You may see such news reports:
A couple had a hard time conceiving the baby, and they were careful and difficult to conceive the baby for October (often in the middle and third trimester of pregnancy). However, I never expected that one day, the baby that was about to grow up had no fetal heart and was stillborn.
Think about it, too, if you change yourself, very not easy to conceive, prenatal examination did not dare to fall behind, eat all kinds of supplements, resigned, carefully for several months, every day thinking, dictionary has been turned over, the name has taken hundreds of…
Early pregnancy B-ultrasound said it was good, but today suddenly told me that the child was gone… how do you want people to accept it?
But is this really the case?
Life is tenacious and fragile.
Life is tenacious. If the fetus is healthy, it can come out of the mother’s stomach even if it goes through more hardships. However, life is also fragile. If the fetus has problems, a contraction may make the fetal heart disappear.
Judging from the statistical data, life is more like a choice of ruthless nature:
- The spontaneous abortion rate in early pregnancy is 10% ~ 15%. If special abortions such as [biochemical pregnancy] are included, the total abortion rate is as high as 60% ~ 70%.
The stillbirth that we want to talk about here is actually a special abortion.
Stillbirth is a medical dilemma.
In the face of stillbirth, doctors are very difficult to deal with. At the current level of medical technology, it is difficult to find out the real cause.
Let’s look at some cold figures about stillbirths:
- The death composition ratio of fetus or infant from 20 weeks of pregnancy to 1 year after birth: 24.4% from 20 to 27 weeks of pregnancy; 23.3% were pregnant from 28 weeks to full term. 34.9% within 28 days after birth; 17.7% were born 28 days to 1 year old. In 2006, the incidence of stillbirth among American women after 20 weeks of pregnancy was 6.1/1,000. If there was a history of stillbirth, the risk of stillbirth recurrence in the next pregnancy would increase fivefold. A US study performed autopsy and even karyotype analysis on more than 500 stillbirths. Even so, 24% of stillbirths could not be found.
What if stillbirth occurs?
First of all, respect natural choices and actively cooperate with doctors to carry out corresponding examinations to find out the cause of stillbirth. Although the real root cause may not be found, if clear diseases or adverse factors are found, some work can still be done to mend the fold after losing the sheep.
Secondly, don’t blame yourself too much. The occurrence of stillbirth is often based on pathology, but the current clinical methods are difficult to predict and prevent well, so it is not the fault of expectant mothers.
After stillbirth, the family should pay more attention to the patient, help him recover, and be ready to try to get pregnant next time. In fact, pregnancy is a [trial and error] process. After necessary examination and physical and mental recovery, you don’t have to wait too long to try to get pregnant again.
Finally, don’t blame hospitals or doctors too much. Unwanted disputes are not conducive to the recovery of the body, nor are they conducive to solving the problem. At the same time, don’t blame doctors for not performing cesarean section in time, because numerous cases have proved that the increase in cesarean section rate has not reduced the incidence of stillbirth.
Pregnant women should learn to count fetal movements.
There are some stillbirths in the third trimester of pregnancy that can be intervened, but the premise is to find them early. Monitoring fetal movement is a good way to find abnormalities.
Here, I would like to remind you that it is better and more effective for pregnant women to learn how to count fetal movements than to listen to them with [fetal heart].
The method of counting fetal movement is as follows:
- From 28 weeks of gestation, Fetal movements are counted once a day in the morning, once a day in the middle and once a day after dinner. Because the postprandial blood sugar level is higher, The baby is also in high spirits, Fists and feet will be more active. When counting, sit quietly or lie on your side, count for one hour at a time, and multiply the number of these three fetal movements by 4 to obtain the total number of fetal movements in 12 hours. Under normal and healthy conditions, the number of fetal movements of the baby should be 3 to 5 times per hour, so 12 hours should have 30 to 40 times, or more. If 12 hours are less than 10 times, it indicates that the fetus may lack oxygen. If there is no fetal movement for 12 consecutive hours, you should contact the doctor immediately and take rescue measures.