Signs of Pregnant Women Who Will Give Birth
Signs of Pregnant Women Who Will Give Birth – Welcome to the end of pregnancy. Perhaps you just wait for a few hours or a few days to a thrilling process of giving birth. But whatever happens, you must be prepared to give up the nickname as a future mother with the word full of meaning “mother”.
But before it happens it’s good, we know, actually, the birthing process begins with signs like what, until we are sure if we get the sign, energy, mental, and thoughts we will muster to face the birth process.
In most women, delivery begins between 39 weeks and 41 pregnancies. But because the length of each person’s pregnancy varies, so many babies are born in one of those weeks without showing any signs of prematurity or being born late.
In the final months of pregnancy, your body produces progesterone that aims to soften the tissue around the cervix (the cervix connects the uterus and vagina) and the pelvis (pelvis) for the preparation of childbirth. Childbirth begins when uterine contractions begin to stretch the tissue around the cervix.
Signs of Birth
Feeling pain in the groin
You will feel the pain in the groin because there is pressure as a result of the position of the head of the fetus has come down, to the skeletal bone area. Because the fetus suppresses the bladder, pregnant women become frequent urination. You also feel abdominal pain, heartburn, frequent bowel movements, and exhaust.
Pain in the pelvis and spine.
You will feel excess pain in the pelvis and the spine. The pain is caused by the shift and movement of the fetus that starts pressing the spine.
Bloody Mucous Discharge Out Blood
During pregnancy, your baby is clogged in the uterus by the mucus (a sticky mucus clump on the cervix). When labor begins and the cervix begins to open, the mucus clot is dispelled.
At the same time, the membranes surrounding your baby and the amniotic fluid slightly separate from the uterine wall. The appearance of blood and mucus that come out looks like a pink sticky liquid this is a sign you will soon undergo the process of childbirth.
It is not uncommon for a labor to start with a strong contraction. At first, contractions feel like a pain in the lower back, which gradually shifts into the lower abdomen. Some describe it as similar to heartburn during menstruation. As heartburn moves to the stomach by hand you can feel the stomach is hardened.
The seizures resemble Braxton Hicks contractions (fake contractions), the name feels orderly, progressively along with the progress of the labor process. The uterus is composed of involuntary longitudinal muscles, the muscles you can not control at will.
During childbirth, the muscles become thickened and shortened along with each contraction, and at that moment the muscles gradually stop thinking or remove the cervix.
This process continues until the cervix opening becomes full, its width is between 8-10 cm. Today the magnitude of openings is no longer measured by fingers. Five fingers mean full aperture.
The initial stage of dilation from 1-4 cm lasts the longest. Contraction slowly and appear every 15-20 minutes, then gradually strengthen and more often so that every three to five minutes, which makes you feel uncomfortable.
If your amniotic fluid has not ruptured, it is better to go to the hospital once the contractions are felt every 10 minutes. Once the dilatation of the cervix reaches 4 to 5 cm, the contractions will be felt even more rapidly until they appear wavy.
To overcome it take a short but quick breath, and the time to breathe will be very short. It can be said that this is the toughest period of childbirth, which can make you want to get painkillers.
Rupture of Amniotic Air
In some cases, the membrane remains intact until the end of the first stage of labor. Then, the pressure of the contractions and the pressure of your baby’s head on the cervix mouth causes a rupture of amniotic fluid.
When the amniotic fluid starts to leak, you will feel the spray of water or just seepage, but the actual event of rupture of amniotic fluid is not felt because the membrane has no nerve. His job is to accommodate two liters of sterile amniotic water, which at the same time exit as well as clean the delivery path.
Along with membrane rupture, childbirth process will take place quickly. The baby’s head will try hard to suppress the cervix, to open it and stimulate prostaglandin release to spur your contractions.
Fetal Movement Signs Ahead of Labor
It is important to recognize signs of fetal movement before labor time so that you can prepare for labor. Here are the signs of fetal movement before labor:
- At 36 weeks, the fetus in your womb already has a maturity and size ready to be born. The body organs of the fetus in the womb have been formed perfectly in between, namely, liver, kidney, and lungs. Where your baby’s heart at 36 weeks already has dirt. With the readiness of your baby’s organs, now your pregnancy has entered the week for preparation before birth.
- The state of your baby in the womb will continue to experience movement, especially in training his lungs to prepare for breathing after he was born later.
- At 37 weeks of pregnancy, the baby will change his position to adjust to the delivery he will face. At this age, the fetal movement before delivery is marked by the state of the baby that descends into the pelvis. The baby’s head will normally be facing the birth canal just before delivery.
