Harbinger of birth is a collective name of the symptoms that indicate the early onset of labor activity, and it is difficult to miss them. One of the most striking signs of approaching the long-awaited moment are pains in the lumbar region. The purpose of our article is to find out exactly when they arise, and how to recognize in them the precursors of the hour "X".
Generic precursors - what is this?
Starting from 18-20 weeks, women in the position begin to feel that their tummy periodically hardens and strains, while there are no painful sensations. This is due to the presence of the uterus in a tone, and this phenomenon can not be attributed to harbingers of ancestral activity. But the signs that begin to actively manifest themselves in a month or 14 days before the planned event, as a rule, indicate the approach of labor, which causes considerable concern for the future mother.
In women who expect a first-born, such symptoms can occur within a month - two weeks. But with repeated births, prenatal symptoms usually appear a few days before the long-awaited moment.
It can not be said that only painful sensations in the lower back are a direct sign of an early delivery. Harbinger - a combination of symptoms that help to establish important links in the body of a future mother and lose birth events. The fact is that the nervous system of the pregnant woman is responsible for their normal course. To ensure that everything went well, the necessary neural connections must be established and the so-called generic dominant formed. Of course, if a woman has already given birth, then this process is much faster, because the scheme has already been worked out by the woman's body.
Generic precursors - when?
Usually the female body begins to warn about the imminent birth of a baby for 4-3 weeks before the onset of labor. During this period, a woman can feel pain in the lumbar region and many other accompanying symptoms. But each case is individual, so keep in mind that prenatal signals can occur in a couple of weeks, as well as a few days before delivery.
In midwifery, it is considered to be a full-term pregnancy if the baby was born on the 38-40th week. If the childbirth happened later, somewhere in the 41-42 week, then the perenashivanie diagnose. However, there are cases when mothers gave birth to healthy and strong babies at both the 36th and 42nd weeks of pregnancy. This largely depends on the correct timing of the count - from the day of conception or the menstrual cycle. For this reason, the probable period of childbirth can be considered a time frame of 38 to 42 weeks. It follows that the timing of the appearance of precursors of labor can vary - from 5 to 2 weeks.
Of course, it is better to go to hospital with already established labor activity, otherwise you risk staying there for a long time until the birth begins. To recognize when it comes to labor, it is not necessary to call a doctor. After all, the body of a woman always tells you that this time is "just around the corner", and that it's time to go to the hospital.
Backache hurts before childbirth
In the last month of pregnancy, a woman begins to worry about drawing pains in the abdomen and lower back, which have a periodic character. Sometimes they can be spastic. Their appearance is due to increased excitability of the central nervous system and displacement of the vertebrae of the sacral region. You can alleviate the condition by wearing a special bandage and observing the bed rest.
Rehearsal or the beginning of labor?
Training bouts are several painful contractions of the uterus, which have an increasing and tempering character. If the pain is short, there is random, while not delivering discomfort, it is a warning of an early birth.
However, if the intervals of pain appear shortened and the contractions intensify and become more prolonged, then you should not delay the trip to the hospital, especially if the painful sensations are accompanied by vaginal discharge (blood, amniotic fluid).