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Epidural anesthesia is one of the most popular ways to relieve pain during labor. A needle is inserted into the region that surrounds the spinal cord in the lower back. is threaded through the needle into the epidural space to block pain in that particular region.
Answer It is an injection of pain relief directly into the spine. It numbs your legs and lower torso but still enables you to push. Answer It is a shot right into your spine.. I have had one and my suggestion is if you are thinking of having one go ahead with the epidural that way it s…
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I truly wish you the best of luck. I am not at all trying to scare you TRUST ME. I have one daughter, whom I was in labor with for 33 1/2 hours,thanks to the epidural. When I did feel the pain, I just thought to myself........ almost ever woman in the world does it, "I can do it", and the pain does …
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Birthing classes are an alternative method. They give you lots of breathing techniques and alternatives not found with an epidural. Laboring in water is another tool to use since the pain is so much less when you're submerged. Some hospitals even allow you to give birth in the water, which would hel…
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Because you are very lucky! All women are different. Some dilate to higher numbers and 100% effaced and don't feel a thing. Just luck of the draw. It doesn't mean anything is wrong or that the labor will be better or worse in later stages. It just means that you are having a very easy labor up to no…
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Answer Depending on your insurance carrier and the type of coverage you have, the answer should be yes. Any procedure that is invasive is considered surgery by virtually all insurers. That is especially true if it is group coverage through an employer. There are some exceptions depending on …
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Aaliyah's Tattoo Suggestions have been made. What is the real answer? The tattoo is a small black dove, in tribute to her grandmother. It looks like a hummingbird to me. I thought it was a sun.
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Answer It's advised not to.. EasyJet's policy on the matter is this.. "expectant mothers Expectant mothers can be accepted for travel up to 27 weeks (inclusive) without a medical certificate. When travelling between 28 - 35 (inclusive) weeks a medical certificate confirming the numbe…
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Answer I certainly would think so! Good luck!!! Answer You may go another week, but labor is likely to be quick when it starts properly so be ready.
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Answer No-one really knows but it is very common. Sometimes accompanied by a metallic taste. Not very pleasant I am afraid.
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Answer Sometime in the next 5 weeks. Sorry I can't be more helpful. I have examined women with a closed uneffaced cervix and they have had the baby 2 hours later (it happened to me) and others in your position who go another 3-4 weeks. How soon? You are in labor. But You mean full …
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Some people experience pain with an epidural. I personally did not have any. The anesthesiologist numbs the site before placing the epidural catheter.Everyone's different, but I did feel it. My anesthesiologist didn't numb the area beforehand, though. They had me sit on the edge of the bed, bend ove…
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Answer Well, hoow far along are you? Have you been tested for that Glucose(sp) Diabities yet? I was tested and I was always thirsty. Well, my test came back fine, but I found out not even an hour to I had to start pushing, I DID have it. So, the doctors have told me that it could be that Glu…
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Answer It is because your kidneys are trying to remove the waste products from your blood but as the blood is quite thick from the dehydration the kidneys are having to work extra hard.
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Answer A miscarriage may make your back ache and it appears that the pain is coming from your hips, but otherwise no.
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After delivery, your back may be sore from the injection for a few days. However, an epidural does not cause long-term back pain. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/ArticlePage.aspx?ID=878fabbc-dd11-45d8-8524-fa7831b485a5&LandingID=fc6eb1da-98e4-43c7-bb9f-09c17e2a005d
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A form of anesthesia where medication is administered through a catheter placed in the patient's back that lessens labor pain (analgesic) or provides pain relief for a Cesarean delivery (anesthetic). Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/ArticlePage.aspx?ID=7da43bd0-0b97-4bdd-b21f-b73924…
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The epidural carries risks, and should be considered carefully. Maternal risks include increase in blood pressure, difficulty breathing, allergic reactions (either minor, like rash...or major like respitory distress, convulsions etc), hemmorage, epidural headache (where the needle is not placed…
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Answer if you're having local anesthesia you don't have to worry about having an empty stomach. wear comfortable clothes. for the ladies, make sure you don't urinate right before procedure. they do a preg test. i didn't realze this and had to fill up on water to get myself to pee in the cup.…
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Answer Your whole spine or just the neck is probably out causing a herniated disc.  Please see your doctor and then discuss seeing a chiropractor.
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Answer The answer here would depend on the severity of the injury and if the employee reported the injury to the employer. If there is a first aid station on the job site, did you seek treatment? If so the first aid report will be the first step. Minor injuries where a person can perform light…
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Answer Sounds like to have sufficient pain to require treatment by a pain specialist [anesthesiologist], if you are not already being treated by one. There are many treatments available short of surgery, such as narcotics, antiseizure medications that seem to reduce pain, rhizotomy [freezing …
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Yes. Just stand in the shower, and let the water run down your back.
