Obstétrique

Cracks

The best treatment for sore nipples is prevention.

The best prevention is to ensure a proper latch by the baby
Nipple pain often has one or two causes.

Either the baby is not properly positioned and does not latch onto the breast correctly, or it has a suction problem, or both.

See technical sheets - positions

Cracks may be without visible lesions at first, but the nipple will be sore during feeding: correct the breastfeeding position and the taking of the nipple in the baby's mouth will prevent the emergence of more extensive and painful sores.

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Cervix

The cervix is a channel that normally remains closed during pregnancy, eventually becoming shorter and opening at the time of delivery.

The examination of the cervix is performed either with an ultrasound scan or a vaginal examination performed by the midwife or physician.

The examination of the cervix makes it possible to assess how close the birth is.

This procedure can be uncomfortable or even painful; if that is the case, do not hesitate to communicate this to the person who is examining you.

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Mucus plug

The mucus plug is a mass of thick, transparent, sticky, greenish or light brown mucus, sometimes covered with bloody streaks if the cervix is weakened.

It serves to keep the cervix closed during pregnancy to protect the fetus from infections.

Approaching childbirth, the cervix changes and starts to open, resulting in the loss of the mucus plug.

However the loss of the mucus plug is not a sufficiently reliable sign of imminent childbirth and you do not need to consult a physician.

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Heartburn

I have heartburn and acidity, what should I do?

Heartburn or acidity is due to a hormone (progesterone) that relaxes the opening of the stomach, allowing the gastric juices to go back up. In addition, the growth of the uterus pushes on the stomach, thus encouraging gastric acid reflux.

Practical advice:

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Flying

I would like to travel, what method of transport should I use?

Car: Traveling by car is not contraindicated. Be careful during long trips about the risk of premature labor.

Practical advice:

  • During a long journey, plan regular breaks
  • Fasten your seatbelt

The train is preferable for long distances.

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Insurance

Should I insure my baby before the birth?

It is advisable to pre-register your baby with an insurance company of your choice, which will take effect from birth.

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