Fortunately, there are few such pessimists, and most expectant mothers still adjust to "tolerable" pain, although they are afraid of waiting for labor before delivery. Ignorance is always intimidating, and, as a rule, The contractions are certainly not by our will (unless, of course, we resort to stimulation of labor). So how do these bouts begin? How not to miss them from the field of your eyes? And what is really hidden in this "formidable word"?
What are the sensations when the fights begin?
Contractions are why they call fights, that they cause a feeling of grasping, a sharp contraction. When it comes to the forthcoming birth, the cramping sensations naturally arise in the region of the hip joints.
In fact, fights are a very complex "biochemical process", because they involve the pituitary gland of the child and the placenta itself, which begin to produce special substances, which in turn help to open the cervix, which is accompanied by contractions .
During contractions, the uterus contracts, its muscle fibers thicken and shorten, which facilitates the opening of the cervix of the uterus to the extent that the baby's head can squeeze through it. Full disclosure is recorded when the cervix is ??uncovered by 12 cm, while intrauterine pressure also increases, as a result of the bursting of the fetal bladder - and the amniotic fluid is discharged.
How do you know when a fight begins?
When to expect a pregnant woman to contract? We have all heard about the threats of premature births, which also begin with fights, but along with these signs of the upcoming birth the woman also discovers other symptoms. In any case, cramping pain requires special attention from the future mother. Practice shows that the battles and sensations for them are different for all women. Even a false fight, about which doctors like to tell, not all pregnant women notice. Moreover, even about true birth battles the future mother can learn only when she has a desire to push. We heard about the impetuous birth, when the fights can not be confused with anything.
Ideally, everything happens like this: starting from the 20th week of pregnancy, the body begins to "rehearse" the forthcoming birth, shortening the muscles of the uterus. A woman feels that there is something wrong with the uterus: she is stony and relaxes with a chaotic periodicity. So, "grab" a woman can for a minute, then the pain subsides and disappears without a trace, and soon resumes, but the regularity of such fights can not be noted. It is a question of false battles - harbingers of forthcoming births. But not all women are faced with this condition, and their birth begins on time with real fights.
How to recognize them? Again, ideally, the first fights are for a woman imperceptibly, except that there is a very small discomfort in the abdomen or waist, well, a strong foreboding that the delivery is about to take place (it's hard to find an explanation for women's intuition, but almost every woman subconsciously knows : it's time!). Gradually, the second, active, phase of contractions begins, when they proceed with an exact interval, which is constantly shortened: cramping attacks are repeated more and more, continue for longer, not only the frequency and duration, but also the degree of painful sensations . So it comes to that time, while one fight lasts more than two minutes, and the second comes in 60 seconds. At this time you must already be in the hospital, because in 30-40 minutes the birth will begin. The last stage of the bout is the most painful, as the woman has an irresistible feeling of going off a lot. But if the uterus is not open, she will have to restrain attempts, so as not to harm herself and the baby.
What to do if the fights begin
With the beginning of the first bouts, stop any activities and try to rest. Many people are helped by walking around the room, someone sits down, gets up. As soon as the contractions increase and begin to repeat more often - immediately go to the hospital. Especially hypochondriacs can go to the hospital before.
Do not worry about anything: the doctor who receives the delivery knows exactly what and when to do. If you push too early, he will certainly notify you about it.
The main thing now is to relax as much as possible. However paradoxical this may sound, try to let go of all the anxieties and fears. Panic does not lead to anything good, and, strictly speaking, there is nothing to be afraid of. Begins birth, which you have been waiting for. Until the meeting with the kid, there were only hours. Whether you can help him overcome the difficult path to this world, now depends on you. Breathe smoothly and deeply, trying to relax and "let go" the pain. Excess tension in the muscles will increase pain, and therefore it is important to relax them as much as possible.
Listen to your body, remember breathing techniques in childbirth - apply them as the different periods of the birth process come. The superficial "canine" breath will help to renew forces and not to harm the child between attempts. At the doctor's command, gently draw the full chest of air, in the next minute to be able to produce more productive.
Think about the baby, you need to calm down, tune in to productive births and listen carefully to the instructions of the medical staff.
Is the pain painful during a fight?
So we yourself scared you, describing the "most painful" last stage of fights. I myself was expecting and feared myself more than the genera myself, but I still could not understand why the mothers are crying and crying, for it turned out that the pain is tolerated, moreover, even pleasant. You can not believe it, but the pain in the battles quenched the thought that this is how a little man, my baby, is born.
It turns out that my sensations were scientifically confirmed. In fact, the birth pain lurks not in the uterus, since its reduction is a natural process, which means that the pain receptors (and there are very few of them in the muscles of the uterus) do not give a signal to the brain about any disorders (the meaning of any pain is precisely the "notification" of the organism about "malfunctions" ). But the real feeling of pain arises in the muscles that surround the uterus, and in order to overcome it, it is important only to learn to control their relaxation, as the muscle tension interferes with the normal physiological course of labor. Moreover, the muscle tension is aggravated by fear, anxiety and anxiety. Hence the simple conclusion: a pregnant woman, who is afraid of childbirth, is experiencing great pain already with the first bouts. But many women do not know what kind of pain and pain are in the bouts, so learn how to properly adjust yourself to the inevitable process - birth, namely - know how to relax; Do not waste your energy in vain, as you will need them in the period of the fetal expulsion; talk to the baby; Do not try to overcome the pain, but just take it for granted.
I think if you are consciously prepared for the delivery process, then you will not need information about the epidural, nitrous oxide with oxygen, promedol and other methods of anesthetizing labor and birth.
If fights do not occur
As always, there is also a downside to the medal: a woman is waiting for a fight, waiting, and they never come, even after the expiration of pregnancy. We have to stimulate them. Artificially, you will be called a fight, if they do not appear on the 41-42 week of pregnancy, and the fetus will be found any violations that threaten his life. The most common methods of stimulation of labor: Introduction to the cervical canal Cerviprost (a hormonal drug that softens the cervix); intravenous administration of a hormonal drug (also contributes to the reduction of the uterus); the opening of the amniotic fluid (after which the contractions begin).
Do not rush to "try" on yourself all the worst. Believe that everything will happen in your natural way, without pain, without complications, and most importantly - without fear. Ready for childbirth woman immediately understand: here they are, fights! A little more - and the light will be the most desired treasure!