Pain is a very relative matter, which for me is something unbearable for the other may not be, because each one supports certain situations in different ways and for different factors. Besides, it is normal to hear cases of mothers who had their children naturally without any pain, in minutes.
That normal birth hurts a lot and is a relatively painful procedure we all know. But we also know that the number of women who have gone through the experience and endured it very well, and wish to have their next children in the same way.
For those who do not deal with pain so well, there is the option (some maternities do not give the option, just apply) to take epidural analgesia that will reduce the pain. This, in turn, makes Mom recover her strengths lost during contractions and helps her breath to return to the time of expulsion.
Something essential for the woman to go through this experience without leaving traumatized saying that normal birth hurts a lot, is to know your body well. Being prepared and, above all, not being alone during childbirth, the presence of your partner or a family member is essential to provide security to the future mother. Not to mention that Dad can help you with relaxing massages or the simple touch of holding your hands during this very important moment. Watch some videos of normal childbirth on the internet that will inspire you.
Nowadays there are several options for having a more “comfortable” normal birth. Some maternity hospitals provide humanized delivery rooms, with bathtubs, ambient sound and allow the presence of family members.
Other options are the birthing centers and also the home birth, which has grown considerably year after year, with the accompaniment of specialized doulas. Obviously, follow-up should also be done, but always with specialized doctors who are prepared to deliver this type of delivery. Soaking baths, walking , relaxing massages are great suggestions for the moment of labor and to bring tranquility to mom. Some even resort to acupuncture, which is also proven to be of great benefit and considerably reduce pain and discomfort during this period.
Advantages of Normal Childbirth for Mom and Baby
We already know that normal childbirth is painful, but bearable, and what about the advantages and benefits it will bring to the mother and baby? Normal delivery offers many benefits for both, as recovery is almost immediate after delivery. For the mother, the advantage is to stay less time in the hospital, run less risk of infection and milk production occurs immediately after the baby is born. In addition, the uterus returns to normal faster than in the cesarean section.
Analgesia relieves the pain of normal birth
For the baby, the benefits are even greater. For example, the benefits for breathing, breathing, because when passing through the vaginal canal, your lungs are compressed, causing the liquid that was inside it to be expelled naturally, making the baby breathe more easily . During normal delivery, the baby will be born without an appointment, on the day it is ready and when it wants to leave. That way everything happens naturally, with all the tranquility and calm that this moment really should have, so think about whether normal birth hurts a lot or not, really at that moment it is not ideal. It would be better to think about the benefits that even with some pain, normal birth brings. The baby can and should be placed after birth on the mother, with direct skin to skin contact even with the umbilical cord uncut, the baby will be calmer and the mother can now breastfeed for the first time.
Can Any Woman Have Her Normal Childbirth?
During prenatal care, the woman must carry out the correct follow-up month to month , perform all the requested exams and if any health problem of both the mother and the baby that may be dangerous is ruled out, an infection that can be transmitted during delivery will normal delivery occurs.
Some doctors unfortunately indicate cesarean delivery for reasons that would not cause any problems and would not hinder anything during normal delivery. Therefore, it is essential that we have total confidence in the obstetrician who accompanies your prenatal care and in doubt or insecurity, change.
Ask for directions for those who have just given birth, that way it is easier for you not to find cesarean births and have the delivery the way you dreamed and expected and of course without unnecessary cesarean indications . Normal childbirth hurts a lot for some women, but for others it may not hurt as much, it is worth knowing if you are more prone to pain than other women.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.