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What if something goes wrong in labor and I am with my midwife?

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

How do a midwife and a labor and delivery nurse differ?

Midwife: Midwife actually has the training to carry out uncomplicated deliveries, l&d nurse assist during the labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Do midwife's do any tests when you are in labor?

Yes they do: Like any provider during labor they monitor the mother and the baby's well being, mainly through heart rate and blood pressure monitoring. ...Read more

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Can midwives give you pills during labor?

Can midwives give you pills during labor?

Probably: In most states, certified nurse midwives are independent practitioners with the ability to write prescriptions. They are very well trained. Lay midwives are not licensed and are unable to prescribe medications. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

33wks pregnant.Sometimes i feelmild aches & cramps in my lower abdomen.Need rest.Checked with midwife, no contractions like pre labour.Then why aches?

Being Pregnant: You have a ten pound mass growing in your pelvis. Between the baby and the blood and the fluid and a stretching uterus there is not a lot of room and there will be aches and pains and discomfort. This is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of raspberry leaf tea or capsules during pregnancy and labour? Midwifes assure me it makes labour easier, if so how?

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

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If something goes wrong do midwife's team with on-call ob/gyns?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What are some things that could go wrong in labor?

What are some things that could go wrong in labor?

Baby too big: The most common things that could go 'wrong' are that the baby is too big for your pelvis. If this happens you would need a c-section. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could doctor be wrong bout when I go into labor?

Could doctor be wrong bout when I go into labor?

That's a possibility: Sometimes Mother Nature tricks us. The estimate could be spot on or may not be. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

It depends: This situation depends upon where you were in your menstrual cycle. Part of the orgasmic response involves uterine contractions and if close enough to menses, may actually trigger the onset of the menstrual period. ...Read more