Women who have already delivered through a c-section before are advised to do the same for succeeding deliveries if the previous indication for CS is still present (small pelvis, malpresented baby, placenta covering the birth canal etc.). It usually takes longer recovery time for women who had a c-section delivery compared to those who had a vaginal delivery. There’s also a chance that the scar from the surgery will be visible especially if the mother is prone to having keloids..
Assisted Home Birth
Another birth delivery method is assisted home birth. This is basically giving birth inside your own house with a midwife or traditional hilot assisting you throughout the process.
One example is the so-called “water birth” or delivering in a pool or tub with warm water. It is believed by some that water birth relaxes both the mother and baby more compared to other birthing methods.
A portion of mothers opt for home birth because they want to deliver their baby somewhere they’re comfortable. However, close observation of the baby’s and mother’s status may be difficult due to lack of equipment. Although it is also less expensive, home birth isn’t advisable for mothers who had a previous c-section delivery, are birthing multiples, or has a condition that might need quick medical or surgical intervention.
What to Expect While Giving Birth?
If this is your first time giving birth, it is understandable that you might get scared of what to come. So to prepare you more, here are some things that you do can while you are giving birth to your baby:
- During vaginal delivery, it might be quite both painful and stressful at the start. However, once the baby goes out of your vaginal opening, you will eventually feel a sense of gradual relief
- In case an emergency happens, like having no progress with the delivery, performing a c-section might be needed to successfully deliver the baby.
- If you choose to do a home birth, there is a chance that you might be transferred to a hospital especially if an emergency happens that might harm you or your baby’s life.
- There’s a chance that you might feel fatigue and weakness from exhaustion especially after vaginal delivery