Doctor insights on:
What Happens If I Am Having Contractions But Not Dilating
Monitor: They will monitor you and the baby and then decide if you will need an induction procedure done. ...Read more
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
Depends: It is normal if u are in early labor, once you are in active labor it may mean the baby is too large for you and it is not putting pressure on the cervix to help dilate it, nature does not always work right but u should be discussing this with your OB u may need a -c-section which is better than forcing something that is not going to happen. ...Read more
Cervix effaces/thins: The cervix is normally thick through most of pregnancy, and usually many uterine contractions and physiologic changes are required to thin it (especially prior to the first delivery). It is important, however, for women to record contractions and keep their obs informed because an examination of the cervix by a trained provider can best determine extent of dilatation of the cervix/onset of labor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 37 weeks pregnant and I have been having contractions for 2 days. My cervix is soft and thin how long before dilating? Baby is lower than usual !
38 weeks having contractions went to hospital, i'm having contractions just not dialating that was at 230 today, still having them. Is this normal?
I keep going to the ER cuz I am having contractions and they keep sending me home and my doctor said I am dielated to 5cm now ?
Baby is coming!: Labor is described at www.Americanpregnancy.Org/labornbirth/firststage.Html with a full-term pregnancy and a normal-sized baby, 5 cm cervix means being in active labor (time to head to the hospital or be at the hospital). If the baby is premature (very small), one should be closely monitored in labor & delivery ward, because such babies can come out even before the doctor notices full dilation. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Contractions are just cramping of the muscle. The uterus may contract when a woman is not pregnant - menstrual cramps are "contractions" of the uterine muscle. In addition, a female orgasm is accompanied by uterine contractions. However, some rhythmic pains in the lower abdomen may be the result of intestinal or ovarian pain. If these persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
I've been having contractions for 3 and a half hours now, growing stronger, and more frequent, im 37w when should I go in?
How can u make contractions stronger? Iv been having contractions for five days now and everytime they seem to be getting stronger it stops! help?
CALL YOUR OB !!!!: If you are far enough 39 weeks you may want to get induced, depending on the situation I do this for my patients, and it is safe to do at or after 39 weeks, what you are describing can happen before you actually go into labor but call your OB ! they may want to tell you things you can do to help the contraxcions if you are far enough along , i tell only my pts certain things they can try. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What happens if i start having contractions but i am not dilating?
- What should i do if my husband does not want to have sex while i am pregnant?
- What should i do if my baby does not like the new foods i am having him try?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What will happen if i am sensitive to wheat but keep eating it?
- What happens after thyroid is removed if i have hashimotos?
- I am having bad cramps but not bleeding not pregnant
- I am allergic to penicillin and i have tonsillitis what should i do if surgery
- Talk to a urgent care specialist online for free