What defines a normal birth?

“A “normal birth” has been defined as one which starts naturally and does not involve any medical or technological intervention. This definition would therefore exclude births which involve induction, acceleration, medical pain relief (including epidurals), forceps, ventouse, a Caesarean or an episiotomy.”

What are the parameters for normal delivery?

through the birth canal, within a reasonable time (not less than 3 hours or more than 18 hours), without complications to the mother, or the foetus.

What are the types of normal delivery?

Types of Childbirth: Vaginal Delivery, Water Birth and more

  • Vaginal Delivery. When a baby is delivered via the birth canal of the womb, the delivery is termed as vaginal delivery or natural birth.
  • Caesarean Section (C-section)
  • Assisted Vaginal Delivery.
  • Water delivery.
  • Lamaze Technique.
  • Bradley Method.
  • Hypnosis.

What is the difference between a natural and a normal birth?

Whereas for others, having a natural birth is part of a much broader labour and birth experience. Natural birth to some women means a labour without any medical pain relief, leading to a vaginal birth, and possibly third stage, without any interventions at all.

What are the characteristics of normal labour?

A normal labour has the following characteristics:

  • Spontaneous onset (it begins on its own, without medical intervention)
  • Rhythmic and regular uterine contractions.
  • Vertex presentation (the ‘crown’ of the baby’s head is presented to the opening cervix, as you learned in Study Session 6 of the Antenatal Care Module)

What is the management of normal labour?

Clinically, there are three stages in the management of normal labour, reflecting cervical dilatation up to 4 cm, delivery of the fetus, and the placenta, respectively.

Which is good normal delivery or Cesarean?

Cesarean is often safer than vaginal delivery in case of the danger posed to the mother or baby due to a medical condition and reduces the death rate and illnesses in the mother and baby. Deliveries can be scheduled according to the convenience of the mother (even for relatives).

What is painless normal delivery?

In short, painless delivery is nothing but the normal delivery without pain. The epidural anesthesia used in this procedure, helps mothers relieve the normal delivery pain and is the most popular method for pain relief during labor.

What is the mechanism of normal Labour?

Normal labour involves the widest diameter of the fetus successfully negotiating the widest diameter of the bony pelvis of the mother via the most efficient route. The mechanism of labour covers the passive movement the fetus undergoes in order to negotiate through the maternal bony pelvis.

What happens normal Labour?

During childbirth, the muscles at the top of your uterus press down on the baby’s bottom. Your baby’s head then presses on your cervix which, along with the release of the hormone oxytocin (see ‘How hormones help you give birth’, below), brings on contractions.

What is a ‘normal’ birth?

The research classed ‘normal’ births as births where the women did not have: Induction of labour, acceleration of labour, artificial rupture of membranes, epidural anaesthesia or episiotomy.

What is the Delivery presentation of the baby?

Delivery presentations. The ease at which this passage will take place depends on how your baby is positioned during delivery. The best position for the baby to be in to pass through the pelvis is with the head down and the body facing towards the mother’s back. This position is called occiput anterior (OA).

What is the meaning of ‘out of hospital’ delivery?

It is based on a specific set of routinely collected statistics. The definition is: ‘without induction, without the use of instruments, not by caesarean section and without general, spinal or epidural anaesthetic [or episiotomy] before or during delivery.’

What is medical assistance during the delivery of a baby?

Medical assistance during the delivery of a baby can vary from use of medicines to emergency delivery procedures. What is an assisted delivery? Vaginal delivery is the most common type of birth. When necessary, assisted delivery methods are needed.