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What symptoms are associated with short labor?

What symptoms are associated with short labor?

Bleeding, emergency.: Short labors can lead to home births and profuse bleeding after the placenta delivers - therefore they can be emergencies requiring 911 calls and ambulance rides. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Short Labor (Definition)

Rapid labor (precipitous labor) labor may be 3 hours & is usually ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Short labor?

What is the definition or description of: Short labor?

Rapid labor: Rapid labor (precipitous labor) labor may be 3 hours & is usually less than 5 hours. ...Read more

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If I have fast pregnancies, is it possible to schedule induced labor to reduce complications from precipitous delivery.

If I have fast pregnancies, is it possible to schedule induced labor to reduce complications from precipitous delivery.

Sure - talk to OBGYN: Precipitous labor and deliveries in your past make the request for elective labor induction at 39-40 weeks completely reasonable and legitimate. Talk to your obstetrician to see if that can be arranged; if not, seek second opinion. Best of luck! ...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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How is prodromal labor leading to short active labor?

How is prodromal labor leading to short active labor?

It: Is similar to labor but does not progress to labor hence the name latent or false labor. It occurs before the real labor that progresses to delivery ...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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How long after I stop getting Progesterone shots will labor start? Cervix already short, not dilated.

Varies: Progesterone is a great medication proven to reduce pretty labor risk. If by injection, injections are usually given weekly. Or some use daily suppositories of progesterone. Most continue the meds until 36-37 weeks. After last dose of injection, it is assumed to work for 7 days. Suppositories effects are done when they stop use. Most say a week week period of working is realistic after last dose. ...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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36 weeks 3cm 70% been having Braxton hicks all day probably 5 an hour they are irregular and having heartburn, short of breath could this mean labor?

36 weeks 3cm 70% been having Braxton hicks all day probably 5 an hour they are irregular and having heartburn, short of breath could this mean labor?

Labor: When the contractions are painful and five minutes apart for at least an hour it is time to be seen in labor and delivery. If you feel your pain is severe you should be promptly evaluated. If you are having trouble breathing then you should be seen in the ER. Over the counter medications such as Omeprazole are safe for use for heartburn. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant having a lot of back pain and short sharp pains in abdomen baby dropped last week could I be going into labor?

It's possible: Braxton Hicks contractions are "false" labor, which is when the muscle fibers of the uterus begin practicing for the real deal. It's annoying for sure, but also reassuring that your body is just getting ready. Make sure you're following up with your care provider for exams to confirm. ...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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36 weeks pregnant w/ 2nd child, 32 yrs old, having short sharp pelvic pains, mild irregular contractions, and hip pain. How close am I to labor?

36 weeks pregnant w/ 2nd child, 32 yrs old, having short sharp pelvic pains, mild irregular contractions, and hip pain. How close am I to labor?

Impossible to predic: Unfortunately - there isn't a good way to predict labor. If you are already dilating that's possibly a sign -but still not reliable for predicting when labor will start. ...Read more

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38w 1 got membrane sweep now I feel nausas n my stomach sore it's this normal? I'm goin into labour soon I'm 2 CM short very soft?

38w 1 got membrane sweep now I feel nausas n my stomach sore it's this normal? I'm goin into labour soon I'm 2 CM short very soft?

Labor possible: If you had your membranes stripped at 38 weeks, then this will very likely produce contractions, nausea, etc. You should call your OB and ask if they want you to come in to be checked. ...Read more

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What's the hardest part of labor?

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