The waters go away, but there are no battles: what to do in this case
Childbirth is a complex and sometimes unpredictable process. Their progress is difficult to predict. In some women they pass quickly and start suddenly, others slower. And how to act when the waters go away, but there are no contractions? Is it dangerous?
Is this normal?
Many are interested in the next question: "First, do bouts or waters go away?" All individually and depends on some features of the cervix, as well as the location of the fetus in the womb. So, if the baby's head is too low, the fetal membranes can burst, and the amniotic fluid will pour out. And it is quite normal, if the fights will follow almost immediately. Then the birth activity will be normal and active, the baby will appear in the very near future. But if the waters go away, and there are no contractions for two to four hours, then it is worth to sound an alarm, since a child without amniotic fluid in the womb can live for about 12-15 hours.
Because of what happened? If the waters leave, and there are no contractions, then this could happen under the influence of several factors:
- intrauterine infections;
- multiple pregnancies;
- pathology of the uterus or cervix.
Is there a threat to the life of the child? Yes, if waters leave without fights, this can be dangerous. Here are a few options for the outcome of the events:
- The uterus will decrease in size and move slightly. And this can affect the normal course of labor.
- If the child for a long time will be without an amniotic fluid (in it there is oxygen, which the fetus breathes), then hypoxia can begin. And such a state is harmful to the brain and nervous system and can threaten the life of the crumbs.
- In most cases, labor after the outflow of amniotic fluid is slowed down and may even fade away altogether.
- When the integrity of the membranes is broken, bacteria and other pathogenic organisms from the external environment can freely penetrate to the fetus. There is a risk of infection.
- With the discharge of the amniotic fluid, placental abruption and impaired fetal nutrition can occur, which can be dangerous.
What to do?
How to be, if the waters go away, but there are no fights? You must certainly go to the maternity hospital. And it is even better to call a doctor and report your condition on the phone so that doctors take with them the means to stimulate contractions and labor.
When the pregnant woman goes to the hospital, she will certainly have an ultrasound to assess the condition of the baby and the placenta. Depending on the results and the period of bearing, a decision will be made. Here are a few options:
- If the period is short, attempts will be made to maintain the pregnancy. In case of failure, the baby will be injected with drugs to accelerate the development and opening of the lungs.
- If the period is normal, then the doctors will try to cause the contractions with the help of medications.
- If the contractions of the uterus have begun, then the delivery will usually occur. But it is important that the waterless period does not exceed 12-15 hours.
- If there is no activity of the uterus and the cervix is not open, a caesarean section will be performed.
Let the birth will be successful, and the baby will be born healthy!