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What If Something Goes Wrong In Labor And I Am With My Midwife
Best judgement: Your midwife will use their best judgement. If it's something that they can handle safely, based on their experience and qualifications, then they will do so. If it's over their head (again, in terms of experience and qualifications), then they will get you to the hospital to protect both you and your baby. Best care -use midwives practicing in the hospital birthing center. ...Read more
Does taking fish oil late in pregnancy (36 wks) - EPA specifically, cause issues with bleeding during labor? My midwife mentioned this
Hi, my midwife says im 2/5 engaged how much more do I have to go, and is it a good sign that i can go into labour soon. Thanks?
I'm having a homebirth, but cannot get hold of my midwife and have gone into active labour and am starting to feel the urge to push, what do I do?
Go to the hospital : If u can't get in touch with u midwife , go to the hospital. ...Read more
Im oblique lie and im 38weeks 2days any reccomendations my midwife has pretty much said to wait till i go into labour and call straight away?
No: There are no scientifically valid techniques for alignment of the baby. There are certain manipulations that's some obstetricians can do that may temporarily shift the position. ...Read more
I'm 41 weeks pregnant on Monday and have been in 'pre-labour' for nearly two weeks. My midwife said I was 1cm dilated yesterday and she performed a membrane sweep, since then have had both yellowish (I was having a little of this pre-sweep but the volume
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33wks pregnant.Sometimes i feelmild aches & cramps in my lower abdomen.Need rest.Checked with midwife, no contractions like pre labour.Then why aches?
What are the benefits of raspberry leaf tea or capsules during pregnancy and labour? Midwifes assure me it makes labour easier, if so how?
Proven benefits,?how: Red raspberry leaf tea has been used since ancient times and modern research confirms it reduces time of labor and birth, lessens pain and reduces the need for Cesarian sections. How it does this is not fully known but is almost certainly related to the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients it contains. See http://tinyurl.com/ovwzd2u and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10754818 ...Read more
Many do not : Great question. It is essential that you ask your midwife that exact question and make sure you clearly understand the protocol. Certified nurse midwives (cnm) generally do have a formal relationship with a doctor. We have one in our practice. Cpms (certified professional midwives) who are not allowed to work in hospitals generally do not have formal on call coverage. Make sure you understand this important difference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I did a urine sample at my first midwife appt, they then asked for a 2nd sample but couldn't tell me why! they have now asked for a 3rd! what's wrong?
Probably nothing: Many people now check urines on pregnant women at each check to monitor proactively for things like signs of infection, protein or blod in urine, monitor fluid status. It is likely this is just part of your midwife's routine and that nothing is wrong at all. It's just like taking your pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs when you're pregnant. ...Read more
12 week scan and the midwife said baby is fine but she couldn't get a clear view and asked me to come back, something about my uterus what's wrong?
Ask midwife: Not enough information here, but probably, the way your uterus was positioned during the "scan" was such that all the mid wife wanted to see was not available to see, ..So having you come back, when the baby may shift a little, would be appropriate to get a better look. But, you need to discuss the definitive reasoning with the midwife to assure all your questions are answered more effectively. ...Read more
Friend of mine felt sick they did tests nothing wrong 5 months later she goes into labor her and her family no one new she was pg had her period. How?
Unusual stories: Unbelievable stories are just that. There is so much more to this story. I would advise you to take her story with a healthy skepticism. Any female who doesn't know she is pregnant is very disconnected to her body and it's physical functions or is lying. ...Read more
I have the worst periods. They are so painful i can barely sit without feeling like im in mid labor. What is wrong with me?
Dysmenorrhea: Probably also with pms. Your periods are controlled by the lower brain and this is easily compromised by lousy diet and vitamin deficiency. It is not a gynecological condition. The brain sends out exaggerated signals that cause the cramps. If you have pm chocolate or salt craving, resist them completely. ...Read more
The boyfriend and i had sex and the next day, i was experiencing labor like pains and i went home from work and was bleeding! what's wrong?
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