Baby Delivery: Different Child-Birth Methods
Pregnancy, the most beautiful phase of a woman's life is followed by the magic of her child's birth. After around 40 weeks of keeping and nurturing the baby in her womb, finally comes the time of bringing that baby to this world.
But bringing your baby to this world is not an easy cake. It requires the 'infamous' labour pain and different techniques and methods. Let's learn more about different child-birth methods and what makes you choose them.
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Natural Birth: Natural Birth, as the name suggests is the traditional way of following the contractions and delivering the baby out of your vagina. It is the most common type of child-birth methods followed across the globe and is considered the most preferable one too given the least amount of risks involved. Different women have different experiences to share but most women find it quite painful. Hence, it's considered the most painful method of child birth but is generally safe when it comes to the risks of infections and provides quicker healing process for the mother.
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Assisted Birth: The only complications come with Natural Child Birthing technique is the tears that come to the perineum area. Then some mothers find it too exhausting to push the baby out given the pressure that comes on the abdominal muscles. Also, with latest techniques like Epidurals (Painless Delivery) available in the medical science advancements, a lot of women prefer Assisted Vaginal Child Birth method which includes Vaccum Delivery and Forceps Delivery in which the child is pulled outside the vagina using either a Vaccum or Forceps meant for delivery purposes.
If you decide to go for Painless Delivery, a practitioner would provide you with an Epidural dose which would lesser the pain to 80% and you can deliver your baby vaginally.
If in the process of natural child-birth, your perineum gets tears then the doctors would perform a mild surgery just after you've pushed the baby and placenta out, to give you a normal perineum like before. This process is called Episiotomy.
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C-Section Birth: There are certain medical conditions in which the doctors are left with no other option but to perform a caesarean section surgery by giving a section cut to your abdominal region and take the baby out. These medical conditions may include (but not limited to) baby's position in the womb at the time of labour, baby's weight, baby's cessation age, mother's prevalent health conditions or even mother's inability to go into natural birthing process.
But these days, a lot of women are opting for this way of child-birth method to avoid the excruciating labour pain and episiotomy. This method of child-birth comes with the main disadvantage of the long healing time taken by the mother and the risk of infections associated with it. The after birthing connection between the mother and the baby is delayed due to the problems associated with seating and breastfeeding.
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Apart from that, a latest method of Natural child-birth is trending back from traditions is Water birth. The process remains the same of following the contractions and pushing the baby out of your vagina. The only difference is the placement of a water-tub in which the mother is half-seated. This kind of method reduces the pain to some extent without having to take an assistance of an Epidural.