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Uterine contractions: what happens during the second stage of labor?

Uterine contractions: what happens during the second stage of labor?

2nd Stage of Labor: This is from the point at which your cervix is fully dilated (10 cm) and the baby is delivered but placenta is not. Depending on whether it is your first pregnancy or not, it can take minutes to hours but usually less than 2 hrs. This is when you will do most of the pushing and can be a risky time for both mother and baby. Babies can get stuck or the uterus or vaginal orifice can be damaged. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Will exogenous oxytocin cause uterine contractions in nonpregnant women?

Same token: Endogenous oxytocin release during orgasm can cause uterine contractions; by the same token, exogenous oxytocin can cause uterine contractions outside pregnancy. ...Read more

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Uterine contractions at 15 weeks? I couldn't see baby on ultrasound. What does this mean? How to treat it?

Uterine contractions at 15 weeks? I couldn't see baby on ultrasound. What does this mean? How to treat it?

Pregnant?: Are you certain that you are pregnant? At 15 weeks the baby should be easily seen on sonogram. If it was not then this makes me question the pregnancy. If you are having contractions and you are pregnant then this should be evaluated by your doctor ...Read more

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Is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy? What will it feel like without uterine contractions?

Is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy? What will it feel like without uterine contractions?

Masterbation: Masterbation should feel the same. Uterine contraction plays little if any role in the sensory experience of orgasm. Pelvic muscles contract during orgasm to produce the "contractile feel". Less than 3% of all women require the uterus to achieve orgasm as it is clitoral stimulation that "works". A supracervical hysterectomy may be done if one can only orgasm with vaginal penetration. ...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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Can low potassium cause uterine contractions?

Can low potassium cause uterine contractions?

Potassium: Potassium flux through potassium channels modulates uterine muscle tension, complicated, read this:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2012947/. ...Read more

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28 wks preggo. Uterine contractions that make it feel like it's hard to breathe. Is this normal? Third pregnancy

No: If you are only 28 weeks pregnant and having such severe contractions that it makes it hard to breathe, you need to be seen immediately in your doctor's office or labor and delivery. While false labor is more common in women who have been pregnant several times before, this is only diagnosed by exam and is true labor until shown to be otherwise. See your doctor NOW. ...Read more

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I'm having uterine contractions, had a tubal ligation 5yrs ago, negative pg test, late period. What could be the cause for the contractions?

Late cycle cramps: If you're cycle is late the lining of the uterus tends to continue to thicken. As a result you may have more then the usual amount and duration of uterine cramps, which may feel like contractions. Your GYN may need to give provera to bring on your period if this continues. ...Read more

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5 wks after novasure, I've lost half my orgasm. Only weak flutter clitoral, but no deep uterine contractions radiating thru body. Will it come back?

5 wks after novasure, I've lost half my orgasm. Only weak flutter clitoral, but no deep uterine contractions radiating thru body. Will it come back?

Don't know: It sounds like that their may have been some interruption of the nerve pathways post Novasure. Nerves have been known to regenerate or find alternate pathways so I would not give up hope yet that the "full orgasm" experience may not return. Make sure that you are not peri menopausal as declining hormones also can cause your problem. ...Read more

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Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.

Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.

Call the Dr: Although you may be having false contractions it is very important that you keep a line of communication open with your ob. With a prior premi in your history, you are at increased risk of another & all the ob's I work with want to know sooner rather than later when these sort of issues come up. Make the call & find out what indicators they would suggest before u have these events monitored @ l& d. ...Read more

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I am having what feels like uterine contractions. They are really painful. I am not pregnant or on my period what could be causing this?

I am having what feels like uterine contractions. They are really painful. I am not pregnant or on my period what could be causing this?

