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What Are Some Alternative Or Natural Pain Relief Methods During Birth
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
Sure: Delivery is the ultimate pain relief but prior to delivery, an epidural is useful for pain relief. If labor is too quick and/or an epidural is not available; a pudendal block (injection) can be placed by your OB and this helps tremendously, especially with first time moms who are experiencing lots of pain. Discuss your options with your OB before labor. Take care. ...Read more
Options: Options include not receiving any medications at all, some patients feel strongly that they wish to experience every aspect of the birth of their child. The most significant pain of labor is during the late stage as the baby passes the lower birth canal. Epidural catheters are highly effective for this and allow mothers to have very good pain control while being able to fully experience the birth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES, MANY possible: can be minimized by good control and being cared for bu high-risk pregnancy obstetrician ...Read more
Lack of oxygen: Prior to labor, the oxygen line supplying baby is tucked in between the body parts in the womb & generally works well or baby wouldn't form right.Labor stresses baby, increases oxygen needs and increases demand on the placenta. If detaching, wrapped around the neck or tied in a loose knot;labor may lead to a cut off o2 and damage to baby may result.Forgetting to start breathing can do the same thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely problematic: Many mothers with babies with rh incompatibility get rhogam, a medication which decreases its severity of the incompatibilty many other types of blood incompatibility may require special light therapy (phototherapy). Nowadays, babies very rarely need special type of blood transfusion, known as exchange transfusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HERPES IN NEWBORN: YES. THE CHANCES ARE ABOUT ONE IN THREE ...Read more
25%: 25% of all maternal deaths are due to hemorrhaging related to pregnancy. The frequency depends on where the mother is deliverying or receiving care. The rate is higher in third world countries more than in advanced care countries where blood transfusions, surgery and anesthesia are readily available. ...Read more
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