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Normal Delivery FAQs

What is a normal-delivery ? 🙇🏽‍♀️ Childbirth through the vaginal passage with minimal assistance and complications is termed as normal delivery

Is normal-delivery painful ? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Normal-delivery is associated with pain but it is bearable and can be relived by safe medications or special pain relieving method called the epidural analgesia

Why is normal-delivery painful ? 🤦🏻‍♀️ Pain is due to the contraction of the womb and the opening of the mouth of the womb

How long will I have to be in labour during a normal-delivery ?💁🏻‍♀️ Normal course takes approximately 10-16 hours with the active stage of 6-8 hours and the actual expulsion of the bay needing an hour.

Is it safe for my baby and me ? 🤰🏼 Yes, normal delivery is safe, provided that you and your baby are normal

What can I do to ensure that I have a normal delivery 🙆🏻‍♀️ ?

Take good pre-pregnancy care and listen to your doctor :

Do not put on excessive weight :

Remain mobile and active

Be positive and have a positive attitude

Be fearless

Get more information form the right source e.g your doctor

Can I eat and drink during normal-delivery ?

Yes, you can take some clear liquids and soft foods as advised by your birth attendant.

Will I be able to move around during normal-delivery ?

Yes, you are encouraged to move about during labour and also can do some exercises

Why is internal examination done during delivery ?

Internal examination helps the birth attendant to assess the progress of labour and the position of the baby

Will I have a cut ? epitomise ?

Episiotomy is taken only when necessary to protect you and your baby. It is stitched immediately after the birth of the baby and heals well

Will I have any complications during normal delivery ?

Delivery in the presence of an experienced birth attendant is always safe and usually does not cause complications. Some processes are unpredictable and these are usually evaluated by your expert birth attendant or a doctor.


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