Many women are afraid of the forthcoming labor and the pain connected with it. But not averyone know that painless childbirth is possible! First of all, it depends on the woman and her psychological spirit on childbirth. Having heard plenty of stories about intolerable pain, future mothers intimidate themselves and their child. They wait for the pain and all those horrors connected with process of childbirth.
Pain reasons at the time of delivery
Pain in childbirth arises because of the body and cervix extension during contractions, compression of soft vaginal tissues, and a crotch while the fetal head birth. But the growth of pain is connected not only with the movement of a fetal head. It also depends on consciousness of a woman, her readiness for childbirth and her expectations of meeting with a baby. The better the woman is psychologically adjusted, the less pain she feels during labor.
Psychological preparation for childbirth
The woman, who looks forward to the labor, feels less pain, than the woman, for whom her child is unwanted. Therefore, future mother should adjust herself on a meeting with the baby, but not on anticipation of pain at the time of delivery. Also, pregnant women need to learn as much as possible about childbirth, its periods and rules of behavior during attacks and attempts. Ignorance just increases fear, and of course, pain during the childbirth. There is a special literature and schools of future mothers where future mothers learn how to behave in childbirth, how correctly to breathe and what to wait in every period.
Self-help in childbirth
Active movements in childbirth not only distract from pain, but also reduce it. During movements there is an increase in oxygen inflow to the uterus, which suffers from its shortage during attacks. Therefore it is desirable for woman in labor to move and try to find convenient position of a body and to breathe correctly. Shouts does not relieve pain. Moreover, they spend strength and necessary oxygen. Try to palm the lower part of a stomach during bouts or to massage an aitch area. You may also recite, at least, multiplication table, which appears to be a good diversion. During attacks it is necessary to think not about yourself, but about the baby. Talk to your child, persuading him to be born quickly.
Sometimes doctors use narcotic analgesics, such as promedolum or morphine. They do not eliminate the pain completely, but reduce its strength. Usually drugs goes with antispasmodics, which help uterus to relax, expand vessels and improve blood supply. Often drugs are applied to create a medicamental dream, in cases, when the woman is already tired and a labor comes to its end. Narcotic analgesics come to the rescue, when a neck of a uterus opens not less than on three-four centimeters and when to the end of childbirth there is not less than two hours. If you will not take into consideration these circumstances, a child will be not able to breathe independently, and the woman in labor will be sluggish and sleepy during attempts.
Epidural anesthesia at the time of delivery
Epidural anesthesia is the most modern way to relief the pain at the time of delivery. This type of anesthesia is carried out by the anesthesiologist, who, with the obstetrician, watches the course of childbirth. The essence of a method consists in administration of anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord at the waist level. As anesthetics, lidocaine or marcaine are used. After carrying out the procedure, a woman ceases to feel pain during attacks. Epidural anesthesia is helpful to women with pregnancy complications (preeclampsia) and childbirth complications (a disсoordination of patrimonial forces). It also common between women in labor, who have no psychological spirit on childbirth. Among disadvantages of this method are back pains, headaches, and blocking of bouts, that results in need of induction.
Women, who are going to become mothers, need to remember that a good physical form, correct breath and psychological preparation help to have a painless childbirth.