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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Will acupuncture be safe during pregnancy?

Will acupuncture  be safe during pregnancy?

Yes: And can make delivary easy, but u need to do it with someone skilled in it. ...Read more

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Does caffeine induce labor?

Does caffeine induce labor?

No: But too much caffine at term can be bad for your heart , if you re 39-40 weeks please discuss with your OB about inducing, I have delivered over 5000 babies and do not let any of my pts go past their due date. ...Read more

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Will nipple stimulation induce labor?

Will nipple stimulation induce labor?

Effective 4 some : Nipple stimulation can be effective for some. It triggers a release of a hormone called oxytocin from the brain. Always get clearance from your doctor first. Gently rubbing, tweaking the nipples over time will lead to some uterine contractions. ...Read more

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Will induced labor affect future pregnancies?

Will induced labor affect future pregnancies?

No: If All goes well with the labor simply inducing labor will not impact future labors ...Read more

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In a healthy pregnancy, can sexual intercourse and orgasm induce premature labor?

In a healthy pregnancy, can sexual intercourse and orgasm induce premature labor?

No: Pregnant woman may continue to enjoy intercourse unless specifically instructed to avoid by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to naturally induce abortion/misscariage during very early pregnancy?

Not safely: If you don't want to be pregnant see a physician or a clinic such as planned parenthood for help. It's better to get a safe, legal pregnancy termination than risk your health trying to induce an abortion yourself. Don't be scared to talk to a parent or other trusted adult such as a school counselor either. ...Read more

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Can foot accupressure help during early labor?

Can foot accupressure help during early labor?

Ankle & hand: There are two acupressure points that can be used to help induce labor. One is on the hand and the other is inside the ankle. Be aware that they are normally only useful when the body is physiologically prepared for labor. Acupressure can also be used decrease anxiety and pain during delivery. ...Read more

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When pregnant, can your doctor detect herbal labor inducers, like cotton root bark, during or after labor ?

When pregnant, can your doctor detect herbal labor inducers, like cotton root bark, during or after labor ?

Purpose : Your physician is trying to help you and your newborn to have uncomplicated delivery. By withholding information from your physician you can harm yourself and your child. ...Read more

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Can oxytocin induce miscarriage in the 1st trimester?

Most likely...: Although I don't know anyone who has used IV or IM/SQ oxytocin during the 1st trimester who wanted to KEEP their pregnancy, the fact remains that oxytocin causes direct contractility of the uterine muscular wall and would almost certainly cause loss of an early pregnancy. It's main use is to induce uterine contractility to help induce labor (after cervical ripening) and reduce uterine bleeding. ...Read more

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Using during labor Epidural . Do Epidural affect the baby?

Using during labor Epidural .
Do Epidural affect the baby?

No, it should not: You should ask the anesthetist or obstetrician any questions you have about the procedure; but the reason it is used so frequently instead of other drugs is that it is so safe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can Lomexin provoke miscarriage in early pregnancy ( 4-5weeks )?

Can Lomexin provoke miscarriage in early pregnancy ( 4-5weeks )?

No: Lomexin treats yeast infection. It is not associated with inducing a miscarriage and is commonly used in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. ...Read more

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Can mag withdrawal cause preterm labor?

Can mag withdrawal cause preterm labor?

Preterm labor: Premature labor is caused by inflammation or infection. Magnesium has been used for the treatment of premature labor, but multiple studies have shown that it doesn't really stop contractions. Its use for this indication is declining. Withdrawing an ineffective medication can't cause premature labor. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture really helps in inducing labor during pregnancy? Is it safe for the mother and the baby?

World Health ORG -: The world health organization places induction of labor under the category of "diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment". Yes, acupuncture is quite safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Donald Alves
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Labor Induction (Definition)

Induction of labor to deliver the baby sooner may be considered when there are maternal or fetal indications that continuing the ...Read more