Is uterine contractions in the first 3 months of pregnancy dangerous?

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The uterus is a hollow organ that protects and provides nutritional support to the ovary, from the moment it is fertilized until it develops into a healthy fetus ready for birth. So when a pregnant woman's body occurs, is there a danger of uterine contractions in the first 3 months?

1. What are uterine contractions?

Uterine contractions, also known as uterine contractions, are caused when the ligaments of the uterus are stretched and stretched, causing the uterus to contract. Uterine contractions during the first trimester are common but do not last long and are not painful for mothers.
Uterine contractions are muscle contractions that occur in your uterus to help make delivery happen. The uterus surrounding the baby contracts. Each of these contractions pushes the fetus closer to entering the body.
Contractions make up two important events that occur before the baby is ready to be born: cervical stretching and cervical dilation. Dilation is the thinning of the cervix, where dilation is the opening of the cervix. As the baby's head descends into the pelvis, it pushes against the cervix. This causes the cervix to dilate and thin. As the cervix thins, it also begins to open.
Since uterine contractions are always present in a thriving uterus, they are differentiated on the basis of frequency, amplitude, duration, and direction of propagation. Despite recent advances in knowledge regarding uterine contractions, a huge gap remains in the understanding of the associated physiology at the cellular and molecular levels.
During the first and third trimesters of pregnancy, you may have contractions where your belly tightens and becomes firm to the touch, then relaxes. These are contractions (contractions) of the uterine muscles known as Braxton Hicks contractions.
These normal contractions can be mild, or they can be strong enough to make you stop what you're doing. Braxton Hicks contractions can begin as early as the 20th week of pregnancy, but they usually start between the 28th and 30th weeks.
Braxton Hicks contractions can occur as often as the 9th month , such as every 10 to 20 minutes. Usually goes away with exercise or activity. Real labor pains continue or increase with activity. Contractions are more common during rest.

2. Is uterine contractions in the first trimester dangerous?

Uterine contractions during pregnancy roughly understand when the fetus grows bigger and bigger, at that time the uterine ligaments are stretched and stretched, causing contractions to appear.
The contractions that usually occur in the first 3 months are quite normal, they are painless and long lasting. The contraction makes the uterus feel like it's curled up and the abdominal muscles contract for a few seconds and then return to normal.
The duration of each uterine contraction is prolonged from 10 seconds to 20 seconds or if longer, 1 minute. But uterine contractions in the first 3 months, accompanied by bleeding and abdominal pain, are dangerous signs that pregnant mothers need to pay attention to and see a doctor for examination and advice. question.

3. Causes and signs of cervical contractions in the first 3 months

Contractions begin when the pituitary gland releases the hormone oxytocin. This stimulates the muscles in the uterus to begin tightening and relaxing.
Contractions cause the top of the uterus to contract to push the baby down. They also soften and stretch the lower part of the uterus and cervix (the opening of the uterus) to let the baby through.
When mothers are pregnant, uterine contractions can occur several times a day and usually do not affect the health of mother and baby. But when contractions increase strongly due to many reasons and there are signs of uterine contractions in the first 3 months:
Contractions due to mother's diarrhea: when having diarrhea, the uterus will increase more contractions than normal. Normally, each contraction lasts from 2 to 3 minutes, sometimes more. The state of contractions caused by the mother's diarrhea can easily cause miscarriage in the first 3 months or premature delivery. Uterine contractions signal abnormality such as pain lasting from 40 seconds, strong uterine contractions appear with signs of back pain, this shows that the uterus is tending to open. If the mother is pregnant in the first 3 months, the mother feels the lower abdomen has signs of abdominal pain, back pain, which is a sign of miscarriage. Uterine contractions signal a stillbirth in the first trimester of pregnancy. Mothers with signs of morning sickness then lose signs of morning sickness, the nipples are no longer enlarged, but they are smaller, and the abdomen is smaller. Uterine contractions do not follow a rule at all, sometimes more, sometimes less and sometimes strong, sometimes weak, it is a sign of stillbirth.

4. What are some exercises for uterine contractions?

A good way to treat neck spasms is stretching exercises. The following may help:
4.1. Basic Neck Stretches To perform a basic neck stretch:
Place your right hand on top of your head Pull your head down towards the right side of your chest Repeat on the left side Repeat the exercise triple set 4.2. Face Stretching Stand with your hands behind your back, use your left hand to squeeze your right wrist. Use your left hand to pull your right arm and shoulder down. Meanwhile, tilt your head to the left, stretching your right neck. Repeat three times on each side 4.3. Neck Curve and Head Lift To perform the neck roll and head lift:
Lie down as if you were going to sit up Place your hands behind your head, tuck your neck into your chest Then lift your head off the floor, keeping your shoulders on the floor Repeat five To ensure the best health of pregnant women and fetuses, you should choose to register for maternity packages at reputable medical facilities to be regularly examined and monitored by doctors for treatment. timely arising, risks occur during pregnancy and after labor.
At Vinmec International General Hospital, there is a package maternity service as a solution to help pregnant women feel secure because of the companionship of the medical team throughout the pregnancy. When choosing Maternity Package, pregnant women can:
The pregnancy process is monitored by a team of highly qualified doctors Regular check-ups, early detection of abnormalities The package pregnancy helps to facilitate convenient for the birthing process Newborns get comprehensive care

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