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What decisions will my doctors have the power to make in labor and delivery?

What decisions will my doctors have the power to make in labor and delivery?

Those you sign for: Entry into the hospital & or physician /patient relationship generates a paper trail.This may include a broad permission to treat & specific paperwork detailing the types of procedures you may need during the treatment & a write-up of possible complications.Discuss any concerns you have long before labor. In an emergency, they may only have minutes to act & salvage baby & delays could be deadly. ...Read more

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Do nurses or doctors run labor and delivery?

Do nurses or doctors run labor and delivery?

Teamwork: Both! doctors and nurses work together to provide the bet care to the patients. ...Read more

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Why do doctors recommend an IV during labor and delivery?

Why do doctors recommend an IV during labor and delivery?

Hydration: Many patients aren't able to take enough fluids orally during labor because they may be nauseated and they can become dehydrated. Iv fluids can prevent dehydration. Additionally, they provide access to administer any medications that may be necessary in labor such as antibiotics or pain meds. Finally, if a cesarean section becomes necessary, the IV allows the anesthesiologist to have access. ...Read more

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Im 38 weeks pregnant and the doctor at labor and delivery prescribed hydrocodon 5-500 to me because of pain... Is that safe? Need another opinion

Im 38 weeks pregnant and the doctor at labor and delivery prescribed  hydrocodon 5-500 to me because of pain... Is that safe? Need another opinion

Category C: It is a category c drug animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. While this may sound bad, most of the meds in pregnancy fall in this category. Hydrocodone is generally considered safe. ...Read more

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What will labor and delivery be like?

What will labor and delivery be like?

Depends!: Such a big question for 400 characters. For most, it will be a great experience. For a few, it will be stressful. Ask your family members and friends that have had babies, and your physician as well. It will be a new experience for you no matter what! make sure your doc or midwife answers all your questions before you go into labor. A tour of l and d is usually available. ...Read more

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How can I become a labor and delivery nurse?

See below: Talk to some l&d nurses to see what went well for them and, just as importantly, what to avoid. ...Read more

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Do labor and delivery laborists usually work at night?

Do labor and delivery laborists usually work at night?

Yes!: That's the whole point of a laborist team; that the cover l&d 24-7-365, allowing for excellence in labor outcomes and freeing up the other physicians to see more patients in clinic and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more information on labor and delivery.

Can you tell me more information on labor and delivery.

Too broad a topic: That's a really broad question that entire textbooks are written about. I think we'll be able to help you a lot more if you can ask something specific about what you're wanting to know. Sorry--will try to help with any questions you come up with! ...Read more

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What exercises will help prepare me for labor and delivery?

Low impact ones.: Stationary bike, treadmill, walking, swimming are all excellent choices for pregnancy conditioning in preparation for labor. You can lower your risk for c-section and large babies if you maintain a normal weight for you height and use one of the above options every other day for 30-45 minutes. Avoid heavy lifting, exercising in the heat/humidity and maintain good hydration throughout. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to get organized for labor and delivery?

What do I need to do to get organized for labor and delivery?

My list: Consider taking a childbirth education class. Make sure you have childcare lined up for any other children you have at home--even in the middle of the night. Complete any large projects you need accomplished at home in the next year. Good luck! ...Read more

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