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What Does Back Labor Feel Like
It happens by itself: True labor will happen by itself, at the right time when the baby is full term. Either the contractions will start up and get stronger and stronger, and closer and closer in time; or the woman will be seeing her ob-gyn for the regular appointment. The website has a full explanation: http://www.Babies.Sutterhealth.Org/laboranddelivery/labor/ld_lbr-begins.Html. ...Read more
It can take longer: Back labor is when the back of the baby's head enters the birth canal facing down towards the rectum of the mother and does not rotate and comes out facing upwards. That type of birth often takes longer in the "pushing phase"(2nd stage) of labor and can get "stuck" more often resulting in a cesarean section. ...Read more
See below: "back labor" refers to the pain and discomfort that laboring women experience in their lower back. Although most women will feel a degree of achiness or slight cramping in the back at some point during labor, about a quarter of all women report experiencing severe discomfort in the lower back that is most intense during contractions and often painful between contractions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not possible: 36 yo female queries difference between low back pain & "back labor", which might be lay term, but which is not a medical term or even a defined diagnostic disorder. Pregnant women have elevated secretion of an hormone, Relaxin, which loosens pelvic ligaments to prepare pelvus for ease of infant transit through birth canal. Major pelvic joints, sacroiliac joints, painfully sublux. See comments: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A labor epidural: Is administered in the lower back, usually at the l3-l4 interspace. So technically they are one in the same. Occasionally, caudal epidurals are given in pain management and in children, where medicines are injected at a hole in the bottom of the spinal canal, called the sacral hiatus. This practice has not been used in labor anesthesia for many years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Lying on abdomen is unpleasant. Sides are ok for the patient but hard to see for delivery care giver! Similar for sitting position, although many babies have probably come out that way historically! ...Read more
During labor my Cervics fell out and they imideatly sowed it back in. My question is will i be able to have kids?
Most likely: As long as your uterus was not injured during the birth or procedure (sounds like it wasn't)' then you should be able to conceive again. However you may have problems with the cervix itself during pregnancy. Your OB will watch you more closely during your next pregnancy, may need to be with a high risk OB, also called MFM. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took a 24 hr allergy pill at 9am. I did very labor intensive yard work for 8 hrs. It is now 10pm and all symptoms are back. Can i take another pill?
Yes: Contractions can be perceived differently in different women. Some women have 'back labor', where they feel contractions mostly in their lower back, while others note contractions in lower abdomen as well as over the entire belly. If you feel you are in labor, it is recommened to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
40 week: 40 weeks is not early labor. Early labor is giving birth before 37 week. 40 weeks is to the point where your doctor should consider induction. Your doctor needs to start talking about induction if you do not deliver by 41 weeks . Going beyond 42 weeks is not desirable. Make sure you see your OB every week, or more frequent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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