Types of Birth Delivery
There are many choices when it comes to how you give birth. It is important to consult your doctor first on what is the most suitable one for your condition. Here are the most common types of delivery that you can possibly get:
This is the most common and traditional method of delivering a baby. It is the body’s normal way of pushing the baby out through your vaginal opening with the assistance of a doctor, midwife, or nurse.
Although this method is pretty straightforward, there are some cases where there are needed intervention to help facilitate the baby’s delivery.One example could be the need to perform an episiotomy or creating an incision in the vaginal opening (including the area between the anus and the vagina, also known as perineum) so that the head of the baby can go out.
Vaginal delivery might be the most common mode of delivery, but some women have apprehension with this method. This can be either because of a low pain threshold or due to fears based on others’ experience. .
Cesarean section, or the C-section, is another well-known type of delivering a baby. In this method, surgery is performed on the mother’s abdomen, exposing the uterus area to be able to deliver the baby.
Although it can be planned weeks ahead for scheduled c-section, it is also possible to convert to abdominal delivery in the course of trial of labor. It may be because the cervical dilatation is not progressing or the baby’s head is not going down. While in labor, it may also be possible that the baby’s heartbeat goes down. There are reasons why some opt for a c-section, but it’s most commonly used because of medical reasons.