In the fifth week of pregnancy, most women know that they are expecting a baby. Months pass, where the mother eagerly and anxiously tracked the changes in their body and the development of their unborn.
An intense relationship develops:
Mother and child are physically as mentally inseparably combined. But when the pregnancy approaches its end, mostly impatience determines the days. What woman wants to not finally meet her baby!
Only rarely can be prepared as long something so big like a birth. Institutions, midwives and doctors offer lectures, courses and information materials. In most hospitals, you can participate in a guided tour of the different tools in the delivery room be explained precisely. Today — other than just ten years ago – are a myriad of birth options and bear positions available.
The basic considerations of the expectant mother will affect most home birth – outpatient birth – classic maternity clinic via Proexchangerates.
The home birth is the most private way to bring a child into the world. The woman is in familiar surroundings, their privacy is maintained. Free midwives take the obstetrics, they build up a very close relationship with the expectant mother during the pregnancy. Home birth father can take a much more active role, welcomed his baby in the family. But she’s not coming into question for risk-pregnant women: where the technique of a clinic might be necessary, the need must be back for privacy.
Outpatient birth or hospital birth
The outpatient birth represents a compromise between home birth and the birth of the clinic: mother and child leave the hospital after a few hours, or in the morning after the birth. Also in this version, the aftercare is taken over by free midwives. Although the number of home births is again on the rise, most women want to take but the advanced possibilities of a hospital claim.
Gone are the days of “Programmed birth”, the technology at the Center was part of that. In the late 80s and early 1990s saw themselves as technicians the obstetricians primarily. You used all the possibilities of monitoring and investigation. In convenient working height of doctors, the women lay flat on her back, uterine contractions and heart action of the child could be monitored perfectly and sewing the mother had to be not reburied.
Today it reflects more on the natural birth. Permanent monitoring
in most cases, monitoring and frequent vaginal examinations must not be! Many hospitals have been properly managed their maternity wards: unobtrusive lighting, friendly colours, soft music, aromatherapy and Bach flower therapy are long reserved no longer alternative birth houses. Also, as for the bear positions, has been rethinking.
Apart from the work of the mother and the baby, yet a third force can be used: the force of gravity. Upright bear attitudes can be found in all cultures – through all times. The existence is merely an invention of our time. The woman keeps her upper body, not only the pangs are more effective and better blood circulation provides optimal oxygen for the child. The body can be seen much better between and during labor, the birth itself is visible even to the mother: A moment on the lying would have to waive the back! Sure, if an incident of the umbilical cord, or if necessary an intervention such as suction cupping or forceps delivery, the childbirth should follow the proposals of the obstetrician and give birth lying down.
Some women have also feels the need to remain rather passive – they prefer the bed to the other bear occasions. Birthing and bear stool support the mother in their upright position. The pelvic floor remains free, but the back is well supported. The expectant father can stand his partner at birth work well to the side and keep physical contact. Especially in women with a short press phase, birth standing up is sometimes recommended. The mother takes hold on a rope or on the wall, must but partner or obstetrician supported are, because this position is very exhausting.
Another alternative is the Roma wheel. In this type of floating stools, the lumbar spine and the pelvis are an ideal birth axis. Height and inclination of the seat and the backrest can be adjusted by remote control and floating feel allows swing or rocking during labor – relaxed and is actively working with the woman. However, the Roma wheel of not jederfraus thing is: the lack of contact with the ground can cause a feeling of being lost.
The clear trend of recent years is but the water birth. The water carries the laboring a little bit and relieved as her body. Through the waves, the muscles can relax better and many women appreciate the feeling of better manifestly privacy: the birth is not as public as on the stool. The change from the warm fruit water in the warm bath water like forcefully make for the baby; Fears that water could get into the lungs, are unfounded. Only when the face of the newborn comes into contact with air, it brings breathing. Until then it is supplied with oxygen still via the umbilical cord. Within 50 seconds after the birth it leaves the water and must rest on the belly of its mother. Some midwives and doctors warn however, too much to stiffen up the water birth. This method is not really ideal for every woman!
How much you are also informed – a birth is not down to the last detail can be planned. Even if the mother has chosen for a water birth or a specific device, the needs may change during labor. Try out everything! What helps you to bring your child to the world and what you then really good, turns out often during the birth.