The sessions cover the core topics of: Labour & birth, Pain relief & coping methods, Feeding your baby, Life after birth and these are followed by an Expecting ‘class reunion’.
What is Normal Delivery ? A normal delivery or vaginal delivery is the delivery of the baby through vagina. There are some other assisted deliveries. This includes vacuum delivery, forceps delivery or caesarean delivery (C-section). A normal delivery or Normal spontaneous vaginal delivery (NSVD) is the vaginal delivery without the use of forceps or vacuum. If normal vaginal delivery is not possible, physicians may use the help of tools . Vacuum delivery and Forceps delivery are vaginal delivery using tools. In vacuum delivery, physician use a plastic cups for suction on the baby’s head. In forceps delivery forceps are used around the baby’s head and helps to guide the baby through the birth canal. If these are not possible, a surgical procedure, cesarean delivery is recommended. Does it pain during normal delivery? Normal delivery is painful, however, it is bearable. All women will not necessarily experience the same amount of pain. Many different factors like size and position of the baby, health condition of the mom etc. can contribute to the pain. If you are unable to bear the pain, you can even ask your doctor to give you epidural injection which makes your lower body numb and helps lower […]
Ultrasound Scans In Pregnancy
Ultrasound scanning is carried in different stages of pregnancy to check the development of baby. It uses sound waves to create a picture of your baby in your womb. The power of the sound waves is very low so that it is safe for both mother and the baby. No special preparation is required for ultrasound scan. Scans will mostly be carried out by a sonographer. Partner or bystander is usually allowed during scanning. Complications in pregnancy can be detected by ultrasound. Sex of the baby can be determined during the scan but this depends on the policy of the hospital. An ultrasound cannot detect all problems a baby may have. There are two major scans that are done during your pregnancy. Rest all scans depend upon the requirement. Your doctor will advise you if they are required. Sometimes they are carried out during the end of your pregnancy to understand if everything is fine or there is any complication. Your First Ultrasound Scan: When is first ultrasound scan done? First ultrasound scan is done between 8-14 weeks of pregnancy. The first scan is also called dating scan. What you need to know about it? Ultrasound is a painless diagnosis […]
Coronavirus Safety Tips For Pregnant Women
It is important that pregnant women follow important safety guidelines to prevent Coronavirus for her and her baby’s safety. This article lists the important resources for pregnant women: We understand you might be anxious during this time and will have a lot of questions, here is WHO answering all the important questions for pregnant women: WHO FAQS About Coronavirus And Pregnant Women Information from The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for pregnant women and new mums. Guidance on social distancing for all vulnerable people including pregnant women Guidance for individuals and households with possible coronavirus infection Coronavirus Safety Tips For Pregnant Women Please maintain social distancing.Wash your hands regularly.Maintain proper hygiene.Use mask and gloves when going out.If you sneeze or cough, use your shoulder than hands.Make a habit to use all knobs/gates etc with your less dominant hand.Avoid unnecessary travels.Keep yourself quarantined at home.You need to go for all your antenatal appointments.If you are not feeling well speak to your healthcare provider.Stay hydrated.Follow a healthy routine while at home.Eat well, do not skip meals.Try meditation / Yoga, however, you need to speak to your healthcare provider before you start it.The walk is the best exercise. As you are unable […]