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Macrosomia Obstruction Of Labor
Depends on situation: For those hardy enough to try to tough it out it can last for days. For those who realize their pelvis is to small to pass a big baby, it ends when the cut it out. ...Read more
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
35y TTC since 3 years.have 2boys 10ys& 8ys old.normal labour. Rt tubal obstruction. ovulation & semen analysis normal what are my chances to concieve?
Chance s of pregnanc: Would get an over the counter ovulation predictor to assist in predicting the most favorable times for conception.Acupuncture has also been shown to be of benefit .May also consider IUI( intruterine insemination around ovulation time/fertility treatments. For futther assistance consider a consult with a fertility specialist on Health tap Prime. Make appiontment in the AM ...Read more
Oxytocin: In some cases, it is necessary to augment labor by increasing the frequency and strength of contractions. That is often done by giving oxytocin (pitocin) in an IV in the pregnant woman's arm. If a provider says labor should be "speeded up" with "pit" an expectant couple should ask why it is needed, what are the benefits and risks, if anesthesia needs change, and if mom and fetus are doing well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Related to cause: If the cervix dilated very early (the old medical term is 'incompetent' cervix), then the risk is high. If there was an infection, the odds are not very high if the infection was treated completely. If there was a larger than normal uterus due to multiple babies or high amount of fluid, it is unlikely to recur. If the cause is unknown, then refer to answer by dr garvey. Also seek mfm consultation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: There are many pain control options during labor, the most effective being an epidural. However, when labor first starts contractions will be painful, so while an epidural can relieve most pain associated with labor (although sometimes not the sensation of pressure!) it is highly unlikely that a completely painless labor exists, but we can make it more comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How far pregnant?: Labor pains occur with regularity and feel like a hard muscle cramp--(your uterus). The intensity will increase as labor helps to bring the baby down for delivery. You should learn how to grade labor pains from very hard to just starting to feel them. Your obstetrician will teach you. Best wishes! Always let your doctor know if you have any vaginal discharge--water or blood especially. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Despite the fact that many obstetricians use medications like terbutaline, magnesium sulfate, and Nifedipine to prevent early labor from progressing, many studies show that they are not very effective....And, for active labor, there are no known medications, at this time, to stop progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pitocin use: Induction involves the use of a drug(pitocin) to stimulate contractions when pregnancies exceed 42 documented weeks or electively at the time of fetal maturity for other reasons, or earlier in the pregnancy such as a diabetic mother with a suspected "large baby". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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