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Parturition: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?


How is the treatment done?

Parturition or the process of childbirth or labor is the end of pregnancy where the mother finally gives birth to her child after nine months. Women and their partners can opt for a normal vaginal delivery or a C-section, whichever they are most comfortable with. A normal delivery happens in three different stages. The latent, the active and the transition helps the body contract in order to let the child pass through the birth canal easily.

In a C-section, usually the woman is admitted to a medical facility when her water breaks or when it is about to. A cesarean section delivers the baby surgically and involves getting two incisions, one in the mother’s abdomen and the other in the uterus. This procedure is extremely common and many women choose this procedure over a normal delivery. A C-section is normally preferred when there is any kind of complication in the pregnancy or when it is extremely difficult for the mother to have a vaginal delivery. This method of delivering babies is faster and is relatively easier for the mother. Nowadays, normal deliveries are not common and C sections provide a much safer mode of delivery. However, it is proven that babies who undergo normal deliveries are less prone to infections than the babies who are born out of normal deliveries.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

In order to start with the surgery it is made sure that the mother’s abdomen is completely clean and she is prepared for receiving the intravenous fluids in her arm. A catheter is also inserted to make sure that the patient’s bladder is empty during the surgery. After numbing the patient properly, an incision is made just above the pubic hairline

After the second incision is made in the uterus, the baby is removed from there. After getting the child out of the mother’s uterus, the doctor makes it a point to cut the umbilical cord first and then clear the baby’s mouth and nose in order to remove the fluids. The mother remains on the IV after the surgery and is expected to stay in the hospital for at least three days. In order to prevent blood clots and constipation, your doctor will encourage you to get up and move around. After your discharge, you will be given certain basic recommendations for home care, which you should follow in order to avoid any complication. In the surgery for the C section delivery, when the baby is seen after the incision , the umbilical cord is cut off from the baby and the mother and then the baby is placed under an intensive care unit and then handed over to the mother for breast feeding.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Only a woman who is pregnant can go for a cesarean section. In order to make sure that you are pregnant, look for symptoms like nausea with or without vomiting, constipation, mood swings, tender and swollen breasts fatigue and slight bleeding or cramping.

Are there any side effects?

Women who are not pregnant cannot get the treatment done.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

New mothers who have just had a C-section may be under the threat of having infection, heavy blood loss, bowel problems like constipation. Injuries to other organs can also happen during the surgery.

Infants may also have certain risks like different kinds of injury during the surgery, immature lungs or breathing problems for infants who are delivered before 39 weeks.

How long does it take to recover?

New mothers need to be extremely careful about taking care of themselves and the baby. Doctors recommend mothers to take as much rest as possible for the first few weeks. The mother should drink enough fluids to help retain the amount which is already lost during the surgery. You need to avoid having sex for the first four to six weeks after the delivery. In case you believe you are suffering from postpartum depression, make sure to seek help immediately.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Women take at least four to six weeks to resume their normal day to day activities with ease. The mother should stay in the hospital for at least three days after the delivery in order to make sure that there is no complication afterwards.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The price of the c section in India varies according to the medical facility which you choose. For a government hospital, you may be charged around Rs 5,000 whereas a private facility can be Rs 40,000 and above.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Yes the results are permanent.

Safety: Treatment Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: High Relative Risk: High Side Effects: High Time For Recovery: Medium Price Range:

Rs 5,000- Rs 50,000

Popular Health Tips

Hair Fall

Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hair Fall

The following homeopathic medicines are often found indicated in cases of hair fall:

Alum, ars, bar-c, carbo-veg, flour-ac, graph, lyco, nat-m, nit-ac, phos-ac, phos, selen, sep, syph, thallium, vinca, amloki, wisbaden, arnica, jaborandi etc.

#natrum muriaticum [nat-m]
Has the symptoms of easy falling out of the hair; it falls out when touched or combed. This is quite frequently seen in nursing home. Carbo vegetabilis has falling of hair after parturition or severe illness. Sepia has losing of hair after chronic headaches.

