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When is the soonest time I can induce labor?

When is the soonest time I can induce labor?

39 weeks: Labor can be induced at anytime. Sometimes we even induce prematurely if the mom or baby are in danger. There are risks of prematurity though. These risks seem to be lessened after 38 completed weeks. So we try to wait until after 39 weeks to induce someone electively. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Labor Induction (Definition)

Induction of labor to deliver the baby sooner may be considered when there are maternal or fetal indications that continuing the ...Read more


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What's the earliest and safest time i can request my labor to be induced?

Term: You should wait until you are fully term, which is 40 weeks. Longer your baby stays inside of you, it can grow in a safe environment. ...Read more

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When is the soonest time during pregnancy that I can get a paternity test?

When is the soonest time during pregnancy that I can get a paternity test?

13 weeks-Blood Only: There is a new option available which uses the small amount of fetal dna present in mom's blood. Unlike other methods, there is no direct sampling of fetal blood/tissue. It requires a cheek swab from dad, but it does require 10 tubes from you. It uses PCR technology to amplify the dna. ...Read more

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How can I help my wife during pregnancy and during labor when that time comes?

How can I help my wife during pregnancy and during labor when that time comes?

Talk to her..: Tell her how beautiful she is, thank her over and over again, massage her back, tie her shoes when she can't reach them anymore, tell her again how beautiful she is. During labor, listen to her - do what she wants you to do at that moment, and realize that request may change 5 seconds later. Be patient with her - she's not sure either from one second to the next what she will need! ...Read more

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When is the safest time to have sex after i give birth?

When is the safest time to have sex after i give birth?

Safest: If by safest you mean to avoid pregnancy then you should wait until you start an effective method of birth control. If you are referring to physical safety then it depends on your physical recovery and whether or not you had any again tearing during delivery. Generally doctors recommend 4-6 weeks but that answer can be individualized if you know the patient ...Read more

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How long does the doctor wait to induce labor after due date? 41 or 42weeks? How do doctors induce labor? How is it done

How long does the doctor wait to induce labor after due date? 41 or 42weeks? How do doctors induce labor? How is it done

Depends: Most doctors will induce at 42 weeks, but some might induce earlier. There are a number of methods used for inducing labor, ranging from stripping cervical membranes to breaking the water to using a combination of medications to soften the cervix and stimulate uterine contractions. ...Read more

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When is the safe and best time to get pregnant again after an abortion?

When is the safe and best time to get pregnant again after an abortion?

As soon as UR ready!: Older dictum was to wait for 3-6 months after a miscarriage before resuming sexual activity. More recent studies show that women who wait have lower fertility rates than women who don't. So, if you are trying to get pregnant, you can determine when you feel ready to resume sexual activity. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent preterm birth, neural tube and cardiac anomalies in your offspring! ...Read more

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When is the best time to try to conceived or how can I know when i'm most fertile?

When is the best time to try to conceived or how can I know when i'm most fertile?

Midcycle: Most women will ovulate about 2 weeks before the next period. It is a good idea to start trying about 3 days before you expect ovulation and continue for a day or so afterwards. ...Read more

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When is the best day to conceive? I can usually feel which day i ovulate? Is it beat before, after, or day of?

When is the best day to conceive? I can usually feel which day i ovulate? Is it beat before, after, or day of?

Ovulation: Good question. One can get pregnant probably during the five days before ovulation. The sperm have to have time to swim through the uterus, out the fallopian tubes and then find an ovulated egg before it is too late to impregnate. So, the days before are best. ...Read more

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Im 33 weeks pregnant... Which month is this and when will my 9 month start? When can I expect the labor pain to start?

A pregnancy: Usually last for 40 weeks. So you have 6-7-8 weeks to go. Are u under an obgyn care? Seems to me ur not as it is the obgyn you should talk all this things with. ...Read more

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Can I use the IUD Immediately after I give birth, same day after the baby comes out? What time is best to use it

Can I use the IUD Immediately after I give birth, same day after the baby comes out? What time is best to use it

Yes you can,however: Yes, you can have an IUD inserted immediately, however, there is a very high risk of infection and expulsion as the uterus involutes(shrinks) and returns to normal size. Since intercourse is "off limits" for at least 2 to 4 weeks thereafter, wait, if you can, to have it inserted at the time of the normal post partum checkup. ...Read more

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My Last baby I had a long labor what positions will help this time to make labor faster?

My Last baby I had a long labor what positions will help this time to make labor faster?

It will be faster: Second labor is likely to be faster. Position is not likely to make any difference. You should discuss your concern with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

When is the earliest you can detect movement from your baby during pregnancy?

Fetal movement : It is possibly to see fetal movement by ultrasound as early as 8weeks from the last menstual cycle. However, one cannot feel it due to its small size. In general, fetal movement is felt from 16 weeks onward with most able to feel movement by 20weeks. First time pregnancies are closer to the 20week mark whereas subsequent pregnancies feel movement earlier. Movement should be regular by 24 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it possible to abort the baby when 3month?

Is it possible to abort the baby when 3month?

Yes: See an appropriate clinician or clinic and the abortion will be done safely with minimal risk to your health. ...Read more

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How long is the spotting supposed to occur when pregnant?

How long is the spotting supposed to occur when pregnant?

There is no : Particular anticipated duration from spotting. Please let your obstetrician know about your spotting. ...Read more

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I am 40 week pregnant, is it true that sex can help to induce labor naturally?

I am 40 week pregnant, is it true that sex can help to induce labor naturally?

Prostaglandins in: Semen can cause contractions. Nipple stimulation releases oxytocin and can make u contract as well. It should be happenning soon. Good luck. Remember, if ur doctor recommends a medical induction consider it. At 42 weeks the risk of perinatal mortality doubles. There is some point at which it's riskier to not get delivered, likely around 41 weeks, and it's not like the baby is getting smaller. ...Read more

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When is the maximum time to expect my period after natural miscarriage?

When is the maximum time to expect my period after natural miscarriage?

About 5-6 weeks: This depends upon how far along you were, but assuming that you were 8 weeks or less, it will take a couple of weeks for the HCG levels to get low enough to "unleash" a new cycle. That is why i assume about 5-6 weeks until the next normal period. If it does not arrive in 6 weeks, a repeat pregnancy test and visit with your ob/gyn is warranted! ...Read more