Briefly about the Brexton-Hicks fights
The training bout was first described by a doctor from England John Brexton-Hicks. It was back in the 19th century, and since then this kind of fights has his name.
What does this medical term mean? The so-called contractions of the uterus musculature of the future mother, which do not lead to its opening and birth, respectively. Not all women are encountered with this phenomenon, but it is necessary to know about this possibility.
Training bouts usually appear after the 20th week of pregnancy and do not mean a wrong pregnancy. So the main thing in their offensive is not to panic, to behave calmly and to know, that this is just a "training". No wonder they are so named!
Symptoms and causes of training fights
Learn about training fights future mummy can on the strain of the muscles of the uterus from time to time. This tension is similar to seizures. And they last 30-60 seconds. Usually Braxton-Hicks contractions do not bring much discomfort. They are irregular, more characteristic are the areas of the upper part of the uterus, the lower abdomen and groin. Such fights are irregular and concentrate in one zone and do not give pain in the back, as is usually the case with real battles. The peculiarity of these mittens is that they themselves gradually disappear.
What can cause such a fight? There are several reasons. For example, the activity of the mother and her physical activity, the movement of the baby in the womb and the nervousness of the pregnant woman, stress and dehydration of her body, filling the bladder and orgasm. Sometimes Brexton-Hicks contractions can provoke even touching the abdomen.
That's why some situations that cause fights can be avoided, and some just do not allow.
Breath at the Braxton-Hicks training fights
Doctors have no common opinion about Brexton-Hicks fights. Some consider such fights as a kind of training to prepare a woman for childbirth, while others believe that this is just a natural condition that characterizes the maturation of the uterus.
This phenomenon makes it possible to practice breathing exercises, which are taught to pregnant women in preparation courses for childbirth. Here are some of them:
- The breath of saving. A scraping and slow exhalation should occur in the fight, then a full, deep breath.
- Breath like a dog. Superficial and frequent breathing as dogs breathe in the heat. It is advisable during the bout. But if you breathe for more than 30 seconds, your head may spin.
- A slow and deep breath in the nose and a sharp, short breath.
How to behave during the onset of training bouts?
In addition to knowing the breathing exercises, the expectant mother should avoid situations that provoke the onset of these fights. If they started, you can try to walk slowly or take a warm shower. Warm water relieves muscle spasm. It is necessary to change the position of the body, if the contractions have occurred in a lying posture. Accept a comfortable pose. After all, one of the reasons may be the tension of the uterus because of the uncomfortable position of the woman.
Go to the toilet, empty the bladder. You can drink a little.
Breathing exercises help to increase the flow of oxygen to the fetus.
If Braxton-Hicks contractions have occurred while walking, doing homework, then it will be expedient to rest and relax. You can lie down, close your eyes and just breathe slowly with your nose.
Such measures contribute to the removal of discomfort in a pregnant woman. The main thing is calmness and the ability to relax.
But there are cases when a woman still needs to see a doctor at such fights. These are bloody or watery discharge from the vagina, water drainage, back pain and a decrease in active fetal movement.
Usually this happens on a long term. If at least one of the above symptoms supplements training fights, then you need to urgently contact your doctor.