Plan For Delivery At 37 Weeks’ Gestation?
My wife is pregnant with the womb of our second child on June 30, 19 at 37 weeks. We plan to have a cesarean delivery with the first delivery as well as a cesarean delivery. We are confused about the date between the 6th and the 11th of July. Where is the baby’s age if on 6 still 38 weeks. Want on 11 the condition of his mother was exhausted, insomnia. Please advise. Thanks
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Ideally, labor is carried out at the age of 38 to 42 weeks. At this age the baby's organs are developing quite well and are ready to carry out their functions outside the uterine environment.
Labor under 37 weeks does have a greater risk for the occurrence of disorders in newborns and requires special care than babies born at term (more than 37 weeks).
Changes in pregnant women when entering labor often make mothers feel inconvenient and uncomfortable, ranging from back and low back pain, frequent urination, swelling in the legs, difficulty sleeping, uncomfortable stomach, the body feels uncomfortable, and various other complaints . This condition is generally normal and is normal because body mass increases with the growth of the fetus in the womb. Suggestions that can be done is as much as possible to make mothers feel comfortable by giving attention and avoiding all kinds of tiring activities. The role of husband and family is quite large in preparation for childbirth.
Regarding when the right time for caesarean delivery (SC), it depends on the readiness of the mother, family and consideration of the obstetrician through direct examination. It is more advisable to wait until pregnancy is older so that the baby is better prepared and fitter at birth later. Of course this must be based on consideration from the obstetrician directly because the older the pregnancy, the less amniotic fluid which if left unchecked can certainly be detrimental to the fetus. The older the pregnancy, the more disturbing complaints will be felt. Like fake contractions that often come and are often mistaken for contractions before birth.
It is noteworthy if the amniotic fluid ruptures on its own, removes mucous from the vagina or if the mother experiences a strong enough contraction, then immediately check with the nearest health service to get immediate delivery help.
Thus the information that I can convey, hopefully helps