Giving Birth is a unique experience that women experience in a different way. Having a baby brings along a wide array of responsibilities and even though most feel that they cannot cope with them, life shows us every time that we are more than capable to bring onto the world these little creatures that both amaze us and terrify us. Giving Birth is by far one of the special moments in one’s life, regardless if you are the one that does it or it is your partner. But having a baby in the natural way and not with a C-section sounds painful and complicated and this article on Clitoris.com is meant to familiarize you with what happens to your body when having a baby through the birth canal, namely the vagina. Here you can read about what happens during labor and what you can do to get through it in the most painless way possible. Labor occurs in three stages and it is important for pregnant women to be aware of them because recognizing the first signs will help you decide when it is time to go to the hospital or call or health care provider.
The first stage of labor occurs when the regular contractions begin and that baby starts moving towards the pelvis. The cervix starts dilating and the contractions last for about 30-60 seconds and come every 5 to 20 minutes. Women who have never had children before may enter the first sub-phase of the first stage of labor hours or days before actually Giving Birth. The contractions intensify the closer one moves into the second stage of labor. Pressure in the lower back will also be felt. This is still the first stage of labor and the best one can do is to relax, change positions and go to the bathroom often so one can empty their bladder.
The baby is born in the second stage of labor. Now the cervix is fully dilated to 10 centimeters and one is ready to give birth. Giving Birth may last any time between 20 minutes and several hours. When the baby is being born, one may feel pressure on the rectum as the baby’s head moves down the birth canal and one may also feel the need to push. The baby’s head will be the first to be shown and this stage of labor ends when the umbilical cord is cut. Labor ends with the delivery of the placenta. One may request medication such as epidural to cope with the labor pain. Giving Birth is certainly the most special event in one’s life but labor can be so much more manageable if one knows what to expect. We wish you a great pregnancy!