Each expectant mother is anxiously awaiting the onset of labor. And very often the question arises: How do I know what started? How can I understand that the contractions began? These thoughts worried me too. But now I can share my feelings and tell me what I think about this.
It was the fortieth week. Until the expected date of birth remained one day. And so, at night, I jumped from the fact that a puddle was formed beneath me … Send off the water – there was no doubt. She woke her husband, called an ambulance and went to the hospital for her first girl.
I arrived, but there are no fights. Doctors say – nagulivay, and I began to roam the corridor, nagulivat fights. Began, but very weak, began to smack the lower back and slightly lower abdomen. Some say that contractions can be compared with pain during menstruation, but I would not say, maybe only at the very beginning.
So I would go here and there, in anticipation of stronger bouts, but a child without water. Put the drip – oxytocin, it stimulates generic activity. This is where the fun began! At first, the contractions were short and the interval between them was 6-8 minutes, but the interval was gradually reduced, and the duration of the contraction itself increased.
I want to sing – sing!
What I can compare the fight with is the sea wave. Before the birth, I read: in order to alleviate the pain, you need to represent the surf. At first, the wave slowly begins to roll, grows, grows, then reaches its peak and slowly leaves … It was this image that I held in my head, and it became easier for me. I waited for the wave to start going away.
But, to be sure, this is not an easy process, someone is assisted by a lumbar massage, someone is singing, someone is reading poetry. All these methods are good and I also used them to maintain myself. Do not be shy! I want to sing – sing! Doctors have already seen so much that you do not scare them with your vocals.
Second genera were somewhat different scenario. At night, the contractions began, which at first simply prevented sleep. I already half-realized that I had begun … But I was not in a hurry to go to the hospital. Since the contractions were irregular and tolerant. After that, when they got stronger, I started recording the time.
When the contractions began to be repeated with a certain regularity, after 5-6 minutes and the pain began to hinder movement, then we called an ambulance. In general, if the contractions have just started, do not rush to the hospital, wait, write down the start time of each contraction – they should be regular. After all, it can be false labor.
Contractions, as a rule, have 3 stages: the initial phase (7-8 hours), the active (3-5 hours) and the deceleration phase (0.5 -1.5 hours). The first, initial phase can be spent at home. But if your waters are gone, then you need to go to the maternity hospital immediately, without waiting for contractions!
Let your pregnancy be happy, and the birth of the baby easy. The main thing to understand is that the pain that a woman experiences during contractions is necessary for the body, that thanks to the contractions of the uterus, the child is born. Once you feel pain, then everything goes as it should, and you will soon meet your baby!