& Caesarean Section June 21 adidas gazelle schwarz , 2012 | Author: geraldinewang999 | Posted in Health & Fitness One of the biggest fears of women about childbirth is pain. There are many types of pain relief available today. The common ones are Entonox, which is a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide; Pethidine, which is administered intramuscularly; and Epidural, sometimes called ‘Happy Dural’ because it provides very good pain relief, is very safe adidas gazelle og herren , and even helps with dilation of the cervix. However, mothers should consider the various pain relief options well in advance and not wait until the pain becomes unbearable before deciding. An epidural, for example, must be done by an anaesthetist and is most effective if administered during the early stages of labour.
Are more women opting for Caesarean deliveries today? Why?
Caesarean delivery is recommended when there are medical indications, for example adidas outlet schweiz , a low lying placenta. Increasingly more women are asking for it and the procedure has become safer than it used to be. Some women opt for a Caesarean delivery for horoscopic reasons. Some are fearful of the pain of childbirth. Some worry about the loosening of the vaginal walls after childbirth. It is also getting more common as more women delay marriage and childbirth till a later age, by which time there are more risks and chance of complications in childbirth, which then lead to medical indications and the need for delivery via surgery.
Do you recommend women who have delivered via Caesarean section to limit the number of babies they have?
In the old days, most doctors would recommend up to three babies via C-section but the procedure is much safer now so even 4-5 babies delivered this way should not be a problem. The surgical cut is now made at a lower segment resulting in better wound healing and lower chance of uterine rupture.
What is post-partum hemorrhage and why does it happen?
Post-partum hemorrhage is when there is excessive bleeding following the delivery of the baby. It may be due to uterine atony, which means the uterus cannot contract properly after delivery or the placenta is retained instead of being properly expelled after delivery. It is not very common but women at risk are mothers with multiple pregnancies (carrying more than one baby) adidas schuhe schweiz , women who have had many babies (fourth or subsequent pregnancy), or women with uterine abnormalities like fibroids or low lying placenta.