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Doctor insights on: When Can I Start Using Tampons After Childbirth

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How many women die in childbirth?

How many women die in childbirth?

16-17 per 100,000: Published in the lancet journal in 2010, the rate of maternal death in the us was 16.7 per 100, 000 live births. Ranked 39th in the world, the higher mortality is probably linked to older age and obesity. ...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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Help please? How painful is childbirth?

Help please? How painful is childbirth?

Extremely variable.: The childbirth experience can be quite different from one child to another (same woman). I found it painful - (but a small list of other problems have caused more pain). ...Read more

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How can I minimize the pain of childbirth?

How can I minimize the pain of childbirth?

Several choices: For those who want to experience as little pain as possible, there are several choices. Non-medical options include hypnotherapy, guided imagery and visualization techniques, and massage. For those seeking medical interventions, the standard options include narcotic analgesia and epidural anesthesia. Narcotics (those in the morphine family) take the edge off pain at the level of the brain, making you care less about the pain, even though you still feel it. These neurological effects may leave you feeling sleepy, euphoric, or “out of it.” Epidural anesthesia doesn’t affect the brain’s pain centers in the same way, so you’re more likely to feel alert and awake. The epidural numbs the body from the waist down, making you feel pressure, but no- or little- pain, until the very end, when you may feel a bit of pain just as the baby comes out. If you’re very early in labor (less than 4 centimeters dilated), your doctor may encourage you to choose narcotic analgesia until your labor is more active, when you may choose an epidural. If you’re further along, such as 8 centimeters dilated, your doctor may discourage you from using narcotics, since they can depress the respiration of the newborn. In my experience, patients experience the best relief from pain when they combine non-medical pain management techniques with narcotics early in labor and then an epidural in active labor. ...Read more

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What are some reasons women die in childbirth?

What are some reasons women die in childbirth?

Multiple: Infections, bleeding, blood clots to the lungs, complications of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (which can include stroke or ruptured liver), amniotic fluid embolism, and death from partner violence, to name a few. ...Read more

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What are main reasons women die in childbirth?

What are main reasons women die in childbirth?

Die in childbirth: In the days of the cowboys and pioneers to this country some women died of hemmorrage after childbirth. Now, allthough those complications appear once in a while, good medicine has almost negated maternal fetalaties. ...Read more

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What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

Bleeding, high BP: Sadly, women are still dying around the world during childbirth. Some conditions could be prevented by better care and closer hospitals. Others cannot. Over the ages, leading causes of death eg infection have been better controlled in developed nations. However, it is still difficult to prevent progression of rising blood pressure as in preeclampsia and bleeding from placental or uterine problems. ...Read more

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How does can a person exactly die from childbirth?

How does can a person exactly die from childbirth?

Childbirth: Many possible ways especially with c-section. Anesthesia, allergic reaction to medication, blood clots especially pulmonary embolus, bleeding, reaction to blood products if transfused, infection, toxemia or extremely high blood pressure, stroke, seizure, etc... ...Read more