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I had my son almost 4 months ago via my second c section. (I did go into labor first) off&on bleeding. At times within 2 weeks. No period in two month?

I had my son almost 4 months ago via my second c section. (I did go into labor first) off&on bleeding. At times within 2 weeks. No period in two month?

C-section: it is normal for women to bleed intermittently after birth c- section or not from 4-8 weeks. It is also not unusual for periods not to start immediately after birth especially if you are nursing. This does however, not protect you from pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why does labor take such a long time for first-time moms?

Why does labor take such a long time for first-time moms?

It does not always: Take a long time, I have had pts push the 1st baby out in 5-15 minutes while other women took 2 hours, once u have had a vag del if the 2nd baby is not any bigger it usually takes less time because the vaginal canal has been stretched out from the 1st delivery, but sometimes the baby can get stuck so your health care prof should be skilled enough to know that and when to do a section if necessary. ...Read more

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Does it make a difference being first time mom or not to the time between baby drops and labor starts ?

Does it make a difference being first time mom or not to the time between baby drops and labor starts ?

Depends: Every pregnancy and labor is different for each woman and even for each time for the same woman. Typically the first pregnancy has a longer labor period, but be patient and follow your doctor's advice and stay healthy and ready to bring a life into this world! ...Read more

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3cm dilated 80% Effaced +1 station, 36 weeks. Is there an estimated time for when I will go into labor. I know It's possible to go 40wks, just curious?

3cm dilated 80% Effaced +1 station, 36 weeks. Is there an estimated time for when I will go into labor. I know It's possible to go 40wks, just curious?

Cervical change: 3 cm dilation and 80% effacement is significant and there is a risk of labor at any time. Every additional day that you carry your baby is beneficial to the baby. It would be best for your baby is you did not deliver before 40 weeks. You should limit activity as much as possible and see your doctor frequently. If your water breaks prior to starting labor pains, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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40 weeks 2cm dilated 50% thinned. Going to LD tomorrow for the baby to be checked out. Can i go into labor any time or should I asked to be induced?

40 weeks 2cm dilated 50% thinned. Going to LD tomorrow for the baby to be checked out. Can i go into labor any time or should I asked to be induced?

Any time: Sounds like you are almost there. You can asked to be induced...That is between you and your ob. Acupuncture can also get labor started if you are that ready (and at 40 weeks, i understand.). ...Read more

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What is the usual time a woman will go into labor before her due date?

What is the usual time a woman will go into labor before her due date?

The week before...: The week before the due date, many women go into labor. The due date is an estimated date of delivery, but babies are very often born a few days before or a few days after their due dates (it is not very predictable exactly when the mom will go into labor). ...Read more