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Obstetrician or nurse midwife or mfm--who is best?

Obstetrician or nurse midwife or mfm--who is best?

What for?!: Midwives can manage most normal pregnancies and deliveries without complications. Obstetricians can handle most pregnancy and delivery-related minor complications safely. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are best trained to manage the most complicated of pregnancies and deliveries (e.g. When a fetal anomaly or serious maternal health condition is present). ...Read more

Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

Midwife: Midwife actually has the training to carry out uncomplicated deliveries, l&d nurse assist during the labor and delivery. ...Read more

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First appointment with ob nurse what should I expect?

First appointment with ob nurse what should I expect?

Thorough evaluation: The OB nurse will evaluate you and your pregnancy by asking questions and obtaining significant information. ...Read more

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Hospital labor and delivery, what to expect?

Hospital labor and delivery, what to expect?

Hospital tour: Birthing experiences vary widely to each person, facility and family. Schedule tours with the birthing center where the delivery may occur, and discuss the different birthing plan options available. You will likely be surprised at how much information you will gather and it will make the entire experience less stressful. ...Read more

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Do nurses or doctors run labor and delivery?

Do nurses or doctors run labor and delivery?

Teamwork: Both! doctors and nurses work together to provide the bet care to the patients. ...Read more

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Is it ok to work with a midwife with placenta previa? I have a complete previa, and am 29 weks pregnant and my midwife wont refer me to a doctor.

Is it ok to work with a midwife with placenta previa? I have a complete previa, and am 29 weks pregnant and my midwife wont refer me to a doctor.

I would get a doctor: While your delivery will probably go just fine you are definitely at increased risk for complications that the midwife might be capable of handling but a midwife who denies you access to a physician's opinion when you have specific concerns is arrogant and dangerous and destined for a fall. You don't want to be the case that goes over their head. ...Read more

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Why do doctors recommend an IV during labor and delivery?

Why do doctors recommend an IV during labor and delivery?

Hydration: Many patients aren't able to take enough fluids orally during labor because they may be nauseated and they can become dehydrated. Iv fluids can prevent dehydration. Additionally, they provide access to administer any medications that may be necessary in labor such as antibiotics or pain meds. Finally, if a cesarean section becomes necessary, the IV allows the anesthesiologist to have access. ...Read more

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Crowning during delivery. Should i ask for them to call my ob then?

Crowning during delivery. Should i ask for them to call my ob then?

Call OB earlier : Unless you want to have your child without your OB present, he/she should be called long before the baby is crowning. ...Read more

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How will ob doctor help the delivery of a big baby with muster dystocia?

How will ob doctor help the delivery of a big baby with muster dystocia?

Muster not heard of: I believe you mean shoulder dystocia which is a problem with large babies. Different manuevers are done by the OB to deliver the shoulder. ...Read more

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Can a midwife deliver the baby?

Can a midwife deliver the baby?

Yes: Midwifes are trained to deliver babies and manage uncomplicated pregnancies. Different states have different laws regarding privileges for midwives. Plan ahead and research your options. ...Read more

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When to visit doctor when pregnant vs midwife?

When to visit doctor when pregnant vs midwife?

Good question!: Many practices nowadays combine obstetrical, midwifery and maternal-fetal medicine care into one attractive package for the pregnant women under their care. That tells you that with expert supervision and prompt availability for consultation, the majority of pregnancies can have great outcomes with midwifery care. Higher-risk situations are best managed by obstetrician/mfm experts. ...Read more

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What is an obstetric nurse and what does obstetric nurse do?

What is an obstetric nurse and what does obstetric nurse do?

Helps at birth: An obstetric nurse helps patients and their doctors when women are giving birth or being evaluated for pregnancy related problems. ...Read more

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Which members of labor and delivery staff will be around during pregnancy?

Labor nurse: Usually your labor nurse and possibly a nursing student or a resident (only in training facilities). ...Read more

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Who should I see if pregnant and diabetic? Ob dietician or endo?

Who should I see if pregnant and diabetic? Ob dietician or endo?

Diabetes in Pregnanc: A trained obstetrician is capable of managing diabetes in pregnancy. Often times consulting with a peri-natologist is beneficial to help monitor a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you have placenta previa and your 21 weeks pregnant can taking subutex effect your pregnancy?

If you have placenta previa and your 21 weeks pregnant can taking subutex effect your pregnancy?

This medication ..: is not recommended in pregnancy. But if you have been taking it already for the first 21 weeks, your doctor must have felt the benefits outweighed the risks in your particular situation. Placenta previa is a complex complication, and only your obstetrician, perhaps in consultation with your other doctors/therapists, can properly answer this question for you. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What should I advice for antenatal mother with anaemia in pregnancy?

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What should I advice for  antenatal mother with  anaemia in pregnancy?

Which anemia: It is very crucial to know the cause of anemia and how severe the anemia is. Decrease of hemoglobin can happen during pregnancy related to increase volume status- especially during 2nd trimester.Therapy will depend on the cause of the anemia. For all pregnant women -need to make sure they have a good level of iron and folate (folic acid). They need to take prenatal multivitamin and they need to have good f/u. ...Read more

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What are the health risks going into preterm labor at 33 weeks. I will be having a baby boy and am high risk for preterm labor.

What are the health risks going into preterm labor at 33 weeks. I will be having a baby boy and am high risk for preterm labor.

NICU stay: Under 36 weeks there is >50% chance a boy premi would end up with respiratory distress & need to spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit.This would involve oxygen & fluids pumped through iv's or tubes into the belly button.It might mean a mechanical ventilator to assist breathing. Eventual outcome > 33 wks is pretty good with good care but stay is usually > 10 days & complications do occur. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Midwives (Definition)

Midwives are medical professionals that provide prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum ...Read more