The pregnancy is a stage in a woman’s life that is usually accompanied by many doubts. From the simplest ones, such as changes in mood and body, to the most complex ones about the baby’s health and the correct diet for each week of pregnancy.
All these doubts are common and need to be clarified not only for the pregnant woman to know what is happening to her body, but also for her to be more clarified and, consequently, more calm about the pregnancy.
Among all these, one of the questions that is not always accompanied by easy answers is about vaginal pressure in pregnancy . Why it happens and what it means are some of the issues that we will deal with in today’s text.
Causes of Vaginal Pressure in Pregnancy
A woman normally feels vaginal pressure during pregnancy because of the increased weight of the baby inside her belly. This is because, as it grows, its organs are literally compressed inside the body, which causes the pressure on them to increase.
Many other organs also end up reflecting symptoms because of this pressure, but the vagina especially ends up generating concern, even because it is one of the most sensitive parts at the moment.
This pressure tends to increase during the last few weeks, when the baby is already preparing to be born and the belly “goes down”. The pressure gets much stronger when the woman is in labor and even so, many end up thinking that she is a sign that the baby will be born. Is it really that?
Does Vaginal Pressure in Pregnancy Mean Labor?
With all the information given here, it is important to state that vaginal pressure in pregnancy may indicate labor, but it does not necessarily mean that. It is important to emphasize this because many times women end up thinking that they are close to having the baby just because of this symptom, which does not necessarily indicate labor.
That is why it is important to remain calm and know that there are many other symptoms that indicate whether or not it is time for you to go to maternity, such as constant contractions and rupture of the bag, for example.
It is very common for false signals to cause women to end up going to the hospital before the time of birth, especially those who are most anxious, which is also why keeping calm and analyzing the facts even in moments of tension, is very important.
Can Pressure Mean Something Bad?
There is no evidence that this could mean anything bad, either for the woman or the baby. Vaginal pressure in pregnancy, in fact, is very common, especially in the last trimester, when the baby is preparing to be born.
What we need to clarify here is that this pressure can come with certain types of pain that can end up bothering a pregnant woman a lot.
In this case, the most recommended is to visit a doctor in order to find a solution to relieve the pain that the woman is feeling. It can be a sign of labor or a sign of false labor, which can also cause pain and confuse the woman.
At this stage of pregnancy, it is very common to feel uncomfortable and for the pain to appear, but do not be afraid to go to the doctor, even if the tests indicate that everything is fine with you. When your health is at stake and, especially, that of your baby, little care is required.
How to Know if It’s Time to Go to Maternity?
As we said earlier, vaginal pressure alone does not indicate labor, although it may be one of the signs that it is occurring. To find out if you really should go to motherhood, there are other symptoms that should be noted, such as:
- Very severe cramps
- Regular contractions with short intervals
- Strong vaginal pressure
- Loss of mucous plug
Did you notice how vaginal pressure is just one of the symptoms of labor? Perhaps not all of them appear at the same time, but it is the group of most of them that indicates whether it is really time to go to the maternity hospital or not. At that moment, the woman must already be prepared with everything she needs for the birth of her child.
Keep calm, it may be nothing!
Feeling pain is never a good thing or one that will make someone think everything is fine. What you should do to stay calm at this point, is to know that during this stage of pregnancy some
pains and symptoms such as vaginal pressure are common . Those who do not know this may end up despairing, thinking that there is something wrong with their baby or with themselves.
It is important to stay calm and always stay informed about all aspects of pregnancy so that things like that don’t happen. Still, if the doubt and pain persists, it is always a good idea to visit your doctor, if only to know that everything is fine with you and your baby.
Among all the doubts about pregnancy, questions about vaginal pressure may generate some other doubts and confuse women even more. That is why it is so important to research and know about all stages of pregnancy , especially those involving labor, as this is a crucial moment, which has a mixture of anxiety, fear, hope, pain and all the physical aspects that we quote here.
In general, vaginal pressure in pregnancy is just a sign that the time of childbirth is coming and this symptom does not usually bring any negative aspects. Never stop researching and knowing more about your body, this will make you feel calmer and more relaxed for important moments such as childbirth.
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.