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Episiotomy for Vaginal Birth

Create: 03/15/2017 - 07:54
Episiotomy for Vaginal Birth

An episiotomy, is a surgical incision of the perineum and the posterior vaginal wall generally done by a midwife or obstetrician during second stage of labor to quickly enlarge the opening for the baby to pass through. 

Stages of Labor

Create: 03/13/2017 - 10:29
Stages of Labor

Childbirth usually begins spontaneously, about 280 days after conception, but it may be started by artificial means if the pregnancy continues past 42 weeks gestation. The average length of labor is about 14 hours for a first pregnancy and about eight hours in subsequent pregnancies. However, many women experience a much longer or shorter labor.

Mom-To-Be Dances Through Labor in a Pregnancy Diaper

Create: 03/08/2017 - 11:36
Mom-To-Be Dances Through Labor in a Pregnancy Diaper

At first, Amber Bush was embarrassed. Then she thought, what the heck. So there she is, in labor, her big belly bare, rocking a pair of adult diapers with a big ol' fetal monitor taped to her navel, dancing and laughing her way through the preamble to giving birth. She and her sister-in-law danced to hip hop music. They even did the Wobble, a popular line dance, as Bush's cervix was dilated at six centimeters.

The Three Stages of Labor

Create: 02/24/2017 - 15:24
The Three Stages of Labor
There are three stages of labor. Each of these stages varies according to the woman and many other factors. The first stage includes early labor, when the cervix thins (effacement) and begins to open (dilate) from zero to three centimeters. 
 
This stage may take hours or days. During active labor, the cervix opens further, and contractions become stronger and more frequent. Transition follows with the cervix becoming fully dilated to ten centimeters, and the second stage of labor begins. 
 

Episiotomy or Tear During Childbirth

Create: 02/20/2017 - 09:44
Episiotomy or Tear During Childbirth
During childbirth, an incision may be made in the perineum - the diamond shaped area that includes the vagina and rectum. This incision, called an episiotomy, used to be routine for vaginal delivery, particularly a first delivery.  
 
The incision was thought to reduce potential damage from a natural tear, while making repair easier, and speeding delivery. An episiotomy is no longer a routine part of childbirth in the United States and is usually done on a case by case basis.

Your Baby's Journey from Conception to Birth

Create: 02/04/2017 - 10:03
Your Baby's Journey from Conception to Birth
Are you curious how big your developing baby is, what your baby looks like as it grows inside you, and when you'll feel it move? Fertilization happens when a sperm meets and penetrates an egg. It's also called conception. At this moment, the genetic makeup is complete, including the sex of the baby. 
 
Within about three days after conception, the fertilized egg is dividing very fast into many cells. It passes through the fallopian tube into the uterus, where it attaches to the uterine wall. The placenta, which will nourish the baby, also starts to form.

Cesarean Section Animation

Create: 02/03/2017 - 03:41
Cesarean Section Animation
A C-section delivery is done when it is not possible or safe for the mother to deliver the baby through the vagina. The procedure is most often done while the woman is awake. The body is numbed from the chest to the feet using epidural or spinal anesthesia.
 
Cesarean section:
1. The surgeon makes a cut across the belly just above the pubic area.
2. The womb (uterus) and amniotic sac are opened.
3. The baby is delivered through this opening.
 

Giving Birth by Cesarean Section

Create: 01/23/2017 - 09:36
Giving Birth by Cesarean Section

A Caesarean section (often C-section, also other spellings) is a surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a mother's abdomen and uterus to deliver one or more babies. 

A Caesarean section is often performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby's or mother's life or health at risk. Some are also performed upon request without a medical reason to do so.The World Health Organization recommends that they should only be done based on medical need.

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