What exactly triggered the birth process?
The answer to this question remains a mystery in the medical world. Your body knows that somehow and most of the time, rightly, your baby is mature enough to live outside the womb. Our current information about the onset of the birth process is limited to chemical signals called prostaglandin (naturally produced fatty acid groups in the body) produced by your body. These signals thin, soften and expand your cervix, and at the right time something causes your body to produce a high amount of prostaglandin. What causes uterine contractions to become frequent and exacerbate is these high levels of prostaglandin. Contractions also trigger further production of prostaglandinand accelerates the birth process. These stages are very likely to be caused by a complex interaction between the baby’s glandular system, the placenta and the mother’s uterus. The signal exchange between them is to stimulate the production of prostaglandin.
Factors That Accelerate or Slow Down the Birth Process
Baby’s head size: As the bones of your baby’s skull have not yet been combined, your baby’s head is shaped according to the shape and size of your pelvis as it moves through the birth canal (vagina). If the head moves in an unformed angle, the length of the birth process may be affected. Likewise, it is a fact that babies with large heads are more difficult for the mother during childbirth.
Baby’s position: Babies are not always in the desired position. During accuracy, their heads may not be in an ideal position and this extends the birth time. Similarly, when the baby is reversed, other measures are taken during childbirth. In such cases, a caesarean section can be decided immediately.
Thinning and opening ability of the cervix: In many cases, the uterus opens normally, but the opening speed varies greatly. When the cervix is low, the mother-to-be can perform exercises and warm-up exercises to open the cervix. If necessary, the cervix opens with the support of the doctor.
Medication: Some medications that relieve pain may also help the birth process, which may also prevent. According to some doctors, lightening pain with drugs while at work makes it easier for the expectant to get too tired and to deal with the job of taking the baby out. Some drugs can make it difficult to get on. That’s why they’re destroying the benefit they’ve provided.
The shape and width of your pelvis: Your pelvis must be wide enough to allow your baby’s head to pass. Fortunately, babies are usually large enough to match their mother’s size. For example, women with narrow roofs have smaller babies. Cases where the width of the pelvis is a problem and slows down the birth process are rare.
Your ability to warm up the baby and use your abdominal muscles to get out, so the better your condition is, the better you help the doctor. If your labor pains lasted a long time and you’re tired, you may not be able to condo it well. You need to learn to relax to give birth comfortably. If you have a tense soul, you’ll also be dragged into a tense body. You can try yoga and meditation. Close your eyes, put your hands on your stomach and send a huge breath to your baby. Take your breath out of your nose and put it out of your mouth. Feel your breath full of your stomach. Do this breathing exercise for about 1 minute or 10 breaths.
Physical condition: If you enter the delivery process healthy and rested, you will have the strength to deal with contractions. If you are sick or tired, or if the first stage has taken quite a long time, you may not be able to warm up. Your breathing technique is also very important for the state of warming. If you go to a delivery preparation course, you can learn a variety of breathing techniques. There are also courses where you can take this kind of work for free. You can spend these techniques in your life by working frequently until your birth.
Your point of view: If your perspective is positive and you’re actively participating in the delivery process, you can handle it better and the process works faster. You can read books about birth, take birth preparation courses, read natural birth stories, and watch the right movies and videos on the subject. Likewise, it will help you to be informed about your partner or the person who will support you at birth.
Support from your medical staff and coach: This support contributes to the pains of birth and the skills you need at birth. It gives peace and tranquility to feel with you the people who support you with love. Remember that the thing you need most at birth is uninterrupted support. Mothers who know that they are not alone in childbirth and are supported correctly are more comfortable in birth. You can meet a doula before your birth, work together, get uninterrupted support from your doula during your birth process.
Prenatal Snacks: When you realize that your birth has begun, it is very important that you feed yourself without going to the hospital. It’s very difficult to give birth to an empty belly. As your birth progresses, your pains will become more frequent, and as the opening of the cervix increases, you will not want to eat anything. Prenatal food will give you strength and energy. Besides food, it is very important to drink water. Make sure you have water during your delivery process. If you forget to drink water, the supporter next to you can give you water occasionally. It will help you inform him before childbirth.