It is believed that the child's adrenal glands, when ripe, releases cortisone which causes the placenta converts estrogen to progesterone. Secretion of progesterone then initiated the production of prostaglandins, which causes uterine contractions, or tightening.
All this leads to the conclusion that labor will not start until the child is mature and ready to be born. The only exception is if the environment in the womb more dangerous for children than preterm birth, or if the baby decides to come just before.
There are many more risks associated with premature birth (birth before the 38th week) than later-born children (born after 42 weeks). It is better for the child in the womb too long but long enough.
If everything works as it should and if the baby's adrenal glands begin to secrete a hormone that will lead to the eventual contraction, there is only one factor that can stop you from repeating contraction - the mother's emotional state.
The feeling of anxiety can occur as a result of any of the following situations:
enjoy your pregnancy so that you do not want to get it over, unconscious desire not to let the child
feeling that you have everything ready before birth, such as a child's room saved, washed baby clothes, apparel, purchased all the stuff for the birth, arranged babysitting for older children, pre-prepared foods, etc.. - You can hold the birth of the child until you have everything prepared and you do not feel satisfied with it,
fear of childbirth experiences and how it will be, it can also delay the birth,
dissatisfaction with the obstetrician or midwife, birth place, marital situation or any aspect of your environment,
fear of motherhood, you may feel as if you can not make a good mother or correct decisions,
too much activity around the house - you feel stressed and worn out, all of which can cause excessive anxiety.
It is best to resolve emotional issues and get everything ready for delivery so that you can feel pleased that you have already prepared. Spend time relaxing deeply while you think your breathing. Listen to relaxing music and let your child feel that you are ready.
Practice squatting position to allow the baby's head in the lower bowl, gently making love. Semen contains prostaglandins that help to soften the cervix and nipple stimulation tends to produce contractions.
Tell yourself and your child that you are ready for his / her arrival. Then just sit back and relax and allow your child the freedom to independently come when he or she decides the time is right. Trust your baby and your body.