Choosing the right birth method for you & your baby can be a challenging task. There are so many option that it can easily confuse you.
Here are the few option which can help you decide which one is the right one for you & your child
A cesarean section, or c-section for short, is a surgical procedure performed when vaginal delivery is not possible. Sometimes, a cesarean section is planned beforehand. Sometimes, the doctor may switch to a cesarean section during a vaginal delivery if problems arise. The process is pretty straightforward. First, the mother is anesthetized. Then, an incision is made through the abdomen and the uterus to reveal the baby. Delivery occurs through the incision. The entire process can take anywhere from one to two hours and will require an extended hospital stay—between two and four days—after the baby is born.
Natural vaginal delivery is when your baby is born through the birth canal. This is the most common way to give birth because it is the body’s natural method. In fact, roughly sixty-eight percent of women give birth vaginally every year. But sometimes, the mother needs a bit of assistance. This is where the first variation of this birth method occurs.
A doctor will induce labor for a wide variety of reasons. Chief amongst these reasons are a past-due pregnancy, ruptured membranes, a smaller-than-average infant, or high blood pressure in the mother.
An episiotomy is a surgical incision made in the skin between which helps the baby’s head to pass more easily through the birth canal and helps prevent the skin from tearing.
An amniotomy is the purposeful rupture of the amniotic sac. This rupturing is done for multiple reasons: to induce labor, to assess the baby’s health, or to check for the baby’s first stool.
In a forceps delivery, an instrument shaped like salad tongs is used to grasp the baby’s head to guide it through the birth canal.
During a vacuum extraction, a soft cup attached to a vacuum pump is applied to the baby’s head to help guide it through the birth canal.
Home birth would seems more like a comfortable option but it doesn’t comes without risks. If serious complications arise, emergency care can be a long time coming. Most home births are supervised by a midwife who will provide coaching, basic procedures for delivery, and medical tools like oxygen, sutures, and an IV.
Water births can be done at home or in a hospital if the facility offers that option. In a water birth, you spend the duration of your labor in a waist-deep pool of clean, warm water. One of the biggest benefits of a water birth is that it greatly reduces the likelihood of needing an epidural to manage the pain. As your cervix dilates, the warm water helps to soothe and relax the body and mind. Some women may choose to leave the tub after the cervix is fully dilated, but many follow through with a true water birth, where the baby is delivered in the tub. The doctor or midwife will bring the baby’s face up into the air right after birth. Water birth eases the strain on the mother, and the transition for the baby is less of a shock to their system.
These are the few birth methods But your choice of birth method is personal and important, so take the time to think about which one is right for you and your baby. We recommend that you investigate all the options, get all the facts, weigh the pros and cons, and choose the route that is most comfortable and exciting for you.