PrepartumLast modified: February 27, 2012
At the end of pregnancy or 37 completed weeks, contractions will grow, and you begin to perceive more clearly, some may begin to be uncomfortable or painful. This can occur in a row starting with two or three contractions every 10 minutes for a period of time, 1 hour or more, then obviously the anxiety starts, you may believe that the time has come, and it may happen that it’s not the case.When after this time the contractions cease, this period is called prepartum and at times can be very distressing for the pregnant person because she could have asked the hospital or sanatorium for preparing the delivery, while it is not so far yet.
Sometimes it can be a painful prepartum, when contractions are very uncomfortable and does not produce a significant modification of the cervix * and surely will tell you to go home. It is sometimes called prolonged antepartum, or patients who spend weeks going back and forth, their place of care. Do not worry, you have to wait until contractions are effective and begin to dilate the neck. Arm yourself with patience, rest, or if want to be in the nature you can go for walks. As long as the fetus is well, your heartbeat and movements have been checked by the doctor, do not worry, eventually the time will come.
WHEN TO CONSULT
Consult your doctor when you start having painful contractions, and regular, sit or lie down, check with a clock, they must be rhythmic every 2 or 3 minutes, and this should continue over time, at least an hour, and sure to be annoying. If you have vaginal bleeding, see your gynecologist, if the fetus does not move, or if you lose fluid from your genitals, it can be transparent as water, white, or green (for this possibility, as soon as possible consult with your doctor)