So do you choose to give birth in a hospital with high-tech facilities that are there when you need it, the simpler approach at a birthing center, or whether you think you’d prefer to have a home birth, here are ways to get the birth you want.
Give birth in the hospital
Most of pregnant mother choose delivery in a hospital, where there is a variety of Pain Relief available, such as epidurals, as well as quick access to emergency care. Many first-time mothers are daunted by the thought of childbirth and feel safer in the hospital.
But hospital deliveries don’t have to use advanced technology. You can still have an active and natural delivery and there are many hospital-based midwives who can support and help you get that natural birth.
If you are worried about pain or other concerns, then having a hospital delivery can provide peace of mind.
But even so, hospitals are also not suitable for everyone. Some women feel anxious in a hospital setting – and that can slow down contractions, making labor longer and interventions more likely. You also may not get one-on-one care from midwives, and there may not be as much privacy as you would like.
Of course, you may not have many options. If you have had complications in your pregnancy or difficult delivery in the past, a hospital delivery may be the best option.
Choose a hospital delivery if:
- It is indeed referred by medical experts to give birth in the hospital.
- You already have complications during pregnancy. If you have twins, hospital delivery is recommended.
- You have had a difficult labor in the past.
But first do observations or look for information about the hospital you will choose. If there are several hospitals in your area, check what kind of service or service they are, then visit the hospital and see if you feel comfortable. Be clear about the type of delivery you want – make a delivery plan and choose a labor partner who can talk. Read: Tips for Choosing a Good Maternity Hospital
Give birth at a Maternity Clinic
If you are unsure about the hospital birth, you can think about giving birth baby at the maternity clinic. This is done by a midwife and is ideal if you want a simpler experience, but with the added security of having a medical team available.
Maternity clinics are often associated with or close to hospitals, so if there is a problem or medical emergency, you can easily be transferred to the hospital. Maternity clinics focus on making delivery as natural as possible. Usually a birth center is designed to look more like a home, and you will have the same midwife throughout the birth. If you want to have a baby at the birth center, your pregnancy should be low risk, without complications.
Choose a birthing center if:
- You really prefer a simpler atmosphere.
- You want a more natural delivery.
- You prefer one treatment at a time.
- You don’t want an epidural.
- Do not have any problems with her pregnancy
Giving Birth at Home
If you are having an easy pregnancy and are interested in having a natural delivery, you can have the baby at home. If you are in a home environment and you are relaxed, there may be less strain on labor.
Remember that childbirth tends to get dirty. So if you are primarily a household cleaner, this may not be the best option, although the midwife will usually do a thorough cleaning afterward.
Sometimes the husband is the most anxious about home delivery, so try to get him involved (read: The Role of the Husband during Childbirth). Remind your partner that one of the best things about having a home birth is that she won’t have to be separated from you and you baby You after giving birth.
Choose a home delivery if:
- Your pregnancy is progressing healthily without complications.
- You want natural birth in familiar circumstances.
- You would prefer to avoid medical interventions such as epidurals.
- Never had a history of difficult childbirth
- You have the right to have a home birth, provided it is medically safe