Different Kinds of Childbirth and Delivery Methods

Different Kinds of Childbirth and Delivery Methods

Different Kinds of Childbirth and Delivery Methods

1. Vaginal Delivery

In a vaginal birth, the baby is born through the birth canal. It’s hard to know when exactly you will go into labor, but most women give birth at around 38-41 weeks of pregnancy.

Benefits of vaginal delivery:

  • shorter hospital stays
  • lower infection rates
  • quicker recovery
  • babies born vaginally have a lower risk of respiratory problems

2. Cesarian Section (C-Section)

We know that not all births happen the way we plan. When complications arise, other methods of delivery are available.

A cesarean section or C-section is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. In certain circumstances, a C-section is scheduled in advance. In others, it’s done in response to an unforeseen complication.

Events that may require C-Section:

  • Multiples (twins, triplets, etc)
  • A very large baby
  • Previous surgery, C-Sections, or other uterine conditions
  • Baby is in breech (bottom first) or transverse (sideways) position
  • Placenta previa (when the placenta is low in the uterus and covers the cervix)
  • Fibroid or other large obstruction

3. Vaginal Birth After Cesarian

In the past, a C-section ended any hope of future vaginal deliveries. But today, thanks largely to changes in surgical technique, VBAC is possible in many cases. In fact, an estimated 75 percent of women who try VBAC have a successful vaginal delivery.

VBAC isn’t right for everyone, though. Sometimes a pregnancy complication or underlying condition prevents the possibility of a successful VBAC.

4. Vacuum Extraction

A vacuum extraction is a procedure sometimes done during the course of vaginal childbirth. During vacuum extraction, a health care provider applies the vacuum (a soft or rigid cup with a handle and a vacuum pump) to the baby’s head to help guide the baby out of the birth canal.

5. Forceps Delivery

A forceps delivery is a type of operative vaginal delivery. It’s sometimes needed in the course of vaginal childbirth. In a forceps delivery, a health care provider applies forceps (an instrument shaped like a pair of large spoons or salad tongs) to the baby’s head to help guide the baby out of the birth canal.

6. Water Birth/Birthing tub

A water birth means at least part of your labor, delivery, or both happen while you’re in a birth pool filled with warm water. It can take place in a hospital, a birthing center, or at home. A doctor, nurse-midwife, or midwife helps you through it.

The use of a birthing pool during the first stage of labor might:

  • Help ease pain
  • Keep you from needing anesthesia
  • Speed up your labor


7.Orgasmic Birth

An orgasm may eventually lead to childbirth, this much is true. But you might’ve also heard that an orgasm can lead to labor. Childbirth is full of uncertainties. I don’t actually think there’s one part of birth that is the same for every woman.

But when you mention the word “orgasmic,” a lot of people balk at the idea. How on earth can you have an orgasm while you’re in the middle of giving birth? And what about all of those jokes about never having sex again once you become a mom? Wouldn’t an orgasmic birth negate all of that?

Turns out, an orgasmic birth doesn’t necessarily mean you orgasm as you’re giving birth or that you are on the verge of having one as you’re in labor. The website Orgasmic Birth noted that in the book Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and Pleasurable Birth Experience, an orgasmic birth is a broad enough term to encompass those who can feel their body contracting in an orgasm and climax during delivery as well as those who would describe their birth as “ecstatic.” And yes, orgasmic births are very much real.

Source: webmd.com , johnsonmemorial.org ,romper.com

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