#phosphorus [phos]
Bald spots on the head, which are dry and scaly, are characteristic of phosphorus. Dandruff, roots of hair get gray and the hair comes out in bunches. Graphites cures bald spots on the sides of the head. The head sweats easily. The most important remedy in alopecia areata.

# phosphoric acid [ph-ac]
Falling of hair from general debility. Fluoric acid. Falling of hair from syphilis. As near specific as is possible. Arsenicum. Bald spots near the forehead; the scalp is covered with dry scales. Vinca minor. Falling of the hair with great itching of the scalp.

Antenatal Exercises: What, Why And How?

Physiotherapist, Lucknow
Antenatal Exercises: What, Why And How?

Antenatal exercises are specifically designed to prepare the body for parturition/birth. Fitness for the expectant mother includes a combination of breathing techniques, prenatal yoga or stretches, and exercises that strengthen core muscles (especially the back and pelvic floor), boost stamina and enhance energy levels.
The specially patterned breathing helps in aiding relaxation, relieving stress, and coping through contractions and labour.

Benefits of exercises in pregnancy:
1) improves blood flow - the increased oxygen is passed on to your baby
2) releases'happy hormones' which make you feel good
3) prepares your body for late pregnancy when you will carry that extra weight

4) prepares your body for childbirth - it's not called labour for nothing!
5) shorten the labor process
6) Increase the chances of a natural birth
7) decrease the need for pain relief
8) keeps your muscles toned so that they will recover more quickly after birth.

Tips and cautions:-

  • Women who were exercising regularly before pregnancy, and who are healthy during pregnancy, should be able to continue exercising as before, with slight changes depending on the trimester.
  • Women who have not been exercising before pregnancy will benefit from taking up a low-intensity program and gradually move to a higher activity level.
  • Exercise is recommended for 20 to 30 minutes each day, on most days. Most exercises are safe to perform during pregnancy if done with caution.
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Premature Aging & Female Issues - Why Go For Acupuncture & Acupressure Therapy?

Acupressurist, Chennai
Premature Aging & Female Issues - Why Go For Acupuncture & Acupressure Therapy?

Traditional Cosmetic Acupuncture & Acupressure gives better solution for premature aging and female issues. It is a non invasive method, drugless treatment to improve facial values of an individual, from aging, pollution, work environment, stress full life.

Sleeping factors directly influence on the texture of face and body. We formulated the best way, to treat these kinds of problems without any side effects. The acupuncture points and the way that we used in cosmetic acupuncture session have all been chosen specifically with this overall achievement of well being in mind and we also work with different level of treatments to maintain body young and fresh naturally without any side effects.

Face Lifting

It requires a course of treatment to achieve pronounced result. Patient’s health and well being can be greatly improved by undertaking a series of treatments. Facial treatment provides bright eyes, better sleep, relaxed mind, wrinkle free skin.

Some of the acupuncture/acupressure key points in the body to stimulate energy flow, known as Qi (pronounced chee), through invisible pathways called meridians. It can be used to relax or tone muscles and boost circulation which in turn nourishes the muscle from wrinkles.

Breast Lifting

Sagging breasts are a common concern during parturition. It is also normal for breast tissue to sag with age, when it loses tone and proper blood circulation, regardless of whether a woman ever gives birth. Surgical treatment may cost huge and leads to adverse reaction. Fortunately, in acupuncture non-surgical treatments are available that can help to lift the muscles with no side effects.

Here the healer has formulated innovative points for each and every individual’s different needs to achieve best results.

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Health Benefits of Neem

M.Sc - foods and Nutrition, B.Sc - Foods and Nutrition, certificate in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Anand
Health Benefits of Neem

Health benefits of neem:

Neem is a medicinal plant. It grows in tropical and semi-tropical regions. An evergreen magical tree each part of the tree, such as the leaves, fruits, flowers and bark have been used for centuries in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toiletries, agriculture, insect repellents and medicinal cures. 

