Prenatal Birth And Caesarean Birth

1753 WordsJan 28, 20158 Pages
When it comes time in a woman’s life for her to give birth to her child, it can be considered one of the most exhilarating, yet terrifying times of her life. Simply just knowing the different birthing methods, however, can help to ease the terrifying part of giving birth and allow the woman to enjoy this time in her life. Thankfully, with all the advancements in technology and medicine that we have today, women have more options to choose from which are safer for both them, and their baby. The two main birthing methods are vaginal birth and caesarean birth. However, from these two methods come options for women to choose from, such as: natural birth, water birth, epidural anesthesia, and few others. With all these choices for women to…show more content…
Along with the birthing companion, there is a doctor or midwife in the room to deliver the baby and a team of nurses to keep watch over both the mother and baby’s vitals and aid in anything the doctor or midwife may need help with (“Birthing Types” 2008). With vaginal births, women have quicker recovery times and shorter hospital stays. They are less risky and benefit both the mother and baby. The baby benefits because it is able to come when it is ready, so it will be more mature and developed. Also, passing through the vaginal opening helps to release the amniotic fluid in the baby’s lungs and causes them to ingest protective bacteria, which helps form their immune system. One of the hardest parts of vaginal birth, however, is that there really is no way to schedule labor and delivery; it is fully dependent on when the mother’s body is ready (Hom, 2014). Upon choosing vaginal birth, women have the option between medicated or non-medicated birth. Epidural anesthesia has been proven to be the most popular method of pain relief during labor, with more than 50% of women receiving it while giving birth in hospitals. Prior to receiving an epidural, the waistline area of a woman’s mid back will be wiped with an antiseptic solution to minimize the chance of infection, then a small area of the back will be injected with a local anesthetic to numb it. After that, a small catheter is
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