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Planning For Vaginal Delivery (Overview)

"Vaginal birth" is the term used to describe any delivery of the baby through the vagina (versus a c-section delivery). The baby typically comes through head first. Click on the animation or illustrated series above to see how a normal vaginal birth proceeds. If the baby is not head first, (e.g., breech) it may need to be delivered by c-section.


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Is vaginal delivery safe if you have herpies?

Is vaginal delivery safe if you have herpies?

Yes if no outbreaks: Vaginal delivery is the recommended route of delivery unless you have an active herpes outbreak while you in labor. If there is an active outbreak at that time then a C-section should be done. Risk can be decreased by taking prescription medication called Valtrex (valacyclovir) once daily starting at 36 weeks gestation. ...Read more

Planning For Vaginal Delivery (Overview)

"Vaginal birth" is the term used to describe any delivery of the baby through the vagina (versus a c-section delivery). The baby typically comes through head first. Click on the animation or illustrated series above to see how a normal vaginal birth proceeds. If the baby is not head first, (e.g., breech) it may need to be delivered by c-section.


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What are chances of vaginal delivery if triplets?

What are chances of vaginal delivery if triplets?

Don't risk it: Some old school docs talk about vag delivery of triplets but current standards recommend c-section. Not because obs are less skilled, it's just too many things that can go wrong that you can't control. Cord accidents, placental separation, bleeding, and more importantly-difficulty monitoring all three babies during labor. They usually deliver early & benefit with a prepared plan & personnel. ...Read more

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor, such as increasing contractions or fluid leakages
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If the baby is not moving, do kick counts, and keep in mind that you should feel 10 in two hours
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Call your doctor with any questions or concerns
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Preterm vaginal delivery, is it nsvd, what to do?

Preterm vaginal delivery, is it nsvd, what to do?

Yup: NSVD - normal spontaneous vaginal delivery is used to denote an otherwise uncomplicated delivery.
If you had preterm delivery, seek OB care as soon as you are pregnant to get appropriate interventions to reduce risk of recurrence.
The recurrence rate is ~20%. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have vaginal delivery after having two c-sections?

Is it ok to have vaginal delivery after having two c-sections?

Yes: It can be. There is data to support vbac after two prior c sections. The chances of success are dependent on multiple factors such as the reason for the prior c sections and any history of prior vaginal birth. It is becoming difficult to find ob's willing to provide vbac so discuss it early. If this is an option you want, find a provider that will work with you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stitches to heal after vaginal delivery?

YOUR OB SHOULD Have: Already told you that! If not call your OB up as that is something they should have told you like I tell all of my patients before they go home from the hospital, they should be healed by 6 weeks if you are worried that it is red or hurts or is too swollen or coming apart which hopefully non of that will happen you should call your OB to be seen asap. ...Read more

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Very few times in my life I felt discharge that hurt like fire, or close to it. Why? Lasted a sec or two. And is that what vaginal delivery is like?

Very few times in my life I felt discharge that hurt like fire, or close to it. Why? Lasted a sec or two. And is that what vaginal delivery is like?

Visit your OB/GYN: It sounds like you need to be examined by your OB/GYN and have done tests run. Discharge with burning may indicate an infection. ...Read more

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What can one do to increase the chances of vaginal delivery?

Take a good birthing: Class and learn to relax in labor. The rest is mostly out of your hands. ...Read more

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What is to expect immediately after to 1hr after a vaginal delivery?

What is to expect immediately after to 1hr after a vaginal delivery?

Important: This is a very important time for both you and your newborn baby. During this time, your placenta will be delivered and any lacerations will be repaired. Your vital signs will be monitored closely as will your bleeding pattern. Bonding time with your baby will also begin immediately, which is a very important natural experience. Pediatrians will also monitor your baby very closely. ...Read more

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Is stiches in vaginal delivery is normal and which medicines are preffered for stiches to come in right conditions?

Episiotomy care: Its not unusual to get stitches in vulvar/vaginal areas at delivery. Keep area clean soap and water. Take whatever antibiotics or medicines your dr prescribed. ...Read more

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How long should I have bleeding after a normal vaginal delivery?

Lochia: Normal postpartum bleeding should not last more than 6 wks postpartum. During that time it should progress to light maybe clear discharge and decrease in quantity. ...Read more

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Is 2 weeks after vaginal delivery too soon to start masturbating?

Not at all: There's no reason to think that masturbating at that point would cause any harm at all. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing a burning sensation after vaginal delivery?

Why am I experiencing a burning sensation after vaginal delivery?

Burning pain: A majority of burning pain (anywhere in the body) is due to temporary pressure or compression of a nerve. There are several nerves in the pelvis and birth canal that can be compressed during delivery. These should heal up on their own, but may take up to 6 months for full recovery. ...Read more

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How soon can I and my baby swim after vaginal delivery with episiotomy?

How soon can I and my baby swim after vaginal delivery with episiotomy?

Varies: You should wait till all bleeding and lochia cease-about 4-6 weeks and check with your doctor. Ask your pediatrician about the baby. I wouldn't rush things, ...Read more

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What size baby leads to prolapse of the organs years after vaginal delivery?

What size baby leads to prolapse of the organs years after vaginal delivery?

No particular size: Number of vaginal deliveries is a risk factor for pelvic organ prolapse. For example, a woman with 6 natural births will be more at risk for prolapse than a woman without any children. The relationship between baby weight and prolapse is still controversial. ...Read more

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What causes an infection and breakdown of vaginal / perennial repair following a vaginal delivery?

