41 weeks of pregnancy
At 41 weeks of gestation has not yet been considered post-term, it can simply be prolonged.
Offensive delivery depends on several factors - the age of the mother and her hormonal status, the characteristics of her menstrual cycle and ovulation time, the state of health of pregnant and heredity. Chances are, if there is no delivery by 41 weeks of pregnancy, it has been incorrectly determined its term, ie fertilization has occurred within the expected date of conception. It is usually assumed that pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, but the deviation in the 2 weeks up or down is a normal variant.
Changes in the fetus
The child is fully matured to live outside the mother's abdomen. He was already pretty crowded in the uterus, but it continues to grow, although more slowly than before. The length of the fetus from head to toe by 41 weeks of pregnancy can reach 54 cm and a weight of 3500 g or more.
The fetus lives in their own pace, at 41 weeks' gestation, he sleeps a lot during wakefulness is actively moving. At movement of the child in the womb is activated delivery to it of oxygen and nutrients. Woman on the 41 weeks of gestation have to monitor the activity of perturbations baby in the stomach, and now treat it with great care.
Leather baby when he is born 41 weeks of pregnancy or later, might look rather dry and a bit pale after birth, it is easy to appear cracks and various peeling.
The brain of the fetus is now fairly well developed, so it has never become sensitive to lack of oxygen. The placenta is getting old, and because of this is worse to cope with their tasks.
At 41 weeks' gestation lasts deposition of calcium salts in the bone, they become more dense and less flexible, which may obstruct the head through the birth canal.
One of the dangers perenashivanie pregnancy is that, given the aging of the placenta decreases the supply of oxygen to the fetus, and it may experience hypoxia. Against the background of hypoxia relaxes muscles, compressing the rectum and leaves meconium in the amniotic fluid. Hypoxia also causes premature breaths before birth with the opening of the glottis and hit meconium in the airways of the fetus. The most common aspiration of meconium is found in the prolonged pregnancy.
Changes in women 41 weeks' gestation
At 41 weeks' gestation birth was very close. Until then, the woman is likely to have experienced a training bout, and she knows the feeling that happens when stomach ache at 41 weeks' gestation. On the onset of labor is the fact that frequent fights, and their schedule regular occurrence.
Most likely, the stomach is already down, it can be determined by the height of standing uterus of pregnant and new sensations. After the fetal head sank into a small basin, it becomes easier to breathe disappear belching and heartburn.
Sometimes before birth will start to hurt the sacrum, or tailbone, there are nagging feeling in the groin.
Watery discharge at 41 weeks of pregnancy are similar to the amniotic fluid. Discharge of amniotic fluid can occur both rapidly and gradually, when the waters are allocated in small portions. Dripping water occurs when the integrity of membranes disrupted sufficiently high side.
Abundant mucus in the 41 week of pregnancy is when the cervix is released from the mucus plug. The mucus plug resembles the consistency of egg white and sometimes colored in pink or cream color. Heavy bleeding from the vagina on the background of the fact that a stomach ache 41 weeks pregnant, sometimes accompanied by detachment of the placenta, which can threaten the life of the fetus.