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Why Do I Have Heavy Bleeding While In Labor
I have ectropian cervix, after intercourse I bleed but the problem my drs can't figure out why my uterus contracts like its in labor for couple days?
Been on very heavy period for 3 weeks now severe pain feels like I'm in labor and am passing clots I feel weak from the labor like pain ER visit?
I found out a couple months ago that I am anemic. My periods are to heavy and my cramps feel like I am in labor. I am not pregnant. What should I do.
Further work-up: Anemia is common in woman with heavy periods and is due to iron deficiency. Bleeding leads to loss of iron which has to be replaced with pills or as an infusion. A gynecologist should be seen to see if there is medication to reduce the intensity of the menses and your primary care should do a work-up for iron deficiency and treat or refer you to a hematologist as needed. ...Read more
Depends!: Such a big question for 400 characters. For most, it will be a great experience. For a few, it will be stressful. Ask your family members and friends that have had babies, and your physician as well. It will be a new experience for you no matter what! Make sure your doc or midwife answers all your questions before you go into labor. A tour of l and d is usually available. ...Read more
Stay active: Staying active during pregnancy has many benefits fr your body before, during and after delivery, as well as mood benefits. Walking and even running can be done well into pregnancy. Stretches and yoga poses (gentle) ones keep flexibility good and train you in controlled breathing. Kegel or pelvic floor exercises help you connect with those important muscles. Good luck for a gentle journey! ...Read more
Other sx's?: When you are starting labor your water may break or you may have blood in vaginal discharge. The baby may feel like s/he had dropped lower. Nausea or loose stools may be present. Contractions may be strong, regular and don't cease until delivery. There may also be back pain. ...Read more
Probably not: In the event something would happen and you would need a C-section the risk of vomiting and aspiration would be greatly increased. Some physicians do allow ice chips or clear liquids and some do allow one to eat but I do not recommend it. ...Read more
Cervical change: Labor is defined as cervical change in the presence of regular uterine contractions. Slow cervical change < 1 CM per hour is considered latent labor, while faster cervical change is considered active labor. Active labor typically onsets at about 4 CM of dilatation, but this can vary. ...Read more
Hospital tour: Birthing experiences vary widely to each person, facility and family. Schedule tours with the birthing center where the delivery may occur, and discuss the different birthing plan options available. You will likely be surprised at how much information you will gather and it will make the entire experience less stressful. ...Read more
No: You should definitely have this discussion with your doctors. If you have no medical problems and have a normal pregnancy and expect normal, spontaneous labor then there are very few things your doctors may insist on. For example they may want to monitor the baby during labor periodically. If you want an epidural then you will need to have an IV placed and have the baby monitored all the time. ...Read more
Midwife: Midwife actually has the training to carry out uncomplicated deliveries, l&d nurse assist during the labor and delivery. ...Read more
Hydration: Many patients aren't able to take enough fluids orally during labor because they may be nauseated and they can become dehydrated. Iv fluids can prevent dehydration. Additionally, they provide access to administer any medications that may be necessary in labor such as antibiotics or pain meds. Finally, if a cesarean section becomes necessary, the IV allows the anesthesiologist to have access. ...Read more
Repeat contractions: Repeat contractions that are minutes apart especially close to your due date. ...Read more
Pain meds & fetus: The answer is yes for narcotic medications. All of them will get into the babies circulation and make him/her drowsy or floppy at birth, occasionally requiring breathing resuscitation. The epidural form of anesthesia does not have a direct affect on baby's tone or consciousness, but is associated with maternal low blood pressure and delay in the 2nd stage of labor. So they all have some affect. ...Read more
Yes: But the push from the abdominal wall is not necessary. Quadriplegic women can have natural deliveries without problems. It just takes longer. ...Read more
Pros: relief from labor pains and a much more relaxed/calm birth experience
cons: labor may be prolonged by about 30 minutes, a mild fever in the mother, brief discomfort during placement of the epidural
it is important to note that epidurals do not increase the risk of cesarean delivery or cause long-term back pain. ...Read more
•If the woman is regularly following with her Obstetrician or Midwife, after 38 weeks of pregnancy, discuss Plan for labor pains.
•Follow course of Tornado or Hurricane
•Call Obstetrician or Midwife BEFORE Tornado or Hurricane to discuss:
•Labor pains Status
•Admission to the hospital;
•Staying near the hospital
•Regular Telephone contacts
•Express feelings to the family and ask for support. ...Read more
Yes: There have been reports of this.Get a more detailed answer ›
Two way street: You have complete control over medical decisions that concern you. Since you have a baby inside you, your doctor in responsible for both patients. Certain medical conditions place the mom's needs at odds with the baby's. All medical decisions should be discussed with you and you have the right to participate in your care. ...Read more
MINIMAL RISK OF BLEE: In a study with close follow up and detailed guidelines of management of delivery, produced very very low rate of immediate and late bleeding. Desmopressin was effective and safein preventing significant bleeding at delivery in most of the patients. ...Read more
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