Labour & Normal Delivery

Normal or Vaginal Delivery in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

A Normal Delivery occurs when a mother gives birth to a child entirely naturally, without the aid of a doctor. Several physiologic changes occur during the last month of pregnancy before the start of labor. Most patients state that the frequency of Braxton Hicks contractions also increases. The frequency and severity of these are often erratic.

Labour or a Normal Delivery has three stages:

First Stage: Your Cervix progressively opens because of contractions during the first stage of labor. Usually, the longest part of labor is this period. Your Cervix begins to soften during the beginning of labor so that it may open. During this time, known as the latent period, you could have inconsistent contractions. You may not enter established labor for several hours or even days. Contact your doctor if your water breaks, strong contractions, and regular contractions. You are in established labor when your cervix has dilated to around 4 cm, and regular contractions occur. Once labor has begun, your doctor will periodically check on you to see how you’re doing and provide assistance, including pain medication, if necessary. During labor, your doctor will watch you and the baby ensure you’re both doing okay.

Second Stage: When your cervix has fully dilated, you are in the second stage of labor, which lasts until your child’s birth. Your doctor will assist you in deciding on a comfortable delivery position. Your baby will proceed down the birth canal and near the opening of your vagina when your cervix has fully dilated. Although this part of labor is challenging, your doctor will support and assist you. Your birth partner can help you as well. Most of the hard job is done after your baby’s head is out. Typically, the following one or two contractions are when the rest of their body is born. Usually, you’ll be able to hold your baby right away and spend some quality time cuddling. You can start nursing your child whenever you choose. Your infant should get their first feeding, if possible, within an hour of birth.

Third Stage: Your womb contracts, and the placenta emerges via your vagina during the third stage of labor, which takes place after your baby is delivered. The third stage of labor can be managed by – active or physiological management. In active management, as you give delivery or shortly after, your doctor will provide an injection of oxytocin into your thigh. Your womb contracts after the injection. . Active management quickens placenta delivery and reduces your risk of postpartum bleeding, but it also raises your likelihood of feeling unwell. In physiological management, the third stage of labor occurs spontaneously without administering an oxytocin shot. Once the cord has ceased pulsating, it is cut. This indicates that your baby’s placenta still supplies blood to them. Normally, this takes two to four minutes. You’ll need to push the placenta out after it has detached from your womb. Your doctor will advise you to transition to active management if the placenta does not spontaneously separate or if you start to bleed profusely.

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Alpha One Hospital

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