How to determine the position of the fetus ?
Every expectant mother is very interesting to know how is the baby in her stomach.This is important information for the progress of labor.In this article, we'll show you how to determine the fetal position on their own, without the help of doctors.This is best done after 30 weeks.
Where is the heart
With stethoscope need to "catch" a place where it is best to hear the heartbeat of your baby (120-160 beats per minute).This will be the top of the baby's back.Begin to listen to the left lower abdomen segment - this is where the heartbeat is heard in most kids' embarked on the place. "
With this method it is possible to determine whether the baby turned in cephalic presentation of pelvic for childbirth.With cephalic presentation the place where the heartbeat is heard best, will be lower than in the breech.Do special exercises every day, so that the fruit rolled over, and watch the change of the place.
abdomen Map (Belly Mapping)
Before you determine the position of the fetus, it is necessary to analyze the nature and range of movement of the child, and then test the kid, taking a comfortable position, lying down or reclining.you can make on the basis of these observations, the so-called "belly map."
- In the place where there is the strongest tremors are legs.
- Where felt easy movement of small amplitude, most likely, will handle.
- bulge large plot will sing.
- Where the stomach is flatter and hard - back.
- In the place where the best place is bugged fetal heart rate - the upper part of the backrest.
very important to know in which direction the baby back: back to my mother's or my mother's belly?If he is in the last months before birth lying "back to back", then most likely it is from this position and will be born.In this case, delivery will be more painful and prolonged, and there is a high likelihood that they will end by caesarean section.
Therefore, if the palpation of the abdomen you can not find the back of the baby, it is worth to try to "persuade" the baby to roll over.In recent years, women lead a sedentary lifestyle, generally half-sitting and reclining.Compared with the hands and feet, back - it is more difficult part of the fetus, and under the force of gravity tends to turn herself down to her mother's back.This can be avoided if the expectant mother will move actively and frequently try to take the position at which the force of gravity will pull back the baby to the mother's abdomen.
Sometimes women do not get "feel out" of the child.This happens when a lot of amniotic fluid, if the placenta is attached to the front of the uterus, or if there is a fatty layer through which feel something very difficult.Now that you know how to determine fetal presentation independently.