Excited about the approaching estimated due date? Would you love to avoid an arduous and prolonged stage of labor?
Prolong labor or failure to progress is generally used to described a labor that has gone beyond 20 hours for first time mother and beyond 14 hours for a mother that has given birth before.
Prolonged labor happen if:
# Baby is very big and cannot move through the birth canal.
# Baby is in an abnormal position
# Birth canal is too small for the baby to move through
# Contractions are very weak
Risk of prolonged labor:
# Fetal distress due to Low oxygen levels for the baby
# Abnormal heart rhythm in the baby
# Abnormal substances in the amniotic fluid
# Uterine infection
Prolong labor is a reason to move more during pregnancy so that with strong abs and fit cardiovascular system could give more stamina for the pushing stage. Flexibility training also helps to enable you to adapt more effectively, efficiently and safely towards the changes in your spinal alignment and posture, muscles groups, joints, tendons and ligaments during pregnancy period which would be helpful in avoiding a prolonged labor.
There are 5 moves that will help build the strength and endurance your body will need come the big day.
A shorter labour – Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles for better pushing
Prevent incontinence – A better control of the pelvic floor muscles so you don’t have leaking urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, jog or lift something heavy.
Prevent uterine prolapse – A better support for the uterus to prevent Uterus slips down into or out of the vagina
Women who did no exercises :
# Had a prolonged second stage of labor, lasting more than an hour.
# Less ‘active pushing’ during the extended second stage of labor
Tighten the muscles you use to stop the urine, hold for a count of three, then release. start with 10 reps 5x a day and gradually build to 10 reps 10x per day. completely relax these muscles between repetitions, so you can learn how to release them during the pushing stage of childbirth.
# Build endurance for labor – Strengthen your legs, abs and open the hips for labor
# Helps Open your pelvis – It increase the size of the pelvic opening
Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold onto the back of a chair for balance. bend your knees and squat down slowly, keeping your feet flat on the floor. If your heels cant touch the floor, place a book or piece of wood under each heel.
Remain squatting for a couple of minutes, keeping your arms straight (bending your elbows will tire your muscles), then gradually return to a standing position. repeat 5 to 10x depending on your comfort level.
3. Tailor or Cobbler Pose
# Preparation for birth – increase flexibility as it open your pelvis and loosen hip joints
# Ease tension in lower back – can improve pasture
Sit up straight against a wall with the soles of your feet touching each other (sit on a folded towel if that’s more comfortable for you).
Gently press your knees down and away from each other, but don’t force them.
Stay in this position for as long as you’re comfortable.
4. Pelvic tilt or Cat-Cow
# Helps relieve back pain
# Keep pelvic joints loose
# Strengthen the abdominal muscles and eases back pain during pregnancy and labor
Get on your hands and knees, arms shoulder-width apart and knees hip-width apart, keeping your arms straight, but not locking the elbows.
Tuck your buttocks under and round your back as you breathe in
Relax your back into a neutral position as you breathe out.
Repeat at your own pace.
5. Side-lying inner and outer thigh
# Strengthen the inner and outer thighs during labor stages when a women is ready to push the baby out.
Lie on your right side, head supported by your forearm, right leg bent at a 45-degree angle and left leg straight. Place your opposite arm on the floor for stability. Lift left leg to about hip height and repeat for reps.
Then, bend your left knee and rest it on top of pillows for support. Straighten your right leg and lift it as high as possible for reps. Switch sides and repeat for reps.
In addition to improving flexibility, its important to take care of your physical well being. Eating quality and healthy diet and practice an active lifestyle can help in controlling your weight for a healthy pregnancy. Prenatal vitamin is as important as well to cover any nutritional gaps in the diet.
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During pregnancy, if you suffer :
# brittle hair
# gum inflammation
# rough and dry skin
# slow-healing cuts and bruises
those are signs of a deficiency in Vitamin C.
Having a low intake of Vitamin \C. are associated with complication in pregnancy such as:
# High blood pressure with swelling of the hands, feet and face
# Anemia as absorption of iron affected by low intake of vitamin C
# Having a small baby includes preterm birth or low birth weigh babies
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