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What effect would a sperm containing XX have on a ovum and fetus?

So this is just a random thought I had, while writing a story, but I assume this is likely impossible currently, and likely in the far future aswell, but let's assume a scenario where the body that ...
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How would a newborn infant reflexively breathing react to rescue breaths administered correctly after birth?

In the specific fictional case, one that takes place in my novel, a baby is born medically unassisted at home, with only the mother and father present (so no midwife, doula, no EMS, etc.) The baby ...
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What is the fetal viability of a full-term birth baby?

The Wikipedia article on fetal viability gives a table giving fetal viability at each week of gestation: So at 34 weeks the viability rate is >98%. But I'm wondering what is the viability of a full-...
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Risks for VBAC vs repeat Cesarean

When discussing a possible vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), healthcare professionals often cite the risk of uterine rupture during VBAC as a motivation for repeat Cesarean. This is however only ...
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Outcomes after uterine rupture

There are several sources that list the uterine rupture rate during attempted vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) as <=1%. But what happens after that? Stated another way, in the case of a ...
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Does the likelihood of spontaneous labour increase with every membrane sweep?

Two or three membrane sweeps are offered to overdue mothers in weeks 40 and 41 to start labour. Is it advisable to skip the first membrane sweep at week 40 and simply wait for a week, or does this ...
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Are there time limits on when epidurals can be administered?

I'm not sure if this would be a hospital policy thing or a medical thing. Is it possible to get an epidural at 9cm or does it have to be administered earlier on?
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How can an epidural affect the labour and childbirth process?

I've heard that epidurals can slow down labour and even stall it. I've also heard that it can cause complications and increases the risk of c-section.
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Are babies turned upside down after birth?

I haven't attended a birth yet, and I heard or saw on some TV show that babies are turn upside down by the doctor and / or slapped in the butt to force them to cry, with the intention of make them ...
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Is a vaginal birth still medically preferable over a c-section?

I was always taught by my mom (who studied nursing and midwifery 30 years ago) that a vaginal birth is vastly preferable over a c-section in low-risk pregnancies. I'm not a medical professional, but ...
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Are there any herbal medicines that have been established to actually speed up or ease labor?

Now that I'm 37 weeks pregnant, I seem to have a large number of acquaintances suggesting herbal medicines to me the speed up labor or thin the cervix. The two most common have been raspberry leaf tea ...
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How can a woman give birth under epidural anesthesia?

My girlfriend is curious about the following. Can a woman, when anaesthetised, "push" while giving birth since she can't really feel anything? How is it possible?
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Why are obgyns generally hesitant to do VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean sections) births? Do previous c-sections impose added risks?

I've heard that if a woman/mother, for whatever reason, has a caesarean section (c-section), all the subsequent births thereafter most likely will be done via a c-section. Is this true? Why or why not?...
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Does time in an incubator as a newborn have long lasting effects?

Are children who were born and then were in an incubator normal compared to children who weren't? I ask because I was. How many children were in an incubator in the past (from 1980 to now)?
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Is it possible for a human to perform vaginal delivery without labor? Is there a name for such practice? [duplicate]

In obstetrics there is a notion of a delivery without labor via c-section under anasthesia. Is there a practice of vaginal delivery under anasthesia?
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How to treat a pregnant woman with a very low platelet count in her 9th month of pregnancy?

My sister-in-law is going through her 9th month of pregnancy. Since almost 3 months she is having low platelet count and the cause is still unknown. She is in constant constant care in the labor room....