What is low-risk pregnancy?
It is the usual pregnancy, which tends to be normal, in a woman who does not have risk factors that endanger her health, or that of her baby. However, this does not exclude the possibility that some complications may arise during pregnancy, although these are less frequent than in high-risk pregnancies.
What are the warning signs during pregnancy?
You must go to any health unit if you present
- Loss of blood from the vagina, no matter how small.
- Severe and continuous abdominal pain.
- Severe nausea and vomiting.
- Fever greater than 38 degrees.
- Sudden and pronounced decrease in the amount of urine.
- Pain and burning when urinating
- Sudden swelling of feet, hands and face.
- Intense dizziness or vision disorders such as the appearance of spots, flashes of light, etc.
- Strong and persistent headache.
- Loss of fluid from the vagina, accompanied or not, by burning or genital itching.
- Sudden change in the size of the uterus.
- Absence of fetal movements, from the 5th month.
- Presence of strong and intense contractions, or very frequent.
Can I be accompanied during my delivery?
At CASA we promote accompaniment.
All women in labor have the right to be accompanied as it reduces the time of labor and improves the family bond. Women accompanied at the time of childbirth have a better experience.
Supportive care during labor can include emotional support, relief measures, information, and advocacy. This care can improve the normal process of labor as well as a woman's feeling of control and competence, and thus reduce the need for intervention.
With whom can I take my prenatal control and delivery care?
You have many options when choosing a provider for your prenatal care. You can receive prenatal care from:
-Technical midwife, a person who has graduated from midwifery training schools, whose title is recognized by the competent educational authorities and who corresponds to the technical level and can provide care to low-risk women.
-Gynecologist-obstetrician – Doctor with specialized education and training to care for pregnant women, mainly at risk.
-Nurse obstetrician – Professional who, within her training, has specialized in maternal and child health and can provide care to low-risk women.
The professional who treats her must make her feel comfortable, resolve all her doubts, create a bond of trust for excellent communication that must be established from the beginning between the pregnant woman and her specialist.
Can I eat and drink liquids during labor?
Most healthy women can benefit from a light meal during labor, but the ban on food and fluids is unnecessary for women in normal labor.
How do I know I'm in labor?
Delivery happens at the end of pregnancy (after 9 months or 38-40 weeks of pregnancy) when the baby is ready to be born.
How long you will go into labor depends on various circumstances, such as whether it is your first birth or if you have had several before.
Every birth is different.
Signs that the birth will be soon.
- The leakage of a little bloody mucous fluid from the vaginal canal (the mucous plug).
- Rupture of the source (outflow of liquid other than urine).
- The “contractions” (the belly feels hard and the lower abdomen and even the lower back may ache).
- It should be checked to confirm if you are already in labor, through a vaginal touch.
Indalecio Allende #4, Colonia San Rafael (near Mercado Juan de Dios).
(415) 152 6181.
Emergency hours for obstetric care:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Prenatal consultation hours:
8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Saturdays)
08:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sampling (Monday – Saturday)/ 13:00 a.m. -07:00 pm delivery of results