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Any docs familiar with the cervix softening gel prepidil? What can you tell me about it?

Any docs familiar with the cervix softening gel prepidil? What can you tell me about it?

Ripens the cervix...: Prostaglandins are natural body substances that are involved in the softening and dilation of the cervix in preparation for birth. Prepidil is Prostaglandin E2. It can be used help make the cervix ready for labor as part of the induction of labor. It is placed in the vagina in the hospital while the baby is monitored. It can cause contractions or less commonly, labor. Its very effective. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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When is labor induced?

When is labor induced?

Labor induction: Labor induction might be induced in a number of situations. It's usually recommended when conditions for the baby in the uterus are dangerous. Some of the common reasons are diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, preeclampsia, and evidence that the baby is not growing well. The most common reason is that you’re more than one week overdue. Babies do not do well if you go too far past due date ...Read more

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What are some signs that labor is soon?

What are some signs that labor is soon?

Mucous plug: Some women will lose their mucous plug a week or two prior to the onset of labor. This is very variable. Another is the sensation that you can now breath because the baby has settled lower into the pelvis. Also a change in the way you walk for that reason and a sensation around the rectum. ...Read more

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Which medications stop labor from progressing?

Which medications stop labor from progressing?

None: Despite the fact that many obstetricians use medications like terbutaline, magnesium sulfate, and Nifedipine to prevent early labor from progressing, many studies show that they are not very effective....And, for active labor, there are no known medications, at this time, to stop progression. ...Read more

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What is the best positions to help labor go by quicker?

What is the best positions to help labor go by quicker?

Standing: Depends on cultural seTting, but standing up and squatting has been best way to deliver. ...Read more

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I am 9 months and no pain at all or labor what should I do?

I am 9 months and no pain at all or labor what should I do?

9 mo: Keep in touch with the ob/gyn. If he or she is not worried then you should not be. However current practice is to perhaps induce labor when you are ready but the ob/gyn will decide. Talk to them. ...Read more

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Prolonged labor causes?

Prolonged labor causes?

Fetal/maternal size.: Large babies and small/large mothers have higher likelihood of prolonged labors. Other causes: maternal uterine fibroids, intraamniotic infections, magnesium sulfate, malpresentation. ...Read more

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Is a toothache a sign of labor?

Is a toothache a sign of labor?

Is a sign to see DDS: A toothache during pregnancy may indicate the need for dental care and has nothing to do with labor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some early labor signs?

What are some early labor signs?

Pain, pressure.: Increasing pelvic pressure and recurrent abdominal pain (contractions) every 5-10 minutes are typical signs of early labor. Some women will pass their mucus plug, a bloody vaginal discharge, at the onset of labor. Others present with rupture of membranes and leaking fluid vaginally. ...Read more

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Could my labor cause endometriosis?

Could my labor cause endometriosis?

No: Endmoetriosis usually becomes dormant during pregnancy. There are some case reports of endometriosis occuring outside the pelvic cavity but theese are rare. Labor and endometriosis don't usually go together, but your doctor may be able to better answer after further questioning. ...Read more

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