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Prolonged labor causes?

Prolonged labor causes?

Fetal/maternal size.: Large babies and small/large mothers have higher likelihood of prolonged labors. Other causes: maternal uterine fibroids, intraamniotic infections, magnesium sulfate, malpresentation. ...Read more

Dr. Laurie Green
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Prolonged Labor (Definition)

Prolonged labor = failure to progress. This is when a first -time mother has labor lasting 20 hours or more or a women who is multigravida is in labor ...Read more


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Is there something I can do to avoid a prolonged labor?

Is there something I can do to avoid a prolonged labor?

Not really: This is out of your hands really. Exercise regularly throughout the pregnancy. Don't overeat and really try to eat very healthy (lots of vegetables) so that you don't gain too much weight. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Prolonged labor?

What is the definition or description of: Prolonged labor?

Prolonged labor: Prolonged labor = failure to progress. This is when a first -time mother has labor lasting 20 hours or more or a women who is multigravida is in labor 14 hours or more. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get prolonged labor?

Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get prolonged labor?

Prolonged labor: You didn't do anything right or wrong to have a prolonged labor. You don't have much control over the process. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of prolonged labor indicative of a condition or disease?

Prolonged labor: Commonest reason is the malposition os the fetus, cephalopelvic dispriportion. ...Read more

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Uterus not contracting? Is that prolonged labor?

Uterus not contracting? Is that prolonged labor?

Prolonged labor: First question, is the pregnancy term or close to term. At or near term, 2nd important question is primi or multigravida. 3rd thing is effect on contraction on the cervix. Differential diagnosis is irritable uterus, dysfunctional uterine activity. ...Read more

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How do they speed up prolonged labor?

Prolonged labor: Prolonged labor can be helped by the use of Pitocin (oxytocin) augmentation of contractions. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat prolonged labor?

Unsure: I have no knowledge of a complementary doctor providing intrapartum obstetric care. The length of the labor is directly related to labor, delivery, and postpartum complications - so a prolonged labor does need to be managed in some manner to expedite a safe delivery, for both mother and baby. ...Read more

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Do I have prolonged labor because of the epidurals taken for delivery?

Do I have prolonged labor because of the epidurals taken for delivery?

Labor & epidurals: Analgesic agents can slow up the process of delivery by inhibiting contractions. It is the commonest reason to augment labor with medication. With proper dose contractions will resume and labor progresses. ...Read more

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Rectocele of a young woman usually due to prolonged labor?

Rectocele of a young woman usually due to prolonged labor?

Possibly: Pregnancy and vaginal delivery, even without prolonged labor can result in rectocele. ...Read more

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Do you have to have pitocin (oxytocin) when you have prolonged labor? I would like to try avoid chemical inductions due to risk of AFE, I am terrified

Very Very Rare...: Fortunately, Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) is very rare. Most Ob/Gyns practice their entire career without seeing a single case. Oxytocin is recommended for many reasons including prolonged labor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are there any activities or hebal medicine for example that can be done at home to bring on labor more quickly?

Are there any activities or hebal medicine for example that can be done at home to bring on labor more quickly?

Depends: If you are term > 37 weeks then regular sexual intercourse can be the most normal, natural method to bring on labor. Get clearance from your doctor that knows your medical history. Should there be not contraindications to doing so this would be the best method. ...Read more

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Can I take medicine to put me to sleep during labor? Thanks in advance.

Can I take medicine to put me to sleep during labor? Thanks in advance.

This is a very: Individual issue that needs to be addressed with your obstetrician/ anesthesiologist. We are simply providing general health education on Health Tap Basic. We don't have a way to know if you have an indication for a general anesthetic or sedation. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter drug that will induce labor?

No: Women have been looking for ways to induce labor for centuries. By "term" 40 weeks of pregnancy, most women are quite ready to go into labor, but there really isn't any known or safe way to induce labor using over the counter drugs. Babies typically come when they are ready to come. If there are medical problems that suggest that delivery should occur, there are specific medical treatments. ...Read more

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What would cause an elevated heartbeat for prolonged time in a baby during labor?

