Osteochondrosis of pregnancy - what to do when severe pain?

November 13, 2013

 low back pain during pregnancy
 Osteochondrosis in pregnancy can be a big problem, if not promptly take preventive measures. And even better to deal with this problem during pregnancy planning. Will medical gymnastics, swimming and massage courses. But during pregnancy, too, can do something.


Causes of back pain during pregnancy

Osteochondrosis - a degenerative disease of the intervertebral discs, which causes them to flatten, reduce elasticity, and then rupture. Changed drives often compress the spinal nerve roots, causing severe pain in their course

Proceeds osteochondrosis unnoticed. Often his first symptoms appear during pregnancy, when increasing the load on the spine. In addition, metabolic disorders in the spine can worsen during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Naturally, during pregnancy most often occurs exacerbation of lumbosacral osteochondrosis.

But sometimes the symptoms of osteoarthritis taken pains arising from natural physiological process of preparing the body for childbirth: bone joints and ligaments in the pelvic area are loosened, become more mobile. These changes will help the birth canal widened slightly during childbirth. These natural processes are often accompanied by mild pain, which are taken for pain in osteochondrosis Pain in osteochondrosis - a characteristic symptom  Pain in osteochondrosis - a characteristic symptom
 . And as the threshold for different women is not the same, then some of these pains do not notice, but others find it is very strong. In order to calm down, you need to visit a doctor.

Sometimes growing fetus begins to compress the nerve plexus in the lumbosacral region, as a result, pain, like the pain in osteochondrosis. After birth, these pains disappear.


How is low back pain

Osteochondrosis in pregnant women can cause permanent aching pain that may remain after the birth. But most low back pain after childbirth is still milder, and after a while and does occur remission.

Osteochondrosis in pregnancy can occur in different ways. A serious problem during pregnancy may be a cervical osteochondrosis Cervical osteochondrosis - the lot of office workers  Cervical osteochondrosis - the lot of office workers
 Accompanied by headaches, dizziness, fainting and insomnia. Pain in cervical osteochondrosis can also be strong, given into the hand and the shoulder blade. Such a condition can bring a pregnant woman to a neurosis Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock  Neurosis - reaction to the nervous shock

Pain in the lumbosacral region are increasingly aching in nature, but at the sharp turns of the body, fast rising from a chair or bed, they can take sharp.



The treatment of degenerative disc disease in pregnant women - is to eliminate pain and other unpleasant symptoms. Treatment of osteoarthritis of pregnancy is carried out only by prescription and under medical supervision.

Than to treat low back pain during pregnancy? With cervical osteochondrosis well helps wearing special orthopedic appliances - immobilization collars. They are well relieve tension of the neck muscles and improve the condition of women. But for a long time to wear a cervical collar is not recommended - the neck muscles lose their strength and after removal of the collar will deteriorate. The best is the alternation of immobilization with neck massage and special exercises for the neck.

With lumbosacral osteochondrosis recommended wearing special bandages for pregnant women - abdominal support significantly reduces the load on the spine. If pain is very strong, it is possible to apply some painkillers, ointments, creams or gels that can be administered during pregnancy. Typically, such ointments contain nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), most of which is contraindicated in pregnancy.

For use during pregnancy is permitted, for example, 5% gel for topical use Nurofen. But during pregnancy, it should be used with caution, and only on prescription. Most ointments, which include NSAIDs are not recommended for use in the third trimester of pregnancy (after 24 weeks), as they inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins - biologically active substances involved in many processes in the human body. Since prostaglandins are involved in inflammation and play an important role in the physiology of childbirth.

Births and osteochondrosis Osteochondrosis - learn how to properly distribute the weight  Osteochondrosis - learn how to properly distribute the weight
   - It can be a problem, but not always, but only in very severe pain. In this case, the woman offered caesarean section. Which is conducted under general anesthesia.

Osteochondrosis and pregnancy - a combination often. In most cases, pregnancy and childbirth in osteochondrosis end safely, of course, if a woman is not self-medicate, and do everything as prescribed by a doctor.

Galina Romanenko

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Low water - a rare anomaly of pregnancy

March 25, 2010

  • Low water - a rare anomaly of pregnancy
  • Signs

 Amniotic fluid is a part of the child's life support systems. It protects and assists in the development of muscles, limbs, lungs and digestive system. Amniotic fluid begins to produce shortly after the amniotic sac is formed, that is, approximately twelve days after conception Conception, ovarian cycle, fertilization and genetics of a child  Conception, ovarian cycle, fertilization and genetics of a child
 . First, it consists of water coming from the mother, and then, about the twentieth week, its main components of urine becomes a fetus. In the second trimester, the baby begins to breathe and swallow amniotic fluid. Sometimes the level of the amniotic fluid is too low or too high.

There are several different methods for determining the level of amniotic fluid, but more often it is done with the help of the amniotic fluid index.

Low amniotic fluid is observed in approximately 8% of pregnant women (in comparison, increased level of amniotic fluid detected in 4% of women). Water shortage may develop at any time during pregnancy, but most often it happens during the last trimester. The risk of water scarcity increases dramatically if the pregnancy lasts longer than the estimated life. Water shortage causes complications about 12% of pregnancies that lasted more than 41 weeks.

 Low water - a rare anomaly of pregnancy

Causes of water scarcity

  • Birth defects - problems with the development of kidney and urinary tract that can cause a decrease in urine production, and this in turn leads to low levels of amniotic fluid.
  • Placental problems - If the placenta does not provide the baby with enough nutrients, processing fluid in the body of the child can be broken or completely stop.
  • Rupture of membranes may cause both rapid outflow of fluid, and its slow leak. Premature rupture of membranes can also lead to a decrease in the level of amniotic fluid.
  • Exceeding the term of pregnancy, especially for more than two weeks, as is the cause of water scarcity.
  • Maternal complications, such as dehydration, hypertension Hypertension - dangerous consequences  Hypertension - dangerous consequences
 , Preeclampsia, diabetes and chronic hypoxia, can lead to lower levels of amniotic fluid.

 Low water - a rare anomaly of pregnancy

The dangerous oligoamnios

Risks associated with oligohydramnios, often depend on the duration of pregnancy. Amniotic fluid is essential for the development of muscles, limbs, lungs and digestive system. In the second trimester, the baby begins to breathe and swallow amniotic fluid, which contributes to the growth and strengthening of the lungs. Amniotic fluid also helps to develop the child's muscles and limbs, providing plenty of room to move. The most serious complications may, if oligohydramnios develops in the first half of pregnancy. Among these complications:

  • Compression of fetal organs, and as a result, birth defects;
  • Increased risk of miscarriage Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?  Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?
   or stillbirth.
  • Possible complications of oligohydramnios in the second half of pregnancy:
  • Intrauterine growth restriction;
  • Premature birth;
  • Various complications during childbirth, which can sometimes lead to forced cesarean section.

 Low water - a rare anomaly of pregnancy

Treatment of water scarcity

The choice of treatment when oligohydramnios mainly depends on gestational age. If you have not yet reached full-term pregnancy, the doctor will carefully monitor your condition; but otherwise it is often recommended to artificially induce labor.

During labor the amniotic fluid to fill the liquid may be introduced through intrauterine catheter - it helps reduce the risk of situations in which it may be necessary caesarean section.