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  1. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more.Interactive Tool: When Are You Most Fertile?

  2. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Home Treatment

    Learn about activities to avoid if preterm labor symptoms start.

  3. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    Sleep problems are common during pregnancy. Sleep studies tell us that hormonal changes,plus the discomforts of later pregnancy,can break up a pregnant woman's sleep cycle. The first trimester can bring insomnia and night waking. Most women feel the need to take naps to battle daytime sleepiness and fatigue. The second trimester tends to feel more normal for many women. This is often a ...

  4. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    What is fetal monitoring during labor?Fetal heart monitoring is a way to check the heart rate of your baby (fetus) during labor. The heart rate is a good way to find out if your baby is doing well. It can show if there is a problem.Monitoring may be done all the time during labor (continuous) or at set times (intermittent). Most women have some type of monitoring. Talk with your doctor or nurse-midwife during your pregnancy to find out your options. For example, if you want to spend some of your labor in a tub or walking, you would want intermittent monitoring. If you have a low-risk pregnancy—which means that you and your baby have no known problems—you can ask ahead of time to have intermittent monitoring. You can put your wishes in your birth plan. This is a list of what you would like to have happen during labor. It includes other things too, such as ways to manage pain. But if a problem happens during labor, your baby's heart rate may need to be checked all the time.How

  5. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Topic Overview

    What is labor and delivery?Labor and delivery is the process of childbirth. Like pregnancy, labor and delivery follows a typical sequence. However, your labor and delivery is likely to be different from any other woman's. Similarly, if you have given birth before, your next childbirth may be completely different. Labor is divided into two phases: early (latent) labor and active labor. Early labor

  6. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Managing Pain

    The birthing process is known as labor and delivery. No one can predict when labor will start. One woman can have all the signs that her body is ready to deliver, yet she may not have the baby for weeks. Another woman may have no advance signs before she goes into active labor. First - time deliveries are more difficult to predict. Signs of approaching early laborSigns that early labor is not far

  7. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Labor Positions

    After your baby is born,your body still has some work to do. This is the third stage of labor,when the placenta is delivered. You will still have contractions. These contractions make the placenta separate from the inside of the uterus,and they push the placenta out. Your medical staff will help you with this. They will also watch for any problems,such as heavy bleeding,especially if ...

  8. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Types of Delivery

    The first stage of active labor starts when the cervix is about to dilated. This stage is complete when the cervix is fully dilated and effaced and the baby is ready to be pushed out. See an illustration of cervical effacement. During the last part of this stage (transition), labor becomes particularly intense.Compared with early labor, the contractions during the first stage of active labor are .

  9. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Signs of Labor

    Callor other emergency services immediately if you:Have had fluid gushing or leaking from your vagina (the amniotic sac has ruptured) AND you know or think the umbilical cord is bulging into your vagina (cord prolapse). If this happens, immediately get down on your knees, dropping your head and upper body lower than your buttocks to decrease pressure on the cord until help arrives. Cord prolapse .

  10. Alcohol Effects on a Fetus - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I use epidural anesthesia during childbirth?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. How to breast - feed Managing postpartum depression ...

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