I don’t think there’s anything which resembles in this world the fact of being a mother and giving birth. A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks starting from the first day of the last menstrual cycle. If the baby is born before 37 weeks it is said to be a premature baby, while if the baby is born after week 42 it is said to be a postterm delivery.
The birth of a baby is long and painful for the mother as the child must leave the uterus and go through the vagina until it reaches the outside although there are cases where the baby is born through the belly by cesarean section.
Signs that indicate that the baby will be born
There are a number of signs that indicate that the baby is ready to come to this world:
- The rupture of the membrane.
- Output of the mucous plug.
- The arrival of the dreaded contractions.
If, on the contrary, the woman suffers from another number of symptoms such as severe headache, swelling in the pelvic area or sudden movements of the baby inside the uterus, you should quickly see a doctor as something is not right.
Vaginal delivery For vaginal
delivery to talk about vaginal delivery, the following conditions must be given:
- That the baby can come out of his head.
- Let the baby not be too large in proportion to the size of the pelvis.
- Let there be no fetal suffering.
In childbirth there are usually three distinct phases: dilation, expulsion of the baby and birth. In the first phase the woman suffers from a series of irregular contractions that are increasingly intensifying as the arrival of the baby approaches. When the woman reaches four centimeters of dilation, the famous epidural is usually applied to reduce the pain of the pregnant woman when giving birth. In order to be able to the baby’s head, there must be a dilation of about 10 centimeters.
During the expulsion period the baby manages to definitely go outside. Thanks to the help of the doctor and the mother’s thrust, the baby pulls his whole body out and is born. It is normal for the expulsion phase to last from 20 minutes to an hour. Once he has managed to get out completely, the baby begins to breathe and breaks to cry. You have to cut the umbilical cord and remove the placenta completely thanks to the contractions themselves. Sometimes the doctor’s help is needed when removing the placenta itself from the inside of the uterus.
section With cesarean section, the baby is achieved through a surgical operation through the abdomen and uterus. Cesarean section is usually performed when some of the following cases occur:
- Multiple pregnancy.
- Poor position of the baby.
- Umbilical cord around the baby’s neck.
- Fetal suffering.
- The baby is larger than the pelvic area.
- Detachment of the placenta.
- Infection in the vagina.
If the woman needs a cesarean section when bringing her child to this world, she should be admitted to the hospital. General anesthesia is not used and surgery is done on the abdomen and uterus to remove the baby smoothly. The mother stays in the hospital for a few days until her complete recovery.
In both the case of vaginal delivery and cesarean section, the mother should be monitored in relation to her blood pressure, possible pains, bleeding from the vagina or body temperature.
In conclusion, giving birth and being able to bring into this world a baby is one of the most wonderful things that can happen to a mother. The process is long from fertilization to the long-awaited birth of the baby. However, the wait is worth it and the 40 weeks of gestation that the mother suffers with physical and emotional changes.