Is Natural Induction Necessary When Not Feeling The Second Opening During 40 Weeks Of Pregnancy?
Good morning doc. I am 40 weeks pregnant and yesterday morning I checked with the midwife because there was mucus coming out of the mouth of the uterus, said the midwife had opened 2 but I did not feel a contraction, and this morning I checked again but still open 2, Do I have to wait for the opening naturally or must be induced, because in the past my first child was induced, Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition you are experiencing is not necessarily a delay in labor that needs to be induced. This is because it is natural for women who have been pregnant twice or more, to already have 1-2 openings from the start. The reason is none other than because there has indeed been a baby that has passed through your cervix, so that when measuring the opening of the cervix, it is not as tight as it has never been pregnant at all.
So for your present condition, you should not be rushed to do the induction first, because there is still a possibility the process can take place naturally. However, it would be better if you consulted a gynecologist, because a more thorough examination of your condition can be done, an ultrasound can be done to assess whether the liquid is still sufficient or not, whether the baby is too big or not, and so forth that you won't get in the midwife. Even if your midwife can do an ultrasound, obstetricians are certainly more competent in doing so and detecting abnormalities. That way, you can face labor more calmly and with preparation.
Meanwhile, no need to worry, keep taking pregnancy supplements as recommended, avoid smoking, take light walks, avoid lifting and carrying, and because labor can occur at any time, start to prepare a bag containing all the equipment you want to take to the hospital if -If the sign of labor appears. So, hopefully answering your question.