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Doctor insights on: Multiple Gestation Preterm Labor

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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I'm concerned with preterm labor...I'm almost 28 weeks, previous abdominoplasty, and have been experiencing tremendous backpain on lower right side ?

I'm concerned with preterm labor...I'm almost 28 weeks, previous abdominoplasty, and have been experiencing tremendous backpain on lower right side ?

Estrogen on ligament: A previous abdominoplasty usually includes tightening the right and left rectus abdominus muscles. With pregnancy these are more sturdy and less likely to stretch out as quickly as before surgery. But this does not explain the back pain as much as the effects of the high estrogen to weaken the pelvic ligaments as well as how the fetus is sitting in the pelvis. Stretch in the pool to decrease pain. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 32.weeks 1 centimeter dilated does this mean I can go into preterm labor?

Hi I'm 32.weeks 1 centimeter dilated does this mean I can go into preterm labor?

Dilatation: It has little correlation to when you will go into labor. Many women, especially those who have delivered babies before, are dilated 1 or more cm their entire pregnancy. If your cervix where thinning and becoming more anterior and making changes with exams then this may indicate something. But for right now I would not worry, enjoy your pregnancy, enjoy the feeling of life inside. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm high risk and i had vaginal cerclage but i still went into preterm labor and had him at 5 mos. Was the cerclage not places correctly?

I'm high risk and i had vaginal cerclage but i still went into preterm labor and had him at 5 mos. Was the cerclage not places correctly?

No: Cerclage only prevents cervical incompetence, not labor. A properly placed cerclage cannot prevent labor. A cerclage placed by any other surgeon would not have kept you pregnant longer than 5 months. I'm very sorry for your early delivery and the stress that must have caused. ...Read more

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I had m/c at 20w. It happened suddenly but was very painful. But before that i had much contractions. So was it preterm labor or incompetent cervix?

I had m/c at 20w. It happened suddenly but was very painful. But before that i had much contractions. So was it preterm labor or incompetent cervix?

I am sorry: Sorry to hear of your miscarriage. Without and exam, it would be tough to tell you if you had an incompetent cervix, vs whether or not it was pre-term labor. Miscarriages are unfortunately more common that you would have thought, until you have one and realize how many other couples had one too. I have personal friends who have had miscarriages and we never found out any definitive reasons.G-bless. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am going into preterm labor?

Preterm labor: The best way to tell, is by a cervical check and toco monitoring. This can be performed in the doctors office or in the hospital. ...Read more

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I've had most of the signs of preterm labor, could i be going into preterm labor?

I've had most of the signs of preterm labor, could i be going into preterm labor?

Need Exam: The only way to check or rule out preterm labor is with monitoring & exam. See your OB for evaluation and ffn testing. This will help screen you for risks of cervical softening or change. Take care. ...Read more

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Can mag withdrawal cause preterm labor?

Preterm labor: Premature labor is caused by inflammation or infection. Magnesium has been used for the treatment of premature labor, but multiple studies have shown that it doesn't really stop contractions. Its use for this indication is declining. Withdrawing an ineffective medication can't cause premature labor. ...Read more

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What are signs that tell them to try to stop preterm labor?

What are signs that tell them to try to stop preterm labor?

Preterm labor: Signs of preterm labor include a change in vaginal discharge, spotting or light bleeding, and presence of uterine contractions. Uterine contractions can be felt as a hardening of the uterus. If these occur you should call your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Beshay
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Multiple Pregnancy (Definition)

A singleton pregnancy means there is only one baby in the womb. A multiple pregnancy means that there is more than one: Twins, ...Read more


Dr. John Holden
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Early Onset Of Labor (Definition)

Early onset of labor is a clinical finding in which the birth process begins before the ...Read more