Recently, a video of an 18-year-old pregnant woman giving birth on the street was spread on the Internet, causing widespread concern. The video shows that a pregnant woman wearing a long skirt walked slowly on the road accompanied by her companion. Suddenly, something fell under the skirt of the pregnant woman and it turned out to be a baby. Seeing this, many people on the scene immediately gathered around to help. Ten minutes later, the ambulance arrived at the scene and took the pregnant woman and baby to the hospital. A few days later, pregnant women and babies have been discharged safely. The rapid production process of pregnant women on the street makes many women envious and feel that having children so quickly can reduce a lot of pain in the birth process. But in fact, emergency labor is a very dangerous thing.
Both maternity and primipara
There may be a sudden labor
Under normal circumstances, the entire process of production ranges from regular uterine contraction to full opening of the cervix, and then to the delivery of the fetal placenta. It takes an average of 10 hours for primiparas and 8 hours for postpartum women. If the delivery time of the mother is less than 3 hours, it is classified as emergency. Both primiparous and postpartum women may have a sudden birth.
Most of the urgent labor is caused by the uterine contractions being too strong and too fast. In the past, acute labor was more common in menopausal women, but now due to various reasons (such as artificial abortion and induced labor before surgery), emergency labor is also occasionally seen in primiparas.
The causes of emergency labor include: ① The mother has a history of induced abortion or induced labor. ②Maternal delivery occurs within 29 to 36 weeks of gestation, which is more common in pregnant women under 18 or over 40. ③ Maternal suffering from anemia, hyperthyroidism, hypertension and other diseases. ④ The mother has fetuses that are too small, twins, abnormal fetal position, abnormal placenta, etc., but did not follow the routine prenatal examination. ⑤ When approaching labor, the parturient took a car and boat, was overworked, and suddenly increased the amount of exercise. ⑥The young women are unfamiliar with the signs of labor, seeing red, broken water, contractions and other birth signs. They should have gone to the hospital as soon as possible while waiting for delivery. Young women have strong uterine contractions, which can easily lead to sudden births.
Dangers caused by emergency labor
The time of an urgent birth is very short, and on the surface, it does reduce the pain of the mother. However, this will cause substantial harm to the mother and child.
For women, the uterine contraction is too strong, and the fetus passes through the birth canal too quickly, which can easily cause the mother’s perineum, vagina or cervix to be torn. If the mother gives birth to a child under special circumstances, it sometimes causes the uterus to fall out of the body.
Acute labor can also reduce the contraction ability of the maternal uterine fibers, the placenta can not be delivered in the uterus, increase the possibility of postpartum hemorrhage, and prolong the postpartum recovery period.
In addition to damaging maternal health, emergency labor also has a great impact on newborns.
If the fetus is delivered too quickly, the fetal head will quickly pass through the birth canal. When the birth canal of the mother is not well expanded, the fetal head will be squeezed to a greater extent, which will increase the probability of fetal cerebral hemorrhage.
Moreover, newborn babies have poor ability to adjust the temperature. If they do not keep warm well, it is easy to cause the newborn baby to lose temperature.
In addition, an emergency delivery can easily cause the fetus to fall to the ground during birth, resulting in accidental injuries such as bruises and fractures.
Therefore, for emergency labor, pregnant women and their families should still be vigilant and take precautions.