In these four cases, expectant mothers should go to the hospital to give birth.

After entering the third trimester of pregnancy, it is possible to give birth at any time. When to go to the hospital is not a problem for the pregnant woman, but there will be a lot of confusion for the primipara. When to go to the hospital? Just remember 3 + 1.

Regular contractions

After normal labor, there will be a contraction every 3-5 minutes or so, and each contraction lasts for 30-60 seconds.

Before that, there will be a contraction every ten minutes or so. The intensity of the contraction is not high. Then the interval of the contraction will be shorter and shorter, the intensity will gradually increase, and the duration will gradually extend.

At the beginning of uterine contraction, you can observe it temporarily. You don’t need to go to the hospital in a hurry. It’s not too late to go to the hospital when uterine contraction is almost every 5 ~ 7 minutes. Because some people will have some irregular uterine contraction before formal labor, and it will disappear after a period of time.

For those who have not experienced uterine contraction, they may not be able to imagine what [uterine contraction] feels like. In fact, there is no need to struggle too much. Once there is a real labor contraction, you will certainly know that your body’s instinct will help you judge.

Vaginal bleeding

There are a few bloody secretions (see red). Don’t worry, you can observe them temporarily, but if there is more bleeding, you need to go to the hospital for emergency treatment.

Rupture of membranes

After the rupture of fetal membranes, amniotic fluid will continue to flow out of the vagina, showing a moderate to large amount of colorless liquid, which needs to be identified with urine and vaginal secretions. The outflow of urine is mostly controllable and has the taste of urine. The amount of vaginal secretions is generally relatively small and will not continue to flow out.

For vaginal fluid that cannot be judged, it is better to go to the hospital and ask the doctor to help judge whether [premature rupture of membranes].

After premature rupture of membranes occurs, you don’t have to lie down and call an ambulance to the hospital as posted on the Internet. You can call a car or your family to drive you to the hospital normally. Of course, you must call an ambulance and I won’t object.

In fact, the probability of umbilical cord prolapse after rupture of fetal membranes is very small. If you feel vaginal foreign body sensation or feel that a cord falls into the vagina after premature rupture of fetal membranes, you should be alert to the occurrence of umbilical cord prolapse.

Regular uterine contraction, vaginal bleeding and premature rupture of membranes occur after term, and need to go to the hospital. Another reason why you need to go to the hospital in the third trimester of pregnancy is that [fetal movement is obviously reduced].

Fetal movement decreased significantly

After term, with the reduction of amniotic fluid volume and the fetal head into the basin, most expectant mothers will feel that fetal movement is not as frequent as before. However, in the period of more fetal movement, the number of fetal movements per hour is still greater than 3 times. If less than 3 times/hour, add 1 hour, 2 hours fetal movement full 6 times is OK.

If it is less than the above standard, it indicates that there may be intrauterine hypoxia of the fetus, and it is necessary to go to the hospital for emergency treatment, so that the doctor can make further examination to help judge.

But also don’t have to worry too much, anytime and anywhere to count fetal movement, because the baby sometimes will sleep for a long time, or fetal movement is not too active. For example, the fetal movement in the morning is not obvious, you can look at the afternoon period, if the afternoon movement is normal, you don’t have to rush to the hospital, and so on.

Responsibility: Cat Capricorn

Author: Duan Tao

The article was reprinted by Clove Garden authorized by the author.