Normal delivery is defined as childbirth through the vaginal canal with no medical intervention. It is also referred to as a vaginal birth.
Dr. Kausha Shah at KK speciality clinic and Hospital is the best gynecologist for normal delivery.
What to expect in normal delivery?
The womb (uterus) tightens and then relaxes, resulting in a contraction. You may have experienced similar contractions throughout your pregnancy, especially at the end. These pre-labor contractions are known as Braxton Hicks contractions. When these contractions become more frequent, continue longer than 30 seconds, and become stronger, it is an indication that labour has begun. Your contractions will increase, become stronger, and more frequent.
Backache: You may get a backache or a heavy feeling, which is similar to the pain that some women experience during their monthly period.
Lightening: When the baby’s head descends into the pelvis in preparation for delivery, this is referred to as lightening. This can happen anywhere from a few weeks to a few hours after the labour begins. The tummy may appear lower, allowing for better breathing. Because the baby is pressing on your bladder, you may need to urinate more frequently when lightening occurs.
Blood discharge: “Bloody show” happens when the mucus plug (which has sealed the womb to guard against infection) is expelled from the cervix as a blood-tinged or brownish discharge (the narrow neck-like passage forming the lower end of the womb). This might happen days before or even at the beginning of labour.
Ruptured amniotic sac membranes: When the amniotic sac membrane (the membrane that covers and protects the baby) ruptures, fluid gushes out or leaks from the vagina. This might happen several hours before or during labour. Most women go into labour within 24 hours of the membrane rupturing. If labour does not begin naturally during this time, doctors may be forced to induce labour in order to prevent infections and delivery difficulties.
Assisted delivery procedures:
It may become apparent at the end of the pushing stage that mother and baby require a little extra assistance during the delivery. The doctor will gently apply forceps or a small bit of suction to the baby’s head . The gynecologist will gently help the baby’s head through the birth canal as the woman pushes during her next contractions.
To assist with the delivery of the baby, your doctor will most likely utilise forceps or a vacuum extractor. Forceps are tongs with loops on either side that are used to gently turn or pull the baby’s head to help the baby through the delivery canal.
Suction is used by a vacuum extractor to turn the baby’s head or drag the infant through the delivery canal. Suction is managed such that the quantity of suction required to assist in the delivery of the baby is maintained to a minimum.
Dr. Kausha Shah is always in favour of Normal delivery over cesarean section unless obvious indications .
Reason for assisted delivery procedure
- If the mother has received an epidural, the pelvic muscles that ordinarily assist in turning the baby’s head and shoulders into the optimum position for delivery may be ineffective. An epidural can also make it difficult to feel contractions, reducing the effectiveness of pushing.
- If the baby is in an unfavourable position for normal delivery.
- If the baby does not get adequate oxygen.
- If the mother is physically tired
What are the advantages of normal vaginal delivery?
The following are some of the advantages of vaginal delivery:
- Short hospitalizations
- low rates of infection
- Compared to a caesarean, recovery time is much faster.
- Babies have a lower risk of developing respiratory issues.
Recovery time after normal delivery
After a typical vaginal delivery, the vagina tends to be uncomfortable and tender for at least two weeks. Within seven to ten days, you should be able to regain your energy. Complete recovery, especially if you had a perineum tear while giving birth, could take six weeks or more, depending on your overall health. Consult your doctor about how soon you can begin exercising following a normal vaginal delivery, as this is dependent on your overall health.
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Faq’s About Normal Delivery
What are the benefits of normal delivery for the mother?
A: Normal delivery has several benefits for the mother, including faster recovery time, lower risk of complications during childbirth, and a reduced risk of infection.
What are the benefits of normal delivery for the baby?
A: Normal delivery has several benefits for the baby, including a reduced risk of respiratory problems, a lower risk of infections, and a better ability to regulate their body temperature.
If I am having twins, is it possible for me to have a normal delivery?
A: Yes, of course, provided that the babies are in the right position
Can all women have a normal delivery?
A: Most women can have a normal delivery, provided that they have a healthy pregnancy, there are no medical complications, and the baby is in the correct position for delivery.
What should I do to prepare for a normal delivery?
A: To prepare for a normal delivery, you should attend childbirth education classes, stay physically active and eat a healthy diet during pregnancy, and talk to your healthcare provider about your birth plan and any concerns or questions you may have.
What pain relief options are available during normal delivery?
A: There are several pain relief options available during normal delivery, including breathing and relaxation techniques, epidural anesthesia, and intravenous medications. It’s important to discuss your pain management options with your healthcare provider beforehand.
How long does a normal delivery usually take?
A: The length of a normal delivery can vary, but it typically lasts between 6 to 12 hours for first-time mothers and 2 to 6 hours for subsequent deliveries. However, every woman’s labor and delivery experience is unique and can be influenced by factors such as the baby’s size and position, the mother’s health, and the strength and frequency of contractions.
What happens immediately after a normal delivery?
A: Immediately after a normal delivery, the healthcare provider will place the baby on the mother’s chest for skin-to-skin contact, which helps with bonding and regulating the baby’s temperature. The healthcare provider will also check the mother and baby’s vital signs and make sure that there are no complications. The healthcare provider may also administer medications to help deliver the placenta and repair any tears or episiotomy (a surgical cut) that may have occurred during delivery.
Can I breastfeed my baby after delivery?
A: Yes, you can breastfeed your baby after delivery. It is also very important for the baby.