Giving birth is a wonderful life process, and is best approached with the acquisition of factual knowledge and open mind. Vaginal birth is the giving birth process in human beings or the process of giving birth to a child.
Expecting mums have a wide array of options available. They can choose to deliver their baby with little pain and discomfort, or choose natural birth and endure an un-medicated labour and delivery. If you are planning to have a natural vaginal birth, there is much to be considered.
Most mums choose a vaginal delivery because they think surgery is dangerous, risky and painful. If you choose cesarean section, medications and anesthetics can be dangerous to both mother and baby. In general, emergencies excluded, vaginal birth is much safer for both mother and baby.Prenatal childbirth classes can also be helpful especially if you have less support option around you. In vaginal birth, preparation is a must and that preparation, to be successful, must have enough knowledge about the whole birthing process.
Usually, vaginal delivery can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, depending on how many deliveries the mother had before, the size of the baby and other factors. During childbirth babies need a little bit of help and doctors often use vacuums or forceps to gently pull the baby out. Some women will spend hours in labour, pushing unsuccessfully, only to have it end in a caesarean delivery. A vaginal delivery is sometimes not possible due to an incorrect positioning of the baby, a large baby who won’t fit through the pelvis or when the baby or mother is in danger or distress.
Recover after a vaginal birth can be difficult and this is due to the lack of sleep that is inherent with having a newborn. Most doctors recommend that you should have as much rest as possible and avoid stressful activities to make recovery faster. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you feel overwhelmed and need assistance with basic chores, or even someone to tend the baby while you take a nap.