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My previous labor lasted over 15 hours; will my next labor also take that long?

My previous labor lasted over 15 hours; will my next labor also take that long?

Depends : In general, labor is shorter with second and third pregnancies but not always. The position of the baby, the size of the baby, how far along you are influence the length of labor. Some complications like gestational diabetes can also influence the length of labor as well. ...Read more

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How long can prodromal labor last? experiencing bouts of regular painful contractions that disappear after a few hours for about 2 weeks. I'm 36w6d

How long can prodromal labor last? experiencing bouts of regular painful contractions that disappear after a few hours for about 2 weeks. I'm 36w6d

Hang in there!: This phase of your pregnancy can be accompanied with bouts of contractions. this is common. Make sure you are drinking enough water and staying in touch with your physician. Active labor could happen any time, but may still be a ways off. Hang in there! ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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Could it be possible im going into labor if..? I been feeling lower abdomen pains and back pains since last night, exept i happens like every 2 hours for like 15 minutes and then they go away is this a sign of labor?Should i go to the hospital?

Could it be possible im going into labor if..? I been feeling lower abdomen pains and back pains since last night, exept i happens like every 2 hours for like 15 minutes and then they go away is this a sign of labor?Should i go to the hospital?

In : In a situation like this where you are unsure about going to the hospital, you should call the doctor's office. There will be a doctor or nurse on call that can tell you what to do based on how far along you are, your level of pain, and the frequency and duration of your contractions. I always tell my prenatal patients, when in doubt call your doctor! best of luck. ...Read more

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For the last 4 hours i've been getting frequent long lasting painless braxton hicks contractions. I'm 30 weeks pregnant. They last for about 15 mins. Is this labor?

For the last 4 hours i've been getting frequent long lasting painless braxton hicks contractions. I'm 30 weeks pregnant. They last for about 15 mins. Is this labor?

Needs evaluation : Generally we advised patients to go to labor and delivery to be evaluated if their contractions are five minutes apart for at least an hour. At 30 weeks you will need to be evaluated to see if this is preterm labor or braxton hicks. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had pre-term labor at 29 weeks.spent 4 days in hospital last week. was put on mag for 48 hours and had steriod?

What do you recommend if I had pre-term labor at 29 weeks.spent 4 days in hospital last week. was put on mag for 48 hours and had steriod?

Bedrest, followup: You need to be on modified bedrest, which means home and off your feet. Also pelvic rest, which means no sex. Follow up closely with your OB and don't hesitate to return to L&D for increased contractions. ...Read more

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How long does labor last?

6-36 hours: It really depends on the number baby it is for you, the size of the baby, etc. ...Read more

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How long does labor associated with macrosomia last?

How long does labor associated with macrosomia last?

Depends on situation: For those hardy enough to try to tough it out it can last for days. For those who realize their pelvis is to small to pass a big baby, it ends when the cut it out. ...Read more

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Is it true that most women will go into labor 7-10 days after the last 17p shot?

Is it true that most women will go into labor 7-10 days after the last 17p shot?

Not necessarily: Be prepared for your hospital stay however do not hold your breath. Some people require induction at 41 weeks keep track of your baby activity then check with your own doctor for his/her experience ...Read more

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Each labor for me has come faster and faster. My last one was 28 minutes. I'd like to get pregnant again, but i'm scared. Should I be nervous?

It's normal: It's normal to be a little nervous. Labor tends to come faster with each subsequent pregnancy. The more times pregnant, the more your body gets used to labor. It can be nerve-racking at times but also understand that you have more experience and know what warning signs to look for (regular contractions, breaking your water, etc). ...Read more

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