In fact, in the modern world, there are very few women who would not be at all afraid of the process of their forthcoming birth, since the vast majority of "experienced" moms describe this process as possibly the most painful in their life, and with nothing practically incomparable. That's exactly why it is often in the last trimester of the current pregnancy that a very young and expectant mother is actively looking for all sorts of ways or methods that would help her to save herself from such incredibly frightening birth pain. Someone dreams of all conceivable and not conceivable ways to accelerate this process, because sometimes birth can last almost "infinitely". And numerous Internet forums are simply irreplaceable helpers for intimidating pregnant women, where "seasoned" women in labor share their own sometimes shocking experience. Probably, and you have heard more than once about the kelp, which began to be used during childbirth, quite, long ago and to date very, very often.
The main properties of kelp
So, kelp - this is nothing more than ordinary algae, but growing only in the Sea of Japan, and also in some rather cold northern seas. Actually it is this sea kale and is the most real storehouse of the most diverse benefits for any human body. After all, its composition includes mannitol, and a sufficient amount of fucose, and fiber, and so the necessary protein, and in addition the vitamins of groups A, B, rather B6, and B12, of course, groups C, D, PP. In addition, they are also quite powerful organic iodine, a variety of macro - and also trace elements, and in the form of special biologically active compounds (in particular, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium, of course, magnesium, manganese, and boron, and as well as iron and many others).
It should be noted that in modern gynecology, kelp also could find its destination, and it happened many years ago. And, nevertheless, they were not used for a long time, they were simply forgotten about them, but now they decided to remember again and began to use it quite actively in case of acute necessity directly in the last trimester of pregnancy, and sometimes immediately before the birth itself. Usually, these algae are used as a rather powerful non-medicinal obstetrical stimulant. But in order for these laminaria to be most convenient to use, they began to make special completely unbending sticks. The total length of such rods is usually from six to a maximum of nine centimeters. These very sticks were used for easier and painless expansion, the so-called cervical canal of the cervix, which is necessary immediately before childbirth. They are also often used to stimulate the normal, or rather timely, maturation of the cervix, which is also necessary in the last weeks or even days of pregnancy (especially when diagnosed as "immature cervix").
How do these sticks work and why are they really able to expand the cervical channel - this is not fully understood by doctors until the end of the day. However, there are some assumptions about this issue. Firstly, these seaweeds are actually able to absorb a sufficient amount of moisture directly from the air, as well as getting into a certain liquid medium. Actually that is why the sticks of kelp that get directly into the vagina can thicken several times, which means that they can also purely mechanically expand the cervical canal, simply because of the banal mechanical pressure directly on its walls. And secondly, according to some of the latest data, laminaria can contribute to increasing the production of the so-called uterine prostaglandin or F2a, which usually plays one of the most important roles in the process of so much needed softening and full expansion of the cervical canal before delivery.
In what cases during birth can you need sticks of kelp?
As a rule, with the help of laminaria, a woman's cervix is prepared for delivery if, for example, she ripens too slowly on her own, or by the end of her pregnancy, she is completely "immature". In addition, laminari rods may well be used as a causative agent of labor, thus causing the birth itself, but this is done only in that particular case, if there are clear indications to this. Among such indications, it can be noted, for example, the hypotrophy or antenatal fetal death, as well as the strongest gestosis that began in the second half of pregnancy, and, of course, Rh-conflict between the fetus and the mother.
Thus, while preparing the cervix of a pregnant woman for a full disclosure (of course, if she herself for some reason does not reveal her natural way), your doctor will individually determine which number of laminaria rods will need to be introduced and, of course, at what time period. Immediately before the birth of a pregnant woman at the same time doctors can enter up to nineteen sticks of kelp and this is for a period of twelve to thirty-two hours. Most often this procedure is tried in two separate stages. At the first stage, on average, no more than six sticks of laminaria are injected and no more than sixteen hours. However, if the effect during this time did not come (the cervix itself could not open), then proceed directly to the second stage. At this stage, the previous laminaria is completely removed and then introduced again, again for the next sixteen hours.
And they can use this method as completely independent or, as combined with some medicamental methods, necessary preparation of the cervix for the forthcoming birth and rhodostimulation.
It should be noted that the laminaria must be led by an experienced and competent specialist in all the existing rules for this. Although this method is considered very effective, doctors are convinced that it is not completely safe. Because too often there may be certain complications with such treatment with kelp. So this can be the displacement of the wand directly into the vagina, and sometimes even the displacement into the uterus itself, sometimes there is acute pain directly upon the introduction of laminaria. There is also spasmodic pain directly during the presence of such sticks in the cervical canal, sometimes there may be bloody discharge, and just general discomfort, less often, but also an autopsy of the fetal bladder that occurs directly with the introduction of laminaria rods.
The main advantages and disadvantages of the introduction of kelp during the onset of labor
Laminaria has already given birth to quite a few women and, in principle, almost all of them have remained, quite satisfied, with the final result. These women, as a rule, note that their births have gone without any serious complications, and most importantly their duration has really decreased significantly. And, nevertheless, some of the modern researchers sound the alarm: after all, those women who have already been used for such rodostimulation of laminaria are much more likely than others to have the most serious infectious complications. And in general, kelp really so still completely and to the end have not been studied.
There is another, as the saying goes, side of the coin: you can not disagree that any rhodostimulation is some violation of the natural natural course of delivery. And regardless of what exactly try to stimulate generic activity - all this contradicts the "naturalness" or "naturalness" of our delivery. And even more so, a number of modern scientists assure and prove that it is precisely such rhodostimulators that are the most important cause of the existing pathologies in the already born baby.
Sometimes after such stimulation blood circulation in the baby can be disturbed, there are quite frequent birth injuries, incidentally, which can cause real CNS damage in the fetus. And the whole point is that such "artificial" preparation of the female cervix for the forthcoming birth (for example, using the same laminaria) often leads to so-called rapid or too fast delivery. And while the baby just does not have time to adjust or adjust to existing external factors, as originally nature was conceived. After all, Mother Nature meant the smooth passage of the baby through the birth canal directly at the stage when the female cervix of the uterus opens independently. Thus, it turns out that laminaria accelerates this process too quickly, and the baby can actually find itself in a rather difficult and even dangerous situation.
However, however, many patients and their doctors still note a lot of positive moments after using the same sticks of laminaria in labor. Of course, it is difficult to argue here, because you will never convince those who once gave birth with laminaria quite successfully and painlessly, that this method is something dangerous. Actually, that is why our doctors and future mothers are still arguing about both the harm and benefit of using laminaria.
We only wish you successful, painless, and most importantly - only natural births!