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Can I take lactulose syrup for constipation in pregnancy?

Can I take lactulose syrup for constipation in pregnancy?

Yes: This material remains in the digestive tract and will not enter your blood. Use during pregnancy is fine. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Help plz! Can pregnancy or labor cause mastocytosis?

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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Is going into labour at 35 weeks+3 days considered high risk for future pregnancies? No known cause. Baby was fine; didn't need breathing assistance.

Is going into labour at 35 weeks+3 days considered high risk for future pregnancies? No known cause. Baby was fine; didn't need breathing assistance.

Yes: The greatest risk factor for preterm labor and preterm delivery is having a history of doing that. Therefore, your risk for early labor and delivery is elevated. There is an approved medication (weekly injections from 16 weeks to 6 weeks) to decrease that risk. Talk to your ob/gyn about that when you are pregnant again. ...Read more

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Does green tea cause contractions or induce labor? I've been told that it does for people in the later stage of pregnancy.

Does green tea cause contractions or induce labor? I've been told that it does for people in the later stage of pregnancy.

No evidence: I've checked multiple resources and can find no evidence that green tea will induce labor. It's not even among the traditional herbal labor inducers. There could be some caffeine in green tea, though. So it appears this is one of those internet things that don't bear up under examination. If wanting to induce your labor, please talk with your ob-gyn physician. ...Read more

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How can bacterial vaginosis causes preterm labor? If once it happened and treated for next pregnancy, what is the chance of repeat preterm labor?

How can bacterial vaginosis causes preterm labor? If once it happened and treated for next pregnancy, what is the chance of repeat preterm labor?

B.V. and early labor: Bacterial vaginitis residing and multiplying in the vagina came cause white blood cell mobilization, irritation to the vagina, and effusion through leaking amniotic membranes into the uterus causing internal infection with resulting premature labor. Once it is treated effectively it is not a problem so have your OB assess the vaginal area regularly during your next pregnancy to eliminate B.V. ...Read more

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I'm 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy.....Cause I had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will I beable to get my labor induce?

I'm 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy.....Cause I had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will I beable to get my labor induce?

IF you were my pt: I would induce u at 39 weeks or earlier, if earlier u must have an amnio but since you are 38.5 I would induce u right at 39 weeks, as the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks and I would be doing nsts and bpps each week until u deliver, indcucion is safe and easy and effective when done properly, almost all of my pts want to be induced, please call your OB to discuss and get it scheduled. ...Read more

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I had a therapeutic abortion at 5 months (d&e), 4 yrs ago, and I am now again pregnant. In terms of labor, is this considered my 1st or 2nd pregnancy?

I had a therapeutic abortion at 5 months (d&e), 4 yrs ago, and I am now again pregnant. In terms of labor, is this considered my 1st or 2nd pregnancy?

2nd: The scenario you describe would be considered a second pregnancy from medical perspective. Even if you were pregnant for one day, that would be considered a pregnant state. ...Read more

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Sooo scared of labor. What do I expect from pregnancy week by week 36 weeks?

Sooo scared of labor. What do I expect from pregnancy week by week 36 weeks?

Stay calm :): From 36 weeks on you may expect to feel contractions (tightening in you abdomen) off and on. Some feel more pressure in their pelvis. If you have not taken classes go to the library and look at videos. Use the questions you form as a base for discussion with you md. Tell her what exactly you are afraid of so she can calm your fears. Remember you get a wonderful gift! ...Read more

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Is there any truth to "after the 20 wks mark of pregnancy that stimulating the nipples could put u into labor"?

Is there any truth to "after the 20 wks mark of pregnancy that stimulating the nipples could put u into labor"?

Some: Stimulation of the nipples causes the release of oxytocin which is the chemical known as pitocin caused to induce contractions. However, this only leads to labor if the uterus is ready. In normal pregnancies, this does not cause premature labor but it should be avoided in pregnancies at high risk for premature delivery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If I have fast pregnancies, is it possible to schedule induced labor to reduce complications from precipitous delivery.

If I have fast pregnancies, is it possible to schedule induced labor to reduce complications from precipitous delivery.

Sure - talk to OBGYN: Precipitous labor and deliveries in your past make the request for elective labor induction at 39-40 weeks completely reasonable and legitimate. Talk to your obstetrician to see if that can be arranged; if not, seek second opinion. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hi, is it possible to have an labor pain even if I had abortion on the 9th week of pregnancy? (01/27/13) have lots of pain for 2days now.

Hi, is it possible to have an labor pain even if I had abortion on the 9th week of pregnancy? (01/27/13) have lots of pain for 2days now.