- Furthermore, the movement at this age is marked by the fall of the lining, and vernix caseosa or layers that play a role to protect the baby in the womb will disappear. The two parts will be the baby swallow which will ultimately affect the baby’s first defecation, where the baby’s shit will be blackish.
- Pregnant women will often experience contractions at 38 weeks gestation. The baby’s movement will continue to grow. One of the conditions of the baby at this age is to increase the stored fat that serves to keep the baby’s body temperature after he was born.
- At 39 weeks of gestation, the baby’s movement is ready to face the birth canal. The original amniotic fluid, at this age, will turn pale as well as milk.
- In the final week, such as at 40 weeks’ gestation, the mother’s uterus will become narrower. In the final week of the baby in the womb will produce hormones. Which hormone produced by the baby is called the cortisone of the adrenal gland. These hormones play a role to help improve the lungs of infants to be ready to receive air after birth. For the male reproductive organs, generally, the testes have fallen. As for the baby girl, the ovary is still on the edge of the pelvis as well as after the baby is born.
Mental Preparation For Birth Process
For mothers who are close to the time of delivery, you should do activities that can make your baby and you healthy to be more ready for delivery. Activities that you can do one of them is by doing special sports pregnant women, such as pregnancy exercise useful for preparing your body when it will face the time of delivery.
In addition, pregnancy exercise is also good to prepare mentally for delivery. Gymnastic pregnancy is done can help you in regulating the respiratory system, improve fitness.
Exercising pelvic floor muscles for labor, improving mental readiness before delivery and so on. In addition to doing gymnastics pregnant, a few other things you can do to prepare mentally for birth as follows:
- Practicing mental readiness. Mental preparation is one of the things that you need to consider when entering the third trimester or before delivery. Preparing mentally is important, especially for those of you who are the first time pregnant and will give birth. Not a few women who still feel afraid of labor. Fear or anxiety that is felt is usually caused by the pain of childbirth, fear of losing the life of yourself or baby, fearing if the baby was born disabled, embarrassed if you have to deal with medical experts in the delivery room and so forth.
- In order not to affect your own condition before delivery, you should immediately get rid of the fear that you feel it. You can try to train your mind to eliminate these fears. There is nothing wrong if you reveal what you feel to those closest to you, be it a spouse, parents, older siblings or so forth. To practice mental preparedness for labor, it is recommended that you attend a special class of antenatal.
- Effective ways you can do to train the mental readiness before delivery is to imagine the face of a small and adorable baby who will present fill your days. This nine-month wait and your expectation to see your baby’s little face and desire to touch and embrace immediately is a motivation that can help you reduce the fear of labor.
Things That Can Not Be Done Before Normal Birth
There are some things that should not be done before normal delivery as follows:
Listening to Bad Experiences
Listening to bad experiences before labor is not recommended. When you listen to bad experiences from other people who have given birth, it will make you guess then will be negative thinking about childbirth.
For those of you who are the first time pregnant, then the anxiety may be increased and will make you more worried in the face of normal labor. If you are with certain friends or groups who talk about their bad experiences during labor, then you should avoid it or be able to cut off the conversation politely.
What you can do is find a health service that can help you prepare for a normal birth. You may be consulted in order to avoid induction or some of the effects of pain medication during labor. If your condition is healthy at the time of delivery, it can help you in preparing for normal delivery smoothly.
Easy to despair
Ahead of a normal delivery, you should avoid the nature of easily despair. Despair before the birth will only make things more complicated. Some bad feedback may make you fearful and anxious when facing a normal labor. It is actually normal to happen.
But managing yourself well before delivery can help you be better and more comfortable. You must also remember that your loved ones will always be with you and be with you.
You can prepare mentally for activities that can support the normal delivery process such as doing pregnancy exercise or attending a pregnant mother class accompanied by prayer in preparing mentally for delivery. Do’a pregnant women can help you in preparing for the birth.
Forgetting the Husband’s Role
Also, avoid forgetting the role of your husband for this. During labor, you need the role and support of your partner. Preparation for a normal delivery you will face requires preparation, be it physical preparation or psychology.
For those of you who are still worried and anxious, being near a standby husband will make you more comfortable in the face of normal labor. Environmental conditions along with the support of your loved ones will help you to alleviate anxiety and concerns just before normal delivery.
You must remain confident that you can give birth normally. It’s best to cultivate confidence, and do not lose confidence. Losing confidence before normal labor is something you should throw away.
Some things may make you lose confidence when entering the time of delivery, such as sudden suddenly want to defecate. Although for you embarrassing, but it is a normal situation in doing normal labor. You need to stay focused and let your uncomfortable feelings go by. Go back to focus on preparing energy and strength in labor.