Understand why in normal birth the baby chooses when it is ready to be born.
Normally, after the onset of contractions of labor, natural delivery may take between 10 and 12 hours, while the cesarean section lasts approximately one to one and a half hours, according to the Coordinator of Maternity at Albert Einstein Hospital , Eduardo Cordioli.
Hormones such as oxytocin and cortisol are released by the woman, improving the child’s fetal and pulmonary maturity, as well as facilitating the baby’s exit. As it passes through the birth canal, compression helps eliminate lung fluid, which facilitates the lungs maturation and the baby’s respiratory system, avoiding diseases. For the baby are only advantages.
One of women’s greatest fears is the pain of giving birth in a natural way, which is now suppressed with the application of specific anesthesia or a small cut in the perineum that facilitates the child’s exit. “With the normal delivery, on the same day the woman can walk, she has the pain of childbirth, but after that, the pain ends, and the pain of labor can be attenuated with anesthesia. week to ten days to recover, “ explains gynecologist and obstetrician Domingos Mantelli Borges Filho . Breathing exercises help control the pain and also prepare the mother for the moment of strength when she expels the baby.
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It is a myth that the vagina does not return to normal postpartum form
The fear of the woman often is not only with the pain of childbirth. Other fears further alienate future mothers from the option of normal birth. ” They think it enlarges the vagina, which is not true. The vagina returns to normal, it has elasticity for it,” reinforces Domingos.
Myths and Truths about Normal Childbirth
With few negatives, normal childbirth is most advantageous for the child: “Only in cases where a woman is not fully prepared or rejects the idea of normal childbirth because of fear or tension is there For the child there are not many disadvantages unless acute fetal distress is detected, that is, the deceleration of the heartbeat, “explains the naturologist and Doula Raquel Oliva of Comparto. In this case, the surgical procedure is started.
If the woman has a very restricted birth canal, doctors choose to cut the perineum between the anus and the vagina called episiotomy. Normally, the cut is done on women of first gestation or mothers who have a narrower gut. “If the muscles make it difficult for the baby to leave, it is better to opt for the episiotomy, because it can cause the rupture of the muscles causing fecal or urinary incontinence and other problems,” explains Domingos Filho. According to him, the recovery is like a simple cut, because the stitches are made with absorbable threads, meaning the woman does not need to go to the doctor to remove the stitches, and healing is faster. “The woman can feel a slight burning and the healing is completed in up to a week,” he says.
Cozy environment makes childbirth more comfortable
Some measures may make birth more comfortable for both the mother and the baby. “The ideal thing is for this passage to be made smoothly and calmly. What can be done to make the environment cozy for the baby is to reduce the luminosity of the delivery room, place the child close to the mother, preferably in her chest to listen to her heartbeat and the mother to talk to the baby, because he was accustomed to his voice from the womb, “suggests psychologist Cynthia Boscovich.
Placing a quiet song, if there is one that the mother listened to during pregnancy, can also provide safety for the baby, explains the psychologist: “And breastfeeding him if he instinctively seeks the breast also strengthens the bond between the two . “
Sexual intercourse: when the woman is ready?
The return to sexual life permeates the imaginary of men and women, who are not sure when they can return to having sex normally. “I ndependent of normal delivery or cesarean delivery, it is not indicated to have sexual intercourse until the end of the puerperium, which is about 42 days after the woman has given birth. This is where loquiation occurs, that is, bleeding uterus that begins with bright red, goes through pink and light pink colorations and disappears.Thereafter, when the doctor releases it can have sexual relations.The recovery depends on each woman, “explains Domingos.