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Answer You CAN have a LIMITED amount of caffeine during your pregnancy. Limit your intake to about 1 can of soda (or 1 cup of coffee) a day. The reason for the no caffeine is that caffeine in high doses (over 300 mg or more a day) can cause miscarriage, preterm labor or low birth weight. Your…
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I hear that an epidural is an option between 4 and 7 centimeters dialation. After 7 cm, it's too late. But, it sounds like a spinal block may be an option for pain reduction late in labor.
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Answer That is when the sperm cell enters the egg. Usually at this point the egg is still on the move toward the womb.
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Serious complications from an epidural procedure are extremely rare. The biggest risk that faces most patients is that the epidural will not work as effectively as desired. The anesthesiologists can administer more medication or make other adjustments in such cases. Source: http://www.lifelinetomo…
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Answer The spinal cord is surrounded by an extension of three layers of covering ("Dura") from the skull. The space outside of this "covering" of three layers is named the epidural area, "epi" meaning 'over' or 'above'... Epidural fat means fat outside the dura, and is reported on MRI's & CT'…
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No. Nothing changes in that area.
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Yes. you will likely be hearing both yours and the babies. depending on the angle you point the Doppler at.
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You gain weight in your breasts about 2-3 pounds Your blood increases causing about 4 pounds of weight gain The baby will probably weigh anywhere from 6-10 pounds The placenta weighs about 1.5-3 pounds The amniotic fluid weighs about 2 pounds Your uterus will increase causing up to 5 extra poun…
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It is extremely uncomfortable due to the fact is that even at our smallest size as infants, we are substantially large towards a vagina, like in the Cosby Show, they said "It's like pulling your lower lip to the back of your neck), and due to the fact that that area is extremely sensitive, it is sen…
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Yes! But there are options available to help anesthetize the mother during labor and the delivery. Talk with your OB about the options available for you and make sure you know the pros and cons of having an epidural or spinal tap during labor.Hope this helps!
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Research on this shows that there is little if any risk of miscarriage due to caffeine at daily intakes of less than 200 mg caffeine. That equals about 1-2 cups of coffee daily, depending on your brew. Much more than that, however, and the risk does start to increase.
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The physical damage stroke causes to the brain can have a wide range of effects. These will depend on the type of stroke and its severity, the part of the brain affected, the extent of brain damage and how quickly other brain cells take over the function of the damaged and dead ones. Around a third …
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No. The medication is assimilated (absorbed) by the body. The amount of time it takes to absorb depends on the type of medication being administered. The amount of relief provided depends not only on the type of medication, but the amount, and the condition being treated. Do not forget about in…
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they use a small needle and make the area numb,then they insert a larger hollow needle into the back,they then thread a catherder into your back,gently remove the larger needle,the cathader stays in place and gives you numbing medicine as you need it-then after the baby is born they gently remove …
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The Sixth Month By the end of the sixth month, the fetus is over a foot long and weights close to two pounds. The fetus becomes even more coordinated in movement such as pedaling its feet and pushing them against the uterine wall as possibly a practice to walking. It has developed quite a strong…
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An epidural can't totally take everything away, usually the midwife or dr will let it wear off a little when it's time to push so that you can push effectively. If you cant push well and spend too long without any progress then the baby can get distressed and you might end up having to have forcep…
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depends on the hospital and insurance. Mine cost $1300, but it was worth every penny. I fell asleep after I got mine, woke up 4 hours later and gave birth. The trick is to make sure the epidural goes directly in the middle of your spine- if it's too much to the right or the left, you could still h…
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After delivery, your back may be sore from the injection for a few days. However, an epidural does not cause long-term back pain. Source: http://www.lifelinetomodernmedicine.com/ArticlePage.aspx?ID=878fabbc-dd11-45d8-8524-fa7831b485a5&LandingID=fc6eb1da-98e4-43c7-bb9f-09c17e2a005d
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only if you have a underlying condition
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Although Most Women Have Epidurals With No Problems, There Are Some Potential Side Effects They Should Be Aware of When Choosing This As a Pain Relief Method: Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease t…
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mine was right around 8 thousand
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It definitely can! A year and a half ago I had 3 intramuscular steroid injections in my lower back and a couple months later my hair started falling out by the handfuls. It quit just as fast as it started but it did last several months. Then in January my second doctor told me he wanted to try a s…
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When they are born at the same time they are called quintuplets.
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Although most women have epidurals with no problems, there are some potential side effects they should be aware of when choosing this as a pain relief method: Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease t…
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Although most women have epidurals with no problems, there are some potential side effects they should be aware of when choosing this as a pain relief method: - Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease …
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Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more or stronger medicatio…
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What is found in the epidural space?
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into the epidural spce a the lower of the back
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Some anesthesiologists have speculated that placing an epidural during labor through a lower back tattoo may be dangerous. The theory is that if you place the epidural needle through the ink, the dye in the skin may enter the epidural space and cause infection or damage. Other doctors offer the advi…
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one to numb the area and one bigger one to feed the cather in place
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Although most women have epidurals with no problems, there are some potential side effects they should be aware of when choosing this as a pain relief method: - Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease…
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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During labor. Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more or str…
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For most patients, the only painful part of the epidural procedure is the numbing of the lower back before the epidural is placed, which does cause a momentary stinging or burning sensation. The insertion of the epidural itself is usually felt as just pressure. In the hours and days following delive…
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In humans the epidural space contains lymphatics, spinal nerve roots, loose fatty tissue, small arteries, and a network of large, thin-walled blood vessels called the epidural venous plexus.
