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Precipitous Delivery History Of Short Labor
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
After 2 births (vag), I had 2 retained placentas, 2 postpartum hemmorhage 2nd labor precipitous (2hr) Is induction or csection safer to manage nextime
May be: Since the likelihood of such complications increase with subsequent pregnancies, your OB might suggest you to deliver at a predictable time. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Midwife: Midwife actually has the training to carry out uncomplicated deliveries, l&d nurse assist during the labor and delivery. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
After first getting there what exactly does a hospital do when prepping you for labor&delivery w/ a baby?
Is it possible for labor of your baby to be more difficult for someone who has an anxiety disorder in terms of delivery?
Possibly: Anxiety can make eveerything more difficult, including labor. It would be a good idea to begin working on this now so that you don't worry about it your entire pregnancy. Speak to your OB about ways to relax your fears about labor. Most people are nervous a bit about labor and delivery. Focusing on your anxiety disorder only makes this worse. ...Read more
BACK PAIN & pregnant: Call your doctor to report and follow the advice carefully. ...Read more
Yes it is normal: Yes it is normal to have labor pains during delivery. ...Read more
Ob/peds/anesthesia?: If you are close to due date and there has been no complication during pregnancy, the the OB will be sufficient mostly, if there are complications for the baby (detected on monitor or very early pre-term), there may be a neonatal pediatrician present and if there are problems with pain or need for operation, you may have an anesthesiologist readily available. ...Read more