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Cervix dilation and labor - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Labor and cervix dilation related
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok, proceed with it
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   May I know the Dr.Name?
Doctor :   Sure, I am Dr. here
User :   Hi doctor.....Actually..I went into preterm labor at 32 weeks and they stopped at that time
Doctor :   ok
User :   from that time, i was 4 cm dilated and 80%, and baby is -1 level
Doctor :   ok
User :   recently 2 days back, I got pains again (after stopping medicines),
Doctor :   ok
User :   and pains lasted fror 6-7 hrs and I went for just checkup with doctor, is there any change in cervix
Doctor :   ok
User :   but as per doctor, she's same and baby is at 0 level
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i am shocked to hear that and I got depression from that time
Doctor :   What did she tell about the progress?
User :   and I am having good contractions
User :   she said, 4cm, 80%....but she told me to go to hospital...i am not sure..u may have baby at any time
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but i didn't goto hospital, bcz after that, my pains got stopped
User :   i am not sure why
User :   suring contractions and pains, baby is active and heart rate is fine
Doctor :   ok
User :   I don't want to goto hospital and admit and wait for long hours
User :   I need your suggetions on this, and cervix dilation
Doctor :   Ok
User :   why pains got stopped after started?
Doctor :   I would recommend you to consult our obstetrician for this
Doctor :   for a complete analysis of your situation
Doctor :   Have you done that previously?
User :   oh, am I not talking with OB?
Doctor :   No, I am a General Physician
Doctor :   You can consult our OB thro mail or phone
User :   ohhh, so there is no option to chat with OB?
Doctor :   Live chat facility is not available
Doctor :   it is either thro a voice call
Doctor :   or a email
User :   can u suggest me, how to get cervix dilation naturally?
Doctor :   'or email
Doctor :   That is an autonomic response
Doctor :   and not done voluntarily
Doctor :   it can be assisted by using cervical dilators
Doctor :   in a hospital setup
User :   ok
User :   i don't want to get any medical things for this, as I prefer natural
User :   my first delivery went very cool, this time, it's totally different
User :   and doctor, can I eat Pinapple during this time, it's safe?
Doctor :   Yes, there is no problem with it
Doctor :   you can take it
User :   and you can tell me onething if possible, what are the possible signs of cervix dilation
User :   where i can find it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Cervical dilatation is itself a sign
Doctor :   of progression of labor
Doctor :   accompanied by uterine contractions
User :   will I know, when cervix is dilating or after dilation?
Doctor :   it can be said only after an examination
Doctor :   it is a sign not a symptoms
Doctor :   sign is detected by the doctor
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   symptom is experienced by the individual
User :   ok
User :   what couses water will break?
User :   with the contractions only?
Doctor :   Yes, it does with progression of the contractions
User :   how can I know, contractions are good enough for labor process
User :   as I asked before, what can be the possible reason for my pains got stopped after 6 hours?
Doctor :   uterine contractions of 1-2 per minute initially
Doctor :   Did you get a scan done after that?
User :   got scan before 2 weeks, not recently
Doctor :   Ok
User :   as I asked before, what can be the possible reason for my pains got stopped after 6 hours?
Doctor :   When was that pain, can you repeat?
User :   2 days back I got pains in lower abdomen (as I got before), it lasted for 6 hrs and continuous. after that they stopped, i am not sure why
User :   I would like to know the possible reason
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   any irritation to the uterus could be the possible cause
Doctor :   and does subside on taking rest
Doctor :   that is relaxed it becomes
Doctor :   other problematic cause is
Doctor :   certain complication in the fetal development
Doctor :   which can be assessed only by a direct examination
Doctor :   and an ultrasound scan
User :   ok as far I know fetal development is fine and ahead also
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is good to hear
Doctor :   such painful episodes are common
Doctor :   I would suggest you to report back to your doctor
Doctor :   and get an examination done again
User :   and I am confused because, I sure those are labor pains, but why they got stopped is my concern
User :   yeah I told them, they wanted to see progression from my side naturally, even I wanted that
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but i am not sure what's happening with me, I am healthy and in good condition
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but still facing this problem,
Doctor :   It does need a specialist opinion
Doctor :   So, go ahead with your treating doctor
Doctor :   or get a second opinion from our doctor
Doctor :   Dr.Chetna Jain
User :   yeah, I have appointment tom
User :   ok
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   I have sent you the link
User :   walking or anything will help for cervix dilation naturally
Doctor :   Yes, it is helpful
User :   any other suggestions (only natural)
Doctor :   Have you been advised any dos and donts in that?
Doctor :   meaning walking
User :   no
Doctor :   Relaxed mind state is what you require
Doctor :   along with good nutrition and follow up
User :   ok
User :   other than walking?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Walking is helpful for normal deliveries
User :   due to this, I am going in depression doctor, without knowing
Doctor :   I understand
Doctor :   but you should be bold
User :   that's why I wanted to engage or try myself naturally, bcz frankly speaking, i don't take medicines
Doctor :   Do talk to our Dr.Chetna Jain for support
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok
User :   i read in forms, like sex will help dilation, is that true?
Doctor :   During term date, I do not recommend it
User :   after i got pregnancy, we never try, is it safe to try now?
User :   ok
Doctor :   and is not supported medically
User :   ok
User :   even i don't want, but wanted to make sure
Doctor :   the reason is mainly the fear of physical discomfort during near term
Doctor :   or else there is no contraindication for sex
User :   ok
User :   other thing i read is Castor oil,
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do not use such
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