The seeds have sprouted, and all the things that follow in pregnancy need to be borne by the expectant mother. It always feels like there is no man in pregnancy. The expectant father is happy and free every day. The expectant mother is often too tired to stop. In fact, during pregnancy, there are some things that prospective fathers can also participate in, helping prospective mothers to reduce some of the burden, for example, counting fetal movement, fetal heart test, prospective fathers can help oh. It also allows expectant fathers to have good parent-child relationship with their babies during pregnancy.

Father to help fetal movement.

Fetal movement is one of the means of monitoring fetal development and health. Expectant fathers generally believe that this is what mothers-to-be can do, because in the early days only expectant mothers can sense fetal movement. However, when the pregnancy is over half, the prospective father can also feel, at this time, the prospective father to help count fetal movement, not only can truly perceive the existence of the baby, but also gradually establish a parent-child relationship.

When will father be able to perceive fetal movement?

Expectant fathers generally feel their babies’movements through their mothers’ bellies between 20 and 24 weeks of gestation, which is almost half the time of pregnancy. But if it is the anterior wall of the placenta, the placenta attached to the front of the uterine body will buffer the fetal movement of the baby. Then the expectant father may have a period of time to perceive fetal movement.

How does expectant father help expectant mothers to have fetal movements?

When counting the births, the mother-to-be had better take the position of lying on the left side. The environment should be quiet, the mood should be calm, and the mind should be concentrated to ensure the accuracy of the measurement data. When the mother-to-be is ready, the father-to-be puts his hands on the abdominal wall of the mother-to-be and feels the fetal stretching and kicking.

Beginning with a sense of fetal movement, it is best to count one hour each morning, afternoon and evening, and then multiply the number of 3 hours by 4 to represent the number of 12 hours. If you can not count 3 times a day, at least 1 times a day, that is, 1 hours after 20 p.m. If the fetal movement is significantly less than 2 times in one hour, can continue to repeat for 1 hour, if less than 2 times, or no fetal movement, should immediately go to the hospital for examination.

Warm hint: Fetal movement, refers to the fetus in the mother’s uterus, such as the initiative of rolling movement. If passive movement is caused by the action of mother’s cough and breathing, it will not be fetal movement.

Expectant dad came to help measure fetal heart.

In addition to fetal movement can detect fetal health, fetal heart can also be heard. Compared to the mother-to-be operation, the father-to-be to listen to the fetal heart is more convenient and accurate, can be easily solved at home.

Listen directly to your mother’s abdominal wall and listen to the fetal heart.

This is a bit difficult, after all, the fetal heart rate can not be compared with fetal movement, may be more easily heard after 7 months of gestation, and the number is also very troublesome, accuracy is not high. It is not recommended to use this method to detect.

Listen to fetal heart with home tire.

Compared with the trouble of going to the hospital and hearing it directly with the ear, the home fetal heart meter can help the expectant father hear the heartbeat more clearly and conveniently.

The father-to-be listened to the fetal heart by putting the probe on the abdominal wall of the mother-to-be, one minute at a time every morning and evening. The normal fetal heart rate is 120-160 beats per minute. If the fetal heart rate lasts more than 10 minutes, it is less than 120 beats per minute or more than 160 beats per minute, indicating abnormal fetal heart rate. If fetal heart rate < 120 beats / min, or > 160 beats / min, or fetal heart sound irregularities, repeated hearing several times, if still not improved, indicating abnormal fetal heart rate.

Most fetal heart abnormalities represent fetal hypoxia in the uterus. The more severe the abnormality, the more severe the fetal hypoxia, which often means the fetal hypoxia, but not all fetal heart abnormalities are caused by hypoxia. In addition to the above, the condition of pregnant women themselves can also affect fetal heart rate changes, such as fever, hyperthyroidism, their own heart rate is fast, taking certain drugs, etc., may cause fetal heart rate abnormalities. If there is abnormal fetal heart, you should go to the hospital immediately.

Numbering fetal movement and auditory fetal heart rate can monitor the baby’s health well, but the monitoring process needs to be calm and patient. Many expectant fathers do not have enough patience to help mothers to complete the monitoring. You know, expectant mothers pregnant is how difficult, if this patient companionship and simple monitoring can not be done, how to become a competent father in the future?


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