Mode of Delivery – Mode of delivery for the pregnancy

What types of pregnancy does obstetrics and gynecology offer?

Delivery can be termed as one of the most painful yet exciting moments ever. At Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology, you have several options to make this experience safer for you and your baby. They recommend these options based on your medical condition at the time of delivery. Below are the types of delivery they offer.

Vaginal delivery

It is a common method of delivery where the baby is delivered through the birth canal. No drugs are needed to induce labor or pain. They consider it as one of the safest forms of delivery and the best. It is also called natural childbirth. Following are the reasons why they consider it the best.

  • The incidence rate is very low.
  • The baby is less likely to have respiratory problems.
  • The mother usually recovers quickly after delivery.
  • After giving birth, the mother does not stay in the hospital for long.

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

Assisted vaginal delivery

It is a type of delivery where the mother is assisted by additional medical personnel. This usually varies from the use of emergency delivery methods to the use of drugs. In assisted vaginal delivery, they have the following types…

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

Assisted vaginal delivery occurs where the mother can no longer push because she is tired or in situations where the baby is usually stuck in the birth canal.

Cesarean section

Also known as C-section, where vaginal delivery is not possible. They recommend this type of delivery when…

  • The child is in a lot of trouble.
  • You are experiencing placenta previa, where the placenta covers the opening of the uterus.
  • You have multiple babies in your womb, and you are in no condition to push them all.
  • The child is not lying in a normal position. This is where the head does not point down and is in a slanted position.
  • The baby is too big to come out through the pelvis.

Some women generally consider a planned C-section to avoid a vaginal delivery or when they want a specific date for delivery. They do not recommend this type of delivery unless there is an emergency as it can affect your birth. Most babies delivered by C-section usually have breathing problems, and most of the time, they need to spend time in the hospital after birth.

Vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC)

If you’re pregnant again after giving birth by C-section, a VBAC may be your best option. They may consider situations where…

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

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

The many types of baby delivery offered at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology allow you to choose one that is comfortable for you and appropriate for your medical condition. Delivery can be stressful, but they are here to support you through the experience. Any expectant mother in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA is welcome at their office.

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