Labour

The pain caused due to contraction of the uterus for childbirth is called labour. The three stages of labour are an increase in contraction and the cervix begin to open, cervix open fully, and after the birth when the uterus contracts and the placenta comes out.

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Kindly explain about anesthesia during labor.

Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering if an anesthesiologist would mind getting interviewed. I am writing a research paper and could not contact any anesthesiologist around me. Thank you for the help. Below are the questions I need an answer. 1. How many years have you been a part of this profession? 2...  Read Full »


Dr. Dineshkumar Murugesaboopathi

Anesthesiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am glad to answer your queries. Responses are by the question numbers: 1.I have been working as an anesthesiologist for the past 8 years. 2.I would administer anesthesia for around 15-20 caesarean sections per month. 3. In my practice RA is the choice of anesthesia...  Read Full »

How to find the difference between normal fatigue and unusual fatigue during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Is fatigue a sign of labor? What are the early signs of labor? How to find the difference between normal fatigue and fatigue that is abnormal or unusual? Please give some tips on combating pregnancy fatigue? What to do if someone is experiencing high levels of fatigue at the end of pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As pregnancy advances, the plasma volume increases and subsequently the iron supplements reduces. This reduction in hemoglobin cause weakness, and in advanced pregnancy stage due to big stomach, there will be backpain and weakness. But it is necessary to differentiat...  Read Full »

Will Anafortan injection cause any harmful effect in a 9 month pregnant women?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has completed her eighth month of pregnancy and just started with the ninth month. This is her first pregnancy. She is feeling a labor pain, but the doctor told that it is not labor pain, and she will not deliver now and wait for 15 days. Doctor gave Anafortan injection to red...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As this is the first pregnancy, I would like to give a few general information. Now, after completion of the eighth month, there are mainly two types of pain which a female is going to perceive. 1) False labor pain and 2) Backache due to pregnancy itself. False la...  Read Full »

My AFI is 7 cm. Can labor be induced?

Query: Hello doctor, I have completed 38 weeks of pregnancy. My baby's heartbeat is 143, cephalic presentation. Myf AFI is 7 cm. Can I be induced for labor?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 38 weeks of pregnancy when the head is a cephalic presentation but not yet fixed in the pelvis and there are no decelerations or fetal distress on CTG monitoring and if you do not have any high-risk factor-like IHCP or gestational hypertension with pre-eclampsia t...  Read Full »

Why is there excruciating back pain in a 37-week pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 weeks pregnant and I have been having excruciating back pain since last night. It does not seem to go away no matter what I do. It hurts to move or do anything. Could I be in labor? And do I need to go to the hospital?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sudden onset back pain in a full term pregnant patient is likely to be due to lightening when the baby's head goes down in pelvis and the sacrum and coccyx bone extend to accommodate the presenting part. If there is no abdominal tightness and contractions which a...  Read Full »

Being pregnant, suffering from pain in lower abdomen and back. Is it labour pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Since last few days my wife (she is pregnant) is suffering from pain in the lower abdomen and back. We have visited our gynaecologist to watch whether the pain is due to labour or not. After checking, he said the pain is not for labour. He prescribed pain killer Duvadilan retard (Isoxs...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The ultrasound report is perfectly fine and the baby is average 36 weeks of gestation and head down position, placenta is normal and so is the AFI (Amniotic Fluid Index) and weight of t...  Read Full »

Is labor induction necessary or can we wait for few days?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 29 years, 4 ft and 11 inches. She is now 39 weeks pregnant and her weight is 56.8 kg. I am attaching today's scan report. The doctor said her AFI is 8.2 (low) and fetal weight is 3 kg which is a little high for her. So, the doctor is suggesting induction labor. My question is...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The due date keeps changing, but the EDD given at early pregnancy is only to be followed. So, according to which your due date is 17th only. Yes, according to the scan indu...  Read Full »

I got fever after c-section. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a C-section a month ago. I was in induced pain for over 16 hours and had spiked fever due to the medicines which continued after surgery along with night sweats. I was advised to take Dolo 650 and Augmentin 1000 Duo, which I continued to take for 10 to 15 days. But, I was not gettin...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get yourself checked with a gynecologist. Also, get your wound and breasts be examined by the gynecologist. Usually, this could be due to breast issues or some wound infection. Do get back to me with the reports, so that I can guide you further. Take care. For f...  Read Full »

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