If some fluid comes from the breasts, it is perfectly normal. The growing milk glands show that your body is preparing to take care of a toddler soon.
For many, the breasts remain tense and tender throughout pregnancy. The milk glands grow and it can drain some fluid from the breasts. You may also feel it tense in your stomach as the uterus grows.
Maybe you sleep more anxiously than usual, and dream more. Increasingly, sleep is disturbed by the fact that you have to go up and pee because of increased pressure on the bladder. Inside the uterus it starts to get crowded. The child weighs about 1000 grams. It can open your eyes and see, although there is not much to look at inside your stomach.
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Inside the abdomen, the baby’s muscles become stronger – the expectant mother can feel in the form of occasional painful impact on the ribs or against the bladder.
Caesarean section is a relatively common way of having children. A distinction is made between planned and emergency caesarean sections. Here you will find facts and FAQs on the subject.
In the Stockholm region, the Caesarean section rate is as high as 21–22%. Out in the country, the frequency is lower, about 17%.
Planned Caesarean section
Decided in advance and carried out before the delivery starts, about a week before the appointed time.
For planned caesarean sections, it is recommended that the woman receive a so-called spinal anesthesia. For example, if the woman has a herniated disk or other back problems and a back anesthetic can cause problems, anesthesia is recommended.
Often, the woman chooses to be awake if possible, because they can then have a closer contact with their child who is more like a normal childbirth.
Planned caesarean sections are made, for example, if
– the child is in a sitting position, that is, with the tail down and the pelvis is not spacious enough.
– the woman has some illness that makes a normal delivery risky.
If the woman is short and the pelvis is too narrow in relation to the baby’s expected size
– the woman feels a very strong fear of giving birth in the usual way.
Emergency caesarean sections must sometimes be resorted to during a normal delivery.
This happens, for example, if
– the fetus shows signs of oxygen deficiency.
– the work of work stops from so-called work weakness.
– the woman is completely exhausted and her condition deteriorates, for example due to a prolonged delivery.
– the placenta loosens and it starts to bleed.
Nowadays, acute cesarean sections are also usually done in spinal / epidural anesthesia so that the woman is awake. If it is very urgent, however, anesthesia must be used as it goes faster.
How does it happen?
Caesarean section is an operation where the doctor makes an incision, usually transversely, in the abdominal wall just above the pubic bone. The uterus opens and the baby is lifted out that way.
The umbilical cord is cut off and the child is taken care of by the midwife and the partner or any other companion.
The doctor then removes the placenta and stitches the incision together. Then the woman, if she is awake, can have the baby with her. If the woman is severely cut during anesthesia, it will take a few hours before she is stable enough and awake to be able to reunite with her partner and child.
Is the child affected?
A caesarean section is an operation and therefore always involves a certain risk for both mother and child. A caesarean section is never done unnecessarily or “for safety”. For the child, it is significantly better to gradually come to the world through the narrow birth canal than to be suddenly lifted from the womb into the open air.
Being born vaginally is a way to start up all the stress hormones etc. in the child. This makes it easier for the child to get started with his or her own breathing and other functions when it is born.
Children who have Caesarean section are sometimes difficult to get started and may need to be supervised at a pediatric clinic.
From the woman’s point of view, a caesarean section is always a major abdominal operation with its associated risks. The most common complications for the woman in Caesarean section are major bleeding and infections.
After a caesarean section
After the operation, the newly cut mother often suffers from gases and pain. Already after a few days she will soon feel better. Mothers who were redeemed with Caesarean section often need to stay some day longer in the BB department than others.
Does the cut affect the next pregnancy?
Yes. New studies show that the risk of complications in the next pregnancy increases if you are cesarean section.
The risk of having a placenta that “attaches” to the old scar and which can cause complications increases. This can happen if you have had an infection at the first incision. Some studies have also shown a slightly increased frequency of intrauterine fetal death in previously sectioned patients.
If the incision was made because the pelvis was too narrow, it is likely that caesarean sections should be used even in future pregnancies.
But if the reason was that the placenta was sitting too far down or that the child was in a seat invitation, then it may very well be the case with a normal delivery next time. Nor is there anything that prevents the child being born through cesarean section repeatedly.