The process of giving birth to a child is called delivery or labour. A Vaginal delivery or a Caesarean section are two ways to deliver a baby. Many major health organisations recommend that a newborn be placed on the mother’s chest as soon as possible after birth, regardless of whether it was delivered vaginally or via C-section. Skin-to-skin contact is therefore available for both the mother and baby.
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The term “normal delivery” refers to a mother giving birth to her baby naturally without intervention from a medical professional.
The stages of normal delivery
1. First stage
Labour and effacement of the cervix
During the first stage of normal delivery, contractions dilate, soften, and stretch the cervix to make it easier for the baby to be delivered. A woman’s first delivery can take up to 13 hours, and subsequent deliveries can take up to 7-8 hours.
The first stage is divided into three parts:
Pushing and birth of the baby
Following the complete dilation of the cervix, this stage begins. The baby is being pushed through the birth canal headfirst by intense contractions. With every contraction, the mother is expected to push, and she may become highly fatigued as a result. While the baby is pushing its way out, she may also experience severe pain at the vaginal opening. If the doctor decides to do an episiotomy at this stage, he can widen the opening of the vaginal canal so the baby can be delivered easily. In order for the baby to finally be born, the mother must continue to push.
3. Third Stage
The Placenta Is Pushed Out
The entire placenta is expelled through the vaginal canal during this final stage of normal delivery called the ‘afterbirth’. The placenta is typically delivered within 10 minutes to 30 minutes of the baby’s birth. Massage of the lower abdomen may assist in the delivery process.
Vaginal delivery has the following benefits:
Forceps or a ventouse suction cup are used during an assisted birth also known as an instrumental delivery.
A ventouse or forceps IS only be used when necessary for the well-being of you and your baby. Women who have given birth to a baby naturally are less likely to undergo assisted delivery.
You should talk with your obstetrician about the reasons for choosing assisted birth, as well as the instruments and procedures to be used. Prior to the procedure, you will have to give your consent.
In the absence of an epidural, you will usually receive a local anaesthetic to numb your vagina and the skin between your vagina and anus (perineum).
The obstetrician may move you to an operating room if the need arises for a caesarean section. A small cut (episiotomy) is likely to be required to increase the vaginal opening. If there is a tear or cut, stitches will be applied to repair it. It may be possible to deliver the baby on your tummy and still allow your birth partner to cut the cord, depending on the circumstances.
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