Get checked for: Ovarian cysts, fibroid uterus, infection in the genital organs etc. Take care! Http://womenshealth. About. Com/cs/crampsmenstrual/a/dysmenorrhea. Htm. ...Read more

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Best way to help ease uterine contractions?, 2 live births, 2nd child since then normal period contractions go to my lower back they stop me in my track

IBUPROFEN, NAPROXEN: Medications such as Ibuprofen (motrin) or Naproxen (aleve) can be helpful in reducing menstrual cramping. Ibuprofen can be taken in doses ranging from 400, 600, 800 mg, every 4, 6, or 8 hours with each increase in dosage. ...Read more

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I'm 14 weeks pregnant and I have contractions, I feel hard bumps in uterus. Besides drinking lots of water what are the other home remedies for slowing down contractions?

Relax: You are doing the right thing by drinking a lot of water. These could be Braxton Hicks which you will read come mostly in the third trimester. Some women get them earlier. Your OB can measure the intensity of the contractions to see if they are anything to worry about or are just a nuisance! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a miscarriage without bleeding but just massive contraction like labor pains for days?

Is it possible to have a miscarriage without bleeding but just massive contraction like labor pains for days?

NO: If you have documented non viable tissue inside your uterus it needs to come out and you will have some bleeding, your sxs are not normal and you need to see your obgyn or go to the er if you do not have one so they can do an exam, blood work and an ultrasound to start out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a miscarriage, no bleeding and massive contraction that are like labor pains for days?

Is it possible to have a miscarriage, no bleeding and massive contraction that are like labor pains for days?

Miscarriage: A miscarriage can be painless and have little or no noticeable bleeding but if you are in early pregnancy and are having severe abdominal pain you should see a doctor right away. You may have an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterus) which is a surgical emergency that needs immediate attention! If you have already had the miscarriage it may be incomplete and require surgery to complete. ...Read more

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I am 31 weeks pregnant and I have been having labor pains that is every 5 minutes and last for about a minute. I also have a watery discharge.

I am 31 weeks pregnant and I have been having labor pains that is every 5 minutes and last for about a minute. I also have a watery discharge.

Need evaluation: If you are having labor pains at 31 weeks, you need immediate evaluation. See your OB doctor right away, or go to your hospital where you will deliver the baby for evaluation right away. ...Read more

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Have IBS since I was 10.it has flared up 2day. I'm in extreme pain which is making me nauseous. What can I do. Come and goes like labor pains. Not pregna?

Have IBS since I was 10.it has flared up 2day. I'm in extreme pain which is making me nauseous. What can I do. Come and goes like labor pains. Not pregna?

Abdominal pain: Consider evaluation for H pylori, as well as gallbladder, reflux, gastritis, as well as appendicitis, rare internal hernia/meckels diverticulum, and ovarian pathology. Would get HCG, consider sonogram/ or CT and if it persists and all negative meckels scan. Follow up with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more

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What is mild contractions during pregnancy?

Braxton hicks: Many times a patient experiences mild to moderate contractions during pregnancy. These contractions are ineffective at causing any dilation and are usually termed Braxton Hicks contractions some refer to these as the uterus practicing for labor. if they become regular or concerning call or visit your OB ...Read more

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What could cause contractions if you are not pregnant?

Normal: Uterine contractions ("cramps") are common-though they may not be noticable. ...Read more

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I am13 weeks pregnant and having contractions is dis normal?

I am13 weeks pregnant and having contractions is dis normal?

No: Cramping in early pregnancy is not normal. If you are having bleeding associated with it you are at risk for miscarriage. See your doctor if it persists. Take care! ...Read more

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Having sharp pains that feel like contractions but im not pregnant. What could it be?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is it that I have contraction after intercourse? I'm only 6 months pregnant

Why is it that I have contraction after intercourse? I'm only 6 months pregnant

Safe in pregnancy: In a typical low risk pregnancy, it is safe to have intercourse. It is never wrong to run this by your OB provider to make sure that this generalization holds true in any one particular case, though. With intercourse and orgasm, there is contraction of the uterus, whether you are pregnant or not. This might be more noticeable during pregnancy and is not typically associated with any problems. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more