The 5 most frequent questions to the midwife in pregnancy
I have been accompanying women in stages of their life as important as pregnancy for several years. Both in the classes of maternal education / preparation for childbirth, and in individualized consultations there is usually a series of questions that are repeated, which coincide regardless of the a
I have been accompanying women in stages of their life as important as pregnancy for several years. Both in the classes of maternal education / preparation for childbirth, and in individualized consultations there is usually a series of questions that are repeated, which coincide regardless of the age of the future mother, as well as the studies she may have, even if she has already had more children In this blog I will share with you what are the 5 most frequent questions to the midwife in pregnancy.
These are the most frequent questions to the midwife in pregnancy
I usually do sports, can I continue doing it?
It is one of the most frequent questions to the midwife in pregnancy. Sport is a practice that we advise during pregnancy, in a moderate way. The benefits are known, increases maternal well-being since we release endorphins, it helps us control weight, we reduce stress ... However, each activity should be evaluated by a specialist, especially those considered high impact (aerobics, running ...). La Swimming, walking, and stationary cycling as aerobic training are considered safe and recommended. And to prepare more specifically the pelvis for childbirth, and decrease the discomforts associated with pregnancy yoga, pilates and belly dancing; always guided by professionals who know about maternity.
Since I'm pregnant I have a lot of mood swings, is that normal?
The mood swings and anxiety are produced both by the great hormonal cocktail that intoxicates pregnancy, as well as by all the worries that can arise in the face of the development of pregnancy, childbirth, our change of role (going from being a woman to mother-woman ...).
Some emotional lability is considered normal, there is no need to worry excessively; but the anxiety would have to be worked on in maternal education classes, where to a large extent midwives try to banish the doubts and fears of women.
Will I know I'm in labor?
Another of the most frequent questions to the midwife in pregnancy is reviewed at the time of delivery. Except in rare exceptions, labor contractions are painful. I assure you that labor contractions are recognized: they are rhythmic, they do not give up with rest, they are repeated every 3-4 minutes and they are all painful (we can not talk or do anything during the contraction, except breathing and moving our pelvis). When a woman is in active labor, we know, without a doubt.
Can I have sex while pregnant?
Sex is considered safe for mother and baby in all low-risk pregnancies (most are). A healthy intimate relationship is considered healthy for life as a couple, but we should not forget that sex is not only limited to intercourse, there are caresses, kisses, hugs, beautiful words; although intercourse is not discouraged. This will strengthen the relationship between you.
I have panic at birth Can I ask for a C-section?
Currently in Spain it is not contemplated that it is the woman who chooses the way to give birth; since the scientific evidence indicates that the cesarean section, which is a major surgery, has more risks for the mother and the baby than vaginal delivery.
This is always the choice, except for medical indications or emergencies that do not leave the option of having a birth. Fears and fears have to always work together with the person who will accompany the mother at the time of delivery, since it is very important and reassuring that the woman feels safe next to someone she has trusted, who has accompanied her the whole process.