Pain, breasts that started to leak colostrum and small kicks visible on the stomach. Now the birth is approaching.
Some kids kick more, others stay pretty calm. Small bulges on your round belly can be a foot, an elbow or a baby’s tail. There is less and less room left over for your own organs in your body.
In some women, a glucose load is made. It is a check to see if you are at increased risk of developing gestational diabetes. In short, this means that you are allowed to drink sugar solution and after a while a measurement of your blood sugar is made.
It is common for the breasts to leak colostrum – “colostrum” – already. It is usually not a question of large quantities, but it can be good to get a nice lingerie bra without hangers that you can wear at night.
If the preloaders really hurt, it may be a sign that you have been working or stressed too much – try to unwind! If you still get many and strong contractions, you should contact the midwife for a check, so that the cervix does not start to open prematurely. Sometimes a shorter hospital stay and / or medication is needed to stop the contractions.
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The child’s brain, which has been quite smooth so far, is beginning to wrinkle in creases and furrows to fit. Still, the baby is not fixed downward in the birth canal but can turn around, even if it starts to get a little cramped.
The baby is growing a lot and is now increasing from just over one and a half kilos to three and a half kilos in just ten weeks.
The daily rhythm of the baby at the end of pregnancy may be maintained after birth (read more about the little baby’s sleep ) – but it is not safe. Often it goes to sleep when you go for a walk, and wakes up when you need to sleep yourself, or by loud noises from outside.
The sounds inside the stomach, such as the mother’s heart rate and stomach ache, can sound to the child as high as 80 decibels – which we would normally define as a rather loud noise.
Sex during pregnancy
Many women find that the desire to have intercourse diminishes during pregnancy. Others feel more lust than usual and even get more out of cohabitation than before they became pregnant.
Sex during pregnancy can mean increased sexual pleasure. The amount of blood increases in the woman’s genitals and the mucous membranes in the vagina become more moisturized and richer in fluid – and the experience of orgasm can be stronger.
Men also feel in different ways. Some enjoy the woman’s body and experience a stronger pleasure. Others do not feel the same desire as before. They may be afraid to harm the child or the woman.
The child does not take damage from sex during pregnancy
The fetus is well protected by the strong uterine wall and the amniotic fluid that absorbs bumps. You cannot damage the fetus through the vagina during intercourse.
It is also not dangerous with a little pressure or shock to the stomach. There may be contractions in the uterus during intercourse but it is not dangerous.
It is only in certain cases, when, for example, there is a risk of premature birth, that one is advised against sexual intercourse during certain periods.
Specialist care during pregnancy
What counts as regular pregnancy problems and when is specialist care required? We work out the differences.
The usual midwife reception receives women with regular pregnancy disorders, or normal twin pregnancies.
However, if you have diabetes, increased blood clotting risk or experience severe complications during a previous pregnancy, you may need specialist care.
Below you can see which levels of care are relevant in different conditions, although the level of care may vary slightly depending on where you live.
Common Maternity Care, MVC (Midwifery)
- Severe pregnancy
sickness • Concern about pregnancy
• Information for fetal diagnosis
• Previous experience of premature birth
• Previously suffered from mild to moderate pregnancy poisoning
• Chronic, medicated high blood pressure
• Subfunction of the gland (stroma) in stable stage
• Assisted gastrointestinal
• Assisted gastroenteritis
• High blood pressure / borderline on single measurement
• Edema (fluid retention)
• Varicose veins
• Sickness related cases related to pregnancy
• Mild pregnancy poisoning
• Boosts the effect on the uterus
• Liver stress
• Uncomplicated multiple births (multiple children)
• Concern about childbirth
• Information on birth method – cesarean section
- Diabetes Type1
• Rheumatic diseases such as SLE, rheumatoid arthritis
• Kidney disease
• Thyroid disorders under investigation or in the acute stage
• A history of severe pre-eclampsia
• Increased risk of blood clots
• Heart disease, valvular prosthesis
• Moderate to severe preeclampsia
• Blood clots Complications
• High risk of premature birth
• Observed growth inhibition
• Formation of Rh antigen (Rh negative mother)
• Insulin-treated pregnancy diabetes
• Established birth defects, malformations
• Complicated multiple births
• Assessment of delivery method
• Seating invitation
• The placenta is completely / partially inside the cervix
Other specialist care may be needed at
• Acute or aggravated chronic skin diseases
• Difficult orthopedic issues
• Severe mental ill health
• Sick leave not related to pregnancy
• Anesthetist’s help when dealing with pain relief