Which parent would not strike if you find her baby was born in a lifeless condition. Although sometimes it is unavoidable, the risk of stillbirth or known also by the term stillbirth can be anticipated early on.
In many cases, stillbirth can occur in the fetus just a few moments before being born.But the definition of stillbirth is actually more widespread, ie covering the death of a fetus that has entered the age of 20 weeks or more.
Conditions that increase the risk of stillbirth is 2 or more pregnancies, and pregnancies in women older than 35 years. In addition, the risk of stillbirth was also higher in pregnant women are overweight (being overweight).
“The bad news, the exact cause of stillbirth has yet to be explained,” said Dr. Daghni Rajasingam, the obstetrician from the Royal College Of Obstetricians And Gynaecologists in the UK.
Because anyone can experience it, Dr Daghni recommend that pregnant mothers do not hesitate to consult them often implies to the doctor. Moreover, if the mother has one or several risk factors mentioned above.
As mentioned by Dr Daghni, here are the steps that can be done to anticipate the risk of stillbirth.
1. Check fetal movements
One indication that the fetus in a healthy condition is the existence of an active fetal movements in the womb. A healthy baby usually move about 10 times a day.Immediately consult the womb if fetal movement weakened, the more rare or even not detected.
2. Lose weight
Pregnant women who are obese and obesity (overweight) had a higher risk for experiencing stillbirth. The risk may be higher if pregnant women are also suffering from diabetes. Therefore, the wisest step is to go on a diet to lose weight before pregnancy.
3. Consider the age before pregnancy
In relation to the risk of stillbirth, the ideal age for women to have children is 35 years and below. If want to have children over that age, for example 40 years, do anticipation by keeping the physical condition and good nutrition. Do not forget, frequently consult the womb to the doctor.
4. Check Ultrasound
Consult the womb to the doctor just sometimes not enough to know certain health condition of the fetus. Perform ultrasound examination (ultrasound) to see the movement of the fetus, as well as anticipate the risk of a variety of abnormalities in the fetus.
5. Beware of pain and bleeding
Some women do not want to waste time going to the doctor if only to report pain in her womb. And if you have experienced stillbirth risk factors, the slightest pain to watch, especially if accompanied by bleeding.
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