09 March, 2021

Understanding Natural birthing

“Child birth without medication or any intervention”

Normal delivery without

  1. Pain medication
  2. Medical intervention/Augmentation.
  3. Fetal monitoring
  4. Forceps/ ventose 
  5. Episiotomies
  1. Without pain medication, women rely on
  • Relaxation techniques             
  • Motivation counselling
  • Controlled breathing               
  • Hot water bath
  • Massages, pressure points     
  • Heating pad/ice pad
  • Exercises and activities           
  • Dirthing ball

 Without medical intervention/Augmentation.

  • speeding up / slowing down of labour is not possible 

 Risk of – fetal distress

  • PPK
  • Perineal tears
  • Para urethral tears
  • Rectal tears
  • Prolonged labour

Low risk pregnancies can be given a trial for natural birthing and fetal monitoring.

High risk pregnancy to avoid natural birthing

1. Older than 35

2. Alcohol & drug use during pregnancy

3. W/o Diabetes, pre-eclampsia blood clotting disorders

4. Twin gestation


6. Placenta previa, accrete

What to expect

  • Labour start spontaneously
  • Progress without medical intervention
  • Fetal heart monitoring as and when necessary.
  • No speed up of labour.

What if you change your mind.

Option – Epidural – starts relieve 20 minutes

  • Spinal block  
  • Pudendal block 
  • Episiotomies.

Recovery of natural birth.

  • 6 to 8 week    – much faster
  • Ice packs
  • Sitz bath.

Post delivery complications

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Fever
  • Painful urination
  • Abdominal pain.

How to prepare for natural birthing

Select prior right health care provides


               Decide a birth plan


                        Eat well


                        Keep fit


                     Prenatal yoga


                     Lamaze claves


                     the Stay mobile


At term consult the health care provides about the possibility of natural birthing and risk involved if any.

*(All pregnancies have to be counselled differently)


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30 January, 2018

Ways in which Dads-to-be can help out in Delivery Room

In the delivery room, it is up to the mother to do all the pushing. However, dad can play a major role in the birthing process too. Labor can be overwhelming for first-time mothers. If your partner is able to have a normal, vaginal delivery, you can ask the doctor about being present in the delivery room during birthing process. As a dad, your support and encouragement can go a long way in comforting the mother. Here are some ways in which dads-to-be can help out in the delivery room: Provide Distractions Labor has the tendency to be long and tedious. You may be spending hours doing nothing but waiting for your baby to arrive. You can take your wife’s mind off her discomfort by keeping her distracted. Music, conversations or even card games are a great way to keep her mind occupied. Speak out on her Behalf To do this, it is important you discuss her birth plan in advance. Understand how she feels about episiotomies or what her expectations of the doctor are. Don’t wait until your partner begins having her contractions to find out what kind of assistance she needs from you. Knowing her birth plan in advance makes it easier for you to articulate her needs when she is in pain,
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02 February, 2018

Reasons for periods to be late if Pregnancy test is Negative

More often than not, a missed period is an indicator of a woman’s pregnancy. However, that isn’t always correct. A woman may have a delayed or missed period but still, have a negative pregnancy test. There may be several reasons for that happening. Here are some of them: Low Hormone Levels During early pregnancy, the levels of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) aren’t high enough for a home pregnancy test to detect. So if you’re trying to get pregnant, your negative test result on a home kit may not be correct and you might be pregnant. A woman’s cycle may keep varying and if she conceives later in the cycle, the hormone levels may be low at the time of her missed period. To rule out any complications, be sure to talk to your doctor if you miss your periods and continue to do so. Ectopic Pregnancy Although rare, an ectopic pregnancy can show up as negative on a home pregnancy test. Only about 3 percent or fewer cases of negative tests point towards an ectopic pregnancy. If you have these symptoms along with a negative result, see your doctor immediately: Severe pain in lower abdomen or on one side Dizziness or lightheadedness Bleeding or spotting Nausea and vomiting
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10 February, 2018

5 Home remedies for Gas during Pregnancy

Experiencing gas is common during pregnancy. The female body goes through several changes during pregnancy and gas is a result of certain normal body functions. The hormone progesterone, which is responsible for supporting your pregnancy, is also the reason behind that gassy feeling. It relaxes the muscles in your intestine and slows down the digestion process. This allows gas build up and causes bloating, burping, and flatulence. Certain foods and even your prenatal vitamins can cause you to feel gassy. The good news is, there are several things you can try at home to ease gas during pregnancy. Here are some of them: Drink Lots of Fluids Make sure you drink a lot of water every day to avoid gas during pregnancy. Aim for 10-12 glasses per day. You can also include other fluids such as juices. However, if you’re suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), make sure the juice you drink is low in gas and bloating-promoting sugars. Move Around In order to find relief from gas during pregnancy, make physical activity and exercise a part of your daily routine. Walk or exercise every day for at least 30 minutes. Not only does it help keep you physically and emotionally fit, it can also help prevent constipation and speed up digestion. Remember to talk
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