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Nifedipine for preterm labor risks?

Nifedipine for preterm labor risks?

Much safer: Nifedipine (brand name: procardia) is a much safer class of medication for premature labor than it's predecessors, such as terbutaline or ritodrine, which could cause fast heartbeat, high blood sugars, and even pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??

Cervical change: Braxton-Hicks contractions are real contractions, but are not putting you into labor, as evidenced by changing your cervix. Keep well hydrated, and time them. If they are coming ever 5 minutes, you need to be evaluated by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Procardia (nifedipine) ok to stop preterm contractions?

Procardia (nifedipine) ok to stop preterm contractions?

Preterm contractions: Premature contractions? Or premature labor? Premature labor is treated with Nifedipine (procardia). Real premature labor can't really be stopped by any agent for more than 24 - 48 hrs. Enough time to give steroids to the mother to accelerate fetal lung maturity. ...Read more

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Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. ...Read more

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Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read more

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How dangerous are labor epidurals?

How dangerous are labor epidurals?

Depends.: As far as the mother is concerned, pretty safe in good hands, other than a remote risk of chronic low back pain. As far as the fetus is concerned, early epidurals are associated with increased occiput posterior and cesarean sections, fever in labor and sepsis work-up in the nursery. Of course, the alternative (intravenous narcotics) is even worse for the fetus! ...Read more

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Can mag withdrawal cause preterm labor?

Can mag withdrawal cause preterm labor?

Preterm labor: Premature labor is caused by inflammation or infection. Magnesium has been used for the treatment of premature labor, but multiple studies have shown that it doesn't really stop contractions. Its use for this indication is declining. Withdrawing an ineffective medication can't cause premature labor. ...Read more

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Does caffeine induce labor?

Does caffeine induce labor?

No: But too much caffine at term can be bad for your heart , if you re 39-40 weeks please discuss with your OB about inducing, I have delivered over 5000 babies and do not let any of my pts go past their due date. ...Read more

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Terbutaline used to stopped contractions?

Terbutaline  used to stopped contractions?

Yes: Terbutaline can be used to stop contractions, but it is not terribly effective, and has some significant side effects so it is not being used very much anymore. ...Read more

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Does walking induce labor?

Does walking induce labor?

No, but it helps: Walking doesn't induce labor but it might help in bringing the fetus down and help stretch the cervix a bit. ...Read more

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When is labor induced?

When is labor induced?

Labor induction: Labor induction might be induced in a number of situations. It's usually recommended when conditions for the baby in the uterus are dangerous. Some of the common reasons are diabetes, kidney disease, high blood pressure, preeclampsia, and evidence that the baby is not growing well. The most common reason is that you’re more than one week overdue. Babies do not do well if you go too far past due date ...Read more

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Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Effectiveness of cervadil vs pitocin (oxytocin) induction?

Depends on cervix: Before induction your current cervical exam is used as a determinant for which mode of induction. Cervidil is most likely used when the cervix is less soft, dilated, and effaced (thinned out), and more posterior, as it increases prostaglandins release to stimulate dilation, thinning and softening. Those who are already dilated and effaced benefit more from pitocin (oxytocin). ...Read more

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Hospital labor and delivery, what to expect?

Hospital tour: Birthing experiences vary widely to each person, facility and family. Schedule tours with the birthing center where the delivery may occur, and discuss the different birthing plan options available. You will likely be surprised at how much information you will gather and it will make the entire experience less stressful. ...Read more

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Do progesterone shots really prevent preterm labor?

Do progesterone shots really prevent preterm labor?

YES!: Progesterone shots weekly between 16-37 weeks prevent up to 31-42% of recurrent preterm labor in women who have already had a preterm birth in a previous pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

How does placenta previa cause preterm delivery?

Bleeding and Cntrxns: Previa: Placenta overlies the cervix/birth canal. Gr 1 means placenta is close, Gr 4 means it's directly overlying/blocking the baby's exit -- high chance of preterm labor & bleeding; you'd need a C/S at 36-37wks. More common in woman w/ hx of C/S & smoking. Not much you can do but wait. If dx'ed early, the uterus still grows/stretches and a placenta can migrate away even in 3rd tri. Follow w/ US. ...Read more

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Nifedipine used for labor?

Nifedipine used for labor?

Used to stop labor: Nifedipine can be used to stop threated preterm labor in certain circumstances. ...Read more

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How possible is preterm labor with very frequent braxton hicks at 30 weeks?

How possible is preterm labor with very frequent braxton hicks at 30 weeks?

Timing is everything: If the frequency of Braxton Hicks contractions with a timed shortened interval, then that is actual labor when it gets down to 5 to 7 minutes whereupon you cannot walk, talk, laugh or breathe ...Read more

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Is it safe to take steroids during preterm labor?

Is it safe to take steroids during preterm labor?

Benefit > risk: Physicians, especially those treating pregnant women, weigh risks and benefits of drugs for both the woman and her baby. Steroids can have some risks such as increased bs, susceptibility to infection. Giving them too often might pose some problems for newborns also. However, most studies show that they have benefits for babies at risk of being born premature, and that is why they're given for some. ...Read more

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Are there bad effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?

