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Why can't you touch someone's stomach after pregnancy?

i. possible negative effects of touching pregnant women's stomachs

1. Abnormal fetal position

Fetal position is not a major cause of dystocia in pregnant women. Generally, the fetus is smaller and has more amniotic fluid in the early stage of pregnancy, and the fetus has sufficient space for activity. After 32 weeks of gestation, the fetus grows faster, the amniotic fluid decreases, and the baby's space in the stomach is limited, so the fetal position is relatively fixed. Therefore, the normal interaction with the baby in the early stage of pregnancy will not cause the abnormal position of the fetus, but in the golden period of adjusting the position of the fetus (about 30-32 weeks of pregnancy), if you touch the pregnant woman's stomach frequently and wrongly, it may affect the baby's' comfortable 'position in the uterus, resulting in the abnormal position of the fetus.

2. Umbilical cord around neck

About 20% - 25% of expectant mothers are found to have umbilical cord around the neck during labor examination, which is a high-risk pregnancy. Figuratively speaking, "the umbilical cord around the neck" is equivalent to "hanging" the baby. He rolls and jumps in the narrow space of the uterus with high difficulty, and will wind himself up if he is not careful. Generally, the cord around the neck is 1-2 weeks, the most according to statistics up to 9 weeks. However, the wrong touch of pregnant women's belly, especially in the months when the baby's activity space is large (32 weeks before pregnancy), is likely to cause the baby to rotate in one direction, resulting in the umbilical cord around the neck. Generally speaking, the baby will turn around the neck and mediate by itself. However, if the remaining umbilical cord is short and the blood supply of the fetus is insufficient, it may cause irreparable consequences.

3. Premature delivery

After 36 weeks of gestation, the muscles of the uterus become more sensitive due to the baby's squeezing and stretching. At this time, pseudocontractions are easy to occur. In fact, pseudo uterine contractions start from the 6th week of pregnancy, but they are not obvious at the beginning, and will be felt by pregnant women in the middle and later stages of pregnancy. But the false uterine contraction is not a kind of irregular uterine contraction that does not start the labor process. Therefore, in the later stage of pregnancy when the uterus is more sensitive, if 'stimulating' the muscles of the uterus, uterine contraction may occur, leading to placental abruption, premature delivery of the fetus, etc.

In particular, pregnant mothers in the following situations can't touch other people's stomachs casually:

1. Placenta previa should not touch the stomach

At the beginning of the second month of pregnancy, the baby moves in the mother's body, but at this time, the range of activity is very small, and the mother to be cannot perceive it. With the increase of the month of pregnancy, the range of activity will increase more and more. From huff and puff amniotic fluid, squint, smack fingers, clench fist, to stretch limbs, turn around, turn somersault, etc. Therefore, after the early stage of pregnancy, fetal touch fetal education can be implemented. The cord around the neck usually occurs in the early and middle stages of pregnancy. In this stage, the cord is long and the space is large. When the fetus is moving, it is likely that one or two circles of cord around the neck will automatically return to normal, which is not directly related to whether or not to touch the stomach and touch the technique. However, doctors don't recommend that expectant mothers touch their stomachs frequently, especially in the late pregnancy, it is easy to stimulate uterine contractions and cause premature birth, especially for some placenta previa, expectant mothers with signs of premature birth or frequent fetal movements, they can't frequently stimulate their stomachs.

2. It is not suitable to touch the stomach in the third trimester

Many expectant mothers in the late pregnancy like to touch their stomachs to communicate with their babies, but frequent touch of their stomachs in the late pregnancy is really easy to stimulate the uterus, resulting in pseudocontractions. If the technique is improper or the frequency is too high, it may cause premature delivery. Generally speaking, the strength of a mother to be stroking her belly is gentle enough to cause danger. And parents to be appropriate touch the fetus, certainly more advantages than disadvantages. Touch fetal education is the earliest communication between parents and babies. Proper touch and tap can strengthen the emotional communication and contact between mothers and babies, and also can exercise the tactile and motor nerves of babies. However, after 29 weeks of pregnancy and near the birth of the mother to be, it is best not to pat and push the abdomen.

3. It is not suitable to touch the stomach in case of signs of premature birth

The womb is like a ball. The baby will lie in a comfortable position. There is no need to touch his belly in order to exercise for the baby. If you touch your belly or stimulate it, it will not cause the umbilical cord around the neck, but the consequences may be more serious, especially for those who have the omen of premature birth, or who have had an abortion, the uterus is easy to contract, which will cause premature birth again, or even placental abruption. Because of the heavy burden of the lumbar vertebrae and the change of hormones in the body, the expectant mothers are prone to the symptoms of low back pain. For patients with basic diseases of the waist, pregnancy will aggravate the condition of low back pain. It is often seen that the mother to be is leaning back with her hands on, or walking while touching her stomach. In fact, these are incorrect behaviors.

It is easy to induce back pain and lumbar muscle strain after lumbar support, and it is easy to induce uterine contraction and premature delivery when touching big belly frequently. It is best to stand and walk in a comfortable and natural way.

Mothers to be should pay attention to rest, not too fast when standing up and sitting down, choose comfortable shoes, and choose some soothing ways to exercise. If you walk and stand in pregnancy, the best posture is to slightly separate your legs, straighten your back and chest. If you really feel too heavy a burden, you can wear a professional belt under the guidance of a doctor to relieve the discomfort.

4. Frequent fetal movement is not suitable for touching the stomach.

Parents to do touch prenatal education, best under the guidance of doctors, to avoid improper or excessive force. Each touch should not be too long, about 5 to 10 minutes. If fetal movements are felt frequently, they should be stopped. Many pregnant mothers like to touch their stomachs as an emotional exchange with their babies. There is a certain scientific basis for this, but there is a particular emphasis on touching the belly during pregnancy: first, we need to find the position of the uterine fundus; then, we'd better be able to conduct targeted touching according to different months.

During pregnancy, the expectant father and the expectant mother will communicate with the baby by touching the abdomen. This is a way of fetal education. After mastering the strength and direction, the emotional communication between the parents and the child can be improved. However, in case of any of the above situations, please don't touch others, so as to avoid unexpected consequences.