Delivery marks the end of pregnancy for a woman who gives birth to a baby. She can deliver her child either at home under the guidance of a midwife or at a hospital. There are two types of delivery- normal and caesarean (C- section) delivery.
A normal or vaginal delivery is the process where the baby comes out through the vagina, also known as the birth canal. Psychologically, it is a more positive experience for the mother. It comes with a shorter recovery time when compared to a caesarean delivery. However, it can also become stressful as you cannot be sure of the time that will be required for the completion of the process. It can be short or a very long process, and varies with every individual.
A C- section delivery is a surgical method where the baby is delivered through incisions made in the abdomen and uterus of the mother. It can be planned beforehand if you are not ready to go for a normal delivery or develop any complications in the course of your pregnancy. There are various reasons why one opts for a C-section delivery:
C-section is often considered to be a relatively safer and simpler method, but there are chances of higher risks and complications than a normal delivery.
A normal vaginal delivery will comprise of the following stages:
A caesarean delivery involves the following steps:
During pregnancy, you will realize the time for delivery has come if you experience any of the following conditions:
A woman cannot get pregnant, and hence not opt for delivery in the following conditions:
The side effects of delivery that may arise could be the following:
The post treatment guidelines after a delivery for the mother would be:
It takes time, special care and attention to recover from a delivery, which is considered to be a major process. After the operation, a woman needs to stay 3 days in the hospital, if there are no major complications. The full recovery takes about 4 to 6 weeks.
In India, the cost of delivery, whether normal or C-section, would range from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 2,00,000 depending on the city and the hospital that you go to.
The results of a normal or a C-section delivery are permanent.
There are no alternatives to delivery.