Excessive Heartburn In 34 Weeks Pregnant Women With Placenta Previa?
assalamualaikumDoctor I want to ask. Currently my wife is 34 weeks pregnant and is confirmed to be a total placenta previa. Already experiencing fluorescence but the baby is imprisoned just fine. After returning from hospitalization at the hospital, the wife continued bedrest at home. At home, the wife likes heartburn as if she was going to poop, but nothing came out. The frequency of urination is greatly increased and in the wife’s nipples there are whites like dry milk. Is that a sign of giving birth? Due to not enough age for the womb. And I am afraid of sudden rupture of membranes. Is it wise if the baby is born prematurely? Please answer. thanks.
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Placenta previa or low lying placenta is a condition when part or all of the placenta covers the cervix. The main symptom of placenta previa is bleeding without pain, which usually occurs in the last 3 months of pregnancy, and the onset of pain in the back or lower abdomen.
Usually in patients who do not experience enough bleeding, they can be treated at home, while waiting for the pregnancy to reach a sufficient age, which is the 36th week, then a caesarean will be performed immediately. Before doing it, the mother will usually be given corticosteroids to accelerate the development of the baby's lungs in the womb.
Frequency of urination and the presence of milk in the breast is normal in pregnant women, and is not a sign of childbirth. However, you must be careful to distinguish the feeling of heartburn and bowel movements because of heartburn due to uterine contractions, so you should not strain too hard during bowel movements.
The things that can be done now are:
Bed rest totally, can urinate and defecate in bed by using the potty to prevent excessive movement that can trigger bleeding. Eat nutritious foods, enough iron content and folic acid. Eat foods that are high in fiber, to be able to soften the stool, so do not have to straining hard when defecating Consuming enough water The family must help all activities of the mother every day If you find things like the following, I suggest to immediately bring your wife to the nearest health facility that has a specialist obstetrics and gynecologist:
Excessive transparent clear liquid such as large amounts of water Exit blood in considerable volume Fetal movements are not felt Mother looks pale, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, even fainting There is a contraction of the uterus that appears continuously as a sign of the start of childbirth Information that I can give, hopefully can help you.