I was told that I wouldn’t be able to take the pain of delivering normally. My family and friends didn’t care about being blunt when they told me that I was fat, short and not mentally strong enough to take the stress of a normal delivery. I could hear their words over and over again.
A normal delivery has benefits for you and your baby, from helping you recover faster to making your baby resistant to diseases in the future. Read on to see why you should try for a normal delivery.
- A normal delivery is safer for your baby
Manisha a first-time mother who recently delivered says “I was surprised when my doctor told me that babies born vaginally have long term benefits like a stronger immune system and lower risks of allergies,
If your pregnancy is progressing normally, and you are still considering a cesarean, we hope you keep in mind how it could impact your birthing experience.
- A Cesarean is a Major Surgery
The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends that pregnant women plan for vaginal birth unless there is a medical reason for a cesarean.
If you had a cesarean section at the time of your first pregnancy, a VBAC or a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean maybe an option for your second pregnancy. Read on to learn more.
- VBAC may be better for baby and the mother
As a baby moves down the birth canal,
“Nothing beats the feeling of being present at the time your child is born. Seeing my wife and our newborn daughter in her arms made me feel immensely proud and happy! I was so glad that I was able to support my wife throughout her pregnancy and labour” Vivek Shah’s words came gushing out when he went to thank their obstetrician.
Giving birth is one of the most natural experiences a woman can have. But a normal delivery is sometimes perceived to be a risky and unbearably painful experience. Learning about the process is the first step you should take toward preparing for a normal delivery. With today’s sedentary lifestyle and delayed childbearing, having a normal delivery may require active participation on your part.
Geetika Mehta is a 33-year old woman who has been married for a couple of years. A few weeks ago, Geetika came to Sitaram Bhartia to talk about preparing for pregnancy because she and her husband were in the early stages of planning a baby.
“I’ve always been on the heavier side” said Geetika “and diabetes runs in the family.
Gauri Singh, a second-time mother, had been consulting a private gynaecologist in South Delhi but had stopped following up with her. When she came into Sitaram Bhartia for a check-up at 36 weeks, her doctor realised that she had last seen her doctor at 20 weeks and that she had missed a few important tests during pregnancy.
“I thought I had a free pass to eating everything. I really didn’t think I needed to watch my weight gain during pregnancy!” – Niti Singh, 29, first-time mother.
This is a usual exclamation when women discover they’ve gained too much weight during their pregnancy and need to be put on a strict diet.
When Preethi Kamath came in for her first antenatal appointment, she was worried about her first trimester diet.
“The women in my family gave me a whole list of foods I was told to completely avoid” she said. “Seafood, cheese, meat, raw vegetables, and even some fruits! So that narrowed down my choices considerably.