Giving birth to a baby is an undeniably momentous occasion. Months of discomfort and anxiety end with your little bundle of joy seeing the light of the day, in your loving arms. To get to that happy ending requires a lot of planning and preparation for the process of birth. Everything from keeping fit and eating healthy to ensuring that the baby is developing properly needs to be a priority during the months you’re pregnant.
All this work and you’re rewarded with a baby, which is a gift like no other. The process might get tough, but most treasured things are hard to achieve and a little bit of planning and perseverance is all you need.
Let’s look at why planning the process of giving birth is important:
Types Of Delivery
With the advancement in technology, delivering a baby has moved beyond just vaginal delivery. Here are the proven delivery options available:
- Vaginal Delivery: The earliest and most natural method of delivering a baby involves pushing it out of your birth canal during labor. Generally a vaginal delivery is considered the safest option for delivering.
- Cesarian Section: Next up we have the second most used delivery method, c-section. When due to certain complications, a vaginal delivery is not possible, doctors recommend a c-section, which involves a surgical incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus.
- Vacuum Extraction: Similar to a vaginal delivery, vacuum extraction involves placing a vacuum on the baby’s head and using it to guide the baby out of the birth canal. So instead of you pushing the baby out, the vacuum does the job for you.
- Forceps Delivery: In a forceps delivery,the doctor places forceps, an instrument shaped like a pair of large spoons or tongs, to the baby’s head to help guide the baby out of the birth canal. This method is also similar to vacuum extraction.
Planning The Birth
While the different delivery options have been listed above, you can’t really chose one and go with it. The type of method used to deliver your baby will be based solely on the doctor’s discretion. After evaluating your pregnancy, general health, and other factors, the doctor will decide the safest option for you.
As an expecting mother, all you can do at this stage is prepare yourself mentally for whatever the doctor deems the best for you. Without worrying too much and putting your body through undue stress, trust the doctor to know what they are doing and do your best to cooperate.
Delivery is a challenging process but with proper planning and support you can sail through safely. Read up on parenting tips and other helpful advice on pregnancy assist apps like BabyBerry and stay updated at all times.