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Normal Delivery

Normal delivery, otherwise called vaginal delivery or natural birth, is the process of delivering a baby between 36 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. Natural delivery is helpful for both mother and child, as it reduces the risks associated with C-sections. Natural delivery helps to have lactation faster as natural mothering hormones are produced quickly. There is a contraction of the cervix, causing dilation and continued stretching of the cervix, resulting in the baby's delivery.

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Is labor induction safe for the mother and baby at 36 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My spouse is 36 weeks pregnant. We noted that her blood pressure has been fluctuating since yesterday. We called the doctor, and they kept her under observation for a couple of hours and did some blood and urine tests. She did not have any other symptoms like headache, pain in the abdo...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This age of gestation is considered near term, and the baby is mature enough. High blood pressure is the indication for labor induction. It can be associated with albuminuria and pre-eclampsia. Also, baby movements are essential to evaluate the heartbeats of the baby...  Read Full »

My stitch from the normal delivery has not healed. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a normal delivery five months back, but I can still see one stitch, which has not healed properly. The skin is still raw near the vagina. It does not hurt, but only when I pee or when water touches there, it stings. Please help. I do not want to get restitched, as it has been a l...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. This is not infected, it is just a skin gap. Nearly everyone will have this much of wound gaping. This is more if the stitch was put very tight, it will cut through. This does not need any resuturing. But you will have to avoid sex till fully healed, or else...  Read Full »

Can I later have a vaginal birth after ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an ectopic pregnancy in my left tube. I had two MTX and because of the embryo's heartbeat, I had salpingostomy six days ago. My questions are: 1. I have a post-operative incision on my right side and nothing on my left side. I do not even feel pain on my left side, only on the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The incision taken is for the surgeon's comfort. A right-handed surgeon will take a right incision. The incision site usually does not depend on the site of the problem. Yes, you can definitely have a vaginal birth in future and there is no doubt in that. Laparoscopy...  Read Full »

My cervix length is small. Can I do some exercise to get normal delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23-week pregnant with DCDA twin. My CL at week 19 was 28 mm and I was asked to take bed rest. Can I do any exercise because I prefer natural delivery? Currently, I am taking Progesterone tablets vaginally and also weekly Progesterone injection.  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cervical length needs to be checked again at 24 weeks for further advice. In general, twin pregnancy has a tendency for preterm labor. Your focus right now should be on preventing preterm labor rather than normal delivery. For normal delivery to happen, you do not need t...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain in various parts of the body during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, This is my 34th week of pregnancy and I recently started having pain in numerous areas. For one when I sit down it is difficult to get back up due to sharp pain in my lower back. Then I have pain in my upper abdomen which seems to last 20 to 30 minutes. I do not want to go to the hosp...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not see any reason for you to worry. Let me explain. Delivery is not a single day phenomenon on that end of 10 months. Your body is gradually relaxing, which includes all the muscles, ligaments, joints for that moment of relaxation and expulsion of the baby. Even ...  Read Full »

I am 20 weeks pregnant and have fibroid in the uterus. What are the chances of the baby being delivered safely?

Query: Hello doctor, As per ultrasound reports of ninth-week, there is a fibroid in the lower uterus, and in the 20th-week pregnancy, there is sub serous fibroid of 3*3 cm at the lower uterine segment projected into the bladder and low-lying anterior grade 1 into os also an observation was made is low lyin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As the fibroid is subserosal means it is not in direct contact with the uterine cavity and it would not interfere with pregnancy, so no need to worry about that. But as there is a low-lying placenta so you should take extra...  Read Full »

Baby with cord loops around neck. Is normal delivery possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I am full-term pregnant and found in the ultrasound that the baby had three loops of cord around the neck. Can I try for normal delivery? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arjun Chaudhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you take a trial of labor with continuous monitoring of fetal heart rate with an NST (non-stress test) machine to check any changes in rate and rhythm with contraction. If your consent is there, then o...  Read Full »

I have hemorrhoids in pregnancy. Is normal delivery possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 weeks pregnant. I had mild pain and a burning sensation near the anal region for two days. It was diagnosed as hemorrhoids. I had been given medications and Hadensa cream for application. Also, I am eating fiber-rich foods and drinking lots of fluids. Is vaginal delivery possi...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Hemorrhoids are lesions in the anal region and do not interfere with vaginal delivery. Also, first and second degree external hemorrhoids subside with proper bowel movements. However, I suggest you consult your gynecologist and a surgeon for f...  Read Full »

I am currently on my due date. What should I do if the baby does not arrive naturally?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently moved to a new state at 32 weeks pregnant. I have applied as a new patient for a couple of hospitals here in the new state. However, I am now 40 weeks pregnant and still have not been processed in any hospital. With me currently being at my due date and I still have no doctor,...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for reaching out. I am sorry to hear that you are not booked still in hospitals. It is essential to monitor the baby and mother in the late third trimester. If it is already 40 weeks, you need to visit a doctor for at least a blood pressure, fundal height meas...  Read Full »

Is it normal to go overdue?

Query: Hi doctor,Currently, I am pregnant. But I have passed my due date. My first ultrasound appointment told me that I have a due date on the 31st of last month. It was based on my last period. In the second trimester, the due date was pushed forward to the 7th of this month. I went again on my third tri...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern and I will help you. Share your last reports and so I can assess them and advise you. As you want a normal delivery, you need to wait for some time for the baby to come naturally. Certain ladies continue their term till 42 weeks and so do not b...  Read Full »

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