In the news, it is often seen in the movies that mothers give birth to their children on the road, in cars, in elevators... These environments are not good for babies, which cause great harm to mothers, and seriously affect the lives of mothers and babies. If we know some warning signs in advance, we will avoid the situation of having children outside.
Ready for labor
Into the basin -- the stomach feels more comfortable than before
2-4 weeks before delivery, if you feel relaxed breathing, heartburn and fullness after eating are reduced, it is often that the baby's head falls into the pelvis. Mothers who are in labor usually begin to enter the basin before giving birth.
More frequent urination - pelvic compression
When the baby's head is fixed to the pelvis, it will compress the large intestine and bladder, reduce the storage capacity of these places, and your defecation times will be more than before. In case of frequent urination, urgency of urination or pain in urination, seek medical advice in time.
Pubic and back pain -- joint and ligament laxity
You will feel pubic and back pain due to the relaxation of the joints and ligaments before delivery. When the baby descends and presses the bottom tissue of the pelvis, you even feel tingling. The pain will disappear after childbirth. Arm swing and lateral position can help relieve.
More swelling of legs and feet -- pressure of pelvic blood vessels
When the baby enters the basin, the pelvic blood vessels are compressed, and you may find that your legs and feet are swollen even more. It is suggested to lie on one side to avoid lying on the other side for a long time.
As your cervix softens, you may find yourself secreting more than before. If the secretion is like egg white or light pink, it's normal. Don't worry. But if the secretion is yellow and contains a lot of bubbles, it is a sign of infection. Go to the hospital for examination.
Shivering - hormone change
When the symptoms of labor or before labor come, there are often chills without obvious inducements, but there is no feeling of cold or weakness. This may be due to changes in stress hormones or progesterone levels.
Increase of defecation times -- secretion of prostaglandin
In the early stages of labor, the body releases prostaglandin, a hormone that promotes bowel movement and may increase the number of bowel movements.
The impending rush
It's red! The glue bolt is off
From 6 weeks before delivery to a certain day before delivery, when the cervix is closed for a long time during pregnancy, the mucus plug will fall off and be discharged. You will see a small amount of bright red or brown mucus discharged from your vagina. Some people may discharge a lot of mucus, but also may be ignored.
Many people don't start it for days or even weeks after seeing red, and some people start giving birth hours after seeing red.
Breaking water! -- rupture of fetal membrane
Rupture of amniotic sac, amniotic fluid outflow, you will feel an uncontrollable heat flow from the vagina. Amniotic fluid is colorless and tasteless, which is different from urinary incontinence. After breaking water, the body will release prostaglandins, causing the uterus to contract, so many people start to start within 24 hours after breaking water.
Note: if you feel a jump in your vagina after breaking the water, it may be a prolapsed umbilical cord. At this time, we need to go to the hospital urgently and quickly.
Regular contractions -- a sign of real parturition
The regular contraction of the uterus keeps the opening of the cervix continuously, which really starts the labor. Irregular contractions are called pseudocontractions, which can only soften the cervix, but not dilate it. After the occurrence of contractions, records should be made. If the contractions are regular, you can go to the hospital.