A revered tree in the indian tradition the neem is believed to be an embodiment of sitala, a folk goddess, seen suspended on a branch protecting against smallpox

Neem leaves enhance biological functions by strengthening the immune system, boosting respiratory functions, improves digestive health and supports the liver by getting rid of the unwanted toxins in the blood. 

1] Eye problems:

Powdered neem leaves mixed with water to a paste and applied on the eyes relieves eye problems. 

2] Viral disease:

Neem leaves paste rubbed on the infected area is said to be very effective for treating warts, chicken pox and small pox. 
Neem extracts, toxic to herpes virus accelerate healing. 
Neem hampers the dna polymerase virus that causes hepatitis b

3] De - Worming:

Neem acts as a de-worming agent and helps eliminate intestinal worms, restoring healthy functioning of the intestines. 

4] Cardiac care:

The leaves are known to be an effective blood cleanser, drinking water infused with neem leaves control high blood sugar. With large doses of antihistamine compounds, neem leaves help dilate blood vessels impeding blood coagulation, decrease elevated heart rates, relax erratic heart beats thus plummeting high blood pressure levels. 

5] Natural pesticide:

A natural pesticide dried neem leaves placed in cupboards prevent insects eating the clothes and protect rise from insects while stored in tins. 

6] Mosquito repellent:

Neem leaves are dried and burnt to keep away mosquitoes. 

7] Fungal disease: 

Neem is effective against certain fungal disease that infect the human body. These include fungus that causes infections of the bronchi, lungs and mucous membranes. 

8] Post - parturition disorder:

Neem juice administrated to a woman during labour helps normal contraction of the uterus preventing any slot of inflammation. Vagina douched with a lukewarm neem leaves concoction disinfects the passage and heals any lesions during childbirth. 

9] Skin care

The leaves moisture the skin keeping it soft and supple. They are effective for lightening scars and pigmentation caused by scabies and acne. 

10] Cancer:

Neem bark leaves and seed oil contain polysaccharides and limonoids, which are beneficial for alleviating cancers and tumors without side effects. 

11] Arthritis:

Certain properties of neem leaf seed, or bark naturally cures arthritis reducing pain and swelling in joints.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am 40 yrs old and have black spots on my both cheek bones (mango in telugu or age spots if I am correct) from the past 7-8 yrs. I have tried different skin treatments but no use. Please can you help me to get rid of these spots as they look sometimes very dark and look ugly on my face.

B.H.M.S., M.D. (Homoeopathy)
Homeopath, Surat
Hello, it is called butterfly rashes. It usually start appearing during pregnancy. It is usually disappeared after parturition, but may not disappear in few cases. You can take homoeopathic treatment which will help you to get rid of it permanently.

I M 40+2 weeks pregnant. I want to induce labour please suggest natural thing for it. My Dr. suggest castor oil but its not working.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
You can go through a normal Delivery. If you have faith in Homeopathy - You can use Easy Parturition Tablets - Bio Combination Number 26 - 6 tablets 3 times daily til Delivery and even after that for next 3 days.
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I am losing my hairs from checkcould you please suggest me the koi kehta hai kidha lag gya hai dari mai, 1 more qustion head ke hairs bhi jhadte hai.

Sexologist, Noida
It is an especially good drug for hair loss during the climacteric period, during and after parturition. It is also a very good remedy for alopecia areata[Link to Aspx] where the hair falls out from the scalp leaving bald patches behind.

My wife is 32 weeks pregnant n before ten days she gone to check up her hb n bp r normal but since from 5 days her legs r bit swelling completely (complete legs) bit of back pain too other than that she is normal wts the problem bcoz bp n hb both r normal so. please suggest.

FAMS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Indore
Dear lybrate-user, namaskar, there is nothing unusual. In later stage of pregnancy when the uterus becomes heavy, it imparts pressure on the inferior vena cava (carrying blood from the legs to the heart) which causes hindrance in blood drainage from the lower limbs. Will settle after parturition. Meanwhile. She must avoid dependent position of the legs and keep them elevated on pillows at night and rest hours. And do simple exercises of the feet and knees. Take care.
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
Having issues? Consult a doctor for medical advice