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Membrane Scrape During Pregnancy
No: The chance of infection is very high and nothing should enter your vagina-finger or penis. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!
Induction method: While your doctor or midwife is checking your cervical dilation at the end of your pregnancy, they can sweep their finger in a circle to slightly loosen the bag of water from the top of the cervix. This "membrane stripping" can release a hormone called prostaglandin that may help to induce labor if your body is ready. Spotting and some cramping is common after this exam. ...Read more
Nothing at the start: This is just sterile watery material at the start. The labor & delivery personnel would check the acidity of the material to distinguish it from urine, but it should not smell initially. Over time, if germs get in an odor would start, but hopefully you never let it go that far. By then baby could be infected. ...Read more
Delivery: Amnionitis/chorioamnionitis is a very serious infection that is usually not resolvable with antibiotics alone. Delivery is usually the only option both for the health of the mother and for the best chance for survival of the baby. ...Read more
Is 21mm cervix funneling at 21 week of pregnancy wide enough to bulge membranes? Stitch placed that point, without membranes bulging. CL 23mm.
Possibly: Continue close follow up with your Obstetrician especially as your CL is less than 30. ...Read more
My wife was diagnosed with anhydramnios (16 weeks) either due to ruptured membranes or placental insufficiency. What are our chances/risks if we continue with the pregnancy?
Read this: Sorry to hear this. Please read the following and good luck! Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/15941080/. ...Read more
First pregnancy lasted 10weeks due to small sac gestation, second lasted 17weeksdue to oligohydraminus as membrane ruptured advice tests and treatment?
Get opinion OB/GYN: N eed to check medical condition like diabetes, thyroid disease, smoking and drug use. Secondly test for disease cervical incompitence. Other possible differential diagnosis is uterine infection, UTI and inflammation of uterus called chorioammionitis. You need to be examed thoroughly before you get pregnant, need to get IV antibiotcs for uterine infection. ...Read more
Can low level of e. Coli detected in urine (1000 cfu/ml) cause membrane rupture in pregnant woman? 21 weeks into pregnancy.
Should probably: Be treated. Unlike when not pregnant where this would likely be ignored. Talk to you ob. ...Read more
I am planning a pregnancy right away but have to have a lateral incisor removed, and a bone graft first. Is a collagen membrane safe in pregnancy?
I would do the extraction, and the bone augmentation prior to getting pregnant.
Collagen membrane are harvested either from swine (pegs) or bovine. No contraindiactions of using the membrane. Just not wise to do any extensive dental treatment during the first trimester, . ...Read more
Which of the following can be a cause of preterm premature rupture of membranes before 24 weeks of pregnancy? : high tsh, high prolactin, low dhea.
Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read more
For constipation?: If you are asking about suppositories, the answer is yes. If you are speaking of oral, I would recommend something else, like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to help with constipation. It's not absorbed by the body and is gentler than many anti-contstipation medications. Make sure to drink a lot of water if you are having problems with constipation. Drink until your pee is clear/white, no yellow. ...Read more
Is a syrup from Peru used for weight loss literature review showed that it is beneficial for premenopausal women
Who are obese and with insulin resistance. Although it seems sake and product is natural, it did not not do any study on pregnancy. It would be wise not to use any medication including herbal or natural during pregnancy. ...Read more
Vicks? Yes: Did you mean to say Vicks cough drops? Those contain menthol as a topical treatment for the throat. There is no medical reason why you can't use that during pregnancy. Like all medications in pregnancy, however, you should only use it for the time that you really need it. The only over the counter "medications" that should be taken for the whole pregnancy are prenatal vitamins and/or folic acid. ...Read more
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