Yesterday, April 10, held at the BabyExpo exhibition a seminar on the birth and postpartum period (immediate praise) addressed to future mothers, but also to the current mothers who have been through this experience. The seminar was held by our special guest, Mr. Dr. Ciprian Pop-Began, doctoral doctor in the Clinical Hospital of Obstetrics - Gynecology Prof. Dr. Panait Sarbu.
The doctor brought into discussion all the important aspects of birth and praise necessary for the future mother.
I found out that the slowness lasts for 6 weeks and has three periods: the immediate one (the first two hours after birth), the secondary slowness (the first 10-12 days after birth) and the late slowness (up to 6 weeks), as the intensity of the pain depends on the strength of the uterine contractions, the fetal-fetal relationship, the resistance resisted by the soft maternal parts, but also the psycho-emotional state of the mother.
One of the great fears of the future mother is the birth. Mr. Ciprian explained to us how we can control this pain, by means of medicines or non-medicines. Changing the mother's position during labor, applying hot towels, hydrotherapy, lumbar area massage, breathing techniques, environment and close support are just some of the non-medical methods that can control pain to some extent.
Anesthesia at birth can be of several types: local, spinal, epidural or general. Epidural anesthesia has gained ground in competition with the other modalities of anesthesia during Caesarean section because the mother is aware and can act in support of an entry into life as pleasant as possible for the newborn, the anesthetic risk is very low both for the mother and for and the baby, and the doses of anesthetic can be controlled much more effectively and the effect is more specific.
One of the many questions of pregnant women is: "When do we go to the doctor?". The answer to the question was offered by Mr. Ciprian to the mothers present: when the uterine contractions increase in intensity, at the removal of the gelatinous stopper (it can happen 1-7 days before birth), at the loss of the amniotic fluid (when the water breaks ), when you approach the deadline (42 weeks of pregnancy) or if the child has not moved for more than 6-8 hours.
Another controversial question among the future mothers is "When are I born?", The term birth occurs 42 weeks after the last menstruation (280 days or 9 calendar months). In fact, this is an acceptable interval between 37 and 42 weeks of amenorrhea (absence of menstruation).
The mothers present learned more about the periods of vaginal birth, these being: the dilation period, which can last 8-12 hours, the expulsion period (from a few minutes to an hour), the delivery (between 15-45 minutes) , lausiness immediately (the first two hours postpartum). The durations are different depending on parity, age, cooperation with the medical team, race, possible previous complications.
Caesarean birth was also one of the disputed topics. Among the mothers present were future mothers who will give birth through Caesarean section, but also mothers who have gone through this situation, they have managed to share their experience and encourage future mothers.
Dr. Ciprian Pop-Began encouraged breast-to-breast feeding because it has many advantages, among which are: constant milk production helps to burn calories, prolactin has the effect of relaxing and stimulating maternal instincts, decreases the risk of breast cancer , of the cervical and osteoporosis, there are lower chances of developing diabetes or lymphomas and even reduce the financial expenses related to the growth
Dr. Ciprian Pop-Began stressed that no pain-free labor is promised, and a psychologically trained patient will require much less labor medication. The treatment must be individualized because each person is different, not everything one mother will feel and the other will feel.
As early as the seventh month of pregnancy, it is good for future mothers to prepare their luggage for motherhood, in order to avoid, first of all, the increase of emotions, if the pregnant woman does not have everything needed at the time of birth. It is also important to be informed in advance and to know their rights.
Among the guests were also members of the Community, "experienced" moms who shared the moments of happiness they went through when they first heard the voice of their baby.
After the seminar, the future mothers managed to ask personal questions to Dr. Ciprian Pop-Began, who was very open to answering them.
April 11, 2008