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Will the strain of lifting weights cause premature labor?

Will the strain of lifting weights cause premature labor?

Unlikely: If you do not have a history of premature delivery then lifting weights generally does not cause premature delivery. It can however cause back problems or pulled muscles. I recommend not repeatedly lifting anything more than thirty pounds during the third trimester. ...Read more

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What causes the labor to start?

What causes the labor to start?

Fetal control.: Current theories (supported by pretty conclusive data) suggest that the fetus is in control of labor initiation at term and preterm (in most cases without infection, trauma, abruption). When the fetal brain is mature and stressed enough by the confines of in utero life, it stimulates the fetal adrenal gland setting in motion a cascade that leads to uterine contractions and delivery. ...Read more

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I don't understand why I went into preterm labor? What are the causes?

I don't understand why I went into preterm labor?  What are the causes?

Largely unknown...: Pretem labor is a blanket/umbrella diagnosis for a wide spectrum of conditions that result in fetal stress and uterine contractions. Such conditions include: infections, poor growth, placental failure, bleeding, too much amniotic fluid, multifetal pregnancies, trauma, fetal anomalies causing hydrops or heary failure, etc. Most of the time there is no diagnosis and preterm labor is "idiopathic". ...Read more

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Could an epidural given for labor cause adhd?

Could an epidural given for labor cause adhd?

Not that I know of.: As far as i know there is no connection between epidural for labor and add/adhd. ...Read more

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Prolonged labor causes?

Prolonged labor causes?

Fetal/maternal size.: Large babies and small/large mothers have higher likelihood of prolonged labors. Other causes: maternal uterine fibroids, intraamniotic infections, magnesium sulfate, malpresentation. ...Read more

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Could my labor cause endometriosis?

Could my labor cause endometriosis?

No: Endmoetriosis usually becomes dormant during pregnancy. There are some case reports of endometriosis occuring outside the pelvic cavity but theese are rare. Labor and endometriosis don't usually go together, but your doctor may be able to better answer after further questioning. ...Read more

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Can taking mirilax cause me to go in to labor?

Can taking mirilax cause me to go in to labor?

Always a first..: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a lavage agent that improves the ease of defecating. I'm not aware of a bowel movement inducing labor, but I guess there's always a first. Its typically best to, & I recommend that you, check with your obstetrician before taking any product to assess if its safe in your unique circumstance. ...Read more

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Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

Will having amnio cause preterm labor?

It can.: Amniocentesis involves introducing a fine needle into the pregnancy sac to retrieve some amniotic fluid for fetal dna testing. That technique had inherent risks for complications, including preterm labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes. The risk for any of these complications to occur is <1%, but is real and devastating if they do occur. ...Read more

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Could a burst appendix cause labored breathing and why?

Could a burst appendix cause labored breathing and why?

Yes: Yes because the ruptured appendix will spread infection inside the abdomen that will reach the diaphragm which what separate the chest from the abdomen and that will cause labored breathing in addition the infected abdomen becomes paralyzed and increased pressure and that will push against the lung and can caused labored breathing if you have any of that do not mess with it go to the er right away. ...Read more