Not labor pain: The pain you're experiencing 8-9 months after an abortion would not be related to that procedure. However, your pain does need investigation. I suggest a visit to your primary care physician or obgyn. If the pain is very intense -- go to er since it's saturday. Be well. ...Read more

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Tmi. Change in discharge 38wks. White creamy discharge since the beginning of pregnancy. Since this morning it has been clear & oily? --sign of labor?

Tmi. Change in discharge 38wks. White creamy discharge since the beginning of pregnancy. Since this morning it has been clear & oily? --sign of labor?

The baby is coming: I would not call it labor, but your uterus is getting ready for labor. I believe this change in discharge is a sign that you can smile about. Soon you will be a mother. Congratulations. ...Read more

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On 3rd pregnancy 32weeks, terrified of labor, what to do?

Labor fears: The best way to counteract fear is by educating yourself. Let your physician or midwife know about your fear. The more you know, the better you can prepare yourself. Congratulations and I hope that all goes well. ...Read more

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Does WPW syndrome need to be concerned during pregnancy and labor?

Does WPW syndrome need to be concerned during pregnancy and labor?

No more: Than usual....Make sure your OB-GYN knows about your Cardiac History and any Medications you may be on. Get checked by your Internist/Cardiologist during your pregnancy (I suggest each Trimester!
Good Luck
Healthy Baby!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Which members of labor and delivery staff will be around during pregnancy?

Which members of labor and delivery staff will be around during pregnancy?

Labor nurse: Usually your labor nurse and possibly a nursing student or a resident (only in training facilities). ...Read more

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Is it ok to be physically active during pregnancy? I want to get strong for labor.

Is it ok to be physically active during pregnancy? I want to get strong for labor.

OK if uncomplicated: Whether, when, and how to exercise when pregnant are important concerns. An OB provider who is experienced and knows the patient best is the one who can assess risk and benefits of exertion. Traditionally obs caution patients to not start any new types of exercise and to update them on problems. Note that high-risk conditions, illness, fetal problems might require a change in activity type, level. ...Read more

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Does wearing a girdle/corset after labor help you get back to your pre-pregnancy body?

Does wearing a girdle/corset after labor help you get back to your pre-pregnancy body?

A/W Dr. Cunningham: Tight corsets can be damaging. Tightlacing is an extreme form of corset training. Tight lacing (also called waist training or corset training) can cause shortness of breath, fainting, indigestion. This practice can decrease lung volume (requiring intercostal breathing). Relatively less use of lower lungs can leading to coughing. Some corset styles can push the lower ribs inward. The liver is. ...Read more

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What are some yoga poses that are good for pregnancy as well as helping with labor & delivery?

What are some yoga poses that are good for pregnancy as well as helping with labor & delivery?

There are many: I practice yoga, and while I am not sure of all of the names of the exact poses, pregnancy yoga is wonderful for stretching the hips, legs and back and increasing flexibility in those areas. Seek out an instructor certified for yoga in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Now I'm 39 weeks 1day of pregnancy! I want to ask u is there any way to put me into labor faster?

Now I'm 39 weeks 1day of pregnancy! I want to ask u is there any way to put me into labor faster?

Check out these: Links. Best of luck and godspeed! Http://wrylilt. Hubpages. Com/hub/ways-to-induce-labour-naturally. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/baby/inducing-labor-naturally-can-it-be-done. ...Read more

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Sex in ninth month of pregnancy to induce labor in the preferable date. Is it a good idea?

Sex in ninth month of pregnancy to induce labor in the preferable date. Is it a good idea?

May not work!: Oh, how many things we try to induce labor! sex, of course; eating eggplant; "stripping the membranes, " and on. My personal opinion is that labor starts when it starts. Even women with "favorable" cervices (thinned and dilated) may not go into labor in the presence of pitocin! naturally, if there's medical urgency to get a baby delivered, there are other tricks that can work. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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During pregnancy what can a pregnant woman do to avoid a csection when she goes into labor?

Nothing: Unfortunately your baby and body will determine the likelihood of a csxn. Relax and enjoy labor. The odds are you won't have a csxn. ...Read more

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3 CM dialated, 50% defaced and full term pregnancy. How can labor be safely induced at home?

Intercourse: Hi!
three centimeters is great!
the best way to safely induce or encourage maybe is a better word labor at home is intercourse. The semen contains prostaglandins in small amounts. Prostaglandins are what providers use to induce labor in some cases. Put your baby-daddy to work! If your water breaks though, then stop and call your provider.
Good luck!
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Chronulac (Definition)

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