The whole gestation period needs about 10-12 maternity examinations. The complex process of many projects and expectant mothers who have experienced them all understand. So it’s better to be accompanied. But it seems that it is not too realistic to let my husband accompany me every time. However, if he does not have one time, he can’t really say it.
Pregnancy and childbirth are two people’s business. As a husband, we shouldn’t just contribute one sperm and then do nothing. Although we can’t feel empathy, some company is indispensable. These production inspections, even if the work is busy, husband must also be present!
First visit: obstetric first visit
Time: 12 weeks or so
Obstetric initial diagnosis needs to do a lot of things, need to ask the medical history to build a big card, need to do gynecological examination, need to take a lot of blood, urine test, also need to do electrocardiogram, and may also need to do ultrasound examination…
Usually it takes half a day, needs to run a lot of places, needs to fill in all kinds of forms, queue, check back and forth, a person is very inconvenient.
If the husband is not around, the mother-to-be will be desperate.
Second: screening for macrodeformities
Time: 20-24 weeks of gestation
The main purpose of this maternity examination is to find out if there is a major result defect in the fetus.
Because the probability of fetal structural abnormalities is about 1%, and the incidence of ultrasound soft markers is higher, doctors often need to discuss with mothers-to-be the various possibilities and options for further examination or treatment, and some mothers-to-be may even need invasive amniocentesis.
According to past experience, many expectant mothers will be very nervous and overwhelmed. At this time, the husband’s company, comfort is very important. And in this process may face a variety of choices and decisions, although doctors will help you make reasonable choices and recommendations, but will not make decisions for expectant mothers, at this time, husband’s sharing and joint seminars are great comfort and support.
So, you’d better be present for this inspection.
Third: Diabetes Screening
Time: 24-28 weeks of gestation
Diabetes screening (OGTT) requires fasting blood withdrawal, followed by an hour of drinking sugar water and two hours later.
The whole process basically takes half a day, in addition to waiting for a long time, relatively boring, some expectant mothers fasting blood will faint, some expectant mothers will drink sugar water and nausea or even vomiting.
So, if you have time, your husband would be better involved.
Fourth time: childbirth plan
Time: 36-37 weeks or so
Ultrasonography will be performed again to assess the size and overall condition of the fetus and discuss the mode of delivery.
Including: spontaneous or cesarean section? Need labor analgesia? Choice of lateral perineal incision? Does the husband want to accompany the delivery? Wait. If a cesarean section is to be performed, it also involves the choice of the date of the operation, which needs to be discussed with the family.
Therefore, the husband had better be present for the production inspection this time too! uuuuuuuuuuuu
Fifth time: delivery time
At the most important moment in life, if your husband is absent, don’t complain for a lifetime. It is said that the birth of a child is a close encounter from the ghost gate. Any accident may occur. Of course, the most important thing is the company of family members.
In this process, there are many signatures of informed consent, such as the signature of informed consent for epidural anesthesia and analgesia, and the signature of cesarean section. Therefore, no matter how important the husband is at this time, it is not enough to be the reason for not being present.
Heaven and earth are big, and no wife has children!