The difference between Cesarean and Normal delivery

A mother is the one who brought life into this world, the love and sacrifices she is willing to give to her children are really one of a kind. Let us be aware of what she has been through so that we could appreciate her even more. A mother delivers a baby by cesarean or vaginal delivery. Below are the difference between the two.

According to our health source:

A cesarean delivery is defined as a surgical operation for delivering a child by cutting through the wall of the mother’s abdomen, instead of delivering via the vaginal canal. It is classified as a major type of operation.

There are two types:

1. Classical or vertical incision
2. Bikini or horizontal incision

Why do you need a cesarean procedure?

***You have premature rupture of membranes. Your bag of water broke too early.

***Your labor isn’t progressing or your cervix isn’t opening, despite strong contractions over several hours.

***Your baby is not in good position. The good position must be cephalic, meaning the baby’s head is facing the vaginal canal. Otherwise, if the baby’s feet are the ones in the position or termed as breech position the doctor will recommend C-section.

***Your baby is in distress, for example the baby’s fetal heart rate is not normal. Maybe to fast or too slow. The doctor monitors it and offer such an option for the baby’s safety.

***There is a problem with your placenta. If the placenta is too low, that it covers the birth canal.

***If you are carrying multiple babies. Maybe twins, triplets or quadruplets.

***Prolapsed umbilical cord. Cord coil, the umbilical cord surrounds the baby’s neck or body.

***You are experiencing health problems. Example, you have a severe health problem, such as a heart or brain condition, problems with breathing.

***It is also recommended if you have an active genital herpes, HIV and any other vaginal infection at the time of labor.

***If you’re experiencing mechanical obstruction. Have a cyst or tumor obstructing the vaginal birth canal.

***If the baby’s head is too big or experiencing hydrocephalus.

***If you’ve had a previous cesarean section.

***You are expected to stay in the hospital for three to four days or longer if you or your baby have complications.

***The healing time of your body is about four to six weeks. Maybe longer or shorter, depending on your body’s action.

At home, you have to:

  • Take enough rest and sleep.
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects, heavier than your baby.
  • Eat nutritious food. Like fruits and vegetables. These have healing properties.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Brisk walking as your exercise.
  • Bond with your newborn. Cuddle and breastfeed him/her while maintaining eye contact. You can even sing a beautiful song for him/her.

What is a normal delivery?

Normal or vaginal delivery is termed as the birth of the baby through the vagina. It is the natural method of delivering a baby. The hospital stay for a normal vaginal delivery is about three to four days. May extend if there are complications to the mother or baby.

A mother who delivered a baby with this type experienced a labor. That is defined as the process by which the fetus and the placenta are ready to deliver. Usually it causes discomfort or pain in your back and lower abdomen, along with pressure in the pelvis. Some mother says its like having a painful/stronger cramps in the pelvic area.

Three stages of labor:

1. The shortening and opening of the cervix
2. Descent and birth of the baby
3. Delivery of the placenta

Who are eligible for this type of delivery?

  • Those who are expecting to deliver only one baby.
  • The baby is in cephalic position, meaning the head is positioned to the birth canal.
  • The mother and the baby are healthy.

Unlike for cesarean moms, the healing period is shorter.

At home, you have to:

  • Take enough rest and sleep.
  • Avoid doing activities like lifting heavy objects.
  • Eat nutritious foods. Like fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Brisk walking as your exercise.
  • Bond with your newborn.
  • Cuddle and breastfeed the baby while maintaining eye contact. You can even sing a beautiful song for him/her.

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