Prolonged Labor Relations With Uterine Atony?
Good afternoon. I want to ask if there is a long-term labor relationship with the incidence of uterine atony? Thanks.
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Uterine atony is a condition in which the uterus fails to contract strongly after delivery. Normally after the baby is born, the uterus will contract so strongly that it helps release the placenta and helps squeeze blood vessels that were previously connected to the placenta so that bleeding that occurs after delivery is not excessive. If the uterus fails to contract, heavy bleeding after delivery can occur and this condition is very, very dangerous for the mother.
The causes of uterine atony are various, including:
childbirth very long uterine overdistence (for example due to multiple pregnancies, large babies, polyhydramnios or excessive amniotic fluid) induction of labor use of certain drugs (for anesthesia) at the time of delivery of a history of previous pregnancy (multiple pregnancies) etc. As you can see above, prolonged labor is indeed one of the causes of uterine atony in postpartum women, so both do have a connection. Prolonged labor will cause the muscles of the uterus to experience fatigue and run out of energy so that in addition to the ability of uterine muscle contractions will also be reduced (thus causing childbirth is also increasingly difficult), the ability of contractions after the baby is born will also weaken and there is uterine atony.
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