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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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Can heavy lifting cause water broke early or can it cause preterm labor?

Can heavy lifting cause water broke early or can it cause preterm labor?

Possible : But unlikely . More probably you would hurt your back. If you have an incompetent cervix or are dilated it is possible the activity of very heavy lifting may cause preterm labor or water to break. ...Read more

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Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? Can it cause harm? I'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room

Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? Can it cause harm? I'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room

Not necessarily: you need to have risk factors for the placental ubruption, as high blood pressure, abnormally situated placenta, etc, if the baby is kicking well , no pain, no vaginal bleeding, you should be fine, in addition to avoiding over-exertion and having enough rest as you can afford, call your doctor for an exam / ultrasound for reassurance ...Read more

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Can Lifting heavy things while pregnant hurt the baby in third trimester ? Will it cause early labor or miscarriage/still birth?

Can Lifting heavy things while pregnant hurt the baby in third trimester ? Will it cause early labor or miscarriage/still birth?

Generally safe : In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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Will lifting lighter weights still cause strain on the cervix?

Will lifting lighter weights still cause strain on the cervix?

Yes: Anything that uses your belly muscles will cause strain on the cervix. Unless you have a shortened cervix, a cerclage or preterm cervical changes, it shouldn't make any difference. The main reason to watch how much weight you lift while pregnant is to protect your back. Once you are past about 18 weeks, your abdominals give out and all the work of standing upright goes to your low back. ...Read more

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What can cause spermatic cord pain during workout and weight lifting?

What can cause spermatic cord pain during workout and weight lifting?

Possibly a hernia!!!: Get yourself seen to by a general surgeon, to determine if you have a hernia or not. ...Read more

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Can stretching to much cause a placental abruption?

Can stretching to much cause a placental abruption?

Probably not: If your stretching is putting a lot of pressure on your abdomen (and uterus) you could potentially cause a problem such as a placental abruption. Normal stretching is unlikely to be harmful in any way to the preganancy. ...Read more

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Can kegel exercises reverse a bladder and bowel prolapse - mild to moderate caused by pregnancy? Will stopping breastfeeding help?

Can kegel exercises reverse a bladder and bowel prolapse - mild to moderate caused by pregnancy? Will stopping breastfeeding help?

Here are some ...: Everything happening in your pelvis is not uncommon in few women after childbirths and could not be cured but managed with procedures after balancing the equation between medical necessity and professional possibilities. Pelvic floor muscle exercise (Kegel's) wouldn't reverse but may ease the pace of worseing & breastfeeding wouldn't help pelvic floor muscle weakness. The culprit is childbirth &.. ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy weights in gym increase intra abdominal pressure and break the hymen?

Can lifting heavy weights in gym increase intra abdominal pressure and break the hymen?

It doesn't matter: No, but it doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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Can weight machine training or certain exercises cause more damage in vaginal prolapse after menopause? Will a Pessary or tampon help during exercise?

Can weight machine training or certain exercises cause more damage in vaginal prolapse after menopause? Will a Pessary or tampon help during exercise?

Weighty problem: Yes, the weight machine will cause you to hold your breath and further push down the vaginal prolapse. A pessary inserted may work or not, but the tampon will get pushed out by the exertion and is of no use whatsoever to stop the descent of the vagina. ...Read more

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Does lifting weights increase the chance that my abdominal aneurysm will rupture?

Does lifting weights increase the chance that my abdominal aneurysm will rupture?

Maybe: Any activity that increases blood pressure increases the chance that an aneurysm will rupture. Lifting weights that involves straining should therefore be avoided. ...Read more

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Does lifting weights cause your back to curve?

Does lifting weights cause your back to curve?

If you don't balance: Most people will preferentially work out the front of the body. Like chest, biceps, abdomen. This pulls everything forward and you can end up with a rounded upper back and shoulders. Make sure you balance this out with toning the upper and lower back muscles and stretch the pectorals to help your shoulder blades sit back. The mens olympic gymnastics team needs to work on this too! check them out. ...Read more

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Can you induce voluntary hypoxia brain damage by holding your breath for long periods while lifting weights?

Can you induce voluntary hypoxia brain damage by holding your breath for long periods while lifting weights?

