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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

Dr. Laurie Green
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Prolonged Labor (Definition)

Prolonged labor = failure to progress. This is when a first -time mother has labor lasting 20 hours or more or a women who is multigravida is in labor ...Read more


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Is there something I can do to avoid a prolonged labor?

Is there something I can do to avoid a prolonged labor?

Not really: This is out of your hands really. Exercise regularly throughout the pregnancy. Don't overeat and really try to eat very healthy (lots of vegetables) so that you don't gain too much weight. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Prolonged labor?

What is the definition or description of: Prolonged labor?

Prolonged labor: Prolonged labor = failure to progress. This is when a first -time mother has labor lasting 20 hours or more or a women who is multigravida is in labor 14 hours or more. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get prolonged labor?

Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get prolonged labor?

Prolonged labor: You didn't do anything right or wrong to have a prolonged labor. You don't have much control over the process. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of prolonged labor indicative of a condition or disease?

Prolonged labor: Commonest reason is the malposition os the fetus, cephalopelvic dispriportion. ...Read more

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Uterus not contracting? Is that prolonged labor?

Uterus not contracting? Is that prolonged labor?

Prolonged labor: First question, is the pregnancy term or close to term. At or near term, 2nd important question is primi or multigravida. 3rd thing is effect on contraction on the cervix. Differential diagnosis is irritable uterus, dysfunctional uterine activity. ...Read more

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How do they speed up prolonged labor?

Prolonged labor: Prolonged labor can be helped by the use of Pitocin (oxytocin) augmentation of contractions. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat prolonged labor?

Unsure: I have no knowledge of a complementary doctor providing intrapartum obstetric care. The length of the labor is directly related to labor, delivery, and postpartum complications - so a prolonged labor does need to be managed in some manner to expedite a safe delivery, for both mother and baby. ...Read more

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Do I have prolonged labor because of the epidurals taken for delivery?

Do I have prolonged labor because of the epidurals taken for delivery?

Labor & epidurals: Analgesic agents can slow up the process of delivery by inhibiting contractions. It is the commonest reason to augment labor with medication. With proper dose contractions will resume and labor progresses. ...Read more

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Rectocele of a young woman usually due to prolonged labor?

Rectocele of a young woman usually due to prolonged labor?

Possibly: Pregnancy and vaginal delivery, even without prolonged labor can result in rectocele. ...Read more

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Do you have to have pitocin (oxytocin) when you have prolonged labor? I would like to try avoid chemical inductions due to risk of AFE, I am terrified

Very Very Rare...: Fortunately, Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) is very rare. Most Ob/Gyns practice their entire career without seeing a single case. Oxytocin is recommended for many reasons including prolonged labor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I make the best arrangements for my other children when I go into labor?

How can I make the best arrangements for my other children when I go into labor?

Plan Ahead: You are usually not able to bring other children to the delivery suite during labor, nor would you be able to care for them and manage them. Make a plan as delivery nears to have a friend, relative, or other caregiver available and "on call" to take your children when you need to go to the hospital for delivery. ...Read more

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What would cause an elevated heartbeat for prolonged time in a baby during labor?

What would cause an elevated heartbeat for prolonged time in a baby during labor?

In utero infection.: Chorioamnionitis (intraamniotic infection) can be the etiology. Alternative causes: maternal fever not from infection but from epidural, drug effects (e.g. Terbutaline), hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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Can pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause autism in children?

Can pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause autism in children?

Not proven: There is one study that proposes, at the molecular level that an excess of oxytocin during birth could cross the infants blood brain barrier in sheep and mice.
This was published almost 10 years ago, and as far as I know there has been nothing further. On the other hand there are some studies that are proposing the use of oxytocin to aid in repetitive behaviors seen in the autistic spectrum. ...Read more

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I am having pressure in my pelvic. It's scaring me because I'm afraid it will affect me having children, what is the issue? I am having pressure in my pelvic area and I can feel it most when I sit down, it's worrying me because I had a pre term labor in

I am having pressure in my pelvic. It's scaring me because I'm afraid it will affect me having children, what is the issue? I am having pressure in my pelvic area and I can feel it most when I sit down, it's worrying me because I had a pre term labor in

Pelvic: Pelvic pressure warrants a medical evaluation. You may be dealing with something as simple as a urinary tract infection (uti). On the other hand you may have uterine fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus) or even ovarian cysts. Also vaginal infections can present this way.
As you see there are a few different possibilities. Your doctor will need to do some testing and will also likely order a pelvic ultrasound. When all the results are in, your doctor will be able to tell you if there are any issues that would/are intefering with your ability to conceive, and will aslo give treatment as deemed necessary.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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How do I treat acute bronchitis during pregnancy (17 wks)? How long it usu takes to recover? Does prolonged bronchitis increase risk of preterm labor?

How do I treat acute bronchitis during pregnancy (17 wks)? How long it usu takes to recover? Does prolonged bronchitis increase risk of preterm labor?

