Have Not Felt Any Signs Of Childbirth?

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Hello, I want to ask my hpl on August 21, but why haven’t I felt any signs of contractions until now, even though I’ve tried the natural induction method and according to the obstetrician, my fetus is in good health and is in a good position, what should I do?

1 Answer:

Hi Yanti,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

HPL (forecast day of birth) is made by the doctor based on the results of the HPHT calculation (the first day of the last menstruation) or observations of the condition of the fetus, for example through ultrasound examination. However, because of the limitations of humans and tools, of course HPL is not an absolute benchmark for when labor will take place. In general, there can be a time difference of 1 to 2 weeks (either sooner or later) between the HPL and the actual day of delivery. This is still fair.


As for the absence of labor contractions at the time approaching HPL, it can be caused by many factors, such as errors in calculating the HPL, smaller fetal size, abnormal fetal position, head-pelvic disproportion, amniotic fluid abnormalities, fetal defects, and so on. There are no special steps you can take at this time other than wait and watch.


As long as the doctor states that there are no dangerous conditions you need to worry about, then you can relax. Do a lot of walking and bending down so that the fetus in your womb falls in the best position for labor. Some literature also recommends sexual intercourse with ejaculation in the vagina to help stimulate contractions naturally. Get plenty of relaxation and do pregnancy exercises so that your labor will run more smoothly. Prepare your stamina properly, namely through the consumption of healthy eating and drinking.


Do not forget, do control once a week or every time a complaint appears to a gynecologist so that the doctor can determine the best treatment. In some cases, if the contractions do not appear while the fetus is not in ideal condition in the uterus, the doctor may recommend labor induction or cesarean section.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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