Pain in childbirth and contractions are all caused by opening ten fingers. A physical picture allows you to see the meaning of opening fingers.
From pregnancy to childbirth, women have to undergo too many physical changes, from early pregnancy reactions. When the weight soared, from the shape of the body to the swelling of the limbs, it is said that the mother is the greatest.
Compared with the pain during childbirth, these are not worth mentioning. Pregnant mothers who choose to give birth need to endure the highest level of pain. This pain is caused by the gradual opening of the uterine orifice when the uterus contracts. A netizen once uploaded a picture of the opening of the uterine orifice, which is even more admirable. Those pregnant mothers who choose to give birth smoothly.
Xiaoqing was about to give birth. That night she felt the uterus faintly began to contract regularly, so she hurried to pack her things and went to the hospital with her husband with the delivery bag.
After arriving at the hospital, the doctor asked Xiaoqing to perform an internal examination. He said that only one finger was opened at the mouth of the uterus. There is still a period of time before delivery. The uterus can only enter the delivery room with three fingers, and can only give birth with ten fingers. So I asked Xiaoqing to go home and rest first, and then come to the hospital when the contraction of the uterus became more obvious.
Xiaoqing is a little anxious. I don’t know how long it will take to open the uterus to the ten fingers. The doctor said that Xiaoqing is a primiparous woman, and the speed of opening the uterus will not be too fast, at least a few hours. Xiaoqing felt that the uterus was so amazing that it could be opened as wide as ten fingers.
1. What is the opening of the ten fingers
We all know that the uterine orifice will open during a normal delivery. In medicine, this phenomenon is called dilatation of the cervix. The cervix is the passage connecting the uterus and the vagina. It can only be opened about one centimeter, which is the width of one finger. In the process of childbirth, it will gradually open from one finger to ten fingers, which is about 10 centimeters. At this time, the fetus The head can pass through the birth canal smoothly, and it will gradually shrink and close after delivery.
2. How does the palace mouth open to ten fingers?
The process of opening the palace mouth is divided into two stages. The first stage is from opening one finger to three fingers, that is, from one meter to three fingers. At three centimeters, this stage is called the incubation period. The process from three fingers to ten fingers, that is, from three centimeters to ten centimeters, is called the active period.
1. The incubation period of the first stage
At around 38 weeks of pregnancy, the position of the fetus will drop into the mother’s pelvis to prepare for delivery. When the pregnant mother feels that the uterus begins to contract regularly and there is a faint pain, it means that the uterine mouth is gradually opening.
But the process from opening one finger to opening three fingers will not be particularly fast, especially for primiparas who give birth for the first time, which takes about 8 hours on average.
Pregnant mothers don’t have to panic too much at this time. They need to pay attention to the frequency of contractions and fetal movement. If the fetal movement is abnormal, then go to the hospital immediately.
At this time, there may also be redness in the lower body or rupture of amniotic fluid. If the amniotic fluid ruptures, you must go to the hospital immediately. If the fetal movement is normal and there is no amniotic fluid rupture, the pregnant mother can rest at home first, or walk slowly with the accompaniment of relatives to help speed up the opening of the uterine mouth.
2. The second stage of active phase
When the frequency of uterine contractions increases, the pain gradually becomes stronger, which means that the second stage has been reached. At this time, the pregnant mother needs to go to the hospital for delivery. The doctor will use internal examination or direct anal examination to judge the opening of the uterine orifice. Generally, when the three fingers are three centimeters, the pregnant mother will enter the delivery room.
This stage is also the most difficult, because the pain is the strongest, many women will choose C-section because they cannot bear it. This period takes an average of 4 hours. Although there are techniques for painless childbirth, the pain cannot be avoided completely. Pregnant mothers need strong willpower to get through this stage.
When the uterine orifice reaches 8 fingers, the most critical time of delivery will begin. You must cooperate with the doctor’s guidance and exert force in the correct way to deliver the fetus smoothly.
So, if it’s the first time to give birth, it usually takes 12 to 24 hours from the opening of the uterine orifice to the opening of the ten fingers to the smooth delivery of the fetus and placenta, but some will enter the pelvis. It is difficult to prolong the labor process, and if the fetus is abnormal during the whole process, a cesarean section should be performed immediately. If it is a second or multiple production, then the process will be shortened, and some can even be shortened to one or two hours.
Third, how to promote the opening of the palace mouth as soon as possible
The process of opening the palace mouth is the most difficult. If it can help to open it as soon as possible, it can reduce some pain. In fact, during pregnancy and childbirth, pregnant mothers can do the following points, which can effectively promote the opening of the uterine mouth as soon as possible.
1. Have exercise habits during pregnancy
More than 100 pregnant women who maintained exercise habits during pregnancy have been followed up and found that they have more physical energy during delivery , Muscle contraction is more powerful, so the entire delivery process will be shortened, which also reduces a lot of pain.
Therefore, when the physical condition permits, pregnant mothers still have to maintain the habit of exercise, and stick to walking or yoga during pregnancy and other soothing exercises every day, which can effectively help speed up the process of labor.
