The Modern Birth

This is probably the most important thing at a birth: a healthy baby. But the strain the expectant mother takes upon herself: for nine months, there is coffee but without caffeine, yoga exercises every morning and evening, folic acid tablets, etc.

This is probably the most important thing at a birth: a healthy baby. But the strain the expectant mother takes upon herself: for nine months, there is coffee but without caffeine, yoga exercises every morning and evening, folic acid tablets, etc.

All the info from nearest maternity hospitals rattle expectant mother for nine months. In preparation to the delivery, she learns the “right” breathing and relaxation exercises that will help in her baby’s easy arrival into the world.

The sign on the way to the hospital says that babies must arrive by themselves. It is because, towards the end of pregnancy, it is believed that the abdomen contractions are stimulated as more protein is needed for lung development. During delivery time, there should be enough oxygen and also there should not be any stress for both mother and the baby. There should be a caring and trusted companion around during delivery time. But in the end, the tired but healthy mother will have her baby in her arms. This will be her beautiful and dream world come true.

But the reality is – unfortunately – is often different. In about 700,000 babies that were born in a year in Germany, only one in 100 babies is born free of stress. This is because, unfortunately, the complications associated with a normal birth cause a lot of stress and exasperation to mother every day.

  • The enema, shaving the pubic hair and a long hours lying on their backs, while the CTG records the heartbeat of the baby and labor.
  • A full half-hour exercise involving hand between her legs, which indicates how the cervix opens.
  • The food and drinks are strictly prohibited for emergencies.

For most expectant mothers, it may be their first delivery, they may not only want to read about it, but allows them to witness on television. Sharing of experiences between expectant mothers and experienced mothers is just enough, except for a hint: “It’s not so bad” or “The women have already done for thousands of years – you can also do the same!”

Expectant mothers know that a birth is not only beautiful and important, but it is also painful and nerve wracking. The beautiful equipment and much vaunted medicine will not lessen the effort and pain.

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