The beginning fights are preceded by a discharge tube. For a few days or hours before the birth (every pregnant woman individually) leaves the mucous plug. If immediately after that, the abdominal pain or back increases rapidly and depart amniotic fluid, you should immediately go to the hospital.
Discharge of amniotic fluid. Water can leak a little, even if contractions have not begun. Sometimes water come flow.
Try to assess the strength and duration of contractions. False labor are painless and time periods of the voltage of the uterus. These States should be familiar to you, because of the pregnancy you had to experience these feelings repeatedly. False labor does not grow with time and do not open the cervix. The increased false alarms, reducing the time lapse between them, frequent contractions indicate early labor contractions. To determine the contractions can feel – they are similar to painful menstruation.
Time him. Use a stopwatch or clock to record the duration of each bout, starting with the first. The end of the battle comes along with the disappearance of pain. Interval between contractions is also measure. The change indicators may not be smooth, and sharp, abrupt.
Rate the numbers of fights. Initially, the interval between contractions can range from 10 to 20 minutes, but a gradual decrease in time indicates that the birth pains began. The average duration of contractions ranges from 30 to 45 seconds, the interval between contractions is 4-5 minutes.
Listen to pain. Of labour is accompanied by a slight pain, which is not too sharp and long. Gradually, the pain intensified, reaching its peak by the beginning of childbirth.
Priotkryvaet, the cervix is stained with the blood pushes the mucous plug that has blocked it during pregnancy. What to do? This can happen for a couple of days before the fights, so before you call the midwife or in the hospital, you need dozhdatsya when the pain in the abdomen or the back will be permanent or will go amniotic fluid.
If you water broke outside of the hospital, identify yourself, what color and smell is an important indicator of the state of the fetus. Much more difficult when water leak gradually. To determined that it was amniotic fluid, a simple test should be slightly tighter – if it is water, then their number will increase.