2. Avoid excessive anxiety
In the process of delivery, emotions are also an important factor that determines the process of labor and whether the delivery is smooth. Anxiety can lead to disorders of the central nervous system of the brain, and body muscles cannot smoothly cooperate with contractions. If the mood is too anxious, dystocia may occur, leading to fetal distress or hemorrhage.
Therefore, you must adjust your emotions during the production process, believe that you and your baby will be able to tide over the difficulties smoothly, and actively cooperate with the doctor to avoid excessive emotional fluctuations. It’s too hot to worry about the baby’s lack of water, but unexpectedly it causes the full moon baby to “water intoxication”, the doctor is ignorant
Summer is coming, everyone’s drinking water The amount must have increased because of sweating. The main component of sweat is water. Since there is more output, the input must be increased accordingly.
Adults will sweat, and babies will of course, so how can we solve the problem of water shortage in babies? Like adults, increase the amount of water you drink? Wrong! And if you really think so, beware of misfortune.
The weather is too hot and the baby is afraid of lack of water. An ignorant mother made a mistake to make the baby “water intoxication”.
Speaking of the problem of baby drinking water, I saw such a news on the Internet a few days ago. It was hot, and a post-90s mother was worried that her daughter who had just been full moon sweated too much and her body would lack water, so she fed her some water. This behavior continued for several days. Soon, her daughter began to lose appetite, and later she became sluggish.
Bao Ma, who felt wrong, took her daughter to the hospital immediately. After the examination report, Bao Ma was frightened and sweated. It turned out that her daughter was “water poisoning”. This situation is very dangerous, and many babies die because of it. Fortunately, after the full rescue of the hospital, the daughter was finally rescued, but due to the long duration, some sequelae were still left, and several organs showed a certain degree of failure. According to the doctor, this effect will accompany the baby. lifelong.
Seeing her daughter being tortured like this, Momma could not cry. What made her sad was that it was she who had fed the baby with water before that caused the baby’s water intoxication. During the conversation with the doctor, the other party loudly rebuked her for her ignorance.
A glass of water can make a baby “water poison”? It’s true that breast milk is enough to cover your baby’s water needs.
People who have breastfeeding experience should know that babies under six months of age will never feel thirsty without drinking water. This is because they have been breastfeeding. Enough water has been obtained in it. In fact, even for babies over six months old, as long as they continue to breastfeed, there is little additional need for water, and there is usually no need to feed water separately. Only when the baby is really thirsty, do you need to feed it a little. And also strictly control the amount of water.
Too much water will seriously aggravate the baby’s metabolic burden.
Infants under one year of age have extremely limited metabolic capacity, which is why they usually eat only breast milk or formula milk. If you rush to feed such a small baby with water, it will seriously aggravate his metabolic burden, ranging from vomiting and diarrhea, and severely “water intoxication”, and there is a greater probability of life-threatening.
Only in extreme cases can you feed a small amount of water to your baby
Nothing is absolute. For babies under one year old, in some extreme cases, you can also give a small amount of water as appropriate. That is When his lips are chapped, Bao Ma can give him a little water, but it should be controlled within 10ml. In addition, it is not recommended to feed the baby by himself under any other circumstances, unless it is carried out under the guidance of a professional.
The above is only for babies who eat breast milk. If your baby eats milk powder, the situation is a little different. This is because there is still a certain difference in nutritional content between milk powder and breast milk, and The amount of water used for brewing is generally less than the water content in breast milk. But whether or not to feed water, and how much water needs to be fed, should be judged by other factors.
Whether the baby needs to be fed water can be judged by these two factors.
1. The number of diapers changed every day
The water intake by the human body will eventually be used after being used up. All are excreted from the body, except for sweat evaporation, excreted through urine is the most important way. Therefore, Baoma can simply judge whether the baby is short of water based on the number of diapers that the baby changes every day, so as to decide whether to give extra water. Under normal circumstances, the baby will change about 6 diapers every day. If the value is lower than this value for a long time, it means that the baby is short of water, and the mother can feed a little water as appropriate. Or you can compare breastfeeding children, because under normal circumstances, the amount of water intake of breastmilk children is just right, and the number of diapers they change every day is a standard value.
2. The color of urine
In addition to counting the number of diapers changed, you can also determine whether you are dehydrated by observing the color of your baby’s urine. This method is easier to use. In the case of no shortage of water, the baby’s urine is slightly yellow, but in the case of lack of water, the urine will become more yellowish. The more water is lacking, the urine will become yellowish. The more yellow, the transparency will be greatly reduced. So if you find that your baby’s urine has been abnormally yellow recently, it means that his body is short of water, and you can also feed a little water, and then observe whether there is any change in the urine state.
Baby’s body is very fragile. In terms of eating and drinking, we cannot treat it with the standards of adults or older children. If you have no experience yourself, you should study the relevant knowledge carefully and consult professionals in case of trouble. Only by always maintaining a cautious heart can the baby grow up healthily and safely, and this is also the responsibility of being a parent.