There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing that you are about to become a parent or looking forward to giving birth. When it comes to child delivery, there are varieties of birth childbirth methods being practiced,
However expecting mothers today are offered different options to choose from, sometimes the delivery method to use can be decided by the medical practitioner due to some issues or complications that may arise during the course of birth.
Expecting mums can look forward to the underlisted delivery options:
1. Natural/Virginal delivery
Vaginal delivery is the most common and safest type of childbirth. In a vaginal birth, the baby is born through the birth canal, however the birth time is not specific cannot be predicted, it is hard to know when the mother will go to labor but, most pregnant women give birth around 38 to 41 weeks of pregnancy some women may undergo difficulties during delivery some doctor may recommend in pain relief, but not in all cases there are lots of choices of pain relief options in vaginal birth for now from natural options to pharmacological options
The common benefits of vaginal births include:
- Short hospital delays.
- lower infection rates.
- Quicker recovery.
- reduced chance of medical problems in future pregnancies.
- lowers the risk of respiratory problems in babies.
2. Vacuum extraction delivery
Vacuum extraction delivery is a procedure sometimes during the cause of vaginal birth some women may require vacuum-assisted delivery to help deliver their baby a vacuum extractor which consists of a plastic or metal copper tubing and a handle which is attached firmly to the baby’s head by suction and a vacuum pump to help guide the baby out of the birth canal.
3. Forceps delivery
This is also a type of vaginal delivery whereby an instrument shaped like salad tongs called forceps is used by the doctor to get the baby’s head out of the birth canal before pulling out the baby a vagina test is performed to determine the position of the baby’s head so the forceps can be fitted correctly to get the babies out.
The risks associated with forceps delivery are:
- Bleeding in the brain.
- nerve damage to the brain.
- skull fracture.
- damage to the vagina or tear of the vagina.
- Bruises marks and cuts to the baby’s head and face.
This method is used when the baby is on its way in the birth canal but unable to come out, which may be due to some certain obstructions or when the mother is tired and unable to push.
4.Cesarean section (c-section)
Not all birth happens the way it was planned, complications may show-up before birth and cesarean delivery is an option that may be taken. The c-section is a surgical procedure in which the doctor removes the baby through a surgical incision, that is, opening of the abdomen to remove the baby,
Some mothers may choose to undergo planned c-section which allows the hospital and the doctor to start making necessary preparation and most are always unplanned due to some certain emergency reasons or unexpected complications like;
- Multiple twins or triplets.
- if the baby is too large to pass through the virginal.
- if the baby is in a transverse position.
- prolonged labor.
- abnormal positioning.
- fetal distress that defects .
- chronic health conditions placenta issues.
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