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Normal Delivery - How To Ensure It?

Normal Delivery - How To Ensure It?

Giving birth to a child is the most profound form of joy felt by a woman. After getting pregnant, one should discuss with her gynecologist what form of surgery they should go in for. Women have been delivering babies by normal childbirth without any complications since the old times. However, complications might arise if you don't take proper care of your body before the date of delivery. You should be careful and alert at all times so that there are no detrimental effects to you and your child.

Certain tips and guidelines should be followed so that you and your child are safe and secure during a normal delivery:

  1. Diet: As soon as you know you are pregnant, you should take care of your diet. Avoid junk food and street food. Stick to a nutritious diet, which contains vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Iron and calcium-rich food items should also be consumed for the healthy development of your fetus.
  2. Active lifestyle: Try to exercise daily. Include light permissible yoga and also light walks during your pregnancy. You can also join a yoga fitness class for expecting mothers. This can make your body flexible and ready for normal delivery.
  3. Water: Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day to keep yourself hydrated during your pregnancy.
  4. Stress: Pregnancy can be extremely stressful. This can take a toll on your body and also on your unborn child's health. Also, too much stress can make labour a difficult experience, as the pelvic muscles might not expand for the baby to pass through.
  5. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption: Tobacco is very harmful and might lead to birth defects in your child. Alcohol also acts as a poison. Intake of these substances should be avoided completely.
  6. Prenatal class: Joining a prenatal class can be very helpful because you get to learn about giving birth and the things, which your body will be required to do during labour. This can come handy during the delivery.
  7. Breathing exercise: During labor it is possible that you can experience shortness of breath. Practising breathing exercises will help you prepare for normal delivery.

These tips should be known by every expectant mother so that the strenuous process of normal delivery is eased out.

Normal Delivery Vs C-Section - Which One Is Better?

Normal Delivery Vs C-Section - Which One Is Better?

Normal delivery or vaginal delivery is when childbirth takes place without the use of any vacuum extraction or forceps. It is basically when a woman goes into labour without the use of any other external drugs which induce labour. C-Section or rather caesarean section is basically when a baby is delivered surgically via an incision in the mother’s abdomen. This is usually performed when a normal delivery can put the child’s or the mother’s health at risk. It is also performed when you are expecting twins or rather multiples.

Why Normal Delivery is preferred over C-Section Delivery?

  1. One of the major benefits of having a normal delivery over a C-Section is that the former leads to a shorter hospital stay as there is no major surgery involved. If there is no surgery involved then obviously the risks associated with it, such as, permanent scarring, severe bleeding, septic infection, are completely eliminated.
  2. Reaction to anaesthesia is another thing that one must consider and it is the most crucial difference between a normal and a C-Section delivery. As C-Section is basically a surgery, the mother is administered an anaesthetic to numb the pain. Sometimes, even spinal anaesthesia is used and the side effects of it include: back pain, prolonged numbness or weakness, shortness of breath and in extreme cases, even maternal morbidity (death during pregnancy).
  3. After C-Section delivery, there can be a severe loss of blood leading to hysterectomy (permanent removal of the uterus).
  4. The best reason to avoid a non-planned C-Section is because, once a C-Section has been done then there is a potential risk of having all your future deliveries done via C-Section.
  5. A research has shown that women who deliver via C-Section are less likely to start early breastfeeding as the recovery time from a surgery is pretty high.

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1. Avoid exposure to cold 2. Take bath with little warm water 3. Do steam inhalation regularly at least once a day 4. Warm salt water gargles daily 5 no cold water / cold drinks / ice creams and so on 6. No smoking/ avoid pollution 7. Wash hands after use of bath room and before and after eating food. 8 more warm liquids medicine can not be advised for open question for medicine contact on private consultation good luck.
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Hello Doctor, I had my section on 5th august. I am blessed with a baby girl. My urine colour is yellow is it normal? Please let me know.

If any doubt get urine routine examination done- taking care that vaginal discharge does not get mixed up while collecting urine.
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My wife is 32 years old. She underwent cesarean surgery and family planning three months back. Bleeding was stopped 1 month back but since yesterday again it started. Please, Can you suggest on this? Thank you.

Hi mam or sir you need to consult gynacologist specialist in .person so that they wil  explain in detail. There are many things e.g. Physical examinations etc thanks. 6 take care.
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Hi, I am just delivered a baby, wanna know that can I take primrose 1000, hhomega capsules while I am feeding my baby as well. Kindly give proper guidance.

Primrose 1000-pregnancy and breast-feeding: taking evening primrose oil is possibly unsafe hhomega contains supplements so can be taken.
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My weight has been increased so much after my baby delivery via c section almost 7 months back. Kindly suggest some diet plans for all my meals.

Dear Mam, aap apna diet balanced kro it will be according to your bmr and as your height is 173 your weight should be 68-73 kg. It wl be possible by healthy fats protein moderate and less carbohydrates diet for making balance diet plan you can come me on Lybrate.
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Placenta Previa - Know Everything About It!

Placenta Previa - Know Everything About It!

The placenta is a rich vascular tissue seen in the inner wall of the uterus. It provides nutrition to the growing baby through the umbilical cord. It also helps in removal of wastes from the developing baby. The placenta is usually present on the upper part of the uterus and grows during pregnancy in size and vascularity.

However, if this placenta is towards the lower portion near the cervix, it is known as previa, meaning prolapse. This could happen during the third trimester of pregnancy. There are chances that it will block the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus into the birth canal. This may hinder normal delivery and can be one of the reasons necessitating cesarean section. As the baby tries to push through the placenta, the highly vascular placenta can tear and cause significant bleeding. It can be a big risk to both the mother and the baby.

Placenta previa is quite common and can happen for every 1 in 200 pregnancies. Though what causes it is not very clear, some of the predisposing factors include the following:

  1. Advanced maternal age (35 or more)
  2. Smoking mothers
  3. Have had children
  4. History of C-section
  5. Carrying twins or triplets
  6. History of uterine surgeries

There could be complete previa or total previa.

  1. If the placenta is in the lower portion of the uterus, but not close to the cervix, with about 2 cm distance between the cervix and the placenta tip, it is termed as low-lying placenta.
  2. If the placenta sits on the border of the cervix, but does not cover the opening, it is partial or marginal previa.
  3. When it is in the lower portion and completely covers the cervix, it is complete previa.

Placental position is monitored throughout pregnancy, and by the second trimester, the doctor can suspect potential previa. Though the placenta may be in the lower half of the uterus during the first trimester, it usually moves up towards the end of the second trimester. If it does not, then the doctor might request for periodic testing to ensure it is in place.


  1. Fresh bleeding during the third trimester is indicative of previa. Managing previa depends on how far you are into the pregnancy and how severe the bleeding is.
  2. If it is minimal, then only observation will suffice. Bed rest with no intercourse, no pelvic exams, and limited travelling is recommended.
  3. If the previa is confirmed and there is no bleeding, a C-section will be scheduled at 37 weeks.
  4. If delivery cannot wait, then the baby will be immediately delivered at the end of 34 weeks, post which the baby and mother will be kept under observation.
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