Not Feel The Contractions At 40 Weeks Gestation?
In the afternoon, I want to ask that I have 40 weeks of pregnancy and from yesterday I have released spots but I haven’t felt any contractions, what should I do?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Normally, childbirth does occur in the 37th week until the 40th week of pregnancy. If it happens before that, then the pregnancy is said to be premature, while if after that it is said to be postmatured.
Of course, whether too fast or too slow, has its own risks. For postmature pregnancy, the risk is that the baby has respiratory failure, oxygen flow is not smooth, the placenta is released in the uterus, the baby is choking on its own feces, and the baby becomes too big to be born normally.
For that in addressing this, the best step is actually to directly consult the obstetrician. Because obstetricians can assess, first by re-evaluating the estimated gestational age by looking at the location of the fundus and through an ultrasound examination. Then if the time is past, your obstetrician may recommend an induction (labor-promoting procedure) or cesarean section on you depending on the results of the examination. If you are in doubt about the results of the examination, you have the right to seek a second opinion with another obstetrician.
Meanwhile, expand the streets lightly, and try to have sex. Prepare the items that you want to take to the hospital in a suitcase, so you can take any time if labor takes place. So, hopefully answering your question.