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Dr. Swati Rai (MBBS, MS-OB/GYN, DNB, FMAS and DMAS)

Consultant Gynecologist & Obstetricians

“Women empowerment means empowering the family and the nation. There are many facets of a woman's life and we should help her at every stage of her life. As a Gynecologist and Obstetrician, my priority is to empower women and provide them with the best possible treatment through awareness of various female health issues, and the anatomy of their bodies. Me and my team are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art gynecological and medical services and treatments to every woman and adolescent.”

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Normal Vaginal Delivery

Normal vaginal delivery is a completely natural delivery process that takes place without any medical intervention. It is the most common method of childbirth.

How to prepare for vaginal birth:
  • Attend prenatal care appointments: Regular check-ups with your healthcare provider can help ensure that both you and your baby are healthy throughout your pregnancy.
  • Learn about the birthing process: Take a childbirth education class to learn about the different stages of labor, pain management techniques, and interventions that may be necessary. 
  • Develop a birth plan: Work with your healthcare provider to create a plan for your labor and delivery that reflects your preferences and any medical considerations. 
  • Stay active and eat a healthy diet: Regular exercise and a nutritious diet can help you maintain your strength and energy during labor. 
  • Stay informed and ask questions: Keep informed about any potential risks or complications that may arise during your pregnancy and ask your healthcare provider any questions you may have. 
  • Build a support system: Surround yourself with people you trust and who will support you during your labor and delivery, such as your partner, family, or friends. 
  • Practice relaxation and breathing techniques: Practice relaxation and breathing exercises to help you manage pain and stay calm during labor. 
  • Be open to changes in your birth plan: Be flexible and open to changes in your birth plan as the labor and delivery process may not always go as planned.

Steps for a normal vaginal delivery:
  • Early labor: This is the initial stage of labor and can last for several hours or even days. During this stage, the cervix will begin to soften and dilate, and contractions will become more regular and intense.
  •  Active labor: During active labor, the cervix will dilate to about 8 cm, and contractions will become stronger and more frequent. This stage usually lasts for several hours.
  •  Transition: This is the most intense stage of labor and can last for 30 minutes to 2 hours. The cervix will dilate to about 10 cm, and contractions will be very strong and close together.
  •  Pushing: This is the final stage of labor, where the mother will begin to push the baby down the birth canal and out of the vagina. This stage can last for several minutes to several hours.
  •  Delivery of the baby: Once the baby's head emerges from the vagina, the mother will usually give one final push, and the baby will be born.
  •  Delivery of the placenta: After the baby is born, the mother will usually deliver the placenta, which is the organ that nourished the baby during pregnancy.
  •  Recovery: After delivery, the mother and the baby will be closely monitored by the healthcare provider to ensure that they are both healthy and stable.

It is important to note that every delivery is different, and the process can vary depending on several factors such as the position of the baby, the mother's health condition, the baby's health condition, and so on.