS.html ...Read more

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Do those child birth/lamaze classes work?

Do those child birth/lamaze classes work?

Labor : Part of our natural response to pain, is to tense up. Lamaze reaches you to relax during labor contractions. This way the contraction can have it maximum effect. Deep breathing also helps release endorphins, that help combat the stress hormones released, and helps combat the pain, a bit. Don't forget the option for epidural! ...Read more

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Will the skin tear when giving child birth?

It could: A lot depends on the size of the baby, the size of the head, how far along you are, and the size of your vaginal opening. Also the presentation of the baby and the angle of the head. Many women tear, or a tear is created using an episiotomy to avoid further tearing. Mostly it's a small tear, but even large ones can be repaired. Your OB can better discuss your risk of tearing. ...Read more

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Can you still have a natural child birth if you have herpes?

Can you still have a natural child birth if you have herpes?

Depends: There is certainly high risk for baby if you have an outbreak at or around the time of delivery. There is a possibility you could deliver between outbreaks & not pass it to baby.However, there have been cases where no outbreak was evident but baby acquired the germ during delivery, developed herpes encephalitis & died as a result. The risk is always present so discuss it with your ob. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard for me to have an orgasm after child birth?

Why is it so hard for me to have an orgasm after child birth?

Stress and trauma: Child birth can cause vaginal trauma. Having a child can be very stressful. Both of these problems can make it hard to have normal sexual function. If you can not achieve an orgasm, and before you had your child you could, then it's time to call your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that some stitches didn't dissolve after giving child birth?

Is it possible that some stitches didn't dissolve after giving child birth?

Takes time : Your stitches will gradually absorb over time. However, there might be areas of stitches that take longer and you can feel like it is "sticking you". I had this feeling with all of my episiotomy sutures with three kids! If there is increasing redness or fever then you need to be seen. Congrats on the baby! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is having a liposuction after child birth safe and advisable?

Can you tell me is having a liposuction after child birth safe and advisable?

Liposuction May Help: Liposuction can help a lot for excess fat, however, skin excess may need a tummy-tuck or smartlipo. Separated muscles called a diastasis recti may need to be brought together with sutures as part of a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Tailbone pain and grinding, 11 months after child birth?

Tailbone pain and grinding, 11 months after child birth?

Sacroiliitis: It is fairly common after pregnancy to develop pain and inflammation in the joints between the sacrum and the hip bones. These joints are usually stretched during delivery. Treatment is available and may include medications, an si belt, physical therapy or injections. I would suggest you seek medical care as you don't want this to become a long term problem. ...Read more

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Vaginal burning since child birth 2 years now?

Vaginal burning since child birth 2 years now?

Hormones?: It sounds like you make have an estrogen deficiency. Find a good OB/GYN doctor that can will check your hormones for you. ...Read more

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How long after child birth do your hormones normalize?

How long after child birth do your hormones normalize?

Hormones: Hormones are a mysterious and powerful thing: there is no easy answer. It depends on whether you are breastfeeding, your own individual body, and the nature of the pregnancy. Certainly assume at least 6 months. ...Read more

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When in the hospital for child birth, what should you wear?

When in the hospital for child birth, what should you wear?

A hospital gown. : Bring a nursing bra, nightie, robe, slippers, onesie, booties, cap & blanket. If all goes well, you'll be outta there quicker than you think. If you have a C-section, you won't care. Don't use any stuffed animals or other furry things that other people bring you for baby & don't put them in the bassinet. They're great carriers of germs. Wait till you get home & someone washes them for you. ...Read more

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How can the pain of a burst appendix compare to child birth?

Personal expeirence: I can only answer for myself. My appendix did not burst but i needed an appendectomy. It definitely hurt more than any of my deliveries. ...Read more

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Third degree tearing during child birth.. Please tell me how it happened?

Third degree tearing during child birth.. Please tell me how it happened?

Lack of room: Vaginal tears can be a common occurence during childbirth, especially as the baby's head and shoulders exit the vaginal opening. The good news is that the "vagina is very forgiving." in other words it heals very well. Congratulations on the birth of your little one! ...Read more

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Has it really been shown that cluster headaches are worse than child birth?

Has it really been shown that cluster headaches are worse than child birth?

Cluster headache: is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Because of the intense pain, cluster patients often pace the floor or bang their heads during headache episodes. The pain of cluster headache is excruciating and it is not unusual for a patient to yell or cry. The headache is unilateral and is centered behind or around the eye with autonomic symptoms. ...Read more

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