Vaginal Delivery

We work very hard to let your body work the way Mother Nature intended, that is to let you have a vaginal delivery.  

Vaginal Delivery

We work very hard to let your body work the way Mother Nature intended, that is to let you have a vaginal delivery.  

Benefits of a Vaginal Delivery

Women who deliver their babies vaginally experience faster recovery times, fewer infections, and less time in the hospital than women who deliver via cesarean section.  We encourage you to take childbirth classes to prepare you for the miracle of childbirth. Depending on your health and the health of your baby, you may choose pain-relieving medications including a labor epidural to help alleviate discomfort leading up to delivery.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will likely be a candidate for a vaginal delivery if you have experienced a healthy pregnancy free of complications. However, there are a number of reasons we may recommend a cesarean section birth instead, such as if you are delivering more than one baby, you have had a prior c-section, or your baby is breech.

Your vaginal delivery will begin with labor, during which time your uterus will begin contracting to start dilating your cervix. Your cervix will begin to thin and open during this time until the cervix is opened to 10 centimeters. Once it reaches full dilation, you will begin pushing your baby through the birth canal. Once your baby is born we will deliver the placenta.

Yes, recovery from vaginal birth is usually easier than recovery from c-section birth, but there are still some guidelines you must follow to protect your health. If you have any vaginal wounds or stitches following your vaginal delivery, it is important to keep the area clean. You may be instructed to avoid taking baths or swimming for at least six weeks after delivery and also to abstain from sex. Contact us if you pass blood clots larger than golf balls, have difficulty urinating, experience uterine tenderness, or come down with a fever greater than 100.5 degrees.

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