Dr Krishnaveni Nayini

8 Ways to Make Sure You Have a Normal delivery

Catagory: High Risk Pregnancy  Author: Dr Krishnaveni Nayini

Are you a mother-to-be? Congratulations! A new stage in your life must now begin. Pregnancy is the most beautiful stage of a woman’s life, but it can also be very stressful and joyful. The period requires a lot of work from the time the sperm and egg mate till the parents hold their beautiful baby in their arms. 

Do you want to know how to deliver a newborn gem-like baby in the healthiest way possible? The  procedure is referred to as “Normal Delivery.” 


A Typical Delivery is What?


The most effective and natural method of delivering an unborn child into the world is a normal delivery. This is also the most recommended way to give birth because it lets the mother heal quickly and easily. 


Normal delivery, often known as vaginal birth, is still the most common way to give birth. But in some cases, a cesarean section may be needed for a number of different reasons. 


When a pregnant woman experiences labor pains, everything begins to happen. This often occurs between the 37th and 42nd weeks of pregnancy. The method includes the baby being forced out of the womb by precisely timed rhythmic contractions. The uterus contracts often and irregularly at first, gradually widening the neck of the cervix. When the cervix is completely extended and open,  these contractions gently push the baby down the uterus via your pelvis and the vagina. 


In a typical delivery, there are three stages. Although the length and duration of these periods might vary from woman to woman. 


The Initial Phase of Labor


You could have contractions as a pregnant woman during the earliest stages of labor. They are not really painful, however. The uterine muscles also make an effort to work together properly at this time. Women’s phases can vary greatly. It may continue for several hours or even days. This is due to the fact that stronger contractions can take longer to form, especially in first-time mothers. The water bag could rupture, or you could feel a blood-stained mucus plug in your underwear. The contractions get stronger over time and put pressure on the cervix to widen it. 


During the active phase, the cervix dilates from 4 cm to around 10 cm. You now begin to experience more severe pain. For first-time mothers, it may last for roughly 3 to 6 hours, and for subsequent pregnancies, it may only last for about half that time. The frequency of the pain increases from 3 to 5  minutes per time during this phase, and it may be centered in the lower back, abdomen, or thighs.  During this time, women will empty their bladders, drink fluids, and do breathing exercises or other ways to calm down. 


Period II of Labor


Pushing and delivering goods are the main activities of the second stage of labor. For first-time moms, it typically takes one and a half to two hours. However, with future deliveries, it might last anywhere from a few minutes to two hours. You’ll be asked to push, and the contractions will be accelerated by the doctor. During this time, you could feel exhausted and out of breath. As the baby’s protrusion or crowning happens, tremendous pain may be felt around the vaginal and anal 

region. The last push will release the baby into the world after the body and the remainder of the head have slowly emerged. You are likely to never work out harder than you are right now. 


Stage Three of Labor


The placenta is delivered during the third and last stage of delivery. The placenta is removed  concurrently with the pregnancy’s conception, which is classified as occurring “after birth.” It takes more than 30 minutes. This period could pass you by as you are preoccupied with monitoring and adoring your infant. Putting the infant on your breast also helps to reduce bleeding and triggers uterine contractions. By the end of this phase, you’ll feel utterly exhausted, and your body would benefit greatly from a short nap. 


Let’s now look at the various must-know methods for a natural delivery.


What every expectant mother should know about a normal delivery? 


1) Avoid becoming stressed.

Pregnant women often feel overburdened. But that is quite normal. However, make an effort to avoid uncomfortable or anxious situations. 


2) Maintain your attitude while pregnant.

There are many stories where the delivery proceeded without any problems or where there were other issues. But there is no need to overthink this situation. Learn about the symptoms of labor pain and the normal process of delivery. Read several blogs and postings on delivery. Surround yourself with uplifting people, books, movies, and food. 


3) Have faith in your body.

Although it is sometimes difficult to imagine that a completely developed kid may be forced out of your womb, keep in mind that your body was created to give birth naturally. You can do it because millions of women throughout the globe have already done it. 


4) Eat healthily and exercise sensibly.

Maintaining good health and physical fitness will assist you in having a normal birth. Walk for at least  30 minutes each day. To ensure a normal delivery, have lime water and tender coconut on hand. 


5) Educate yourself.

It is best to take childbirth education programs to be ready for labor and delivery. They provide you with the knowledge about childbirth that you are missing. It will also eliminate any concerns or anxieties you may have, which may overwhelm your body both physically and mentally and get in the way of the birthing process. 


6) Eat a balanced diet.

Eat healthfully and follow a balanced diet. Be careful not to overconsume and to sleep too much.  That’s because excessive intake will make you fatter and make it less likely that you’ll give birth normally. Consume meals that will strengthen you and energise you for the next few months.


7) Practice breathing techniques.

An infant must get enough oxygen to promote normal growth. Additionally, you should sometimes take a moment to breathe deeply while working. 


8) Drink plenty of water.

In any case, your body needs water. But if you’re pregnant, it’s even more important. To give you the extra stamina you require, water is necessary. To meet your water needs, sip on some fresh fruit juice and energy drinks.