The biggest fear of every women to be a mother is Labour pain. At Motherhood Women’s & Child Care Hospital every expecting mother is explained the benefits of opting Epidural Assisted – Painless delivery. It is a simple procedure in which a small injection is placed in the lower back, which is connected to a small tube-Epidural Catheter. Through Catheter, drugs are passed to provide a painless delivery process. The amount of dosage as per pain sensitivity of individual can be adjusted by Anesthetic Doctor.
Painless Delivery is the natural way of child birth almost without experiencing any pain during labor. The epidural anesthesia used in this procedure it allows mothers to have normal delivery without pain and is the most famous method of pain relief during labour.
Advantages of Painless Delivery:-
- Epidural Anesthesia gives help from pain and hence mother and child can be comfortable.
- It is very regular for few females to encounter Hypertension, but Epidural analgesia can bring down the Blood pressure impressively.
- Chances of vaccum or forceps Delivery is little higher with Epidural delivery or painless delivery as compared to normal delivery.
- Energy level is well maintained throughout the Labour.
- If Cesarean is required the same tube can be used and no need to place another one.
Normal delivery is a natural way for a child birth. Except for some severe medical conditions. With modern technology, now mothers can have an option for a painless normal delivery and be an active participant in the delivery process.
Sign and Symptoms before Labor :-
- Vaginal discharge increases
- Most frequent and stronger contractions that progress with time.
- Cramping and pain in lower back that redirect to abdomen and legs.
- Water breaking i.e. The rapture of amniotic sac
Tips for Normal Delivery :-
- Stay away from stress.
- Stay positive and refrain from negative birth stories.
- Say no to gossips.
- Acquire knowledge about birthing
- Build strong support and have your partner, mother and close friend around, so that they can boost your confidence and allay your fears about normal delivery.
- Stay Hydrated and have healthy nutritious food.
- Do Regular exercise, breathing, walking, Prenatal yoga etc
Who can have Normal Delivery :-
- She should have Age of 20 years to 40 years.
- Uncomplicated pregnancy.
- Average baby weight should be 2.5kg – 3.5 kg.
- Adequate pelvic size.
Why should you prefer Normal Delivery :-
- Healthier for mom and baby.
- Facilitates Breast feeding.
- Faster post delivery recovery.
- Short hospital stay.
High Risk Pregnancy Unit
A high-risk pregnancy is one in which a woman and her fetus face a higher-than-normal chance of experiencing problems. These risks may be due to factors in the pregnancy itself—such as an issue with the fetus or the placenta—or they may stem from preexisting maternal medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, or lupus. Events that occur during a pregnancy may also lead to high-risk status.
Pre-existing diabetes: Pregnancy can be difficult for women who have pre-existing diabetes. (This is different from gestational diabetes, which develops during pregnancy and typically ends with childbirth.) We provide individualized glucose management plans, home glucose meter loans and one-on-one counseling and support through our diabetic nurse educators who are specifically trained and experienced in the management of diabetes. Patients can also work with our nutritionists and perinatologists.
Chronic high blood pressure: If a woman has severe, chronic high blood pressure, or hypertension, there is a higher risk of heart failure, bleeding in the brain, kidney failure and placental abruption (when the placenta prematurely separates from the wall of the uterus). Preeclampsia is another risk because it may also slow fetal growth, and cause premature birth or pregnancy loss.
Blood clots: Thrombophilia, or a tendency to develop blood clots, may increase risks in pregnancy. The Yale Center for Homeostasis and Thrombosis works to advance our understanding of how thrombosis affects pregnancy and to develop better treatments for it. Our specialists consult regularly with patients to design a plan of care that is optimal and safe in pregnancy.
Rheumatologic diseases: Conditions such as lupus can increase a mother’s risk of preeclampsia. Additionally, if the lupus is not controlled going into pregnancy, pregnancy can exacerbate a lupus flare up.
Heart disease (congenital or acquired)
Infectious diseases (HIV, viral hepatitis, pyelonephritis (a potentially serious kidney infection)
Cancer in pregnancy