What types of pregnancy do Obstetrics and Gynecology offer?
Delivery can be termed as one of the most painful but exciting moments ever. Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology, have different options for you to make this experience safe for you and your baby. They recommend these options based on your medical condition during delivery. The following are the types of delivery that they offer.
It is one of the common methods of delivery where the baby is delivered via the birth canal. No medication is needed to speed up labor or bring pain. They consider it as one of the safest forms of delivery and also the best. It is also termed natural childbirth. The following are the reasons why they consider it the best.
- The rate of being infected is very low.
- There is less risk of the baby getting respiratory distress.
- The mother usually recovers faster after delivery.
- The mother does not stay long in the hospital after delivery.
If a mother wants to have more children, vaginal delivery is highly recommended. Most of the time, couples consider this type of delivery the best but should also consider other types that consider the safety of both the mother and the child.
Assisted Vaginal Delivery
This is a type of delivery where the mother is assisted by additional medical staff. It usually varies from the use of emergency delivery procedures to the use of medicines. In assisted vaginal births, they have the following types…
- Forceps delivery is where the forceps are placed on the baby’s head to help it pass through the birth canal.
- Vacuum extraction, where a vacuum pump is usually placed on the baby’s head while still in the birth canal. The baby is then pulled gently from the birth canal using a hand-held pump.
Assisted vaginal births are used where the mother can no longer push because she is exhausted or in conditions where the baby is usually stuck in the birth canal.
It is also known as the c-section, where vaginal delivery is not possible. They recommend this type of delivery when…
- The baby is in a lot of distress.
- You are experiencing placenta previa, where the placenta is covering the opening of the cervix.
- You have more than one baby in your womb, and you are not in a position to push them all.
- The baby is not lying in a normal position. This is where the head is not pointing downwards and is in a transverse position.
- The baby is too big to come out through the pelvis.
Some women usually consider planned c-sections to avoid vaginal delivery or when they want to have a specific date for delivery. They do not recommend this type of delivery if there are no emergencies since it can affect your birth. Most babies delivered through c-section typically have breathing problems, and most of the time, they have to spend time being cared for at the hospital after birth.
Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC)
If you get pregnant again after delivering through a c-section, a VBAC may be your best option. They may consider it in the circumstances where…
- The baby in your womb is only one and not multiple.
- Your pelvis has been checked and found to be large enough to enable the baby to come through.
- The positioning of the baby has been changed to a normal position.
For a successful VBAC, you must ensure that your scar has healed completely and is strong. However, on some occasions, they may not recommend it, especially when there is uterine rapture, but this only happens to 1% of women.
The many types of child delivery offered at Atlanta Obstetrics and Gynecology allow you to choose the one that is comfortable for you and also suitable for your medical condition. Delivery can be stressful, but they are here to support you through this experience. Any expectant mother in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA, is highly welcomed to their office.