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Does losing mucus plug mean labor will soon follow or is it possible that several weeks could go by before going into active labor?
BAD IDEA!: Trying to make yourself go into labor is a bad idea. The last thing to grow up is the baby's lungs so it is important not to deliver much before your due date anyway. Even when labor is induced in the hospital, it is very important to monitor the baby. Trying to induce your own labor - by any means - could hurt or even kill your baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Surprisingly some women have a spurt of energy and cook and clean up a storm. ...Read more
Mucous plug: There is not a definite time frame related to the loss of the cervical mucous plug and labor. I have had patients that lost there plug at 35 weeks and didn't deliver until 40 weeks. I would focus more on regularity of contractions, vaginal spotting, and rupture of your fluid to help you guide whether you may be getting close to more active labor. ...Read more
40 weeks 2cm dilated 50% thinned. Going to LD tomorrow for the baby to be checked out. Can i go into labor any time or should I asked to be induced?
Why do they hospitalize you and put you on bedrest for possible preterm labor when you could be resting at home?
Ask questions: This would be the time to ask your doctor a lot of questions. ...Read more
Cesarean by 36-37w.: Placenta previa can lead to preterm labor, so i would recommend prelabor (i.e. Shceuled) cesarean section by 36-37 weeks. If placenta accreta is also suspected, delivery should be by 34-35 weeks with Betamethasone administration and immediate puerperal hysterectomy without attempt at placental delivery! all this shoudl be done in a large hospital. The infant should do well regardless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you please tell me why you go into a hospice and if it is likely you will ever come out alive?
What happens when you get an epidural what's are the steps i'm going to be in labor soon and need to know?
Pain Relief!: Your back will be cleansed & made numb with surface anesthesia, you'll feel mild pressure when the epidural medication and catheter are put in place, & your relief will take effect gradually over 10-20 minutes. The procedure will be explained in greater detail during early labor. Your OB may be able to put you in touch with an anesthesia provider within her/his practice locally. Have fun! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not your period: If you are pregnant , you can have bleeding when a period was to be expected on occasion , but that is not considered your period, if you have any questions, your OB can do a blood preg test and get the answer back that day or the next and do an exam and ultrasound, that is what I do with my patients in coral springs , florida. ...Read more
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