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How do I know exactly what does childbirth feel like?

How do I know exactly what does childbirth feel like?

VERY painful: The contractions are extremely painful, a cramping type of pain, and the delivery of the baby is also extremely painful. There are options for pain management: from breathing techniques to IV medications to relaxation techniques, to warm water and different positions, or epidural. ...Read more

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What amount does childbirth hurt?

What amount does childbirth hurt?

Varies: DSome women have very little pain with contractions in labor and need no pain medication, but most women do have pain and benefit from some type of pain control management such as IV drugs or and epidural. You should discuss your options with your doctor well before going into labor. ...Read more

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What happens if childbirth is so painful, why do women keep having children?

What happens if childbirth is so painful, why do women keep having children?

Selective forgetting: The running gender joke is that "if men had babies, the human race would never survive".I have been told the joy of the outcome is what allows women to do it more than once. ...Read more

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Need to know what's childbirth coma?

Need to know what's childbirth coma?

Horrible: During childbirth several horrible things can occur to the mother and to the child. Unclear from the question to whom you are referring. Coma of the mother can be caused by intracranial hemorrhage, anoxic damage, severe eclampsia, pituitary apoplexy, etc. In the baby it can be caused by hie (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy). Recovery depends on cause and degree of damage. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what childbirth is like for a 14 year old?

Could you tell me what childbirth is like for a 14 year old?

The experience of: Childbirth is variable among women. However, in general - it can be exhausting and painful. A 14 year old is a child. And although the physical aspects of childbirth are also demanding on a fourteen year old - it is likely to be even more challenging emotionally. Children of this age are usually not emotionally equipped to take on the role of a parent. ...Read more

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What is the bradley childbirth method?

What is the bradley childbirth method?

Natural childbirth: Bradley is a method of childbirth that educates the patient on the birth process and methods to control the pain. Patients that are willing to learn the process do very well. ...Read more

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What is more painful, childbirth or being stabbed by a knife?

There isn't one : Correct answer for this. There can be a great deal of variability in how much pain a woman experiences during childbirth. The pain from being stabbed can also differ depending on the person's pain threshold, what the person is stabbed with (sharp vs dull), depth of stab wound, location etc. ...Read more

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What causes death during childbirth?

What causes death during childbirth?

Several: Massive hemorrhage is the most important killer and is usually controlled with today's treatments (jehovah's witnesses are 66x more likely to die in childbirth); amniotic fluid embolization is rare but kills about 1 mother in 50000. Eclampsia and infection, formerly tremendous killers, are usually manageable today. ...Read more

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Im passing blood clumps and clots, what is normal after childbirth?

Depends: I would think the answer depends on how far out from the delivery you are. Can you give more info? ...Read more

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I have anemia and I am 37 weeks pregnant. What could happen during childbirth and what's the likely hood of me becoming dangerously I'll during labor?

I have anemia and I am 37 weeks pregnant.  What could happen during childbirth and what's the likely hood of me becoming dangerously I'll during labor?

Anemia common: I would say more women are anemic than not at the end of their pregnancies. This is the "norm". Unless you are severely anemic, it will not affect you during labor. You lose blood after giving birth as well, and your doctor will follow this closely. Most doctors check your levels the day after you give birth to decide what further therapy you need. It is rare to need a transfusion, but it happens. ...Read more

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What are complications associated with childbirth?

What are complications associated with childbirth?

Too many to list: This format is totally inadequate to try to even summarize all of the possibilities. You need to try to narrow the focus of your question. ...Read more

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I want to go back to my old weight after childbirth. What is a quick way?

I want to go back to my old weight after childbirth. What is a quick way?

Best + quickest way: For new mothers who want something quick, free, healthful for baby, satisfying for all, there is only one "weight loss" method that will do all that: breastfeeding. Consider taking a prenatal class or meeting with a lactation consultant or OB to find out about the technique and all the benefits including losing weight. ...Read more

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Other than childbirth, what can cause a rectocele?

Lifting.: Childbirth is the biggest risk factor. Other risks are chronic constipation, repetitive heavy lifting, chronic cough or respiratory issues, connective tissue disorder and obesity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout childbirth, what exactly happens with women with small hips?

Can you tell me if throughout childbirth, what exactly happens with women with small hips?

No difference: Hip size should not interfere with your ability to carry your baby. Many women with small hips are still able to have natural births as well. They used to measure bone size to determine if natural birth was possible but this was not shown to help. Most women are allowed to labor and as long as progress is being made, the assumption is that they can delivery vaginally. Best wishes! ...Read more

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True that vaginas expand immensely and look very different from what they used to before childbirth? Or do they go back to normal size? (Not hymen)

True that vaginas expand immensely and look very different from what they used to before childbirth? Or do they go back to normal size? (Not hymen)

Back to normal size: Women (and their body parts) usually go back to "normal size" after delivering a baby. The issue here is actually, "What is normal size?" What is normal after having one baby, is not the same as what was normal before having a baby. Likewise, a NORMAL 30 year-old woman does not have the same identical features as a NORMAL 20-year-old woman. Everyone changes over time and through events. ...Read more

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Hemerroids during childbirth, what to do?

Hemerroids during childbirth, what to do?

Hemorroids: Hemorrhoid during child birth is common. Try after having the baby to do sitz bath, drink a lot of water and eat fibers in your diet to help reduce the hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What do people always say you need to "boil water" during childbirth? What is it for?

What do people always say you need to "boil water" during childbirth? What is it for?

Retro moments: After the general understanding of germs and their contribution to disease and death.Boiling water to use it to sterilize linen and or interments used in procedure became standard. In hospitals today, the equipment is sterilized in autoclaves long before the procedures.Drapes and other linen are likewise sterilized and stored in protected areas until needed. ...Read more

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Is it nessessary to have ultrasound as my parents dn't want me to go for ultrasound ,they want natural grand childbirth, what should i do now?

Is it nessessary to have ultrasound as my parents dn't want me to go for ultrasound ,they want natural grand childbirth, what should i do now?

Ultrasound: Hi, I think it's crucial to have ultrasound during pregnancy to make sure the fetus grows normally and there is no abnormality. Having Ultrasound doesn't mean your parents won't have a natural grandchild. Please follow the OB recommendations. ...Read more

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Is lumbar radiculopathy 4 life? Pain for weeks, ease up awhile, only to return again. No disc problem nor childbirth. What cause pain come/go?

Is lumbar radiculopathy 4 life? Pain for weeks, ease up awhile, only to return again. No disc problem nor childbirth. What cause pain come/go?

MRI: Pressure on a nerve root by a spur or disk may not disappear, but can be treated if an MRI documents their presence. A neurosurgeon could evaluate you for epidural injections or surgery for example. ...Read more

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