Recognize Signs Childbirth Contractions

When approaching the time of delivery, pregnant women will feel the contractions of the stomach. But what kind of shows contraction of pregnant women must get to the hospital for delivery?

The delivery process usually begins when the uterus began to contract regularly and these contractions will get stronger the longer and often.

These uterine contractions to help push the baby toward the birth canal and the cervix pulled upward, thus allowing more wide open cervix in preparation for the release of the baby's head.A few women there who have experience told to go back home or take a walk because there is something that has not happened.

Most of the delivery process will start very slowly and gently, so some questions will arise whether it was time or not.

As quoted from BBCHealth, Thursday (05/06/2010) consists of a network of women's uterine muscle fibers. At the peak of contraction, muscle fibers will reach a length of the shortest and intense pain that arises.

It feels like strong menstrual pain, or like a belt tightening in the abdomen and sometimes the pain seemed to rear back and front.

Muscle fibers were then relaxed and the contractions to fade, but will return to the muscle fibers are shorter than the previous. At that time the baby is pressed and the cervix begins to open a little wider.

When to go to the doctor after a contraction?

One of the things that must be understood is not too rushed to the hospital when the contractions had just begun. Mothers should stay at home with a calm and relaxed and follow how the flow of the contraction that occurred. Know how often the contractions are strong and appear, as this will determine when someone should immediately go to the doctor.

During the interval of waiting, the mother can do fun things that help women feel relaxed. When the contractions started lasted for 30-60 seconds and occurs every five minutes, mothers can prepare themselves to go to the hospital.

But if a pregnancy occurs for a second or third child should go to the hospital until contractions are five minutes or so, because the birth process is usually faster than the first.

The longer the contraction will be longer and start to overlap and the mother will feel the sensation to push during that time. But mothers should not do that until the doctors had ordered her to do so.

There are some signs that indicate someone is approaching time of delivery, namely:

Contractions are more frequent and stronger contractions usually last more than 40 seconds and can be three times within 10 minutes of contractions. Contractions are happening too fast and becoming more and more intense.
Appear pink mucus from the cervix obstruction. Labor can occur at any time after this condition, there is rapid but there is also a long time. We recommend that you consult your doctor if this happens.
Rupture of amniotic fluid. This marked the outbreak of the membranes holding the amniotic sac containing the baby and amniotic fluid. This condition can occur suddenly or gradually. If this happens, immediately to the hospital so the baby does not have an infection or poisoning of amniotic fluid.
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10 Best and Worst Places to Be Mom

Being a mother is one moment of happiness for women, especially if it can be in the best places to be a mother. Whichever place best and worst to be a mother?

Save the Children conducted a survey and compare Mother 160 countries around the world to find any country that can rank the best and worst countries for mothers and children.

The ratings are based on health, education and economic status of mothers and children.As quoted from WebMD, Friday (5/7/2010), the following 10 best country to become a mom:
Norway
Australia
Iceland
Sweden
Danish
New Zealand
Finland
Netherlands
Belgium
German

While the 10 worst countries to be a mother:
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Sudan
Mali
Democratic Republic of Congo
Yemen
Guinea-Bissau
Chad
Niger
Afghanistan

Why do many countries in Africa, Afghanistan also became the worst place to be a mother? In Afghanistan and countries in Africa, only 15 percent of births attended by health personnel, and one of eight women died from pregnancy or childbirth-related child issues.

According to the survey, the United States there is only ranked 28th. Maternal mortality rate in the United States is one of 4800, as well as not providing enough state maternity policy which is responsible for the lower classes of society.

Women in the United States five times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy than women in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Greece, or Italy. And 10 times larger than the women in Ireland.

The United States also highly rated in the mortality rate among children under five years old. Noted 8 of 1000 children die before reaching age 5 years.

"While the situations in the United States needs to be improved, the mothers in developing countries are being faced far greater risks to health was also his son, 'said Mary Beth Powers, chief of Save the Children's Newborn and Child Survival Campaign.

According to Beth Powers, a lack of auxiliary power delivery and the challenges in accessing family planning tool, causing women in developing countries face many pregnancies and births are more risky and caused death of mother and child.

Well, what about Indonesia?
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Nausea in Pregnant Women Can Indicates Flu

Dallas, After the first trimester, the nausea experienced by pregnant women generally will subside. If it still happens in the next trimester, caution must be taken because it could be a symptom of the flu.

Quoted from ScienceDaily, Sunday (05/09/2010), researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center, noticed this in the years 2003-2004. During this period, flu symptoms appeared more severe than usual.

Number of patients is also greater than expected. Presumably, the currently available vaccines is inconsistent with the strain of virus that spreads.span The researchers recorded 107 pregnant women at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas was diagnosed with the flu during this period. Of these, 93 percent had cough and 89 percent have a fever.

As many as 85 percent experienced increased heart rate, 60 percent experienced nausea, vomiting. Symptoms are similar to morning sickness which is commonly found in pregnant women.

Almost two thirds of participants who experienced flu require further treatment. Complications The most they experience is pneumonia, which is 12 percent.

In adults, symptoms of nausea, vomiting often accompanies the flu. But according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention USA (CDC), such symptoms are commonly found in children.

In that study did not found other complications in pregnant women suffering from the flu. Babies who are born are also reported to be unaffected.

"At least by recognizing the symptoms, the flu can be handled early," said Dr. Vanessa Rogers who led the research.

The results are published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology May 2010 edition.
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