Only a few can boast that their births have been painless and easy. And it's not that it's so difficult to bear, but that women are very impressionable, and birth is a peak of emotions, which are always told with exaggerated delight, and not always positive. "I was writhing with pain," "I scratched my husband's hands in the blood," "I lost a bucket of blood" - why do you, pregnant women, have such horror stories, which in your case may not manifest at all.
What can you really encounter during childbirth? And when can birth be called heavy? The doctors consider it difficult to give birth to those who have been treated with medical complications. Please note, that we are now only talking about those complications that occur directly in childbirth, rather than were predicted during pregnancy, or even at the beginning of its planning. For example, childbirth in a woman with many chronic diseases will always be more or less severe, but a doctor and a woman prepare for them beforehand. But there are cases when both with the future mother and with the baby, it would seem, everything is in order, and in childbirth there are considerable difficulties. That kind of delivery will definitely be difficult. What can happen?
"I climb, as I want"
This is decided by the kid for his own reasons. The last planned ultrasound showed that the headache (for normal births the head of the baby should be supposed to "climb" first), and in childbirth it turns out that the baby managed to turn over, sitting on the ass, or worse - across. Natural births with breech presentation are possible, but only if the full (and most importantly, rapid) opening of the cervix occurs, then the legs, then the shoulders and, most importantly, the baby's head, will be released first. With "gluteal delivery", almost always the mother is given an incision - an episiotomy, in order to avoid serious "wrong" ruptures. (By the way, episiotomy at birth is also a complication).
In the case of a transverse presentation, when the baby's head is not on the bottom, or on the top, but on the side, always conduct an emergency (or even planned, if a transverse presentation has been revealed during pregnancy) by a cesarean section. Sometimes, with a transverse presentation, the doctor can make an external obstetric turn, turning the child in the desired direction, placing his hands on the mother's belly.
"I aspire, or I'm late"
Premature delivery in our days is also not uncommon. If the labor activity comes earlier than the 37th week of pregnancy, then this is what they are - premature births. Drawing pain in the lower abdomen, bleeding, vaginal discharge of clear liquid, cramping pain lasting more than 30 seconds - all these are forerunners of the fact that labor can come right now. Do not be afraid of premature birth, because when you turn to professionals in a timely manner, the life of the mother and child is safe.
Childbirth "on time" can also flow swiftly, when the cervix opens in a few minutes, and attempts come, which are not ready for the mother or even her baby. The complete opposite of the impetuous labor is labor with weak contractions, when the cervix opens slowly, which means that the delivery itself is delayed. In such a course of labor, it is necessary to inject stimulant drugs into the parturient to enhance uterine contractions.
How and why such complications occur is difficult to answer, but usually with these "surprises" it is easy to cope.
Previous complications are just "berries" in comparison with many other possible "surprises". So, there are very often such difficulties:
- Placenta previa;
- Embracing the umbilical cord;
- Detachment of the placenta;
- Premature discharge of amniotic fluid;
- Hypoxia and fetal asphyxia;
- Births with significant loss of blood;
- Births with crotch and cervical ruptures of different degrees;
- Childbirth with a discrepancy of the lone articulation.
If these complications occur, doctors can not avoid other, for example, complications in childbirth, in which medical intervention is unavoidable:
- Obstruction of obstetric forceps;
- Extracting the fetus with a vacuum extractor;
- Manual separation of the afterburn;
- Manual or instrumental examination of the uterine cavity;
- A variety of analgesia of the ancestral process.
Avoiding difficulties is possible!
No matter how terrible and dangerous these complications are, avoiding many is quite realistic. And this is claimed by psychologists, not by gynecologists. So, it turns out, the positive attitude of a woman is half the success in childbirth. But gynecologists still add: knowledge is needed, but not those that mums divide, but those that are taught by specialists. Be sure to try before the birth courses for future parents with your companion, carefully follow all the recommendations of doctors, regularly conduct the necessary examinations. And most importantly - enjoy the pregnancy and do not think about anything bad. I personally assure you: everything will be fine. Even obstetric forceps will be forgotten, and a formidable anesthetist, the minute you see your baby.
Believe, and everything will be fine!