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Advantages and disadvantages of water birth

Advantages and disadvantages of water birth

Birth in water is called birth in a lantern full of hot water. The hot water relaxes the person and allows the muscles to relax. Some pregnant women choose painful and straining way for normal birth. Some prefer birth in water because it is easy and easy to give birth in water. Complications due to normal birth in water delivery is thought to have not developed.
The benefits of water birth to the mother
Experts who perform births in water think that water is easier with the relaxation of muscles by relaxing pregnant women. Standing in hot water increases the mother's movement due to the buoyancy of the water. As a result, blood circulation in the body is accelerated and uterine contractions do not cause much pain. The stress of the person giving birth in water decreases. He overcomes his fear and only does his best to bear the baby. Hot water loosens the woman's birth path and allows the baby to be born easily.
Benefits for baby
It creates an environment like the baby's womb. The hot water is effective in the mother's stress and provides a comfortable birth for the baby. Some women think that giving birth in water is harmful to the baby. However, the baby completes its development in the water sac in the womb. Hot water relieves pregnant women even when they are in pain. Therefore, birth in water does not pose a risk for the mother and the baby. On the contrary, it makes the mother easy to give birth by relaxing.
In which situations can water birth not be applied?
• Premature birth cannot be given in water • In case the baby is very overweight, water cannot be given • If the mother has multiple pregnancies, no risk of infection and bleeding can be made • In case of problems in the mother's birth • In case of baby reversal • Sudden events in the abdomen cannot be given in water
In cases where such reactions develop, it is risky for the baby and the mother to give birth in water. This is also a very dangerous event for the mother and the baby.
Risks of water birth
It is much more common to give birth in water. But most people do not prefer to give birth in water, they prefer normal birth. Hot water can affect the mother's blood circulation. When the mother pushes the baby out during birth, there is a risk that the baby will be directly filled with water. This event may be trapped in the water at the time the baby is born, and may inhale while breathing. The baby makes the first contact with the air after leaving the birth canal. After coming out of the water, the umbilical cord should be cut. Care should be taken to avoid damaging and crushing the umbilical cord attached to the baby during extraction. Although there are some risks, there is no severe pain like in normal birth. Delivering in water from other births allows the muscles to relax and the mother can push and give birth comfortably. There is always a risk for mother and baby in every birth method.