Signs You May Be Giving Birth Prematurely

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The pregnancy that each woman undergoes varies, including when the time of delivery arrives. Because of one thing or another, pregnant women can give birth prematurely or commonly called preterm labor. Come on, recognize the signs. Normally, labor can occur when the pregnancy is 40 weeks old. However, in preterm labor, your body has begun to prepare for childbirth before your pregnancy is 37 weeks old.

Premature delivery can result in health problems that are quite dangerous to the baby. That's because he was born with the condition of the organs of the body that are not fully prepared to deal with life outside the womb.

Here are some signs your body is preparing to give birth prematurely:

Signs You May Be Giving Birth Prematurely
Signs You May Be Giving Birth Prematurely

  • Within an hour, you can contract five times or more. Contractions are felt as a feeling of attraction in the abdomen accompanied by pain.
  • Having cramps like during menstruation.
  • Increased vaginal fluid production.
  • Blood out of the vagina.
  • Dilute fluid out of the vagina. This condition can indicate that your amniotic fluid has broken.
  • There is pressure on the pelvis that feels like your baby wants to get out.
  • Pain in the lower back that has never been felt before. Pain may come and go, but it also doesn't subside even though you have done various ways to deal with it.

If you feel that you have experienced the above, immediately consult your pregnancy to the nearest doctor or midwife, In addition, you can also try doing a number of things to minimize the occurrence of preterm labor such as:

  • Empty the bladder without holding back urination, but be sure to keep drinking a few glasses of water to prevent dehydration. Dehydration can keep you from contracting.
  • Avoid sleeping on your back because this might make contractions increase.
  • It is recommended to lie sideways to the left side of your body This position may be able to relieve or stop the signs of preterm labor.

If you feel the signs are not missing or getting worse after an hour of doing the above actions, you should see a doctor. Later the medical team will conduct an examination to determine the actions to be taken. Examination usually includes fetal heartbeat, maternal contractions, amniotic water, urine examination, uterine opening, and ultrasound.

Based on the results of the examination, if possible you might be given several medicines to stop the condition. Medicines that may be given by doctors such as intravenous fluids, drugs to relax the uterus and stop early labor, antibiotics, and drugs to accelerate fetal lung growth.

If indeed your body constantly shows symptoms of wanting to give birth or the fetus is in an unhealthy state, the doctor will get ready to help you get your Little One out into the world.

Premature labor can occur in anyone, but some women are at a higher risk of experiencing this labor, including:

  • Has a body weight too thin or too fat before becoming pregnant.
  • Live an unhealthy lifestyle such as smoking, drinking alcohol, or using drugs.
  • The distance between pregnancies is too fast.
  • Have certain diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, blood clotting disorders, or infections.
  • Twin pregnancy.
  • Contains a fetus that has certain birth defects.
  • Have experienced premature labor or have a family experienced it.
  • Not maintaining a good pregnancy, such as not having a routine check-up with a doctor, or not consuming intake or vitamins needed by pregnant women.

If you are a pregnant woman mentioned above, you are advised to be more vigilant if your body shows symptoms of preterm labor.

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