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Medications Stop Labor Progressing
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
It depends...: Fentanyl, remifentanyl, nitrous, Demerol are just a fee of the medications given intravenously by the rn's during labor. Self medication during labor is usually discouraged. As far as getting medications in the back (epidural), it is mostly local anesthetics that are not narcotics. ...Read more
Ativan: Ativan (lorazepam) is a fairly short-acting benzodiazepine with no metabolites. It can be given IV if needed. If you're very concerned about panic attacks and anxiety, you should be in treatment before labor -- and some of the breathing you do for labor, could be helpful for calming anxiety as well. Having someone you trust there to coach you and be present with you may also help calm anxiety. ...Read more
My index finger often locks in place after lots of writing or other labor work. I'll have to stop and bend it back. There's no pain.
Finger locking: MariaC, this can be common with overuse of the fingers and localized inflammation of the supporting structures of the finger joints. It is possible this can progress and lead to more difficulty with joint movement requiring medical intervention. You may want to see your medical provider and consider physical therapy or other treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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