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Who is typically in the room when a woman gives birth?

Who is typically in the room when a woman gives birth?

Del team & your fam: For most uncomplicated deliveries your doctor and nurse will be present as well as another nurse to care for the baby. You should then decide who else you would like and who would make you more comfortable. You may want your partner, special friends and family. ...Read more

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What happens to the baby in the womb of a mother who undergoes an emergency appendectomy?

What happens to the baby in the womb of a mother who undergoes an emergency appendectomy?

Usually just fine: Unless moms DX is delayed & her course complicated by systemic infection / intensive care etc. The baby should be fine. Baby is insulated from many of moms stresses. As long as blood and nutrient flow thru the placenta continues without interruption, it is just another day for baby. That said, success depends on the skill of the surgeon, OB & anesthesia team to keep baby safe. ...Read more

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How should you perform the heimlich maneuver on someone who is very obese or in the last term of pregnancy?

How should you perform the heimlich maneuver on someone who is very obese or in the last term of pregnancy?

The same way: The heimlich maneuver in obese and pregnant patients is done the same way, but the technique of pressing just under the sternum(chest bone) from behind upwards with both arms to the patient must be absolutely accurate and not squeezing the abdomen. ...Read more

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When is the latest a woman can abort?

When is the latest a woman can abort?

Depends on reason: Don't think there's a set gestational age limit for having an abortion. Abortion is legal if done before the fetus is viable (usually before 24 wk), or at anytime when abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the woman, or if the fetus has a serious genetic defect or abnormality. If exact details are important, one should see a local ob-gyn, because there may be state law variations. ...Read more

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What is the earliest number of week s pregnant when a baby can survive being born early in the neonatal iuc?

What is the earliest number of week s pregnant when a baby can survive being born early in the neonatal iuc?

23 to 24 weeks: Infants can frequently survive at this age, but many of them have severe morbidities such as cerebral palsy, chronic lung disease, failure to thrive (grow) and future school problems. ...Read more

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When you go to a nursing home and everyone in a chair is in the lobby near the nurses, is that ok?

When you go to a nursing home and everyone in a chair is in the lobby near the nurses, is that ok?

Not great: If they are there for a short time, ok. If it is all day, they are missing individual and group activities and the lack of such activities can actually cause and not prevent agitated behaviors. ...Read more

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What is the process taken when a woman is in labor and has her period?

What is the process taken when a woman is in labor and has her period?

Doesn't fit: If you are in labor & bleeding at the same time it is likely from the placenta and reason for you to go to the hospital now for an urgent evaluation. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Which is the perfect time to exercise after giving birth to a child?

Which is the perfect time to exercise after giving birth to a child?

No perfect time: There is no perfect time to exercise. If you had a normal vaginal delivery without complication you can exercise as soon as you feel up to it. If you had complications or a vaginal tear then get clearance from your Obgyn. ...Read more

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What is the survival percent in delivery when a woman's ovaries and bladder are united or attached?

What is the survival percent in delivery when a woman's ovaries and bladder are united or attached?

Shouldn't affect: It seems you have been told you have adhesions or scar tissue in the pelvis. If you are pregnant, this should not affect survival of the baby. If you are not yet pregnant this could affect fertility or the ability to achieve pregnancy. Sometimes surgery is required to release the scar tissue. ...Read more

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How can a woman breasfeed when their baby is stuck in the neonatal intensive care?

How can a woman breasfeed when their baby is stuck in the neonatal intensive care?

Pump breast milk: Infants can be given breast milk with a bottle or through a nasogastric tube. The breast milk should be fortified if it is a premature infant. If the infant is mature enough to suck, mom can nurse in the nicu if the infant is stable. ...Read more

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What may be the consequences of placing the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) in a woman who has not had a child before?

What may be the consequences of placing the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel) in a woman who has not had a child before?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) use...: Mirena (levonorgestrel) use in patients who have not had a child is safe, and its a recent new indication backed by solid medical information. So its safe and does not increase the risk of infertility, provided you do not develop pelvic inflammatory disease while wearing it. ...Read more

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What method would one use to have a child in a discordant couple where the man is negative and the woman is HIV positive?

What method would one use to have a child in a discordant couple where the man is negative and the woman is HIV positive?

Artificial: insemination. The sperm of the man could be injected into the vagina of the woman. The woman should preferably be treated before hand to avoid transmitting the infection to the baby. ...Read more

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What method would one use to have a child in a discordant couple where the man is negative and the woman is HIV positive?

What method would one use to have a child in a discordant couple where the man is negative and the woman is HIV positive?

Antiretrovirals: There are standard protocols of anti retrovirals for pregnancy which have reduced HIV transmission to the newborn to negligible numbers in recent years. ...Read more