Several: The most common culprit of this type of infection is skin bacteria already present on the vulva. Vaginal bacteria can also play a role. Blood flow from resolution of the placental site contribute "food" to bacteria. Bacteria from the rectum may also contribute. There is one serious infection that can occur in this situation so vigilance & close monitoring by you & your doctor is important. ...Read more

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I had a baby 11 days ago when is it ok to go into a pool that's at a house? It was a vaginal delivery and no stitches

I had a baby 11 days ago when is it ok to go into a pool that's at a house? It was a vaginal delivery and no stitches

When/if you feel OK: The usual advice is to wait till your postpartum bleeding / staining has stopped because of concerns regarding postpartum uterine or pelvic infections. If you are healthy, feel well, have no bleeding, no pelvic/abdominal pain, no fever..., you may resume all your physical and sexual activities fairly safely, including "going into a pool". Enjoy! ...Read more

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I had a normal vaginal delivery no cuts, tears, or stitches. How long should I wait before resuming to normal activity/heavy lifting and pulling?

Varies: That will depend upon your doctors instructions and preferences. Most patients can resume noraml activities after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery as soon as they feel comfortable. ...Read more

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I had my first baby 15 weeks ago through normal vaginal delivery without any stitches. However, everytime my husband and I have an sex I'm in pain.

Still healing: 1. Call your doctor. Be checked...There may be a physical problem.

2. Look for a physical therapist who is experienced in pelcvc floor muscles.

3. Acupuncture (not there!) and chinese medicine can also improve the healing process and alleviate the pain.

4. Homeopathic arnica and hypericum may also provide some improvement. ...Read more

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Should I have vaginal delivery or c-section?

Depends.: Factors that will determine the answer to your question: age, weight/height, prior reproductive history, family planning, personal values/hopes/fears, physician advice and any pregnancy complications. If you only want 1-2 children prelabor cesarean sections and btl may be the safest approach for you. If you want 3 children or more, you should probably try to have vaginal delivery if ok with ob! ...Read more

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Is it risky to have a vaginal delivery with HPV warts?

Is it risky to have a vaginal delivery with HPV warts?

Rarely: Although warts caused by hpv may grow more quickly in pregnancy, unless they are large enough to block the vagina, there is no evidence that having a c-section for this reason is a good idea. Very rarely hpv can cause similar small growths in babies. Trichloroacetic acid, as well as cryotherapy, laser, and other surgical methods can be used to safely treat genital warts during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What happens if I have sex 2 weeks after vaginal delivery?

What happens if I have sex 2 weeks after vaginal delivery?

Postpartum sex: Having sex 2 weeks after delivery is not advisable. Your cervix is still slightly open and could allow bacteria to enter. You have a greater chance of infection, especially sexually transmitted infections. You also have a risk of pregnancy. Please wait until you see your doctor at your postpartum visit. ...Read more

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How long after having a vaginal delivery can a woman have sex?

As soon as you like: Many obs recommend a week or more of rest after delivery to allow the cervix to close and minimize risks of infection. ...Read more

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I still leak urine 9 weeks after my vaginal delivery. What to do?

I still leak urine 9 weeks after my vaginal delivery. What to do?

Patience and kegels: That is not uncommon. Be patient, most women will see improvement in postpartum incontinence for up to 4 to 6 months after delivery. Kegel exercises can improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm a chronic asthmatic. Can I safely go through a vaginal delivery?

I'm a chronic asthmatic. Can I safely go through a vaginal delivery?

Yes: Asthma medications are safe during pregnancy. If your asthma is well-controlled, there is no reason you cannot have a normal vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Can I know range for vaginal delivery or c section are they expensive?

Can I know range for vaginal delivery or c section are they expensive?

See Link below: The cost is highly variable. The charge for an uncomplicated cesarean section is about $17, 859. An uncomplicated vaginal birth costs about $10, 657. You can find this data broken down by national average, year and state here: http://transform. Childbirthconnection. Org/resources/datacenter/chargeschart/statecharges/ Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can I still have a normal vaginal delivery after induced labor procedure?

Can I still have a normal vaginal delivery after induced labor procedure?

Yes: The goal of inducing labor is to stimulate contractions prior to the onset of spontaneous labor. Reasons for induction vary widely. The goal for every labor induction is a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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What is the risk associated with having a vaginal delivery with HPV warts?

What is the risk associated with having a vaginal delivery with HPV warts?

Safe: It is safe to have a vaginal delivery with genital warts. Extensive warts can, at times, obstruct labor, but majority of the time this will not be an issue. There is a very rare benign condition called laryngeal papillomatosis, which are benign growths linked to hpv but transmission rates to the baby are extremely low, and studies show that benefits of a c-section in this case are unknown. ...Read more

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Any advice please! C-section vs. Vaginal delivery, which is a safer procedure\?

C section: Medical rumors have it that the C-section will preserve the pelvic perineum. Keep the vagina tighter and prevent uterine prolapse in the future
medical rumors also say that vagina birth is better for the baby, because of a little squeeze it needs on his lungs, and a lot less drugs in his system.
Nature, I think, has already decided the best way to continue. ...Read more

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Can you not have vaginal delivery if you have adhesions from a previous surgery?

Can you not have vaginal delivery if you have adhesions from a previous surgery?

Check with your OB: If the adhesions or problem is related to a prior birth or c-section then a vaginal delivery may be high risk. If the prior surgery and adhesions are not related to a delivery or c-section then the answer will likely be different. Check with your obgyn doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to choose to have a c-section if I want that over a vaginal delivery?

It depends: Talk to your doctor about your reasons that you want a section. YOu will experience a longer recovery with a c section, and there are more complications after a csection than a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Enggano
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Vaginal Delivery (Definition)

Vaginal delivery is the natural method of delivery for humans. A vaginal delivery can be assisted through the use of a vaccum or forceps. The average hospital stay after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery ...Read more