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Vaginal Birth (Overview)

A vaginal birth is one in which the baby passes thru the cervical opening into the vagina and out the vaginal opening. Sometimes naturally, or sometimes with assistance with forceps or vacuum extraction to assist moving the baby's head thru a vaginal area that may be narrow.


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What is a better option, vaginal birth orna csection? Does the vagina go back to normal after birth? What are the changes that happen?

What is a better option, vaginal birth orna csection? Does the vagina go back to normal after birth? What are the changes that happen?

It depends: In an uncomplicated pregnancy (healthy mother with normal anatomy and well developed stable fetus), vaginal delivery is ideal (this is how nature intended it to be!!). C-sections are necessary in some cases to preserve the health of both mother and baby, but this is still a significant surgery which should not be taken lightly. ...Read more

Vaginal Birth (Overview)

A vaginal birth is one in which the baby passes thru the cervical opening into the vagina and out the vaginal opening. Sometimes naturally, or sometimes with assistance with forceps or vacuum extraction to assist moving the baby's head thru a vaginal area that may be narrow.


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Scared of birth need help havimg a vaginal birth?

Scared of birth need help havimg a vaginal birth?

Lamaze Class: I recommend participating in a Lamaze class or meeting with a Lamaze counselor to help you overcome your fear of a vaginal child birth. You might also consider hiring a Doula - people trained to help support the mother (and father) throughout the childbirth process. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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How can I raise my chances to have a vaginal birth?

How can I raise my chances to have a vaginal birth?

Good Nutrition: Good nutrition with appropriate weight gain is critical to having a normal size infant. Do the appropriate testing for things like gestational diabetes at the right time. Avoid early elective inductions of labor. Have a good line of communication with your care giver and know their philosophy of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal birth?

Thru the vagina: A vaginal birth is one in which the baby passes thru the cervical opening into the vagina and out the vaginal opening. Sometimes naturally, or sometimes with assistance with forceps or vacuum extraction to assist moving the baby's head thru a vaginal area that may be narrow. ...Read more

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What are my chances of having a successful vaginal birth?

Hard to say: A learned answer depends on the amount of data we have to review.The only data we have for review is the assumption that you are female and 36 yo. General health history, surgical history, and findings of a physical exam are not available for us to review and would all factor into a response. ...Read more

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How long after giving vaginal birth until i can swim in a pool?

Postpartum: Generally you are at increased risk of infection for 6 weeks postpartum and that's when i tell my patients it safe to go swimming again. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am too small to give a natural vaginal birth!?

Time for visit: The OBGYN usually does pelvic exams to estimate the size of your pelvic outlet at your initial visit. Depending on that value and the eventual size of the baby they can generally predict who is likely to deliver naturally. If your pelvis is smaller or the baby is large as labor starts, the chances may be less. ...Read more

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Is it true if you have a lot of sex, vaginal birth will be easier?

?: Not that i've ever heard of. Think about the relative sizes involved and you will see why this is not logical. ...Read more