No matter how well prepared you are, it’s a time of fear for pregnant mothers. Perhaps you have gained the knowledge of labor pain through your mother, but you are much luckier than your mother. Now, labor is no longer a single choice. You can choose the most suitable way of delivery as you like.

Four memories of pregnant mothers

No cesarean section until the last resort:

More and more expectant mothers choose cesarean section in order to avoid pain or keep their body shape. Although it’s simple and refreshing, cesarean section is an operation after all, and there will be risks if there is surgery. It is easy to cause wound infection, abdominal adhesion, endometriosis, neonatal respiratory system complications, etc. I’m sure you’ve heard that babies born after cesarean section are not easy to experience setbacks and mental disorders when they grow up because of the first physical “massage” caused by the loss of labor pains.

Painless delivery is safe only with prudence:

Painless delivery” includes inhalation of nitrous oxide, intravenous anesthesia, epidural and intraspinal administration, among which epidural and intraspinal administration are the main methods, which can greatly reduce the pain of delivery. But “painless delivery” has been criticized so far. Because the painless labor of epidural anesthesia will damage the spinal column of pregnant women, cause uterine atony, neonatal asphyxia, postpartum hemorrhage rate and other sequelae, so it must be very careful to be safe.

Advantages and risks of childbirth in water coexist:

Ma Nan, a 27 year old female teacher, gave birth to baby through “water delivery” in Shanghai Changning District Maternal and child health care hospital in March this year, and water delivery began to receive attention. But in fact, water delivery is still in the waiting stage of “walking while watching” in China, because the advantages and risks of water delivery coexist.

The buoyancy of the water will indeed relax the mother to be in warm water, and she can use more energy to contract the uterus, so as to speed up the labor process and shorten the time of giving birth. But there are risks in this way of production. First of all, as soon as the body above the navel of the newborn is exposed to the mother, the respiratory mechanism of the chest begins to work. If the baby is still in the water at this time, it may bring serious consequences. Therefore, studies have pointed out that babies should not stay in water for more than one minute after birth. In addition, blood and secretions from the maternal body may also cause bacterial infection. Experts stressed that at present, some of the so-called “water childbirth” in China is usually to reduce the labor pains of the first labor process for more than 10 hours. According to the wishes of the mothers, the childbirth pool slightly larger than the domestic bathtub is sterilized and the mothers are allowed to soak in the water. However, once the moment before delivery, most of the mothers will still give birth to their babies on the “Shore”, rather than in the water. Water delivery is only one of the ways to reduce the labor pains of parturients, which has the same effect as the local anesthesia, squatting, kneeling and other delivery postures currently available for parturients.

How to make delivery posture comfortable

Most expectant mothers give birth in supine position. In fact, the history of supine delivery is far longer than that of vertical delivery. Vertical delivery can ensure that the position of the fetal head is more suitable for the pelvis of the mother, and the attraction of the earth’s gravity can reduce the pain. To speed up the delivery process, Dr. Wang Qi chose standing delivery when he gave birth. Therefore, the parturient can choose the position freely during delivery, such as inverted position, standing, squatting, kneeling, and also can change the position in the process of waiting for delivery, anyway, how to be comfortable, but it must be carried out under the guidance of the doctor.

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