What would cause an elevated heartbeat for prolonged time in a baby during labor?

In utero infection.: Chorioamnionitis (intraamniotic infection) can be the etiology. Alternative causes: maternal fever not from infection but from epidural, drug effects (e.g. Terbutaline), hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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My 18yr old cousin, male is having major chest pains. What could be the cause? Dnt smoke, drink, or do any drugs. No hard labor or activities neither

My 18yr old cousin, male is having major chest pains. What could be the cause? Dnt smoke, drink, or do any drugs. No hard labor or activities neither

Many: Ranging from a collapsed lung to sore joints or muscles; inflammation of the heart would be more common at that age than heart attack. He should be seen and evaluated asap to rule any of the more serious possibilities. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?

Can the drug pitocin (oxytocin) - used to induce and augment labor cause an overreaction requiring c section?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your body makes. It helps increase the effectiveness of contractions. Drs can add a pit to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process. Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor (leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. Distressed babies need to be delivered asap. ...Read more

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If you receive a epidural during labor, will you test positive for barbituates and benzodiazapans? Drug screen was given after epidural was given!

If you receive a epidural during labor, will you test positive for barbituates and benzodiazapans? Drug screen was given after epidural was given!

No: Patient's who have an epidural for labor typically receive local anesthetic and may also receive an opioid narcotic. The exact medications depend on the patient, labor, anesthesiologist, obstetrician, and practice setting. I would not expect that you received barbiturates or benzodiazepines unless the epidural was also used for a c-section and those medications were administered after delivery. ...Read more

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What is the best advice you can give on how to avoid a c-section and labor inducing medicine when giving birth?

Discuss with OB: Talk to your obstetrician about their attitude on c-sections verses your attitude. If you both agree that you'd like to avoid one, and/or the use of labor inducing medications, that's the best odds you can have. Leave your mind open, though. In the process of birth there are often circumstances that occur that warrant the help of a c-section or meds to protect the life & well being of baby & mom. ...Read more

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What homeopathy medicine can I use in the 9th month of pregnancy to have an easy delivery and reduce labor pain?

Arn., Caul., Cimic.&..: A double-blind study done in 1987 showed women taking 12c potencies of caulophyllum, arnica, pulsatilla, gelsemium & cimicifuga 3x/week in the 9th month experienced 40% less time in labor! there are also a variety of remedies one can take during labor as indicated to ease the birthing process. Homeopathy is totally safe to take when pregnant. See http://www. Elixirs. Com/faq. Htm for more info. ...Read more

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Mild yeast infection starting meds. I am 38wks pregnant, I was wondering if the yeast infection medicine would bother my baby if I went into labor?

Yeast Infection: During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. If left untreated, yeast infections can pass to your baby's mouth during delivery. This is called "thrush" and is effectively treated with nystatin. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat acute bronchitis during pregnancy (17 wks)? How long it usu takes to recover? Does prolonged bronchitis increase risk of preterm labor?

How do I treat acute bronchitis during pregnancy (17 wks)? How long it usu takes to recover? Does prolonged bronchitis increase risk of preterm labor?

Try homeopathy: Western medicine has no proven treatments for bronchitis (antibiotics work no better than placebo). I have had great success treating bronchitis with homeopathy, which is very safe in pregnancy. For best results see a professional homeopath, but you could try one of these: http://tinyurl. Com/pztnvx8
Pelargonium sidoides is a herb proven to help but its safety in pregnancy has not been studied. ...Read more

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I have in my intathecal drug pump dilaudid. After each increase I have labored breathing. Now I'm having chest pain and Drs don't know why. Is it meds?

I have in my intathecal drug pump dilaudid. After each increase I have labored breathing. Now I'm having chest pain and Drs don't know why. Is it meds?

More info needed: Need more information...do you have cardiac problem, Respiratory issues/ Why are you receiving intrathecal OPIATES???????
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