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What Is The Likelihood That I Will Give Birth Without Needing An Epidural
Birth: There is nothing wrong with giving birth without an epidural. In facet in most countries of the world this is the norm. Western societies use epidurals a lot more than they should. They also do a lot more cesarean sections than other countries. If you want to deliver without an epidural then go for it - there is nothing wrong-its part of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
What to do if I am going to give birth in 7 weeks. I'm trying to decide 100% natural or epidural. any suggestions?
Congrats! : Wait to make that decision until you are in labor and know exactly how much it will hurt. Arm yourself with relaxation and pain mgmt techniques, learn about epidurals and other pain mgmt tools offered at your hospital or birth center. Each labor is different, and there is so much you don't know about it yet- you just have to relax and wait until you are there to make the best decision for you! ...Read more
Why can't I have an epidural and deliver in the water? Why is it that you can't have an epidural and give birth in water?
Infection: An epidural is a sterile procedure that introduces a sterile catheter into a clean, protected area inside the spine. It has to be kept very clean to avoid causing a serious spinal or meningeal infection. Water births are remarkably unsterile in conditions, and so there can be no risk of that water coming anywhere near the epidural site. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need advice on what is the the maximum number of live children a woman can give birth to in a year ?
Record likely 8: I believe the "octomom" who delivered 8 living offspring at one time holds the record for births in a single year.Her pregnancy utilized in vitro implantation and lead all to need hospital care. I don't see many wanting to go after that record anytime soon. I believe the doctor who helped her was sanctioned by his professional board. ...Read more
Is child possible without sex.? Is intercourse necesary to give birth to a child ? Is their chances for natural births without intercourse ? Please.
Egg plus sperm: Yes. But this is an expensive process where sperm is deposited by the doctor into the vaginal canal. Pregnancy can occur without ejaculation if there is vaginal penetration and precum on the penis. But a fertile female can get pregnant as long as there is sperm close to the cervix. ...Read more
We are facing some difficulties to give birth.I've 9 months of being together with my wife without achieved success of put her pregnant.Your advices?
Keep trying: If there is something ion either of your histories that suggests a particular problem then by all means have an evaluation. If not would try another 3-4 months and then if not pregnant an evaluation would be very reasonable. Or if you are stressed out just go now. But keep trying chances are you will be pregnant;. ...Read more
Is it possible to have fibroids removed surgically, and give birth vaginally without complications?
I give birth 8 weeks ago and suffered a 4° tear, i need to try having sex before my check up, i know it's going to hurt but can I prevent it?
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