One of the biggest fears of a pregnant woman is premature birth. It can happen for several reasons, but the main reason that hastens spontaneous and still early birth is the incompetence of the cervical isthmus.
What is Bolsa Protusa
Women who have a tendency to have a cervix more sensitive to the weight of pregnancy, or who for some reason do not remain closed during the course of pregnancy, may be proportional to the condition of protruding pouch. During pregnancy, there is a growth of the uterus and, consequently, the weight it makes on the cervix. To understand exactly just see this figure:
The uterus usually has the size of a woman’s closed fist. About 40 to 50 cm³ and extends with pregnancy. It can measure up to 45 cm in height during the 9th month of pregnancy.
Think of the uterus as an extremely flexible and expandable muscle. There are women who carry up to 8 babies! Although human nature was designed to carry one baby at a time, it is possible that a twin pregnancy will go on with great success, until the 9th month.
The uterus is one of Organs most perfect organs that nature has provided, however, like all other organs it has its weaknesses. The weight that the baby, liquid and placenta make on the cervix, may be enough to cause a very recurrent event, the protruding pouch.
What is the protruding pouch: the baby is surrounded by a thin layer of film that holds amniotic fluid inside it to protect the baby from impacts during pregnancy. Even if the pregnant woman has intercourse, who falls, who has an unexpected hit in the abdominal region, she can count on this protection for the baby. The problem is when this pouch is evident through the cervix, that is, with the weight of the pregnancy, the cervix ends up being short and this provides an expansion that makes the pouch part out of where it should be , inside the uterus.
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Sign of Premature Childbirth?
So, this is where the doctor responsible for the pregnancy will be alarmed. The protruding pouch can be a sign that preterm birth is around and the woman is at risk of having the pouch ruptured at any time.
The diagnosis of protruding pouch is made in two ways, by touch and also through an ultrasound . She is able to check the length of the cervix and whether part of the pouch leaves through a possible opening. By the touch it is possible to feel the dilation and also the thickness of the cervix.
How to Get Around Premature Childbirth By Protusa Bag?
When there are cases of threat of premature delivery and there is dilation and shortening of the cervix (erased cervix), the doctor will consider the possibility of containing the pouch with a cerclage procedure.
It is nothing more than a few points given to prevent the cervix from opening further and the pouch to rupture, causing the anticipation of the arrival of the baby or babies.
It is possible that the woman does not have labor and still has the protruding bag, so in any different sign that your body gives you, it is important to go immediately to the doctor or maternity.
Cerclage can be done from the 12th week of gestation and at any time after that date. The conditions for cerclage or any other procedure to contain premature births must be done under the absolute and careful evaluation of doctors because it is an invasive procedure, but in some cases it is very important to do so to give a few more weeks for the baby to be able to take weight and develop properly until you can be born safely and breathe on your own. In doubt? Talk to your obstetrician as soon as possible!
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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.