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Separation Of Membranes In Pregnancy
Encourage Labor: Your doctor may strip the membranes if you are at or past your due date to encourage labor. If the cervix has started to dilate, the doctor can slip his or her finger between the cervix and the membranes with a sweeping circular motion going all around the cervix. This releases prostaglandins and may result in cramping or the onset of contractions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Nothing at the start: This is just sterile watery material at the start. The labor & delivery personnel would check the acidity of the material to distinguish it from urine, but it should not smell initially. Over time, if germs get in an odor would start, but hopefully you never let it go that far. By then baby could be infected. ...Read more
No: The chance of infection is very high and nothing should enter your vagina-finger or penis. ...Read more
How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!
Delivery: Amnionitis/chorioamnionitis is a very serious infection that is usually not resolvable with antibiotics alone. Delivery is usually the only option both for the health of the mother and for the best chance for survival of the baby. ...Read more
Is 21mm cervix funneling at 21 week of pregnancy wide enough to bulge membranes?stitch placed that point,without membranes bulging.CL 23mm.
Possibly: Continue close follow up with your Obstetrician especially as your CL is less than 30. ...Read more
My wife was diagnosed with anhydramnios (16 weeks) either due to ruptured membranes or placental insufficiency. What are our chances/risks if we continue with the pregnancy?
First pregnancy lasted 10weeks due to small sac gestation, second lasted 17weeksdue to oligohydraminus as membrane ruptured advice tests and treatment?
Get opinion OB/GYN: N eed to check medical condition like diabetes, thyroid disease, smoking and drug use. Secondly test for disease cervical incompitence. Other possible differential diagnosis is uterine infection, UTI and inflammation of uterus called chorioammionitis. You need to be examed thoroughly before you get pregnant, need to get IV antibiotcs for uterine infection. ...Read more
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