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The date of the planned birth is getting closer and closer. But this is all fixable.
The amniotic fluid becomes viscous and sticky, and particles of meconium, the baby's original feces, may appear in it. This is normal in the last weeks of pregnancy and is not worth worrying about.
The kid is gaining more and more weight, he already has plump cute shoulders and legs. The skin has ceased to be wrinkled and acquired a natural color. Although many people say that babies are born red or blue and wrinkled, it really has nothing to do with the color and condition of the skin of a deeply premature baby.
The nails adorned the child's fingers. Now they have grown to their natural length (to the edge of the fingers), and many will have a decent manicure by the time of birth. Some babies even manage to scratch themselves in the womb, because now it is cramped and uncomfortable there, and they have to sit upside down.
In one case, at 170 births, with the development of the fetus, placenta previa occurs, that is, such an incorrect attachment of the placenta to the wall of the uterus, in which it partially or completely closes the uterine pharynx (the path your baby will take to be born).
This is a serious condition, as it leads to life-threatening bleeding during childbirth and during pregnancy. It most often occurs in those who give birth late and in those who have had a cesarean section before.
At the same time, according to ultrasound data, it became clear to scientists that placenta previa in the early stages is found in very many women, but with the development and growth of the baby, the placenta, as it were, moves up and clears the way for him.
A sign of placenta previa is bleeding, but without pain and uterine contractions, most often after 32 weeks of pregnancy. If you suspect a presentation, the doctor should in no case examine you on the gynecological chair; only ultrasound is used to obtain the necessary data.
Very often, with placenta previa, the child is located in the uterus with the legs down. Because of this, as well as the threat of blood loss, a caesarean section is usually prescribed.
The average weight gain this week is about 12.5 kg. The height of the fundus of the uterus is 35 cm.
Moving is already quite difficult, and I don't want to. However, you cannot sit or lie down all the time, otherwise you risk earning complications in the veins. The best thing is to walk: quietly, slowly, preferably in the park. Enjoy the last weeks of peace and quiet. You do not need to rush anywhere, to worry about anything.
In 4-5 weeks, and maybe even earlier, your baby will be born and you will start a completely different life, full of diapers, sleepless nights and anxiety for any reason. Now, build up your strength, drink vitamins, breathe oxygen.
You may suffer from insomnia and lower back pain. You are unlikely to get rid of the latter before giving birth, but about the first one, we can say that this is how the body prepares you for night shifts at the baby's bed. However, everything is good in moderation. You need to sleep and get enough sleep.
You cannot take any sleeping pills, with the exception of a weak infusion of valerian (weak!). Better use natural remedies that promote healthy sleep: evening walks, relaxing warm (but not hot) baths (not for long!), Turn off the TV so that it does not irritate you, do not drink a lot of liquid at night.
How does the progress of labor depend on the position that your baby has chosen?
Head presentation - head down, facing the mother's back (about 60% of cases). This is a standard position, the birth is going on as usual.
Head presentation, but facing the mother's belly (35% of cases). Slightly wrong position, since the baby's nose is facing the mother's pubis, but is not an indication for a cesarean section. In general, the baby himself does not care at all, but the mother can be very painful, since the child will press on the sciatic nerve with his whole skull.
Very unpleasant pain will be felt by the mother in the entire lower back, abdomen, upper legs. In addition, with this position of the head, a rupture of the mother's perineum is possible. In this case, in order not to suffer, we recommend that you think about anesthesia.
Facing forward (not the back of the head, as usual). A fairly rare (0.17% of cases) position of the baby, in which they rush into the birth canal with their face. There is a risk of infringement of the baby's head when it passes the pelvic bones. Your doctor may recommend a caesarean, although a natural birth is possible.
Frontal presentation (0.02% of cases) - the child moves forward with the forehead and most of the skull. But in this way he cannot pass through the birth canal (just the size of his head in this case will be too large). The doctor will perform a caesarean section.
Breech presentation (about 4-5% of children) - the child is located with the ass to the cervix, the legs are extended upward or folded in a Turkish fashion. Childbirth will be difficult, the baby will go out in three stages: the ass and legs, the trunk, the last is the head.
Before deciding whether to have a cesarean, your doctor should do an examination of your pelvis. If the pelvis is too narrow, then a decision will be made about a cesarean. Otherwise, labor will begin naturally, but in case of any complication, a cesarean will be done, a perineal dissection (episiotomy) is also possible.
Shoulder (transverse) presentation (0.2% of cases) - the child lies obliquely, as if in a chaise lounge. It is often found in mothers who have given birth to many children by this time. Their uterus is too stretched and cannot support the baby in an upright position. A cesarean section will be performed.
And the last thing. During these periods, the expectant mother's anxiety increases, she may be afraid of everything, even childbirth, no matter how much she wants them to come as soon as possible. Remember that everything that happens to you happens to most pregnant women. You just have to be patient.
Reread our 23 week guidelines for a detailed discussion of prenatal depression. Brace yourself! Cry, relax, allow yourself everything that can make you happy, even if it may seem strange to others. Remember: you are pregnant, you still can't do that!
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