How Are the Pains of Contraction at the Time of Childbirth?

A recurring question among first-time mothers is: how are the contraction pains and measures that help to identify the moment when the baby is close to being born. This concern comes to light mainly after completing nine months of pregnancy, a situation in which the mother must be aware of these signs.

Contraction is a feeling of tightness and relaxation of the uterus, may be accompanied by pain or just a slight discomfort. The movement occurs with the objective of dilating the uterine walls and helping to “push” the baby into the birth canal when it is close to birth.

What Are The Differences Between True And False Contractions?

This doubt pervades pregnant women who are afraid to confuse these situations. However, the false contraction and the one that signals the position for birth emit signals that will differentiate them. In the mid-70s, obstetrician J. Braxton Hicks noticed that the uterine muscle received contraction from the first trimester of gestation, so this was not yet the right time for birth, demystifying that the contractions only appeared before delivery. The difference is that the contractions for these cases are not painful and can appear from time to time during pregnancy.

The Braxton Hicks contractions simulate a false labor and remember, are painless. From the 20th week of gestation, the contraction of the uterus, along with the feeling of relaxation, can occur sporadically. However, there are pregnant women who never feel this type of movement in the uterine region and will only notice the true contraction at the time of delivery.

False contractions can occur after a busy and busy day. It is important that the pregnant woman remains relaxed, rest and hydrate the body with water intake. Hicks contractions are painless , but can cause discomfort, if you frequently notice symptoms for safety, see your obstetrician.

True Contractions and the Time of Childbirth

Women who do not usually experience contractions, will easily identify the uterine movements that indicate birth. In this case they are: frequent, regular and painful . It is quite common in the first pregnancy for the mother to be confused by these signs , as each woman will vary the symptoms. Unlike false contractions, the real ones are intense, tighten the abdomen and cause a lot of pain.

The closer you are to labor , the more rhythmic, painful and intense the contractions will be. The woman’s body is prepared to give birth and naturally widens the region of the pelvis to allow the baby to pass and push him to the exit channel. Especially after completing nine months, the pregnant woman must be aware of these signs and when noticing the symptoms, immediately attend the hospital or maternity where she will give birth. In the medical environment it will be possible to control the contractions through the cardiotocogram , the device will record the intensity of the contractions, interval and the baby’s heart rate, signaling the ideal time for delivery.

The Moment Of Childbirth Has Arrived!

As the baby approaches the birth, the contractions will be rhythmic between 40 and 50 seconds at an interval every 10 minutes. The baby is pushed further and further into the birth canal. When the time is right for birth, the dilation is usually around 3 cm .

Today, there are several electronic ultrasound devices that assertively indicate the exact moment when the obstetrician should start labor for the health of both the mother and the baby. Keeping calm and paying attention to the duration and frequency of contractions will help the mother to identify the right time for the birth of the child.

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Other Signs That Indicate Labor Is Coming:

Loss of water through the vagina: rupture of membranes or “water bags” that accumulate amniotic fluid during pregnancy. Painless, the pregnant woman will notice a warm, watery liquid running down her leg.

Elimination of the mucous plug: from the last few weeks the cervix begins to become thin and prepare for delivery, in which case the loss of the mucous plug may occur . The symptom usually occurs with the excretion of a mucous substance through the vagina and in some cases, with blood strips. When you notice more blood, consult your doctor.

False contractions: they can also arise when labor is approaching. But it is worth remembering that false contractions are painless and can stop with a simple change of position. False contractions are restricted to the belly and groin area, unlike birth contractions that run from the back to the belly.

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See also: Childbirth Symptoms – Is the Time Coming?

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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