Chapter 3 - Birth and the Newborn C HAPTER 3 Preparing for...

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CHAPTER 3 Birth and the Newborn
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Preparing for Childbirth 2 Bradley Method (1940s) Lamaze (1950s) Hypnobirthing Doulas
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Medical Intervention Childbirth 3 Obstetricians – MDs specializing in deliveries Certified Midwives Anesthesia and pain-reducing drugs Epidural – numbs from the waist down Walking/dual-spinal epidural Cesarean delivery (C-sections) Induced labor
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Labor: 3 stages 4 Stage 1: Dilation and effacement of the cervix Longest stage: 16 to 24 hours Contractions begin every 8-10 min, lasting 30s Stage 2: Delivery of Baby Lasts approx 90 min May require an episiotomy Vacuum or forceps may be used Stage 3: Delivery of umbilical chord and placenta http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/labor-and-delivery/MY00330
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Breeched Baby 7
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A Cesarean Delivery 8
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C-sections 9 Reasons Complications in pregnancy/delivery Previous c-sections Risks Stress-related hormones not released Major surgery = longer recovery
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Chapter 3 - Birth and the Newborn C HAPTER 3 Preparing for...

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