Does everybody think or feels the same about childbirth around the world? This question above is a question that has always been in my mind. Now that I got the opportunity of choosing a topic to do research. I decided to choose childbirth and culture. This research paper is going to talk about how different cultures and countries look a birth in an entirely different manner. Some look at birth as a battle and others as a struggle. And on some occasions, the pregnant mother could be known as unclean or in other places where the placenta is belief to be a guardian angel. These beliefs could be strange for us but for the culture in which this is being practiced is natural and a tradition. I am going to be introducing natural and c-section childbirth. And, the place of childbirth is going to be a topic in this essay. America is one country included in this research paper.
In many cases, a patient increases their odds of a cesarean section if they chose to be induced without causation. A study was conducted between the years of 1999 to 2000 with 3215 nulliparous women. The findings of this study showed that nulliparous women are at a significantly higher risk of needing a cesarean section if they were electively induced (Luthy et al., 2004). Multiple studies have looked at nulliparous versus multiparous women and have found that elective inductions do not look to increase the odds of a woman needing a cesarean section in multiparous women. Researchers have begun to look at other possible relationships between patients who undergo an elective induction that results in a caesarean section and they have found
Over the years birthing methods have changed a great deal. When technology wasn’t so advanced there was only one method of giving birth, vaginally non-medicated. However, in today’s society there are now more than one method of giving birth. In fact, there are three methods: Non-medicated vaginal delivery, medicated vaginal delivery and cesarean delivery, also known as c-section. In the cesarean delivery there is not much to prepare for before the operation, except maybe the procedure of the operation. A few things that will be discussed are: the process of cesarean delivery, reasons for this birthing method and a few reasons for why this birthing method is used. Also a question that many women have is whether or not they can vaginally
There has been a long debate over which birthing method women should use today: natural versus medicalized. The World Health Organization defines natural birth as a vaginal birth without the use of any.. and medicalized birth as being .. However, medicalized births are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. The use of technology and medical interventions in the birthing process has increased despite the unchanged basic physiology of childbirth. One of the most common medical interventions in the birthing process is having a cesarean delivery. Despite the known risks of having a cesarean section performed, the rates of this procedure have increased much higher than the acceptable rate of 10-15% as recommended by the World Health Organization. This is due to the reason that cesarean sections are now being performed as a matter of convenience of the physician or at the request of the patient more often than being performed as a life-saving intervention. Thus making surgical and medicalized interventions a part of a common routine in the childbirth experience.
The family may refuse a cesarean section for various reasons, even when the life of the fetus is in danger. For instance, it may be because of fear for her own life, health reasons, carelessness, a lack of
This topic is important when examining statistics related to birth; Indigenous women are twice as likely to experience either a stillbirth or miscarriage (Sky, 2010). The idea that the health system and that the current method of birthing babies is the safest is a mindset that is both common and confusing when putting these statistics into perspective. It is also imperative to learn about the “medical mode of childbirth” as around 95% of Canadian women were associated with using this “western” model five years ago (Shaw, Pp. 522, 2013). What I found made me believe that Indigenous methods of birthing allow for a better birthing experience and provides a platform for revitalization of Indigenous methods of being to occur. This theory is based
Tonight, on Lifetime’s original show, “Mothers Who Gave Birth,” we’ll follow Eleanor Rigby throughout her journey of pregnancy and childbirth. She is a single mother of two boys, Derrick, age six, and Lee, age four. Last fall she was surprised with the news of a third pregnancy, but was extra delighted when she learned it would be a girl, which she has named Marlena. During this episode we’ll focus on her pregnancy, her experiences during labor and delivery, and how she is recovering now at home. Join us as we dive into another mother’s personal journey on “Mothers Who Gave Birth.”
