Advice 1: How to prevent fetal hypoxia

More and more pregnant women are faced with the problem of hypoxia. Oxygen deficiency may occur throughout pregnancy, threat of its chronic form as in the early and late stages. So as not to harm future baby, take care of prevention of fetal hypoxia.
Walks in the fresh air - prevention of hypoxia
You will need
  • - drugs-antihypoxic;
  • - medicinal herbs;
  • - oxygen cocktails.
Try to breathe fresh air. If you live in the city, try to walk early morning or late evening when the streets are not so much transport. Try periodically to go to the forest or outside the city. Regularly ventilate the room. Learn proper breathing techniques, which will provide an additional influx of oxygen to the cells. Avoid wearing tight clothing that can impede breathing.
Choose the suitable type of physical activity, the use of which as a whole is invaluable during pregnancy. It can be yoga, Pilates, walking, aerobics. Do gladly and regularly. In this case, after a few weeks you will notice improvement in health and will ensure the prevention of fetal hypoxia, flexibility and good mood.
Consult your gynecologist about prescribing-antihypoxants. Usually, doctors recommend some of them (e.g., Actovegin, instenon) as a preventive measure. Gynecologists often prescribe the rate of oxygen cocktails, which are excellent for the treatment and prevention of hypoxia. Remember that these shakes are best taken in the hospital, or to purchase a device for their production at the pharmacy. Similar drinks are sold on the street or in the shopping malls, not recommended for use during pregnancy due to chemical additives.
Brew tea from herbs that improve blood circulation: the leaves of black currant, lime, Melissa. A list of these plants is much more, but not all of them are permitted to take during pregnancy. This drink is delicious both hot (with honey, lemon, ginger) and chilled (with ice cubes, lime and fresh mint).
Useful advice
Regularly pass the necessary tests (ultrasound, Doppler, biochemical analysis of blood) to exclude circulatory disorders.

Advice 2: How to determine foetal hypoxia

Hypoxia of the fetus is insufficient flow to the fetus of oxygen, associated with diseases of the mother, disorders of uterine-placental or umbilical blood flow, diseases of the child. Diagnosis of hypoxia is based on the direct assessment of the fetus and analysis of the results of indirect methods.
How to determine foetal hypoxia
You will need
  • - monitoring perturbations of the fetus;
  • listen to heartbeats with a stethoscope;
  • - cardiotocography;
  • - doplerometriya;
  • - amnioscopy.
If you notice changes in motor activity of the fetus, it may be a sign of hypoxia. In the initial stage you can detect a troubled child's behavior, reflected in the frequency and strength of its perturbations. With the acute shortage of oxygen and buildup of hypoxia movements of the fetus begin to weaken.
Definitely watching you tell your doctor about changes of the perturbations. It with a stethoscope listens to the heartbeat of the fetus, assess heart rate, rhythm, presence of noise. However, this method can identify only gross changes, as often occurs in acute hypoxia. The doctor may suspect chronic hypoxia on circumstantial evidence, such as reducing the height of standing of bottom of uterus, associated with growth retardation of the fetusand oligohydramnios.
If you suspect hypoxia will be assigned a cardiotocography (CTG). This study successfully carried out in outpatient conditions. With elastic straps on a pregnant belly attached ultrasonic sensor, fixed in place listening to the heartbeat of the fetus. Diagnostic value has the frequency of acceleration and deceleration of heart rate. If increased heart rate is a response to the movement of the fetus or uterine contractions (at least 5 per 30 minutes), then we can talk about the prosperous condition of the fetus. To do this, in the framework of the CTG is non-stressful test, the essence of which consists in the appearance of ucashenie heartbeat in response to movement or contractions of the uterus. If the fetus does not give any reaction, this suggests hypoxia.
With the help of Doppler imaging is the study of blood flow in the vessels of the uterus, umbilical cord and fetus. If a disturbance in the circulation, it is possible to estimate the severity of hypoxia and to take measures for the further successful course of pregnancy. The first study is recommended at 16-20 weeks of pregnancy, since from this period of possible pathological disorders of the blood flow.
For diagnosis of hypoxia in a child are estimated amniotic fluid. About oxygen deficiency indicates the presence of amniotic fluid meconium - the feces of the fetus. Falling into the water due to the poor circulation in the intestine due to hypoxia. Relaxes the sphincter of the rectum of the fetus and the amniotic fluid meconium gets. With the help of amnioscopy are inspecting the optical device through the cervical canal and amniotic fluid. This method is often used prior to delivery.
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