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Specialized center for Normal delivery

Normal delivery is a completely natural delivery of a baby by the mother without any medical intervention.

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Specialized center for Normal delivery

Normal delivery is a completely natural delivery of a baby by the mother without any medical intervention.

THE LIFE PLUS HOSPITAL Care is COVID 19 Safe

  • Our Hospital premises are COVID safe
  • Regular sanitization of clinic & hospital premises
  • Immediate medical assistance through Online Consultation

Normal Delivery

In the broadest definition, normal childbirth includes a labor that begins spontaneously, usually between 37 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. Normal birth also includes skin-to-skin holding after delivery and breastfeeding within the first hour after delivery. The baby is born head-first, through the vagina, at term. A health care professional ensures the wellbeing of the baby and mother, and some medical intervention may occur to support or help the delivery. Examples of interventions include rupture of membranes, helping labor progress with medication (e.g., oxytocin), and using medications or epidural for pain relief. Unless there is a valid medical reason to intervene in the delivery process, all women with low-risk pregnancies are encouraged to pursue normal childbirth. Elective C-sections are not recommended.

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Normal Delivery

What is Normal Delivery?

It is defined as a natural way of bringing the baby into this world. It is not difficult to have natural and normal childbirth unless you have some medical complications. The vaginal birth process helps in having a healthy baby and a quick recovery.

What are the signs and symptoms of Normal Delivery?

You may experience changes a few weeks before the expected due date. However, the signs vary from one woman to another and from pregnancy to pregnancy.

  • Natural childbirth. The baby is born head-first, through the vagina, at term, in the presence of a health care professional who ensures that the mother and baby are well. No medical interventions are provided throughout labour and delivery.
  • Normal childbirth. The baby is born head-first, through the vagina, at term. A health care professional ensures the wellbeing of the baby and mother, and some medical intervention may occur to support or help the delivery. Examples of interventions include rupture of membranes, helping labour progress with medication (e.g., oxytocin), and using medications or epidural for pain relief.

Overview

Stages of normal delivery

  1. First stage

Labour and effacement of the cervix

The first stage of the normal delivery process involves contractions which help the cervix dilate, soften and stretch so that the baby can be delivered. This stage is the longest and can last up to 13 hours during a woman’s first delivery and about 7-8 hours for subsequent deliveries.

This first stage has three sub-stages:

  • Early labour: 

The mother becomes aware of the contractions that occur at an interval of every 3 to 5

minutes. The cervix dilates up to 4 centimetres.

The mother can spend early labour at home. However, the doctor should be informed.

  • Active labour: 

The mother transitions to the active phase when the contractions become stronger and more

frequent. They occur at intervals of 3-4 minutes and each one lasts for about a minute.

The cervix dilates up to 7 cm. The mother must be taken to the hospital for delivery.

The water breaks as labour progress through this stage. Thereafter, contractions further speed

  1. Transition Phase:

This is the most painful phase as the cervix dilates to its fullest, at about 10 cms. Painful, strong contractions continue at intervals of 2-3minutes, each lasting 60-90 seconds.

  1. Second Stage

Pushing & birth of the baby

This stage begins after the complete dilation of the cervix. Intense contractions continue, helping push the baby head first through the birth canal. The mother is asked to push with every contraction and may find herself highly fatigued. She may also experience intense pain around the vaginal opening as the baby makes its way out. At this stage, the doctor may decide to make an incision (episiotomy) to widen the vaginal opening to make the baby’s emergence easier. The mother must continue to push till the baby finally makes it out into the world.

  1. Third Stage

Placenta Is Pushed Out

In this final stage of the normal delivery called the ‘afterbirth’, the entire placenta is pushed out through the vaginal canal. The placenta may be delivered from a few minutes to half an hour after the baby is born. The process may be manually assisted by massaging the lower abdomen.

Benefits of normal delivery

The benefits of vaginal delivery include:

  • Avoids risks associated with instruments used for a c-section delivery.
  • Lower risk of infection for mother and child
  • Quicker recovery for mother and shorter hospital stay (24-48 hours as compared to 3 days to a week post caesarean)
  • The natural bacteria and microbes of the vagina transferred from mother to child boost the baby’s immune system, readying it for life outside the protected womb.
  • Babies are at lower risk for respiratory problems since the labor contractions help prepare the baby’s lungs for breathing
  • Normal delivery stimulates lactation because the birthing process activates numerous natural mothering hormones.

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Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics, and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment, and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

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Our Doctors spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-assisted Hospitalisation process. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

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A dedicated Medical Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

Post Natal Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

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Normal Delivery FAQ's

The normal delivery process has the following three stages

  • Stage I is when the contractions in the uterus cause opening and shortening of the cervix i.e. the mouth of the uterus.
  • Stage II is when the cervix is fully open and the baby descends down the birth canal. The mother pushes and gives birth to the baby.
  • Stage III is when delivery of placenta (i.e. the organ that supplies nutrients to the baby) occurs.

Usually the following symptoms of labor and normal delivery are experienced:

  • Labour pain, felt as  cramps in lower abdomen and tightening of the belly which increases over a period of time and become more intense.
  • Rupture of your water bag resulting in a trickle of water.
  • Sticky discharge mixed with blood called ‘show’.

Exercise for normal delivery eases labor pain, shortens duration of labor and helps you recover faster after childbirth.

  • If you’ve been leading a sedentary lifestyle, start walking for 15 minutes and then gradually build up to 45 minutes a day.
  • Practice squats, butterfly, cat and camel and bridging exercises.
  • Learn breathing exercises to take your mind off labor pains.

You should

  • When you experience 2-3 contractions over 10 minutes
  • If your water bag has ruptured
  • If you have vaginal bleeding that is more than spotting

Budget extra time if you live far away.

Warning Signs During Pregnancy

During your pregnancy, some symptoms should be reported immediately to your healthcare professional. Here is a list of some of the important warning signs to report:

  • Bleeding or leaking fluid from your vagina
  • Blurred vision or seeing flashes or spots of light.
  • Unusual or serve abdominal pain or backaches.
  • Strong cramps
  • Continuous headache
  • Decrease in the baby’s movements.
  • Dizziness or fainting.
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Fever
  • Pain or burning when you urinate or inability to urinate.
  • Severe or sudden swelling of the face, fingers or feet
  • Chills
  • Inability to tolerate food or liquid.
  • Muscular convulsion
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