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What are the indications and nursing care for preterm labor treatment?

What are the indications and nursing care for preterm labor treatment?

Preterm labor: To evaluate a patient for premature labor, it is essential to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart beat. An early cervical examination and a follow up cervical examination will tell if there has been cervical change. Cervical change is a hallmark of premature labor. If there is cervical change, then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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How early do they try to stop preterm labor?

How early do they try to stop preterm labor?

About 22+ weeks: After 22+ weeks of gestation many ob's will attempt to use tocolytics to stop labor, especially if the mother has had repeat pregnancy losses. Viability of a live fetus however is dependant upon the nicu of the hospital and its' care until the fetal lungs are mature enough to breathe and survive once pre-term delivery occurs. ...Read more

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Had preterm labor at 21weeks due to water broke early, don't know the cause, loss baby.What are the chances for it to happen again if pregnant?

Had preterm labor at 21weeks due to water broke early, don't know the cause, loss baby.What are the chances for it to happen again if pregnant?

Asking your OB: I would ask this question of your ob. They will have experience examining you and know all of your test results, things that none of us here know about you. Any answer we give you here will be pure speculation. ...Read more

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Can heavy lifting cause water broke early or can it cause preterm labor?

Possible : But unlikely . More probably you would hurt your back. If you have an incompetent cervix or are dilated it is possible the activity of very heavy lifting may cause preterm labor or water to break. ...Read more

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Went I to preterm labor at 32w. Able to stop it. I'm 35+2 and 2cm dilated. Is there a chance to have this baby early too?

Went I to preterm labor at 32w. Able to stop it. I'm 35+2 and 2cm dilated. Is there a chance to have this baby early too?

Possible: It is still possible to go into early labor. But at this time the likelihood of having a safe delivery and healthy baby are higher. Follow you doctor's instructions closely and you may be able to postpone delivery longer. Best wishes and congratulations! ...Read more

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Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?

Is sex safe in the third trimester? Can it cause preterm labor? What positions are best? Is oral sex ok?

Sex 3rd trimester: It is safe to have sex in the third trimester, as long as your partner is positioned so that his weight isn't on your tummy. Lying at the edge of a bed with your partner standing is usually the easiest. It is unlikely to cause preterm labor. Oral sex is ok. ...Read more

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My idiot ob says he will not stop preterm labor at 34 weeks citing no risks. What are the true risks for baby if born that early?

My idiot ob says he will not stop preterm labor at 34 weeks citing no risks. What are the true risks for baby if born that early?

Preterm risks: In fact, most obs will not stop labor at 34 weeks. The baby is in most cases mature enough. The concern is possible underdevelopment of the lung, but even in the 1% where that happens the treatments are very effective. So the only indication for stopping labor would be something like fetal distress or abnormal placement of the placenta. ...Read more

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30 weeks pregnant high risk for preterm labor and have been put on strict bed rest. Can I use at home treatment for a yeast infection?

30 weeks pregnant high risk for preterm labor and have been put on strict bed rest. Can I use at home treatment for a yeast infection?

Call your Doctor: You are 30 weeks and high risk, you need to be comfortable sending any and all questions to your doctor or midwife. This is a good question here but a risk this is not yeast. Any uncertainty is unacceptable in your situation. If anyone at the other end of the phone acts annoyed with your questions that is their problem, not yours. Call all questions in to your provider from here on out! good luck. ...Read more

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I don't understand why I went into preterm labor again?

I don't understand why I went into preterm labor again?

PreTerm Labor: We don't know the reason for ptl but if you had one ptl then you are at risk for this to happen again. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I don't understand why I went into preterm labor? What are the causes?

I don't understand why I went into preterm labor?  What are the causes?

Largely unknown...: Pretem labor is a blanket/umbrella diagnosis for a wide spectrum of conditions that result in fetal stress and uterine contractions. Such conditions include: infections, poor growth, placental failure, bleeding, too much amniotic fluid, multifetal pregnancies, trauma, fetal anomalies causing hydrops or heary failure, etc. Most of the time there is no diagnosis and preterm labor is "idiopathic". ...Read more

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Why isn't terbutaline approved by the fda for preterm labor?

Why isn't terbutaline approved by the fda for preterm labor?

Side effect profile.: Terbutaline can block the uterine contractions of the final common pathway leading to preterm labor, however it does nothing to address the etiology of preterm contractions and has significant and potentially life-threatening maternal side effects with tachycardia, hyperglycemia and arrhythmias. There is little evidence that terbutaline (a brochodilator by design) is useful for long-term tocolysis. ...Read more

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How can I avoid preterm labor?

How can I avoid preterm labor?

We MFMs wish we knew: Physicians and nurses who care for pregnant patients, physicians and all other providers who take care of preemies through their lifetimes, parents and researchers have looked at many ways to prevent preterm labor and delivery and its effects on children and families. At this point we do not even know all the causes. Plus we often lack treatment. Funding of research is what we need along with care. ...Read more

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How can I tell if this is preterm labor?

Be suspicious!: First baby? Expected when? Some cramping- contractions do come and go! you have some time to be observant, and call OB to alert them. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Preterm labor?

What is the definition or description of: Preterm labor?

Preterm labor: Preterm labor =regular uterine contractions before 37 weeks of pregnancy with accompanying cervical changes in preparation for delivery. ...Read more

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Why do triplets have preterm labor?

Why do triplets have preterm labor?

Basic mechanics occ.: Whether it contains triplets, one big baby or extra amniotic fluid, the uterine muscle can only stretch so far before it starts to contract. Similarly fibers holding the cervix closed can only withstand so much weight and pressure before it begins to thin and to open up. A similar thing might happen to a single amniotic sac these (contractions, dilating, bag breaking) can lead to labor, delivery. ...Read more

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Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of preterm labor?

What are signs and symptoms of preterm labor?

What did your OB doc: Say this is a ? U should be directing to your health care provider , just like i expalin all of this to my OB pts. Some are contartcions, pains in teh uterus , increase discahrge, etc. If u are worried u need to call your provider now to be evaluated as u do not want to catch taht too late. ...Read more