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About 1 week or at least 4 days
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An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk…
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Epidural analgesia, sometimes called an epidural block, causes some loss of feeling in the lower areas of your body, yet you remain awake and alert. An epidural block may be given soon after your contractions start, or later as your labor progresses. An epidural block with more or stronger medicatio…
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It is called a fetus.
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epidural is used to help ease the contractions felt in the back and belly .the medication also may numb all the way to the toes,if you are lucky you may not even feel the baby coming out-unless you are like me and feel the entire thing
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mine costed around 8 thousand
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There are several pain management options available in most facilities. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Some, such as receiving medications through an intravenous catheter, can be administered by a labor nurse. Others, such as the basic types of anesthesia used during the labor and delivery p…
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Although Most Women Have Epidurals With No Problems, There Are Some Potential Side Effects They Should Be Aware of When Choosing This As a Pain Relief Method: Sometimes, an epidural can cause your blood pressure to decrease; this may occasionally cause your baby's heart rate to slow. To decrease t…
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There is no set time after an epidural that you deliver. There are many factors that go into delivery. It depends on how dialated you are when you receive the epidural Also, how fast and strong your contractions are. You can be in labor for quite a while after you get your epidural. The joy is that …
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Only if a disk is herniated as a result of the stenosis - there's no other reason for an epidural or facet injection. Epidurals are local steroid injections in the area of the affected disk (the pain is as bad as the disk pain and takes a few days to subside). Facet injections are targeted injecti…
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At this point in time it not Known what the cause of arthritis is there fore this question still does not have an answer. However I failed to find any mention of cartilage damage as a result of epidurals.
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Most hospitals and private clinics in South Africa offer the use of epidurals during childbirth
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No, The risks of bleeding into the epidural space and causing decrease blood supply to your spinal cord by mechanical compression is to great.
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There are several pain management options available in most facilities. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Some, such as receiving medications through an intravenous catheter, can be administered by a labor nurse. Others, such as the basic types of anesthesia used during the labor and deliver…
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In the spine, the epidural space (also known as "extradural space" or "peridural space") is the outermost part of the spinal canal. It is the space within the canal (formed by the surrounding vertebrae) lying outside the dura mater (which encloses the arachnoid mater, subarachnoid space, the cerebro…
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very rare but possible yes
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not at all, you're numb from where the epidural is administered down to your toes.
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An epidural hematoma occurs when a blood clot forms underneath the skull, but on top of the dura, the tough covering that surrounds the brain. They usually come from a tear in an artery that runs just under the skull called the middle meningeal artery. They are usually associated with a skull fractu…
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The dura (sack containing the spinal cord and also the spinal fluid) is surrounded by the epidural space. So, when placing a lumbar puncture needle ("spinal" needle) successively through: the skin of the lower back, the underlying fat, the ligaments that run vertically between the spinous processes …
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The correct term is harelip, so called because of the puckering of the upper lip, drawing it up to resemble the mouth of a rabbit. The condition could be caused by a freak accident or be a congenital birth defect. Surgery can usually correct it.
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Benzphetamine is category X during pregnancy. Diethylpropion is category B. Other anorexiants have not been rated; however their use during pregnancy does not appear to be advisable. Safety for use of anorexiants has not been evaluated.
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Opioid analgesics relieve pain by acting directly on the central nervous system. However, this can also lead to unwanted side effects, such as drowsiness, dizziness, breathing problems, and physical or mental dependence.
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The child is called a quint... Short for quintuplet
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Parathyroid scans are not recommended for pregnant women because of the potential harm to the developing fetus.
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blood accumulation that separates the dura from the inner side of the skull is known as an epidural hematoma (blood swelling). The same process occurrence between the dura and arachnoid layers is a subdural hematoma
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Multimodal analgesia uses more than one method of pain management. Multiple methods can actually reduce the amount of medications necessary to relieve pain, and can minimize uncomfortable side-effects.
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An epidural is placed with the woman lying on her side or sitting up in bed with the back rounded to allow more space between the vertebrae.
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An intravenous needle will be inserted into a vein in the arm to deliver medications and fluids during the procedure. The catheter insertion site may be shaved.
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toxic reactions evident by decreased level of consciousness, slurred speech, loss of coordination, drowsiness, nervousness, and anxiety.
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by being pregnant and going into labor
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After 12 hours of being in labor I decided to get an epidural. I got it when I was at a 7 shortly after I was at a 10 I pushed for 2 hours then I had my baby right after I had him I was walking just make sure a nurse or someone is close incase you feel dizzy.
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