Throughout pregnancy, the woman’s body prepares for the big day, childbirth . And how long can this moment take? How to know when the time has come and how to go into labor ? There are many doubts during the gestational period, but believe me you will know that the time has come and that you will know your gift from God!
What to do to get into labor?
The labor is always different from one woman to another and you hardly know the exact moment he started , after all it is an amalgamation of factors and symptoms that accompany you to the time of the baby ‘s expulsion.
The labor active only begin when your body and the baby are really ready for delivery. The cervix is thinning or according to the term said by the obstetricians it fades and expands until reaching the 10 centimeters necessary for the baby to leave.
This fact is observed through the touch exam performed by nurses and doctors. But it is noteworthy that dilation does not always occur when labor is already active and in these cases medical intervention is necessary so that childbirth does not occur prematurely.
Signs of Labor and Childbirth
Low back pain followed by severe cramps are symptoms of labor and can start almost imperceptibly and painlessly and intensify more and more until the baby is born. These pains can occur weeks before the day of birth, coming and going, increasing and disappearing and are called Braxton Hits contractions or better explaining, intensive labor training.
A secretion similar to a brownish, transparent or bloody mucus may start to come out and be noticed every time you go to the bathroom. This mucus is the plug that covers the uterus and tends to come out before delivery .
This fact is considered a sign that labor is close, but unfortunately it is not possible to know the right moment to start. The tampon may come out days or even weeks before the date of delivery , so you shouldn’t despair when you notice it is gone.
Stock market rupture
Many have doubts about the rupture of the scholarship and if at the moment it bursts it is already in labor and the answer is no! The scholarship does not always break with active labor or announce the beginning of it. The labor is only confirmed the presence of rhythmic contractions and their absence may be required induction of labor or a cesarean section to protect the baby from possible infections that can occur since the baby already without the protection of the amniotic sac.
How to Accelerate Labor
The work of childbirth begins naturally usually between the 37th and 40th week of pregnancy and is the time when your body and the baby show ready to act. But there are some methods that help the body to enter and accelerate labor faster and manage to accelerate so that in addition to occurring faster it is less time possible until the moment of expulsion.
As a baby to be born at term must be born from the 37th gestational period, before this period, no form of induction for labor is indicated , especially if the woman suffers from pre-eclampsia or presents with a placenta previa .
Activities That Help Childbirth
Doctors recommend walking with accelerated steps, preferably 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon. The walk helps the baby to descend more and more towards the pelvis and the pressure under the uterus increases the production of oxytocin responsible for uterine contractions.
This method is also recommended even when labor begins , helping to accelerate the process and relieve pain. Maintaining regular sexual intercourse at the end of pregnancy is also another effective method, since on intimate contact it produces oxytocin and stimulates the uterus, even helping to soften the cervix. This method is not only recommended for high-risk pregnancies and after the rupture of the amniotic sac, as it may put the baby at risk of contamination.
A tip for pregnant women: do you want to improve the pleasure of sex during the gestational phase? Use water-based lubricating gels that play the role of cervical mucus and still control vaginal pH, reducing the chances of proliferation of fungi and bacteria responsible for infections. Famivita has developed the perfect lubricant for pregnant women and pregnant women, the FamiGel . You can buy it here in our online store.
IMPORTANT: Do not do or follow any homemade tips without first checking with your obstetrician. What can be good for one can be dangerous for the other.
Other means such as acupuncture are also methods used and advised, but they must be performed by a professional acupuncturist in pregnant women, since it is necessary to do it at the appropriate and specific point of the body to stimulate contractions and be able to go into labor.
The intake of oils such as evening primrose and castor are also indicated as effective, but must be used only with medical recommendation as it can cause diarrhea strong and even dehydration. The use must be made with the specific dose and guided by the obstetrician for each case.
Raspberry leaf tea is a method widely used and recommended by many doulas, who claim that in addition to strengthening the uterus, it causes labor to occur faster and less painfully.
Spicy foods and cinnamon tea are old recipes rated as stimulating labor, but doctors do not recommend this method because it can cause problems for the pregnant woman’s health as well as her well-being.
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.