Childbirth and labor

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When you deliver a baby, it is essential you choose the right professional. It is necessary to choose the kind of health care provider who specializes in taking care of a pregnant woman and delivering her baby. Women who have health problems or potential pregnancy complications should see an obstetrician says Dr. Garima Tyagi.

While delivery, a woman goes through stages that are taken care of by a professional. Women often worry about how they will cope up with the pain of labor and delivery. Childbirth is different for every woman. It is not predictable how a woman can feel. The amount of pain a woman experiences while birthing depends solely on the position of the baby, her size of the pelvis, her emotions and the strength of the contractions. Many women choose to deliver their babies without using medication for pain relief. There are many other techniques adopted by women to help them cope with such a sensitive stage of life.

We suggest the following measures to ease the pain-

  1. Use breathing and relaxation techniques.
  2. Warm showers or baths
  3. Receive relaxing massages.
  4. Have someone for supportive care.
  5. Music
  6. Try to find a comfortable position while in labor.

A woman should try to build a positive outlook on childbirth and also manage her fears. This may help with easing the pain to an extent. It is necessary to realize that labor pain is not a pain you feel due to an injury or illness. It is caused by contractions of the uterus trying to push the baby down out of the birth canal. Labor pain has a purpose.

You need to feel positive about the whole process. In case you feel you are going through second thoughts, try taking a childbirth class. Write down your thoughts or questions and speak about them when you get your appointment from your doctor.

Make sure you have emotional support during the whole process. Be with your loved ones like your family, friends and your partner.