The birth

The birth

The birth

Birth is a natural physiological act through which the fetus and placenta are expelled by natural forces of labor that occur at the end of gestation, usually at 39-40 weeks. This physiological process of birth occurs on average after 280 days (40 weeks, 10 obstetric months of 28 days each) after fertilization, during which time the fetus becomes viable for its existence in extrauterine conditions.

Birth is a process and not just an event. Labour rarely lasts less than 3 or more than 18 hours. Childbirth is easier if the pregnant woman is physically and mentally prepared for it. For physical fitness, light exercises every day, healthy eating, recommended iron and folic acid supplements, avoiding or at least reducing smoking, avoiding the consumption of alcohol and recreational drugs are useful. Avoiding the use of alcohol or recreational drugs is very important for mental health. Relaxation exercises, answers to all your questions and finding the right person to support you during labour are also important.

How long does birth last and what are the periods of birth?

When should I go to the maternity ward? (Signs of the beginning of labor)

What are the emergencies in childbirth?

How to manage pain during labor?

What can a person supporting the mother in labour do?

What does caesarean section mean and when is it done?

What does choosing active birthing positions help with?