It’s time for childbirth at any time, and you’re probably impatient. But that may well be delayed – only after week 42 are children considered “overburdened”.
The labor pains can be expected to insert at any time.
But if you are a first-time nurse, it may take a few days – or weeks – for: Only after week 42 are you considered “overbearing”. Then you begin to monitor the fetus and the mother closely, and the delivery can be started on the medical path.
Some women try to get the birth started through their own tricks, for example by moving properly. It’s probably unnecessary – the baby comes when it’s done.
When the aches make the uterus contract more and more often, and stronger, it is time to contact the maternity ward to find out if you should go in.
Now the baby’s head is pressed down more and more towards the cervix, which begins to open. If the pressure becomes so great that the amniotic fluid runs the risk of cracking, and leakage of amniotic fluid, you should also contact the delivery department for further instructions.
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It is very crowded in the stomach, it feels both the mother and the baby.
The child is ready to face the outside world and at least nine out of ten children are born between weeks 38-42.
Even though it is fully developed, the baby can stay in the stomach for a few more weeks.
The size of the baby has no significance for when the birth starts, it has the life of the placenta.
New amniotic fluid is produced until the baby is born. If, on the other hand, there is meconium in the amniotic fluid (the first “poop”), it can be a sign of some kind of stress and then you usually control the child more carefully.
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Choose a good stroller – good advice
What is the difference between a sulky and a city wagon? Are expensive strollers always the safest? Should the child go forwards or backwards? We will guide you in the jungle of strollers and present the latest test results and a checklist before the purchase.
According to the Swedish Consumer Agency, there are at least 100 brands of strollers with over 400 models in the Swedish market. But not everyone is equally good. The most common complaints are brakes, handles and stability.
What different models are there?
- A stroller is usually used for newborn infants and children up to about eight months of age.
• Combi wagon is a larger stroller with reclining insert, it can work at best from the time the baby is newborn and up to 2-3 years of age.
• A stroller can be used from the child can sit, until about three years of age.
• City wagon or jogging wagon. A tricycle swings nicely, but also tips easier because the center of gravity falls high and far behind. Many city carriages instead have two swivel front wheels.
• Reversible trolley can be practical and change. On some models the seat part can be turned so that the child can either look forward or sit facing the parent. On others, the handle can be loosened and turned.
• The Sulky carriage usually has a smaller construction, but in return it is easy to fold and bring along. Good for the trip, and for slightly larger children who can’t cope as far as their parents.
The larger and wider wheels the trolley has, the better it works in slush and on uneven ground. In the city, a trolley with smaller wheels can be smoother, for example in escalators or shops.
Good advice and test results of many models can be found at the Consumer Agency.
Should the child go forwards or backwards?
There are shared opinions about whether young children should be allowed to move forward, or whether they should have the security of seeing their parent when they sit backwards. However, child psychological research shows that the child is most interested in communicating with his or her custodian, and does not need to look ahead all the time.
More and more psychologists nowadays believe that children feel the best about going backwards. The children communicate better with the driver of the carriage, they laugh more often and become less easily stressed. This has been shown, among other things, by measuring a lower heart rate in children who travel backwards and see the adult, compared with peers who go forward.
Anyone driving a carriage with a child traveling backwards usually talks more with their child, which is positive for the child’s language. Provided that the pushchair driver is not busy on a mobile phone all the time – language development develops best when we have eye contact with, and speak directly to, the child.
The safest strollers
According to the Consumer Agency, there are at least 100 brands of strollers, and over 400 models, in the Swedish market. The most common complaints are brakes, handles and stability.
An expensive stroller is no guarantee of durability or safety, tests have shown.
There are no requirements for strollers to be tested and approved in the same way, such as for helmets and car seats. Of course, dangerous wagons must not be sold, it is regulated by the Product Safety Act.
However, when the Consumer Agency issues sales stoppages, some accidents have sometimes already occurred.
Best and worst in stroller tests 2016
The Consumer Agency’s advice & findings and test facts in their regular tests examine how strollers are to drive, the quality of the brakes and a number of other things.
Råd & Rön’s test can be found here (costs SEK 45) where you can also search other tests at Råd & Rön.
The test facts test can be found here – free of charge.
This keeps the carriage better
Took care of the wagon and it lasts longer. Use anti-rust spray and oil around the chassis and the moving parts of the wheels. Chromed chassis bases, or those of aluminum, usually hold better than varnished. Bring the trolley to dry when you have been out in the rain and slush. Fabric that is constantly moist can start to mold.
Check brakes, locks and tip risk – checklist
- Safety latches: There must be a safety latch on the stroller to prevent the carriage from collapsing involuntarily and squeezing the child. The distance between the stroller and seat should be greater than the child’s head so that it cannot get stuck there. If the wheels are detachable, there should also be a lock or lock so that the wheels do not fall off when you drive against something.
- The parking brake of the trolley should be easy to adjust and be able to lock both wheels. Try to lock the wheels on a steep slope and see if the brake can lock both wheels.
- Try to determine how easily the trolley tips, for example if you hang something on the handle.
- Is there a safe place where the harness can be fastened so that fall accidents can be avoided? The pram standard assumes that children use a harness when sitting in the carriage, so the edges of the prams are usually much lower than they were a few years ago.
- There is a European standard, SS-EN 1888, which guarantees safety according to certain tests. However, it is the manufacturers themselves who carry out the tests and are responsible for this marking.