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Why does it seem doctors are against natural childbirth?

Why does it seem doctors are against natural childbirth?

Depends on variables: When you've taken care of newborns for decades you want mom's to have a great experience and a happy outcome.You hope for the best but plan for the worst.Locally we saw one popular midwife involved in 5 baby deaths in a 1 year period.Early recognition and care would have saved them.We hate to see avoidable calamity in a risky setting.The risks are too great to treat this like planning a party. ...Read more

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Any one out there frustrated by natural childbirth people online who try to tell women what to do?

Any one out there frustrated by natural childbirth people online who try to tell women what to do?

Depends: You have to take all advice as just that., advise. There are plenty of people who consider themselves experts and have never studied or even gone through what they advise others. You can't believe everything you read. ...Read more

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Most in the natural childbirth community say obgyns don't practice evidence based medicine. Is this true?

Most in the natural childbirth community say obgyns don't practice evidence based medicine. Is this true?

No : That is untrue. We do practice evidence based medicine and the decision about the mode of delivery is made on an individual patient baises. ...Read more

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Will I be able to have a natural childbirth if I had to have a c-section last time?

Will I be able to have a natural childbirth if I had to have a c-section last time?

Depends: Vbac (vaginal birth after c-sec) depends on many factors. Type of incision, reason for c-section, no contraindications for tol (trial of labor) such as previa, malposition, etc. But most important, the facility needs to be able to do emergent c-sections in case of the rare (1/100) but catastrophic risk of uterine rupture. Make sure you have 24/7 anesthesia & surgery teams. Have a safe delivery. ...Read more

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Is it nessessary to have ultrasound as my parents dn't want me to go for ultrasound ,they want natural grand childbirth, what should i do now?

Is it nessessary to have ultrasound as my parents dn't want me to go for ultrasound ,they want natural grand childbirth, what should i do now?

Ultrasound: Hi, I think it's crucial to have ultrasound during pregnancy to make sure the fetus grows normally and there is no abnormality. Having Ultrasound doesn't mean your parents won't have a natural grandchild. Please follow the OB recommendations. ...Read more

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I can't have a natural childbirth because of the plate across my pelvis (due to a fracture) can I get the plate removed? it has been 8 months.

I can't have a natural childbirth because of the plate across my pelvis (due to a fracture) can I get the plate removed? it has been 8 months.

This is a question 4: Ur surgeon 2 answer. If U become pregnant, as the fetus grows, & U R close 2 delivery date, X-rays can B done 2 C if there's cephalo-pelvic disproportionate measurements. Meaning is the head 2 large 2 fit thru the pelvic opening. Since there is a plate, the public symphysis can't spread. If U have a small baby U will B able 2 deliver naturally. ...Read more

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Can you still have a natural child birth if you have herpes?

Can you still have a natural child birth if you have herpes?

Depends: There is certainly high risk for baby if you have an outbreak at or around the time of delivery. There is a possibility you could deliver between outbreaks & not pass it to baby.However, there have been cases where no outbreak was evident but baby acquired the germ during delivery, developed herpes encephalitis & died as a result. The risk is always present so discuss it with your ob. ...Read more

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Is a blood clot in the leg rare from child birth? I gave birth naturally. Frightened of this happening to me

Is a blood clot in the leg rare from child birth? I gave birth naturally. Frightened of this happening to me

Not rare/preventable: Blood clotting occurs from long periods of inactivity unless the legs are exercised or wrapped with clot preventing stockings or devices which can prevent this malady during childbirth, C/section, or post-partum. ...Read more

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How painful is childbirth?

How painful is childbirth?

Very painful: At best - Labor pain can feel like really severe menstrual cramps. The cramping radiates from the pelvis to the back or the back to the pelvis. Without an epidural many women find it unbearable during their first pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancies, they are able to tolerate the pain better and the labor can be shorter. ...Read more

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What amount does childbirth hurt?

Varies: DSome women have very little pain with contractions in labor and need no pain medication, but most women do have pain and benefit from some type of pain control management such as IV drugs or and epidural. You should discuss your options with your doctor well before going into labor. ...Read more

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How many women die in childbirth?

How many women die in childbirth?

16-17 per 100,000: Published in the lancet journal in 2010, the rate of maternal death in the us was 16.7 per 100, 000 live births. Ranked 39th in the world, the higher mortality is probably linked to older age and obesity. ...Read more

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How do young women die in childbirth?

How do young women die in childbirth?

Maternal death: Women die in childbirth form blood clots to the lungs, sepsis, bleeding disorders, primary pulmonary hypertension. Lupus, preeclampsia, heart disease, strokes, and other underlying medical disorders. Even in the 21st century, people die. We do the best we can as physicians, but some problems are insurmountable. ...Read more

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What is the bradley childbirth method?

What is the bradley childbirth method?

Natural childbirth: Bradley is a method of childbirth that educates the patient on the birth process and methods to control the pain. Patients that are willing to learn the process do very well. ...Read more

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Help please? How painful is childbirth?

Help please? How painful is childbirth?

Extremely variable.: The childbirth experience can be quite different from one child to another (same woman). I found it painful - (but a small list of other problems have caused more pain). ...Read more

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When can I travel again after childbirth?

When can I travel again after childbirth?

Depends: You should be able to travel as soon as you want and are able after your delivery. For many women travel is ok within a couple weeks afte delivery. ...Read more

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What are chances I will die in childbirth?

What are chances I will die in childbirth?

Very Low: With modern medicine, your chances are very low. Receive good prenatal care which can identify conditions that place you at risk. Then the proper arrangements can be made to keep you safe at delivery. Tell your doc if you have any medical problems, prior surgical complications, reactions to medicines, and follow their expertise. Delivering at a facility with emergency capabilities also is safer. ...Read more