Some factors affecting the duration of childbirth
How long do the first, second births last, from what criteria does it depend how much time a woman will give birth? Is it possible to stimulate the neck of the uterus on its own so that it can begin to unfold as soon as possible and more intensively?
How many births do the first-born depend not only on whether there are any problems during labor, for example, weakness, but also genetics. For example, if your mother gave birth very quickly, swiftly, then, it is likely that the same will happen to you. Although not a fact. However, if you are at home and feel pain in the area of the uterus and (or) the lower back, it is better to go to the hospital as soon as the opening of the cervix can be lightning fast.
Women usually give birth at a fast pace, which begins much earlier than the term (2-3 months), and also those who were diagnosed with the "threat of premature birth". Contractions at the first-borns last not for long, if they were seamed on the cervix or a pessary stood. As a rule, after their removal, at about the time of 38 weeks, almost immediately begins the labor activity.
Thus, not only protracted births can be very dangerous for women and children, but too fast. Women who know how fast and fast the delivery lasts, from their own experience or from the stories of their closest relatives, we recall that this information can be laid genetically, with the appearance of regular battles should already be in the hospital. Fast delivery usually lasts less than 5 hours, and rapid delivery is even less. And if you consider that the bouts in some women can be very soft, almost invisible, then the delay can end with childbirth outside the medical institution. And this is probably the birth trauma of a child, severe ruptures of the perineum, vagina and cervix in a woman.
Also, the topic of how many births with stimulation still deserves special attention. Many women know how often they are excruciating. But sometimes you can not do without medication support. For example, it is necessary to stimulate labor activity when there are signs of repetition of the fetus, or it is assumed that it is large, yet the expected date of delivery has already passed, and the cervix for delivery is not at all ready.
The duration of labor with stimulation is usually about the same as without it, if everything is done according to the rules and standards. First, doctors must prepare the cervix of the woman. It should become soft and smooth. For this, algae kelp or tablets "Mifepristone" (antiprogesterone) can be used. Then a dropper with oxytocin is usually connected, which starts the contractions. And on a small opening of the cervix, a woman is pierced with a fetal bladder. After that, rather severe pains appear, but the cervix begins to open faster. Trying alone, at home to prepare the cervix for childbirth - the occupation is almost always useless. Only a small effect can bring sexual intercourse with ejaculation in the vagina. The semen contains prostaglandins - substances that stimulate birth. In addition, sexual intercourse leads to hypertonicity of myometrium. Some physical activity can bring certain benefits, but without fanaticism, otherwise the weakness of labor activity due to fatigue and premature passage of amniotic fluid is possible.
The first period during the first birth lasts usually not less than 8 hours, regardless of whether the birth is stimulated or not. And sometimes it reaches 12 hours and even more. For women who give birth not for the first time, and with a ready, soft cervix, contractions can last about five hours. They quickly become painful, but their effectiveness smoothes out this unpleasant effect. Contractions at second birth last usually from five hours.
It should be understood that not only very fast, but also excessively long births - this is dangerous for both the future mother and her baby. Time, how long struggle lasts for the first-born, can very much differ. But if the pain is almost constant, with the neck opening very slowly, doctors can decide to introduce a woman drugs that will relieve spasms of the uterus. In most cases, doctors choose this way if, according to the results of CTG, the child does not have hypoxia, and the amniotic fluid is still in place. A couple of hours a woman is resting. And then labor activity is restored on its own normally. Fatigue in childbirth is a negative factor.
Some features have repeated childbirth, especially if they occur in a woman with a large time difference with the first birth. If a woman is more than 30-35 years old, she probably already has chronic diseases that can interfere with labor. For example, uterine fibroids. This benign neoplasm greatly affects how long the second birth lasts, since a large tumor can reduce the contractile capacity of the uterus. Not to mention the fact that there is always the risk of necrosis of the neoplasm during pregnancy, which can lead to its loss. Therefore, many doctors recommend first getting rid of fibroids, and only then become pregnant.
The duration of the second birth is affected by the number of amniotic fluid and the time of their withdrawal. So, the weakness of labor and, hence, weak contractions, can provoke polyhydramnios and premature or early rupture of the bladder. The first situation is more complicated, as it often occurs with the immature cervix of the uterus. And if you do not get it quickly, you can not count how long it lasts for a miscarriage in a miscarriage, as there is no regular labor, doctors are forced to do a caesarean section. In this case, the remaining amount of amniotic fluid is largely influenced by the waiting time for preparing the birth canal. If only a bladder failure has occurred, there is no critical drop in the water level, you can wait for several days or even weeks, depending on the gestation period. If the waters are almost completely gone off - the delivery is desirable within the next 12 hours.