Home delivery: 5 main signs

October 19, 2006

  • Home delivery: 5 main signs
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 signs of the beginning of birth
   At the beginning of pregnancy, women often wonder whether they are really pregnant, or changes in the body they only seem to be. All becomes clear when an expectant mother goes to the doctor. Something similar occurs in late pregnancy. Sensing something unusual in itself, many doubt whether this is true starting to childbirth, or just a false alarm. And in some cases, to clarify the situation once again need a doctor.

 Home delivery: 5 main signs

Feeling of relief

When a child before birth is moved below to be closer to the cervix, the woman feels some relief, including, it is easier to breathe, because it reduces the pressure on the diaphragm.

Relief may come as a few hours or a few weeks before the onset of labor.

At the same time the uterus will be more pressure on the bladder Urinary bladder - structure and function  Urinary bladder - structure and function
   and urination may become more frequent.

 Home delivery: 5 main signs

Waste mucus plug

During the entire pregnancy the cervix collected mucus, which forms the so-called mucous plug. When the cervix starts to open, the mucus plug comes out through the vagina. It can be transparent, pinkish discharge Discharges in women when there is cause for concern  Discharges in women when there is cause for concern
 Or isolation with a small amount of blood.

Deliveries usually begin within 1-2 days after the departure of mucus plug, but sometimes you have to wait about two weeks.

 Home delivery: 5 main signs

Birth pains

Directly during fights belly becomes hard to the touch. In between contractions, the uterus relaxes and the abdomen becomes soft. Every woman feels contractions in different ways, and even one woman, these feelings may be different during different pregnancies. Usually at the beginning of the birth pangs cause discomfort or dull pain in the back Back pain: Do not start the process  Back pain: Do not start the process
   and lower abdomen. Contractions waves move from the top of the uterus to its bottom.

Some women describe the first fight as severe menstrual cramps (in the later stages of labor contractions become much stronger).

From training fights, or fights Braxton-Hicks contractions, these generic differ in that they do not stop when the position of the body or relaxing.

 Home delivery: 5 main signs

How to distinguish the beginning of these sorts of false labor?

Feature fights

False labor

These genera

How often do you feel the contractions?

Contractions at irregular time intervals are not more frequently.

Contractions at regular intervals, lasted approximately 30-70 seconds; over time, become more frequent.

Contractions are changed when driving?

Struggles may go after you walk or sit. Sometimes they are terminated as a result of changes in body position.

Skirmishes continued in spite of the movement.

How strong are the contractions?

As a rule, false contractions are weak and may only slightly increase. Sometimes they are quite the appearance, and then gradually weaken.

Contractions gradually intensified.

Where do you feel the pain?

Practice contractions usually felt only in the front of the abdomen and the pelvis.

Pain begins in the lower back and travels to the front of the abdomen.

 Home delivery: 5 main signs

How do you know it's time to go to the hospital?

If you suspect that you kind of start, start to record the start and end of fights. The time interval between the weak contractions typically 15-20 minutes, and are continuing the fight 60-90 seconds. Gradually the contractions become more frequent as time intervals between them are less than five seconds. If you fight you become so frequent, you go to the hospital. The active phase of labor (at which time you should already be in the hospital) are typically characterized by strong contractions that last 45-60 seconds at intervals of 3-4 minutes.

If the hospital is far away and / or the place where you live, traffic jams are great, you can go to the hospital at the first stage of labor - during the so-called latent phase. However, if possible, better to spend it at home. To escape from the pain, see a movie or read. If you have a cat, take her on her lap and stroke - it's good calms the nerves and even, according to some sources, reduces pain.

First deliveries: everything will be fine

June 12, 2011

 first birth
 The first births do not occur as the next. They are longer as the cervix dilates slowly. In addition, the first birth frightened woman, she often draws advance themselves the most improbable scenarios. That is why at first birth mothers must be attending school at the women's clinic.

 First deliveries: everything will be fine

Harbingers of the first birth

Harbingers of labor in nulliparous women appear earlier than multiparous. For one or two weeks before birth lowers the stomach, a woman reduced breathlessness (but it becomes more difficult to walk and sit, sore lower back), it says that the baby's head sank into a small basin, so soon begin delivery. There is a constant urge to urinate - fetal head presses on the bladder Urinary bladder - structure and function  Urinary bladder - structure and function
 . It may appear as diarrhea. The fruit becomes less mobile. Decreased appetite, a woman a week before birth lose one or two kilos of weight.

