These are the last days of your pregnancy. You will undergo a series of exams to know the true state of your health. But you will also decide the method of childbirth you prefer: natural or Caesarean. Which is better? Here is some helpful information for you.
This is delivery of your baby through the genitals.
It has 3 steps: the dilation of your cervix, your baby’s exit from the womb and into the birth canal, and then the birth.
In this case, you depend on the strength of your pelvic and stomach muscles to push down. This is how your uterine muscles push your foetus through the vagina.
If you can avoid the tension that causes your muscles to contract, your delivery becomes easy and painless.
This process does not need drugs that could harm your health or the health of your foetus. Painkillers can cause low blood pressure or nausea.
You are allowed enough time to give birth comfortably.
You can communicate with your baby immediately after delivery.
You can leave the hospital a short time after giving birth.
You can shower after a short period.
It stresses your muscles (contractions), especially the muscles of your vagina, and giving birth is hard. It also causes you to feel great pain.
However, you may be able to avoid this with an injection for the pain.
In this case, the foetus is brought out using surgical methods.
This process lasts nearly 25 minutes.
You may experience some complications because of the anaesthesia.
You may bleed.
You may suffer from a bladder or intestinal ulcer.
You may experience a danger of venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
You will need to stay in the hospital for up to a week.
The breastfeeding process may start later for you, and it may not succeed in the beginning.
You will feel pain for a long time following your delivery.
You may experience some problems with intestinal transit. You can’t eat normally in the first days.
You can’t bathe just after delivery.
Your likelihood of suffering from incontinence will not increase.
A Natural Birth after a C-Section
This means having a natural birth after a C-section surgery in a previous pregnancy.
This process ensures your safety and health and that of your foetus more than if you undergo two consecutive C-sections.