Features of the second birth in women
What you need to know about the stages of the birth process?
The birth of a second child will be easier and faster.
This is exactly what many women who have become mothers of two, three babies claim. But doctors are not in a hurry to draw hasty conclusions, because they understand that any birth is a unique and unlike process.
The birth of a child involves four stages:
- prenatal process;
- postpartum period.
Regardless of what kind of childbirth is, they involve all of the above steps.
This is the time when the harbingers of childbirth manifest. These include Braxton-Hicks contractions, which are also called false. They are designed to prepare the body for the difficult process of passing the fetus through the birth canal. Doctors believe that false contractions help soften the cervix, without which labor would not have been so easy.
The contractions of Braxton-Hicks begin to appear actively 2 weeks before the birth process.They last about 1 minute with a frequency of 4 - 5 hours and do not lead to the opening of the cervix. At the final stage of the prenatal process, the mucus plug comes off. This can happen just before the contractions or a few days before them.
They are periodic contractions of the uterus, accompanied by the opening of the cervix. Unlike Braxton-Hicks contractions, they become more frequent and have a strengthening character. Initially, the abbreviations last 20 seconds with an interval of 15 minutes. This phase has a duration of several hours, during which you should arrive at the maternity hospital. Gradually, the time between contractions decreases.
In the period before the attempts of struggle, lasts 60 seconds, and the interval between them is 2 - 3 minutes. At this time, the cervix opens up to 8 - 10 centimeters. Before the start of labor or during their time amniotic fluid.
After the fights, the hardest stage begins. It ends with the birth of a child. A woman should adopt the correct posture, breathe and straighten correctly, to help the baby be born. Attempts are always conducted under the guidance of medical staff to make it easier for a woman to give birth.
But it should be noted that it is short, unlike fights, which can last 8 - 10 hours. Duration of attempts is not more than 1 hour. But sometimes the duration can be up to 2 hours.
After the baby was born, the umbilical cord was cut, the postpartum period begins. It provides for the rejection of the placenta from the uterine wall. Usually a woman should make a little effort to “give birth” to the placenta. After this, the birth process can be considered complete.
After they have passed, the woman and her newborn baby should receive medical care that includes the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage in the mother, the asphyxiation of the child and other complications. All measures should be aimed at ensuring the restoration of the health of the young mother was easier and faster.
Features of the birth process during re-pregnancy
For most women who are expecting a second child, Braxton-Hicks contractions are more painful than during their first pregnancy.This is one of the main differences that young mothers state. It should be noted that during the third, fourth and subsequent pregnancies false contractions become more and more painful.
The advantage of women who have already given birth is their experience. Many, waiting for the first child, mistakenly accept Braxton-Hicks contractions as the beginning of labor. Before the contractions begin, the mucus plug comes off. This may occur several days or several hours before delivery.
Re-women who give birth to the second stage, at which the contractions begin, go faster. This is due to the fact that the body is already better prepared for childbirth. The amniotic fluid is rejected, and contractions begin. In some cases, labor can last only 2 hours - this phenomenon is called rapid delivery, but this does not mean that this process is easier. With rapid delivery there is a danger of rupture. If strong contractions begin abruptly, which indicate rapid delivery, doctors can regulate this process with the help of drugs. They affect the contraction of the uterine wall.So it will be easier for a woman to give birth without complications.
Attempts are not very different in young mothers who give birth for the first time and repeatedly. Sometimes during the second birth, a woman may be more attentive to the recommendations of medical personnel. She already remembers how to breathe and straighten correctly so that the attempts can be completed as quickly and easily as possible. In such cases, the experience of the mother also contributes to the fact that childbirth is easier for the child.
After the birth of the child in the light in the second birth also comes the postpartum period. It should be noted that doctors always take into account information about how the birth of the first child took place in order to minimize the risks during second births. That is why some people believe that giving birth to a second child is safer and easier than the first. But some factors, such as the age of a woman, her state of health, do not always contribute to the rapid course of the birth process without complications.
In addition, some mothers during the second pregnancy are not so attentive to their state of health, which certainly does not benefit either them or their babies.Do not forget that any pregnancy requires attention, both from the woman herself and from the doctors.
Second births often go faster than the first. But it is worth noting that each organism is individual. It is impossible such a complex and important process, as the birth of a baby into the world, to predict in advance, preventing complications. For this reason, we recommend that a pregnant woman lead a healthy lifestyle, undergo all examinations and follow the recommendations prescribed by the doctor. You should not read a lot of literature that can intimidate and upset the future mother. It is very important not to be nervous, not to worry, and to get incredible pleasure from the realization that there is a real miracle inside you, which will soon be born.