Are there bad effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?

Not really: This is a chemical cousin of adrenalin, a normal stress chemical made by your body. It is quick acting but out of your (babies) body in 8 hours or less. Other than give you a headache and raise your heart rate & make you edgy, it has minimal side effects. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?

I was wondering what are the effects on a mother and baby when treated for preterm labor with terbutaline?

Rapid heart rate: Mom may experience a rapid heart beat which may cause changes in the baby 's heart rate as well. That is the most common change and is short lived if the medication is not continued. ...Read more

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Why isn't terbutaline approved by the fda for preterm labor?

Why isn't terbutaline approved by the fda for preterm labor?

Side effect profile.: Terbutaline can block the uterine contractions of the final common pathway leading to preterm labor, however it does nothing to address the etiology of preterm contractions and has significant and potentially life-threatening maternal side effects with tachycardia, hyperglycemia and arrhythmias. There is little evidence that terbutaline (a brochodilator by design) is useful for long-term tocolysis. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed terbutaline for my "comfort" i was not in preterm labor. I never dilated nor had any effacement. Why?

Not in labor: You likely didn't dilate because you weren't in preterm labor. There are no medications that will stop true preterm labor; the best we can do is slow things down to allow benefit of steroids to improve lung maturity. Current guidelines recommend against the use of medications beyond 48 hours for slowing contractions, there is no demonstrated benefit that justifies the risks of these medications. ...Read more

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What do terbutaline sulf tabs do?

Bronchodilator : Terbutaline sulfate is a bronchodilator which is administered subcutaneously. ...Read more

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What are the effects of brethine (terbutaline) on a baby?

What are the effects of brethine (terbutaline) on a baby?

Aka terbutaline: Used for preterm labor in mothers. Baby's side effects are related to adverse mother's side effects: increase heart rate-leading sometimes-rarely accelerated fetal heart rates and distress. Maternal pulmonary edema is another rare side effect placing risk on mothers and babies. Your OB will be your expert to answer your other issues about brethine (terbutaline). ...Read more

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Terbutaline used to stopped contractions?

Yes: Terbutaline can be used to stop contractions, but it is not terribly effective, and has some significant side effects so it is not being used very much anymore. ...Read more

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Is terbutaline used to stopped contractions?

Is terbutaline  used to stopped contractions?

Yes: Yes, but it has never been shown to be a very effective medication for this, and it can have significant side effects. ...Read more

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What is terbutaline?

What is terbutaline?

Beta agonist,: It is a medication used to relax the airways in patients with reactive airway disease (asthma) and to relax the uterine muscle in cases of fetal bradycardia as an essential part of all in utero resuscitation protocols. It is rapidly active but can lead to tachyphylaxis (meaning lose its potency) with prolonged use. It is one of the most important agents in the armamentatrium of the laborist. ...Read more

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Can you get 'high' from terbutaline?

Can you get  'high' from terbutaline?

Not really.: Terbutaline is prescribed for asthma and preterm uterine contractions; it leads to tachycardia and may thus cause a sense of palpiations, anxiety, nervousness, restlessness and even panic attcks in some individuals. It has not been reported to lead to euphoria. ...Read more

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Does terbutaline lead to autism?

Does terbutaline lead to autism?

No: There are no evidence proven studies that it can lead to autism. ...Read more

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What are the effect of terbutaline on a newborn?

What are the effect of terbutaline on a newborn?

None significant.: If you are asking because you received terbutaline just before your emergency cesarean section, rest assured that its effects on the fetus/neonate are mild and none are significant. Namely, terbutaline causes the heart rate to increase for about 10-15 minutes, dilates the airways (good effect) and is typically used to relax the uterus so that the fetus' brain gets enough oxygen until delivery. ...Read more

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Can i take singulair (montelukast) and terbutaline 2.5?

Complicated: I don't think in an asthmatic patient there is a contraindication of being on singulair (montelukast) and terbutaline, they work by different pathways. However I do see that in your hx you have high blood pressure and not sure whether terbutaline is a good choice if you have asthma. ...Read more

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Wat are the side effects of brethine (terbutaline) on a baby?

Wat are the side effects of brethine (terbutaline) on a baby?

See below: The most common side effects of terbutaline on a fetus include increased heartbeat, increased blood Insulin levels, abnormal blood sugar levels (either too high or too low), jaundice and low blood pressure. Fortunately, these side effects have a low incidence of long-term damage on the newborn and are typically easy to treat. ...Read more

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Can i know the dosage for terbutaline sulphate 1.5mg syrup for children ?

Can i know the dosage for terbutaline sulphate 1.5mg syrup for children ?

Rarely used in US: The recommended dose is .05mg/kg every 8 hours to start and yo to .15 mg/kg every 8 hours. This is rarely used in the us where standard asthma therapy includes inhaled steroids as maintenance with beta agonist inhalers for acute events. Some physicians would use this as a cough med for kids with mild infectious bronchospasm. ...Read more