Hypoxia.: You cannot cause hypoxic brain injury by holding your breath in your alert, awake state. It does not matter if you are lifting weights. When you lift weights, you should exhale with each lift, and inhale with recovery. You should do the lifting movements slowly and with control for maximum benefit. ...Read more

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Does lifting heavy weights in gym & doing ab exercises increase intra abdominal pressure & cause hymen to break?

Does lifting heavy weights in gym & doing ab exercises increase intra abdominal pressure & cause hymen to break?

No: There is no general exercise or lifting routine that would do this.Some consider intercourse an exercise and that would be the exception. ...Read more

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Can sit ups cause a miscarriage, and how can I naturally induce a miscarriage?

Can sit ups cause a miscarriage, and how can I naturally induce a miscarriage?

No: Mild or moderate exercise is fine to do during pregnancy, until the baby bump is big. About 15% of pregnancies naturally miscarry, which is about 1 out of every 7 pregnancies. If a woman wants to "get rid" of her baby fetus for whatever reason, that's either an elective or a therapeutic abortion. In the U.S., women are free to ask their doctors about the options, including baby adoption. Just ask. ...Read more

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Can exercise by running cause cervix to dilate ? Can running or any type of exercise cause early labor ?

Can exercise by running cause cervix to dilate ? Can running or any type of exercise  cause early labor ?

Sometimes...: Without knowing more about you, such as your gestational age, and pregnancy history, I can only give you a partial answer: Yes, in some situations, running or exercise can cause pre-term labor and cervical dilation. You need to ask your Ob about your specific case. Frequently its ok to exercise. ...Read more

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Can you regain abdominal muscle tone after cesarean twin delivery?

Can you regain abdominal muscle tone after cesarean twin delivery?

Muscle tone: Abdominal muscle tone is regained by sit-ups and abdominal crunches after the baby is born. Women who have a cesarean section must wait a little longer before doing those exercises than a woman who has had a vaginal delivery. With a little work that muscle tone can be regained. ...Read more

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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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Can having sex cause me to go into labor?

Can having sex cause me to go into labor?

Not definitively: The rationale for the recommendation to have sex to induce labor is that semen contains chemicals called prostaglandings that are produced during labor and cause contractions. There is no ultimately proof, however, that their quantity in semen is sufficient to make a woman go into labor. ...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

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Will my obesity cause me to have a difficult child labor?

Yes: Obesity can cause complications during labor. It increases the length of labor and increases the risk for c-sections, both emergent and non-emergent. It is also a risk factor for bigger babies which can lead to shoulder dystocia. Obtaining spinal or epidural anesthesia can also be more difficult. ...Read more

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Can long time showering cause a labor or breaking water at week 36?

Unlikely: This is quite improbable. If you have further questions of this nature or feel you are in premature labor, see your obstetrician asap. ...Read more

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Can kienbock's disease be caused by repetitive injury, work related engaged in manual labor?

Can kienbock's disease be caused by repetitive injury, work related engaged in manual labor?

Keinbocks disease: Is from something called avascular necrosis, when the blood supply to the lunate diminished. The exact cause is not known. Other bones in the wrist can get a similar condition but there's no link between keinbocks and these other problems. What can happen is other bones can get arthritic during keinbocks due to a collapse in the structure of the lunate and it's effect on the forces on the wrist. ...Read more

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Can mag withdrawal cause preterm labor?

Preterm labor: Premature labor is caused by inflammation or infection. Magnesium has been used for the treatment of premature labor, but multiple studies have shown that it doesn't really stop contractions. Its use for this indication is declining. Withdrawing an ineffective medication can't cause premature labor. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can pregnancy or labor cause mastocytosis?

No: Mastocytosis is caused by mutations in the DNA that lead to increased mast cell growth. These mutations occur randomly, not due to pregnancy or labor. Hormonal changes in pregnancy may exacerbate the symptoms of mastocytosis, or can also lead to other problems like hives during or after pregnancy. See an allergist/immunologist or a provider that specializes in mastocytosis for more info. ...Read more

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Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Does pitocin (oxytocin) in labor cause distress?

Pitocin (oxytocin): Pitocin (oxytocin) is what your own body makes to help you squeeze out a baby. It helps increase the effectiveness of the contractions. Drs can add a supplement to assist labor & at proper doses it speeds the process.Babies can grow well during pregnancy with a cord/placenta that in not healthy enough to endure the stress of labor(leading to a distress pattern) nurses can stop added pit but not what u make. ...Read more