Preparation for childbirth cervix: disclosure
A pregnant woman, the cervix is normal is closed completely, to leave it becomes more mild and short. Its channel gradually expanded, and when fully ripe begins to pass off. This kind of maturity of the uterus speaks about the imminent onset of labor. In the process of giving birth, the cervix shortens and is smoothed and immediately before delivery open for 8-10 cm.
In healthy women, the cervical canal remains closed until the beginning of the birth itself. However, in some cases there is a premature disclosure. It happens in the development of such diseases as cervical insufficiency. It may occur as a result of injuries caused by previous abortions, operations, gaps in the previous birth, for other reasons.
Usually, the cervix begins to prepare for childbirth gradually over 2-3 weeks in advance. The signs of preparation are the training contractions, and discharge of mucus plug closes the cervical canal. As a rule, aged primiparas women suffer these symptoms before when re-birth. Disclosure and smoothing multiparous cervix may begin on the day the baby is born.
To determine if disclosure is quite difficult. It can be done doctor gynecological examination. The results of the survey it can assess the readiness of women to the birth process.
How to give birth without tears: preparing the cervix for childbirth
If the 38 week of pregnancy the cervix is not yet ready for the birth of the child, to its softening are often used medications. The use of any medication should be done only on the advice of a doctor. Obstetrician-gynecologist may be assigned the use of antispasmodic drugs in the form of tablets or candles, eases muscular tension and prostaglandins, contributing to the early puberty, with physical stimulation.
Start to prepare the cervix and perineum for childbirth in the home. 4 weeks before giving birth gynaecologists advise women to actively engage in sex without a condom. Due to the natural massage during frictions, uterine contractions during orgasm, and the influence of contained in the male sperm of prostaglandins in a woman's body, the cervix is softened. However, sex is only possible in cases when both partners are healthy.
Evening primrose oil is recommended for use with 36 weeks inside one capsule and with a 38 – two. You need to use it before meals and drink plenty of water. Fatty acids contained in the oil, increase the production of prostaglandins, but before applying it you should consult your doctor.
Eating fatty fish also helps to prepare the cervix for childbirth. This method has no contraindications.
Gentle nipple massage with oil or baby cream stimulates the production of the hormone oxytocin, which is necessary for uterine contractions and early labor. This procedure is recommended 38 weeks twice a day for 5-10 minutes.
You can use the decoction of leaves of raspberry. Two tablespoons of dried, shredded leaves should be placed in an enamel pan, pour a liter of water, bring to a boil, porediti and cool. 38 weeks before each meal you should drink 100 ml of the resulting broth.
At 36 weeks, you can start taking the infusion of rose hips, which not only softens the cervix, but also enriches the woman's body in useful vitamins and minerals. 150 grams of dried fruit needed a liter of boiling water. Accepted the infusion of 200 ml on an empty stomach every morning.
Prepare the cervix for childbirth tincture of hawthorn. By drinking at dinner, dissolved in water 10-15 drops of tincture sleep pregnant will also become more calm.
A very useful decoction of strawberries. Make it from fresh berries, leaves and water. With 37 weeks of pregnancy it can be consumed in unlimited quantities instead of tea.
Helps avoid tearing during childbirth, the perineal massage with baby oil or a special cream. It runs daily at bedtime with your fingers for 3-5 minutes, starting from 36 weeks of pregnancy.
It should be remembered that it is undesirable to carry out artificial stimulation of childbirth without medical indications, as it can have negative consequences: pain of contractions, oxygen starvation of the fetus, the risk of rupture of the uterine scar after cesarean section in a previous birth, the unwillingness of the fetus. Artificial stimulation may be necessary in cases of delayed pregnancy, large fetus, hypertension in women, prolapse of the umbilical cord, but the decision on stimulation in any case should be made by the attending physician. Preparation of the uterus for childbirth and stimulation of labor activity are two totally different things. If in the first case we can easily use the most popular media house in the second, all procedures must be carried out exclusively under the supervision of medical staff.