When a woman is in an interesting position, she is often intimidated by various “horror stories” related to pregnancy and childbirth. One of the most common fears of pregnant women is uterine hypertonicity.
About why there is an increased tone of the uterus and how to avoid it, the obstetrician-gynecologist of the highest category, Lyudmila Shupenyuk, spoke on the air of the TV magazine “Everything will be kind.”
The uterus is a muscle tissue that often and strongly contracts with hypertonicity. This behavior is typical in contractions before childbirth. And completely abnormal long before them. Hypertonicity is often referred to as one of the symptoms of a miscarriage. But there are some tips on how to avoid the development of increased uterine tone.
Tips for avoiding uterine hypertonicity
Council 1. Regularly take sedatives and drugs that relieve muscle tension. The nervous system should be at rest, as well as the muscles.
Council 2. Be sure to take magnesium supplements. Or eat foods rich in magnesium. If they do not have a negative reaction of the pregnant woman. Magnesium perfectly relaxes the muscles of the uterus, intestines and other internal organs, and also helps to reduce the excitability of the nervous system. The largest amount of magnesium is in legumes, bran bread, green vegetables, buckwheat and oatmeal.
Council 3. Be sure to be outdoors as often as possible. Oxygen saturates the body and perfectly copes with the increased tone of muscle tissue. Avoid overwork.
Any woman can face the problem of uterine hypertonicity, but women with the following symptoms are especially at risk:
- Hormonal disorders, including endocrine. Insufficient function of the ovaries, placenta, dysfunction of the adrenal glands
- Infectious diseases in the pelvic organs of a woman
- Failure of the immune system during pregnancy.
- Previous abortions.
- Tumor processes (myomas).
- Diseases of the heart, kidneys
- Anxious and depressive state of a woman during and even before pregnancy. Internal tension, irritability.
Moreover, if during the ultrasound the indicators of uterine hypertonicity in a pregnant woman are recorded, do not panic. Today, these devices are very sensitive, and any uterine contractions are read as hypertonicity. Only after a doctor’s examination and the sensations of the pregnant woman herself can a diagnosis be made.
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