When you get pregnant, you might think that there is only one way to deliver your baby. In reality, there are a few different ways, some that are similar with a few variations. Many women are able to experience a natural vaginal birth. Unless you desire pain medication, then you’re left to deliver your baby as your body tells you it’s time to push. However, you can deliver vaginally with the assistance of medications, such as an epidural. There is nothing wrong with asking for medications to ease any kind of discomfort or pain that you might feel. Another delivery option is a cesarean section. This surgical delivery is often reserved for mothers who have an emergency during the delivery process or for those who simply can’t deliver vaginally. Since a natural vaginal birth is a way that many babies are delivered and often the preferred method for mothers, it’s important to understand what happens.
When you have a natural vaginal birth, you can feel like the strong woman you are instead of relying on a lot of medications or interventions. It gives you a chance to bond with your baby in a way that is special and memorable. Although there is a doctor and nurse present, you will leave the delivery of your baby up to nature and gravity as your uterus contracts and pushes your baby through the birth canal. Your water could break on its own hours before you deliver your baby, or it could break only in the final few moments before your baby is born.
To learn more about natural vaginal birth and the benefits that it offers for you and your new bundle of joy, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Aurora OB-GYN! At our convenient location in San Antonio, TX, our caring and experienced team of professionals will be happy to explain this process in greater detail, address any concerns and questions you may have, and help you have the best experience possible on the first step of your new journey. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!