Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
199 Doctors are Online

Cervix dilation and labor - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Child Birth
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3631 Questions
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
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor