Symptoms of preterm birth
Everyone waits for the birth of a child with great enthusiasm. As the time approaches, the impatience for the birth of the child increases, but every parent wants the child to be born on time and completely healthy, but many times, Due to complications, the child is born before its time, which is called pre-term birth. In such a situation, some physical changes are seen in women, seeing which it should be understood that the child may be delivered prematurely.
What is pre term birth?
The entire pregnancy takes 40 weeks. If the baby is delivered before 37 weeks, then it is called pre-term birth, in which the baby can also be kept in NICU for some time.
Symptoms of pre-term birth-
Continuous contractions- If a woman starts having contractions at an interval of every 10 minutes, or cramps in the abdominal muscles, then it should be understood that the delivery of the child can happen at any time, in such a situation, she should reach the hospital without any delay. But sometimes many women face false contractions in the third trimester, in such a situation they should keep an eye on other symptoms also.
Vaginal discharge starts – When a woman starts having vaginal discharge before time or thick brown colored discharge comes from the vagina, then this can also be an indication of pre-term birth. Apart from brown colour, sometimes light bleeding also starts from the vagina.
Pressure building up in the pelvic area – If you start feeling any kind of strain or pressure in the lower pelvic area, you should go to the hospital without any delay.
Pain in lower back- Pain in the waist starts before delivery and this pain increases from top to bottom. This pain does not occur continuously but occurs at short intervals. This means that the child is preparing to be born and the body is preparing itself for delivery.
Cramps- Before delivery, the woman starts feeling menstrual cramps like periods. In this, cramps start appearing in the lower part of the stomach at short intervals. These cramps can also be like diarrhea but there is no diarrhea in this, only pain is felt in the lower part of the stomach.
Prevention from pre-term delivery-
– Take nutritious diet. Eat green vegetables, fruits and dairy products in your diet.
– Do not smoke or consume alcohol, these increase the risk of pre-term delivery.
– Take a half-hour walk daily but if the doctor has advised you bed rest, then take rest.
– Keep getting all the necessary tests and ultrasounds done at regular intervals.
– Get regular checkups done.
– Do not eat junk food from outside.
– Do not consume excess salt and sugar.