Bringing a baby into this world is the most precious thing in the world. Planning ahead and having a safe delivery is important. You should plan ahead with careful planning.
Although vaginal delivery is considered the normal delivery method, mothers should look at other techniques and birthing options that may make the process easier, safer or more convenient for both the mother and child.
Below is 7 different childbirth and delivery methods.
Vaginal Delivery: The most popular type of birthing option. When a baby is delivered via the birth canal of the womb, the delivery is termed as vaginal delivery or natural birth. Most doctors will recommend it as long as it is possible.
Caesarean Section (C-Section): In a C-section, a surgical incision is made in the belly and uterus, and the baby is then delivered. A C-section can be planned as many women go for it.
It can be unplanned too, as complications can happen during labour and a C-section may make the delivery a lot safer for the mother and the baby.
Bradley Method: This is a medication free method that emphasises relaxation as a form of pain reduction during labour. The mother would have practice in controlling her breathing. The breathing and relaxation techniques reduce the perception of pain and keep labour moving smoothly.
The Bradley Method allows mothers prepare for natural childbirth coached by her partner.
Home birth: Unassisted birth with the help of close family or partner. Delivering at home is in the comfort of your own environment which you are so used to it.
There is many benefits to a homebirths such as, less chance of the risks associated with interventions like forceps and less chance of getting an infection.
Assisted Vaginal Delivery: A vaginal assisted delivery is help with delivery. It can require the assistance of additional medical staff. The assistance can vary from emergency delivery procedures to the use of medicines. The vaginal birth of a baby performed with the help of forceps or a vacuum device.
Water birth: In a water birth the mother goes through some or all of the stages of childbirth in a portable tub which is similar to a hot tub. The baby can be delivered when the mother is underwater or she can change into different position.
Women go for water births as it can be more relaxing and less painful to be in the water.
Unassisted birth: This is a birthing option which many women go for. Most women feel like they’re in control of their body when they go for this method. Some free birthing women will birth entirely alone, others will have a partner, friends or family present.
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