"Pros" and "cons" of vertical childbirth for women and children

Difference between vertical and horizontal genera

To give birth in a horizontal position (lying on your back) is not very convenient for the woman in labor. But this position is most suitable for doctors. They can help in time. This is a tedious process for a woman’s body, the uterus squeezes blood vessels more strongly, and therefore the blood flow can be disturbed. The baby gets less oxygen. The future mother has to put maximum effort to push the fetus.

Being in a vertical position, a woman can take any comfortable posture. The disadvantage is that the process is uncomfortable and time consuming.

Horizontal birth is inevitable in the following cases:

  • high risk of bleeding;
  • the probability of the umbilical cord loops;
  • the woman has a narrow pelvis;
  • there are complications;
  • the fetus is in the wrong position;
  • chronic hypoxia;
  • premature birth.

Vertical occur in three stages:

  • Cervical dilatation

    You can move freely, stand, half-sitting; runs faster than horizontal labor.

  • Poses must be thought out and rehearsed in advance.

  • Birth of the placenta

    It passes faster and painlessly than in a prone position.

Vertical delivery reduces the risk of blood loss and infection of the uterus.

A pregnant woman can choose a position that will reduce pain, relieve squeezing of blood vessels, help optimal muscle coordination.

Babies born vertically gain weight quickly, are not able to get birth trauma, rarely suffer from neurological syndromes. For their advancement no forceps are needed.

It is necessary to take into account the forecasts of doctors, the state of health, to choose the option for childbirth.

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