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Previous Labor Lasted Over 15 Hours
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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