For a woman, giving birth is a life-changing event which leaves an intense impression till the end of life. Every birth is unique and it is a wonderful biological process.
Normal delivery is a natural process of giving birth to a new life without any form of medical intervention. During the normal delivery, the main focus is on which position the mother is comfortable to give birth. Nowadays medications are given to reduce the pain and to speed up the delivery process.
Know the stages of Normal Delivery
For a child to come out of the womb, the cervix needs to soften and stretch (cervix is a tubular structure that connects the uterus and vagina). This is the first stage of delivery. During the delivery, the cervix opens up to 10 centimeters so that the baby is able to pass through the canal.
Once the cervix is opened, the baby reaches the vagina, the skin, and muscles stretches. At this point, the mother may experience intense pain. First, the baby's head protrudes through the vagina and if required the doctor may make an incision between vagina and rectum to widen the vaginal opening so that the baby can come out smoothly.
After the birth, the placenta and the amniotic sac that protects the baby for nine months in the uterus need to come out. This can happen spontaneously or may take some time.
Benefits of Normal Delivery
After a Normal delivery
How long it takes to recover after a normal delivery of child?
Every mother is different and thus they recover with different post-partum symptoms. However, the first six weeks of the post-partum is considered as the recovery period. If one had a vaginal tear, it normally takes six weeks to recover from vaginal soreness and it may extend depending upon a person's health condition.
Is age a factor in high-risk pregnancy?
Amidst medical advancements, people have perceived that it is quite easy and safe to deliver a child at a later phase of life. Modern lifestyles and trends of late marriages have also contributed to the trend of conceiving at an older age. But it is essential for all to know that with increasing age, risk factors in pregnancies increase and some of the risks involved cannot be kept at bay even with the most modern medical technologies.
Researches validate that age is a major factor in a high-risk pregnancy. Not only for older women but pregnancy in teenage can also be life-threatening. A pregnancy is considered to be at high risk when during the pregnancy period until post-delivery recovery time, the mother and the child stay vulnerable to various risk factors. Thus, vigorous monitoring and care are essential for a healthy pregnancy tenure and delivery.
Why is the advanced age of a mother a factor in high-risk pregnancies?
Usually, mothers below the age of 17 and above the age of 35 are at a greater risk of several complications during pregnancies than the rest. The risk of miscarriages and genetic disorders are also high in such mothers-to-be.
For Pregnant ladies below the age of 17:
A mother to be below the age of 17 is at high risk of developing miscarriage, Anaemia, pre-eclamsia, Abruption, preterm deliveries.
For mother to be above the age of 35:
Women who get pregnant for the first time after the age of 35 are at higher risks than younger women.
They can have a plethora of issues such as:
What are the other risk factors?
There are several other risk factors related to a high-risk pregnancy.
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