Vaginal Birth

Birth of babies through the vagina is called vaginal birth. The different types of vaginal deliveries are spontaneous vaginal delivery, assisted vaginal delivery, induced vaginal delivery, and normal vaginal delivery.

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What are the chances of having a C-section for the second pregnancy after first being a C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know what are the tests to diagnose CPD or determine pelvis type accurately. I recently had a C-section and was told I was unlikely to ever have a vaginal birth in the future. My baby was 6 lbs 12 ounces. During labor, I was 6 cm dilated and fully effaced when my midwife met m...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your baby is a full-grown healthy baby. Had it come in the normal presentation, which we call occipito-anterior, then maybe the C-section (cesarean) would have been avoided. As such, when it comes to occipito-posterior, it had to rotate a long way to get into its positi...  Read Full »

Will there be changes in the vagina after giving birth?

Query: Hello doctor, What happens to your vagina exactly after giving birth?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query. During pregnancy, due to the effects of hormones, the lining of the vagina undergoes certain changes: for example, it becomes softer, changes a little bit of color, becomes swollen. The same continues for few months after childbirth too. Thes...  Read Full »

What are the chances of normal delivery after cervical cerclage?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had cervical cerclage at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Now, she is at almost 38 weeks and the doctor is resisting the removal of cerclage. Last time the cervical length measured at 24th week was 37 mm. We suspect that she is doing this to encourage C-section delivery. Should we get a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Once the cervical cerclage (cervical stitch to prevent pregnancy loss or premature birth) has been placed then the guideline is to remove it once the woman goes into latent phase or active labor in the labor room. There is no indication of removing it earlier and letti...  Read Full »

Is normal delivery possible if the baby weighs more?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has completed 39 weeks of pregnancy. We got an ultrasound yesterday, and the report is completely normal. But her labor pain is not getting induced, so the doctor is suggesting cesarean, as the baby's weight is 3.65 kg. My wife would like to have a normal delivery by inducing pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it is normal. No, delivery is risk-free, normal or caesarean. If her BP (blood pressure) and blood sugar are normal, then there is no contraindication to normal delivery. Regarding the cha...  Read Full »

Have developed piles during pregnancy, Is it possible to have a normal delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 9 months pregnant. I am nearing my due date. I have developed piles during pregnancy. Initially it was fine, but now it has become big, swollen and painful. Can you suggest a remedy for it? Is it possible to have a normal delivery due to piles? Please give me a suitable solution, so ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. Sometimes piles increase in pregnancy and decrease after delivery. Regarding the method of delivery C-section (cesarean) or normal delivery depends on several factors not related to piles, so let your gynecologist decide. You can d...  Read Full »

I was informed that my baby's head is not yet fixed for normal delivery. Please explain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old, and this is my first pregnancy. I am in my 39th week, and my due date is by next week. When I consulted my doctor, she said that the baby is healthy, and the head is in down position only, but the head did not fix yet. She asked me to wait till due date and then she sug...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me give you a few basic facts of pregnancy and delivery. As it is your first pregnancy, the uterus is experiencing the process of delivery for the first time. Baby's head is the only thing in the whole world which can decide if the outlet of your pelvis or the hip ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a right-sided incision for a left tube 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: I have a post-operative incision on my right side and nothing on my left side. I do not even feel pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh 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. Laparosco...  Read Full »

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