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When Do First Time Moms Start To Show
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18-20 weeks: Everyone is different. First-time mom's typically feel fluttering or light tapping sometime between 18-20 weeks. Stronger kicking and rolling movements will be felt later. ...Read more
Yes: Should be checked on closely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Its safe: During the course of you labor after 4cm dilation you will start to have cramps. They are bearable the epidural will put local anesthetic in the epidural space ousdside the spine and it will greatly reduce the pain. The baby gets very little if any medication. It can also be used in the event you need a c section so you will be awake but without pain ...Read more
What is the longest that a first time mom ca expect to push for? 2, 3, 4, or 5 hrs? Or no time limit?
Birthing Baby: I am sure your prenatal book that you have been reading during your pregnancy talks about this. But, there is absolutely no way to give you any valid or verifiable answer. My experience is that women are in general similar to their mothers enough that this can be a guide on what to expect. But, each pregnancy is different. Your ob/gyn will be able to assist you once you are in labor. ...Read more
What is the percentage of first time moms (age 28) miscarriages? I was told only 20% of 1st time moms carry to term, 80 % miscarry...
You : You have the statistic backwards. The miscarriage rate for first time moms is about 12-15% and thus 85-88% deliver. Now the risk of miscarriage goes up with age and older moms have higher risks. Since you are only 28 (peak age for fertility), you should do well. If you have a miscarriage then the risk for the second pregnancy to miscarry is up to 25-30%. About 1/500 couples have recurrent pregnancy loss and miscarry over and over. So, you should be reassured that you will have a great chance for a healthy pregnancy. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often does a first time mom after delivering tear, and what can one do to prevent tearing or episionmy?
Most have a little: It's not uncommon to have a small tear with the delivery of a first baby. Good control with delivery will help. ...Read more
Why does my mom get different readings.First time its 140 then comes to 120 in a gap of few seconds.She takes it in digital machines.
Need to wait.: If someone repeatedly checks their blood pressure on the same arm two and three times successively, one would see that the numbers go down. This is not accurate, though, but more reflective of the repeated effect of the BP cuff on the vasculature. One must wait ten minutes before checking the BP again on the same arm. For quick repetition, check on the opposite arm. ...Read more
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