Second birth

The second birth - forerunners, how many last, as they pass

Many families knowingly plan the birth of only one child, and there are, fortunately, also those who are ready to give birth to several. Whatever it was, and to give birth, you need to prepare both physically and psychologically, regardless of whether the first, second or tenth births account. With the first, everything is clear: preparation is clearly needed. And why prepare for second and subsequent childbirth? It turns out that in re-birth women there are as many questions about childbirth, as in primiparas, and even a little more. Let's understand everything.

At what time do the second birth take place?

In the society, the opinion that the second and subsequent births occur earlier than the first are firmly rooted. Naturally, such a scenario is quite possible (especially since the fetus does not retain its weight with the cervix as firmly as it did for the first time), but it is not necessary at all! The number of pregnancies in the past or their absence does not have a significant effect on the period of bearing the baby.

Your second baby can be born when you are ready for it. But it is also possible that he will linger in the womb: many cases are known where the second birth took place after 40 weeks, and through stimulation. So do not set yourself up in advance to give birth at 37 weeks. However, as you know, this could well work: often childbirth occurs precisely at the time that Mom "programmed" herself: to the release of her husband, after the arrival of the parents on a visit, on the birthday of his father or on New Year's Eve.

It is perfectly normal to give birth to a second child at the due date or with a difference of several days from the expected date of birth. So necessarily premature second births - pure water myth!

How many second births last?

Doctors say that the second birth is faster and easier. The birth of the first child takes an average of 11-12 hours, the second - only 7-8. At second birth the time is shortened at all stages: the cervix of the uterus is more soft, elastic, easier to stretch, which means it will open earlier, because during repeated childbirth it contracts and opens simultaneously; the second stage - attempts - goes much more vigorously, as the body "recalls" the previous births and easily enters the phase of expulsion of the fetus. Repeated woman more competently breathes and tuzhitsya, and can "push" the baby in just a few minutes.

At the same time, doctors state that every birth is unique and individual, regardless of what they are. This opinion is also accepted by the mothers themselves: many of them for the second time gave birth much longer than the first. Therefore, each genera are treated with all responsibility, carefully prepared and, of course, are experiencing.

Psychological aspect of the second birth

At first glance, there can not be any nuances. The second pregnancy is realized, which means that the woman is psychologically ready for the forthcoming birth. But it is not always the case. Even the second and subsequent pregnancies, like the first, are planned or "accidental." And in that, and in another case, the woman will again face the process of childbirth, which in all cases is rather painful. Sometimes to give birth to a second child a woman is not ready precisely because of the fear of the birth itself. Usually this happens if the first birth was rather complicated. But even those women who gave birth to the first baby easily and quickly, the subsequent are afraid.

Statistics still argue that the psychological side of the second kind of woman is more ready, and in the process of delivery behaves confidently and calmly under any circumstances.

But how to force yourself to overcome the fear of forthcoming births? First of all, you need to throw out of your head all the bad thoughts about previous births, erase from memory and not discuss the heavy birth of friends and acquaintances. Repeated woman can easily switch, because she has so many worries with the first-born. Indeed, you do not need to fear childbirth, but to prepare the first baby for the appearance of a brother or sister in the house. Well, then, you are clearly aware that no one can give birth to you, and for certain you remember how the first time you were prevented from breathing correctly and igniting the ignorance: what will happen next? Now you are no longer a beginner, and therefore, to behave in childbirth will be more experienced. Believe me, at the right moment you can easily figure out how it is.

How are the second births? Physiological aspect

Here, nothing new will happen. Like the first, the second birth has three stages: the opening of the cervix (fights), the period of expulsion of the fetus and the birth of the placenta:

  • Skirmishes. Even after the first bout the body will remember how it is painful and painful. In this condition, a woman may require anesthesia for childbirth, but you will simply have to calm down and switch to the right experience of contractions, through which you and give birth to your baby. I'll have to remember about comfortable poses, just now the husband with an effective massage can come in handy. During the bout, you need to relax, taking deep breaths and exhalations.
  • Attempts. Listen to the advice of obstetricians and gynecologists and trust them completely. In order for the attempts to be as effective as possible, it is important to be able to hold your breath and release air properly through the tension of the abdominal muscles. Practice shows that during the second birth the majority of women push hard and effectively, so be calm for yourself.
  • The birth of the placenta. If during the first birth the woman felt discomfort at the birth of the placenta, then the second usually does not pay any attention to this procedure. All emotions are directed at the baby, who reflexively searches for the mother's breast with sponges, and Mom herself, happy and tired, mentally prepares for the postpartum period, to return home, where she can fully experience her true maternal happiness while being close to both children.

All this awaits you in the normal course of delivery. However, unpredictable situations can arise, which can not always be prepared in advance. In any case, you should calm down and rely on specialists. Only in this way you can help yourself and your baby.

There are also situations, when the course of second birth can be predicted, focusing on the health of women, the course of previous births and many other factors.

Twice my mother. What do you need to remember?

