Women tend to feel the first onset of labor contractions or withdrawal of amniotic fluid. From the point of view of the doctors, the active phase of labor begins when the cervix is extended to three or four centimeters - this time expectant mother for several hours may experience painful contractions, and it seems that the active phase has begun for a long time.
As a rule, the first birth can last for a long time - but they rarely lasted more than eighteen hours. The duration of the second birth is usually five or six hours, rarely - more than twelve hours.
As a rule, the main reasons for the slow delivery is the position of the child in the womb is not enough strong contractions and problems related to the size and shape of the pelvis.
Very fast delivery can not be less tiring, very long. Those to me, however, in some cases, need to accelerate labor.
What can be done
In some hospitals, there is a practice to accelerate the delivery, if the cervix is expanding slower than one centimeter per hour. However, each case is unique, and the doctor can make a choice depending on the condition of the patient.
You can try to speed up labor yourself. To do this, there are simple tricks - they are not always effective, but it can help you.
- If you lie in the House stand up and walk. Movement can strengthen contractions and accelerate the expansion of the uterus.
- Go to the toilet. A full bladder can slow down the transition to the active phase of delivery, without giving baby's head down low enough.
- Take a warm bath shower - sometimes it also strengthens the fight.
- There are cases when used to accelerate the delivery acupuncture and hypnosis
Hypnosis - ability, sent from above
But such possibilities are not all clinics and not every doctor will approve the use of such methods in such an important moment.
- Ask your doctor or nurse to tell you more about what is going on in your body. This may sound fantastic, but the visualization of internal processes can really help to accelerate them.
- Stroll. Often, even a small change of scenery helps to speed up delivery. When in the hospital, walk through the corridors of their offices if the house - leave a breath of fresh air. Be sure to take a walk with a mobile phone, but better - a partner, friend or relative.
- Drink more water; if you wish - to eat. Dehydration can slow down the delivery. And the energy that comes from food, very soon you will need for your body.
- This method is before birth may seem irrelevant, but some experts say that sex helps to speed up delivery. It is possible that the process that gave rise to the pregnancy, it will help to complete, but if the fight has already begun - this method is not suitable for accelerating delivery of many.
- Do yourself a foot massage and a gentle massage of the abdomen - just stroke it in a circular motion. On the feet there are points that are likely to cause birth pains. The effect of this method has no scientific basis, but is often effective in practice.
If none of these methods does not help speed up the delivery, it may be decided to give the patient sintotsinon - a synthetic analogue of oxytocin, a hormone that is produced during childbirth.
This doctor should continuously monitor the heart rate of the child. Sintotsinon can cause excessive stimulation of the uterus, is very strong and frequent contractions of the uterus, which would cause severe stress
How to beat stress? Create an oasis
for a child. As he makes the fight more intense, expectant mother may need anesthesia. Sometimes they do offer pain relief even before the entry sintotsinona.
Traditional methods of accelerating delivery
There are many ways to bring the onset of labor, which is still used midwife. Some of them have a scientific underpinnings, others nothing confirmed.
Sex approximate birth by prostaglandins contained in semen. These biologically active substances affect the cervix, accelerating its ripening and cause uterine contractions. In addition, sexual intercourse and arousal causes a rush of blood to the genitals, in particular, to the uterus, indirectly stimulating its contraction.
- Increased physical activity
It is necessary to move more. Hiking, visit the shops, take the stairs up and down. You can do household chores: wash the floor on all fours, hand wash clothes, wash the windows. Effective ups, side bends and rotational movement of the pelvis. Lifting weights, jumping or sharp movements can lead to prenatal outpouring of water.
The diet should be plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, salads with unrefined vegetable oil and herbs. Well stimulate the start of contractions beets, parsley and spicy dishes.
At home, as a laxative can use castor oil. After receiving one tablespoon of castor oil to eat a slice of black bread with salt. Free intestine begins to actively perestaltirovat (shrink) and its effect on the motion of the muscles of the uterus, causing their contraction.
During the massage the nipples hormone oxytocin is released, which also causes uterine contractions. You can rub nipples hard sponge in the shower.
- Visit baths or saunas, especially with brooms and aromatic oils
Try to get some pairs aromomasel such as rose or jasmine
Jasmine aromatherapy Royal fragrance mood, health, beauty
Four times per day.
If possible, you need to relax as much as possible, get rid of the fear of childbirth and pain, to secure a full and adequate sleep.
Medical methods accelerate delivery
In cases of prolonged pregnancy, and in some others (preeclampsia, Rh-conflict, intrauterine fetal hypoxia) doctors have resorted to labor induction. In seven to ten days before starting to prepare the birth of the pregnant cervix. Preparation for childbirth carried drugs containing prostaglandins, resulting in the cervix becomes soft, stretchy, and the cervical canal permeability. On the eve before the birth a woman should have a good rest as much as possible, in some cases, a drug-induced sleep
Dreams: how to understand our dreams
-recreation. Routine labor induction start in the morning, opening the bag of waters. Effusive water allowed to pull over the head of the fetus to the entrance to the pelvis and to stimulate uterine mouth opening. If, within two hours is not observed effect of prenatal amniotomy, the question of rodostimulyatsii abbreviating drug (oxytocin, prostaglandins intravenously).
With weak contractions and slow opening of the cervix is recommended maternity often change posture, walk, if possible, and more often to empty the bladder. Lie better on the other side, where predlezhit back the child.