40 weeks gestation, and birth does not begin
Quite often occurs 40 weeks of pregnancy, and birth does not begin. In this case, the girls begin to panic and beat the alarm. After all, the so-called date of birth is established precisely for the specified period. A woman must be born to him. If this does not happen, you have to think about stimulation. But is it worth it? Maybe it's better to abstain, have patience and wait a little longer? And if you do stimulation, then how best to conduct this process? Take into account, any such action can negatively affect your health. So think several times before you get down to business.
So, it's 40 weeks of pregnancy, and birth does not begin. This situation is familiar to many women. It causes, as already said, many problems and disagreements, it sows panic. Doctors, as a rule, put in the form of PDR date, which indicates exactly at 40 weeks of pregnancy. It is generally believed that by this time the birth should occur without any special problems.
Only now it does not always work out that way. 40 weeks is the so-called norm. In general, the organisms of a woman and a baby are completely ready for delivery at the 38th week. But there are cases when they give birth earlier - on the 36-37th. This phenomenon is not considered a pathology, although it can become a complete surprise for the future mother. So before the 40th week, you should not panic a minimum. But prepare for childbirth will have about the 36th. Especially if you have heredity in the form of prematurity.
40 weeks of pregnancy, and birth does not begin? To be honest, you should not be afraid of such a phenomenon. We have already found common standards in this area. But it's not just that it's believed that the pregnancy lasts 42 weeks. It is this "bar" that is set for all women in labor.
What does it mean? If you were not born on 40th week, there is no reason for panic. Especially if the child develops on time. There is no need for stimulation. A normal pregnancy can end at any time before the 42nd week. Until this period, you do not even need to think about stimulation. It makes no sense.
Why? Pregnancy is a period unpredictable. And you can not say exactly when a child will be born. Doctors came up with a definition of PDD just to be ready for this event. And that a woman could cook everything for a future baby. This decision is based on experience and statistics. Already 40 weeks pregnant? The second pregnancy or the first - it does not matter. Then you can safely wait another 14 days at least. But at the same time be ready for childbirth at any time.
Whether to stimulate
To make all this happen is not so easy. Waiting sometimes becomes extremely tiring. And in 40 weeks of pregnancy, the belly of many women stony, there are a variety of discomfort and discomfort. That is, some overwork of the body takes place. In principle, you do not need to be afraid of it. After all, you can still walk in an "interesting position" for about 14 days. And such a decision is considered the norm.
Many people think about the artificial stimulation of childbirth. Especially by the 40th week of pregnancy. This decision should not be taken spontaneously. It all depends on your situation in general, on the recommendations of doctors, and on your health and development of the baby in the womb. Often, doctors offer to independently carry out stimulation or even carry it out without any knowledge under the guise of "forcing an ascorbic for health". Remember, the decision about artificial stimulation of delivery is accepted only by you. But if you have only started 40 weeks of pregnancy, and the state of health is normal, do not rush into this! Wait, the body itself will decide when it will be ready for procreation.
Well, there are some adherents of birth stimulation. As already mentioned, do not take this option into account if the PDR has just arrived. Not necessarily on this day you will begin to give birth.
To think seriously about the "forced" decision will be necessary when you have already passed the 42nd week and the 43rd began. Right after that, the danger for the child and mother becomes maximum. After all, by the indicated period, the baby is fully ready for independent life, and the woman's body starts to literally tire of the "foreign body" inside.
In addition, as an option - this is the appearance of some serious consequences of the absence of labor in 40 weeks. This happens very rarely. Nevertheless, it sometimes happens that a variety of discharge begins at 40 weeks of gestation. And not generic. And some incomprehensible ones. If you do not have infections and diseases, it's time to think about artificial stimulation of labor. All the changes in the body you must tell your doctor. And already he will together with you make a decision about stimulation.
Already 40 weeks pregnant, and birth does not begin? Artificial stimulation is useful when there is increased fetal development. That is, if the child is ahead of its real life in the state of the body at the moment.
In practice, babies, who develop faster, are born on the 36-38th week of pregnancy. And up to 40 rarely "sit" inside the mother. True, for various reasons, births may not occur by this time. And then at the 40th week a decision is usually made about stimulation. It also happens different. And the consequences are also varied. They will have to be known before agreeing to a procedure.
While you have not come 42 weeks of pregnancy, you should not panic about childbirth. Yes, I really want to give birth and experience the joy of motherhood sooner. Only because our body is itself adapted for procreation. And he is "more visible" when it is required to start a generic activity. If you still want to conduct stimulation for no apparent reason, first study all the consequences and negative aspects of this process.
For example, many women claim that such a step is simply negligence. And doctors, and women in childbirth. After all, medications are often used for stimulation. They negatively affect the health of the mother, as well as the unborn baby. Side effects can be deplorable. Lethal outcomes are extremely rare, but the likelihood of them exists.
In addition, artificially induced births are much more painful than those that have naturally begun. Contractions will be several times stronger. Do you have 40 weeks of pregnancy? Pain, discharge and other "delights" do not bother you? Then you better wait a bit! After all, not everyone can cope with fights that appear after the medical stimulation of childbirth. You can get a shock, as well as just die of pain. In the modern world, this happens rarely. But to completely exclude this kind of event is not worth it.
Above all, pain from stimulation can lead to loss of consciousness. Shock is not the worst thing that awaits a woman in childbirth. But loss of consciousness will cause Caesarean section. If you plan to give birth alone, then you will have to think about stimulation only in extreme cases.
Well, if you still want to stimulate labor, it is advisable to choose the so-called folk methods among them. Medication has a lot of negative consequences. But if you try to create a generic activity yourself, then the probability of these decreases. In any case, you will not have a huge pain during the battles - they will be exactly the same as in normal births.
What can I advise? There are several options. You have 40 weeks of pregnancy (the second pregnancy or the first - it does not matter)? The birth still has not begun? Want to quickly encounter them? Then go up the stairs. Rise up and down for a while, back and forth. This method often helps.
Also, as an alternative, they recommend jumping on the ball. It's about variants of "with ears". This is a good prevention of hemorrhoids, as well as stimulation of labor. That is, any physical load is suitable. Sometimes even long walks can cause childbirth.
As an option, some doctors "prescribe" to their patients "muzheitrapiya." Or rather, sexual intercourse. It almost always causes childbirth on the 40-42nd week of pregnancy. All this is due to muscle contraction in the body. We can say that sexual intercourse is a real stimulant of childbirth, which is distinguished by its safety.
True, most often in hospitals and maternity homes use a medicamentous method of stimulating labor. With bona fide doctors, this option is considered in case of carrying the baby. That is, when it's 42 weeks pregnant. But most often this method is used when just do not want to "fiddle" with the woman in childbirth for a long time and wait until it is born on its own.
As a stimulant, it is customary to administer oxytocin. It is a special hormone that is responsible for the onset of labor. To a woman who is against stimulation, did not learn about the introduction of the drug, it is often called a "vitamin" or "ascorbic." After intravenous administration, painful (sometimes even too much) contractions begin, deliveries "start".
What can we say in conclusion of our today's topic? You have 40 weeks of pregnancy, and birth does not begin? There is no reason for panic. This is normal. Migrated pregnancy is considered from the 42nd week. More precisely - after its termination. Until that time, think about stimulation is not worth it. Unless you have a dramatically deteriorating over time health status.
Try to avoid medication when stimulating. The consequences of this can be irreversible. True, sometimes you can not do without it. In any case, at the 40th week of pregnancy there are no reasons for concern. Have patience for another 14 days. Only after you can seriously think about stimulation.