Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What is Normal Birth? - Part 2

Normal Birth is the process of physiological childbirth. Read part one of Normal Birth to read about the factors that define the process.

If things are going as they should, there isn't any need to interfere with the body's natural process; however, there are interventions that can still occur within the realm of Normal Birth.


Interventions in Normal Birth

  1. Augmentation of Labor - Using artificial oxytocin (Pitocin) or other natural means to increase contractions or their intensity.
  2. Monitoring Mother and Baby - Listening to the baby's heart rate, listening to mother's heart rate and monitoring vital signs.
  3. Artificial Rupture of Membranes (AROM) - This is where the care provider manually ruptures the bag or waters or breaks your water.
  4. Pain Management - Using natural or medical methods to reduce or relieve labor pain.
  5. Active Management of 3rd Stage - Introducing artificial oxytocin to help contract uterus to expel placenta and reduce excessive bleeding.
Stay tuned for Part 3 of Normal Birth - Interventions Outside of Normal Birth

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