  • Preparing for childbirth. Children's room, "dowry" for the baby, things in the maternity ward - all this should be ready long before the expected date of delivery. By the way, before birth specify the list of necessary things for the maternity home. It is also important to choose a doctor and the maternity home, if in the previous time there were problems with it. Think also about partner births, especially if the first time you gave birth yourself. Although it can be the other way round - the first birth took place with the husband, and the second time you want to refuse this option. In any case, this issue should be resolved in advance.
  • When to go to the hospital. At the first birth often happens that, having felt the first fight, the woman runs to the hospital, and she is sent back home. At the second birth, Mom does not hurry to the hospital, but it's necessary! Considering the aforesaid about the transience of repeated childbirth, do not lead to having to give birth on the way to the hospital in the back seat of the car.
  • Contractions. Even after the first bout the body will remember how it is painful and painful. In this condition, a woman may require anesthesia for childbirth, but you will simply have to calm down and switch to the right experience of contractions, through which you and give birth to your baby. I'll have to remember about comfortable poses, just now the husband with an effective massage can come in handy. During the bout, you need to relax, taking deep breaths and exhalations.
  • Attempts. Listen to the advice of obstetricians and gynecologists and trust them completely. In order for the attempts to be as effective as possible, it is important to be able to hold your breath and release air properly through the tension of the abdominal muscles. Practice shows that during the second birth most women push hard and effectively, so be calm for yourself.
  • The birth of the placenta. If during the first birth the woman felt discomfort at the birth of the placenta, then the second usually does not pay any attention to this procedure. All emotions are directed at the baby, who reflexively searches for the mother's breast with sponges, and Mom herself, happy and tired, mentally prepares for the postpartum period, to return home, where she can fully experience her true maternal happiness while being close to both children.

All this awaits you in the normal course of delivery. However, unpredictable situations can arise, which can not always be prepared in advance. In any case, you should calm down and rely on specialists. Only in this way you can help yourself and your baby.

There are also situations where the course of second birth can be predicted, focusing on the state of women's health, the course of previous births and many other factors.

  • The gap between the first and second births. Childbirth is a great stress for every woman, after which the body needs adaptation and recovery. Earlier our grandmothers gave birth to children almost every year. Today, the interstitial intervals have increased dramatically. For a complete recovery after the first natural birth, a woman will need about 2 years - experts say. After this time you can plan and the second baby. If there is more than 10 years between births, the probability of a complicated pregnancy and delivery itself is high. Although in practice this is not always the case. Women calmly give birth to a second baby after one year and after ten years of interruption.
  • The age of a woman of a multiple birth. To date, there are cases that women give birth and in 45 for the first time without serious pathologies. Therefore, the question of the age of the future mother should not be raised. However, doctors nevertheless strongly recommend giving birth to all the planned children between the ages of 20 and 35 - this is the most favorable period for procreation without any complications. With age, a woman "acquires" many diseases, so the course of pregnancy and childbirth can be unfavorable.
  • Health status. For a good outcome at second birth, of course, a woman should be absolutely healthy. In the presence of chronic diseases (diabetes mellitus, heart disease, bronchial asthma and others), repeated birth can occur with complications. In order to secure this process as much as possible, it is necessary to prepare in advance for pregnancy and childbirth, to be under the strict supervision of doctors and to observe all their instructions. Complications of second birth can also occur if previously a woman made abortions or there were arbitrary miscarriages. Inflammatory diseases of the female genitalia before the second pregnancy will also affect the births not in the best way.
  • Cesarean section. There is an opinion that if the first birth was performed with the help of an operation, then the second child can not be born naturally. However, it all depends on the reasons, on which for the first time a woman was given a cesarean section. Anatomically narrow pelvis, severe chronic diseases of the mother, myopia of a strong degree and so on - these are the indications in which natural delivery is unacceptable. If, for the first time, a woman is "Caesarea" because of a large fetus or pelvic presentation, and now these figures are normal (the child is located down the head and has an average weight), then the doctor can allow the woman to give birth independently. But it also happens in another way: the first birth was natural, but the latter can have a number of indications for cesarean section (serious cervical ruptures in previous births, suppuration of sutures, changes in the structure of the birth canal, etc.).

Postpartum complications in comparison with the first birth can also be unpredictable and expected.

  • Breaks. A normal second birth can be prevented by scars at the site of the perineal rupture during the first birth in the event that they did not manage to heal. This increases the likelihood of repeated ruptures, because the tissue from which these scars are composed, becomes inelastic and, in repeated childbirth, breaks along the old seam or in new places. If the previous births did not leave scars on their own, then the latter probably would not do it either. After all, after the first birth, the perineal muscles become more elastic.
  • Postpartum hemorrhage. The risk of this condition with repeated childbirth increases. It happens that the uterus does not contract, and postpartum discharge is delayed in its cavity. Bleeding provokes scars on the uterus, previously transmitted infections and so on. However, postpartum bleeding can be prevented long before delivery. To do this, you need to train the muscles of the uterus with special exercises.

Peculiarities of preparation for the second birth

Train the muscles of the pelvic floor. Special exercises will help restore muscle tone right after the first birth, with the second birth will be much easier and faster.

Before the second pregnancy, go through a series of examinations, and if necessary, heal.

If the first birth was premature, then the probability of such an outcome is also great for the second time. To avoid this, give up any physical exertion, especially in the last trimester of pregnancy. It is also recommended in the last months to refrain from sexual relations, which cause active contraction of the uterus.

Well, the most important factor of safe delivery is a positive attitude of a pregnant woman. Becoming a mother twice is a great happiness! (Verified by the author!)

Successful second birth! Believe in your strength!

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