Everything about the hospital delivery

If your pregnancy runs without any strange complications or abnormalities then you have a choice: home birth or hospital delivery. Both deliveries have advantages and disadvantages and the choice is entirely up to you. If you prefer giving birth in your own environment because you can relax more then a home birth is more your thing.

Turning baby at breech presentation

Breech presentation occurs in approximately 3 to 4% of unborn babies at the end of pregnancy (36 weeks). A breech presentation means that your baby is lying down with his or her buttocks instead of the head. Originally it is the intention that your baby is in a head position, this brings the least complications.

Baby with IUD goes viral in hand: True or false?

A photo of a baby with an IUD in his hand recently went viral on social media. The impression is created that at birth the baby holds the coil of his mother in his hand. It is claimed that the baby was born with the coil in his hand. This post was posted on Facebook by his mother, Lucy Hellein from Alabama, but she never thought that he would be shared so often.

Beginning of the delivery

As the weeks and months pass, the moment comes closer. The moment you give birth! Hopefully everything is ready in the house such as the nursery, clothes, diapers, car seat and the buggy. Now only your baby! During pregnancy you will probably have felt the discomfort of hard bellies a few times.

Generate childbirth

The closer you get to the due date, the more you will get your baby finally in your arms. That is why the last few steps of your pregnancy can sometimes weigh considerably. Especially if you have passed the 40 weeks of pregnancy but still do not have a baby. When you have 42 weeks on it, the hospital takes action and starts giving birth.

Echo during childbirth to prevent complications

During the birth it can happen that the head of your baby does not fit well between your pelvis. The result: an emergency Cesarean section or you get annoying symptoms on your pelvic floor after delivery. To prevent this, it is good to determine in advance whether the head fits between the pelvic floor.

Indeling of the baby

In the last trimester of your pregnancy, the baby's descending begins. Your baby then sinks towards your pelvis. This process can take a number of weeks. It is also possible that your baby does not descend during your pregnancy. There is nothing to worry about, during the delivery your baby will still descend.

Cut in during labor

During the delivery it can sometimes be necessary for the midwife to make a cut. Usually this happens because the baby is in distress or because you are about to rupture. After a cut has been made, your baby can be born more easily. This is the advantage of it. But cutting in during labor also has several drawbacks.

Introduce childbirth

It can happen that the birth of your child takes too long or that complications occur that make it better for the child to be born. In that case, the choice is made for induction of labor, which means in short: the artificial initiation of the contractions and the birth.

Maternity fever

Maternity fever was a disease or infection that used to occur regularly in women who had recently given birth to their little baby. Usually the cause was poor hygiene of the hospital, doctor or medical team. In the past, this disease required many lives. Today, fortunately, it is still very rare because hospitals have strict rules regarding hygiene.

Do not cut the umbilical cord directly!

If your baby is still safely in your stomach, he or she is connected to the placenta via the umbilical cord. The umbilical cord includes 2 arteries and a common vein and has a length of 50 to 60 centimeters. The umbilical cord also contains important stem cells. From the placenta the umbilical cord transports nutrients, blood, oxygen and antibodies to your baby.

Pethidine as pain relief during childbirth

If you would like pain relief during childbirth, you can opt for a pethidine injection in addition to a spinal puncture or remifentanil. Pethidine as a pain relief is a morphine-like substance that is predominantly narcotic. You get this pain relief often in the beginning of the birth when you have about 1 or 2 centimeter access.