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Will Lifting Cause 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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