You will be able to notice even the slightest of changes in the body if you are observant as you near the due date. The following signs indicate that the cervix is dilating. Checking cervical dilation helps you to know how close you are to labor and the effective management of labor. When your due date is nearing or has passed, your doctor may check the cervix to see if it is dilated.
Doctors usually check the dilation using their fingers. It is a sterile method and the dilation is measured in centimeters 7 8. Steps to check cervix dilation: Follow these steps to check if the cervix is dilated. Use two fingers: Index and middle fingers are inserted into the vagina and against the cervix to gauge the opening. Avoid the anal area. It seems like something you would notice, right? It's essentially your body opening up to let a baby skate on through — how could you not feel it?
Shockingly, because it's such a gradual process that can happen over the course of hours, days, or even weeks, it's not something that's likely to be readily apparent to you, according to the American Pregnancy Association. However, when it's fully open and effaced, you'll know it because that is when you'll feel the overwhelming desire to push.
And it's an all-consuming sort of desire. This can occur either through in vitro fertilization, or sexual intercourse. In the case of sexual intercourse, sperm remains viable inside a woman's body for up to 5 days possibly 7 days in some cases. As such, when attempting to conceive, regular sexual intercourse 5 days before as well as on the day of ovulation, can increase the probability of successfully conceiving.
This is known as the fertile window. The desire to have a child is all about love for your partner, and for the child you will watch grow up. Deep as this desire is in most couples, life often gets in the way. We stress and worry as a result work, and spend most of our time dealing with day-to-day distractions and chores. As a result, we do not find time or do not have the desire to make love as much as we might like to.
Yet, the first thing to know when you are trying to have a baby is that regular sex with your partner is the best preparation of all. Regular lovemaking prepares the woman's body for childbearing, and raises the hormonal level associated with it.
This may be the case if the doctor thinks that you have a narrow pelvis or a prominent sacral bone, both of which may make birth slower or more difficult. However, an assessment of the pelvis alone is not an accurate way to predict if you'll be able to have a successful vaginal birth and, even if the pelvis is not an optimal shape, the doctor may be happy for you to continue trying for a vaginal birth.
This is because it's not the shape of your pelvis alone that is important, but the interaction between your baby the passenger and your pelvis. If CPD is suspected, but the baby's head has engaged, a vaginal birth can still be attempted. The labor will be monitored with a labor graph and if there are signs that the baby is in distress, an emergency cesarean may be performed.
If the head hasn't engaged toward the end of labor, a planned cesarean may be offered. If your doctor suspects CPD in labor, she will reassess the baby's size to check if she originally underestimated his or her weight.
Even though the combination of a large estimated weight and a slow labor can suggest that there may be delivery problems, often labor proceeds normally. Save FB Tweet ellipsis More. The G-spot is great and all, but clit orgasms are even easier to achieve — especially with the best sex positions for an orgasm that hit just right. Start Slideshow. Image zoom.
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