vaginal birth


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Noun1.vaginal birth - the parturition process in human beingsvaginal birth - the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
obstetrical delivery, delivery - the act of delivering a child
active birth - childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to be an active participant
alternative birth, alternative birthing - a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
natural childbirth - labor and childbirth without medical intervention; no drugs are given to relieve pain or aid the birth process; "natural childbirth is considered the safest for the baby"
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth
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I was fortunate, with Jack, that I was able to find a practice committed to vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and an experienced doula willing to help me with the labor, most of which I had hoped to do at home.
In situations where the health of the mother or baby would be jeopardized by vaginal birth, C-sections have saved lives.
These women should visit a specialist obstetrician to discuss the options of delivery before 36 weeks gestationso that they become aware of the risks and benefits of both vaginal birth andelective/planned cesarean explainsDr Tasneem Husaini Rangwala, Specialist Gynaecologist, Zulekha Hospital,Dubai.
Meanwhile, women who have already had Cesareans report major access problems to vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC), including large numbers of hospitals and care providers with mandatory surgery policies that do not "allow" vaginal birth.
Unusual bleeding and tearing were the most common complications of vaginal birth.
0087896) PLOS ONE found that there is 26 percent greater risk of putting on unnecessary weight in adulthood that is associated with C-section delivery compared to normal vaginal birth.
This has led some women to push for cesarean rather than vaginal birth without other medical indications, according to the researchers.
In the meantime, a firm understanding of exactly how vaginal birth affects the supportive structure of the bladder eluded us.
Pippa Nightingale, head of midwifery at Imperial NHS Trust in London, added: "After a discussion, many will often choose to try a vaginal birth.
The guide is woman-centered and addresses labor and normal birth, vaginal examinations and artificial rupture of the membranes, fetal heart rate monitoring, perineal trauma and suturing, examination of the newborn at birth, home birth, water immersion, malpositions and malpresentations in labor, slow progress, assisted birth, caesarean section, vaginal birth after caesarean section, preterm and breech births, twins and higher-order births, hemorrhage, emergencies, resuscitation, induction of labor, pre-eclampsia, stillbirth and neonatal death, intrapartum blood tests, medication, and risk management, litigation, and complaints.
As such it outlines the complete process for eight different birthing plans, including: unmedicated vaginal birth at home.
Planned caesarean section versus vaginal birth for breech presentation at term: a randomized multicentre trial.