In this article, the author brought up a good point about choosing vaginal birth vs. scheduled C-section. In today’s day, there are still mixed review on the purpose of having a scheduled C-section. Many mothers still prefers to opt for vaginal birth however, there are also some who
In today’s era, new moms to be have developed different opinions about birthing techniques. Some strongly demand for a vaginal delivery, some wish to opt for C-sec just to avoid labor pains and many more. All these opinions are based on several myths and facts associated with delivery patterns. Doctors guide the patients the correct delivery pattern based on several factors most important being the maternal and fetal health. Following are some myths associated with caesarian section and their reality:
This study was based off the results that were found in planned home births versus planned hospital births with midwives in British Columbia or more commonly known as Canada. In 1998, Canada gave people the option to give birth at home with a registered midwife present. To receive the data in the best way possible the researchers decided to do a cohort study where the soon to be mothers and newborns who suppose to be born at home with a midwife present between the first of January 1998 to the 31st of December 1999. Along with this group there was a few other groups where the soon to be mother was planning on giving birth in a hospital with a physician or midwife. For the home births with a midwife the midwife was required to fill keep a record, a birth summary, and newborn record. Once this was all complete each was sent to a database. Next with the hospital births with an attending physician where the baby was delivered by a psysician in
Being among the most highly trained in the field of registered nursing positions, nurse midwives have been bettering women’s health care and the birthing process for centuries. Nurse midwifery can be traced all the way back to the Biblical era from 2200 BC to 1700 BC. During these times, witchcraft and magic was a prevalent fear and since women at this time were not formally educated, it was thought that their talent and understanding of birth, a mystery of life to many at this time, was due to a supernatural force. For these reasons, during births at this time, a Rabbi would attend in case of a difficult delivery. In 2013 as Barnawi, Richter and Habib stated “. . .difficult delivery was seen as caused by witchcraft or black magic and it was believed that only a Rabbi could break this spell” (p.115). However, midwifery during this time was a widely respected practice and was solely performed by women who were among appropriate child bearing ages. Their role encompassed a wide variety of practice still used by midwives today such as management of pregnancies, vaginal exams, utilization of a birthing stool, and identifying fetal gender at birth. According to Barnawi et. al “The biblical era was the golden period in the history of midwifery in which women empowerment had an active role in framing some concepts of professionalism in midwifery” (2013, p.115).
The measurements of “three regions known as the pelvic brim, the cavity, and the outlet of the pelvis is important to negotiate the baby’s head through the pelvis to be born” (learntech.uwe.ac.uk). If these dimensions do not follow the correct diameter of the brim or cavity or angles of planes of pelvic brim or cavity and axis of the birth canal, the female then may need a c-section according to the slope, diameter, or angle of the baby and pelvis bone of the female. Moreover, Statistics apply to an obstetricians work as they can interpret empirical data as well as medical research and experimentation for certain surgical occupations.
Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is the name used for identifying the method of giving birth vaginally after previously delivering at least one baby through a caesarean section (CS). A trial of labour (TOL) is the term used to describe the process of attempting a VBAC. An elected repeat caesarean (ERC) is the other option for women who have had a caesarean in the past. The rates of women choosing to deliver by means of an ERC has been increasing in many countries, this is typically due to the common assumption that there are too many risks for the baby and mother (Knight, Gurol-Urganci, Van Der Meulen, Mahmood, Richmond, Dougall, & Cromwell, 2013). The success rate of VBAC lies in the range of 56 - 80%, a reasonably high success rate, however, the repeat caesarean birth rate has increased to 83% in Australia (Knight et al., 2013). It is essential to inform women of the contraindications, success criteria, risks, benefits, information on uterine rupture and the role of the midwife in relation to considering attempting a VBAC (Hayman, 2014). This information forms the basis of an antenatal class (Appendix 1) that provides the necessary information to women who are considering attempting a VBAC and can therefore enable them to make their own decision regarding the mode of birth.
A labor and delivery RN I work with once told me that a good OB provider will never agree to perform a Cesarean without a medical indication for it, even if it is the patient’s choice. The statement reflects strong opinions about practices associated with child birth and postpartum care that are held by many OB and NICU nurses and midwives. Not everyone believes an elective C-section is an unreasonable choice but the attitude toward the patients who make the choice can be somewhat negative. To me, it is about math: to put it briefly, a major abdominal surgery poses a higher risk, especially with multiple pregnancies, than a vaginal birth.
The very first question addressed when I began this paper dealt with why so many women are opting to receive a cesarean section when a vaginal birth has many more favorable outcomes, so after doing some research I came across an article entitled “Cesarean section or vaginal birth- What difference does it make,” this article talks about the differences between a cesarean section and a vaginal birth and within the article a definite line is drawn between a safer choice of delivering naturally and the more burdensome surgery of having a cesarean section. Astonished I read that “ Despite all this, the vast majority of women would still prefer to have a normal, straightforward vaginal birth. However, the sad fact is the majority of modern mothers look back on their birthing experience negatively. Vaginal birth today is no longer the natural