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Pre Term Labor
Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ ...Read more
Yes- brush up!: Even a "low grade" infection can be harmful, as your immune system is supressed during pregnancy. So a little infection can turn into a big one. If the bacteria get into your bloodstream, infection can spread, including into the baby. You most likely don't need antibiotics, but you need to big-time improve your oral care, rinse with an antibacterial mouth wash, floss. If worse, let doctor know. ...Read more
I went in for pre term labor at 30 weeks if I'm know 37 week and having severe contractions every 2mins but stuck at 2cm will I be induced ?
If stress caused pre term labor, is it likely to happen again, even though stressors are no longer an issue?Are the progesterone shots still necessary?
I am having pressure in my pelvic. It's scaring me because i'm afraid it will affect me having children, what is the issue? I am having pressure in my pelvic area and i can feel it most when i sit down, it's worrying me because i had a pre term labor in
Pelvic : Pelvic pressure warrants a medical evaluation. You may be dealing with something as simple as a urinary tract infection (uti). On the other hand you may have uterine fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus) or even ovarian cysts. Also vaginal infections can present this way. As you see there are a few different possibilities. Your doctor will need to do some testing and will also likely order a pelvic ultrasound. When all the results are in, your doctor will be able to tell you if there are any issues that would/are intefering with your ability to conceive, and will aslo give treatment as deemed necessary. Best of luck. ...Read more
Labor: Braxton Hicks are defined as painless tighening and usually are also shorter than labor contractions. Preterm labor is typically painful and gets progressively worse. However, only way to know for sure if see your OB for an evaluation and possible uterine monitoring. A fetal fibronectin test may also help ...Read more
28 years ago I was given subcutaneous brethine for 3 mo for pre-term labor. Are there any *long-term* side effects for the baby, who is now an adult?
Not known: The main side effect of terbutaline/ brethine is rapid heart beat, and if given during pregnancy, this can also effect the baby's heart beat. What effect this has long term is, unfortunately, not known. Side effects of medication to stop labor always needs to be weighed against side effects of prematurity, and the current stance is, "less is best," but this was not always the case 28 y ago. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 33 weeks and had the leep procedure done 6 years ago for HPV what are my chances of having pre term labor?
Very small increase?: Leeps are generally considered very safe procedures. It is unlikely to significantly increase your risk of preterm labor. The increase in preterm labor if present is certainly less than an additional 1% from the studies that we have seen. Overall, the risk of ptl is about 12%. Finally there is no reason to avoid the leep if in fact that is the right choice for you, however check with your doctor. ...Read more
28 weeks and they said my cervix has shortened and prescribed me nifedipine to slow pre term labor. How concerned should I be?
PreTerm Labor: You should be very concerned. Concerned enough to follow every single piece of advice or instruction your OB gives you. It is way too soon for you to be delivering your baby. ...Read more
27 yr daughter 27 week preg. In hospital pre term labor. Slightly dialated, cervix started to elongate. What are the odds labor can be stopped?
You really need to: Discuss this with her doctors as they know her specific situation and the meds she is on and if she is having any problems with the meds cannot give any odds withiut knowing a lot more and once the labor is stopped , have to keep it stopped until at least 36 weeks if possible and hopefully a perinatologist is being consulted and involved in her care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
34 weeks & signs of pre term labor @ 31 weeks. Last week was 3.5cm dilated 25% effaced. Got steroids at 31 weeks. Belly is rock hard. Concern?
Preterm labor: IF you are 34 weeks and already dilated to 3.5 cm then you are at very high risk for preterm labor. It sounds like your doctor is aware of this since you already got steroids for fetal lung maturity. If you are uncertain as to your plan of care please contact the doctor taking care of you for clarification and instructions on dealing with preterm labor. ...Read more
Been on procardia (nifedipine) for 8 weeks now 4 pre term labor-still have horrible side effects, only less w/norco migraines, rapid hb, flushed, swollen eyes/face?
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Had pre-term labor from [email protected] with 1st pregnancy.Stress is no longer an issue.How likely is ptl again?Will i benefit from progesterone shots?
Unlikely: Progesterone shots are typically indicated for women who have had a prior preterm birth, versus preterm labor. Sometimes it's confusing, contractions and labor. Contractions are very common preterm, but don't always lead to labor (opening of the cervix). Discuss in detail with your doctor what actually happened to you in previous pregnancy and see what his/her advice is. Usually for pt birth. ...Read more
I'm in 37th week of pregnancy, my vagina started to ache. Is it normal and a sign of pre-term labor?
Not usually: Vaginal aching is typically an indication of pressure from pregnancy, not usually preterm labor. Labor pain is cyclical.... It comes in waves and lasts for about 60 seconds or so. The vaginal pain you describe is more typically a stabbing, aching pain that is constant. Sometimes a warm bath at this stage in pregnancy can feel good. ...Read more
35 weeks pregnant 2 CM dilated 80 effaced with pre-term labor scare at 30 weeks, am I more likely to go into labor in days or weeks?
Unpredictable: If you've had vaginal births in the past or preterm births in the past, then the likelihood of early delivery is greater, but I have also had patients get up to 4cm and just stay that way for weeks, delivering ultimately at term. It is somewhat unpredictable, but with your cervix as it is, you should be closely followed by your OB. No steroids needed at this point. NICU care if born early. ...Read more
Preimplantation genetic testing is performed on in vitro embruos before they are implanted. The coonceptus is created by in vitro fertilization techniques that obtain eggs and fertilize them by sperm obtained by similar techniques in a petri dish(es). It is used to look for genetically normal/abmormal conceptuses and only implant ...Read more
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