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Why Is It So Painful To Give Birth
Two answers: The first-physiology, it is not that easy to get a cantaloupe sized baby head to pass through your vagina. Just think how painful a large stool can be and quintuplify it. The second- part of the divine plan and miracle of birth-the answers to which we are not privy to. I speculate that this magnifies the maternal child bonding magic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been getting painful pressure like my uterus has fallen almost like when you have to give birth i am 46 and no periods for awhile ?
Prolapse: It surely sounds like you need an examination urgently at your Gynecologist's office. ...Read more
I have a huge bloated stomach, it is very painful it looks like im due to give birth. It distends from under my breast's down to top of my pelvis, to the touch it is rock hard and you can feel lumps in different places, im scared stiff please offer me som
See your doctor: This is something that needs to be evaluated. There are a number of things this could be, some more worrisome than others. Don't put it off any longer. Find a physician in your area. ...Read more
Many things: Women experience emotion about the baby and curiosity about its health, appearance. They often want to block out others and focus on the precious bundle in their arms or under the warmer. Some develop the shivers. A few have bleeding which must be evaluated and stopped by the doctors. But most feel relief that they delivered and, above all, that their newborn is in the best condition possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risky behavior: My wife's pregnancy with our son was textbook perfect until her water broke (in the hospital). Then our son's fetal heart rate plummeted. He was born by emergency c section 5 minutes later and is now a cute, active and bright 4 year old. If we had been at home the delay would have resulted in severe brain damage. This could not have been predicted or prevented, which is why we have hospitals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exhilarating!!!: Obviously, i've never done it...But, I have witnessed enough to tell you it is nothing to be afraid or intimidated about! ricky lake and abby epstein just release the sequel to business of being born, called more business of being born. I went to the premier in la and it was amazing! watch the series of films and see for yourself. Everyone has a different and +/- gratifying experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With a midwife: For normal (not high-risk) pregnancies home births have better outcomes than hospital births but it is crucial to have a skilled midwife. Not all midwives do home deliveries but many do. See www.naturalbirthblog.com/find-a-midwife/ to help locate a good midwife. You may want to interview 2 or 3 to find one you really like. I also advise reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5-1-1 or 5-1-2: In general, contractions will come and go and may not be labor. Only when they are regular, every 4-5 min apart or sooner, and when that lasts more than 1-2 hours is it usually labor. If your bag of water breaks, call your doctor and plan to head to hospital. "the rule: 5 min apart, lasting 1 minute, continuing for more than 1-2 hours." always make sure your baby is moving well. ...Read more
While I appreciate..: The romantic idea of a home delivery, i would advocate for delivery in a hospital setting. All of the necessary tools and expertise are readily available to address any issue that might occur. This may not be the case at home, and the consequences can be significant for both mom and baby. Moreover, high level perinatal care is immediately available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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