How Does Painless Delivery Work?

Painless Delivery

You would have mixed emotions of both excitement and anxiety if you were a new mom-to-be. You think about eating well when you conceive and opt for a healthier lifestyle to support your developing baby with the right nutrients. But you’d still feel nervous thinking about how you’re going to give birth to your baby when you come close to your due date.

Nearly everybody recognizes the magnitude of a woman’s suffering during her natural birth. The most extreme source of pain is known to be the pain a woman feels during childbirth. And survival after childbirth is regarded as a woman’s rebirth. With the advent of the C-Section, this idea of ‘chance survival’ has shifted. For many women who have not delivered their baby naturally, C-section has been a boon for those with high-risk pregnancies.

However, many women have begun to prefer c-section only because they are terrified of childbirth’s usual pain. If you only intend to have a C-section because of the fear of labour pain, you have hospitals that are experts in painless delivery in Hyderabad.

What is Painless delivery?

The normal form of childbirth, almost without feeling any discomfort during labour, is painless delivery. The epidural anaesthesia used in this procedure is the most common pain relief option during labour and helps mothers alleviate normal childbirth pain.

How does Epidural work?

The uterus contracts powerfully during labour to squeeze the baby out. Such contractions are the primary cause of the pain of labour. When the uterus starts to contract, the labour begins, and the cervix starts to open for the baby to come out. The pain from uterus contractions passes from the uterus along the backbone’s nerves or spine to the brain during labour.

An epidural is regional anaesthesia that works. The anaesthetic medicine induces a sensation of numbness in the abdominal, genital, and pelvic regions if an epidural is injected into the spinal canal. The lack of sensation blocks certain intensifying sensations in these sections and prevents the transmission to the brain of pain sensations. Therefore, an epidural during labour guarantees that the childbirth process is successful without pain.

Procedure for Painless Delivery:

Except for getting the epidural to relieve labour pains, the process of painless childbirth is close to that of a regular delivery procedure. The woman is mostly given intravenous (IV) fluids before the active work starts and before the epidural placement procedure. A woman will usually get around 1-2 litres of IV fluids during her labour and delivery.

Your anaesthetist might ask you to arch your back and stay still by lying on your side or sitting up to begin the epidural procedure. This location makes it easier for the needle to be inserted in the right spot and increases the epidural efficacy.

To numb the area, a small amount of local anaesthetic will be injected into your lower back. A narrow tube is then threaded through the needle into the epidural cavity, called a catheter. The needle is then carefully removed while holding the catheter to provide the injections at regular intervals. It takes a few minutes to get relief from the labour pain after offering the epidural.

Only a few hospitals specialize in painless delivery in Hyderabad, and if you are scared about the pain in a normal delivery, you can opt for this method.

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