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Dr. Brian Enggano
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Vaginal Delivery (Overview)

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 is usually 1-3 days.


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

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

Dr. Brian Enggano
143 doctors shared insights

Vaginal Delivery (Overview)

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 is usually 1-3 days.


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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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Preparing for Labor and Delivery (Checklist)

Watch for signs of labor - increasing contractions or fluid leakage
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If baby isn't moving, do kick counts. Should feel 10 in 2 hours or 5 in 1.
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Call your doc with any questions or concerns
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Is stiches in vaginal delivery is normal and which medicines are preffered for stiches to come in right conditions?

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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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

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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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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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