Labor and birth of the baby is the effect of dilatation of the cervix, and contractions of the uterus and abdominal muscles. Dilation is the first stage of labor. In the second stage, strong expulsive efforts cause the advance and birth of the baby.During your pregnancy, changes happen in your body to prepare for these events. The ligaments of your pelvis loosen to permit your pelvis to relax and allow your baby to come out. Other changes occur to adapt your body to accommodate childbirth. Despite these changes and modern medicine, it is unrealistic to aim for a childbirth without any discomforts.Labor is said to begin when your uterus starts to contract regularly. In the days before the onset of labor, you may experience minor contractions that feel like tightening, and cause discomfort rather than pain. These contractions are important in aligning and positioning the baby for birth.The first labor pains are grinding, scattered and irregular. Many women describe it as bad menstrual … [Read more...] about What Do Labor Contraction and Labor Pains Feel Like?
How do labor pains feel
With so much childbirth information passed on from friends and family members, it can be hard to figure out what is true, and what is not. If you mistakenly base your birthing decisions on a myth or misunderstanding, you are less likely to make a good decision and less likely to feel satisfied with your childbirth experience. Here are some of the most common myths about the pain of childbirth.Myth #1: Labor is always excruciating. Truth: When it was actually studied, only about 20% of women said labor was horrible or excruciating. Another 20% said they had low levels of pain. The rest of the labors were somewhere in the middle.1 Physical indicators that a woman would feel more pain with labor include a history of miscarriage or abortion and menstrual problems. Emotional indicators include difficulty accepting pregnancy, conflict about becoming a mother, being anxious about labor, unstable emotional feelings and a previous psychological issue requiring counseling. Social … [Read more...] about Labor Pain – Myths and Truth
False labor pains and contractions give illusion to the pregnant women that the effort has begun. Sometimes it becomes difficult to understand whether you are having true or false labor pains. Further, it can be well determined through vaginal exam. There can be contractions when you walk, sleep or drink more than 32 ounces of water. But this does not mean that your period is near.These pains are also known as Braxton Hicks labor pains. Yes, they are not the true labor pains. The women may start experiencing these contractions at her second or third trimester of pregnancy. Some symptoms might make you think that you are in effort stage but it isn't so. Another fact is that your cervix dilation is not effected at all and the contractions don't grow consistently stronger, longer or closer.Natural ache in pregnancy evolves gradually. It might be difficult for you to understand whether it is actual or just a pre labor. Symptoms of labor pain in pregnancy are: Backaches Soft bowel … [Read more...] about False Labor Pains – Illusion Of Labor
When new mothers talk about how labor felt, they describe it as painful, exhausting, frightening and amazing. Most pregnant women worry about the pain. There are many things that causes pain during labor. Some of which include the following:(1) Hard work by the muscles of your uterus during contractions. (2) Opening of your cervix (3) Pressure on and stretching of your birth canal.The feeling of labor pain is relative for each woman, women feel more pain than others during labor. Several factors account for how much pain you feel:1. Your past experience with pain 2. Your health situation 3. The time labor last and condition of your body 4. Your ability to use coping skills in order to handle pain. 5. The use of pain medicines 6. How you handle fears.Pain is a normal part of birth process. Knowing several pain-coping methods helps you feel less afraid. How To Cope With Child Birth Pain.During labor contractions, you should focus attention on something. Some women find it helpful to … [Read more...] about Coping Skills For Labor Pains
Looking for an additional way to help women ride out the pain of childbirth, hospitals are turning to an old idea making a comeback – laughing gas. Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo is among the latest to offer nitrous oxide to women in labor. It joins hundreds of other facilities nationwide that have embraced the option in just the last few years. Pain during labor is different for every woman, but it's usually memorably severe. Nitrous oxide offers modest help. But here's the curious thing about the gas. Many women who use it in childbirth report being satisfied with their experience even if the pain relief isn't that good or, as is often the case, they eventually turn to the strong pain medicine of an epidural. How can that be? Experts say pain relief, although important, is not the only factor in a woman's perception of childbirth. Having choices and a sense of control play a part, too. "Patient satisfaction is a tough issue. You want to give women options to help them through … [Read more...] about Old idea comes back to the delivery room: laughing gas for labor pain