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Medicine For Preterm Delivery
Early care: The best prevention is early prenatal care, so that any medical issues can be identified early and treated early. However, even in the best care, early labor can occur from a variety of issues. However, knowing you are pre-disposed allows you to make arrangements to deliver in a high-rsk delivery service where there is a nicu readily available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding and Cntrxns: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 21 days post vag preterm delivery. I was straight cathed x4 N 12q. My urine is cloudy and smells like onion. No pain. UTI?
Cloudy urine: Fever, abdominal pain, flank pain, urine with strong odor, cloudy urine are some of the symptoms indicating a urine/kidney infection. Having been straight cathed for 4 days may put you at risk depending on how sterile the conditions were when you had the process. Consider seeing your doctor and getting a urine test to check for urine infection. It wouldn't be unreasonable at all. ...Read more
Can taking cyclogest (progesterone) 200mg per day reduce my chances of preterm delivery? As I have a higher risk of having a weak cervix due to leetz
Im 35weeks pregnant my ob is concerned that i may hv preterm delivery she advised me to hv injection betavathsore to mature the lungs of the baby ???
Betamethasone is : the safest & most effective method of accelerating fetal lung maturity. Discuss your concerns and questions with your OB, so that you can make an informed decision. ...Read more
Pregnancy ended at 5 mths w/preterm delivery. Pprom & cord prolapse a cause. Testing ovulation via strips for 5 mths, but no "smiley". This normal?
I am 18 weeks pregnant with baby 2 and I have been pooping 5-10 times a day. I did this up to my first's preterm delivery(28 wks). Is this normal?
I'm 32.5 weeks pregnant and I was told today that I have borderline low amniotic fluid and that I need to hydrate. Will drinking more fluids correct this and if so, how soon can it get corrected through hydration? I'm worried about a preterm delivery
Oligo hydramnios: decreased amniotic fluids at 32 weeks will definatly respond to increased fluids and rest.as you near term your doctor I am sure vwill monitor you and baby by nonstress test biophysical profile and will decide the timing of dilivery and care for decreased amniotic fluid ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any side effects of betamethasone injections in pregnancy? Had celestone shots at 34 weeks for risk of preterm delivery?
Ok: Many studies have shown that it is safe and it helps in development of baby's lungs. ...Read more
Im 32 weeks pregnant my cervical length is 3.4 cm now. doctor saying preterm delivery chances are there. If 3.4cm CL means when chance for delivery?
Clinical details: A cervical length of 3.4 cm at 32 weeks is pretty normal. If your doctor counseled you regarding risk of preterm labor you should ask for clarification what specific risk factors for preterm labor you have and what treatment plan needs to be in place ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 22 weeks pregnant and have bacterial vaginosis. My dr gave me clindamycin. Am i now at high risk for preterm delivery ?
Not necessarily: If you undergo treatment you arent at high risk. ...Read more
Not commonly.: Late preterm birth such as the one you inquire about at 36 weeks has increased risks for neonatal morbidities such as difficulty eating, breathing, infection and death - but only slightly compared to full term (39-40 weeks) births. Most 36 weekers go home with mom within 2-3 days of life and do just fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Cervical cerclage is the medical term for the os tightening you describe. It is controversial but most would agree that it may help some women. However the patient's specific history of cervical weakness or pregnancy loss needs to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby is in the head down position at 29 weeks. Is she likely to stay there? Does this increase the possibility of preterm/early delivery?
Yes and no: Since most babies deliver from the head down position it is likely to end up that way but change is possible. No, being head down does not mean you are more likely to deliver early. Be aware of your sensations and check out any early contractions with the OB to be sure you know when to come in for an evaluation.Early labor can be stopped so baby has a better chance to avoid newborn intensive care. ...Read more
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