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What Is Childbirth
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Depends: I would think the answer depends on how far out from the delivery you are. Can you give more info? ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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?
I'm 8 weeks pregnant, 24, and terrified that I'm going to die during childbirth! What are my chances? How does that happen?
Very rare: Have the baby in a good hospital, follow the prenatal advice. Eat properly. ...Read more
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?
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