How To: Avoid child birth delivery problems for the mother

Avoid child birth delivery problems for the mother

The mother's body can be the source of delivery complications like placenta previa or uterine rupture. If delivery problems do occur, your doctor can usually help you manage these childbirth complications with medication or an emergency cesarean section.

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This video is harmful and does not even give any advice on How To avoid the complications. Many of the preventable problems mentioned in this video are a result of the way many hospitals manage labor, but the video leads the viewer to believe that it is the woman's body's fault, ie: when her body does not react 'appropriately' and leads to a 'stalled cervix'! If the hospital wasn't strictly timing the labor, the cervix would still be doing just fine. Also, there are actually things women can do to help labor along and often avoid problems such as, 'stalled cervix' or the risks and dangers of vacuum and forceps assisted delivery.
1. If you feel like you are not dilating as fast as the doctor wants you to, relax, don't worry about it, and try changing positions or walking around. Often times we can use gravity to help us and the pressure of the babe's head against your cervix can help increase dilation.
2. Consider your privacy, stress, and fear levels. This can delay dilation, so try requesting that people knock before entering or laboring in the privacy of the bathroom for a while.
3. To avoid vacuum or forceps assisted delivery, also try changing positions. Did you know that a squatting position opens the pelvic outlet and average of 28% compared to lying on your back in bed! Most hospital beds have squatting bars to help you if you're not used to this position.
4. Consider contacting a Doula, professional labor support, to help with more ideas. She will be trained in childbirth and be able to help you understand the course of labor as you experience it, so that you don't have to worry about trying to memorize everything from childbirth class.
Happy Birthing!

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