40 Weeks Pregnant Is Not Yet Contracted?
Hello, I want to ask, I am pregnant 40 weeks or more 4 days, I haven’t made any great contractions, is that normal? And at this time at 10:00 am I came out spotting mucus mixed with blood and my miss V was as tense u0026amp; what is the cramp that is a sign I will give birth or what? Do I have to go to the hospital immediately or what? Thanks.
Good evening Dianira, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Normal gestational age for childbirth is around the age of 37 weeks to 42 weeks, where if there is a labor outside of the two ages, there are various risks that may occur during delivery. Based on the statement that has been mentioned, then if there is no perceived contraction or other signs of labor at 40-41 weeks of gestation, this can still be said to be normal, because it is still included in the normal gestational age range for delivery. However, regular monitoring is still needed by the obstetrician regarding your pregnancy because if until 42 weeks of pregnancy you have not felt any signs of association, then the doctor will take further medical action to trigger labor.
There are quite a lot of labor signs, namely:
The emergence of regular contractions, and felt more and more often and increasingly stronger
There is a sense of want to flow
Feels like there is pressure on the vagina or buttocks
Protrusion of the pubic area
Mucus discharge mixed with blood from the birth canal
Discharge of amniotic fluid from the birth canal
There is an opening in the cervix when an internal examination is performed
The complaint that you feel may be a sign of labor, so it is recommended that you immediately go to the midwife (if during pregnancy you have never experienced any abnormalities) or to the hospital for further examination of your uterine condition, is it true labor will happen or not. You can also read the article about when you should go to a health facility to give birth at the following link.
I hope this helps.