Delivery Methods – Types of Birth for Pregnancy

What types of pregnancy does Gynecology and Obstetrics offer?

Childbirth can be described as one of the most painful but exciting moments in history. Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology has different options to make this experience safe for you and your baby. They recommend these options based on your medical condition during labor. The following are the types of delivery they offer.

vaginal delivery

It is one of the common delivery methods in which the baby is delivered through the birth canal. No medication is needed to speed up labor or cause pain. They consider it as one of the safest forms of childbirth and also the best. Also called natural childbirth. The following are the reasons why they consider it the best.

  • The infection rate is very low.
  • There is less risk of the baby having respiratory distress.
  • The mother usually recovers faster after giving birth.
  • The mother does not stay long in the hospital after giving birth.

If a mother wants to have more children, vaginal delivery is highly recommended. Most of the time, couples find this type of delivery to be the best, but they should also consider other types that consider the safety of both mother and child.

Assisted vaginal delivery

This is a type of delivery in which the mother is assisted by additional medical personnel. It typically ranges from the use of emergency delivery procedures to the use of medication. In assisted vaginal deliveries, they have the following types…

  • Forceps delivery is where forceps are placed on the baby’s head to help the baby pass through the birth canal.
  • Vacuum extraction, where a vacuum pump is usually placed on the baby’s head while it is still in the birth canal. The baby is then gently delivered from the birth canal with a hand pump.

Assisted vaginal deliveries are used when the mother is no longer able to push because she is exhausted or in conditions where the baby is often trapped in the birth canal.

Caesarean section

It is also known as caesarean section, in which vaginal delivery is not possible. They recommend this type of delivery when…

  • The baby is very upset.
  • You are experiencing placenta previa, where the placenta covers the opening of the cervix.
  • You have more than one baby in your womb and you are not in a position to push them all.
  • The baby is not lying in a normal position. This is where the head is not pointing down and is in a transverse position.
  • The baby is too big to come out of the pelvis.

Some women often consider planned C-sections to avoid vaginal delivery or when they want to have a specific due date. They do not recommend this type of delivery if there are no emergencies as it can affect your delivery. Most babies delivered by C-section usually have breathing problems, and most of the time they have to spend time in the hospital for care after birth.

Vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC)

If you get pregnant again after a cesarean delivery, a VBAC may be your best option. You may consider it in the circumstances where…

  • The baby in your womb is one and not multiple.
  • Her pelvis has been checked and found to be large enough to allow the baby to come out.
  • The baby’s position has been changed to a normal position.

For a successful VBAC, you need to make sure your scar is fully healed and strong. However, on some occasions they may not recommend it, especially when there is uterine abduction, but this only happens to 1% of women.

The many types of infant delivery offered at Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology allow you to choose the one that is most comfortable for you and also suitable for your medical condition. Labor can be stressful, but they are here to support you through this experience. Any pregnant mother in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA is very welcome at her office.

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