Before you give birth to a child, there are a few things you should know.

When you are ready to give birth to your baby, you will go into labor. Labor is the term used to describe the process of giving birth. The baby is delivered either vaginally or through a caesarean section.

Keep a watch out for indications of labor

As your due date gets closer, you’ll be on the lookout for any signs that labour is about to start. It’s possible that your baby has “chosen to drop” or slipped lower within your pelvis. “Lightning” is the term for this. If you have a pelvic exam at your prenatal check-up, your doctor may see changes in your cervix that you can’t feel but that suggest your body is getting ready to give birth.

You get regular, stronger contractions that are getting shorter and shorter in duration.

You suffer from lower back discomfort and cramps on a regular basis.

Your water leak or vaginal bleeding can happen

  • False labour Pain
    • You may experience “false” labour pains, commonly known as Braxton Hicks contractions, before “real” labour begins. These irregular uterine contractions are completely normal and can begin as early as the fourth month of pregnancy. They’re your body’s method of preparing you for the “real deal.”
    • Braxton Hicks contractions are a type of abdominal tightening that comes and goes. These contractions do not become closer together, continue longer, or occur more frequently with time, and do not feel stronger. They frequently accompany a change of position and end with a period of rest.
  • Stages of Labour
    • There are three phases of labour.
      • The first phase begins when your cervix opens and your baby travels down the delivery canal.
      • The second phase begins with the birth of your baby
      • The third phase begins with the delivery of the placenta.
  • Managing Labor Pain
    • Medicine free labour pain management
      • Staying active is among the best solutions to overcome the pain of labour and childbirth. You can endure with the contractions by moving around freely and swaying your pelvis.
      • Massage and heat packs might help to alleviate labour pain. Massage relieves pain by distracting you from it. Heat packs can help your body release endorphins, which are natural painkillers.
  • Inducing labour
    • Inducing labour, also known as labour induction, is a process in which your doctor utilises measures to assist you in going into labour. Most of the time, it is preferable to let labour happen naturally, however there are a few exceptions. If you are 2 weeks or more over your due date, your doctor may opt to induce you for medical reasons.
  • Caesarean delivery
    • A surgical technique that involves making incisions in the abdomen and uterus to deliver a baby.
    • This procedure is recommended :
      • if your labor is getting delayed
      • If the baby is distressed
      • If baby position is breach
      • Chronic health condition of mother
      • Babies with certain birth defects
      • If carrying multiples
      • Issues with placenta
      • Prolapse of Umbilical Cord