After the pregnancy period, the moment when the baby is born is called delivery. If the pregnancy is completed under healthy conditions, the delivery will take place after a 9-month period. While normal delivery is a traditional method, almost all mammals bring their babies into the world in this manner. In some cases, or depending on the mother’s preference, different delivery methods may be used. Normal delivery, caesarean delivery, epidural delivery, and water birth are some of the options.

Normal Delivery

Normal delivery has always been the natural way of delivering a baby. The delivery, which begins with contractions in the future mother, concludes when the baby is delivered vaginally. It occurs between the 37th and 42nd weeks of pregnancy. Contractions can be seen in the uterus during the first stage of a normal delivery, which is divided into three stages. These contractions occur every 10 to 15 minutes and last 14-16 hours. The contraction’s severity and frequency of occurrence increase over time. The second stage then begins. This is the stage of the baby’s delivery. This process, which develops in tandem with the mother’s pushing and straining movements, can last for several hours. The next stage begins after the baby is born. The placenta is removed from the uterus at this stage. 

After normal delivery, the recovery process takes less time. In a normal delivery, the duration of connecting with the baby is shorter.

Epidural Normal Delivery

Normal epidural delivery occurs when the future mother is awake and only her lower abdomen is anaesthetized. In this case, the mother feels no pain or ache while going through the entire process. It can be thought of as a hybrid of normal and caesarean deliveries. The baby will be taken after an incision is made on the uterus, and the procedure will be completed by stitching up the incision region. It is preferred in some high-risk cases because it is one of the caesarean section methods.

Caesarean delivery

It is a surgical procedure used when normal delivery is risky and the future mother does not want to experience normal labor pain. The baby is delivered using this method through an incision made on the uterus. In general, it is used under general anesthesia. Caesarean delivery is used when the baby is not in the position required for delivery, the baby is larger than the ideal size, the baby’s heart beats slow down, the fluid in the placenta decreases, and the placenta is separated from the uterus. After normal delivery, Caesarean section is the most popular delivery method.

Birth in the Water

Water birth has become a popular delivery method in recent years. The delivery is performed in water at a temperature of 35-37 degrees in this technique, which was developed as an alternative to traditional delivery. The future mother will have a more comfortable delivery if the delivery is done in the water. The calming effect of the warm water allows for a more comfortable delivery without the use of a pain killer or inducing labour. Besides that, water birth protects the baby from being shocked during delivery.

Premature birth, breech delivery, multiple pregnancy, or genital herpes are all reasons to avoid water birth.

Delivery In IVF Treatment

In the case of a single pregnancy, delivery in IVF Application is also a process that is expected to occur between the 37th and 40th weeks. The method of delivery is determined by the mother’s health, the development of the baby, and the mother’s desires. Caesarean delivery is generally recommended in cases of multiple pregnancy.