Try homeopathy: Western medicine has no proven treatments for bronchitis (antibiotics work no better than placebo). I have had great success treating bronchitis with homeopathy, which is very safe in pregnancy. For best results see a professional homeopath, but you could try one of these: http://tinyurl. Com/pztnvx8
Pelargonium sidoides is a herb proven to help but its safety in pregnancy has not been studied. ...Read more

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Should I see a perinatologist for my new pregnancy? I have suffered one ectopic, one miscarriage, and pre-term labor @ 23 wks. No live children.

Should I see a perinatologist for my new pregnancy? I have suffered one ectopic, one miscarriage, and pre-term labor @ 23 wks. No live children.

Seeing MFM early: Many of us perinatologists or subspecialists in maternal-fetal medicine (mfm) encourage women with a history of prior losses to bring records for consultation before or early in pregnancy. We use the information and history to help create a plan for the healthiest possible pregnancy and know the patient in case problems develop. Plus we interact with OB care provider and do advanced fetal imaging. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose prolonged labour?

Comparing to control: Comparison of the duration of labor to historical controls can inform the decision to call it prolonged or not. Keep in mind that the more obese modern society has been found to have longer labors in general, compared to women from 30-50 years ago, . ...Read more

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What's the hardest part of labor?

Good question: Well, it all looks hard to me. The first part of labor, when your cervix is opening, involves painful contractions for a number of hours. Pain meds or an epidural can be used here to reduce or completely remove the pain. When fully "opened" you will need to use your abdominal muscles to push your baby out. This can be some pretty hard physical work for 1-3 hours until the baby is out. ...Read more

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What will help my labor go by fast?

What will help my labor go by fast?

Oxytocin: In some cases, it is necessary to augment labor by increasing the frequency and strength of contractions. That is often done by giving oxytocin (pitocin) in an IV in the pregnant woman's arm. If a provider says labor should be "speeded up" with "pit" an expectant couple should ask why it is needed, what are the benefits and risks, if anesthesia needs change, and if mom and fetus are doing well. ...Read more

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Does pit work for induction of labor?

Yes: Can work by causing contractions but not always successful. ...Read more

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Still no labor. How can it be induced?

Still no labor. How can it be induced?

Induce labor.: On your own, people often state you can walk around or eat spicy food. Officially, induction of labor should be done by your Obstetrician in the hospital. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to spur labor?

What are some natural ways to spur labor?

There are none: Walking causes contractions but not labor. Bumpy car rides causes back aches but not labor. You will just have to be patient and let it happen naturally. ...Read more

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How the normal labor differs from the induced one?

How the normal labor differs from the induced one?

Faster, more natural: Spontaneous onset of labor is characterized by faster progression, greater likelihood of vaginal delivery and decreased likelihood of neonatal respiratory morbidity compared to induced labor. There are many conditions, though, that labor induction saves feta lives which is why it is increasingly common and appropriately so. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I will tear in consecutive labors?

How likely is it that I will tear in consecutive labors?

Very: Women who tear in one labor often tear in the next. This is because the tissue that heals along the old tear site is not as strong as unscarred tissue. ...Read more

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I know i'll know when labor comes but just wondering how to prepare?

I know i'll know when labor comes but just wondering how to prepare?

Resource: Check out this great site for the answer:
http://www. Whattoexpect. Com/pregnancy/labor-and-delivery/landing. Aspx. ...Read more

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Could I be in early labor?

Could I be in early labor?

Call triage: If you think you are in labor, call the triage unit of the hospital where you plan to deliver. You should have that number, but if you don't, just call the hospital main number and ask for the labor and deliver and then tell them you think you're in labor and need to talk to someone. The triage nurses in l & d are very helpful and will help you figure out when to go in. ...Read more

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Are there ways to speed labor?

Yes: Sometimes OB providers will break the amniotic sac ("bag of waters") to bring on labor. Other techniques can also be used, with varying success. Or oxytocin ("pit") given in an intravenous (IV) solution can be used to increase the frequency and strength of contractions. That results in a more regular pattern of labor that may shorten the time from start of labor (regular contractions) to delivery. ...Read more

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What are signs of early labor?

Early labor: Pelvic or back cramping that comes and goes every few minutes. You may also expel a mucous plug or fluid from your vagina. Good luck and congratulations on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

As follows;: Cramping which starts out far apart and becomes more regular and more painful. You may leak fluid and may have bleeding. If you are ever unsure, check with your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Dark brown urine signs of labor?

Dark brown urine signs of labor?

You may be: Very dehydrated. Don't know how far along you are. Please d/w your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What is the second stage of labor?

Second stage: The second stage of labor begins when you're fully dilated and ends with the birth of your baby. This is sometimes referred to as the "pushing" stage. ...Read more

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What are some early signs of labor?

What are some early signs of labor?

Cramping, nausea: Most frequently women are going to say that they have menstrual cramping or tightening. Sometimes women notice loose stools or nausea as a sign as well. ...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