Appears irritability of the uterus, it can be shown that when pressing on the abdomen, the uterus becomes hard. May appear and false contractions - convulsive painless and irregular contraction of the muscles of the uterus.

The cervix softens during the precursors. A day or two before the birth the woman moves mucous plug - a thick sticky mucus, which was located in the cervical canal. After this false labor can turn into real - regular and painful.

 First deliveries: everything will be fine

The duration of individual periods of labor in nulliparous women

Births nulliparous last 15-20 hours, multiparous - 10-12 hours. The process of birth is divided into three periods:

  • I period - the fight, that is, contraction of the muscles of the uterus, which contribute to the disclosure of the birth canal (cervix opens); at first childbirth, this period lasts longer than with repeated (up to 18 hours versus 11 hours);
  • II period - attempts and expulsion of the fetus; This period also in nulliparous lasts longer than multiparous (1 to 2 hours against half an hour - an hour respectively);
  • III period - the birth of the placenta and fetal membranes, continues in nulliparous and multiparous women the same amount of time - up to 30 minutes.

 First deliveries: everything will be fine

The first stage of labor - contractions in nulliparous women

The contractions in nulliparous women proceed more long and painful than multiparous. True False contractions are different from what they are painful and occur over a period of time, which kept declining, while the duration and intensity of labor increases. After another bout comes a break, during which the uterine muscles a rest and gain strength.

Sometimes the fight for women begin with the appearance of pain Low back pain: the spine signals  Low back pain: the spine signals
   and the abdomen. They may take a few seconds at intervals of 20 - 30 minutes. By the end of the first stage of labor contractions last for a minute or more, and the break between them is no more than three minutes. Increase the intensity of contractions indicates normal flowing generic process: the more and more intense fight, the faster the opening of the cervix and the subsequent expulsion of the fetus.

Contractions - uncontrollable process can not stop it. But the school mothers women learn special breathing, which reduces the pain during labor. Contractions contribute to the fact that the uterus stretches and stretches the cervix, which is shorter, smoother and reveals the way out of the birth canal. The entire disclosure of the cervix is ​​12 cm.

 First deliveries: everything will be fine

The second stage of labor - attempts in nulliparous women

When the cervix dilates, under the weight of amniotic fluid fetal bladder ruptures and a woman's water breaks. Typically, this corresponds to the beginning of the second stage of labor. But some women are moving away water before, during labor, in others all the water on their own and they do not depart reveal fetal bladder using medical instruments.

Once the cervix is ​​opened, the fetus begins to move through the birth canal, which is enhanced by prolonged muscle contractions of the uterus, while reducing abdominal muscles, hips and other muscles. These long-term Co-contraction of muscles called vain attempts. Attempts contribute to increased pressure in the uterus and accelerate the movement of the fetus. At first birth birth canal expanded enough and sometimes fetal head can not pass through them. If this occurs, in some cases resorted to caesarean section - it avoids injury to the child. A woman can help a doctor, caregiver, if not confused and will carry out all his commands: intense sulking on the abdomen or on the contrary, hold your breath.

Sometimes fights or attempts, to start a normal, weakened and labors suspended. Or labors from the beginning stale. It is also dangerous for the child and in this case, labors stimulated by special drugs.

When the fetus is born, cross-checked his airway suctioned mucus out, tie up and cross the umbilical cord.

 First deliveries: everything will be fine

The third stage of labor - the birth of the placenta in nulliparous women

As a rule, this period takes place equally in nulliparous and multiparous women. But sometimes nulliparous women the birth of the placenta takes place before, 10-20 minutes after birth. Usually the placenta half an hour after birth the baby with the help of labor less intense than in the first stage of labor. If the placenta does not occur in a timely manner (and this happens), the operation is carried out manual removal of the placenta.

After birth, a woman for two hours is in the delivery room, it is necessary to verify the absence of her bleeding.

The correct behavior of women during childbirth depends largely on her own health and the health of her child.

Galina Romanenko

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