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If I have fast pregnancies, is it possible to schedule induced labor to reduce complications from precipitous delivery.

If I have fast pregnancies, is it possible to schedule induced labor to reduce complications from precipitous delivery.

Sure - talk to OBGYN: Precipitous labor and deliveries in your past make the request for elective labor induction at 39-40 weeks completely reasonable and legitimate. Talk to your obstetrician to see if that can be arranged; if not, seek second opinion. Best of luck! Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Short Labor (Definition)

Rapid labor (precipitous labor) labor may be 3 hours & is usually ...Read more


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What symptoms are associated with short labor?

What symptoms are associated with short labor?

Bleeding, emergency.: Short labors can lead to home births and profuse bleeding after the placenta delivers - therefore they can be emergencies requiring 911 calls and ambulance rides. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short labor?

What is the definition or description of: Short labor?

Rapid labor: Rapid labor (precipitous labor) labor may be 3 hours & is usually less than 5 hours. Read more

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If I have a history of painless dialation should I go to labor and delivery if my mucus plug came out im 33wks pregnant classical csection due on the 22nd?

Hold on: If you have a history of early dilation and loss i'll assume you have a circlage (cervical tie) in place to prevent that from happening. If so, you need to be in close contact with your OB and understand when to come in. Every day you can carry the baby decreases the potential problems associated with premature birth. If you start into active labor you would not have a choice but review this with t. Read more

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Can you tell me more information on labor and delivery.

Can you tell me more information on labor and delivery.

Too broad a topic: That's a really broad question that entire textbooks are written about. I think we'll be able to help you a lot more if you can ask something specific about what you're wanting to know. Sorry--will try to help with any questions you come up with! Read more

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What exercises will help prepare me for labor and delivery?

Low impact ones.: Stationary bike, treadmill, walking, swimming are all excellent choices for pregnancy conditioning in preparation for labor. You can lower your risk for c-section and large babies if you maintain a normal weight for you height and use one of the above options every other day for 30-45 minutes. Avoid heavy lifting, exercising in the heat/humidity and maintain good hydration throughout. Read more

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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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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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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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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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How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

How long does back pain associated with labor and delivery last?

See below: The pain is usually associated with the active phase of labor and rapidly leaves after birth. Read more

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Hospital labor & delivery vs birth center. Which is better and why?

Hospital labor & delivery vs birth center. Which is better and why?

Define Birth Center: I deliver at a birth center which has private rooms, newborn rooming, birth plan receptive... But still offer 24/7 epidural service, full or availability in-house for emergencies, full time peds/neonatologist if needed, and full lab & blood bank services. Most hospital l&d units are emulating birth centers & maintain all support services in case of emergencies. Tour & deliver where you feel safe. Read more

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Is it true that boys are more painful than girls in labor & delivery?

No correlation: The only gendered correlation that we know of is that boys tend to do worse with respect to lung function than girls do if they're born premature; otherwise the way labor goes is up to you and your delivering physician. Gender stereotypes are more painful. ;). Read more

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Do I have prolonged labor because of the epidurals taken for delivery?

Do I have prolonged labor because of the epidurals taken for delivery?

Labor & epidurals: Analgesic agents can slow up the process of delivery by inhibiting contractions. It is the commonest reason to augment labor with medication. With proper dose contractions will resume and labor progresses. Read more

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What decisions will my doctors have the power to make in labor and delivery?

What decisions will my doctors have the power to make in labor and delivery?

Two way street: You have complete control over medical decisions that concern you. Since you have a baby inside you, your doctor in responsible for both patients. Certain medical conditions place the mom's needs at odds with the baby's. All medical decisions should be discussed with you and you have the right to participate in your care. Read more

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What are the risks during labor and delivery caused by von willebrands disease?

MINIMAL RISK OF BLEE: In a study with close follow up and detailed guidelines of management of delivery, produced very very low rate of immediate and late bleeding. Desmopressin was effective and safein preventing significant bleeding at delivery in most of the patients. Read more

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How long will it hurt to go to the bathroom (1&2), after vaginal labor and delivery if u get stiches?

Depends: It depends on how severe the "tearing" is. Having done it twice, I can say it's not too awful, and surprisingly that area heals very quickly! You will likely get a squirt bottle at hospital (like the one dish soap comes in but smaller). You will use this to squirt water on yourself whenever you use bathroom. This keeps it from hurting, and from getting infected. Read more

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I think I need to see a doctor. I am contracting every 10 min. Why does labor delivery person say no?

Contraction Q 10 min: Labor is defined as regular painful contractions with cervical dilation. Some may have dilation without frequent or painful contractions. How many weeks pregnant one is and the specifics on medical/pregnancy history is important here. If you are concerned and unsure then an exam by a doctor is best to check for any other signs and possible cervical dilation. When I doubt I advise check it out. Read more

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