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Medications for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery

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What are the types of pain-relieving medications that can be used during labor and delivery? In general, there are two types of pain-relieving drugs: 1) analgesics and 2) anesthetics. Analgesics reli...

March 2014

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Elective Delivery Before 39 Weeks

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What is a “medically indicated” delivery? A medically indicated delivery is done for a medical reason. These reasons may be the woman’s medical condition or a problem with the baby. Labor may be ind...

June 2013

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Preterm Labor and Preterm Birth

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What is preterm labor? Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Changes in the cervix include efface...

May 2013

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A Fathers Guide to Pregnancy

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How long does pregnancy last? Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, which is equal to 9 months. The 9 months of pregnancy are divided into three 3-month periods called trimesters. FAQ032 How long does pr...

April 2013

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Having Twins

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What causes a twin pregnancy? Having twins runs in some families. The most important factor, however, is age. Women older than 30 years are more likely to have twins than are younger women. One reas...

June 2012

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Labor Induction

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What is labor induction? Labor induction is the use of medications or other methods to bring on (induce) labor. FAQ154 What is labor induction? Labor induction is the use of medications or other me...

January 2012

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If Your Baby Is Breech

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What is a breech presentation? By 3-4 weeks before the due date, most babies move so their heads are down near the birth canal (vagina). If this does not happen, the buttocks, the feet, or both may ...

August 2011

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What to Expect After Your Due Date

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What is the due date and what does it mean? Your due date is used as a guide for checking your pregnancy's progress and the baby's growth and age. Health care providers often use more than one metho...

August 2011

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Early Preterm Birth

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What is early preterm birth? Most pregnancies last about 40 weeks. Babies born between 32 and 37 weeks of pregnancy are considered preterm. Babies born before 32 weeks are called "early preterm." FA...

August 2011

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery - Deciding on a Trial of Labor After Cesarean Delivery

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What is a vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC)? If you have had a previous cesarean delivery, you have two choices about how to give birth again: You can have a scheduled cesarean delivery...

August 2011

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